From the start the experience at ISM was nothing short of exceptional. The combination of International travel and study experience, professors and course lectures, and accommodation of support staff makes ISM a unique opportunity. Having the chance to interact and connect with students from all different backgrounds made assignments and discussions that much more detailed and thorough. As an individual involved within the education field, much of the content and submissions at many Universities and Colleges from instructors and students can be monotone, generic and repetitive. ISM is different, and creates a space of dynamic learning where original and diverse thoughts can be integrated and discussed, leading to a much more detailed and knowledgeable education overall.
In terms of value, there are many scholarship/bursary opportunities as well. Studying locally would have cost almost 5 times more than my studies at ISM. I would have had to put my career on hold as well. With the self study setup of e-courses, I was able to continue to work and generate an income, while advancing academically. Having this option at ISM for me was priceless.
Personally completing the majority of my degree via online modules, professors were efficient and thoughtful with electronic responses and guidance. It made for a busy schedule, but also allowed a person with a full time career to continue educational efforts on their own time. Attending in-person lectures with other students studying abroad, I was able to gain greater perspective and interact with a diverse group of great people. Getting together outside of the classroom post lecture added to learning so much more about the different cultural backgrounds of colleagues and business globally. It was a very unique feature that ISM does a great job managing. Having the opportunity to partake in the lifestyle of day to day Paris and New York while studying was exceptional.
The unique combination of International study, Professors and support staff make ISM a total learning experience that is completely unique, and has certainly shaped and made my personal and professional life much more successful!