This was our final day abroad, as we all begin our journeys back to Columbus tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that we began this adventure three weeks ago. While we are all eager to get home and see our friends and families (and do laundry), it is sad to see this chapter end. From climbing 272 stairs at the Batu Caves to fishing for own dinner in Langkawi, we have gained cultural experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. From suiting up to enter clean rooms to presenting our findings to multiple executives at a multi-billion dollar company, we have gained international business knowledge that will benefit all our future careers. We could not be more grateful for this experience, and on behalf of my team, thank you for coming along on this journey with us!
Final teammate reflections come from the girl who loves O-H-I-O pictures and could never get enough, Ralitsa:
“Having the opportunity to visit two countries in Southeast Asia was incredible. One of the things that struck me most was how multicultural both Malaysia and Singapore were and how peacefully the different ethnic groups coexist and how well they work together. The amount of construction that is going on in KL, as well as in Melaka was also an eye-opener. I really hope Malaysia is going to be able to build all this infrastructure in a sustainable way. Something that Singapore seems to have done very well. All in all the past 3 weeks have been a great eye-opening experience.”
It has been an honor sharing this experience with you – it’s been fun, but goodbye for now. See you later Southeast Asia!