At the airport …

… there were business and accounting and economics and math and political science majors in line at the check-in. The students enrolled in the “Business as Mission: India” interim, along with business professor Leonard Van Drunen and his wife, Karen, were looking forward to about 15 hours and 40 minutes of flying (and a two-hour layover in Chicago.) Many of the students aren’t used to that kind of itinerary: “I’ve never been outside the United States, except Canada,” confessed Kari Witte, a senior studying business marketing. (The Van Drunens, who have lived in both London and Tokyo, have logged a lot of flights.)

While the group was idling at Gerald Ford International, they ran into members of the “Business and Culture in Brazil” interim, including professors Bob Eames and Evert Vander Heide. One of the students on the Brazil trip allowed that the thing he was most looking forward to was “Christ the Redeemer,” the statue that towers over (and blesses)

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Rio De Janeiro. Then he learned that Christ the Redeemer is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as is the Taj Mahal. “You’re going to see the Taj?” he asked one of the students on the India trip. “Nice.”

About myrnaanderson

I live in Allendale Michigan, and I work at Calvin College as a senior writer in Communications and Marketing.
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