Hindi Program Students Discuss Role of Language

Misconceptions about India’s multiple languages abound, ranging from the belief that the most widely spoken language in the country is called “Hindu,” to the idea that India’s hundreds of languages are all related, all the way to the assumption that there even is a majority language. These are false. The most widely spoken language, Hindi,…

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Spanish Program Abroad

Our group of fifteen Spanish trackers has been enjoying our first two weeks in Peru, indulging in the wonderful gastronomy Lima has to offer and learning about the country’s recent growth. During the first decade of the 21st century, Peru experienced very strong economic performance, achieving 8.5% GDP growth in 2010, but the country has…

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Lauder Institute Students Travel to Cuba for Immersion Program

The Lauder mini-immersion trips to Cuba aims to foster insights into the causes and consequences of the Cuban Revolution and the implications of this historic event in contemporary Cuban society. In addition, participants learned about and experienced the consequences of economic reforms in everyday life. Prior to the on-site program, students attended preparatory lectures led…

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Lauder Students Learn Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley

  Their visit was filled with enriching presentations about entrepreneurship.   Wharton MBAs normally have a hard time entering the seemingly fortified world of Silicon Valley. Many technology companies do not see MBAs as having the necessary skills necessary to participate in their businesses or start-ups and tend to focus on finding talent through different…

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In Search of Cocoa in the Caribbean

With graduation and Real Life’s obligations getting closer and closer, I decided to make the most of my winter break and take a trip focused on exactly what I wanted to do. I’m writing a Lauder research paper on cocoa farming, and I decided to start my research by exploring the Caribbean. My purpose: talk…

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Groundbreaking conference held by the Lauder Institute

On October 16, 2014, the Lauder Institute hosted a conference called “The New Global South? Business, Politics, and Culture in a Changing South-South Environment” to generate new knowledge and analysis on problems and opportunities inherent to the Southern Hemisphere. This issue has gained particular relevance in recent years given the growth i n African economies and…

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Renowned Chinese Music Festival visits Lauder

The Lauder Institute was honored to host a very special performance as part of the Princeton International Chinese Music Festival on October 1, 2014. Performances featured renowned musicians from the music conservatories of Central, China, GuangXi, and Zhejiang, Award-winning young virtuosos, and “2014 Best Young Virtuosos” chosen by China Central Television. The Festival is further…

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Lauder Day At The Beach (#LDATB)

Now in it’s 31st year, Lauder has had the time to nurture a great number of traditions. Every class brings something new to the table that adds a little flavor to the distinct Lauder experience enjoyed by generations of Lauderites. Some traditions are the kind we proudly display to any and all, such as a…

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Final Post from German Summer Immersion

July 2014 – Berlin is a park. With people living in the middle of it. An enormous city, spanning 892 square kilometers, Berlin’s 400,000 trees inhabit the spaces left by the destruction of WWII; parks, gardens, forest and water make up 39% of the city’s area. Berlin is so full of space, and I am…

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