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The day that changed my life: My first adventure in Paris

Editor’s note: Daniela Rico is a marketing and international business major who serves as an International Student Ambassador in the Office of Global Initiatives.She reflected on her first experience in Paris as a study abroad student spending the semester at the Dauphine Paris Business School. I had never felt this anxious, excited, and scared all […] Read More

My Story: FIU Business study abroad leads to living abroad….and the experience of a lifetime.

As far back as second grade, I’ve been intrigued with Spanish language and culture, and I studied the language avidly through middle and high school. In 11th grade, my AP Spanish Language teacher preached something to our class that stuck with me: the concept of “immersion”. To really learn a language, she told us, one […] Read More

Business and culture combined in marketing study abroad trip to Europe.

Students in the College of Business’ marketing study abroad program spent a packed 12 days in Spain, Italy and France getting a first-hand look at important local manufacturing and service-based companies including the Codorniu Winery in Barcelona and the L’Occitane manufacturing facility in Provence, as well as the Port Authority in Nice. Their hotel: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the […] Read More

Studying in Portugal: exciting lessons for FIU students.

College of Business graduate students Isabel Rumberg and Sophie Mugomoka embarked on a study abroad program that took them to Portugal as part of their Masters of International Business. They studied at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) in Lisbon for four weeks in June and July. During the June […] Read More

Studying at sea.

A life full of experiences can give a person the tools and resources to face daily situations with better response capacity, but few will inspire you as much as travel. Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program called “Business at Sea,” aboard a transatlantic cruise on Royal Caribbean’s […] Read More

Exchange students from Germany reminisce on their semester abroad at FIU.

Thousands of miles from freezing cold temperatures in Munich, Germany, five exchange students from Munich Business School traveled to hot, sunny Florida for a study abroad experience they will not forget. They came through FIU College of Business’ Office of International Affairs & Projects’ inbound study program. Historically offered during the summer, the non-degree-seeking program […] Read More

FIU students connect globally with business students in Peru and Argentina through live video conference.

It’s one thing for FIU students to learn about globalization and the job search in a classroom. It’s another for them to participate in a live discussion on the topic from Miami with peers in Lima and Buenos Aires. In the newly-built Parkview Hall’s technologically advanced multipurpose room, equipped with four plasma screen TVs and […] Read More

Trip down under uncovers new vision of business learning.

Some call Australia the Land Down Under. Or Oz. Or Aussie. Elizabeth Carril calls it “amazing.” This summer, Carril joined a group of Florida International University (FIU) College of Business students on a study abroad trip to Australia. “The trip was eye-opening right from when we first landed in Sydney,” she said. “I was immediately […] Read More

From factory tours to dinner in the desert, students enjoy study abroad in Dubai.

Since the discovery of oil in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the early 1960’s, the country has been transformed from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. Enabling students from Florida International University (FIU) to learn about the exciting business environment of Dubai, one […] Read More

International travel rounds out IMBA program.

For the final quarter of their 12 months of study in the International MBA (IMBA) program in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), many students choose the “study abroad” option for earning the last three credits. “This opportunity was one of the main reasons I was attracted to FIU’s program,” said […] Read More

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