International Ambassadors Study in London
Five Lee Business School International Ambassadors traveled across the pond to study business writing and project management at the University of London June 14-July 6.
For five years, the Lee Business School has partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business to send a handful of students abroad through the Nevada Global Business International Summer Study program. A total of 17 students participated this year.
The 2015 ambassadors are: Victoria Mitchell, Miyuki Miyamori, Allison Capps, Joseph Luhn and Marlon Bulaong. All junior and senior business majors, the Lee Business students were chosen through a competitive process for their strong academic performance, leadership and participation in campus organizations.
Traveling to London gets students out of their comfort zone, said Mitchell, a senior marketing major.
"It allowed us to make lasting memories with new friends and great professors," she said. Meeting with international companies and learning how their many locations interact was especially memorable, she added.
The partnership gives students a chance to experience a different culture while continuing their business education, said Alex Nielsen, coordinator of this year’s trip.
“Studying abroad and immersing yourself in a different culture is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” he said. “Once you do it, you’ll want to do it again and again.”
Lee Business management professor Reza Torkzadeh taught the Project Management course, and UNR business professor Mary Groves taught business writing.
Outside the classroom, the students soaked in British culture. The group visited the British Museum, British Library, Bank of England, The Shard, BBC and Westminster Abbey, among other sites.
The study-abroad experience allows the ambassadors to combine classroom and real-world experience, said Dean Brent Hathaway, who spent two weeks in London with the students.
“Studying in another country while experiencing a different culture broadens the students’ perspective of business and how it is conducted around the world,” Hathaway said.
For more information on becoming an ambassador, visit unlv.edu/business/advising/ambassador.