The class travels to two different international destinations over the course of the program. In November of the first year, students participate in an academic experience at a university in another country. In May of the second year, the class is involved in experiential learning with business leaders in a different international destination. We also encourage students to experience the unique culture that each country has to offer.
The duration of the trips is one workweek, with travel on the preceding and following weekends. In past years, classes have visited China, Chile, Thailand, Italy, Hungary, France, Belgium, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
The EMBA Class Trip for 2012 was in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
An example of a typical day in Sao Paulo, Brazil:
|8:30 a.m.||Bus departs Renaissance Hotel in Sao Paulo|
Visit to the U.S. Consulate (Mr. William Popp); Overview of trends in U.S. / Brazil relations; Cultural differences between countries and current opportunities for a strategic relationship
|12 noon||Group lunch at “South Place”|
Visit to Colegio Bandeirantes; Presentation by Guiomae Nemo about education policy in Brazil and barriers to the country's development
Presentation by Barclays' President, Ricardo Lanfranchi, on business in Brazil with a focus on Barclays' operations