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Arden Tilghman-  The Journey: Traveling is Way Better with Friends  We are an hour an eighteen minutes from landing in Tokyo, where we will have one more leg of our journey- a three hour flight before arriving in Taipei. Although I’m a little stiff, and ready to get off the plane, this 12.5 hour trip […]

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Cinthia Douglas – Experiencing New Cultures Our international trip was actually an EMBA course that included a pretty extensive amount of work, including preparation of cultural nuances prior to our travels.  It is one thing to study a subject, but it’s quite incredible to actually live it.  Here are a few of my most fun […]

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Cinthia Douglas: Taiwan – So Different Than What I Expected Prior to our trip to Asia, I associated Taiwan with the “made in Taiwan” I often noticed in the products I purchased here in the US.  I imagined an extension of industrial China, where pollution was a problem for place full of factories. Once I […]

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Kobina Amoo: 7-Eleven and Krispy Kreme in Taiwan While on this international trip I found it so interesting that businesses that I thought were going out of business or only holding on with a few locations are thriving in Taiwan and Thailand. How can this be? Do Americans support businesses until we get enough or […]

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Ernesto Sosa:  Bumrungrad International Hospital Since the beginning of the century the United States have been considered the Land of Opportunity; however this is was greatly impacted by the effects of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. A devastating event that negatively impacted many industries and economies throughout the globe gave Thailand a new window […]

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Ernesto Sosa – Slum Child Care Being born and raised in the Dominican Republic and having been lucky enough to earn my undergrad degree in the United States I had a sense of how cultures can influence our feelings and thoughts and can change who we are. I’ve also had the opportunity to visit Mexico, […]

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Jen Farb – Freedom As I was celebrating our nation’s Independence Day this weekend, I began thinking about just how lucky we are to live in a free country where we have such a thing as freedom of speech.  Our recent trip to Asia truly made me realize how jaded we have become to this […]

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Jennifer Schmelter – Thailand Hospitality The Grand Palace. Street food. Buddhism. Wat Arun. Opportunity. Tuk Tuks. All things you may think of when you think of Bangkok.  People who have never traveled to the city may not immediately think of poverty.  However, as a newly industrialized country, there is an interesting dichotomy to the scenery […]

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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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