Global Insights: Reflecting on Winter 2024 Study Abroad Programs

Maryland Smith students gained invaluable international business insights in Winter 2024 through faculty-led study abroad programs. Spanning Japan, South Korea, UAE, France, Vietnam, South Korea, South Africa, and Brazil, these immersive experiences enhanced students' global mindset and understanding of diverse markets and cultures.

Students Go Abroad on Faculty-led, Short-term Programs After a Two Year Break

For the first time since 2020, undergraduate and MBA students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business spent the winter 2023 term participating in faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs. The Center for Global Business (CGB) organized and held five winter programs with destinations across Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Vietnam, and Brazil, focusing on a variety of topics like social entrepreneurship, supply chain, and emerging technology in global contexts.

Undergrads Help Build Businesses in Africa

Few class projects deliver the kind of global impact that comes from those in David Ashley’s course. Ashley, an executive in residence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, teaches a course that links undergraduate students with entrepreneurs in Africa and helps them grow their businesses. The projects are part of a first-of-its-kind partnership with a U.S. African Development Foundation program that supports young entrepreneurs in Africa.

Undergraduate Consulting Students Connect Maryland Businesses To Global Economy

Greg Rafal, an undergraduate program manager for the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business writes about a global consulting project that Smith students worked on during spring 2018.

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