I have clearer defined career goals, sharper personal identity, and a lifetime of laughs and memories
"The Concordia MAIS Program has helped me to live out a real-life adventure living in China while achieving a master's degree at the same time. It's a multi-tasker's dream come true! After my first year in China, I have clearer defined career goals, sharper personal identity, and a lifetime of laughs and memories made while forging my way through cultural differences. The gem of the program for me has been the thesis process. My research has opened doors for me in professional and personal ways that I never dreamed possible when entering this whirlwind of a program. I have confidence now knowing that when I go into an interview in my future I not only have a competitive Master's degree, but I also have experience living in a multi-cultural environment overseas. Living in China is an everyday adrenaline rush and I cannot think of a better way to gain higher education."
-Jessica Griner '09
Hangzhou Normal University
The students in the program were not only enthusiastic but passionate
"With my work experience in telecommunications industries, logistics, human resources management, managing sales in medical industries, and in the education field, I am able to share my experience as an advisor in project theses of the MAIS program. The students in the program were not only enthusiastic but passionate, eager in their learning and had lots of initiatives, particularly in project theses. The MAIS program itself has a comprehensive coverage from understanding of the Chinese history and culture, learning the fundamentals of the Chinese language to understanding global economics and enterprise coupled with statistical analysis study, allowing students to confidently apply their knowledge to market analysis and business planning for economic success of a global enterprise, and not forgetting students will be well geared for a China-related career."
-Dr. Henry Leong
Having the chance to live, study, and work in China has opened my eyes to the world
"The MAIS program is certainly one of a kind. It is not often that you find an international program that is located in the country of study. Being an MAIS student has certainly given me a life experience. Having the chance to live, study, and work in China has opened my eyes to the world and I was able to develop myself as a person. You will build a close bond with your Cohort, Dr. Kim and Professor Wyman will become your surrogate parents, and you will create your own group with your Chinese co-workers, students, and/or neighbors. If you work hard, finish assignments on time, and stay positive, the MAIS program will be a very rewarding and exciting adventure."
-Shawntia Key '10