International Field Seminar

Students learn about the role of international trade and off-shoring, and how culture and history affect businesses. Students also visit government officials in the host country and explore the link between business, politics, and economic growth.

SMG offers Honors Program sophomores a unique chance to gain a global business perspective early on in their academic careers. This week-long seminar is a continuation of the Honors Program International Field Seminar (SM450). The field seminar provides Honors Program sophomores the opportunity to develop a better understanding of international business by comparing business environments and operations in the United States and the host country. The students, accompanied by the Honors Program Faculty Director, the lead Field Seminar instructor, and two additional chaperones, visit companies in high tech, finance, and manufacturing and contrast them to US companies visited or studied during the colloquia and seminar. Students learn about the role of international trade and off-shoring, and how culture and history affect businesses. Students also visit government officials and explore the link between business, politics, and economic growth.

The May 2014 International Field Seminar will be to Prague, Czech Republic.