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Full-time ’20 and ’21, and one-year ’21 students with Professor Jan Barton (right corner) after touring a samba school in Rio de Janeiro

GEM Experience in Brazil

As the day for MSMs approached, tensions grew high. “Would we still be able to go to South Korea or would the trip be canceled?” I wondered. The coronavirus was already spreading at an alarming rate through Asia and threatened our prospect of exploring business and culture in an Asian country. Given that I spent a semester in China while in college, I was really looking forward to immersing myself in another Asian country’s culture and business practices. It soon became clear that it would be too dangerous to travel to South Korea, and the trip was unfortunately canceled....

Wang: Experiencing Brazil firsthand

Aside from knowing that my step-grandmother is from Brazil, I did not know much about the country prior to business school. When the international MSM options were announced in September, selecting Brazil as my MSM option was easy because I wanted to learn more about the country first-hand and had never been to South America before.

Top of Sugarloaf Mountain

ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ALANNA HOLMAN – BRAZIL MSM PART 2: RIO DE JANEIRO

Cidade Maravilhosa!  My sentiments exactly when I arrived in Rio de Janeiro.  From the landscape, buildings and people, Rio is truly vibrant.  The sun was out and shining, beckoning us to soak it all in. During the week, our company visits introduced us to all aspects of business in Rio, especially in regards to sports and the 2016 Summer Olympics.  However, my favorite company visit was at the headquarters of Rock in Rio.  We were fortunate to have CEO Louis Justo present to us.  He shared the exciting story of this historic music festival and its success as an entertainment...

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ONE-YEAR AT GOIZUETA: ALANNA HOLMAN – BRAZIL MSM PART 1: SÃO PAULO

Mid-Semester Modules (MSM) are an excellent opportunity to meet the Global Requirement for graduation and learn about business in another country and continent.  It’s also a great opportunity to become closer to your Full-Time MBA classmates while exploring new territory. For me, this was an extra special opportunity: I’ve never traveled abroad before.  I knew when starting my One-Year journey, that I wanted to be a part of an international MSM.  What better way to stamp my passport than with my classmates?  I chose Brazil as my first destination because 1) it is summer during our winter (i.e. no...