Yalla to Morocco!
Laura Giles and Callinda Taylor, Contributing Reporters
DBi Morocco 2016 took students to Marrakesh and Casablanca, home of NYU’s partner university ESCA, the premier school of reference for management training in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Students were led by Professors Boukouray and Raddadi, who facilitated a fantastic week of business-related and cultural conversation. Group outings included a trip to the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca and the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh, distinctive for its cobalt-blue walls. In their free time, students furthered their cultural education by practicing their haggling, comparing tagine at restaurants across the city, and relaxing in the hammam. ”Yalla” means “hurry up” or “let’s go!”
Bienvenidos a Colombia
Diana Hyde and Callinda Taylor, Contributing Reporters
The DBi Colombia 2016 class studied doing business in an emerging economy, specifically learning about Colombian politics and the relationships between Latin American countries, at Universidad de los Andes of Management in Bogota. Led by Juan Carrillo, an Adjunct Professor at UASM specializing in marketing and branding who is always a wonderful host and speaker, students visited a GM manufacturing plant, the Gold Museum, and Mount Monserrate. Sampling local food, especially ajiaco and Santander chocolate, dominated students’ free time. The trip closed with an amazing dinner accompanied by live music at Andres Carne De Res in Chia.