- Status: Student
Anastasia KAHN – Israel – Bachelor in Management 3rd year
Where do you come from? (Country and university)
I was born in Russia but soon moved to Israel with my parents. I then did a fair amount of travelling, and lived for a while in Australia before coming to Toulouse to study at TBS.
So, usually when people ask me where I’m from I like to say I’m a global citizen.
What studies have you already done, and what exact programme are you doing at TBS?
My former academic experience had nothing to do with what I’m doing now. I followed my parents’ footsteps to become an engineer, only to realize that that was not the path for me.
I then registered on Toulouse Business School’s Bachelor in Management program and I’m loving every minute of it!
Why did you choose TBS over other schools?
There were many reasons for my decision but the main ones were:
- The highly international profile of the school; its’ staff and students
- The wide selection of specializations (I chose digital marketing)
- The way innovation and creativity is encouraged and promoted
- And finally, the warm weather of southern France
How did your integration into TBS go? Are there any services/support which helped you? Any events you particularly enjoyed? Any difficulties you experienced?
The staff is so incredibly helpful, they really are. When I moved to France, two years ago, my French capacities were non-existent (I didn’t speak any French).
With the help and support of the school my integration in France was smooth sailing and I was even able to switch to the French speaking section after only a year.
What do you appreciate about Toulouse: the people, the town, the School etc.?
I’ve been here for 2 years and I’m in love with Toulouse.
The weather, the people, the life this city breathes. There’s music and art wherever you go, food is excellent and there’s always something interesting happening in town.
It feels like Toulouse was made to be a student city, it’s young, vibrant, yet cultural and sophisticated.
Another noticeable aspect is the support students get from the city; public transportation is ridiculously cheap (10 euros for unlimited public transportation, come on!), plenty of cultural events are free for students, not to mention government financial help.
Can you give us a small anecdote concerning your time at TBS? It can be informative/funny/whatever you wish.
One memorable experience was when we went to the Festival of Colors in Toulouse, a tribute to the traditional Hindu festival – the Holi, with other exchange students.
We were a pretty mixed bunch (including people from France, Spain, India, Korea, Morocco, Iran and Russia) and were all curious to attend this cultural event.
We got to try new kinds of food, our Indian friend taught us some traditional dances, and we could demonstrate our yoga skills in front of the crowd in Capitole. For me, this kind of experience makes it all worthwhile.
What advice would you give to a future incoming international student?
If you’re hesitant, don’t be, dare! It will be a beautiful experience.
Once you’re here, don’t be shy about making full use of the tools and support that the school provides, the TBS crew is there for you, for whatever you may need