International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Virtual Europe Winter

Virtual Europe Winter

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Dates: January 1 to January 14, 2021
Locations: Munich, Germany; Innsbruck, Austria; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium; London, United Kingdom, and Amsterdam, Netherlands

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:


  • Virtually Visit Paris, France and London, UK
  • 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, Grant Thornton Netherlands, 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 $500 rebate applicable towards a future travel study abroad seminar from IBS.
  • Does not include tuition from your university.


January 1
11:00 AM PST

12:00 PM PST
Program Orientation (Live interactive presentation)
• Outline structure of virtual experience and meet fellow students

Professor Introduction (Live interactive discussion)
• Faculty presentation on key concepts, expectations, and desired outcomes
January 2
8:00 AM PST

9:00 AM PST
Introduction to Europe (Live interactive presentation)
• General cultural introduction
• Business etiquette introduction

Introduction to European Students Peer Teams
• Welcome message from American and European faculty
• Individual peer team group live discussions

January 3
No activities planned
January 4
8:00 AM PSTNeokami AI with Founder and CEO Ozel Christo (Live presentation)
• Student presentations
• Neokami presentation and Q&A
January 5
8:00 AM PST

9:00 AM PST
SAP (Live presentation)
• Student Presentations
• SAP presentation and Q&A

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

January 6
8:00 AM PST

9:00 AM PST
Innsbruck Tourism Board
• Student presentations
• Innsbruck Tourism presentation and Q&A

Activity – Paris Virtual Tour with Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Montmartre and Seine River Cruise

January 7
8:00 AM PST

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

Hermitage Capital (Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentations
• Hermitage Capital Presentation and Q&A

January 8
8:00 AM PST

9:00 AM PST
Capgemini (Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student presentations
• Capgemini presentation and Q&A

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

January 9
No activities planned
January 10
No activities planned
January 11
8:00 AM PSTGrant Thornton Netherlands (Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentations
• Grant Thornton Presentation and Q&A
January 12
8:00 AM PST

9:00 AM PST
John White presentation on Brexit
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentations
• Brexit Presentation and Q&A

European Students Peer Teams Brexit Discussion
• Individual peer team group discussions
January 13
9:00 AM PSTActivity – London Sights Virtual Tour (TBD)15
January 14
9:00 AM PSTFinal discussion and wrap-up session
• Student Discussion
• Outcomes

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