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International Programs…Don’t Forget Your Passport!

Hola! Ciao! Ni hao! In an increasingly globalized economy, it is important for students to be able to understand the business world in a global context.  As one of the most international schools in the world, offering a wide array of study abroad opportunities, USC Marshall gives its students many options throughout their college career to explore the world, learn about the global economy, and experience new cultures.

Marshall is well known for giving its students the opportunity to go abroad in their first year at USC. The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is an invitation-only course in which freshmen learn about leadership and hear from successful business executives in their first semester. In their second semester, they learn about China’s economy in preparation for the highly anticipated spring break trip to China.

Last spring, I went to Shanghai with my GLP class and had a lot of fun experiencing the culture, hearing from executives of large companies, and meeting with students from the universities there.  It was an experience I will never forget!

The Learning about International Commerce (LINC) program is also a great opportunity for freshmen to go abroad for 10 days.  Destinations include Hong Kong, Santiago, Jakarta, Taipei, and Singapore!

In addition, Marshall is now offering the World Bachelor in Business (WBB) program for incoming freshman.  They will spend one year at USC, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Bocconi.  Their last year will be spent at the university of their choice.  This is a unique opportunity that interested students must take advantage of!

Marshall’s International Exchange Program (IEP) offers so many different destinations, from London to Seoul.  Students can take a semester to immerse themselves in another university in a foreign country. Knowing that I can choose from many top schools around the world is really exciting and something I’m looking forward to.  I can’t wait to study abroad, hopefully in the spring of my junior year.

Students can even go abroad for internships over the summer through Marshall. I had several friends go to Shanghai for an internship to follow up their GLP experience.  In addition, the Winslow-Maxwell Summer Internship Program takes students abroad to locations such as Dublin, Madrid, London, and Sydney for their summer internship abroad.

I feel very fortunate that USC allows its students such freedom to study abroad, learn in a different way, and experience new cultures.  So, as you prepare to come to Marshall, look forward to travelling abroad, and of course, don’t forget your passport!

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Posted on December 3, 2012 by Tiffany

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