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Students learn global business in Europe

Students learn global business in Europe

Pictured from left to right: front row: Elizabeth Moorhouse, Brooke Adamski, Bethany Adamski, Madison Walmer, Shante Dennis and Alex Anderson; back row: Mehrdad Madresehee, Kerri Kuntz, Andrew Ognibene, Adam Miller, Victoria Siebecker and Andrew Hindes.

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Ten Lycoming College students recently traveled to Europe for the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) European Business Experience May term course. During their 10-day trip, the students explored London, England; Brussels, Belgium; Bruges, Belgium; and Reykjavik, Iceland where they visited various business, government and cultural sights.

“It was an amazing learning opportunity and an unforgettable experience,” said Andrew Hindes, a rising senior with majors in economics and Spanish from Pasadena, Maryland. “I really enjoyed visiting Lloyds of London. It has an interesting history and the building itself is awe-inspiring.”

The students received a private tour of Lloyds of London, an insurance market located in London’s primary financial district; visited the European Parliament in Brussels, National Bank of Belgium and received a guided tour of Cantillon Brewery. During their tour of London, the students had the opportunity to have a private meeting with Christopher Carnaghan, a trade consultant with the Pennsylvania Trade Office for the U.K., Ireland, and Scandinavia.

The trip was organized and led by Mehrdad Madresehee, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Institute for Management Studies, and Elizabeth Moorhouse, Ph.D., department chair and associate professor of economics.

“We had a very good group of students on the trip and we all really enjoyed ourselves,” said Moorhouse. “The students were able to relate some of the ideas and concepts they learned in the classroom to a global context. It was so rewarding to see the students learn about global business in such a direct way. Their confidence grew every day; not only in their knowledge about the global business world, but also in their place in it.”

Along with Hindes, the following students also participated in the May term: Shante Dennis ’15, from Kingston, Pa., with majors in business marketing and psychology; rising seniors: Brooke Adamski, from Catawissa, Pa., with majors in accounting, business finance and Spanish; Alex Anderson, from Webster, N.Y., with majors in accounting and business finance; Victoria Siebecker, from Cleona, Pa., with a major in business marketing; Adam Miller, from Landenberg, Pa., with a major in economics; rising juniors Madison Walmer, from Ephrata, Pa., with a major in economics; Bethany Adamski, from Catawissa, Pa., with majors in business marketing and corporate communications; Kerri Kuntz, from Harrisburg, Pa., with majors in accounting and business finance; Andrew Ognibene, from Sparta, N.J., with majors in business finance and economics.