This is a short ride through a few family-controlled and family-owned companies’ responses during COVID-19. It takes the reader to a journey that collects examples of family businesses assuming responsibility and offering solidarity through creative ventures and opportunities during these uncertain circumstances.
In our second semester, we were all scheduled to be in Barcelona until at least June. At the time of writing, it’s the first week of April and some of us have already had to leave. Many of us are still here in the city for, well, we aren’t quite sure either. With the university shut since March 13 and the nationwide lockdown imposed in Spain since March 14, ‘Barcelona’ to us is now the views from our room windows (also balconies/rooftops for a lucky few…) and short trips to supermarkets.
Our GLOCALer in Göttingen, Germany reports what it’s like to live in the city during the time of COVID-19 quarantine.
67 GLOCAL students from across the three cohorts, as well as some of our consortium professors and administrators, tuned into a video conference together.
Glocal is a perfect platform to deepen intercultural competences and upgrade language skills. One of the key reasons for selecting Georg-August-Universität-Gottingen for my second-year studies was a chance to master my German skills for a whole year. I have studied German during my bachelor years and then worked at the German international agency back in my home country. That’s why I had some basic language knowledge before and kept my interest in continuing the studies.