The Marist Abroad offers Marist Business students an exceptional opportunity to broaden their horizons. It also gives them an international perspective of the business world. In today's global economy, it is critical for students to gain experience by living in foreign cultures and to be exposed to different ways of thinking.
The business internship is a critical part of many of the programs offered by the Marist Abroad. This work experience, normally taken for credit, puts students in an internship position in a foreign company. The students may request a placement in virtually any type of organization. Each internship is monitored by a Marist faculty member to whom the student sends weekly journals and other reports. Students gain hands-on experience in their business emphasis, learn how businesses operate overseas, and perform tasks that expand on classroom learning. It is a wonderful opportunity that looks good on any resume, especially as more companies "go global" and recognize the value in hiring individuals who have cross-cultural experience.
Currently, Marist offers internship and study programs in Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. While studying at these locations, students will not only receive a broader range of education, they will also get to visit some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. For students seeking study in "non-traditional" regions, Marist participates in programs offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), which offers a variety of programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Future sites planned for business majors are expected to include Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Simply put, there is an opportunity available in virtually any area of the world.
For more information, contact Duleep Deosthale, Assistant Dean, or Carol Toufali, Coordinator at 845-575-3330 or stop by the International Programs Department in the James A. Cannavino Library on the Marist College Campus.