COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Eleven University of Maryland students have traveled to Nicaragua this summer as part of a new UMD study abroad program that combines entrepreneurship with service learning. The students, members of the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps, will spend eight weeks (May 19 – July 12) in rural areas, helping develop and promote small businesses that provide essential products, including eyeglasses, energy efficient stoves, and water filters, at affordable prices to local people.
This summer 105 students traveled to Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, and Spain for short-term abroad courses offered by the Smith School’s Office of Global Initiatives. More than 80 graduate students participated in three courses while 19 undergraduates traveled to Germany and Italy for a course on entrepreneurship.
Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives hosted 75 Chinese MBA students from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing – one of China’s premiere business schools – for two weeks last month in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting.
The two groups were on campus from July 7 to 19 and attended special courses with Smith faculty Rosallina Ferraro, Xiaohui Gao, Brent Goldfarb, Mary Harms, Sunil Mithas, Janet Wagner, Liu...
Dean G. “Anand” Anandalingam’s commitment to widening students’ horizons has become recognized as part of his legacy as he prepares to step down at the end of his five-year term on June 30, 2013.
For Undergraduate Students Only
Studying abroad takes a financial commitment and the University of Maryland and the Robert H. Smith School of Business are working together to make it affordable for everyone. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Students currently receiving financial aid may be able to apply all, or some, of it towards study abroad.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 24, 2013, 7:30 a.m.
Travel abroad is important for future business leaders because it helps them better understand the economic landscape of other nations. University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business regularly offers students the chance to explore other countries and cultures, including four global studies course this past January.
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
Having a global perspective is critical to leading in today’s business world. At the Smith School, students take part in international experiences abroad and at home to shape their view of the world and give them the practical preparation needed to excel and lead.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Kislaya Prasad talks about the impact international experiences can have on perspective and...
Each year, more than a hundred Smith MBA and Executive MBA students travel around the world on short-term study abroad courses.