Gifts At Work
Preparing Global Business Leaders
All Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB) students spend their junior year overseas, immersed in another culture. They spend their first six months studying at one of Northeastern’s partner schools; required courses include international business and a modern language.
Students then complete a co-op assignment with a company in their host country. They have the option of staying abroad and graduating with dual degrees from Northeastern and the partner school.
Support to students in Spain, among many other nations, funds co-op stipends, tuition scholarships, Spanish language programs and enrichment experiences. The Hermann Foundation helps BSIB meet its goals to expand cross-cultural awareness and increase students’ understanding of international business practices.
BSIB students study at Reims Management School in France; Reutlingen University in Germany; Dublin City University in Ireland; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy; Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico; Universidad Pontifica Comillas in Spain; and Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.
The Hermann Foundation’s funding enabled four BSIB students and a faculty member to attend the invitational Global Business Conference at New York University for the third time. The invitation is sent only to those schools considered to have top-ranking international business programs.
Funding from the foundation has also allowed a faculty member to travel to Spain to support students studying in Madrid, mentor those who are on co-op and to connect with Spanish faculty.
About the Hermann Family Foundation
The Hermann Foundation was created by the estate of Francoise Hermann and primarily supports educational and medical research, the arts and the humanities. During Francoise Hermann’s lifetime, she became a noted philanthropist supporting amnesty and animal rights foundations. It was her wish to establish a foundation upon her death in memory of her father, who acquired the company that built the statue of Liberty in the 1880s.