Cox Leadership May2011

In May 2011 five groups of students traveled to Europe (Frankfurt, Bratislava and London), Asia (Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai), Southeast Asia (Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai), India (Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai) and Latin America (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo) with the Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.

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Red eyes

An update from Eric, MBA ’12 with a concentration in finance and strategy, who traveled to India with the Cox Global Leadership Program:

0image.jpg If one overnight flight is a red eye – then two of them make RED EYESl!

The flight to Mumbai from London is on a 747-400 (pure awesomeness).
The flight is also flying significantly under capacity, and it’s awesome to be able to walk around on a flying city. I even checked out a sprawling seat for a while. ;)

I think I have fully adjusted to Mumbai time. My whacked-out sleep schedule in Dallas definitely helped out in this area. Currently, I am lying awake to the glow of an iPad (thanks, Mom), and my clock tells me it is 9:15 am in Mumbai – but with all the lights off in the cabin and all the windows shut it’s tough to convince myself that I am right and 200 sleeping people are in for a rude awakening in a few hours.

The long layover in London and Mumbai will mean that we lost our initial rest day in Bangalore. However, I am surprisingly rested for having just flown on two red-eye flights.

We had originally planned to go to a friend’s parents’ house for dinner tonight, but with the new fight situation – I am not sure that will remain the plan.

Overall, spirits among the group seem to be quite high given the lack of GOOD sleep, travel grime, and some unfortunate events. And it just keeps getting better!

Update: Just landed in Mumbai! Namaste!

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