For the seventh year running, the college's Engaging Asia initiative provided a group of second-year Oregon MBA students with the opportunity to explore the sights, sounds, and business practices of another continent. The first stop on the itinerary was Shanghai, where a visit to the Wieden+Kennedy office and a zippy bus ride (yes, a bus ride) around the city's Formula 1 racetrack were among the many activities. A ride on the bullet train took the group to Beijing for a jam-packed schedule of company meetings and factory tours, as well as a visit to the Great Wall. As their peers from the college's other centers headed off to Hong Kong, students affiliated with the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center set their course for Singapore--a brand new destination for the Engaging Asia program. Thanks to their center's recently forged relationship with the Singapore Sports Council, the Warsaw contingent had a unique opportunity for an up-close look at the country's efforts to transform itself into a major sports destination for all of Asia. "We learned how Singapore's constant growth and desire for change make it a force to be reckoned with," said Ameer Abdelaaty, MBA '13. Read the Engaging Asia 2012 blog.