The International Business students of Year 1, 2 & 3 of Stenden University of Applied Sciences – Qatar visited Spain on an international study trip from the 13th to 18th of February 2020, covering four cities.
The students had the opportunity to visit various companies based on the requirements of the International Business curriculum. Among the companies they visited were the Airbus-Illescas Plant Toledo to study about its operations and supply chain, The Sword Factory in Toledo showing the making of steel swords, DYC in Segovia for its warehousing, distribution and quality management, and Weber Shandwick for its marketing based international projects in Madrid. Furthermore, in Valencia, the students had an overview of the Valencia port and its importance. The six-day study trip has enabled the students to gain practical understanding of the theories they learned and apply it in real-time projects. Every year, the students are given the opportunity to experience and visit a new country to understand its culture, trade and industry.
One of the highlights of the trip was the welcome extended by The Qatar Embassy in Spain to the 45 members of the Stenden Qatar team. The Ambassador of Qatar, H.E. Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al Hamar hosted a dinner at Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid on the last day of the trip.
The meeting with the Ambassador has inspired the students to embrace the importance of technology and other growing business areas in their career. The Ambassador urged the students to be a brand ambassador of the university and the country.