Leading in a Global Market : Eller Global Cohort Undergrads Get New Perspective in India
By Liz Warren-Pederson
Undergraduate students immersed themselves in the culture of an emerging economy this summer through the Eller Global Cohort. For ten weeks, they lived and learned in Bangalore, India — the fast-growing Indian metropolis, where ancient culture and modern prosperity combine... and collide.
While in Bangalore, the 56 students lived at the Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, a graduate school with a small-campus environment. The students completed eight weeks of courses, with two weeks of travel to Mysore, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
Rouse encountered a group of children playing cricket in Bangalore. “They immediately ran up to me, asking me where I was from and what I was doing in India,” said Rouse. “With the little English they knew, I was able to ask if I could play with them.” The kids helped him pick up the game, and they began to draw a crowd. “I ended up meeting a few people my age who are studying finance in Bangalore,” he said.