Farmer School International Summer Programs Expand Horizons

May 2012

Over two hundred students are taking part in Farmer School-sponsored, international programs this summer, traveling to China, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, and many other locations.

"There is no substitute for what study abroad can offer," said Kim Suellau, Director of International Programs at the Farmer School of Business. "Study abroad gives students the opportunity to visit another culture(s) for the exposure, comfort, and education. This generation of future business men and women will travel abroad professionally, and to have done so as a student will make one able to do it with ease as a young professional."

The Farmer School is sponsoring eight faculty-led, international programs this summer. Each one lasts three to six weeks and offers either six or eight academic course credits. Three programs take place in Asia (FSB China, FSB Far East, FSB Pacific Rim), three in Europe (FSB Europe, FSB Lux-Spain, FSB Luxembourg), and one in Central America (FSB Costa Rica). Plus, a new travel site has been added to the 2012 roster. Students who participate in the Costa Rica program will travel to Cuba for one of their three weeks.

"We are very excited about the opportunity for our students to visit Cuba so soon after the Obama administration opened it to educational groups," Suellau said. "The faculty leading this program went on the faculty trip Miami University offered over spring break. This helped them prepare for taking the student group."

Learn more about the Farmer School's international summer programs.