Why Go Global?
Employers consistently demand that their employees have global competency. But how do students develop such a global competency? The Smith School of Business offers a variety of programs — both abroad and on-campus — to help students develop their global mindset.
Develop Your Global Mindset
All global programming at Maryland Smith is designed to help students develop their global mindset. A global mindset is “one that combines an openness to and awareness of diversity across countries and markets.” We’ve broken global mindset into seven competencies, and through the Passport to Global Mindset, we have mapped out ways you can hone these skills through global and on-campus programs. Here’s how to get started:
- Research all the opportunities! Have a look at the Passport to Global Mindset for ideas on programs and activities available to you.
- Talk with your academic advisor about preparing for global experiences.
- Meet with the Center for Global Business to discuss both on-campus and study abroad opportunities.
Interested in Studying Abroad?
We’ve broken down the entire study abroad process into easy steps. Please review the Smith School study abroad offerings below and then see our Study Abroad: Start Here page.
Smith School Program Offerings
Developing a global mindset doesn’t require you to leave College Park! Improve your self-awareness through the Global Consulting Fellows program or enhance your global business savvy by attending a virtual distinguished speaker event. Find out more about global opportunities available on-campus.
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. Most programs satisfy a business major requirement.
A semester abroad challenges students to develop cross-cultural skills in a variety of settings and programs. Students who study abroad for a longer period learn how to successfully navigate foreign environments, communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures, and adapt to a variety of situations. Some students may also choose to practice a foreign language; however, all of our partner schools offer courses in English.
Looking for a way to enrich your summer? Can’t fit a semester abroad in your schedule? Want to gain professional and academic? Enroll in one of our summer programs and earn up to nine credits!