By Meghan Ackerson
First-Year MBA, Consumer Marketing Academy
|The Christ Redeemer Statue in Rio|
What distinguishes the Kelley global experience from most other schools is that it’s 100% student-led. Our four second-year leaders designed our entire KIPs curriculum and in-country itinerary. We spent seven weeks learning about Brazil’s history, business environment, cultural intricacies and people from various professors, visiting executives, and our native language tutor, Sergio.
When we arrived in Sao Paulo, we experienced first-hand everything we’d learned about in class and much more. The contrasts, the relationship-based business environment, the national pride, the warmth and hospitality of the people. We visited some of the top companies in Brazil – Embraer, Volkswagen, Petrobras, Procter & Gamble, and many more.
|The View from Corcovado Mountain|