Tinatin Gagua (CSB)
Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Colombia, USA, Japan, India, Malaysia, Georgia - these are just a few of the countries that have joined the project. In this multicultural environment, we listened to lectures and talked about the role of marketing with examples of different countries. We toured University and Darmstadt, had interactive German language lectures and various activities that even in the present day, brought us closer to the representatives of different countries. Despite the distance, the lecturers were able to make the lecture process interactive and interesting.
International education and experience have played a huge role in my personal growth. The acquired knowledge showed me the impact of marketing on the current processes in the world today in more depth . I believe that such opportunities offered by Caucasus University are very important for our career advancement.
Lily Catholic University Online Summer School
Anders, Page, Aishu, Max, Catalina .... My Zoom Platform brings together young people from 8 different countries / states, religion, culture and age under one name "Lille Catholic University Summer Program". The online summer school program "Communication Française" offered students lots of exciting activities from Monday through Friday. We had classes from 15:00 to 18:00, which meant 4 hot summer weeks, 5 days a week and three hours a day, when my Indian, Polish, American, Italian, Belgian, British and Spanish friends and I wondered narrow streets of France and immersed in the delicious aroma of croissants ...
To be honest, my expectations for the online summer school did not go beyond improving the French language, I would have never imagined the program would involve making genuine, traditional French toasts and crepes, singing French songs, and going on virtual tours of the Louvre Museum in addition to refining and mastering our language skills.
Every Monday was started with new, interactive and exciting activities. For example, in the first week, each student had to make a presentation on one of the topics given. Presentations were held every day, inevitably followed by discussion in which the whole group participated. As the only representative of Georgia, I made a presentation on the common and distinctive features of French and Georgian culture, talked about clichés, stereotypes and traditions. My favorite part started at two o'clock when after lunch we all came back with our coffees in our hands (Mary as a real Brit, with her tea) and discussed various social issues in French. In the end, oh là là, we said goodbye to each other with the grammar and the French animation chosen by the professor. We had an oral exam on the last day of the 4th week, where we were assessed individually by the professor and given some very useful tips.
In short, the online summer school has made the stressful and difficult July more colorful, virtually diminishing all the boundaries among countries and continents and allowing me to make eight precious friends and gain invaluable knowledge.
Behind this success story is the staff and dean of Caucasus University, whose recommendation and my academic performance enabled Lily Catholic University to allow me to participate in the program free of charge.
Voilà, this is a brief history of my four-week online summer school. I now realize while writing theses lines, I have been smiling on end. I remember at the last lesson how we throw hats and Aishu and I shed tears. When remembering it a warming feeling fills my body, it must be traditional French drink "le vin rouge". Now, if you cannot find the La Piscine Museum or you would like to taste French omelette, you know how to find me, because anything is possible today via Zoom, even sharing colorful macaroni and croissants and a cup of coffee.
- Sophio Sharadze