Segments of Poverty in India
Aug08

Segments of Poverty in India

My study abroad class consists of 17 University of Alabama students who are all but one in the STEM-Path to the MBA program.  I graduated this past May with a BS for Environmental Science and am now entering my first and only year in the Manderson School of Business.  We have come to India to use our engineering, biology, computer science, etc. backgrounds and our new and ever-increasing business knowledge to create a Reverse...

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Home from Belgium
Aug07

Home from Belgium

After a month in Europe, I’m now home again. It’s bittersweet, because as happy as I am to be back home with my family and all the conveniences of America, I’m already missing the amazing experience I had. I don’t think anyone can ever be fully prepared to go abroad for the first time, so I included some tips for visiting Europe that I wish I had known before I left:   If you’re particular about your toiletries, bring your own...

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UA in India
Aug01

UA in India

The most prominent aspect of India is the people. Spending three weeks traveling to four different cities in northern India gave me a broad range of people to experience. They say that every 100 miles the language, dress, and people changes in India, and they are absolutely right. It is obvious that there are thousands of layers of cultures intertwining in India and it is beautiful the way it plays out in modern society.   I’m...

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Home from India
Aug01

Home from India

Returning back home after three weeks abroad was like a breath of fresh air. I was ready to be back in my own bed, not rooming with anyone else, to have different food options besides Indian food, and to wash clothes in a washing machine instead of in the sink. Studying in India was the best decision I ever made, I got to meet people I never thought I would meet and see beautiful places, however, there are a few things I would do...

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In Retrospect
Jul31

In Retrospect

While I enjoyed my experience in India, I’m certainly glad to be back in the United States, where people actually mean it when they set prices and where drivers actually use lanes! When I got home, I felt a bit like Tony Stark in Iron Man getting back to the United States. The first thing he did was go to Burger King to eat an American cheeseburger. I did a similar thing; in fact, I ate an entire pound of beef as soon as I left...

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Post Trip Reflection STEM in India
Jul30

Post Trip Reflection STEM in India

Now back among the familiar sights and smells of Tuscaloosa, I am excited to apply all that I have learned from my study abroad experience. An incredible trip, the UA STEM-MBA Study Abroad experience in India has taught me so much about myself and the way the business is practiced in a foreign country. Blown away by the differences, I am so glad I had the chance to immerse myself in this experience. After my previous post, we finished...

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