Welcome to the webpage for the European Business Seminar study abroad program at Baylor University!
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The dates are June 5, 2020 through June 28, 2020. The cost is $7,995 plus airfare and 6-credit hours of Baylor summer tuition (which is discounted 25% from fall/spring tuition rates).
Note that there are typically a tremendous number of activities and cultural sites to visit in the incredible cities that we will visit throughout Europe, as shown below. Since we are visiting so many cities and areas, the European Business Seminar study abroad program is a fantastic way to get a “feel” for Western Europe.
But, since there are so many things to see and, by necessity, we cannot visit all of them – nor do all students want to see all attractions in an area — we will generally tour the main places that have universal appeal as our entire group. We have found that, because different students are seeking different attractions, students generally want a lot of free time to explore on their own or with a smaller group of participants. Therefore, many times we will plan “smaller group visits,” guided by a faculty member with a particular area of interest, for those things that may not hold universal appeal for all students; The Pope’s Sunday blessing comes to mind, in St. Peter’s Square.
Therefore, we list the major attractions in each area and we evolve the program every year to better reflect student preferences, based on their comments and experiences from the previous years, to ensure that each new group of participants is not only benefiting from faculty and IBS experiences, but also from those of their peers.
|Location||Attractions & Historical Sites|
|Florence||The Duomo||Palazzo Vecchio||Boboli Gardens||Loggia dei Lanzi|
|Ponte Vecchio||Galleria dell'Academia||Piazzale Michelangelo||Piazza della Repubblica|
|Uffizi Gallery||Statue of David||Palazzo Pitti||San Miniato al Monte|
|Piazza della Signoria||Basilica di San Lorenzo||Santa Croce Church||Mercato Nuovo|
|Innsbruck||Superb Sightseeing||The Hofkirche Church||Mountain Climbing||Old Town Innsbruck|
|Canyoning (Whitewater rafting where your body is the raft)||The Emperor's Tomb||Mountain Biking||The Cathedral of St. James|
|Whitewater Rafting||The Nordkettenbahnen Funicular||The Hofburg||Alpenzoo Innsbruck-Tyrol|
|The Tyrolean State Museums||Maria-Theresien Strasse||The Bergisel's Olympic Legacy|
|London||Houses of Parliament||Tower of London & Tower Bridge||British Museum||Piccadilly Circus|
|Buckingham Palace & the Changing of the Guard||Big Ben||The Victoria & Albert Museum||Trafalgar Square|
|Westminster Abbey||National Gallery||Harrod's||Tate Britain & Tate Modern|
|Hyde Park||St. Paul's Cathedral||Covent Garden||London Eye|
|Hampton Court Palace||Fleetstreet||Whitehall||Oxford Circus|
|Munich||Olympic Park||Marienplatz||Englischer Garten||Asamkirche (Asam Church)|
|Neuschwanstein Castle||Dachau Concentration Camp||Frauenkirche Church||Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church)|
|Cuvilliés Theater||Tierpark Hellabrunn (Hellabrunn Zoo)||Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church)||Nymphenburg Palace|
|BMW Museum & BMW Welt||Munich Residenz Palace|
|Paris||Eiffel Tower||Champs-Elysées||Palace of Versailles||Les Catacombes|
|The Louvre Museum||Notre Dame de Paris||Disneyland Paris||Musee Rodin|
|Seine Cruise||Jardin du Luxembourg||Musee d'Orsay||Sainte-Chapelle|
|Musee de l'Orangerie||Pere Lachaise Cemetery||Sacre-Coeur||Pantheon|
|Rome||Roman Coliseum Tour||Trevi Fountain||Victor Emmanuel II Monument||Spanish Steps|
|Roman Forum & Caesar’s Tomb||St. Peter’s Square||Basilica of San Clemente||Pantheon|
|The Vatican||Vatican Museums||Galleria Borghese||San Giovanni in Laterano|
|Pope’s Sunday Blessing at the Vatican||Piazza Navona||Castel Sant’Angelo||Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore|
|St. Peter’s Basilica||Sistine Chapel||Campo de Fiori|
|Venice & Verona||Juliette’s Courtyard (Romeo and Juliet)||Bridge of Sighs||Ca' d'Oro||Gallerie dell'Accademia|
|St. Mark's Basilica||Canale Grande||Murano and Burano||Santa Maria dei Miracoli|
|St. Mark's Square||Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)||Lido||Palazzo Rezzonico|
|Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)||Scuola Grande di San Rocco||Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari||Torcello Island|
The following companies are our scheduled company visits for the 2020 European Business Seminar study abroad program. As you peruse this very exclusive list, you’ll quickly see that we visit an incredible listing of exclusive companies.
Why is that, you ask? Because of IBS Tours and Daniel Brenenstuhl (who founded the company), we have access to world-class high-end companies from Dr. Brenenstuhl’s long-term relationships with these businesses across Europe.
Additionally, our program is the only study abroad program that has two private-to-our-program luxury Mercedes-Benz coaches that provide us the privacy, the flexibility, the comfort, and the ability to seek out the “best of the best” of company visits. This provides you, the Baylor student, with the business experience of a lifetime.
As many students say after completing this program: “I learned more on the European Business Seminar than I have learned in any class since I began my education.”
And, it’s true.
Where else do you have virtually 24/7 access to Baylor professors while immersed in international business, marketing, and European culture? Where you are in the company of a renowned international business expert who has been to Rome, London, and Paris over 150 times each?
Villa San Donnino
|www.tinyurl.com/ybs9me8f||If you’ve ever had balsamic vinegar in the US, you probably have not had authentic balsamic vinegar. You will learn all about what balsamic is and isn’t with this company visit, complete with tastings. The visit is right in the heart of balsamic vinegar production and is a gorgeous property, similar to Gabbiano’s glorious grounds, which are seen in the Gabbiano video.||San Donnino,
|Adriano Leather||www.pelletteriadriano.it||Florence is known for its many leather districts. This business is our favorite & their products are superb. We will learn all about leather production in Italy||Florence,
|BMW Dingolfing Assembly Plant||www.tinyurl.com/y8mrrkkf|
BMW’s largest European Full-Scale Vehicle Assembly Plant, not to be confused with BMW’s much smaller plant in Munich!
|This is BMW’s largest European plant – that employs 18,000 employees and produces over 376,000 cars yearly! The plant produces the 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 series – plus Rolls-Royce bodies. With over 1,700 robots, the automation in this highly-sophisticated plant will amaze you. The plant has so many employees, that it has its own bus system to bring in employees from a 90 mile radius.||Dingolfing,
|Callier Chocolates||www.tinyurl.com/y72b7f6r||The origin of milk chocolate, partnered with Nestle for decades and decades, eventually purchased by Nestle. At the end of the tour, we will get to sample many delicious chocolates in preparation for the store full of candy that awaits us . . .||Broc,
|Want to see the Tuscany region in all its glory? This company visit will blow.your.mind. Watch the video above. Better yet, watch with your parents – and they will want to go with us. Yes, what you see in the video is what you’ll see in the company visit. And, to top it off, we’ll dine at their restaurant with food prepared by one of the finest chefs in Italy.||Tuscany,
|EATALY||www.eataly.com||Think “the Costco of Italian Food Culture,” this unique concept has retail all over the world. At the present, there are two Eataly stores in the US: Chicago and New York.||Rome,
|Gucci Gardens||www.tinyurl.com/ydctoygc||An incredible visit of Gucci’s museum with our personal guide that explores Gucci’s storied history. In 2018, we were invited – by the directors of Gucci – to “the” men’s fashion event of the year at Gucci Gardens – and over 500 top industry writers, photographers and other industry leaders were present – just one example of the benefits that this program – and this program only provides for students at Baylor.||Florence,
|Hard Rock |
|www.hardrock.com||The original. The one and only. We will listen to a great presentation about Hard Rock’s history and then dine on their world-famous burgers. After lunch, we’ll walk across the street to “The Vault” – arguably the most famous collection of pop music paraphernalia in the world, with the most value Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in existence – valued at over a million dollars. See the vault where Princess Diana’s wedding dress was stored – under heavy security – the night before her wedding.||London,
|Innsbruck Tourism||www.innsbruck.info/en||Not only is Innsbruck, Austria typically the one favorite destination of most of our participants, our “company visit” here is unbelievable, too. On this visit, students learn about the marketing of a region and competition and how it works among tourist destinations. A fantastic learning experience in the most gorgeous mountains one can imagine.||Innsbruck,
|Lamborghini||www.lamborghini.com/en-en||Lamborghini. One word says it all. Yes, your dreams can come true and, on this visit, not only will you walk the inner sanctum of the Lamborghini factory -- within touching distance of V-12 engines being assembled -- you can also drive a Lamborghini yourself – on the streets surrounding Modena. If you’re an automobile enthusiast, you’ll instantly recognize the name: Lamborghini Centenario. With a limited production of forty only – 20 convertibles and 20 hardtops, this is one of Lamborghini’s most rare models produced – at a price of $1.9 million dollars. In 2017, Baylor’s student group was touring the factory when a Centenario was being completed and the workers fired it up for us at the guide’s request. What did we hear? A primal beast – that’s the only way to describe it. Only on this program. None other.||Modena,
|Our favorite company turnaround story in business history: Land Rover. We will visit the legendary Solihul Land Rover manufacturing plant – where vehicles are produced 24/7 and are sold a year in advance! Then, we will participate in the most unbelievable product demonstration that you’ve ever witnessed on a “Jurassic park style” “test track” that has, among other things, a creek that we transverse, a car “see-saw” at the top of a hill that propels our Land Rover down a steep embankment, and an asphalt “snake” that tilts the car so sharply that you’ll feel as if it is going to turn over. This is Land Rover – the most sophisticated four wheel drive manufacturing company in the world.||Solihull,
|Lloyd’s of London||www.lloyds.com||The premiere insurance market in the world. The stuff of legends. Want to insure your fashion model’s legs? Your professional baseball pitcher’s arm? This is the place. Like movies? History? See the actual ledger of the sinking of the Titanic here, and here only, in one of the most unique and beautiful structures in London.||London,
Chamber of Commerce
|www.tinyurl.com/ycsqq546||During this presentation by industry experts, you will hear from several business and industry experts. In 2018, for example, we heard from one of the foremost branding experts in the world who was an executive that worked in upper management for L’Oréal and Hermes.||Paris,
|Riedel Glassworks||www.riedel.com/en-us||During this visit, we will be on a catwalk above glass artisans that make the carafes and glasses that make Riedel famous. Riedel is a great example of applying “benefit segmentation” to the wine glass industry.||Kufstein,
|Swarovski Crystal||www.swarovski.com||In keeping with our emphasis on premium luxury brands on our program, the Swarovski Crystal visit is one that students will remember forever. In addition to a superb presentation from company representatives, students will visit their corporate museum, which houses some of the most magnificent crystal on the planet.||Wattens,
Please check out Kelsey Goenner’s wonderful video here of the European Business Seminar study abroad program at Baylor.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have ANY questions!
Richard Easley, Ph.D.
Director, European Business Seminar
Hankamer School of Business
One Bear Place, Box 98007
Waco, Texas 76798