Poster Board Teams: Students will be responsible for creating a poster board with a team of 1-5 students. Teams must be made up of students who studied abroad in the same location. Note: One $500 scholarship will be awarded per poster category, regardless of the number of people who created the poster board.
$2,500 in Scholarship Awards: One (1) $500 Scholarship will be awarded in each of the categories below, in addition to a “Fan Favorite” award, which will be given based off of audience votes for a total of $2,500.
Students may choose the topic of their poster board to be one of the following: (Note: Poster board topics must be pre-approved by OGI. Each poster may focus on one country or be a comparison between 2 countries.)
1) Social Economics
Students should choose a topic that addresses the relationship between society, economy, institutions and markets, and ethical and moral considerations in a social and historical context of one country OR students should conduct a comparison of two countries.
2) Doing Business in <Country>
Students should focus on the practices, opportunities and challenges faced by businesses and/or industries and the professionals managing and operating them. Students may limit their focus to the business in one country or compare two countries.
3) Enterprise & Innovation
Students should focus on a country's ability to encourage entrepreneurial thinking as a way to create products, processes and/or services, with an emphasis on identifying innovative ways of addressing needs (either economic, social and/or political). Students may limit their focus to business in one country or compare two countries.
4) Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Businesses
Students should explore opportunities and challenges for U.S. companies that conduct business (or hope to conduct business) in a country, including the influence of current economic, political and social situation(s). Students may limit their focus to one country or compare two countries
Wednesday, February 10: One person from each team will need to register the poster presentation team members by this date.
Monday, February 15: A first draft of poster submissions due. Submit to OGI@rhsmith.umd.edu with “Global Showcase” in the subject line.
Monday, February 22: Final poster submissions due. Submit to OGI@rhsmith.umd.edu with “Global Showcase” in the subject line.
Monday, February 29: Members of the public are encouraged to RSVP for the event by this date. The RSVP link will be posted shortly. Student poster presenters will not need to complete the form.
Posters will be assessed based on the following:
1) Knowledge: How effectively do the presenters know and address the content area?
2) Professionalism: Does the visual address the topic? Are the presenters able to clearly express their ideas in a professional manner?
3) Communication: Can the presenters answer follow-up questions about the topic and elaborate upon ideas shared?
Poster Specifications: For detailed requirements, click here. Registrations are due by Wednesday, February 10. A first draft of poster board will be due by midnight on Monday, February 15. Students will be sent feedback and final submissions will be due by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 22.