Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Global & Multicultural

Emily Besen

Humans of Babson: Maria Cristina Cruz

Posted by Babson Latin American Club Maria Cristina Cruz, 2nd Year MBA, Venezuela 1. What is your favorite Latin American dish? I love arepas (the Venezuelan ones, which are different from Colombian ones), and pabellón criollo (our national dish made up of white rice, black beans, fried plantains and shredded beef)- I have no idea how…

Emily Besen

Finding a Taste of Home at Bocconi

Post by Karla Chavez, Class of 2016  I decided to study abroad in Italy for one specific purpose: immersing myself in the Italian culture. I was committed to my goal and tried to get along with other local Italians. Surprisingly most of them were very open and if you made the effort of talking to…

Emily Besen

Barcelona Bandits Welcome Babson Expat!

Post by Jonathan Obadia Barcelona abroad is an experience with a certain predisposed image:  It is no secret the city is a hub of the extended nightlife lifestyle. Awareness of this perception inspired me to seek an opportunity to submerse myself with the native Catalan people; a difficult process considering the rudimentary level of my Spanish speaking…

Emily Besen

Babson Verses Abroad

Post By Meghan Rowledge So I have been home from my semester abroad in London for about a week now and I have gotten a chance to reflect on what the major differences between Babson and where I went to school in London. Below is a chart of some things about both schools comparing them…

BRIC

Not “Goodbye” but “See ya later alligator!”

Post by Piero Coen and Amelie Bushong. This past week there was a lot that took place!  BRIC 2014 had its last visit; we went to Shiv Nadar, a school that focuses on educating the children from villages.  This was a great visit as we got to speak to the kids who were in 11th…

Michelle McCormack

The Benefits of Interning Abroad

Post by Allie Pelletz I never considered doing an internship in another country, let alone another language, but when I was presented with the opportunity to do so while studying abroad in Seville, Spain, I jumped at the chance. My first challenge was not only putting together my cover letter and resume, but translating it…

Emily Besen

It’s not Scott, its Yanchuan

Post by Salome Mosehle, Class of 2018 People in the U.S. never have a problem pronouncing names like John or Mary or Amy but somehow any name that doesn’t fit the average Anglo-Saxon prescription gets a different treatment. I noticed this when I met Yanchuan. Here’s how the story goes: “Hi, my name is Scott.…

BRIC

Belonging & Heimat in India: Winding Down #BRIC2014

  Post By Nick Kleidon New Delhi, India As our journey in India comes to a close, I’m reminded of the very first course I attended at Babson with Professor Mary Pinard. It was the honors foundations course for arts and humanities, and on the first day we were introduced to the German concept of…

Michelle McCormack

We eat dinner at 10?!

Post by Deena Mele, Class of 2015 Study abroad encompasses a variety of different experiences dependent on what country you decide to go to. While I could have studied abroad in a place where English was spoken (London, Australia, etc.), I chose to study abroad in Seville, Spain. Seville is located in Southern Spain, where…

Michelle McCormack

Study Abroad in a Job Interview

Post by Jessica Santiago, Class of 2015 Coming back from a year of studying abroad was such an adjustment for me. Going back home was nice, but I quickly realized no one really wanted to hear all of my stories because they found it hard to understand or relate to. Though I had a lot of…