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Past Tours

Over the past ten years, Columbia Business School students and faculty have traveled to and beyond the cultural hotspots and into the factories and companies of the following countries through Chazen International Study Tours: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and Thailand. Visit the Chazen Institute in Uris 2M2 for past agendas.

Topic-focused tours have explored real estate in Argentina/Brazil, China, London/Berlin, and Mexico. Social enterprise tours have traveled to Ecuador, India, Paris/Brussels and Rwanda.

Sample Agenda for Japan
Sample Agenda for India
Sample Agenda for Real Estate Focus in Brazil

2013–14 Study Tours

Spring 14: Japan, Real Estate (China), Israel, Spain, South Korea
Winter 13/14: South Africa, Thailand, UAE

2012-13 Study Tours

Summer 13: Poland
Spring 13: Japan, Real Estate (Brazil), Israel, Spain, Greece, South Korea
Winter 12/13: India

2011-12 Study Tours

Spring 12: Japan, Real Estate (China), Innovation (Scandinavia), Israel, Spain, South Korea
Winter 11/12: India

2010–11 Study Tours

Spring 11: Japan, Real Estate (Mexico), Israel, Italy, South Korea
Winter 10/11: India, Egypt/Dubai

2009–10 Study Tours

Spring 10: Japan, Real Estate (Brazil), Italy, South Korea
Winter 09/10: India, Dubai, Egypt/Israel

2008–09 Study Tours

Spring 09: Japan, Real Estate (South Africa), Social Enterprise (Argentina), South Korea
Winter 08/09: India, Italy

2007–08 Study Tours

Spring 2008: Bulgaria/Romania, China, Dubai/Doha, Japan, Real Estate in Mexico, South Korea
Winter 07/08: Social Enterprise in India, India, Italy, South East Asia

2006–07 Study Tours

Summer 2007: Brazil
Spring 2007: China, Japan, Latin America, Renewable Energy (Brazil), Real Estate (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Buenos Aires, Argentina), South Korea
Winter 06/07: Australia, India, Italy, Rwanda (Social Enterprise)

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Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.


Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

Spots still available on Chazen study tours to Argentina and South Africa. Email Chazen@columbia.edu for more info.

October 6: Talk by Adil Zainulbhai of McKinsey & Co. India: “India’s Economic Outlook for the New Government: Acche Din (Good Days)?” 6 p.m., Columbia Club.
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October 8: N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture with Laurence J. Lau, “The Chinese Economy: Boom or Bust?” 6 p.m., Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.
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November 24: “Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing in China’s Digital Age” with Tom Doctoroff, Asia Pacific CEO, JWT.
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