Raymond LeBlanc: Post 4

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Raymond LeBlanc London School of Economics and Political Science London, England Spring 2021 Blog 4 I agreed to take an eleven-day trip with two complete strangers. Well, most people would consider two people, one from Massachusetts and one from Jaipur, both of whom you had met the month before complete strangers. However, in the short time that I knew these two guys we became pretty good friends. We all shared a massive itch to get the most out of our time abroad. This shared characteristic was all we needed to say, “let’s take an eleven day road trip into a […]

Raymond LeBlanc: Post 3

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Raymond LeBlancLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon, EnglandSpring 2021 MayTime is flying here in the UK. This is because I have started filling my free time with more and more interesting activities. This past week, I planned a road trip to Scotland with two of my friends who are also from the United States. I am amazed at how willing three strangers are to spend 11 days driving together from the midlands to the highlands. Even more amazing is the three of us met a friend from London who will let us put 1,500 miles on his car! Absolutely […]

Raymond LeBlanc: Post 1 & 2

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring

Raymond’s first two posts are posted together. Global Ed apologies for the delay. Raymond LeBlancLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon, EnglandSpring 2021 JanuaryThis year sucks. Everyone had high hopes for 2021 after the rather uneventful year that was 2020. Many of my plans were foiled as 2020 raged against humanity; among those interrupted plans was my intention to travel to London where I would spend a full ten months studying economics and management in the prestigious environment that is the London School of Economics and Political Science. This was removed from my decision set in August due to the […]

Franz Gilbert: Post 4

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Franz GilbertAmerican UniversityWashington, D.C. USASpring 20214/12/2021 It feels like time is flying, or maybe it is because it feels like my life is more eventful. Not only do I get the opportunity to keep up with what is going on at H-SC, but I have also established a new circle of friends and activities while up here in D.C. It feels like every day is jam-packed with activities. Work and Classes Since my last blog, things have pretty much stayed the same course. I am still impressed every day with the level of guest speakers that I have been able […]

Franz Gilbert: Post 3

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Franz GilbertAmerican UniversityWashington, D.C. , USASpring 20213/23/2021 From the Hill to the Hill! There is a month and a half left in the program, and it seems like time is flying by. Every day seems to be a new learning experience. Wellness Week It is interesting to learn yet one more way colleges have had to adapt due to COVID-19. American University lengthened the winter break, but was concerned about spring break – and the potential for bringing COVID-19 back to campus. As a result, they implemented Wellness Week. We still have classes during Wellness Week – but no homework […]

Franz Gilbert: Post 2

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring

Franz GilbertAmerican UniversityWashington, D.C. , USASpring 20213/04/2021 Work and ClassesThe internship I landed has turned out to be an amazing learning experience. The consulting firm works on Regulatory Reform around the world. They work closely with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, The United Nations, and many other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s). My work involves looking at Tenders (essentially requests for consulting) and determining if the consulting firm should bid. I have looked at everything ranging from the implementation of 5G regulations in Ireland, Electric Car incentive programs in Vietnam, to Solar Power programs in Brazil. The work is three […]

Franz Gilbert: Post 1

Posted Posted in 2021 Spring, Semester

Franz GilbertAmerican UniversityWashington, D.C. , USASpring 20211/22/2021 I arrived in Washington, DC on Tuesday January 12th. Since then, I have moved into my apartment, met my three roommates, and sat through many hours of orientation meetings before the weekend. The number one take away I have gotten from my short time in DC is that this city is in unprecedented times. I have talked to several natives of the city and even they are in awe over the almost Martial Law-like qualities of this city. My apartment building got new doormen last night. Their uniform is not what you would […]