Category Archives: Trips and Treks

Kia Ora! New Booth Students Travel to New Zealand

In New Zealand, “kia ora” is an informal greeting that comes from the Māori, the indigenous Polynesian people that discovered the country back in the fourteenth century, and loosely means “be well.” It has been adopted by the whole country and, as such, it was how we were greeted on Random Walk New Zealand by almost everyone we met.

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My Spring Break in Palestine

If you’d asked me at orientation where I thought I’d spend spring break, I would not have guessed the Occupied Territories of Palestine. I decided to go on Pal-Trek for a few reasons: learn more about the Israel-Palestine conflict, talk to Palestinians to understand their perspective, see the situation for myself and draw my own conclusions, and get to know Palestine beyond the conflict and experience its culture.

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High Growth in Japan

The group trip to Japan has always been a popular one among students for Spring Break. During the week in between second and third quarter, those who sign up for the Japan Trek travel together to multiple cities throughout the country, including Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, and Tokyo. This year’s Trek was a special one for multiple reasons. Read more below to find out why!

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Spring Break 2019: Boothies Explore the Philippines

During every school vacation at Booth, international students plan “treks” to show their classmates their native countries. This past March, Boothies trekked all over the world for Spring Break, from Colombia to Israel to Japan, all trips designed and led by other students. As for me, I ventured with 40 others Boothies and partners on a 9-day excursion to the Philippines.

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Innovation & Design in NYC

Booth’s Innovation and Design Club (IDC) hosted its inaugural trek in New York City from February 28th to March 1st. Led by co-chairs Gregory Kim and Shining Li, the purpose of the trek was twofold: to offer students a glimpse into the day-to-day of careers that encompass both business and design; and to enable MBA students to build rapport and connections for future opportunities.

Personally, I had no idea what ‘innovation’ meant in the context of a post-MBA career. Despite reading dozens of job descriptions, I was unable to glean a company’s culture simply from its website. I yearned for more.  And I imagined, the trek would give me a chance to assess whether my long-term passions genuinely align with my interests. Without hesitation, I confirmed my participation, purchased a plane ticket, and packed my bags for the jam-packed, two-day adventure:

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