I paid off my first student loan today. It was a tiny one that financed the Global Connections trip to India that I took with my MBA classmates in 2010 (see related blog posts here). Before I took the trip, I remember wondering if I would regret taking out the loan. I had gone on the Global Connections trip to China the previous spring, wasn't that enough?
|Because no trip to India is complete w/o a picture in front of the Taj.|
Now, with a year of working in Tokyo ahead of me, I'm even more grateful for the time I took to travel to China and India, to try to understand other business cultures, and to understand what it's like to be a true outsider. I think I am just a little bit better prepared for a year in Japan because of it. Thanks, McCombs. The money was well spent.