Tag: Global Programs

Nearly 60% of Olin students – 121 BSBA students – participated in a Global Program during the Spring 2017 term. Are you ready to expand your classroom experience beyond the Danforth Campus?

Olin’s BSBA Global and Immersion Programs are hosting general, weekly info sessions this semester to discuss the basics of studying abroad, available programs, the benefits, and how to apply. Many deadlines for applications are before the end of this semester.

Information sessions are held at 4:00pm on Monday afternoons during the Fall semester in the BSBA Conference room in Simon Hall 118.

Maastricht University and London Internship Information Sessions

Interested in studying abroad in The Netherlands or an Internship in London? Olin will be welcoming visitors from each program in the upcoming weeks. Attend an information session to learn more about program specific opportunities and speak with directly with a staff person from our partner institution.

ISBA Info Session

The Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA) program application is now open! ISBA is open to ALL students and will provide a great opportunity to work with students from other institutions. Apply online at sa.wustl.edu. We will be holding an information session for interested students on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:00 in Simon 110.

Venture Consulting in Israel

The Venture Consulting in Israel program is a tremendous opportunity to gain real consulting experience abroad in one of the most unique business environments in the world. The program takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel from January 5-11, 2018 with coursework to follow in February and March.  Please reach out to Damian Whitney in the BSBA office for details. Application is available here and closes October 27.

MKT 450F: Luxury Goods and a Dash of Fashion Course

This course focuses on the structure, strategies and business models of the global personal luxury apparel and accessory market, studying brands such as Burberry, Moncler, and Chanel. The course is taught on campus for 12 sessions and culminates in a trip to New York City, where we visit the headquarters and showrooms of luxury brands and fashion retailers and meet with their executive leadership teams. Applications are due November 10th, 2017 and are found online here.

 Link to Olin Global Programs or contact the BSBA Office for answers to your questions.

To see more photos taken by Olin students during 2016-17 Global Programs, click here.




Guest blogger: Elizabeth Shabani, Associate Director of Global Programs & Advising

It’s the start of the semester, which means new roommate assignments, finally taking that first class in your major, Meet the Firms, and sinking your teeth into some much-missed Seoul Taco. But for more than half our Olin students, the start of the semester means the first time they’ll have seen their friends, faculty, and advisors in nine months! That’s because approximately 60% of Olin students participate in a Global Program, with 121 BSBA students abroad during the Spring 2017 term alone. And that number only seems to be growing each year.

Global awareness and cross-cultural competence are critically important to employers, and studying abroad can have a positive effect on your academics, career goals, and marketable skills. In fact, according to Frontiers Journal, CEO perspectives found that “studying abroad and internationally orientated studies are mentioned as essential and basic requirements for enhancing talent.” That is one of the many reason why studying abroad is so important to us here at Olin (let alone that it is often described as “the best time of my life!”).

But how do you go about studying abroad or knowing if it’s the right fit for you? Well, this is where your Global Ambassadors, Academic Advisors, and Global Programs staff come to help. Here are five quick steps to studying abroad:

1. Review program opportunities and requirements

Visit the WashU Study Abroad website for details on programs—and destinations— and the BSBA Global Program for the nitty gritty details, like scholarship opportunities, financing your study abroad, and more. Students with second majors outside the business school may also explore opportunities through the college. Meet with Global Ambassadors (past study abroad participants) to get their perspectives from abroad. We will also be hosting several information sessions this fall, so make sure to read the BSBA newsletter for dates, times, and locations!

2. Meet with your academic advisor

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss when is the best time for you to go abroad and what kind of credit you can earn abroad. For students seeking a semester program this may often be your sophomore or junior year.

3. Narrow down your program selection to your top two or three choices.

Keep in mind what kind of experience you’re hoping to have. Immersive with engagement with local students? Internship opportunities? Summer programs? What classes do you need and do you want to be abroad in the fall, spring, or summer? Once you’ve narrowed down your choices (or if you need some extra help working through your goals), meet with a Global Programs advisor. You can schedule an appointment or stop by during their walk-in hours in Simon 118.

4. Apply!

You should apply online before the below deadlines. Keep in mind you’ll want to start your application early in order to allow enough time for faculty to complete their recommendations or to submit any supplemental materials:

Deadlines:

  • Summer 2018:  February 15
  • Fall 2018:           February 1
  • Spring 2019:      May 1

5. Continue researching the program, university, and culture.

We’ll review your application and touch base with you if we have any questions. Upon admission to the program, we’ll continue working with you on your next steps such as preparing for a new academic culture, completing host university materials, travelling safely, and making the most out of your experience.

Global Programs advisors can also help you research funding opportunities. Scholarships are available through the Glazer Global Learning Fund as well as external sites (check out our resources online). Additionally, your financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans go with you on semester programs.

So you’re on your way… what’s next?!

Check out the gallery, below, of amazing scenes from Spring 2017 study abroad trips. Click thumbnail to expand image.




This semester, the Olin BSBA Undergraduate Programs Office held an Olin Global Program photo contest. Students who have studied abroad in Olin programs could submit two entries for each of the two categories: People and Places.

Two winners and one runner-up were chosen in each category. The six photographs will be printed and displayed around Simon Hall at the beginning of next semester. Here are the winners!

Playing with clownfish at the Great Barrier Reef.

Places Winner, Katrina Queirolo (University of Melbourne Direct Exchange): Playing with clownfish at the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

Tea plantation.

Places Winner, Sushawn Nag (Exchange at Singapore Management University): Tea plantation in Cameron Heights, Malaysia.

This picture is a panorama of a rainbow after a thunderstorm, spanning across St. Julian's Bay in Malta.

Places Runner-Up, Michelle Shtivelberg (Madrid Program): This picture is a panorama of a rainbow after a thunderstorm, spanning across St. Julian’s Bay in Malta.

Real Madrid fútbol game (soccer) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 

Places Winner, Sharon Josephs (Madrid Program): Real Madrid fútbol game (soccer) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain.

People Winner, Amy Wang (Milan Program): Exploring castles in Verona, Italy—a lot of the gothic style architecture and red brick reminded me of Wash U!

People Winner, Amy Wang (Milan Program): Exploring castles in Verona, Italy—a lot of the gothic style architecture and red brick reminded me of Wash U!

People Runner-Up, Leah Kraft (Madrid Program): This is a photo of 4 BSBA students (Leah Kraft, Josh Dubin, Jordan Glennon, and Joanna Klitzke) on a rooftop in Istanbul, Turkey.

People Runner-Up, Leah Kraft (Madrid Program): This is a photo of 4 BSBA students (Leah Kraft, Josh Dubin, Jordan Glennon, and Joanna Klitzke) on a rooftop in Istanbul, Turkey.


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