Written by Davis Brown, Foster undergraduate
One thing I was looking forward to at WHU in Germany was having the opportunity to work alongside German students through group projects in university classes. I have always enjoyed group projects as they give students the chance to work through problems, analyze situations, and provide solutions to the question at hand. Additionally, group projects give you the chance to meet new people and learn from their prospective and experience. Every person brings something new to the table and it’s great to learn from my business peers and tie the groups’ strengths together.
Bringing things back to study abroad, group projects were both great and challenging because I got to tackle complex global issues and really learn from the experiences of my international peers. The international aspect is something that really made things interesting and kept me engaged throughout. At the Foster school I’ve been exposed to international business topics in the past few years, but it is completely different interacting and discussing topics with students who have grown up with a completely different perspective than myself. I really took advantage of their knowledge and learned something new everyday while still solving the task of our group case. I look forward to the chance of having more international exposure and learning more about global business.