On this Global Immersion Elective to Southeast Asia, participants will learn about the interconnectedness of global markets by engaging with both developed and developing areas in the region. The program starts in Jakarta where students encounter a city in the midst of rapid economic growth. While this growth has spurred Indonesia to have the largest economy in SE Asia, it has caused inequality and inflation. The program then moves to the Telunas Center in the Riau Islands where students engage with local villagers finding their way in a globalized society. While on the island, participants also complete a series of team building and leadership exercises led by the Center. Following this rustic experience, a ferry carries the program participants to nearby Singapore – one of the world’s wealthiest countries per capita, but also a country that often comes under fire for hiding evidence of its wealth gap. In each location, students will develop an understanding of the different pathways to economic growth via company visits, guest lectures, engaging with the local communities, and program-relevant cultural experiences.
This program is led by Dr. Larry Chavis, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Kenan-Flagler Business School.
You must be admitted to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program as a business major or minor to apply for this program. Pre-business students, non-business majors and minors and non-UNC students are not eligible. Admission status will be verified for all applicants.