In March 2019, Olin students will span the globe

  • February 28, 2019
  • By Kurt Greenbaum
  • 2 minute read

For a period of time in March, an Olin Business School student will always be able to gaze up toward the sun. Nearly 300 students will be spread around the globe on various study abroad trips, exchange programs, career treks and practicum projects. They’ll be in 21 countries on six continents: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

The travelers include students in Olin’s MBA, BSBA and specialized master’s degree programs, as well as students from other WashU schools who are working on second majors in business.

And they’ll be as far-flung around the globe as they have ever been. For example, one group will be dispatched to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, for a practicum project. Two days after they return, another starts working on a project 8,822 miles away in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

We’ve put together the interactive map below to show you where Olin students will be and what’s going on while students are there. Click on each map “pin” to reveal details about who is going and what they’re doing. Click the icon in the upper right to expand to a larger view of the map.

Note: We’ve kept the pinpoint for a practicum project based in Nigeria, although that trip was unfortunately canceled because of political instability in the region. The students will still be working on the project without the benefit of traveling to the location.

How far are students going? Here’s a selection of locations and their distance from St. Louis.

  • Antananarivo, 9,562 miles.
  • Barcelona, 4,636 miles.
  • Copenhagen, 4,508 miles.
  • Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 4,097 miles.
  • Quito, 2,781 miles.
  • Seoul, 6,662 miles.
  • Shanghai, 7,193 miles.
  • Stockholm, 4,534 miles.
  • Tokyo, 6,391 miles.

About the Author

Kurt Greenbaum

Kurt Greenbaum

As communications director for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to find and share great stories about our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. I've worked for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management as communications director and as a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sun-Sentinel in South Florida and the Chicago Tribune.

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