I survived the Winter Term (Off to Brazil!)
Justin R T'13, March 06, 2012 | 0 comments
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Before I update you on my life the last two weeks, let me first apologize for not yet giving you the VIP tour of La Chateau PV 440. Finals week + technical difficulties. I’m working on it, and hoping to have it up and ready for your viewing pleasure when I get back...
…back from where, you ask? SUNNY BRAZIL! Finals are over, Winter Term has passed by and it’s time to go on Spring Break Tuck style: Rio and Sao Paulo for a mix of pleasure and business. Every year, Tuck organizes trips to several destinations for students over Spring Break (destinations this year include Spain, South Africa and Brazil, and a non-school sponsored trek to Japan). Financial aid is available for school-sponsored treks, and they are thoroughly planned by both Tuck and a partnering travel agency.
As mentioned before, the trek will start with 3 full days in Rio and end up with a week in Sao Paulo. While 3 “free” days and all nights on the trek are ours to do with as we please, we’ll also be visiting 10 (COUNT ‘EM!) huge companies in this exciting emerging economy. Armed with a few suits, pronunciation that would make a true Brasiliero proud (Ola, como vai? Obrigado pela atenção!), and an accompaniment of 14 Tuckies, I’m ready to tackle this trip! I’ve been thoroughly reading the Americas section of the Economist for the last few weeks familiarizing myself with the companies we’ll be touching base with as well as the country’s economy. When I get back, I’ll be sure to throw up a detailed post with pictures - along with the room tour I promised a couple of weeks back.
Speak to you all in a few weeks. I’ll be posting 3 or 4 updates my first week back. Have a fantastic couple of weeks!