By Samantha Finch
Earlier this month, Pace University’s Producing the Documentary class had its first taste of Brazil – in Manhattan. Five documentary students, along with Professors Maria Luskay and Andrew Rekvin, ventured in to the stretch of West 46th Street known as “Little Brazil” to meet and dine with students and faculty from the management program of Pace’s Lubin School of Business before all 42 faculty and students embark on a 10-day journey through southern Brazil.
In a private room at Brazil, Brazil, waiters laid out huge servings of chicken, beef or fish, along with rice and beans, as students introduced themselves and chatted about their majors and goals for the trip.
2014 marks the 14 consecutive year that a Brazil trip has been organized by Lubin Professor Claudia Green, who has decades of experience on tourism initiatives in Brazil and other countries, including her work on Green Mapping projects, which create guides to sustainable travel businesses. In the business travel course, students learn about business, tourism and hospitality initiatives and meet with local business owners and elected officials.
This is the second time that the Pace Producing the Documentary course will team up with the Lubin class in Brazil. While the goals of both classes are very different, both groups will work together throughout the trip.
By the end of the evening, the dinner allowed for mingling and conversation between the two campuses and disciplines, opening the door for an amazing collaborative experience in the weeks ahead.