Global Business Experience opens the world to future industry leaders

Undergraduate students in the Global Business Experience program have the option of traveling to FDU's Wroxton College for a semester during their sophomore year. (Photo by Dan Landau)

By Kenna Caprio

Silberman College of Business launched a new learning opportunity for undergraduate students this fall: the chance to learn and explore international business concepts abroad!

Utilizing Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College in England and FDU-Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, plus a previously-established global partnership at Università di Bergamo in Italy, the Global Business Experience immerses students in the world of international business.

The program offers participants first-hand knowledge of the global economy, international business practices and cross-cultural communications.

Students will develop a “well-rounded set of skills that they can apply and use to hit the ground running,” says Silberman Interim Dean James Almeida.

Freshmen spend their first year studying at FDU’s College at Florham or Metropolitan Campus. As sophomores, they travel to Wroxton or Bergamo and then as juniors are abroad at FDU-Vancouver for a semester. Seniors return to their home campus in New Jersey, or the option to complete a third semester abroad is available.

During their junior year, students study a semester at FDU-Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada!
(Photo by Art Petrosemolo)

“This is something that can only be done this way at FDU, because we have international campuses that we own and operate,” says University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Christopher Capuano. “It’s competitive academic training with a living and learning experience abroad.”

The Global Business Experience is open to all newly-admitted Silberman students receiving the Fairleigh S. Dickinson or Dean’s scholarships and Provost’s Leadership Award. Applicants must be management, marketing, entrepreneurship, business administration or business administration with an international business concentration majors. Students retain their financial aid while abroad. An additional grant of $2,500 is provided to defray travel costs for each term spent abroad.

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For more Silberman news, check out the details on the business school being named to The Princeton Review's "The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition."

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