The world is growing in its demand for global employees, and one of the best ways to achieve this is exploration. Participation in an international study tour enables students to build their personal and social competence and intercultural understanding, including language skills. With this objective in mind, GHS-IMR has been providing opportunities to its students to gain international exposure through foreign educational and industrial trips.
The Students of PGDM second Year (Batch 2019-21) went to a 6 days study tour to Dubai (UAE) from March 8, 2021 to March 13, 2021. The international tour include visit to the capital city of Emirates Dubai, the city is known for its riches, its glitzy and innovative development and architecture, and its industries and retail markets. The trip started with meeting the Alumni who were working in Dubai and had come together to have dinner with students and discuss the roles students can play in international business enhancement and learning from there expertise by seeking new opportunities, Students met Alumnus Mr. Deepak Agarwal, Ms. Ratna and Mr. Amit.
The second day of industry visit started with visit to Rashid Metallic Industries (RMI). The company specializes in manufacturing, molding of metal structures. Over the past two decades, the company is led by Mr. Thomas Menezes, who nearly has 30 years of experience in the respective engineering industry.The company started to cater the mid-level requirements of the miscellaneous steel works in United Arab Emirates. Subsequently, due to high quality of workmanship and great technical experience, RMI was able to take major erection, and mass production projects. Over aperiod of doing so, RMI expanded to the Emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. With a blooming growth, full-fledged operations then conducted to export orders to countries such as Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kenya, Australia, South Africa and Japan.The students learnt aspect of managing the business from all perspectives be it administrative, finance and sales from the senior official of RMI.
The day ended with the visit to world’s tallest architecture Burj Khalifa and world’s largest Mall the Dubai Mall, the main attraction in Dubai. Students were able to visualize the concepts of Retail Management through visit to Dubai Mall.
The third day started with a half day city tour in which students were exposed to the Emirati culture as they visited all focal attractions of the city including Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai frame, Old Dubai. The Students were able to realize the rapid developments in the city by comparing the old Dubai from the new high tech developed made in Dubai. The night was spent in the Dhow cruise, students were amazed with the setting in the cruise also got exposed to the advancement of the Water Canal bridge which automatically stops as the cruise passes by.
The objective of industrial visit to Dubai was to make understand the diversity of culture and appreciate the culture of the nation UAE. Such an understanding of a nation which includes historical, cultural, social, geo-political and economic aspects, gives a fillip to international business acumen of manager. The trip extracted the same by including the visit to Dragon Mart, which is spread over150,000 sq. km. It is the world’s largest trading hub of Chinese products outside mainland China. It offers wide selection of products like clothes, accessories, food, furniture, gadgets, shoes, toys at affordable prices.
The morning of 12th Mach started with a seminar on Holistic Approach to Wellness: Energizing self by balancing Energy by Ms. Pooja Srivastava, Chief Energizing Officer SHREE OHM. The students learnt the basics of energizing mind and body that too in a scientific way. Students understood how they can divert their energy and grasped the concept of electromagnetic radiation.
The last evening of the trip was planned to be adventurous which included Desert Safari in 4*4 Land cruiser, students experienced sweeping sand dunes across stark orange earth, the untamed desert that surrounds Dubai. A dramatic shift from city’s ever ambitious, futuristic buildings, the Arabian Desert offers necessary respite from city’s thriving core. It included diverse entertainments like Camel rides, fire show, Tanura show, Belly dance, henna paintings and a BBQ dinner.
Experiences of every student of the international study made them realize its importance in the holistic development. It also gave a break to students from monotonous schedule of education and to have some fun activities. The trip was safe, informative, comfortable and memorable for every student in the group.