Glera Jupiter

Bio Summary
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University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
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Economic Opportunity
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International Experience

Glera Jupiter studied international business in Australia, for six weeks, through the organization, Study- Australia. She studied South-East Asia’s culture and economic background including religion and the trade market.  She had the opportunity to visit the Indonesian Consulate in Canberra, as well as visit the stock exchange in Sydney. Within a relatively short period, she was able to travel to five parts of Australia. These parts included Darwin, Kakadu, Canberra, Sydney and Cairns. Much of her free time was spent speaking with the natives and learning about the aborigine culture. In particular, she would go into the local stores and ask the locals about the culture. She also visited the aborigine embassy, which saddened her heart to see the minimal amount of respect the aborigine culture received. On the weekends, she would either trip to different locations or enjoy the nightlife with the locals to experience life as they lived it. She was also able to spend a week and a half in Fiji, where she experienced very different cultures, food and language.

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