According to U.S. News & World Report, more than 86,000 Latin American students came to the US to study last year—an increase of nearly 20% from the previous year.
With a healthy US economy and a surge in programs, the attraction to study in the US has never been so strong. Likewise, US academic institutions are increasingly collaborating with partners in Latin America on scientific research, business initiatives, and cultural exchange opportunities. After all, Latin America is the United States’ biggest partner in trade, with 40% of US exports heading south.
A new government- and industry-sponsored initiative called 100,000 Strong in the Americas awards grants of up to $25,000 to institutions in the Americas committed to innovation through study abroad, international collaboration, and student mobility.
The pattern is clear. When it comes to collaborating with Latin America, the opportunity can’t be missed. American business schools are taking advantage of international exchange partnerships that bring cultural diversity to US classrooms while paving the way for collaborative business initiatives and student and faculty exchanges. Students benefit from new academic and business environments, while building a foundation for the exchange of ideas and strengthening of political and economic ties for years to come.
According to Stetson’s website, undergraduate business students “have opportunities to intern at leading global firms and take part in clubs and organizations whose focus is on business, investment, or international dynamics.”
Location is important, which is why Centenary University’s proximity to New York City offers no shortage of internship opportunities. School of International Programs Dean, Dr. Joseph Linskey
stated, “Throughout the local area and New York City, there are internships available in all parts of the business industry. The faculty have contacts in almost every area.” Centenary offers undergraduate business specializations in everything from Sports Management to Social Media Marketing.