Cox Global Leadership Program 2012

In May 2012, four groups of students are traveling to Europe (Frankfurt, Bratislava), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai), China (Xian, Shanghai) and Latin America (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo) with the Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.

Latin America: Part 2

by:  Maura C. Bellmio MBA '13 The second leg of our Latin American adventure was totally awesome. Although we were a little tired upon arrival in Buenos Aires, we were immediately struck by the city's natural beauty (at least AFTER we got through customs). Our tour guide was excellent, and even before reaching the hotel she had given us some great information about the city and its history. We had the first day and a half off in Argentina, so I think everyone decided to venture out and see as much of the city's sights as they could before we got down to business. Many of us visited the Santelmo Market (which was only open on Sundays) to see their [...]

2012-05-22T18:53:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Cox Global Leadership Program 2012|

Discovering China

By: Stephanie Montgomery Today has been a whirlwind, but the best thus far in our trip.  Early this morning I got talked into going on a bike ride around the city wall of old Xi’an. Rather than have another helping of breakfast I decided I should go.  It was the BEST decision.  The ride around the old city from up high was fantastic. We saw the disparity between the old apartments on the inside and the high rises that surrounded the wall.  Strangely, we noticed that all the old apartments had solar panels on top while the newer apartments did not.  One in our group surmised that that is because the buildings on the inside need to generate their own [...]

2012-05-21T15:53:09+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Cox Global Leadership Program 2012|

It Begins…

In May 2012, four groups of students are traveling to Europe (Frankfurt, Bratislava), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai), China (Xian, Shanghai) and Latin America (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo) with the American Airlines Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.

2012-05-23T21:33:08+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Cox Global Leadership Program 2012|

Something Tastes Atypical

By:  David Garrett Mucha On both Monday and Wednesday GLP Europe headed over to the food court to experience the lunch often chosen by nearby working professional.  At the far corner of the third floor a collection of food window boutiques was distributed in a semi-circular pattern.  The layout of the fast-food market was not dissimilar to locations at familiar Dallas malls such as Galleria or Willow Bend.  Choices offered included Slovakian and Eastern European interpretations of Italian, Asian, and German cuisine.  Curiously a Mexican restaurant was a choice which included items that were almost entirely non-cognizable to a U.S. visitor.  These items appeared to simply resemble in a basic form rotisseried meat and vegetables placed in a taco shell [...]

2012-05-21T14:53:14+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Cox Global Leadership Program 2012|

Conclusion of Germanic stage and on to Bratislava

By: David Garret Mucha At the end of the week the group began the day at Deutsche Boerse and finished at the ECB. The German stock exchange was a non-trivial distance from the Hotel, which we had to cover by foot in about 15 minutes. Upon arriving at DB we were asked to pass a security screening which was less comprehensive than what one would see in an airport terminal. A 50-minute lecture commenced thereafter, which was accompanied by a substantial ebb and flow of Q&A, both from students as well as via the presenter. After this we were shown the trading floor from the observation deck. Many speculated as to whether the trade technicians away from sight were working diligently or rather [...]

2012-05-17T19:01:11+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Cox Global Leadership Program 2012|

Day one: Frankfurt, Germany

By: David Garrett Mucha Arriving earlier than expected, the 767 hit the tarmac at approximately 8:10 am, and proceeded for arrival before the scheduled gate time of 8:30 am. On the other hand, a slight delay occurred as the Frankfurt airport was exceptionally busy handling the wayfare of many European fliers as well as directing incoming overnight flights. Surprisingly, immigration was very quick and the attending officers were very polite. Within the next 30 minutes, luggage was claimed and the hotel-destined bus was boarded. To the author's knowledge no one was left behind although there have been rumors of a close call.  The dreadful fear hanging overhead of missing the bus must have worked its magic this time around - although we'll have to keep our fingers crossed... Once [...]

2012-05-17T19:00:38+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Cox Global Leadership Program 2012|