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Updates from Shanghai

Post by Nicole Carli & Jasmaer Sandhu  Our first full week in Shanghai was packed with exploration, bonding, classes, and company visits. As we delved into the culture of Shanghai, we quickly noticed the contrast with what we had seen in Beijing. Moving from the political capital to the financial capital we’ve seen a larger…

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Adventures to Yiwu and GE

Post by Kim Dvorak & Arjun Murthy This week, the BRIC 2014 group went to two major locations: Yiwu and GE.  Yiwu is a third tier city located south of Shanghai, and is home to many small commodity factories as well as one of the largest commodity markets in the world.  Spending a night there…

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Goodbye Beijing

Post by Cezary Bialon ’16 and Paulina Bosque ’16 During the first week in Beijing, China the group had some amazing experiences. The highlight of which is safe to say was climbing the Great Wall of China. Everyone was amazed by the structure’s history as well as by the views from the top. Walking on…

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Farewell to BRIC

Post by Nina Duong (2015), Isabella Giraldo (2015), and Joy Malabanti (2015) Agra was our last group excursion. We bonded over rough bus rides, immortal mosquitoes, and intensely close quarters. The Taj Mahal is a building significant for its underlying meaning; Shah Jahaan spent a lot of time and effort in dedicating the beautiful building…

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The BBA Experience

Post by John Quinn, 2015 and Rachel Kam, 2014 Throughout the BRIC program we have had many great experiences, but this week was definitely one of the most rewarding.  We started in Jaipur, seeing many of the local sites and getting exposure to the North Indian culture.  We visited the Amber Fort, several Mosques, and…

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Do svidaniya Russia, Namaste India!

Post by Sam Kizer and Radhika Chouhan – Class of 2015 THE BEGINNING OF THE END Finally we said goodbye to Russia, left the winter wear and cold behind, and settled into the hectic but wonderful neighborhood of Maharani Bagh (or the aptly named, New Friends Colony) in Delhi. Just to set the scene: We…

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Bye bye St. Petersburg, Hello Moscow!

Bye bye St. Petersburg, Hello Moscow! (posted by Jazz Dhillon ’15, Sully Jereidini ’14, and Ben Cardarelli ’15)             Our time in Russia, sadly, is coming to an end. After spending a month in the country, absorbing the art and culture of St. Petersburg and experiencing the vastness of Moscow, our group is preparing to take-off to…

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Interesting Literature, Incredible Dance & Intense Sports

Post by Bianca D’Alessio (’14) and Karan Shah (’15) The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming frigid, and the work is growing, but this has just forced us to depend on one another for warmth and support. This week we had the opportunity to read some wonderful works of literature by Marx, Mayakovsky,…

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New City, New Memories

Post by Sam Dane (’15) and Jessica Santiago (’15) Upon our arrival in St. Petersburg, Russia, one thing was undeniably clear: we were no longer in China. Our Professor, Bill Coyle, was waiting for us with open arms at the airport, along with our incredibly knowledgeable tour guide, Sergey Fyodorov. Despite being such a drastically…

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Goodbye China, Hello Russia

Post by Victoria Squire (’15) and Dylan Coan (’15) To say that China has exceeded all expectations is an understatement. To try to sum it up would be impossible, it’s something one has to experience. China is everything you ever expected and nothing you ever expected at the same time. We visited five cities during…