On Monday night, I had my first class for an offshore course titled Regional Economies: Prospects and Tensions in Latin America. At Babson, we have a wide array of study abroad options which include offshores; a class which is typically taken during summer, winter, or spring break in which students get to travel to a certain country in pursuit of learning more about foreign business, sustainability, or entrepreneurship. The learning outcomes are specific to which course students decide to take. During this course, we will study the history, culture, and political landscape of Latin America in the hopes of better understanding the current business environment within this region. Specifically, we will examine Uruguay and Argentina in-depth so that we can further understand the Southern Cone economies. During spring break, eighteen students including myself will travel with Professor Ricciardi to Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through pre-departure classes and cultural submersion, I should leave the program with a broad understanding of Latin America and its future opportunities for growth. I am really enjoying this course and cannot wait until we actually get to travel to Uruguay and Argentina! Below is a photo of the landscape which we will see by ferry when traveling from Uruguay to Argentina.

 

Argentina