Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region offer unparalleled professional opportunities and rich cultural and recreational resources. This powerful combination makes Smith the ideal place to pursue a business degree.
The University of Maryland in College Park, Md., is a short drive (eight miles) or metro ride from the center of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Vibrant, ethnically diverse, and rich in culture, the city is home to federal agencies, global corporations, and national and international nonprofit organizations. Washington, D.C., and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs also form one of the country's hottest high-tech and biotech areas.
Studying in an international business and government center has immediate rewards for Smith School students. Networking opportunities abound through the region's technology councils, numerous professional conferences and entrepreneur events. No other region in the United States can offer you such a powerhouse of opportunity for experiential learning, internships and employment.
Along with hundreds of museums, national landmarks, parks, restaurants, and shops, D.C. is also the home to many professional sports teams, including the Washington Redskins (football), Nationals (baseball), Capitals (ice hockey), Wizards (men's basketball), Mystics (women's basketball), and DC United (soccer). Annual events like the National Cherry Blossom Festival in April and theIndependence Day fireworks on the Mall are celebrations not to be missed!
About 40 minutes north of College Park is Baltimore, Md., one of the East Coast's "renaissance cities." The dramatic restoration of the centuries-old harbor area createdHarborplace, an expansive pedestrian promenade featuring shops, restaurants, the acclaimed Maryland Science Center, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. And don't miss Baltimore's delightful Little Italy, funky Fells Point, or major league baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Baltimore also is also home to the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXV champion Baltimore Ravens.
There's even more to see and do in the surrounding region. Relax along the beautiful beaches of coastal Maryland and Virginia. Trek, bike or canoe at one of the area's many state and national parks. Sail into Annapolis (home of the U.S. Naval Academy) and sample the region's renowned seafood. You'll soon understand why the Chesapeake Bay area is called "The Land of Pleasant Living."