Thursday, December 1, 2011

In the final planning stages of KIPs Brazil 2012

Rio de Janeiro - Corcovado

Second-year MBA 

A lot has happened since our last KIPs Brazil Blog post. We've been meeting every week, and it seems like we communicate every day. So far we've put together a really great curriculum for our in-class portion. Speakers and guests have been lining up to provide assistance and share their insights. We've even been able to nail down a great language teacher to make sure everyone can put together some essential phrases while we're there.

We've also made some great headway with the company visits. A few weeks ago we only had one or two secured. We now have 11 of our 15 company visits scheduled! Consulting, manufacturing, energy, cpg -- the industries go on and on. 

I'm really excited to visit the Olympic committee in Rio. Rio is host to the 2016 Olympics and the Olympic committee has been hard at work organizing this monumental event. I have so many questions for the visit, and I can't wait to see what progress they've made in preparing the city for the onslaught of people that will be there.

The next area that I’m really excited to work on is cultural experiences. We're planning group outings to some great must-see destinations like Sugarloaf Mountain, which overlooks the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We're also exploring some of the great restaurants in both cities. I also stumbled on a great dinner-and-a-show restaurant that will feed you while you enjoy a samba music and dance performance.

It's hard to believe how far we've come and exciting to anticipate where we'll be traveling in a few short months.

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