Abroad and away

Students visit a coconut farm in Colombia.

SUMMARY: College of Business students and faculty packed their bags and set out around the world for short-term summer study abroad programs.

The College of Business offers multiple short-term study abroad trips during the summer semester. This year students and faculty members traveled the globe, representing JMU in corners of the Earth, near and far.

CIS Consulting - Seattle, WA and Vancouver, Canada

Stuents gather around a conference room table at Amazon headqurters. Through the window the Seattle Space needle is visible.

 Students visited the Amazon headquarters in Seattle on May 20 and heard from Amazon employees and alumni Daniel Blevins (‘17), Kelly Baldwin (‘97), Teresa Cummings (‘19), Sami Inam (‘08) and Charles Lex (’13).

Students talking while standing on a rooftop over looking Elliott Bay

 James Rollen (‘17) of Deloitte in Seattle spoke to the group about careers in consulting. Deloitte’s Seattle office has a roof-top view of Elliot Bay. 

Students cross a suspension bridge surrounded by green forest.

On May 25 students toured Vancouver, taking in sights like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Granville Island and Vancouver Lookout. Pictured: Students crossing one of the suspension bridges.

Marketing in Greece and Turkey 

Students arrive in Milos, Greece and are standing in line at the marina.

Students arrived on the island Milos, Greece, and were welcomed by locals who dressed in traditional Greek clothing and performed a traditional Greek dance. They were also given goodie bags filled with local foods, treats and gifts.

Ruins of the church of the virgin mary in Rhodes, Greece.

In Rhodes, students toured the Church of the Virgin Mary of the Burgh and the surrounding city. The pictured arches are what remains of the structure due to heavy bombing during World War 2.

International Finance in Antwerp

Students chat together in front of historical buildings and the rive in Ghent, Belgium.

One day was spent in Ghent, Belgium, learning the history of the city and the buildings along the river.

Students listen to a tour guide at a brewery.

Students get a behind-the-scenes look at the beer making process at ABC Brewery.

JMU Global Supply Chain in Colombia

Three men are surrounding by a green liquid in large tubes at an open-air laboratory.

The ecosystems' lab at EAFIT University is the result of a collaboration between the private industry sector (Cementos Argos) and academia (EAFIT) to use microalgae for oxygen generation via CO2 consumption to close a green loop in their supply chain processes.

Student sample colorful, exotic fruits.

Students partake in an exotic fruit tasting. They sampled dragon fruit, passion fruit, mangosteen, mango, lychee, granadilla and more.

4 couples are on a dance floor, holding hands and practicing.

Aside from their academic rigors, students had the opportunity to take Salsa and Bachata lessons.

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by Jess Nickels ('21)

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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