Dikira shared her memorable experience with us.
As a student of International Business Administration, the trip provided me with a deep insight on the international business environment, as well as a better understanding of the complex ways corporations operate these days. It was equally informative and enjoyable attending a lecture on the current economic situation in the Euro zone at Madrid University on the first day. Visiting Vodafone offices was another great experience, from which I personally learnt a lot. At Vodafone we were given the opportunity to identify some of this international telecommunications giant's ways of gaining edge against its competitors. Overwhelmed with fresh and new perspectives, we concluded the first day of the trip at the Flamenco show which was a great way to sit back and enjoy some real Spanish authenticity.
We were also given the opportunity to visit the iconic Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home to the famous Real Madrid team. The capital's royal team is known to be one of the richest and most business-savvy clubs in the world, a feature very well reflected in each and every corner of the stadium.
After 2 days of exposure to new facts the Business Challenge was a great exercise to build trust, promote team work and provoke innovative thinking. The students competed in groups in a contest that combined mental and physical challenges.
The trip didn't come up short either when it came to sightseeing as we managed to see the main landmarks of the city.
The final gathering took place on the last evening of the trip – for a Tapas Night and the presentation of the awards for winners of the Business Challenge. Although one team had to come out as a winner at the end of the day, every single student would agree that s/he was also a winner for taking part in what was, for most of us, an unprecedented experience.
To conclude I would like to say "gracias" Middlesex University Malta for this amazing opportunity.