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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Amir Reza

Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Reflection

In light of Mandela’s recent passing, Professor Emeritus Jean-Pierre Jeannet shares this reflection on a not-so-chance meeting: I have had an opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela as part of the Emirates Global Business forum held in Dubai in the year 2000. I received an invitation to join the conference during an already busy travel time.…

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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

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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Michelle McCormack

S’more Perspective

Post by Zak Barry, Class of 2014 Over the past couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to befriend a family who lives in a shack at the end of our street. Beside the fact that the lot is kept vacant because it used to be a cemetery, this rolling green hill is prime…

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Brett

Meet your New Education Abroad Advisor!

Hello!  My name is Brett Chin. If you’re thinking about studying abroad during your time at Babson, chances are we will work together.   I  manage and advise Undergraduate Semester Abroad programs in Asia (China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea); Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Italy); and the Middle East (Jordan). Originally…

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Akawaba from Ghana!

Since 2011, Babson has been bringing teams of volunteers, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends to various countries of the world with the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academies (BELA). This week, Lorien Romito, Glavin Office’s Director of Education Abroad traveled to Ghana to work with roughly 100 high school students to develop leadership and…

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Michelle McCormack

Wrapping it all up: A Reflection on my Study Abroad Experiences

Post by Kate Mowles, Class of 2013 For me, studying abroad was about having experiences that I could not have at Babson. Even with a very diverse student body, nothing matches actually diving fully into another culture. I wanted to learn more about the world we live in because I was never really exposed to…

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jkendrioski

Overcoming Challenges as an International MBA Student

By Kaz Kawaguchi Since I came to Babson in 2012 summer, I have faced many challenges. I have lived in Japan for around 30 years, and this was my first time to live abroad, so I expected that I would face many challenges such as language issue and cultural difference as well as study at…

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Emily Besen

Groceries

By Shelly Goehring, MBA 2013   I was standing in line with a basket of a few groceries. When it came my turn, the cashier scanned my items and I handed her my card. It was a VISA debit card that I had already used several times in Brazil. I told her, “Credit, por favor.”…

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