Olin abroad

WUSTL students debate the financial implications of Croatia’s and Turkey’s application to join the European Union and further enlargement of EU membership in a mock parliament exercise in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 30. Three dozen BSBA students interviewed government officials and experts in 18 European cities to prepare for the exercise. This is the second year students have participated in the EU study tour as part of Olin’s International Internship Program. “The tour is designed to teach the students about the EU by giving them the chance to conduct research in most of the EU countries and then using that information to debate in a mock parliament,” said Nicholas S. Hugh, European programs director. “The research-driven thinking applied in debate is a good example of Olin’s innovative approach to experiential learning and preparing students for the corporate world.” The students also visited the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Parliament and the European Parliament and Commission before fanning out across Europe for full-time internships in London, Paris, Madrid, and Koblenz, Germany.