28.08.2014 - 28.08.2014
This week on BRIC we were on campus for 9 days getting a snippet of each of the five classes were taking this semester! It's been a super long and stressful week but here I am now, literally couple of hours from flying. We've had class from 8am to 8pm or so every night. Thanks to Babson and the Glavin office for organizing programming so that we are prepared to go abroad. I think it pumped us up even more about getting on that bus to China!
We met our professors for China, India, Russia, and Encounters of the BRIC. it's been exciting, and we even went to Chinatown to practice ordering food! (Okay I used Cantonese instead of Mandarin oops)
It definitely hit me today that damn, I'm going to be away for three months. It never really occurred to me that I've never been out of the country for more than a month. Three countries, three months? Why am I doing this again?
BRIC has been my dream since the moment I deposited to Babson. That's why. What a time to be alive where Babson has the ability to send us to three emerging economies in one semester to study business and culture.
And I am happy that we did a goals and expectations session to close the B Babson portion of BRIC. Let's just say I'm going to aim to be more positive and productive while abroad! More to come on that
So for now, the only update is that I'm now en route to Beijing! Hoping to reunite with my host sister if it all works out! Ready to take my classmates to some of my favorite places in the world. Wait dang, it's been four years since I've been in Beijing...can't wait to see it again!