BRIC

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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Michelle McCormack

Marketing your International Experience

Post by Victoria Bills, a Peer Career Ambassador for the Undergraduate Center for Career Development Whether you went abroad last semester, or you’ve spent your past four years here at Babson after leaving your home country, companies are now working to achieve a more global mindset, and are becoming interested in study abroad and the…

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Michelle McCormack

Lessons Learned in Chilly Berlin

Post by Jacqueline Fan, Class of 2015 I was studying abroad in Rotterdam, Netherlands for the fall 2013 semester. Rather than just staying in Netherlands, I travelled around Europe during weekends and between exams. As I am the person who would like to plan everything ahead, I always took charge of the trip planning and…

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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

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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John Crisafulli

Get Lost

Post by Chris Minor, Class of 2014 I can never understand why most people travel and tour the typical “out of the book” areas of a town or city. Maybe it is because it is often the easiest route or there are time constraints, but I think it is crazy to want to have the…

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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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Erin Jenkins

Higher Learning–A Reflection of South Africa

By Michelene Wilkerson, Class of 2016 In Mandela’s autobiography A Long Walk to Freedom he says, “Without [seeking to understand another’s] language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.” When Nelson says “language” I do not simply perceive that…

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