Global Immersion Experience Articles: page 1

Seven UF MBA students stand in a line for a photo in Brazil

Embracing Brazilian culture on Global Immersion Experience

By Zakiya Smith-Dore, CVP (MBA ’20) The University of Florida is known for its top ranked academic programs and its continuous commitment to “go greater.” As a Double Gator and employee of UF, I could not imagine pursuing my graduate degree anywhere else! The UF MBA program facilitates the university’s mission to go greater in a variety of ways. Global Immersion Experience (GIE) trips go beyond the textbooks to allow for tangible application of international business studies. I attended this

Luiza Duarte stands with an umbrella in historic Berlin

Master of International Business trip provides global business perspective

By Luiza Duarte (MIB ’19) I have always been curious about learning and understanding different cultures, which developed my passion for traveling. It was also one of the incentives for me to come from Brazil to study in the United States. When I go to a new country or a new city, I make sure I do my research beforehand. I look for the typical food of the region, read reviews about the tourist points, search about their history, and

Five students pose for a photo inside the lobby of a building

Master of Science in Management students experience business in Germany on Global Immersion Experience

Students from the Master of International Business (MIB) and Master of Science in Management (MSM) programs traveled to Berlin, Germany on a Global Immersion Experience the second week of October. While the GIE is not mandatory for the MSM program, students Siming Li and Nicholas Leininger decided to enjoy a trip abroad and shared their experiences with us. Siming Li is an international student from China with an undergraduate degree in English. She will complete her Master of Science in

Two photos of Jayson Blankenship. One of him on the UF Campus petting a dog in a Gator shirt, and there other of him sitting below a large building in Malaysia.

Master of Science in Management student gains international business insight and a new network on Global Immersion Experience in Malaysia

Jayson Blankenship (MSM ’19) came to the University of Florida Master of Science in Management (MSM) program with an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Charleston. While initially not keen on the University of Florida for his graduate studies, Jayson quickly changed his mind after attending an MSM information session. “After seeing UF in person, I fell in love and knew UF was where I wanted to go,” he said. Jayson added an international component to his MSM journey

Hayley Pierre

Three ways traveling abroad made me a better business leader

By Hayley Pierre As an MBA student with a concentration in marketing in the UF MBA Online program, I ultimately decided to get my MBA from UF because of its global network and name recognition. Anywhere you are, you will find a member of the Gator Nation ready to support you in your career efforts and do the Gator Chomp with pride! I regret not studying abroad while pursuing my undergraduate degree, so I knew going into the UF MBA program

UF MBA students stand in front of the Jameson Distillery in Dublin holding a UF MBA banner

Global Immersion Experience in Dublin brings business lessons to life for Executive MBA students

By Kevin Ott My name is Kevin Ott, and I live in Orlando, Florida. I am currently enrolled in the Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the University of Florida. As I approach the mid-point of the program, I can honestly say it was a great decision to pursue a UF EMBA and invest the time and resources needed for the next evolution in my career and professional growth. The UF EMBA program stood out to me the most, among three