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student trips [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 09:34
Would like to hear about your experiences,
- the "business" part of it - memorable?
- the tourism part - stealing snapshots or more?

Thanks!
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 13:04
One of my favorite parts of B school was the travel. I went to two new continents (one of them twice) but also got to see more of the US.

The most significant ones, in chronological order:

1) Turkey
2) Thailand
3) Brazil
4) New Orleans
5) Kentucky
6) UK->Spain->Germany->Ireland

Only one was class-related, as part of Kellogg's G-Lab program. Both the class and trip were very memorable...probably my best B school experience. (Notably, it also helped me realize...too late...that I didn't want to be a consultant.)
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2011, 15:37
Cool, didn't realize there were trips just for fun as well.

How did the trip influence your views on consulting? Was it the logistics of travel itself?
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2011, 16:35
So far my favorite trip has been to Iceland. Never thought I'd get to do that.

HBS will be sending me to Mumbai in January for both business and pleasure. We'll see how the new FIELD program pans out.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 22:06
Question on some of the trips required for classwork (i.e. Ross' MAP Program, or the new HBS International Experience) -- are those funded by the school, or do the funds for the trip come out of the student's pocket? I imagine it would get quite expensive if the latter is true.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 21:47
From what I gather, there's a mix of both self-funded and school or corporate subsidized.
Also hear of straight up spring break trips for those nostalgic about undergrad, especially folks who already have a job lined up by then.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2012, 23:33
Student Trips provides a snapshot of the opportunities out there for student travellers, along with an overview of how you could save money, what you need to consider when planning a trip, and the inspiration you need to make it a successful one.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 21:25
I think student trips are a great opportunity to travel. While working currently it is very difficult to plan trips myself so when I go to business school I will take every opportunity to take advantage of student trips and the career treks which also doubles as a trip in itself.

The costs will add up though so budgeting a head of time!
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2012, 02:09
I definetely agree that trips are great.
Yet guys, pls don't think if you spent a week in China jumping between restaurants and rubber factories upon return you'll know how the biz in Asia works! Not a dime :) You gonna have great time in your trips and learn hints about local culture.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2012, 08:37
AN225 wrote:
I definetely agree that trips are great.
Yet guys, pls don't think if you spent a week in China jumping between restaurants and rubber factories upon return you'll know how the biz in Asia works! Not a dime :) You gonna have great time in your trips and learn hints about local culture.


I agree, but some schools combine a course with a career trek/project trek at the end of the course so you get classroom time spent on the topic and then experience it at the end of the semester. Even then though cant expect to learn everything, I think even if you work in Asia for 2 years you can't really say you know how the biz in Asia works haha especially if your a younger guy and not involved in deal making or dealing with government to start or grow business.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 30 May 2012, 14:09
Thailand sounds amazing!
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 19:29
allymcneil wrote:
Thailand sounds amazing!


It is! :D

Is there a way to know when MBA students are making trips to a country? It would be an excellent way to connect with them.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 01:45
Wahaha, i think that Singapore is awesome and i want to go to have a trip.
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Re: student trips [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 13:50
I agree, but some schools combine a course with a career trek/project trek at the end of the course so you get classroom time spent on the topic and then experience it at the end of the semester. Even then though cant expect to learn everything, I think even if you work in Asia for 2 years you can't really say you know how the biz in Asia works haha especially if your a younger guy and not involved in deal making or dealing with government to start or grow business.[/quote]

Has anybody had this experience? If so, can you share what you found to be most beneficial from it? Pros and cons?
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