Greetings from New Haven! As I write this note, more than half of our Yale SOM students are overseas for spring break participating in three of the five global studies options to fulfill the global studies requirement—International Experience trips, Global Network Week , and our Global Social Entrepreneurship course. Within those three platforms are 25 different offerings that students are able to choose from.
Each of these options provides different opportunities for Yale SOM students to engage globally. The International Experience trips are led by Yale SOM faculty; students are currently visiting organizations and meeting business, political, and nonprofit leaders across a range of countries such as India, China, Japan, South Africa, and Peru, just to name a few. These trips allow our students to gain a broad perspective on the legal, regulatory, and cultural contexts of how business is conducted in a geography other than their own within a concentrated period of time. Global Network Week, by contrast, allows students to leverage the novel opportunities offered by the Global Network for Advanced Management to take classes at a participating member network school with peers from across the world. The topics offered for our Global Network Week courses range from “Financial Investments in Emerging Markets” at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile School of Business to “Sustainable Tourism”at Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines to “Generating Ideas for a New Venture” at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. And students taking advantage of the Global Social Entrepreneurship course are currently working on a pro bono consulting project with a client in Brazil.
All of these opportunities allow our students to study and practice business applications in a global setting, further preparing them for the kinds of broad, highly connected, and highly engaged careers they will have after they graduate from Yale.
I encourage you to follow along with our students on their Global Network Week and International Experience trips—view student photos from Global Network Week and International Experience on social media. While the trips are packed with meetings, classwork, and presentations, I think you’ll find our students still manage to have some fun, too!
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