International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Virtual Europe Summer

Virtual Europe Summer

Apply Now
Dates: May 15 to May 28, 2021
Locations: Brussels, Belgium; London, United Kingdom; Innsbruck, Austria; Berlin & Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Krakow, Poland

International Business & Global Economics in the European Context

IBS has developed a completely online program that allows you to interact with business executives in Europe. Using our vast network of relationships, you will have the opportunity to learn how companies in Europe are operating, adapting, and being creative in these challenging times. Participants will get an inside look into the European economy, business etiquette and will explore some of the most famous locations in Europe through live virtual tours. Participants will also have cross-cultural discussions with European students and collaborate with students from across the US. Earn credits, stay connected, and capitalize on the opportunity to gain relevant international experience without leaving home.

Seminar Highlights:

Destinations:

  • Virtually Visit Berlin, Germany, London, UK, and more!
  • Experience virtual city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and more.
  • Participate in a live interactive presentation of an introduction to Europe.

Business Experience:

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as Innsbruck Tourism Board, Hermitage Capital, Lloyd’s of London, and more.
  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, economics, and more.
  • Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.

Why Virtual Study Abroad Now?

  • Meet with six global companies and learn about their response to COVID-19.
  • Discuss global supply chain interruptions, the extreme shifts in the global market, and the implications of working in a variety of industries.
  • Join the global conversation and gain new perspectives in a unique way.
  • Learn about international business from local executives during this historic time.
  • Demonstrate your creativity and adaptability to future employers by being one of the first to participate in a virtual study abroad experience.
  • Gain international experience and perspectives in a time where global travel is limited.
  • Connect and network with future business leaders from other US universities.
  • Access a global network of aspiring young leaders.
  • Stay on track and skill-up while staying at home.
  • Have an international experience without having to take time off work or school.
  • See the world without the jetlag!

Program Fees:

  • Includes a full program fee rebate of $895 applicable towards a future travel study abroad seminar from IBS between now and Summer 2022.
  • Does not include tuition from your university.

Itinerary:

DateTimeActivityModule
SAT
May 15
8:00 AM PDT




9:00 AM PDT
Program Orientation
(Live interactive presentation)
• Outline structure of virtual experience and meet fellow students
• Faculty presentation on key concepts, expectations, and desired
outcomes

Introduction to Europe
(Live interactive presentation)
• General cultural introduction
• Student presentation
• Business etiquette introduction
1





2
SUN
May 16
No activities planned
MON
May 17
8:00 AM PDT



9:00 AM PDT
US Embassy Brussels
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentation
• US Embassy Brussels Presentation and Q&A

Graham Brown presentation on Brexit
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Brexit Presentation and Q&A
3




4
TUE
May 18
8:00 AM PDT



9:30 AM PDT
Lloyd’s of London
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentation
• Lloyd’s of London presentation and Q&A

Faculty Debrief
(Live interactive discussion)
• Debrief concepts learned from business presentations
5




6
WED
May 19
8:00 AM PDT



9:30 AM PDT
Hermitage Capital
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentations
• Hermitage Capital Presentation and Q&A

Activity – 360 tour of Paris
7




8
THU
May 20
8:00 AM PDT


9:30 AM PDT
Innsbruck Tourism Board
• Student presentation
• Innsbruck Tourism presentation and Q&A

European Students Peer Teams Innsbruck Discussion
• Individual peer team group discussions
9



10
FRI
May 21
8:00 AM PST

9:00 AM PDT
Activity – 360 tour of Berlin


Activity – German History
11


12
SAT
May 22
No activities planned
SUN
May 23
4:00 PM PDTOptional Activity - French Cooking Lesson (Live lesson)13
MON
May 24
8:00 AM PDT



9:00 AM PDT
SAP
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student presentation
• SAP presentation and Q&A

Faculty Debrief
(Live interactive discussion)
• Debrief concepts learned from business presentations
14




15
TUE
May 25
8:00 AM PDT



9:00 AM PDT
MED-EL
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student presentation
• Med-El presentation and Q&A

Technological University Dublin
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentations
• Anthony Buckley Presentation and Q&A
16




17
WED
May 26
8:00 AM PDT



9:00 AM PDT
PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student presentation
• PwC Netherlands presentation and Q&A

Activity – 360 tour of Amsterdam
18




19
THU
May 27
8:00 AM PDT

9:30 AM PDT
Activity – European Jewish Heritage and Auschwitz


European Students Peer Teams Auschwitz Discussion
• Individual peer team group discussions
20


21
FRI
May 28
9:00 AM PDTFinal discussion and wrap-up session
• Student Discussion
• Outcomes
22

*Students should expect sessions to last one to two hours on average.
*Itinerary subject to change