I have spent hundreds of hours thinking about this study tour over the last five months: planning from scratch, SAO approval, info sessions, defining the syllabus, planning the visits, initiating and following up on the contacts, adapting the schedule, attending the H1 classes, and so on. But every time I´ve thought about it, I’ve used a verb in the future.
However, it’s time to change the verb tense: the study tour is not in the future anymore. After a string of Tuesday meetings, tons of intense work and thousands of emails, we should start thinking about the study tour in present.
We have ahead of us 14 days full of interesting companies, amazing people, incredible places, and most importantly, 28 fellow classmates with whom share an experience that will remain in our memory for a long, long time.
Today we leave Boston for Denmark and my beloved Spain. In two weeks, we will start talking about the study tour in past, so let’s enjoy as much as we can this time, and let’s make it an experience that encourages us to use the past “perfect” tense.
I wish a really fun and fruitful trip to my great 27 co-travelers. Thanks to Tim and Megan G. for sparking this initiative, and to MIT Sloan for authorizing the organizing team to make this real. Welcome to Europe and have a great trip!