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Jennifer Schmelter – Political Risk in Bangkok On June 25th our cohort arrived in Bangkok, Thailand.  After a group lunch at the hotel, we headed to our afternoon meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce.  This meeting was one of the most interesting to me as it displayed the close link between a country’s politics […]

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Adam Galea – Asian Service in Hospitality The hotel industry in the United States prides itself on its service and hospitality.  A core concept that could be found in some variation in every employee handbook is the idea of going above and beyond to meet every guest’s needs and requests.  Differentiators between US hotels are […]

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Adam Galea – McDonalds Thailand We had the opportunity to visit with the McDonalds Thailand, a franchise company that owns and operates all of the McDonald’s restaurants and food outlets in Thailand.  This visit gave great insight into how an American rooted company adapts to franchising in another country.  Additionally, we learned of some obstacles […]

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Hugo Escanuela – Business in Thailand Throughout our previous course, International Business and Finance, we spent a great portion of our time talking about culture and how it pertains to doing business in the foreign market. When dealing with different cultures it is important for one to know what is appropriate. Our business visits were […]

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Hugo Escanuela – Culture in Thailand On our final day in Bangkok we got to experience what truly makes Bangkok such a unique city to visit. From the temples and intricate river canals to the magnificent rooftop views, Bangkok is beautiful in its own regard. Our day started off with a visit to various Buddha […]

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Wendy Lowe – Our last day in Bangkok   Our final day in Bangkok started with a morning walking tour of the Bangkok Flower Market which is supposedly the largest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. We then did an extensive tour of the city’s most famous landmark, the Grand Palace which is a combination […]

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Keith Henry – Cohort 11 The first impression I had of Thailand was that this country was very developed. As the bus travelled from the airport, the towering skyscrapers were hard not to miss. These buildings elegantly towered into the clouds with their artistic designs, signaling Thailand’s financial might. Due to the sheer size and […]

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Keith Henry – Cohort 11 I was surprised to see how widely scooters are used to get around the city of Taipei. I later found out that Taiwan has approximately 1.5 million scooters in use. By studying this course and learning how different government regulations can affect how products are utilized, I can now appreciate how […]

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Leaving for Bangkok The first few days in Taipei went by very quickly with so much to experience in such a short period of time. Cohort 11 is now embarking on their next phase of their educational journey – a trip to Bangkok, Thailand. They are all so excited to learn more about the Thai […]

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Ford Lio Ho Motor Cohort 11′s third business visit was to a Taiwanese automaker, Ford Lio Ho Motor which began operations in 1972 in Taiwan and is 70% owned by Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Company. Its vision is to provide sustainable transportation that is affordable in every sense of the word: socially, environmentally, and economically. Their vision drives the […]

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