Office of Global Initiatives

Present at the Global Showcase! Sign up by February 10.
Present at the Global Showcase! Sign up by February 10.


Attend the Global Showcase on March 3

The Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business welcome everyone to the 1st Annual Global Showcase on Thursday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. in VMH1520 – Frank Auditorium and Atrium.  This event celebrates global learning by business students who studied abroad during the 2015 fall semester or during the 2016 winter break. There will be student poster board presentations, a guest speaker, catered hors d'oeuvres and the awarding of $2,500 in Global Scholarships. All are invited – friends, family, faculty, staff and global alumni. Potential presenters should review the presentation requirements and deadlines.

Intern Abroad for Summer 2016

Work in another country during summer 2016 as part of the Smith School's Global Internship Program! You can intern in Dublin, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Sydney at a guaranteed internship and receive 7 credits. You'll start with a 1-credit pre-internship course in the spring and then continue on to a 6-credit internship that matches your course of study or interests - providing real-world application for your coursework in College Park.

APPLY NOW! For more information, visit

Global Internship Information Sessions: 

Friday, February 5   | 3:00pm-3:45pm | RSVP Here
Monday, February 8 | 4:00pm-4:45pm | RSVP Here

The Robert H. Smith School of Business infuses global opportunities and perspectives into our students’ education to create a global mindset. Our student population of 5,100 comes from 96 countries and 30 percent of our 200 faculty hail from beyond U.S. borders. Many others teach and conduct research on a variety of international business topics. Smith is proud to have a truly international curriculum which includes a strong undergraduate International Business major with more than 200 students and nearly 20 courses that focus on international business and cross-cultural issues.

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is an integral component of the Office of Global Initiatives. Smith CIBER is a national resource center for teaching, research and outreach in international business and related fields. Established in 2006, CIBER implements major initiatives and activities such as the Emerging Markets Forum focused on four themes: government policy, emerging markets, global entrepreneurship, and sustainability. CIBER is grateful to the U.S. Department of Education, the Smith School, and the University for their generous support of the Center.