Tina Bassir, Associate Director
With less than a month to go, many details for the Study Tour are being finalized. Several company visits have been confirmed —in Santiago, we will be visiting Corfo (Chilean Economic Development Agency) and the Central Bank of Chile. In Buenos Aires, we will meet with Zang, Bergel & Vines, the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber, Globant, and Ford-Argentina. To prepare for these visits, students are assigned to research a company and make a 3-5 minute presentation to other Study Tour participants prior to each visit.
While company visits are the focus of the Study Tour, we will also experience the local culture with various excursions. In Chile, we will spend a day in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. In Argentina, we will go to a gaucho ranch to experience traditional gaucho skills and dances. We’ll also see a tango show and try to learn a few tango moves ourselves. I’m really looking forward to the trip–I think our itinerary is going to be very educational and lots of fun!