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Should you have any questions or want to request any information regarding our Global Experiential Learning Programs, please feel free to contact:

Dr. Sudhir Singh

Associate Dean, College of Business

Office: Guild Center 231

Office Phone: 301-687-4093



Frostburg’s College of Business Sending Students to China and Ecuador to Experience International Business, Leadership and Service

The College of Business Global Experiential Learning (GEL) Program is sponsoring study abroad trips to China and Ecuador in the summer of 2014.

Highlights of the China trip will include exploring the capital city of Beijing and the economic hub of Shanghai, a trip down the historic Yangtze River, a development and service project in rural Shaanxi Province and factory tours. Students will experience the culture of China through examining authentic Chinese cuisine, shopping, and the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors.

Highlights of the Ecuador trip will include visiting the capital city of Quito as well as tan Ecuadorian university-touring the Banos Mineral Springs, the Otavalo artisan marketplace, the Ingapirca Ruins and the Cajas National Park.

Students will also engage in a service learning project in a local village, where they will interact with business leaders.

The spirit of the trips will combine an assortment of educational and touristic experiences that will give students tremendous opportunities to learn and grow both academically and individually.

Students are encouraged to explore either of these two magnificent countries in journeys combining service, site-seeing, coursework, and leadership. Past study abroad opportunities have been described as “fascinating and life-changing” by Wayne Keefer (Frostburg Alumni) and there is no reason why these journeys will be any different for students willing to immerse themselves in new adventures.

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.”

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 or Follow FSU on Twitter

For more information please see the brochures below.


China Trip Brochure 2014


Ecuador Trip Brochure 2014