The Summer Intensive is a unique acculturation program specifically designed for international students entering the Carey Business School. The program focuses on helping participants adjust to American life, culture, and classroom standards. Daily practice in writing and speaking English in a variety of contexts helps students prepare for the logistical, academic, professional, and social challenges they will face.  Through close readings of articles and case studies, students learn and apply essential business concepts, values, and skills to real-life business scenarios and problems. The program is intentionally designed to include experiential activities that challenge students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, work independently and on a team. Students are provided the opportunity to reflect on their learning and build social and inter-cultural knowledge while engaging in many individual and team projects and activities.

Various opportunities to interact with peers and experience American culture are offered to familiarize students with the city and culture they will live in. Some of the activities that students enjoyed in 2019 included a Major League baseball game, a trolley ride around the nation’s capital (Washington, D.C.) and a crab feast (Baltimore, MD). Additional information is available online at