Night Owl's Revenge

South Africa was Amazing

I’m back! Unfortunately I caught a nasty cold on the flight home and have been sick for the past 2.5 weeks. The trip was absolutely amazing and I wish we could have stayed in Cape Town a little longer. We just gave our final presentations and our final papers are due in a couple of days - in essence, the fun part of GIM is over! lol.

While I was abroad I discovered a secret that a lot of my more well-traveled classmates already knew: Africa gets into your soul. I want to go back!

My favorite parts of the trip included:

  • Visiting FirstRand Limited (banking/financial services) and meeting with the CEO
  • Meeting Kellogg alums in JoBurg
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Visiting the AngloGold Ashanti gold mine - we got to go into the mines and visit with the miners. Much respect to the people who work in the mines everyday!
  • River cruise and safari in Botswana
  • Ziplining and gorge swinging in Zimbabwe
  • Cape Town!
  • Robben Island
  • Meeting Brand Managers at Johnson & Johnson South Africa
  • Meeting with a consumer insights agency to learn more about the South African consumer
  • Food! Especially discovering Nando’s. The closest thing I’ve had to Nando’s is El Pollo Loco in SoCal, but Nando’s is MUCH better.  

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