COBE Students Venture ‘Down Under’
Because of their strategic locations, the Pacific Rim countries of Australia and New Zealand play a central role in world trade. To experience business globally, 20 students from Radford University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) studied international business, importing and exporting, and the vital role that Australia and New Zealand play in Asian and American foreign trade.
After a semester in the classroom studying international business with Management Professors Jerry Kopf and Bruce Blaylock, the students did field research for the import-export plans they will present this semester and attended lectures and presentations while sampling the diverse Aussie and Kiwi cultures and geographies.
The three-week trip included Australian stops in Cairns, Ayers Rock and the surrounding rugged outback, and Sydney, Australia’s commercial and financial center. In New Zealand, the COBE students cruised the Milford Sound area, visited the glaciers of Mt. Cook and toured Queenstown, the hub of New Zealand’s outdoor tourism industry.