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Thank You, Spasiba, Xie Xie, Sukriya!

Post by Rebecca Jacobs (’17) and Jessica Thevenoz (’17) The last few weeks in India were very exciting! One of the highlights was our action-packed week in Rajasthan, India. First, we traveled all the way to Jaipur, a major city in Rajasthan, also known as the Pink City. This region, one anciently filled with royalty,…

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Delhi Belly

The change of country could not have come at a better time. As China came to a close the group had hit a bit of a lull so the arrival in India was the perfect thing to get our spirits up again. India so far has been quite an experience to say the least. Talk…

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Simplicity Within China and India

Post by Leslie Novella (’17) and Spencer Rivera (’17). The week starting on October 19th, 2015 we began our transition from Beijing, China to Delhi, India. Our last days in Beijing were spent visiting the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. We were all very excited to get to experience these landmark locations before departing China. When visiting…

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BRIC in China

Post by Yulkendy Valdez (’17) and Brandon Schwartz (’17) The first climb to the Great Wall of China was over. The BRICers captured photos and memories, both digitally and mentally. It was then time to visit our host family at a local village, which had prepared dinner for all of us. Large mini-buses picked us…

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The C in BRIC!

This has been our first week in China. Although many of us are still getting used to the Chinese environment, most understand that changing and adjusting to a new place will take time and we need to try our best to get into the new culture. By starting the course with Prof. Chang, it has…

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A Short Visit to Nanchang

Post by Allana Nelson and Eduardo Polonsky, Babson College Class of 2017. From Wednesday to Thursday, we had our first visit to a second tier city in China, Nanchang. We were not completely sure of what to expect, as were used to the city of Shanghai, a New York equivalent, thus we went in with…

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Embracing the Ambiguity: BRIC 2015

Posted by: Helena Hernandez and Daniel Madden, Babson Class of 2017 After our three weeks living in St. Petersburg, most of us have come to love the city and feel comfortable because we have adapted to the environment. As warned by previous BRICers, however, this feeling of familiarity does not last very long. In this past…

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BRIC 2015: Business Environment in Russia

Posted by: Magdalena Sofia Cosio and Ian Jared Coffin, Babson Class of 2017 This week while in Saint Petersburg, we began to visit companies as part of our Business Environment in Russia course. We had the opportunity to speak with many prominent businesspeople and community leaders throughout the week, beginning with Professor Stanislav Tkachenko, professor…

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Babson BRIC 2015 – Voices from Abroad

Babson BRIC: The Cornerstone of the New Global Economy is a semester-long, globally comparative and academically rigorous study abroad experience. To learn more about this unique opportunity, click here. Babson BRIC study abroad participants write blog posts during their time in Russia, India, and China. It’s a great way for them to reflect on their experiences,…

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Russia Restaurant Tips and Verbiage

Each week, two students from this year’s BRIC cohort- BRIC 7-will share an update from their travels. This week, Roberto Sanabria (’17) and Jessica Carson (’17) describe their experiences dining in Russia and have provided a series of tips and useful vocabulary for your use! Let’s start with the basics! Hello    –     Privyet  (Pree-vyet)…

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