A long time lurker here, decided to open a topic to hear your thoughts and experiences on networking/researching MBA programs through current students. I plan to apply this fall and I already choose 6 schools that I believe are a good fit for me, however since I live in Eastern Europe visiting campus and researching the school better is problematic. I already have some acquaintances that go to the b-schools I chose so I can ask them more in depth questions about the programs, how it will fit me and what qualities should I emphasize in my application. I was also thinking of emailing the admission offices and asking them if there are any programs/dedicated volunteer students that speak to prospective candidates, do you think that would be a good idea? or will the school think I am too late to the process or have to do my own research. Are there any downsides to me emailing these schools? Thankful for any tips on how you guys researched more in-depth the MBA programs you were applying to.