UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD-Summer: Australia: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT)

Sydney, Australia
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Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
EA Advisor: 
Rachel McCloud
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Spend the summer of a lifetime working in Sydney at a for-credit guaranteed internship!
You will begin with a 1-credit pre-internship course in Spring 2022 and then travel abroad for a 6-credit internship. You will experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities of working in another country and with people from different cultural backgrounds. Based in Sydney, the internship program will give you an international experience that is invaluable for building your professional development, while supplementing your current course of academic study at UMD.

Maryland Smith students can apply for the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs of study abroad such as airfare and personal expenses. Learn more about the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship on this page in the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship section.

Eligible Pell Grant recipients may apply for the Gilman International Scholarship.  

Summer Global Internship Program - Virtual Info Session

Monday, February 7
5-6 p.m.
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You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD second year sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to this program.

All majors are welcome, but some industries may be restricted.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following UMD courses for a total of seven (7) credits:

  • On-campus pre-departure internship course to prepare for engagement in a cross-cultural work environment (Spring 2022 semester)
    • BMGT398J (1 credit)
  • You will choose one of the following courses for your in-country internship (Summer 2022):
    • BMGT386: General Business (6 credits)
    • BMGT373: Supply Chain/Logistics (6 credits)
    • BMGT357: Marketing (6 credits)

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

Students applying for the program must be available for the on-campus pre-departure internship course. The course (BMGT398J) will meet Mondays (starting March 28, 2022) from 5 p.m–6:30 p.m.

You will stay in apartment-style shared accommodations. You will have access to a kitchen and laundry facilities. Limited Wifi is available.

Please refer to the following resources for funding study abroad:

Financial Aid
Financial Policies

#SmithGoesGlobal Fund Scholarship
Maryland Smith students can apply for the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs of study abroad such as airfare and personal expenses. Learn more about the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship on this page in the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship section.

Students applying to the Global Summer Internship Program must apply to the #SmithGoesGlobalFund Scholarship by February 13, 2022. 

$1,000 CIBE International Internship Scholarship
All students who commit to the Summer Global Internship Program are eligible to receive a $1,000 CIBE International Internship Scholarship. This award is provided by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education known as CIBE (Center for International Business Education). The UMD Center for Global Business is one of 15 schools nationwide to receive the CIBE grant and its mission is to promote the ability of U.S. businesses to compete globally and to foster international understanding. Application instructions will be provided in your internship acceptance letter.

*Costs are current for Summer 2022. 
**Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship. The application deadline is March 1, 2022, 11:59 pm PT.

This is a non-refundable fee to submit an application.
Education Abroad Fee
This is a non-refundable fee charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted to "Committed." This includes services provided by Education Abroad such as registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance
This coverage is required and complements students' regular U.S. primary health insurance coverage.
Housing Fee
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
These are the instructional costs which include tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
This fee is charged to your student account and is based on our program deadlines. Please direct any additional questions to the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering.
Meals (estimate)
Visa (for US citizens)
Roundtrip airfare (estimate)
Course materials
Optional activities/incidental expenses
Optional trip cancelation/interruption insurance
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PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

For course, itinerary, in-country information, assistance with applying, or general information, contact Greg Rafal, Assistant Director in the Center for Global Business at the Smith School of Business at

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following:

  • 8-week internship placement that matches your interests and provides valuable on-the-job experience.
  • Full day cultural trip where students have the chance to interact with Australian wildlife and learn more about indigenous cultures.
  • Orientation that includes a walking tour of Sydney around the historic Rocks area and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.                                
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2022 02/13/2022 02/20/2022 06/01/2022 08/01/2022