The priority deadline to apply for sessions in Argentina/Uruguay, Panama and South Africa is Nov. 30.
The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has launched three new study abroad programs to take place in the spring and summer of 2018. Students will have the opportunity to study in Argentina and Uruguay during spring break or in Panama or South Africa during the May mini-term.
“Gaining business experience in developing nations will help any business major’s career in the long run,” says Sara Easler, Haslam’s director of international programs and study abroad. “We created these new programs to give Haslam students a wider world view and opportunities to study business outside major western economies.”
The Argentina and Uruguay program focuses on preparing managers for the challenges of competing in the global marketplace, in particular conducting business in Latin America. Students will study on campus for the first seven weeks of the term, then visit Argentina and Uruguay March 10-17 to better understand the business environment and managerial challenges of the region.
The May mini-term in Panama offers a unique experience for supply chain majors focusing on the western hemisphere’s most important canal. Up to 20 students will examine the design of the Panama Canal’s recent expansion, with insights from executives at the canal and one of the United States’ major eastern ports. Students also will have the opportunity to visit South American distribution and logistics centers for Caterpillar, P&G and Hewlett Packard.
In South Africa during the May mini-term, students will identify ways to take on a project to build economic opportunities through corporate social enterprise. The session includes visits to for-profit, non-profit and microfinance organizations, giving students examples on how people have used business skills to create social change in South Africa.
The courses for all three sessions earn three credit hours. The priority deadline to apply for each is Nov. 30. Scholarships are available for Haslam students who wish to study abroad. More information is available on the Haslam study abroad website.