My name is Jiexin Huang. I am from China. I am actually in Foundation Year before joining the MBA in Hospitality Management next year. It is my first time in Bordeaux and also in France.
I would like to say it was great, I really enjoyed it! First of all, I love Bordeaux’s city heritage with its rich history and magnificent architectures.Secondly, we had two weeks of practicals before our classes began. I learned basic greetings in French such as: “bonjour”, “bonsoir”, “à bientôt”, “au revoir”, as well as French hotel service style. It helped me to understand our hospitality classes more easily (when the teachers spoked about French hotels).
I feel lucky because my classmates are nice and friendly. Our French classmates help us when we are having trouble understanding some French words in our daily lives in class. They also help us get accustomed to the local culture and give us many useful information about life in Bordeaux.
We can find different kinds of shops and supermarkets, which make our life more convenient and easy. It is a lively city with many interesting events.
I have published many great photos of Bordeaux on my facebook page. I am a photography lover and Bordeaux gives me a lot of inspiration for my photos! I love Bordeaux!
It was helpful. Like I said before, it helped me to learn local hotel services and basic French conversations too!
I recommend foreign students to take some French lessons before coming here. At least learn the pronunciation and some basic French words.