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Center for Global Business Kicks Off Academic Year With Global Open House

Sep 17, 2019
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


Santiago Luna, the coordinator for the Center for Global Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, reports on the Global Open House held on September 10, 2019.

The Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business successfully hosted its fourth annual Global Open House on Tuesday, September 10. The center showcased all of the global opportunities available to students at the Smith School including study abroad programs, global internships, on-campus programs, scholarships, case competitions and more. The center’s team and students who participated in past study abroad or on-campus global programs offered information and advice on these opportunities to interested students.

Table holding information about on-campus opportunities and prizes earned from the global trivia wheel challenge.

Graduate students stop by their table to learn about the various opportunities available to them.

Undergraduate and graduate students visited the open house from Noon to 2 p.m. to discuss the opportunities available to them and to also hear about the experiences of Maryland Smith students who went abroad and participated in other experiences such as the undergraduate global fellows. The center held information sessions during the Global Open House for both spring semester exchange and faculty-led, short-term winter courses (available to undergraduate and graduate students), two opportunities currently open for enrollment.

Undergraduate students chat with former program participants about their experience abroad.

Interim Dean Ritu Argawal and Senior Associate Dean Michael Ball play a round of global trivia.

In addition to the programs, students, faculty, and staff tested their global knowledge to earn cool prizes while also learning more about business, culture, and languages with the center's global trivia wheel.

Learn more about the Center for Global Business or email the center at

This event was sponsored in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.