On Campus Global Opportunities

Broadening your global mindset isn’t limited to study abroad programs. The Smith School offers an abundant amount of opportunities to get involved in global learning while on campus – from internationally-focused classes to student clubs and speaker series. Join us, and get involved!

Distinguished Speaker Series Events

The Distinguished Speakers Series presents the latest trends in international business and provoke conversation among undergraduate and graduate students, policy experts, and business executives. Recent speakers include the Qatari Ambassador to the United States; the Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Lockheed Martin; and the Chief of TATA Sustainability Group.

International Education Week

International Education Week is a great opportunity to celebrate international education and exchange throughout the world. The Smith School is thrilled to showcase our international reach and celebrate global learning on campus with a variety of events throughout the week.

Global Consulting Fellows Program

The program aims at developing a global awareness of the world’s business cultures, as well as learning business consulting concepts in international contexts. The fellows program is open to all business majors.

Global Showcase

The Center for Global Business hosts the annual Global Showcase to give recently-returned study abroad participants the opportunity to create poster presentations and present to a panel of judges and guests. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about global business while networking with classmates.

Global Young Professionals Institute

At Global YPI, the Center for Global Business will introduce you to the Passport to Global Mindset, a tool to help you identify and take advantage of all the global opportunities at UMD and the Smith School. You will then visit embassies in Washington, D.C. to learn first-hand about the global market and how to become a culturally conscious business professional.

Smith in the City: International Business

Visit businesses in Washington, D.C., or New York City on this annual trek sponsored by the Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA). Learn from business leaders how you can prepare for your global career.

Student Clubs

Join academic or social clubs on campus to network with students with international interests.


The University of Maryland offers many ways for domestic students to get involved with international students on campus, including the Language Partner Program or International Student Orientation. Volunteer your time and make new friends from all over the world.