Sellinger Students Visit Chile on Study Tour Abroad

Santiago Chile

For the past 13 years, Loyola Maryland Sellinger School of Business has sent groups of students to the South American country of Chile. This annual study tour is a nine day long excursion where students visit a winery, a local hospital and a hyperbaric chamber in order to understand how businesses operate in South America, as well as enjoy the beautiful scenery and food.

This year’s trip featured 24 Professional MBA (PMBA) students from Sellinger. They spent five nights in Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, and two nights in Viña del Mar, a beach resort near Santiago. The students combined traditional academic study with an immersion in South American culture. They were given opportunities to interact with alumni from Loyola’s MBA program in Chile.

Here’s what some past Sellinger PMBAs who participated in the Chilean study tour had to say about their experiences:

Amy Lieu (2015):

“I am very satisfied with the Chilean Study tour. It was a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. I feel that I’ve learned so much about Chile and made some lifelong friends. I even raved about the trip when I called the graduate office to ask them a question about summer classes.”

Megan Royer (2014):

“This was by far my favorite course at Loyola, not only because of the quality of the instructors but also because we got to see how what we are learning is actually used by companies in their marketing strategies. It wasn’t just about reading another case study, like we have to do for so many courses in the MBA program. The instructors were also very open to our ideas and responsive to our suggestions.”

Samantha Leib (2013):

“It was an AMAZING experience, definitely one I will never forget. I have even already applied some of my learnings to my work, since many of the companies talked about research and how they get to key objectives.”

Chris Loughlin (2015):

“Satisfied is an understatement. Blown away is more accurate. I am so glad did it. I will keep this experience with me and look back on it fondly forever.”

The Sellinger PMBA is a customizable, part time, evening program designed designed for working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace.



About the Author

Max Pulcini

Max Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.

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