The Paradise Islands Revisited: Trouble in Paradise


  • Dallas Brozik
  • Doris Brozik


The Paradise Islands is a semester-long simulation in which the students are faced with the challenges inherent with developing a third-world economy. The results of the original simulation were presented to ABSEL in 2007. The simulation was also conducted during 2008, but unexpected internal problems developed. A junior faculty member who stepped in at the last moment to fill a vacancy brought a hidden agenda that threatened to disrupt the entire simulation. This paper discusses the problems that this created and the actions taken to remedy them in real-time.