Travel Diaries: SPAIN, a business trip.

Santander, SpainI was filling out a declaration form and I was so excited about the fact that for the first time the purpose of my trip was ‘business.’  I ended up skipping my introductory macroeconomics class to present my research paper at the World Economy Meeting in Santander, Spain.  Ironic, eh?  (I have actually taken upper-level economics courses, but I needed to take specifically ECON 209 as a prerequisite for a grad school course).  As for the World Economy Meeting, it was my first time presenting at an international academic conference.  It was also my first time in Spain.  Read on to find out what I have learned, how I would enhance my experience at any future academic conference, and the culture shocks that I have experienced. (more…)

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