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Faculty-Led Short Term Courses

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.

TestudoExplore our winter 2018 programs below! Winter and spring 2019 programs will be announced in April 2018. Looking to find out more about short-term programs and can't wait until April? Check out our Global Showcase on February 15 and talk to students about their experience!

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

Winter Break - January 2018

Spain – Barcelona & Madrid (QUEST)
Design and Innovation in Spain
Spain
Europe – UK, France, Italy, NYC, DC
Accounting in Europe
(Business accounting students only, unless accepted by approval)
Brussels
South Africa – Cape Town
Social Entrepreneurship in South Africa
Cape Town

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 affects 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 Professional Development- Develop a robust narrative connecting study abroad to your career.
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.