Studying business in Portugal

First day of summer school, ISCTE
First day of summer school, ISCTE


College of Business graduate students Isabel Rumberg and Sophie Mugomoka embarked on a study abroad program that took them to Portugal as part of their Masters of International Business.

The pair studied at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) in Lisbon for four weeks in June and July.

During the June session, Rumberg and Mugomoka took International Corporate Governance and Governance of International Organizations, obtaining the equivalent of three credits at FIU. Both will graduate in December 2016.

Lessons weren’t just about classwork, research and presentations; collaboration among students from different cultures was a key component of the program. Rumberg and Mugomoka agree that it was one of the most challenging.

“I definitely learned that coping with others of different backgrounds is difficult, but rewarding,” Mugomoka said.

In BizNews, the College of Business’ news site, Rumberg and Mugomoka share insights from their trip.

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From left to right: Willem van Beckhoven, Sophie Mugomoka, Victoria Schrijner, Ines Bom (works for ISCTE), Isabel Rumberg and Marie Royer.