Tanya Botten had always been passionate about traveling and learning new things. She decided to participate in a CIMBA semester program even though she had already studied abroad previously in Spain. Tanya said, “CIMBA provided me with opportunities to develop strong problem solving skills, discover my strengths and weaknesses, and understand business.” She credits her experience to learning about business etiquette, observing how organizations flourish in a world economy, and understanding how to make decisions with facts rather than emotions. While in Italy, Tanya met a CIMBA MBA student who became her husband three years later! Their wonderful family now includes a daughter, Olivia Epoca, named after the place they met in Italy, as well as a son!