Author: Tim Booker

Home(sick)stay

This article is re-posted from IES Abroad and written by Gwendolyn Lee, who is studying abroad in Paris. I have found a home away from home in a cozy “chambre de bonne” in the sixth arrondissement (section of the city). A chambre de bonne is a tiny room on the sixth, the highest, floor of…

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Christmas Traditions In Asia

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Ev’rywhere you go…” Or is it? What exactly does Christmas look like? Is it how most U.S. Americans think of it, with Christmas trees, ornaments, gifts, religious ceremonies, and cookies? Or could it look like something else entirely?  It depends on your perspective, to be sure. Our…

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A broad, Abroad

Post by Lana Le, who spent a semester studying abroad in Singapore. Click here to learn about the many opportunities to travel abroad at Babson. Last year, I was granted the opportunity to study for a semester abroad at Singapore Management University.  This experience not only gave me the chance to explore and live in a…

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10 Reasons Why a Babson Student Should Study Abroad

Post by Mercedes Sierra, who studied abroad in Paris, France. Click here to learn about the many opportunities to travel abroad at Babson. Studying abroad is something every Babson student should do! Even if you are doing a double concentration, it is still possible! I am proof of this. Babson offers different alternatives and programs in…

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10 Painfully Awkward Marketing Mistranslations

A fun post from languageconnections.com. When companies seek to do business in other parts of the world, they must be mindful of different cultural influences. What might be popular items in the U.S., for instance, may fail in a country with different values, languages, and preferences. Companies that can respect these differences and cater to them…

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My Home Away From Home: 6 Host Family Myths Busted

Post by Laura Jiménez, who studied abroad through Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Click here to learn about the many opportunities to travel abroad at Babson. Housing was not a factor taken into consideration when choosing my abroad program. In fact, it was not until we were informed that we were going to move from the…

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Traveling Alone: Taiwan

Post by Molly Ronan, who recounts her experiences traveling alone in Taiwan, China. Click here to learn about the many opportunities to travel abroad at Babson. I studied abroad for a semester in Shanghai but took a week trip to Taiwan during the Chinese October Holiday.  I traveled to Taiwan with my friend Roxy, but one…

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Women Disrupting Politics

You might think of “Disruption” as a bad thing – but in the context of social and economic value creation, we know that we can positively disrupt the status quo to make the world a better place. The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) has put together a great, multicultural panel moderated by our President,…

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