Slim Ben Mamou describes his Marco Polo programme in Bordeaux
Slim Ben Mamou, a student at Vatel in Tunis decided to come to Bordeaux in November.
Enabling numerous students to spend the second year of their bachelor’s degree studies in another country, in one of the Vatel group’s 25 schools, this European programme promises a broad new way of seeing the world. Slim Ben Mamou, a student at Vatel in Tunis found this prospect very enticing!
– Why did you decide to take part in a Marco Polo programme?
I chose Vatel because of their approach to tourism and thanks to their international outlook. I am someone who likes to be on the move, explore, discover new cultures and different lifestyles… Spending an entire year in another country while taking courses worthwhile for my career was an opportunity I couldn’t resist. This sort of experience is a must in our field.
– Why did you choose Bordeaux from among the various Vatel schools?
I knew that Bordeaux was one of the largest cities in France, and a beautiful one with a rich cultural heritage.
– What were your first impressions upon arriving?
I began by saying to myself that I really wanted to do everything in my power to have an enjoyable, successful year in Bordeaux. I well and truly received a warm welcome and this encouraged me to do my best.
– How is the year starting out for you?
My outgoing personality has helped me to fit in easily, and I find the other students friendly. So, I adapted easily to the new reality.
– Even if it may be a little too early to say, how would you describe the Marco Polo programme?
I’d say that it lets me continue the same studies as in the other Vatel schools, but in a different setting. It is an essential sort of experience for a career such as mine.