Event Title

A Time That Truly Changed My Life

Presenter Information

Christopher Dustin

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

Major

Marketing

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Frank Lin

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 5:30 PM

Abstract

Last year during winter break I was able to go on what I would best describe as the absolute most fantastic study abroad program of a lifetime. The research and development that I gained prior to the trip really made it beneficial for me even more than words could even begin to describe. We started off by studying and beginning to understand the people of the United Arab Emirates and how they made their living from pearls and through oil and now even the tourism and financial industries. It was absolutely amazing to say the least, to see how these people are able to have such a beautiful religion and culture that I would not have understood otherwise. Truly was blessed to have been part of this program and see firsthand the way that they care for one another and for society as a whole. In the way that their sustainable development is going is absolutely phenomenal and the fact that they are actually surpassing a lot of the intentions of the rest of the world by becoming less dependent on things such as oil and are really leading the way with renewable energy sources. All this can be seen by the City of Masdar which is a prime example of how we as a society can really begin to live off of our dependence of oil. And begin to use alternative things such as solar energy and renewable sources that are out there and all we just have to do is begin to use them.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 5:30 PM

A Time That Truly Changed My Life

RM 215-218

Last year during winter break I was able to go on what I would best describe as the absolute most fantastic study abroad program of a lifetime. The research and development that I gained prior to the trip really made it beneficial for me even more than words could even begin to describe. We started off by studying and beginning to understand the people of the United Arab Emirates and how they made their living from pearls and through oil and now even the tourism and financial industries. It was absolutely amazing to say the least, to see how these people are able to have such a beautiful religion and culture that I would not have understood otherwise. Truly was blessed to have been part of this program and see firsthand the way that they care for one another and for society as a whole. In the way that their sustainable development is going is absolutely phenomenal and the fact that they are actually surpassing a lot of the intentions of the rest of the world by becoming less dependent on things such as oil and are really leading the way with renewable energy sources. All this can be seen by the City of Masdar which is a prime example of how we as a society can really begin to live off of our dependence of oil. And begin to use alternative things such as solar energy and renewable sources that are out there and all we just have to do is begin to use them.