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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



FIU students learn about doing business in Germany

As part of their 2-week European Study Tour, 30 FIU business students visited Munich Business School last Monday along with their instructor, Dr. Doreen J. Gooden. During a 5 hour lecture, the students received an overview about Germany’s economy and government as well as cultural and historic information from Prof. Dr. Maraz and Chris Weilage. […] Read More



IMBA Study Abroad: Fourth and FINAL week in France—Living in the Moment

Welcome back to the cross-Atlantic journeys of Florida International University’s (FIU) International MBA 2010 class attending EDHEC’s Corporate Strategies for Europe program, and along the way learning a lot about ourselves. When you last read of our sojourn, we had been enjoying our first week in Nice, sampling the flavors of local cuisine, beginning new […] Read More



China study abroad showcases businesses in differing locations.

One study abroad was not enough for Gloria Leon, a senior majoring in international business and marketing, in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). After her “amazing experiences” on a study abroad to Dubai, she became one of thirty students from across the business school to participate in a 12-day study […] Read More



IMBA Study Abroad: third week in France—change is in the air

We now rejoin our globe-trotting IMBA students as they prepare to further expand their views, rumple their passports and discover the realities of global currency exchange . . . the hard way. This week we find ourselves again enjoying the pleasures of TGV trains, short intra-EU nation jet hops and the vibrant southern coast of […] Read More



Study abroad expands students’ business, cultural and interpersonal savvy.

“We had heard that one of the executives at Citigroup—one of the companies we visited—was a genius in his area, but it was hard to believe as he spoke to us in halting English,” said Maria Alejandra Bermudez, who participated in a study abroad as part of the Professional BBA program in the College of […] Read More



Thriving program graduates and enrolls record numbers, updates name.

The College of Business Administration’s BBA+ program, long a popular option for working professionals, recently concluded another set of graduations: forty students in the 26th group of the BBA+ Weekend in February, 30 from the 6th Sunrise offering in April and 50 from the 27th BBA+ Weekend in May. Students and faculty were honored for […] Read More



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