UMD: A Globally Connected University

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

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

You will begin with a 1-credit pre-internship course in Spring 2019 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 Auckland, the internship program will give you an international experience that is invaluable for building your professional development and resumes, while supplementing your current course of academic study at the Smith School.

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

Scholarships for first-time study abroad students are available through the Smith School. 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 sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to this program.

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

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

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 2019 semester)

  • BMGT398J (1 credit)

You will choose one of the following courses for your in-country internship (Summer 2019):

  • 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.


Costs are current for summer 2019.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $80
Tuition $2,070
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $3,670
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $800
Visa $0
Passport $140
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $2,000
Course Materials $50
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $500
Transportation to/from internship $200
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $180 

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation 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 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 2020 03/01/2020 03/11/2020