T he Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) gave its students the opportunity to learn about the fundamental theories in public administration, public management, and public policy. It complemented this theoretical component with intense training on quantitative methods and models, including courses in economics and statistics which involve the use of the latest statistical analysis software. Finally, elective courses allowed us to study specific topics that helped round out our education.
IUJ provided adequate facilities for study and recreation despite its secluded location. Clubs in various sports were an outlet for students wanting to take a break from their studies. There were frequent social gatherings that always welcomed anyone who happened to just pass by. In the winter, abundant snow and nearby ski resorts made for fun playgrounds despite the biting cold.
The student body of IUJ is a mixture of individuals who come from different cultures. This diversity produced different perspectives that shine through in both academic and social discussions. I learned much from these cross-cultural interactions and have become more aware and even more curious of what other countries have to offer. The close conditions in which we students lived made these interactions regular, creating close personal connections and wide professional networks. IUJ is truly where the world gathers.