The Grant

Fiseha Eshete, an economics professor for BSU, is co-director and study abroad coordinator for the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. The grant is co-directed by Prof. Eshete and Dr. Granville Sawyer, economics professor at Bowie State. Dr. Regina Tawah, assistant professor of economics who attended the trip and Dr. Sunando Sengupta, assistant professor of economics, were also apart of the team responsible for the grant.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program was developed to initiate and enhance future business, trade, and cultural exchange opportunities between African Americans and students at Historically Black Institutions. The grant allows the students of Bowie State to learn more about international business while also providing the opportunity for the BSU business program to be internationalized.

Learn more about the International Business Initiative at Bowie State University


Tewodross Melchishua, associate professor and program coordinator for the visual communication and digital media arts in the department of fine and performing arts at Bowie State, and committee member of the College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Global Engagement, also attended and documented the trip through photos and a video production.

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