Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Business sponsored an international trip with a group of 21 individuals that included MBA students, undergraduate students and faculty, along with several spouses.
The itinerary included ten days of visiting India, Nepal and Germany. They first spent time in the Golden Triangle region of northern India that includes Delhi; Agra, site of the Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, famous for its pink stone buildings. They then flew for an overnight stay in Kathmandu, Nepal and while there they hiked in the Himalaya Mountains, visited temples and enjoyed a traditional Nepalese dinner and cultural show. On the return trip, the travelers enjoyed free time in Rudesheim, a quaint town outside of Frankfurt, Germany.
While visiting interesting sites and businesses in each location, highlights included a stop at the Taj Mahal, a boat trip down the Rhine River and the bus rides in India. One of the guides informed the group, “You only need three things to drive in India…good horn, good brakes and good luck!” While there are lanes marked on the roads, they appear to be no more than mere suggestions for the cars, trucks, buses, camels, bikes, motorcycles and thousands and thousands of walkers.
Dr. Jeff Lineman, the STEP program director and business professor, described the experience by stating: “This opportunity for the group to have spent ten days together in multiple cultural settings provided a wonderful time of observing the world in a different way that broadened each individual’s perspective of the larger world around us. There are people around the world that live extremely different lives than most individuals in the United States. The opportunity to observe those differences first hand is truly life changing.”
The School of Business invites all students, faculty, and alumni to participate in future international trips that normally occur during spring break in March, and in July. During July 2009, the group will travel to the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and spend one night in Helsinki, Finland. Travelers also have the option of extending their trip and visiting St. Petersburg, Russia for an additional three nights. The group plans to depart from Boise on July 16.
If you are interested in participating in this program or would like more information, contact Lynette Kingsmore at 467-8107 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Nazarene University, a Christian comprehensive university, offers over 60 areas of study, master’s degree programs in eleven disciplines, accelerated degree programs, concurrent credit for high school students, and a variety of continuing education credits. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 10,000 continuing education students, and 1,900 high school students through the concurrent credit program.