My name is Jay and I am a US Fulbright Grantee. From the perspective of a US student coming to SDA Bocconi as an MPA student, I am ecstatic. In the US, a lot of schools state they are diverse, that they have different perspectives but I have never seen such diversity like here. I am in a class where we have international presence of most continents in the world covered. I have pride in knowing that my perspectives and ideals are going to be challenged, which is one of the reasons I came to Europe. I could have done an MPA program in the US but I wanted to gain international exposure.
In globalized world, one of the most important factors is to have a global perspective and be able to sympathize and empathize with fellow classmates from China, Taiwan, Kazakhstan . . . some of the countries represented in my class. I love engaging with classmates and being part of the discussions, and even outside the class, I have the pleasure discussing with them, hearing wonderful stories of their home countries, their plans and they inspire me.
I have just set up a business few days ago and received plenty of advice from my classmates. They are taking a keen interest in my development and vice versa. This is the type of networking I was looking for and SDA Bocconi offers it naturally and the international presence is impactful. I will not only receive an MPA degree but I will have the international perspective that many of MPA students in the US do not.