In particular the French language and the differences in the educational culture were a challenge during the first months. During breaks I am spoiled for choice in the cosmopolitan city of Paris – the options are seemingly infinite and many tourist attractions, such as the Louvre or Notre-Dame de Paris can be easily reached on foot from Sciences Po. The intercultural environment at Sciences Po and the interdisciplinary, generalist and practice-oriented education at the HSG are a perfect fit. The double degree programme is an exciting and highly educational experience that I would not want to miss. It provides excellent preparation for my career, which I intend to start in an international environment.
Selma Merdan, DDP Sciences Po Alumna