Editor’s note: Students in the Master of Real Estate Development Program are traveling around the world – literally! Seven graduate students had the opportunity to travel west as part of an immersive study abroad class in summer 2016. Here is the first post from Morgan Green, one of the students on the journey.

Today was our second day in Seoul, and it continued to exceed our expectations. We started the day with an hour drive outside Seoul to the Costco South Korea Office, where we met with Ken Simmons. It was fascinating to talk with him and his team about what it takes to manages real estate operations for Costco in South Korea. We took a tour of the location and ended with a great lunch at Costco, hot dog and sodas!

From Costco, we traveled to the new city of Songdo, South Korea. Songdo is a new city where the Korean Government has partnered with private developers to reclaim large portions of ground. After recla