UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD-Summer: New Zealand: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT)

Auckland, New Zealand
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
No

New Zealand
Spend the summer of a lifetime working in Auckland at a for-credit guaranteed internship!

This is a 6-credit international internship. You will experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities of working in another country and with people from different cultural backgrounds. Based in Auckland, 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.

Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of how business is conducted differently around the world
  • Learn about the importance of and gain practice in cross-cultural interactions in business
  • Apply academic concepts learned in the classroom to a real-world business setting

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.                
             

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.

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.
 

You will stay in apartment-style accommodation with other UMD and American students, with shared kitchen facilities and access to public transportation.

Please refer to the following resources for funding study abroad:

Financial Aid
Scholarships
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. 

$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 ScholarshipOnline applications will open mid-January programs that occur between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024. Applications will close later in March.

APPLICATION FEE
$50
This is a non-refundable fee to submit an application.
Education Abroad Fee
$500
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
$92
This coverage is required and complements students' regular U.S. primary health insurance coverage.
Housing Fee
$3,307
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
Tuition
$2,204
These are the instructional costs which include tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
PROGRAM FEE / BILLABLE COSTS
$6,103
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)
$800
Passport
$165
Visa (for US citizens)
$0
Roundtrip airfare (estimate)
$2,000
Course materials
$50
Optional activities/incidental expenses
$500
Optional trip cancelation/interruption insurance
$180
Transport (estimate)
$200
ESTIMATED OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES
$3,895

 

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE
$9,998

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 Rachel McCloud, Assistant Director in the Center for Global Business at the Smith School of Business at rmccloud@umd.edu

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

  • Internship placement that matches your interest and provides valuable on-the-job experience
  • Orientation that includes a ferry and walking tour of Waiheke Island
  • Periodic group dinners and professional development opportunities
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2023 03/01/2023 03/13/2023 06/02/2023 07/29/2023