​International Business Fellowship Program

Enter the global marketplace poised and prepared.

When you hear the words 'international business,' it is not just the traveling part that excites you. You are passionate about learning — and collaborating — with teams around the world. Solving business challenges locally and abroad. And continually expanding your global competencies. The Ahlers Fellowship Program honors students just like you  and prepares you to leave your mark on the world.

As a fellow, you will participate in events including internships abroad, working for a global company here in San Diego and competing in business case competitions. You will earn practical knowledge, skills and abilities from these experiences that you can apply to your career — and will look great on your resume. Plus, as a fellow, you will receive a $2,500 scholarship once you complete the program.

Apply Now

International business majors and minors: here is your invitation to apply to the Ahlers Fellowship Program.

The best time to apply is during your sophomore or junior year. That way, you will have at least 45 - 60 units of coursework remaining at USD by the time you are awarded a fellowship. (We also require a GPA of 3.0 or above.)

Act fast. The application deadline is February 28 and only three fellows maximum are selected per academic year.

Skill-Building Activities

While the program requires fellows to participate in three or more Ahlers Center activities, the choice is all yours on which ones you would like to pursue. Here is a sample of experiences we offer that will help build your international business skills.

  • International business case competition (CUIBE or others)
  • Short-term study abroad or exchange program
  • Internship abroad
  • Working for a local, global company
  • Participating in an international consulting project abroad
  • International research
  • Professional Series on International Trade and Business Development
  • A leadership position with the International Business Club or other internationally-focused student organization
  • International Service Learning Activity