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Ball State students explored Brazil during summer 2010 gaining access to high-level executives at many of the companies they visited, which included Bloomberg, Ernst & Young, and others in the financial services industry; Coteminas, a major textile manufacturer; the Companhia Vale do Rio Doce mining company; Embratel, a telecommunications provider; and jewelry designer Francesca Romana Diana.
Loay Refae, BS entrepreneurship and information systems 2011, is one of the 18 students on the Brazil trip who rode cable cars to the top of SugarLoaf Mountain, a peak located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Prague Castle is billed as the largest ancient castle in the world and actually has a full scale cathedral within its walls. Parts of it date back into the 9th century. This major landmark is close to where the Ball State students live and attend classes.



Tourists and Ball State students gather at the Old Town Square in Prague, which dates back to the 15th century. They are awaiting a bugler to blow his horn at the top of the hour at the 15th century Astrological Clock. The bugler is located more than 100 feet overhead.

Ball State students took the electric tram and bus systems to visit this old private palace in Prague, now used for the Prime Minister's office. The office is more than 20 minutes from the dorm they are living in for the semester.

Ball State students visiting the Prague Center for fall 2010 pose in front of a 14th century monastery within a spectacular view of Prague.


“It didn’t take five minutes before I heard English being spoken at the Old Town Square and the first people I spoke with were three 30- somethings from Ft. Wayne, Indiana!” says Douglas Naffziger, associate professor of management, who working with Ball State students at the Prague Center. “There are lots of small kiosk type cabins where different types of food is served.  There is often some form of entertainment going on there in the evening.”