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July 21, 2022

Nearly 100 Huskers Go Abroad Through Business Programs

In-Person Global Experience Programs Resume
Nearly 100 Huskers Go Abroad Through Business Programs
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln returned to in-person study abroad programs this summer with 94 students participating in College of Business global experience programs. They traveled to England, Italy, Spain, and the newest program in Rwanda, where students visited historical sites and entrepreneurial organizations this summer, including Jasiri, a nonprofit that nurtures entrepreneurs.

After a two-year hiatus of in-person study abroad programs, 94 students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln traveled to other countries this summer as part of College of Business global experience programs. They included two long-time signature programs in England and Italy, a younger partnership with internships in Spain, and a new opportunity in Rwanda.

“Getting to spend time in a different country can’t be replicated. Seeing how people live differently is an experience that opens your worldview for the better. It is exciting that we are able to do it safely again,” said Angela Luedke. “The energy and collaboration that happens in classrooms, site visits and internships when abroad grants students the possibility of grappling with cognitive dissonance in a very immersive environment while unpacking the new things they are learning in that country.”

In the programs, students immerse themselves in the local culture and broaden their perspectives as they learn about business in a globalized economy.

Nebraska at Oxford: July 16-August 13

As the longest-running study abroad program at the university, Nebraska at Oxford began in 1988. During the four-week program students learn about economics and Shakespeare from prestigious faculty at University of Oxford Jesus College, established by Queen Elizabeth I in 1571.

CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies: May 23-June 17

The CIMBA program started in 1985 so students could stay and study a month in the town of Paderno del Grappa in northern Italy. Since joining the program, Nebraska has collaborated with the more than 35 partner universities, who collectively provide support and guidance for CIMBA. Students benefit from the most diverse selection of business course options in the programs offered at the College of Business and develop their leadership skills through company tours, cultural excursions and extended travel weekends.

Rwanda: Global Startup Communities: May 16-June 5

The newest study abroad opportunity offered through the College of Business, the Rwanda: Global Startup Communities program showcases the thriving entrepreneurship scene occurring in the eastern African country. Students spend three weeks visiting local cultural sites and exploring several businesses to gain insight into the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Rwanda.

Spain: IAU Summer in Barcelona: June 3-July 16; May 16-July 16; May 16-August 6

The Spain program brings students to Barcelona to explore the history, architecture and cuisine. Hosted at the Institute for American Universities, now called IAU College, students spend six weeks learning about Spanish culture, language and business practices and may also gain experience with a global company through an extended internship of six, nine or 12 weeks.

The students who participated in the Nebraska Business global experience programs this summer are included below with their year in school, academic major(s), and study abroad program:

Nebraska

Ashland: Lydia Yost, senior marketing and management, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Bellevue: Ellie Foral, senior economics and supply chain management, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Bennington: Trenton Sedlacek, junior economics, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Columbus: Anibal Grajeda, junior international business, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Elkhorn: Andrew Butler, junior biological sciences, economics and pre-health, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Abigail Butler, senior accounting and management, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Anna Hegge, junior business administration and pre-physical therapy, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Brian Kardell, sophomore software engineering, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Carson Leahy, senior international business, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; William Nixon, junior nutrition and health sciences, pre-clinical perfusion, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Derrick Shim, senior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Fremont: Joseph Gurnon, senior international business and accounting, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Grand Island: Waldemar Perez, junior accounting, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Kearney: Kaleb Strawhecker, senior economics and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Lincoln: Andrew Delmore, junior marketing, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Jonathan Gerdes, junior civil engineering, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities; Peter Greff, senior criminology & criminal justice and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Tanner Hipnar, sophomore management, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Elle Hove, senior international business, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Zoe Matheson, senior management, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Elijah Merritt, junior supply chain management, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Tucker Nichols, senior finance, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Chris Payant, senior finance and economics, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Joanna Sandvold, senior management and pre-dental hygiene, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Jacob Sedlacek, senior political science, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Brandon Smentek, junior accounting, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Levi Vinkenberg, junior business administration, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Joestin Watson, sophomore business administration, pre-law, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities; Danielle Wilcox, senior marketing, management, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies

Madison: Eduardo Mora, senior management, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Omaha: Drew Albritton, senior actuarial science, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Jessica Burd, senior economics, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Kimberly Christensen, junior secondary education, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Michael Day, junior accounting and finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Mayah Delgado-Walker, junior business administration, hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities; Claire Fletcher, junior marketing and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Seth Forsberg, junior marketing and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Mary Foster, senior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Nathan Hollenbeck, junior marketing, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Gracie Killgore, junior accounting, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Joseph Kirshenbaum, senior chemistry, economics and pre-health, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Isha Kishore, junior finance, management and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Samuel Lilly, senior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford; William Manhart, junior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Ridley Miller, senior finance and management, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Reese Munson, senior supply chain management, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Joel Myers, senior economics and public policy and analysis, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Robert Peters, junior finance and pre-law, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Matthew Pleiss, junior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Audrey Salber, junior English and women's & gender studies, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Carson Scott, senior business administration, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Matthew Silver, senior biological sciences, Russian and pre-clinical perfusion, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Noah Voi, junior business administration, England: Nebraska at Oxford; Faith Wanninger, junior accounting, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Tyler Wilwerding, junior business administration, Italy: CIMBA - Consortium of Universities for International Studies; Shannon Wurtele, senior economics and finance, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Jacob Zadalis, senior management, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Papillion: Alayna Auch, junior marketing, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Hannah Kost, junior actuarial science and finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Phillips: Lauren Eihusen, senior management and economics, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Pickrell: Ashley Oltman, senior marketing, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Raymond: John Karpov, sophomore business administration, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities

Wahoo: Emily Obert, senior management and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford

West Point: Josh Lieber, junior undeclared, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities

Elsewhere

Arcadia, California: Soichiro Nagao, junior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Folsom, California: Adam Wong, sophomore actuarial science and finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Dillon, Colorado: Ryan Curley, junior accounting and pre-law, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Monroe, Connecticut: Samuel Gertner, senior accounting, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities

Downers Grove, Illinois: Clayton MacKenna, junior accounting, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Glen Carbon, Illinois: Braden Starck, junior finance, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities

Mount Prospect, Illinois: Kane LeComte, junior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

North Aurora, Illinois: Peyton Weigand, junior economics, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Palos Park, Illinois: Henry Evans, junior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Wheaton, Illinois: Maxwell Dikker, senior marketing, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Olathe, Kansas: Nolan Mauk, junior economics, finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Overland Park, Kansas: Connor Morrissey, junior accounting, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Eagan, Minnesota: Meyri Ibrahim, senior political science, journalism and pre-law, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lucia Golfis, junior management, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Oakdale, Minnesota: Anna Warmka, junior agribusiness, finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Prior Lake, Minnesota: Kyle Celatka, junior economics, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Wayzata, Minnesota: Blake Hibbs, sophomore economics, Rwanda: Global Startup Communities

Skidmore, Missouri: Tillie Stanton, senior English, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Great Falls, Montana: Margarette Andrews, junior marketing, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Astoria, Oregon: Maria Heyen, senior international business and management, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Malvern, Pennsylvania: Chase Wolgamott, junior marketing, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Brookings, South Dakota: Victoria Diersen, junior economics, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Peneal Johnson, senior management, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona; Mary Statz, junior marketing, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Pflugerville, Texas: Harrison Lloyd, senior international business and economics, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Appleton, Wisconsin: Kaitlyn Pope, junior finance, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Cheyenne, Wyoming: Alexandria Rinne, senior global studies and pre-medicine, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Mukwonago, Wisconsin: Taylor Olejniczak, junior finance and accounting, England: Nebraska at Oxford

Wausau, Wisconsin: Paige Brandenburg, senior business administration, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona

Ruwi, Oman: Said Al Qassabi, senior international business, Spain: IAU College - Summer in Barcelona