In an increasingly global economy, international experience for Indiana University MBA candidates comes from hands-on work in the field as much as the classroom. A group of students, led by Dr. Phil Powell, travel to Peru to help local entrepreneurs tackle business challenges using cutting edge business practices. The Kelley MBA GLOBASE initiative provides a unique social enterprise experience by partnering with Peruvian businesses to make a global impact.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

To All the Single Ladies:

Sunday is the best day to find a fiancee. This is according to Selena, our tour guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu. We met a very nice family of locals dressed in local attire. The women, both named Susan, were carrying three babies and had yellow flowers in their hats. As Selena explained, the color of the flowers signifies that they are married. White flowers signify that a woman is single, but not necessarily a virgin. It's like a really big wedding ring, or lack thereof. The locals can go to Machu Picchu for free on Sundays, so they occasionally do. And if they are having a good day, they find a fiancee. All of us GLOBASE-ers had a pretty great day, but I don't think any of us will be switching to the yellow flowers because of our expedition. 

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