Chilean Slayin’

Trip Region: South America
Country(ies): Chile
Partners Trek? Yes
Cost: $1921
Airfare Estimate: $1200
Structure:   •   Lodging:   •   Nightlife: 3   •   Activity: 3

Trek Description:

Experience two different worlds on this 7-day trip to Chile, one of the world’s most fascinating countries. We begin in the urban metropolis of Santiago de Chile, the nation’s capital city that combines modern living with historic tradition. There, we’ll explore the city before hopping on a flight to San Pedro de Atacama, the gateway to the wonderful Atacama Desert. Multiple tours will give you glimpses of the surreal wonders of the Atacama: colorful rock formations, geysers, lagoons, and incredible landscapes that must be seen to be believed. Whether this is your first visit to Chile or you’re a veteran Chilean traveler, this trip will show you sights that will blow your mind!

Day 1 — Saturday, Aug 19

Rob Costa

Hometown: Fraser, MI
Undergrad: U.S. Naval Academy
Pre-MBA life: Submarine Officer
Post-MBA plans: Consulting

Why should you join my trek?
I’m turning 30 and I’m really trying to see a penguin at some point on this trip, so if either of those interest you should join us!

Arvind Raghothama

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
Undergrad: Purdue University
Pre-MBA life: Manufacturing
Post-MBA plans: Tech

Why should you join my trek?
As someone who has no skin in the game (don’t even go to Ross (Sonali’s Partner)) it’s become very apparent that Chile is one of the most underrated countries in South America. If you are looking to get that great city vibe while also exploring one of the driest places on the planet (just Dune it), experiencing the purest form of star gazing, and rounding it out with enjoying some of the best Cab Sav ever cultivated – then look no further! From a self-interested perspective, I hope to see lots of partners on this trip, it will definitely help with the transition into the Ross Community!

Sonali Wijesiriwardena

Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida
Pre-MBA life: Tech Internal Strategy
Post-MBA plans: Consulting (so I can be rich while crying)

Why should you join my trek?
Join our trek to chill in Chile with the best of Ross! We’ll be bringing you stunning desertscapes where you can stargaze (and set your intentions for MBA1 year!), nights out in Santiago (where we just might stumble on a dj set??!), and days drinking some of the best wine in the world! Get ready for the perfect mix of sightseeing, outdoor activity, and getting acclimated to the two-year drinking binge known as the Ross MBA program!

Maddie Darish

Hometown: Troy, MI
Undergrad: University of Miami
Pre-MBA life: Education
Post-MBA plans: Consulting (so original!)

Why should you join my trek?
What’s the best way to start your 2 years at Ross? A scenic journey to the desert with 20 of your soon-to-be besties. Don’t worry, after a life-changing week of orientation we promise to celebrate in Santiago in style!! We’ve got nightlife, nature scenes that will make nat geo jealous and an astronomy tour?! Surprise winery tour might also be on the clock??? Can’t wait to welcome you all to Ross!!! Go blue baby!!