Each year the Global Business Center holds the Foster Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest to showcase the transformative experiences of Foster students studying abroad. The GBC is home to undergraduate, Full-Time MBA, and Evening MBA business-focused study abroad opportunities which range from study abroad programs led by Foster Professors to exchanges with the top business schools around the world. If you are a student, check out the Foster Undergraduate Study Abroad Options and the international opportunities for MBAs. This year’s contest participants were students who studied abroad anytime between October 2022-October 2023.
Foster Study Abroad Year in Review:
MBAs: In 2022-2023, the GBC sent 96 Full-Time and Evening MBA students on study abroad programs, a 35% increase from previous years and the most MBAs studying abroad in the last decade. The GBC also supported 24 MBAs on the Race, Culture, and Business: MBA Immersion to the American South, which is taking place again in September 2024!
Undergraduates: On the undergraduate side, there were 340 undergraduates abroad on Foster programs or as Foster majors to 26 countries! This is the most students served on undergraduate Foster programs on record.
Many of these students received scholarship funding through our GBC Study Abroad Scholarships. If you would like to support scholarships for Foster School students to study abroad, you can do so here.
Foster Study Abroad Photo & Video Contest 2023 Results:
Grand Prize Winner
Wendy Cheng (Undergraduate Accounting & Information Systems Major)
She participated on the Business India Foster Exploration Seminar that takes place during Early Fall Start each year. Applications are open now for EFS 2024!
Photo Location: Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, India
What did you gain by studying abroad?
Getting to know a group of amazing people, studying abroad was truly an amazing experience that allowed me to build a deep connection with people whom I normally wouldn’t meet. It also exposed me to different cultures, traditions, challenges, and the experience really broadened my global perspective.
Study Abroad Point of View (POV) Category Winner
Megan Louie (Undergraduate Information Systems & Operations Management Major)
She participated on Foster Rome: Business Core Abroad during Summer with Foster Professors and a cohort of her Foster peers. The application is open for Summer 2024!
Photo Location: Rome, Italy
Husky Spirit Category Winner
Eddy Fabery (Evening MBA Class of 2024)
MBA Spring Break Study Tour to Israel and the West Bank
Photo Location: Petra, Jordan
My Global Lens Category Winner
Gabi Wickman (Undergraduate Information Systems & Operations Management Major)
She participated on the Business Ireland Foster Exploration Seminar that takes place during Early Fall Start each year. Applications are open now for EFS 2024!
Photo Location: Dunmore Head, Ireland
Advice from Gabi: Study abroad now because you will never get the chance to fully immerse yourself in another country’s culture like you do when abroad.
We also want to congratulate our second place winners in each category!
Study Abroad Point of View (POV) Runner Up
Ariogni Suarez (Full-Time MBA Class of 2024)
MBA Spring Break Study Tour to Portugal
Photo Location: Portugal
Husky Spirit Runner Up
Pratham Kataria (Undergraduate Finance & Entrepreneurship Major)
Participated on the ALBA Barcelona: Foster Partner Program during Winter Quarter.
Photo Location: Barcelona, Spain
Advice from Pratham: Study abroad was so good that I did it twice. That is all you need to know if you are still deciding whether or not you want to do a study abroad.
My Global Lens Runner Up
Huanzi Merenz (Undergraduate Finance & Certificate of International Studies in Business Major)
Participated on the Foster Exchange with the National University of Singapore for Winter and Spring Quarters.
Photo Location: Singapore