Today was the first day we have been in Ho Chi Minh City after the long commute across the globe (photo 1). I really enjoyed the presentations from the amazing speakers we had today talking about topics such as Vietnam economics, and mergers and acquisitions. My team was on a scavenger hunt assignment after the informative presentations. Even though the traveling had tired us out, we had a lot of fun walking around the city and trying to figure out the local surroundings. Our team had walked for eight miles around the city.
Well, it’s just about time for our group of RIT road warriors to pack it in and return home from our Footsteps Through the Adriatic summer program. The past two weeks have been filled with our continuing bus tour around the beautiful Croatian countryside, visits to islands, mountains, cities, and more hotels. One of our stops was the island of Pag, where the tradition of making sheep milk cheese has been practiced for almost 2,000 years.
Bonjour! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of going to Paris to attend a friend/ former RIT alum’s (KGCOE) wedding. I arrived a week prior to the wedding so I had some time to knock some things off of my bucket list and even had the opportunity to visit a new study abroad program at the American University of Paris through RIT’s affiliate SAI.
(Tuesday June 10, 2014) Our traveling band of gypsies arrived in the beautiful seaside town of Makarska, a very popular tourist destination that sits under the massive cliffs of Biokovo National Park, our next hiking destination. Makarska is known for its bustling palm-lined promenade, filled wi
So last Monday we set out from Dubrovnik on our tour bus for some Foot-stepping around the beautiful Croatian countryside.
Dobro Dan (Good Day) from Dubrovnik and “Footsteps Through the Adriatic” summer program.
Our intrepid group arrived in sunny Dubrovnik Croatia on Friday May 30th for the second installment of Footsteps Through the Adriatic, a multidisciplinary program sponsored by RIT Study Abroad.
Eight jammed-packed and unforgettable days later, we’re about to head on home.
Spending this past week in Silicon Valley has been a very eye-opening experience.
I know I’ve said in my other blog posts that every day has been amazing, but that doesn’t even begin to describe today.
Today had easily some of the best visits of the week!
On Monday we had the opportunity of meeting with Steve Capps, an RIT alumni who has a startup in the Bay Area known as PayNearMe. Capps moved straight from RIT to Xerox, then worked for Apple, and after spending some time in Paris, was coaxed by Apple to return to his former position.
This was the first day this week that we all actually got to sleep in. In fact, some of us managed to sleep all the way until 8am! I haven’t felt so rested in a long time.
Today began much earlier than I think most of us wanted to. After a late-night visit with a tailor, finding the strength to wake up at 5:00 was a challenge.