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Abroad and beyond – JMU

Students visit a coconut farm in Colombia.

SUMMARY: College of Business students and faculty packed their bags and traveled around the world to participate in short-term summer study abroad programs.

The College of Business offers a variety of short-term study abroad opportunities during the spring semester. This year, students and faculty traveled the world, representing JMU in places near and far.

CIS Consulting – Seattle, WA and Vancouver, Canada

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

James Rollen (’17) of Deloitte in Seattle spoke to the group about a career in consulting. Deloitte’s Seattle office has a rooftop view of Elliot Bay.

On May 25, students toured Vancouver, visiting attractions such as Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Granville Island, and Vancouver Lookout. Pictured: Students crossing one of the suspension bridges.

Marketing in Greece and Turkey

The students arrived on the island of Milos in Greece and were welcomed by locals who dressed in traditional Greek costumes and performed a traditional Greek dance. They also received goodie bags filled with local food, treats and gifts.

In Rhodes, students visited The Church of St. Mary the Burgh and the surrounding town. The arches in the photo are the remains of the building after heavy bombing during World War II.

International Finance Antwerp

We spent one day in Ghent, Belgium, where we learned about the history of the city and the buildings along the river.

Students have the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the beer production process at the ABC Brewery.

JMU Global Supply Chain in Colombia

The Ecosystems Laboratory at EAFIT University is a collaboration between the private sector (Cementos Argos) and academia (EAFIT) aimed at using microalgae to produce oxygen by consuming CO2, thus closing the green loop in supply chain processes.

Students take part in an exotic fruit tasting. They tried dragon fruit, passion fruit, mangosteen, mango, lychee, granadilla and others.

In addition to academic classes, students had the opportunity to take part in salsa and bachata lessons.