Pictured above are Lien, REI-VN's International Relations Person, Andrew Ng, James Kang, Del Goehner, Gail Schowe, Brian Teel. Not pictured are Tom Knighton and Giang Ngo.The Program What makes this week so significant for the students? The students are learning from men and women (Gail Schowe is pictured above in one of her lectures) who are in the trenches making business happen. Team members share their experiences, insights, strategies, heart, and love for their work from a perspective that is outside the students’ cultural experience. Success stories are shared but also times of failure and recovery are shared which inspire students to not let the fear of failure squelch the need to take risks when needed. Students learn in varied environments that stimulate engagement: lectures, coaching sessions, small group interactions, question and answer time, critiques of business plans, etc. The students speak often of the caring and warm hearts of the team. What are the benefits for the business team members? They experience another culture, contribute in their fields of expertise, develop relationships with students (and faculty and business people), see the students that they have taught in the past become successful leaders, and join hands with others of like heart and mind to help build a nation. A Little Fun Along the Way Lest you think the week is all work, the opening and closing ceremonies of the week showcase student talent in areas of singing, dancing, drama, and videography. The team is always amazed and delighted by the heart and talent of the students. Of course, the business team members get to showcase their “entertaining talents” as well which provide a lot of fun and laughter for the students.