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September 2014

Alumni Share Memories from International Study Trips

Alumni share their study abroad memories with one another at a recent gathering.

Several alumni who spent time together as students on international study trips recently gathered for breakfast and reconnected with former trip mates. Many had not seen one another since their time abroad.

For the past 15 years, the Naveen Jindal School of Management has offered study abroad programs that are open to all UT Dallas students. This year, more than 200 students participated in the programs, and Dr. Habte Woldu, director of the Jindal School’s bachelor’s in global business and master’s in international management studies programs, believes this number will increase. Woldu and fellow faculty and staff from the Organizations, Strategy and International Management Program created a fund to provide financial assistance for students studying abroad.

At the breakfast, alumni discussed how their travels affected their college years and life after graduation. Woldu hopes that the new fund will allow more UT Dallas students to share the same positive experience.

“Learning firsthand about global business by visiting another country is an experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom,” Woldu said. “Alumni who have been on one of these trips understand this better than anyone. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I want all students to have.”

To connect with alumni who participated in a Jindal School-sponsored study abroad program or to learn about the International Management Opportunity Fund, email Erica Yaeger, assistant dean of development and alumni relations, at [email protected].

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