Preparing for South Africa

As a second-year student embarking on my first Chazen trip, my expectations for the next couple weeks are high. I’ve been interested in Chazen since I first started thinking about my application to CBS, as I can think of no better way to see and learn about a country than by visiting with classmates who have lived or grown up there. I’m also looking forward to the company visits because of a strong interest in international business.

And… swag! (Plus Christina’s cat.)


Our organizers have worked hard on a fantastic itinerary for us, with trips to Stellenbosch wineries and vineyards, a tour of Robben Island, a cable-car up Table Mountain, playing with penguins on the Cape Peninsula, and a private game safari in Kruger National Park. We also have several “theme” days, which adds some fun and group bonding to the trip. Stay tuned for photos!


I’m particularly excited to visit Nando’s, a big South African restaurant chain with nearly 1,000 outlets in 30 countries. Nando’s is well known for their creative, cheeky marketing campaigns… And I’ve heard great things about the chicken. Might have to get myself one of these loyalty cards…


This is my first time on the African continent, and I’m looking forward to sharing my adventures with Chazen over the course of the next 10 days. Let’s do this!

-Kate Canfield ’17

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