2016-2019 Int’l Rotary Club Reflections

2016-2019 Int’l Rotary Club Reflections

It is times like this, in the Spring of 2020, when one especially reflects on how wonderful the outside world really is... Several years ago, the Purdue Polytechnic’s transformation of the undergraduate learning experience added humanities into its traditionally technical framework, specifically the “integration of topics in the humanities that enrich our students’ understanding of [...]

Video Lectures based on past Study Abroads

"Americans Helping Americans: Protecting our interests abroad" (5:40) https://videopress.com/v/BrOdOUu1?preloadContent=metadata - "Access to the Beatles" (5:05) https://videopress.com/v/7B9CsWyE?preloadContent=metadata - "Czech Zeal for Industry" (4:38) https://videopress.com/v/JnHJLvrt?preloadContent=metadata - "Biking in Rotterdam" (1:58) https://videopress.com/v/Z5ip2XWv?preloadContent=metadata - "German Culture" (2:52) https://videopress.com/v/U6tWAAe4?preloadContent=metadata - YouTube clip: Jim Tanoos, Supply Chain Management & Study Abroad – Techies Today 005 – Purdue Polytechnic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqlnXqEzQhk&t=2270s

4 of 4) Rotterdam, Netherlands

4 of 4) Rotterdam, Netherlands

The fourth and final leg of the trip was to Rotterdam, Netherlands, 499 km from Hamburg. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP): 12% (World Bank)  Rotterdam is a progressive, multicultural city whose mayor is the first in the country to be an immigrant (a Muslim, no less).  New Economy (2016) noted that “Rotterdam has embraced innovation and experimental [...]

3 of 4) Hamburg, Germany

3 of 4) Hamburg, Germany

The third leg of the trip was to Hamburg, Germany, 490 km from Prague. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP): 21% (World Bank) Hamburg is widely considered the most international of all German cities and has the highest percentage of international residents in Germany at 14% (LabourEconomics, 2019).  It has a notable history in trade [...]

Day 11 Max Murray

Last day in Europe. Definitely feel my body starting to wear down. Wanted to get up early and run but my body told me nope. Our first tour of the day involved seeing the windmills. It was interesting seeing the way people lived in them and how they operated as irrigation pumps. After that we [...]

2 of 4) Prague, Czech Republic

2 of 4) Prague, Czech Republic

The second leg of the trip was to Prague, Czech Republic, 402 km from Munich. Country Manufacturing Value-Added (% of GDP) 27% (World Bank, 2019)  The Czech Republic was the longtime industrial center of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.  According to EuroStat (2018), “The most important sector for Czech SMEs is manufacturing, which generates almost 30% of [...]