Algebra University College hosted a group of students and professors from our partner institution Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana, who came for a weeklong study tour to Croatia in March 2022.
The tour was organized as part of the course "The Business of Croatia" which American students attend at their home study with the support of the International Office at Algebra. Algebra Buddies were involved in all program activities as student representatives.
Kelley and Algebra students, as well as the academic delegation, had the opportunity to get to know the dynamic Croatian business scene and enjoy the unique natural beauties of our country. The Dean of the Algebra University College opened the program with a lecture on the business story of Algebra. During the rest of the week, students visited our partner companies in Zagreb - Q, an award-winning agency that provides services and software solutions in all stages of the digital product life cycle and DOK-ING, a Croatian company leading the global market in design, production and delivery of high-quality robot systems for special applications in the field of military engineering, underground mining and counterterrorism. Students also attended a lecture on Atlantic Grupa, a Croatian multinational company present in more than 40 world markets, that integrates the production, development, sale and distribution of consumer goods.
In between lectures and company visits, the students played Pickleball on the playground of the American International School of Zagreb. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world and can be played by all generations. Our American guests sweetened their stay in Zagreb by preparing štrukli at a culinary workshop in Kuhaona.
All students and professors will surely remember the trip to Istria, which included a tour of Rovinj, the Lim Bay, Motovun and a visit to Infobip’s campus in Vodnjan. The Bippers organized an unforgettable tour of the campus and an inspiring lecture on their journey from a garage to one of the fastest growing and most progressive Croatian companies. The visit to Istria ended with a truffle hunt, an irrefutable symbol of the Croatian peninsula region. The visit to Croatia ended with a trip to Plitvice Lakes, our largest and oldest national park that leaves no one indifferent.
Algebra Buddy students Matea Vudrag Jaklin, Leona Mišljenović, Bruno Mitrović and Benjamin Ukas received the honorary “Kelley Coin”, a special recognition given to prominent individuals who have provided exceptional support and shown friendship to students and professors of Kelley School of Business.
The Kelley students unanimously concluded that may be the first, but will most certainly not be the last, visit to Croatia.