Fellows spend most of their week working on the project, but make sure to have plenty of time to enjoy being abroad.
Beacon Fellows come to work, learn, and grow. Therefore, the project work always takes priority. Still, we're abroad, so we make sure that we always have a good time and enjoy the country!
While no day is like the one come before, the days do follow a similar structure or at least contain similar elements:
Monday - Friday
7:00am: Wake up, prepare for the day, have breakfast provided by the Fellowship
8:00am: Take public transportation to client-site
8:30am: Have morning meeting, and set to work, driving your portion of the project
10:00am: Meet with your Project Lead to go over yesterday's analysis
1:00pm: Break for lunch; adjust plan for latter half of day
2:30: Resume work, making adjustments based of lunch conversations
5:30pm: End-of-day client meeting to discuss work accomplish, adjustments, and tomorrow's plan
6:00pm: Break for the day, followed by free time. Group dinners 2 days a week.
Saturday - Sunday
Weekends are free for the Fellows to do as they want. Fellows may opt to go on the Saturday excursion, or they may take the weekend to travel to nearby cities or countries. If Fellows get ahead on their project work, their Project Lead may even let them end the week early.
Excursions often include, but aren't limited to:
Traveling to cities nearby within the country
Visiting startup incubators or consulting offices
Exploring local museums and parks
Dining at rooftop restaurants