Short-term trips

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs 2015-2016

If you are interested in one of these trips, please visit Business International Programs in 1055 BIF or contact Dan Anderson, aslan@illinois.edu.

See Faculty-Led programs from 2014-15

If you are interested in leading a faculty-led study abroad program, see the procedures.

 

Fall (2015)

 

Nicaragua: ENACTUS Networks for Nicaragua Project
Nov 1-7, 2015
5 students

This service oriented trip was reserved for Illinois members of Enactus. Enactus students traveled to Masatepe, Nicaragua to open a Chamber of Commerce in the local community. We partnered with Brandon and Hannah Weidman, of International Teams, to create a communal environment within Masatepe and solidify a business network to further interests of local business owners.
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Tanzania: ENACTUS Tanzanian Entrepreneurial Institute Project
Moshi, Tanzania
Nov 21 – Dec 2, 2015
Chaperone(s): Shahbaz Gill, Izza Rasul
12 students

This service oriented trip is reserved for Illinois members of Enactus. The Tanzanian Entrepreneurial Institute Project seeks to lift the Mosh community and Tanzania at large, into the 21st century by partnering with TASEA to help build an entrepreneurial center, which will help business owners jumpstart their business. Additionally, our team worked to develop a plan to bring reliable IT infrastructure to the community to connect Tanzania to the endless resources and opportunities of the internet.
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Winter

application deadline for most winter break programs is September 15

 

Brazil: T&M 
Sao Carlos, Rio DeJaneiro
Jan 3-13, 2016
Faculty Lead(s): John Quarton
Chaperone(s): Samantha Knoll, Trang Pham
12 students
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International business case competition for selected students from the Hoeft Technology & Management program (T&M). The trip is hosted by the University of Sao Paulo.  On this trip, students from four universities compete together on teams. The topic of the competition is  New Business Opportunities Made Possible by Advancements in Unmanned Aerial  Vehicle (drone) Technologies.

 

France/Spain: Business Dynamics (Price: $2900) 
Marseille, France; Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
Jan 4-15, 2016
Faculty Lead(s): Dr. Shahbaz Gill
Chaperone(s): Izza Rasul, Dan Anderson
BUS 199, 1-credit hour
19 students
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This short-term, faculty-led trip will split time between France and Spain over the Winter Break, and will focus on business dynamics in these European markets. It will provide an opportunity to see, perceive and learn firsthand, the experience and perspectives of managers in the Mediterranean. The program focuses on the impact of economic, political/legal, social, and cultural factors on theory and practice of business administration. The company and university visits will be combined with the rich cultural and historical settings of these ancient societies. We will visit a variety of organizations in Marseille and Barcelona and learn about business process and performance in France and Spain in the current economic and political environment.

 

India: EWoB/PMBA (Price: $2500)
Bangalore, Delhi, Agra
Jan 3-15, 2016
Faculty Lead(s): Dr. Madhu Viswanathan
Chaperone(s): Kathryn Rybka, Darrell H. Hoemann
BUS 199, 1-credit hour
13 students
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An international immersion experience for students in Entrepreneurs Without Borders and the PMBA program. This trip provides an immersion in subsistence marketplaces through first-hand observation of the influences of poverty, literacy, and culture for students in the PMBA program and Entrepreneurs Without Borders (EWoB).

 

India: Sustainable Product and Market Development for Subsistence Marketplaces (Price: $2500)
Bangalore, Delhi, Agra,
Dec 26 – Jan 8, 2016
Faculty Lead(s): Dr. Madhu Viswanathan
Chaperone(s): Christine Gozdziak
27 students
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This is the annual class trip to India for Madhu Viswanathan’s Sustainable Product and Market Development for Subsistence Marketplaces year-long course. The trip provides an integrative learning experience focused on designing products and developing business plans for the radically different context of subsistence.

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Panama or Honduras: Global Business Brigades
Jan 9-15, 2016
Student Lead(s): Melissa Guevara (Honduras); Lily Fan (Panama)
Chaperone(s): Abdul Mahdi, Alejandra Aguero (Honduras); Gioconda Guerra Pérez, Aaron Klein (Panama)
BUS 199, 1-credit hour
20 students (Panama)
22 students (Honduras)
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Global Business Brigades (GBB) is the world’s largest student-led international development organization. GBB empowers university students nation-wide to provide communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. Open to students from any major who are in the Global Brusiness Brigades RSO.

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Spring

application deadline for most spring break programs is November 15

 

Argentina: EWoB (Price: $1950, UI Business students; $2200, non-Business students)
Mendoza, Argentina
March 18-27, 2016
Faculty Lead(s): Francisco Seufferheld
Chaperone(s): Candace Martinez
BUS 199, 1-credit hour
14 students
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During your EWOB experience you will learn about subsistence marketplaces in an international setting. In Mendoza, Argentina you will be immersed in a cultural experience and collaborative effort with a partner university. The objective of this study abroad experience is for you to gain a better understanding of subsistence environments and provide an opportunity for you to work with our partners in designing entrepreneurial solutions for farmers and small business owners. You will use Marketplace Literacy Education to teach entrepreneurship in impoverished communities to enable our members to be entrepreneurial. This study abroad experience will also include cultural excursions. The trip is organized through the leadership of professor Madhu Viswanathan, the founder of the Marketplace Literacy Project (http://www.marketplaceliteracy.org/), and student leadership from Entrepreneurs Without Borders.

 

Peru: Business Dynamics (Price: $2900)
Lima and Machu Picchu
March 19-26, 2016
Faculty Lead(s): Prof Shahbaz Gill
Chaperone(s): Izza Rasul, Trang Pham
BUS 199, 1-credit hour
14 students
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On this 2016 Spring Break trip, Peru provides the international setting where you will explore the business dynamics of a developing economy is South America. Through company visits, experiential learning, and cultural and recreational opportunities, you will experience this dynamic country, set in a region that is developing rapidly while dealing with evolving political challenges. Professor Gill will provide instruction on the impact of economic, political/legal, social, and cultural factors on theory and practice of business administration. The company and university visits will be balanced with cultural and recreational activities for a broad and interesting study abroad experience. This trip will also include a side trip to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca city that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This trip is open to ALL Illinois Business undergraduates.

 

United Arab Emirates: Business Honors Program (Price: $3000)
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
March 18-26, 2016
BUS 199, 1-credit hour
Lead Chaperone: Rich Johnson
Chaperone: Dan Anderson
17 students
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UAE is a unique confluence of the ancient and modern factors at play in the Middle East. Company visits will be interspersed with a visit to the tallest building in the world and the world’s most beautiful mosque.This trip is reserved for Illinois Business Honors Students.

Summer

application deadline for most summer break programs is February 15

 

Singapore/Malaysia: BUS Honors Trip to Southeast Asia
Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
May 14-24, 2016
BADM 394, 4-credit hours
Faculty Lead(s): Dan Anderson
Chaperone(s): Jerome Ng, Nicole Turner, Robert Arias
37 students
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Freshmen in the Business Honors program spend spring semester in a class with the Honors Dean primarily studying the country they will be visiting as well as the business practices and the political environment. The trip is a combination of lectures at a local university, diverse corporate visits, and cultural enrichment. This trip is open to freshmen in the Business Honors Program.

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Business Honors Program

 

China: T&M 
Beijing, Shanghai
May 15 – 26, 2016
BUS 199, 3-credit hours
Lead Chaperone: John Quarton
Chaperone(s): Trang Pham, Steven Michael, Anita Stein
53 students

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) program’s global immersion trip provides T&M students with an international business experience through a simulated business trip to China organized around multiple corporate visits.  Students develop an awareness of the global nature of business, and experience firsthand the rapid social and economic development taking place in China. This trip is open to T&M students in Business and Engineering.

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Contact T&M for more information on this trip…

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program 

 

Austria: BADM 395, Negotiating Internationally (Price: $1575, flight to/from Europe not included) 
Vienna
May 18-27, 2016
BADM 395 (section N), 3-credit hours
Faculty Lead(s): Prof. Jeff Loewenstein
Chaperone(s): Tracy Parish
15 Students
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Go to Austria and get course credit at the same time! This short-term, faculty-led, study abroad course teaches a broadly effective framework for negotiating and resolving conflicts. Because business leaders need to work with others to accomplish goals, they need to be skilled negotiators. You will gain the tools of skillful business negotiation from Professor Jeffrey Loewenstein and do so in an international setting, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, in Vienna Austria. Austrian students will be participating in this class with you. Throw in some company visits, cultural experiences and plenty of free time to explore and see Austria, and you will have an international study experience you will never forget. This is trip is available to Illinois BUS undergrads as approved by Professor Loewenstein.

 

Honduras: Global Business Brigades
May 14-20, 2016
BUS 199, 1-credit hour CR/NC
Lead(s): Sahil Tekriwal, Hailini Patel
Chaperone(s): Jess Hawkey
15 students
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Global Business Brigades (GBB) is the world’s largest student-led international development organization. GBB empowers university students nation-wide to provide communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. Open to students from any major who are in the Global Brusiness Brigades RSO.

See photos and video

 

 

Brazil / Argentina: 2016 IBIP – International Business Immersion Program
May 14-29, 2016
~25 students
ACES/BADM 436 (required spring 2016 semester) + ACES 199 MVP fall 2016, 5-credit hours
Faculty LEAD:
Chaperone: Jessa Barnard
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6

This ACES sponsored trip is open to College of Business Undergraduates. Put yourself in the shoes of a global executive as you walk an entire marketing channel from Illinois farm to South American plate and vice-versa.  Learn how business works in the real world.  Gain rare exposure to the growing South American food and agribusiness environment.  Stand out in a competitive job market.

The International Business Immersion Program consists of three inseparable components:

  • a 400-level preparatory business course held during Spring 2016 (ACE/BADM 436)
  • a 14-day immersion study tour; and
  • a public, on-campus presentation and video screening of the groups’ research findings during the Fall 2016 semester.

For more information: http://ace.illinois.edu/ibip

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Summer Internship in Ireland
BUS University College Dublin (UCD)
June 13 – August 5, 2016
6 credit hours
Rolling Admission until Feb. 15

The eight week program consists of a two-week academic program at our partner university, UCD,  combined with a six-week internship placement based in Dublin, Ireland.  Students work 32 hours per week at a leading Irish or international company on an unpaid internship. Read more about the internship.  The academic program allows you to experience education in a leading institution while the internship component allows you to gain valuable insight in to a professional arena.  Students take 2 classes and transfer back 6 credit hours.   This is not a faculty-led program.

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