Experiencing Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets

An adventurous group of Lubar School of Business students has taken its studies abroad, travelling to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand this summer to learn first-hand about these impressive emerging markets in Southeast Asia.

Ed Levitas, Associate Professor of Management, is leading the annual study abroad program, which exposes students to both the corporate environment and cultural landscapes in each of the countries.

The study trip includes corporate visits to tile manufacturer Secoin, Castrol BP Petco, and Citibank in Vietnam, as well as Harley-Davidson, Ford, and Jelly Belly in Thailand.  Students also visit the U.S. consular offices in Vietnam and Thailand to gain additional insight into foreign market opportunities and challenges, as well as Banking University in Ho Chi Minh City to interact with their Vietnamese business student counterparts.

The trip is rounded out by excursions to a number of cultural landmarks, including the Angkor Wat temple, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, and Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple.

The Lubar School offers two additional summer business study tours to France and Germany.