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Faculty-Led Short Term Courses

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Engage in an experience that will broaden your global mindset by fostering cultural curiosity and adaptability. Smith School short-term programs provide students with the opportunity to apply a comparative international lens to their business education and professional career.

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First time studying abroad as a business student? You are eligible for a $600 Global Scholarship.

Winter Break - January 2019

JAPAN
Japan: From Quality Past to Automated Future
Destination: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya
Dates: January 5-15, 2019
Faculty: Pamela Armstrong and David Ashley
Cost: TBD
Academics: BMGT438L
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Japan
UK, FRANCE, & ITALY
Accounting’s Future, Present, and Past
Destination: NYC, London, Paris, Florence, Rome
Dates: January 2-21, 2019
Faculty/Staff: James McKinney and Greg Rafal
Cost: $4,200 (estimate)
Academics: BMGT428D
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UK
SOUTH AFRICA
Social Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary South African Context
Destination: Cape Town
Dates: January 6-20, 2019
Staff: Victor MullinsJeanette Snider
Cost: $3,200 (estimate)
Academics: BMGT498I
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South Africa
FRANCE AND MOROCCO
Destination: Casablanca, Nice
Dates: TBA
Faculty: Oliver Schlake
Cost: TBD
Academics: TBA
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Morocco

If you have questions about study abroad programs please contact Greg Rafal at grafal@rhsmith.umd.edu.

The Smith Common Core Framework

Our robust model ensures students get the most out of their international experience. The model incorporates pre- and post-study abroad sessions specifically designed to prepare students to take full advantage of their cultural immersion and leverage their global business acumen in their future career.

Session Content
Pre-program Global Mindset and International Business- Learn how an openness and awareness of cultures, markets, and trends affect global business.
Pre-program Course Specific Content- As determined by the instructor.
Pre-program Pre-Departure Orientation- Health, safety, culture, and logistics.
Post-Program Course Specific Content- As determined by the instructor.
Post-Program Global Showcase- Show off your global mindset and business knowledge through team poster presentations.

Exact meeting dates and times will be detailed in the course syllabus.