Office of Global Initiatives
2410 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Assistant Director, CIBER Programs
Program Manager, Undergraduate Programs
Mark Wellman, clinical professor and director of the College Park Scholars Business, Society & Economy (BSE) program, was presented with the “The Face of Their Field” Award at the Sixth Annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation ceremony organized by students and staff in the College Park Scholars community held on Friday, April 29, 2016.
An integral part of the College Park Scholars Business, Society & the Economy program (BSE) is an emphasis on real-world immersion experiences. BSE students learn through high impact experiential learning opportunities such as the Silicon Valley immersion experience.
Students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have traveled near and far throughout the 2015-16 academic year. From Vietnam to Brazil and numerous countries in between, they are broadening their global mindset, embracing cultural diversity and improving their knowledge of global business practices.
Every year, the town of College Park, Md., sees an influx of thousands of new students from every corner of the nation and even the world. You step into a classroom and you may find a student from Minnesota, Japan or Panama. The teachers that mold and inspire the great minds of the future here at UMD come from all parts of the globe: Lebanon, Germany, India, China, Romania, Nigeria, the list goes on and on. The companies and organizations that are studied meticulously in the classroom, from Pepsi to Apple, from KPMG to Samsung, are global entities with a global workforce and global assets. Take a stroll through Van Munching Hall, and you’re guaranteed to hear more than just the English language. So why is the global mindset so important? The answer is much closer to home than you think.
Qatar's Ambassador to the United States, Mohammed bin Jaham Al Kuwari, highlighted the importance of economic diplomacy during a lecture Feb. 23, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Twenty students from the University of Maryland traveled to South Africa over winter break, Jan. 4-17, 2016, in partnership with the University of Cape Town's SHAWCO-Centre for Entrepreneurship. This is the second year that students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have participated in this global learning experience.