2018-19 Annual Report

USMCBE

The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.

THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

Some of our students went from finals to flights just days after the semester ended as they began to study abroad

on one of our three business study-abroad programs: Italian Studies, British Studies and Asian Studies.

ITALIAN STUDIES

While in Milan and Florence, students had the opportunity

to meet with executives from local companies and immerse

themselves in the professional culture of Italy. Some of

the businesses they interacted with included the oldest

chocolate company in Italy (Guido Gobino), one of the most

prestigious gold leaf companies in the world (Manetti

Battiloro), and an international paper company with ties

to Hattiesburg (Sofidel). Their experiences also included

spending a day in the Tuscan countryside to learn about how

some of the highest quality olive oil and wine in the world is

created (Frantoio dei Colli Toscani) and attending a cooking

class where they made pasta from scratch! Students were

also taught how to make an authentic cappuccino at a local

barista school in Florence (Mokaflor Espresso Academy).

While at the espresso academy, Mr. Russ Willis placed a

pin on their map of visitors, making Southern Miss the first

official visitors from Mississippi! Students took advantage

of their free weekends by exploring places such as Rome,

Pisa, Cinque Terre and Venice.

22% OF STUDENTS WHO STUDY ABROAD

ARE FROM THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

British Studies

20 students

Asian Studies

15 students

Italian Studies

12 students

Total

47

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