Think you don’t have enough time to fit in a study abroad experience while earning your degree? Think again!
Earn academic business credits during Winter Break, Spring Break or over the Summer months while experiencing a country or region first-hand. While abroad, visit companies to enhance business acumen and participate in cultural activities designed to facilitate cross-cultural understanding.
“A study abroad class is critical to truly understanding global business, different ettiquetes and cultures. It is also a vital part of the MBA/EMBA personal growth and learning that Smith ensures all its graduates have.”
-Jason Mathis, EMBA Dubai 2014
“Almost all businesses involve some component of international exposure, and what better way to prepare for this than a well-structured and informative class abroad. My knowledge of, and appreciation for, the region have grown in a very short period of time abroad – I can’t recommend an international business course enough.
- Harrison Killefer, MBA, Singapore 2014
Where will you go?
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What else do you need to know?
Prior to departure, classes will meet to discuss the course topic as well as regional and cultural issues.
- Undergraduates: Choose your destination and then go to www.myea.umd.edu and click on the individually listed 3-credit course. Qualified students’ completed applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- MBA & EMBA students: Register on Testudo for the fall term one-credit BUSI788 course at the same time as the other fall classes. The BUSI788 one-credit class serves as the prerequisite for the two-credit BUSI798 time abroad and is mandatory. Those in the BUSI788 sections will be registered automatically for the associated BUSI798 class abroad, and only those who complete the BUSI788 course can be registered for its BUSI798 counterpart.
EXACT PROGRAM DATES will be determined (if not already set) as soon after the course is confirmed by the Office of Global Initiatives. Once accepted, students are advised, but not required, to purchase refundable airplane tickets and travel insurance to counter any inconvenience caused by a change in the program's itinerary.
THE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE PROGRAM FEE includes UMD tuition for 3 credits, lodging in a shared hotel room, local transportation to company visits and any tickets or fees for required cultural activities as outlined in the syllabus, some group meals, professor and partner fees, and the mandatory CISI insurance.
THE GRADUATE COURSE BILLING includes UMD tuition for 4 credits, a program fee, $250 UMD Education Abroad fee, and a fee for the mandatory CISI insurance. The program fee covers lodging in a shared hotel room, local transportation to company visits and any tickets or fees for required cultural activities as outlined in the syllabus, some group meals, and professor and partner fees.
Not included (graduate and undergraduate): personal expenses, most meals, trip insurance and international airfare. Students are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own visa and/or entry fee where applicable. There is an additional $250 study abroad fee which goes directly to the campus office to maintain the emergency plan. See individual program web pages for specific payment details.
Students are encouraged to travel before or after the course to pursue their own interests as the classes are intensely scheduled to fulfill the academic credit requirements and do not include a lot of free time.
The Office of Global Initiatives reserves the right to cancel any classes not meeting enrollment requirements or to destinations that have become too dangerous for travel. We work closely with the University of Maryland Education Abroad Office to carefully monitor world events in such cases.