Get Ready to See the World Again! Whitman Study Abroad Opportunities for 2022 Focus on Asia

Tyler Newman studying abroad in Hong Kong

Get Ready to See the World Again!

Whitman Study Abroad Opportunities for 2022 Focus on Asia

Recent Whitman graduate Tyler Newman ’20, now employed in a sales and client relationship leadership program at Synchrony in New York City, was eager to take on the challenge of studying abroad while an undergraduate. He could have gone to a number of locations around the world, but in 2019 he chose Hong Kong, as he was eager to take on the challenges and opportunities in Asia that would give him a keen insight into the world of international business.

Newman spent five months in the Hong Kong program, completing classes in economics and international relations towards his degree in finance and marketing management, including a one-credit Cantonese class; traveling throughout Asia as part of a travel seminar and taking on an internship as a business elective at Compass Offices, a service provider for the Asia Pacific region.

“The experience was incredible,” Newman says, advising others to not be afraid to go off the beaten path. “Getting international experience in a global business center was a tremendous opportunity.”

The ability to lead and manage in today’s globalized economy is a key component at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The majority of Whitman undergraduate students achieve this goal by participating in study abroad programs to maximize their leadership skills, cultural awareness and understanding of the interdependence of a global economy necessary for future business leaders.

While students at the Whitman School like Newman can take advantage of programs offered at many Syracuse Abroad centers, they are also encouraged to consider studying with Syracuse Abroad and Whitman’s specific World Partner programs located in Asia. World Partners are universities or organizations with which Syracuse Abroad and Whitman maintain cooperative agreements and exchanges.)

Both Syracuse Abroad center programs and Whitman world partner programs allow students to stay on track to complete requirements toward their degrees. With the Syracuse Hong Kong Center no longer open, choosing a world partner in Asia offers Whitman students the unique advantages of living and studying in major global business centers in this critically important region, while immersing themselves in the culture and interacting with local students.

The application deadline for Fall 2022 programs is March 15, 2022.

Interested students can apply to programs at the following partner institutions recommended by the Whitman School:

In addition, Singapore Summer Internship program, led by professor Gary La Point, offers a great opportunity for gaining valuable professional experiences at major multinational companies while experiencing life and culture in this unique global business hub. Interested students can contact professor La Point (gelapoin@syr.edu) for further details.

Financial Aid for 2022-2023 Programs

Syracuse University earmarked over $1 million in scholarships and grant funding for Syracuse University students interested in study around the world. For the 2022-23 academic year, the University is evaluating its scholarships. Check back for more information coming soon.

In addition, students can use all of their regular financial aid toward the cost of the programs—with the exception of work study—as well as pursue existing Study Abroad scholarships and grants.

For more information on the Whitman School’s study abroad opportunities, contact the Whitman Undergraduate Programs office, Syracuse Abroad or professor Kyu Lee, associate dean for global initiatives.

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