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First Impressions

They say that first impressions last for a long time. In my case, I hope that it’s true because the first impressions I have had of INSEAD in the Orientation Week have been nothing short of amazing. Overeager to start… Continue Reading →

Where did it all begin?

What are the classes going to be like? What kind of experience will it be to meet and make friends with people from so many different countries all over the world? Am I going to stay on top of everything?… Continue Reading →

Countdown to an exciting start

15 days and counting… I will officially start my MBA journey as INSEAD MBA’17D candidate very soon! Time literally flew by since I received one of the most pleasant calls from the INSEAD admissions officer notifying me that I was… Continue Reading →

Beauty

5th January, 2016… Arrival at 42, Rue de France, Fontainebleau As Cyl’s Renault Megane rolls off into the resilient winter dawn, I feel a sour mix of gratitude and despair. His job is done and very effectively so. The cab… Continue Reading →

The Journey Finally Begins!

I have waited for this moment since I was 17 years old…and it is finally here! Ever since I was a teenager I heard about INSEAD from different family members. I was encouraged by them to keep it in mind in… Continue Reading →

Villa Vivanté (and other Fontainebleau accommodation tips)

Je suis arrivé à Fontainebleau! Actually, I arrived a little over a month ago, but my new life at INSEAD has flown by faster than a New York Minute. It’s only now that I have finally found a moment to stop… Continue Reading →

Location, Location, Location: Flat-hunting in Singapore

So you’ve submitted your application, written your essays, and then a few weeks later, find out that you have been accepted into INSEAD. You’re still basking in the glory when you realize that the programme is gonna start in a… Continue Reading →

Getting ready for INSEAD after admission

Late nights of preparing for the GMAT, writing application essays and preparing for the interviews have come to an end. I was at work when my wife informed me that a lady from INSEAD called and wanted to talk to… Continue Reading →

The Hunt: Finding Housing in Singapore

Day 1, Apartment Viewing #3, Rental Agent #1 – Me: “Apparently I am not making myself clear; we are not going to rent an apartment with a squatty potty.” Although our rental agent had assured me that he was working… Continue Reading →

Moving just down the road…

Leaving Paris?? Unlike many of the INSEAD students, we already were living in France before the MBA application process even started, so maybe on first impressions this does not seem such a big adjustment. However, Fontainebleau is 60km south of… Continue Reading →

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