Category Archives: travel abroad

Grandiosity vs Efficiency: Finding that sweet spot

In May 2015, a group of MBA and MSGL students from the University of San Diego embarked on a 2 week study abroad program in Munich and Athens. The courses on offer were Legal and Social Environment of Business, Entrepreneurial Finance … Continue reading

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USD MBA Students Studying Abroad – Fall 2014

USD’s Ahlers Center for International Business is dedicated to offering students international experiences, including International Consulting Practicums, Short-Term Graduate Study Abroad sessions, and Semester Exchange Programs. Many of my fellow classmates chose to mobilize the Semester Exchange Program opportunity this … Continue reading

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Your First USD MBA Experience

Not everyone remembers their very first day of school, but I’m sure you can recall the old photo your mom took on that momentous day. You know, the one she always seems to have handy around the holidays when your … Continue reading

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International MBA Rosarito Trip 2013: Bonding as a Cohort and Giving Back

“…our diverse cohort experienced a remarkable transformation …” During a 3 day trip to Rosarito as part of the IMBA pre-term, our diverse cohort experienced a remarkable transformation from a group of unfamiliar students to a team with open communication, … Continue reading

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MBA Students Reflect on Internships in Istanbul and Turkey’s Tumultuous Summer

“Stavrakakis and Castillo were walking from their apartment to Alvimedica’s office and that’s when their summer experience changed for good….” When Gina Stavrakakis and Vince Castillo secured international summer internships with Alvimedica, a Turkish medical device company headquartered in Istanbul, … Continue reading

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January 2013 Intersession ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ course – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“……suddenly, ideas that were flat on paper stood on their feet.” Although I’ve traveled to many other cities around the world, Rio de Janeiro still ranks as one of the most beautiful of them all.  Surrounded by mountains, the city … Continue reading

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Reflections and Experiences in Rio de Janeiro: Winter Intersession 2013

Below are excerpts from a paper submitted by Scottie LaRocco, a first year IMBA student. “It is hard for me to generate the right words to truly qualify how special the Intersession experience in Rio de Janeiro was for me.  … Continue reading

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Claire Brown and Accion: Microfinance and Impact Investing

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunities by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. + Claire Brown is an outstanding student in the International MBA program at USD. = An amazing … Continue reading

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Ghana Practicum – On the “Dancing” Road (beware corny metaphors ahead)

“The next 10 days have the potential to be revolutionizing for the future of education in Ghana,” declared Edify’s CEO, Chris Crane, to the business, peace studies, and School of Leadership and Education Sciences students at our opening dinner in … Continue reading

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USD Intersession: Market Research in Thailand

One of the big draws to the USD MBA program for me was the opportunity to participate in an international practicum; a short-term consulting project abroad.  In my undergraduate studies I had received degrees in both International Business and Asian … Continue reading

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