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|Restrictions:||Babson applicants only|
|Class Status:||Undergraduate||Program Type:||Babson-Sponsored|
|Language of Instruction:||English Only||Minimum Cumulative GPA:||2.70|
|Housing Options:||Hotel/Hostel||Maximum Credits Offered:||16|
|Pre-requisites:||OEM/MCE||Area of Study(s):||Liberal Arts/Business|
|Internship Available:||No||Program Advisor:||Michelle McCormack|
What is the Babson BRIC program?
The BRIC countries, covering over 25% of the world’s land and accounting for more than 40% of the world’s population, are significant driving forces in today’s global marketplace. Babson BRIC: The Cornerstone of the New Global Economy is a semester-long, globally comparative and academically rigorous study abroad experience. Babson students will travel together to three unique sites (St. Petersburg, Russia; Shanghai, China; New Delhi, India) taking courses designed and facilitated by Babson faculty. Students will combine onsite coursework, meetings with business and academic leaders, and government officials to experience the changing global business landscape.
Credits: 2 (Advanced Liberal Arts)
Description: This course will provide a theoretical and practical global comparison of the BRIC countries in a cross-cultural context.
Credits: 3 (Intermediate Liberal Arts - CVA)
Description: This course will provide an overview of modern Russian history and politics, but will focus primarily on modern Russian culture as expressed in literature, film, fine arts, and architecture.
Credits: 4 (General Management)
Description: This course will focus on how history, politics and culture have affected the Russian business culture and environment.
Credits: 4 (Entrepreneurship)
Description: The course will introduce the process and practices of assessing and shaping entrepreneurial opportunities in China.
Credits: 3 (Intermediate Liberal Arts - LVA)
Description: This course will focus upon the historical, cultural and political study of post colonial India.
The culture and history of each country will be explored in the classroom, but also by visiting important sites and engaging in cultural activities in and around the three cities where the program will be based: St. Petersburg, Russia; Shanghai, China; and Delhi, India. Each of these cities offers many rich opportunities to learn about the societal forces that have shaped and continue to shape their respective countries.
Museum of Ethnography
Excursion to Moscow
Cruiser Aurora Museum
Piskarevskoe Cemetary & Momument to the Defenders of Leningrad
Excursion to Novgorod
Excursion to Peterhof
Qutab Minar (early Islamic architecture) & Purna Quila (oldest fort in India)
Teen Murti Marg (Nehru’s home)
National Museum of India
Jama Masjid (principal mosque of Old Delhi) & Chandni Chowk Marketplace
Excursion to Agra & Fatehour Sikri including visits to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Shanghai Urban Planning Center
Huangpu River Cruise
Shanghai People’s Square Museum
French Concession walk
Excursion to Beijing including visits to the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, & the Great Wall
Excursion to the distribution center of Yiwu
American Chamber of Commerce
St. Petersburg State University
Imperial Porcelain Factory
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Shibei Economic Zone
Hill & Assoc
Wu & Assoc
*Fall Semester: 14 August – 16 November 2012 (Program dates are tentative and subject to change without notice)
Housing and Meals:
Accommodations for the program will include hotels and university student residences. In most cases, accommodation will be double occupancy. Students will be charged the Babson College double room occupancy rate. Students will be responsible for most of their meals. Students can buy meals at the University cafeterias, local Russian, Chinese, and Indian restaurants, or purchase simple meals at their local grocery stores. St. Petersburg, Shanghai, and New Delhi have a variety of restaurants. Students can find each city’s diverse urban culture in the many types of eateries if they are willing to look around!
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