Client Testimonials

See what business schools across the United States are saying about Southbridge Access.

Notre Dame University

“My first experience to Argentina and Chile was nothing short of spectacular. The depth and breadth of our visits gave all of us, in a short amount of time, great perspective on the beautiful countries we were visiting. Additionally, the logistics couldn’t have been more well thought-out. It takes a great deal of effort to make a trip for 36 students and administrators run that smoothly.”

— Megan Nelson
Director of Student Services
Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame University

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Northwestern University

“We were more than impressed with your company’s level of service and detail, and are thrilled that with your team's help the program in Brazil was so successful!”

— Emily Caragher
Program Manager
Kellogg Global Executive Education
Northwestern University

Kellog School of Management

“I have to tell you about the amazing team you have. Since Sunday, we have added several plenary sessions and made many, many changes to our schedule. Silvina, Vanesa, Adriana, Monica and Alex (behind the scenes) have been nothing short of amazing. Not only can they make miracles happen, almost more importantly, they do it with a smile and the most pleasant attitude. I know from experience that this isn’t easy. It takes intelligence, patience and kindness and your team has all of that! They are a joy to work and travel with.”

— Arlene Johnson
Senior Director of Operations, Executive Education
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

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Ohio State University

“I wanted to thank you and your wonderful team for a fantastic visit to Santiago! The students have been having a fantastic time in this great city. The hotel was wonderful for our group. We appreciate all the organization for the guides, busses and restaurants, and our host has been great!

I look forward to working with Southbridge again in the future.”

— Aimee Moore
Lecturer, Architecture Section
Knowlton School of Architecture
Ohio State University

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Indiana University

“We're having the best time in Cuba and the alums and faculty are raving about the experience. Your managers are doing a great job handling all the details and keeping the program flowing smoothly. I just love working with SBA!”

— Susannah Gawor
Director, Business of Medicine Physician MBA
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Our MBA program had a fantastic experience with Southbridge Acess for our course trip to Brazil. Our guide had a deep knowledgeable of the culture and the cities we visited, and every detail of our trip was handled superbly. Southbridge Access ensured that each detail of our trip was well prepared from the hotel reservations, to the security arrangements, to our company visits. I recommend partnering with them for any trips to South America.”

— Mike Judge
Director, Center for Brand and Product Management
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin School of Business

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York University

“I just wanted to let you know that our trip is running very well. Our Program Manager (as you know) is excellent. She has continued to go above and beyond for our group and we are very grateful.

A big thanks to her and the rest of the Southbridge team for a great study tour.”

— Lindsay Hillcoat
Director, International Relations
Schulich School of Business
York University

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University of South Carolina

“Southbridge Access does an excellent job in partnering with a faculty person and program person to successfully achieve the goals in a country/region ‘global learning opportunity’ class. From negotiating prices for hotels, meals, etc, to setting up logistics, and organizing company visits — it is a true turn key operation, taking into account the needs of the faculty person, program person, and the students involved. This requires lots of planning, cost control, safety, language capabilities, and ‘on the ground’ execution of the plan. I have utilized Southbridge Access while I was at the University of Iowa (MBA), and now at the University of South Carolina (undergraduate) for trips to Chile and Argentina.”

— Frank Rydzewski
Associate Professor
The Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina

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Case Western Reserve University

“Thanks so much for putting together such an amazing trip for us. Best trip I have been a part of in the three years I have been leading these trips. Look forward to working with you again next year.”

— Michael E. Goldberg
Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Innovation
Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

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The University of Tennessee

“Southbridge Access has consistently delivered outstanding results for the University of Tennessee across a range of programs including our Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Aerospace & Defense MBA, and traditional full-time MBA programs for almost 10 years. We have had multiple groups travel with Southbridge Access to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

I have worked directly with Southbridge Access on our Executive MBA residency periods in South America for the past three years and truly have nothing but praise regarding the quality and reliability of the team. Southbridge Access listens intently to what we desire for our students in a particular educational experience and then uses their deep experience and incredible network to deliver. Finally, everything is done with the highest degree of professionalism and responsiveness which make it enjoyable for all involved.

Finding a provider that possesses the contacts to facilitate discussions with senior business leaders (Country Managers, COOs, Senior Gov't Officials) and one that is able to flawlessly arrange program logistics is very rare in my experience. Higher education groups who are traveling within Latin America are making a serious misstep if they do not first learn about the capabilities of Southbridge Access.”

— Shay Scott
Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute The University of Tennessee

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“We would not think of using any other tour provider in Latin America. Our itinerary content is always customized to our requirements and needs educationally and to expose students to local culture; excellent government and business speakers are provided; site visits are outstanding and focused on industries we request if at all possible; hotels are clean, attractive, and in the best and safest areas of town for shopping and restaurants.”

— Richard C. Reizenstein, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Director, Executive-in-Residence Program
The University of Tennessee

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University of Oklahoma

“Southbridge makes the process of planning international trips for student groups easy, efficient, and educational. The staff is friendly, accommodating, well organized, and incredibly helpful both in the planning process ahead of time and onsite in the country you are visiting. I have been pleased with using Southbridge to assist in getting top-notch international corporate visits and in planning exciting cultural excursions for my student group. I am appreciative to the Southbridge team for making a smooth and seamless international travel experience for my students at the University of Oklahoma and am planning to use their services for future trips.”

— Crystal Clayton
Director, JCPenney Leadership Program
Price College of Business
University of Oklahoma

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Rice University

“The Southbridge Access team was great to work with. The logistics were well planned in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and they were a tremendous asset with regards to content development.”

— Sean Ferguson
Assistant Dean of Degree Programs
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
Rice University

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Marshall University

“My many thanks to you and your team for the outstanding service and hospitality that you all showed. What an incredible job you guys did. The entire itinerary and the tour was a class act—top to bottom. I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism, punctuality, compassion, and consideration, and caring that you all showed us before, during, and after the tour.

Southbridge Access has a vast, relevant, and detailed first-hand knowledge and experience of South America, and your insight into executive education and its needs was amazingly deep and intuitive. This should be a standard for all MBA tour management companies.”

— Dr. Uday Tate
Director, Executive MBA Program
Lewis College of Business
Marshall University

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Belmont University

“Since 2006, Southbridge Access has been Belmont University’s exclusive provider of MBA study programs in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Southbridge Access delivers first class accommodations and meaningful cultural activities and company visits. Any time we are planning a trip to Latin America we will call Southbridge Access first.”

— Dr. Patrick Raines
Dean, College of Business Administration
Belmont University

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Bradley University

“This was Bradley University’s first study abroad trip to Brazil so it was particularly important things went well. And they did! They arranged outstanding business visits, and we had a terrific program manager with us the whole time.”

— James Foley
Director of International Programs
Foster College of Business Administration
Bradley University

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Saginaw Valley State University

“Eric and his firm helped us developed an in-depth study abroad experience for US MBA students in Chile. Their expertise and network of relationships helped us deliver our highest rated short-term business study program. We would not have had as successful an experience without their knowledge and commitment to excellence.”

— George M. Puia, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and External Relations
Dow Chemical Company Centennial Chair in Global Business
Saginaw Valley State University
College of Business and Management

“Without a doubt, this was an excellent experience for our students. Thanks for a very well organized experience.”

— Danilo Sirias, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Saginaw Valley State University

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