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“Locally-grounded and globally-minded”

“Dream big, Work hard, Have fun!

These are the slogans for SBA Business Scholars, Oakland University’s program for high-achieving business undergraduates. A global mindset is essential for success in today’s business world. As Scholars, we strive to become successful professionals, helping to make our community a better place to live and a more competitive player in the world economy!

The international trip has been a life-changing learning experience for students who attended. Our previous Scholars have shared the following in regards to their experiences:

“It was an experience I will never forget! I was able to understand that the United States is great, but there is so much our world has to offer and experience. The way people interact, do business, and local laws of each country. Truly glad I was part of this trip and ISP. Awesome program.”

“I made lifelong friends and we gained valuable information about other world perspectives.”

The Scholars look forward to gaining valuable information and experiences throughout our trip, which will be beneficial towards our education and future careers. Your generosity will impact our future by making this experience possible.

PS - Employees, your AUFD gift will still be matched if you make it here by December 8!

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On February 15, 2018, ten Oakland SBA Business Scholars will go on a 10-day experiential learning trip to Prague, Czech Republic and London, UK. We will visit global companies doing business in Europe, attend a panel discussion on Brexit in the UK, and work on an actual consulting project in Prague. We will learn first-hand about doing business globally, see a country that transitioned from communism to free market economy, explore the impact of Brexit on Britain and the EU, and get a wonderful cultural experience of Europe.

Your support will make this life-changing experience possible for us. As a student from last year’s trip stated, “it was so amazing and I think it changed me by giving me a world view in terms of culture and business. It also encouraged a love for traveling in me and I can’t wait to travel more in the future.”

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The total trip cost per student is $3,200, which includes international flights, local transportation, accommodations, as well as business and cultural learning activities. Any support you are able to provide is greatly appreciated and will help to provide an impactful experience for our Scholars.

Your donation may assist in covering the following expenses:

• $20 – Attendance to panel discussion, “The Way Forward post-Brexit”

• $50 – Round-trip transportation to & from airports

• $100 – Flight from Prague to London

• $200 – Two nights of lodging per student

• $350 – Company visit in Prague for five students

• $650 – Educational activity in the UK for all ten students

Why are donations necessary?

Travel and expenses for the experiential learning trip are great, and your generosity is sincerely appreciated. With your donations, we will be able to lessen the financial burden for our Oakland University SBA Scholars who will attend this trip. Previous Scholars have reflected on their experience stating, “I made lifelong friends and we gained valuable information about other world perspectives.”