Study abroad during short-term breaks

May 20 - June 2, 2019
Apply online by February 28

Participate in this 10-day International Business program and experience the culture and business environment in three of the world's largest cities, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Program director Dan Galindau and Feifei Sun lead students to numerous companies and notable cultural sites, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the Bund in Shanghai, and Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.

2 week program in Beijing, Shanghai & Hong Kong has included:

  • visits to companies such as Great Wall Electric Auto, Black & Veatch, Intel, KPMG, Great Wall Auto, EY, Colgate Palmolive and Hallmark
  • ​cultural activities such as visits to the art district and a traditional hutong tour and dumpling dinner. 

*Earn three credits in IBUS 500. All students pay in-state rate for this course. Fulfills 1/2 of IDR requirement.

May 2019 - Dates TBD
Apply online by March 1

Experience the global supply chain in action during this 10-day program in Northern Europe and visit three countries, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Professor Roger Woody leads students each May to visit the highly automated Rotterdam Port along with various logistics providers and global companies, such as Deloitte Rotterdam, UPS Night Sort, Holland Flower Market, Duvel Brewery and Estee Lauder in Belgium. All major ocean shipping companies use Rotterdam as a major part of their global business strategies. Students in supply chain management and logistics and international business will not only gain an understanding of the importance of the Port of Rotterdam to global business activities, but will also gain an understanding of the unique characteristics of supply chain management and logistics throughout Europe.

*Earn three credits in IBUS 500/SCM 400. All students pay in-state rate for this course. Fulfills 1/2 of IDR requirement.

December/January 2020: Dates TBD

Spend two weeks in Goa, Agra and Delhi over winter break and develop an understanding of the complexities of doing business with one of the world's most rapidly expanding economies in a remarkably diverse country of 1.3 billion people. Professor Sanjay Mishra guides students throughout India during this short-term experience.

Week one is spent at Goa Institute of Management (GIM), where students will be lodged and will participate in classroom lectures with GIM faculty, discussions with business executives of Indian firms, and site visits to local and regional companies showcasing industries including tourism, pharmaceutical, mining, and shipping. The program has previously visited the Automobile Corporation of Goa, Cipla/Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Guala Closures, Mormugao Port Trust, and cashew and spice farms. Cultural activities and visits in Goa will include the Tambdi Surla Temple and daily yoga with a private instructor.

The rest of the program is spent in New Delhi. Industry visits may include Reliance Retail, Wal-Mart India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Railways Ministry, and Indian Parliament. Cultural activities while in New Delhi may include a day trip to the Taj Mahal and visits to the Indian Gate, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, the Hauz Khas village, the Red Fort, and a cultural show at Kingdom of Dreams.

*Earn three credits in IBUS 500 or MKTG 400. All students pay in-state rate for this course. Lighten your spring courseload by completing the India Program before the spring semester starts (three credits are applied to spring term).

January 2020: Dates TBD

Gain an understanding of the significance of the Panama Canal, one of the world's most important cargo transit zones and a key element in global trade during this 10-day program. Program activities center around the Panama Canal and the logistics services businesses that support and sustain canal operations. Panama is considered one of the world’s most important logistics clusters, where critical business, logistics, value-added services, and supply chain elements converge to provide unparalleled services for customers. Panama is strategically located with access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and is a largely services-based economy. It is also home to the world’s second largest Foreign Trade Zone and serves as a gateway for Caribbean, Central, and South American distribution, while hosting the world’s most critical canal to speed ocean cargo to the U.S. and beyond. Meetings with supply chain professionals and tours of various key business partner facilities and excursions to an indigenous community round out this valuable experiential learning opportunity.

*Earn three credits in IBUS 500 or SCM 400. All students pay in-state rate for this course. Lighten your spring courseload by completing the Panama Program before the spring semester starts (three credits are applied to spring term).

January 2020: Dates TBD

Discover the high-tech hub of Tel Aviv, the Silicon Valley of Israel during this 10-day program. Under the direction of Professor Wallace Meyer, the Israel Program offers a unique learning and personal growth experience. With its focus on technology and entrepreneurship and visits to significant historical and religious sites, the program combines the very new and innovative with the very old and spiritual. New companies will be visited to allow students to glimpse startup management and the creation of successful new entrepreneurial ventures. Many famous sites of the world’s three major religions will be visited. Students will also enjoy visits to the Dead Sea and cultural activities in Tel Aviv, a highly contemporary and vibrant city.

Safety and education are primary as students, faculty and guides will travel together in safe, guarded buses, supervised activities and site visits customized specifically for this unique adventure.

*This entrepreneurship and tech-focused program in Tel Aviv runs bi-annually. The next program will run in January 2020.

*Earn three credits in IBUS 500 or ENTR 400. All students pay in-state rate for this course. Lighten your spring courseload by completing the Israel Program before spring semester starts (three credits are applied to spring term).

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