Lessons in a foreign land

fun-filled experience

Lessons in a foreign land

The PGDM and MBA students of ISBR recently visited Singapore and Malaysia on a study tour. The packed week-long trip offered a learning and fun-filled experience. It was the first international trip for some of these students.

The students, who visited two universities as well as the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the New Water Plant, said that the trip gave them the much-needed practical exposure.

“We got an idea on how the city with a growing population is dealing with the problem of depleting natural resources and keeping up with the increasing demand. The visit to the universities opened our eyes to different teaching methodologies,” said Pragati Mansi Singh, a PGDM student.

“The best part about the trip was that we also visited some fun places. For instance, we went to Sentosa Islands which was great.” In Malaysia, the students also visited Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre. “It was like visiting a palace. It was simply breath-taking. We also got an opportunity to see the Prime Minister’s chamber,” added Pragati. 

For Shivani, an MBA student, the study tour was a break from the routine. “After a hectic academic session, this was a welcome break. The trip was wholesome and gave us many insights. We got to know the nuances of a whole new culture as well as the difference in the cultures. At the same time, we spent some quality time with our friends,” said Shivani. 

The students also got to know their batchmates better.

Navya Pilla, another MBA student said, “My only grouse is that the trip was very hectic. Otherwise, it was wonderful. On my first international trip, it was wonderful to go along with my friends and faculty members.”

She added, “While we are used to a particular style of learning, we got to know the differences in the education system. Had it not been for this trip, we would have been unaware of so many aspects.” 

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