Summer Programs

SUMMER PROGRAMS: Details for 2015 are not yet posted. Below are the programs offered last summer and are provided for informational purposes only.
APPLICATIONS & SCHOLARSHIP INFO EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE BY NOVEMBER. APPLICATION DEADLINE WILL BE FEBRUARY 1, 2015.

INTERN. LEARN. CONSULT. CHANGE LIVES.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PROGRAMS!

Looking for a way to enrich your summer? Can’t fit a semester abroad in your schedule? Want to gain professional and academic experience in Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, or Latin America? Enroll in an one of the summer programs below and earn up to nine credits!

If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are able to apply for up to a $5,000 in Gilman Scholarship for all programs on this page except the England/Germany course. Full details and application: www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps - Dominican Republic 

June 23 – August 16, 2014
DEADLINE: MARCH 28, 2014

Full details and application: ter.ps/msecdr

Join the Social Entrepreneur Corps (SEC) program and combat poverty in the Caribbean by supporting small community-based businesses. This unique eight week, nine credit study and internship program will teach you to basic principles of social entrepreneurship through courses, case studies, discussions, and hands-on, practical experience. You will work side-by-side with SEC development professionals and local field based entrepreneurs to develop self-sustaining micro-consignment businesses in the Dominican Republic. You will have the opportunity to make a profound community impact while gaining an in-depth knowledge of rural economic development work. Smith School Professor Susan White is the faculty lead for this experience.

All students are guaranteed a $2,000 scholarship for this course. If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are able to apply for up to a $5,000 in Gilman Scholarship. Full details and application: www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman

NICARAGUA

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps - Nicaragua 

May 25 – July 18, 2014
DEADLINE: MARCH 28, 2014

Full details and application: ter.ps/msecnicarag

Join the Social Entrepreneur Corps (SEC) program and combat poverty in Central America by supporting small community-based businesses. This unique eight week, nine credit study and internship program will teach you to basic principles of social entrepreneurship through courses, case studies, discussions, and hands-on, practical experience. You will work side-by-side with SEC development professionals and local field based entrepreneurs to develop self-sustaining micro-consignment businesses in Nicaragua. You will have the opportunity to make a profound community impact while gaining an in-depth knowledge of rural economic development work. Smith School Professor Susan White is the faculty lead for this experience.

All students are guaranteed a $2,000 scholarship for this course. If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are able to apply for up to a $5,000 in Gilman Scholarship. Full details and application: www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman

AUSTRALIA

Smith School Australia Internship Program

May 27 – August 8, 2015
DEADLINE: February 1, 2015

Apply now: ter.ps/sumausbmgt

Program Cost: Estimated $7,750 $8,000 Scholarships available!

Spend the summer of a lifetime with a 3 credit two-week BMGT course in Melbourne and a 6 credit eight-week internship in Sydney, Australia!

The program starts with a 2-week short-term course, BMGT454 (Global Marketing) for 3 credits taught by Mary Harms, a Smith School faculty member. Site visits and meetings with Australian and multinational companies in Sydney will give participants a sense of doing business in Australia.

The course will be followed with a guaranteed 8-week internship that will provide students with a first-hand look at what a career in Australia might look like and how their chosen industry works. Based in Sydney, Australia, the internship program will give students an international experience that is invaluable for building their professional development and resumes, while supplementing their current course of academic study at the Smith School.

If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are able to apply for up to a $5,000 in Gilman Scholarship. Full details and application: www.scholarships.umd.edu/gilman.

GERMANY & UNITED KINGDOM

Doing Business in Germany and the United Kingdom: European Entrepreneurship

May 23 - June 1, 2014
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2014 

Full details: Click here

This course will give real-life insight into the entrepreneurial and business culture of England and Germany. Students will have the opportunity to experience two different European cultures on this course. Among other locations, students will visit Munich -- Germany's entrepreneurial hotbed. We have visits planned to the BMW production facility and we will meet with German entrepreneurship students of the Technical University of Munich for an interactive workshop, Last year’s session was considered by most students the highlight of the course. As part of the business visits we have scheduled time at the Bavarian Economic Development agency to explore how US companies do business in Germany. Students receive 3 BMGT credits for participating in this class.

Smith students are eligible for up to $2,000 in scholarship assistance for this course. 

Other Options

For partner program summer opportunities, the application process is managed by the partner institution, but students must seek approval for each program through UMD’s Education Abroad Office. The programs listed below are entirely run by partners, so students must abide by deadlines, requirements, and restrictions that are set by the partner.

Some programs are listed in UMD’s study abroad directory, while others are not. If the program in which a student is interested is listed on the list of UMD approved programs on this website, the student should first apply on myEA to get approval from the University of Maryland.

If the program is not listed, students must file a Non-UM program petition to get approval from Education Abroad. The process is not difficult but must be completed by March 15.

To receive approval to transfer business credits, students must also speak with their Smith School academic advisor. The Smith School cannot guarantee that courses will transfer or apply to students’ degree program.

Please note that in addition to the individual program fees, students will be required to pay up to $250 in a study abroad fee and will automatically be enrolled in international health insurance approx. $33/month.