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Frostburg’s College of Business Sent Students to Peru to Experience International Leadership, Service
Frostburg State University’s College of Business took another step toward globalizing its curriculum when it sent a group of students, alumni and faculty to Peru to experience leadership in an international setting July 24 through August 3. Dr. Jeff McClellan, who proctured the trip described their travels: “It was truly a pleasure to work with our colleagues with Reach Out and Learn, the Universidad Pontificia Catolica del Peru, the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and Lamanita Travel,” said Jeff McClellan, assistant professor in the Department of Management, who led the trip with Chad Fugate, conference director for Reach Out and Learn, and Carol Gaumer, chair of the Department of Marketing and Finance.
“They went above and beyond to help us create a truly educational international experience. While the focus of this trip was on providing learning experiences for our students, I think I learned as much as they did about leadership in Latin America,” said McClellan. “While all of the students who participated in the experience had already spent time abroad, I am confident this strengthened their global awareness and intercultural leadership skills.”
Wayne Keefer, a student at Frostburg, illustrated the value of the experience by saying “Leadership and what motivates and inspires followers is a fascinating subject, and to experience leadership in Latin America first-hand was an amazing opportunity,” Keefer said. “Whether it was interviewing a Peruvian politician, or our servant leadership project in a remote Andean village, every step of our journey contributed to a better understanding of leadership. An experience like this goes above and beyond what could ever be learned from a textbook.”
Dean Tootoonchi professed the value of the entire Global Experiential Learning Program as a whole by saying “In today’s highly competitive global market, it is essential for our business students to travel overseas, meet people from different cultures, and learn how to communicate and interact with people who have different societal customs, norms and values,” Tootoonchi said. “It is for this important reason that we have established the College of Business Global Experiential Learning Program that facilitates and supports our faculty and students’ travel to selected countries.
Through these international travels, our faculty and students learn lessons that no textbook can furnish. In the College of Business our students come first, and CoB-GEL is an evidence of our commitment to offering them a variety of high quality learning experiences.”
To view what Frostburg Team Peru 2013 experienced on their journey, visit their Tumblr blog at frostburgcobperu.tumblr.com and their Facebook Page, facebook.com/fsucobperu. The group is sharing pictures and other content with the hashtag #fsucobperu through their Instagram account, frostburgcobperu and on Twitter. To learn more about Frostburg’s College of Business, visit www.frostburg.edu/colleges/cob. For more information about Reach Out and Learn, visit reachoutandlearn.org.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter https://twitter.com/frostburgstate.