I’m sitting in a lounge at SeaTac airport and can’t believe it’s finally here – the TMMBA International Study Tour! The past week has been a crazy whirlwind of final exams and a business plan project. I haven’t slept much lately and am actually looking forward to the long flight to catch up.
I signed up for the trip last October. That feels like such a long time ago! We’re heading to Singapore and Beijing where we’ll spend several days meeting with executives during company visits and also get some free time along the way. This is my first trip to Asia and I’m really excited to explore. I haven’t had a lot of time to prepare, but luckily TMMBA gave us a few small travel guides so I can read up on the plane and hit the ground running.
I’ll be writing along the way, but here’s a quick run-down of the itinerary:
Day 1: Singapore tour & group dinner in Clark Quay
Day 2: Visits to Johnson & Johnson and Singapore Airlines
Day 3: Visits to Exploit Technologies (A*Star) and GE Singapore Water Technology Center
Day 4: Some cultural outings and free time
Day 5: Fly to Beijing & free time
Day 6: Visits to US China Business Council and Amazon Fulfillment Center
Day 7: It’s the weekend! Visit the Great Wall and Gaoliying Market
Day 8: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and free time
Day 9: Bullet train to Tianjin. Visits to Damco, TEDA, Port of Tianjin & DP World Terminal Operators
Day 10: Visit to Motorola and fly home just in time to start prepping for spring quarter.
Whew! It’s going to be jam packed, but I can’t wait to get there and take it all in.