Emily Besen

Babson Represents at INCmty

Post by Fernando Maturana & Hernan Sangueza MBA, Class of 2014 INCmty is a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation that aims to bring together in the same place both entrepreneurs and their business ideas with investors, following the model of a Festival, and seeking to become an international benchmark for entrepreneurs in Latin America. The…

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Emily Besen

International Marketing Experience in Perugia, Italy

PERUGIA, Italy, November 18, 2013 — A Babson College student is gaining hands-on international marketing experience while studying abroad in Perugia, a small medieval city in central Italy. Kirtit Nahar is currently enrolled in BSIM 390: International Marketing at the Umbra Institute. This course provides students with an overview of theoretical and current business practices…

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Emily Besen

Babson Latin American Club hosts Chilean Congressman Felipe Kast

Post contributed by the Babson Latin American Club  On Friday, December 6 the Babson Latin American Club [BLAC] hosted Felipe Kast for a high powered session on Entrepreneurship as a Tool to Overcome Poverty. Mr. Kast is the former Chilean Minister of Planning, recently elected Congressman and leader of the reconstruction of the country after…

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Emily Besen

How to Travel on a Budget (Europe Edition)

Post by Florenza Phung, Class of 2014    Budapest (Left), Barcelona (Center), Cinque Terre: Vernazza (Right) Last semester, I studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. During my time abroad, I traveled around Italy to cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Sicily (Catania & Palermo), Bologna, and Cinque Terre. I also visited Hungary, the…

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Emily Besen

Building an Inclusive Campus through Student Leadership

Last month, Babson Undergraduate students Dell Warren, Chia Chou Pan, and Breeana Blackmon along with Amir Reza, Vice-Provost for International and Multicultural Education traveled to Stowe, Vermont. Why Stowe, you ask? Each year international educators (think study abroad and international student advisors and other staff who work toward internationalizing campuses and programs) gather for a…

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Emily Besen

Getting Here

NPR reports on one student’s long journey from the Gaza Strip to the University of Indianapolis. “There are only two legal ways in and out of the Gaza Strip. Egypt runs one, and has sharply restricted crossings after the military takeover in July, citing security. Israel tightly controls the other. Abuassi’s first challenge was getting permission…

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Emily Besen

Where is Home?

Here at the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education we are constantly capturing statistics of incoming international and outgoing study abroad students. In fact we have entire teams dedicated to supporting and guiding these populations. A community that is perhaps more complicated to define is that of Third Culture Kids. Third Culture Kids (TCKs)…

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Emily Besen

Education Revolution in Detroit, MI

Post by Amy Mon, Class of 2012. Right after walking across the stage during graduation in 2012, I was unsure of what I was getting myself into. I was accepted into the prestigious organization Teach for America as a 2012 corp member. This past year was the most challenging year, but also one in which…

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Emily Besen

Japan Trek 2013

Post by Kaz Kawaguchi, MBA Candidate, Class of 2014 In May of 2013 Kaz, along with Babson alum and Professors, organized a program to his home country of Japan for Babson students and spouses. There were 18 participants  (15 students and 3 spouses), from the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Paraguay, Venezuela, Iceland, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan.…

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Emily Besen

Closing the Gender Gap

Guest post provided by Candida Brush, Franklin W. Olin Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College For the first time since 2008, we have evidence that entrepreneurship is on the rise in the U.S. Results of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study carried out during the summer of 2011, shows that 12.3% of working adults (18-64) in…

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