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UMD-Winter: Peru and Panama: Supply Chain Management Study Abroad (BMGT)

Lima, Peru
Panama City, Panama
Terms offered: 
Winterterm
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.75
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
Language of Instruction: 
English

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Our global economy relies on an ever expanding, complex and sophisticated network of industries and trading partners. The transportation sector has arguably the strongest influence on a nation’s ability to integrate to the world economic market. This course explores the impact, challenges and opportunities of the maritime industry in third world countries. Students will have the opportunity to visit two of the most important ocean ports in Latin America while learning international business best practices from local leading companies. This course is also an opportunity for students to expand their global mindsets by immersing themselves into the rich cultures of Panama and Peru.

Port of Callao (Peru)
The Port of Callao is Peru's main commercial seaport. Just 12 kilometers from downtown Lima (Spanish), the country's capital, the Port of Callao is part of the Lima-Callao metropolitan area. The Port of Callao is 765 kilometers northwest of Peru's southern Port of Matarani and 960 kilometers southwest of the relatively isolated Port of Iquitos on the Amazon River in the country's far northeast region. The Port of Callao has one of South America's few good natural harbors on the Pacific Ocean. In 2005, almost 390 thousand people lived in the Port of Callao, although the Lima-Callao metropolitan area is home to more than 8.4 million.

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.

The course is open to UMD freshmen through seniors and all majors are welcome to apply.

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 one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:

  • BMGT478E: Supply Chain Management Study Abroad: Peru and Panama

This course will satisfy a Supply Chain Management major requirement. The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

You will be required to participate in both pre-departure and post-experience sessions as part of the Smith School Common Core for undergraduate faculty-led, short-term programs. Pre-departure sessions will focus on global mindset, country specific business curriculum, and logistics/health and safety. Post-experience sessions will include a subject specific debrief in addition to career application. The Smith School Common Core culminates in the Global Showcase, where students will be able to demonstrate their cultural curiosity and global business acumen through individual or group poster presentations. Dates for all sessions will be detailed on the course syllabus.

*Undergraduate Common Core
November 6, 2019
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
2333 Van Munching Hall

*Global Showcase
February 13, 2020
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First Floor Atrium, Van Munching Hall

*All students will be required to participate in the Undergraduate Common Core and the Global Showcase. 

You will stay in shared accommodations in a hotel. 

Costs are current for winter 2020. 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering 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 $24
Tuition $2,000
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 $500
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $3,024
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $500
Visa $0
Passport $145
Roundtrip and Mid-Program Airfare (estimate) Note: students are responsible for flight from Peru to Panama $1,600
Course Materials $0
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $200
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $0
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $5,519

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 cancellation due to low enrollment.

Questions should be directed to Humberto Coronado or Greg Rafal.

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

  • Port of Callao (Peru): The Port of Callao is Peru's main commercial seaport. Just 12 kilometers from downtown Lima (Spanish), the country's capital, the Port of Callao is part of the Lima-Callao metropolitan area. The Port of Callao is 765 kilometers northwest of Peru's southern Port of Matarani and 960 kilometers southwest of the relatively isolated Port of Iquitos on the Amazon River in the country's far northeast region. The Port of Callao has one of South America's few good natural harbors on the Pacific Ocean. In 2005, almost 390 thousand people lived in the Port of Callao, although the Lima-Callao metropolitan area is home to more than 8.4 million.
  • Port of Balboa (Panama): Balboa is the Pacific-side port of the Panama Canal. The port has a dry dock in Panamax size (even the gates have a construction similar to that of the locks of the Panama canal). In 2012, Balboa was ranked the busiest container port in Latin America. Balboa has a multi-modal (ship-to-train) terminal, called the Pacific Terminal connected to Colón by the Panama Canal Railway. This allows transportation of containers by train across the isthmus. The railway also runs a passenger service between Panama City and Colón, once a day, each way.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2020 10/01/2019 10/11/2019 01/08/2020 01/17/2020
In addition to the program dates above, all students will be required to participate in the Undergraduate Common Core (November) and the Global Showcase (February).