Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2015

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she and her Global Business Study Abroad group had an itinerary dotted with bucket-list adventures like riding elephants and exploring ancient temples. ¶ Amid this exotic backdrop, Haymond, a global supply-chain student, half expected the group's visit to a Nike apparel factory to feel just as foreign. But she felt oddly at home. ¶ "It surprised me because Bangkok was so different, but the business felt familiar to other businesses we had seen," Haymond says. "It made it seem more realistic for me to actually travel and work in different places." ¶ Now in its second year, the Global Business Study Abroad annually takes forty BYU undergrads around the world in four weeks, stopping to tour businesses and sample culture in seven countries across three continents. Along the way, stu- dents test their aptitude for living abroad while gaining invaluable international business experience. ¶ Follow the adventures—and mishaps—of the 2015 trip as the students and program directors share in their own words how circling the globe proved to be the ultimate crash course in business education. W O R L D C L A S S A n O R A L H I S T O R Y o f t h e 2 0 1 5 G L O B A L B U S I N E S S S T U D Y A B R O A D b y S A R A D . S M I T H 28 Marriott

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