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MBA students participate in annual study tour of Chile

Building on the success of previous tours, Loyola’s 13th Chilean Study Tour is officially underway. This year’s tour reached capacity with 24 Professional’s MBA (PMBA) Sellinger students. The March 2016 study tour offers PMBA students the opportunity to combine traditional academic study with an immersion in South American culture. This study tour is unique because students have the ability to interact with alumni from Loyola’s MBA program in Chile. 

Chilean Study Tour 2016

The tour is offered in a convenient nine-day format, which requires only one week of leave from work. Students departed on Saturday, February 26, and will return on Sunday, March 6. The trip includes five nights in Santiago and two nights in Viña del Mar, a beach resort near Santiago.

The students are scheduled to stop at destinations throughout their travels, including a trip to a winery, a local hospital, and a hyperbaric chamber, which is a steel vessel in which atmospheric pressure can be raised or lowered by air compressors. The students will also enjoy beautiful scenery as well as group dinners.

If you are a Sellinger student interested in learning more about the trip, please check our Chilean Study Tour webpage in early May for information session dates this summer. These sessions include a student panel comprised of past study tour participants who will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

If you are interested in hearing about past students’ experiences, email a former study tour participant or contact professors Nan Ellis at nellis@loyola.edu or Gerard Athaide at gathaide@loyola.edu.