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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.
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)
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Chazen Institute does not have members; most of our programs are open to anyone. All current students and faculty receive our mailings.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 212-854-4750. Our mailing address is Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 2M2, New York, NY 10027. Our fax number is 212-851-9509.
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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