Updates from the German Program

The lonely German immersion is doing fine! The German track program is intense, broadly contextualized and smart oriented Together with Angelika Fuehrich, I am now at the end of my third week in Germany. Like most of us Lauderites, I have language classes every morning and cultural, business or academic related activities every afternoon. The…

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Futebol in Brazil

Despite the fact that our immersion is sandwiched between the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, two of the world’s largest football events, we have still managed to witness Brazil’s enduring passion for futebol. Futebol is integral to Brazilian culture and is inescapable in Rio. It is not a game; it is a way…

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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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