International Student Spotlight: Remy Perrot
What is your home town and country?
I am from Toulouse, located in the southwest of France, where we eat good food, drink good wine and support our local rugby team, Stade Toulousain.
What made you choose the University of Montana for your master's program?
I was an undergraduate exchange program at UM four years ago. I loved my time here so much that I wanted to come back for my master's degree. I knew the quality of the teaching in SoBA, and I like that there is a one-year MBA program.
What has been the most challenging transition for you?
I was out of school for the last three years, and it was quite hard to get used to the pace of school again. The MBA program is really time-consuming, and I had to manage my schedule differently than before. I didn't have a hard time getting used to the American culture and way of life because I've been here before, and the university makes it easy for international students to make this place feel like a second home.
What has been the most rewarding so far?
The most rewarding part of the MBA program so far is to see how companies are interested in you because you are a MBA student. It makes a big difference between having a bachelor's degree and an MBA on your resume. They take you more seriously, and I feel like I can make a difference.
Do you have any advice for other international students considering the University of Montana?
I would tell other international students that Missoula is a better place to study than any of the big cities in America. Here you get to know the people, and the people get to know you. They are really open-minded and interested in you and your culture. Here you get to experience the incredible outdoors. Whether it is summer or winter, there is always something to do.