This summer, UMass Lowell will make it easier for students in the United States and from all over the world to learn about different countries — their cultures, their business practices and their governments — in order to be better prepared to succeed in our increasingly global world.
The 2011 International Summer Institute will run on campus from July 12 through Aug. 1, and will feature both undergraduate and graduates courses.
“We now live in a world where national boundaries are becoming meaningless,” says Frank Andrews, associate dean in the College of Management. “It is critically important that today’s students develop global awareness as well as sensitivity to customers and their cultural differences.”
Open to UMass Lowell students, each course is worth three credits. The course offerings span the disciplines and the geographic boundaries – from Global Health to International Economics, from Academic Writing for English Language Learners to Financial Markets and Monetary Policy.
Participants in the courses will be just as diverse.
“The summer institute will provide our students with the opportunity to take classes with students from outside the United States, which will allow them to gain a more international perspective as they interact on a variety of subject matter,” says Andrews.