About Virtual Europe

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. 

Dates

5/15/2021 - 5/28/2021

Location

Connect to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, UK, from your home

Program Cost

$895

Application Deadline

April 15

MODULE 1 & 2

15-May

8:00 AM PST

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

Day off

16-May

Day off

MODULE 3 & 4

17-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / Belgium
US Embassy Brussels (Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student Presentation
• US Embassy Brussels Presentation and Q&A

Location / UK
Graham Brown presentation on Brexit
(Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Brexit Presentation and Q&A

MODULE 5 & 6

18-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / UK
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

MODULE 7 & 8

19-May

8:00 AM PST

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

Location / France
Activity – 360 tour of Paris

MODULE 9 & 10

20-May

8:00 AM PST


Location / Austria
Innsbruck Tourism Board
• Student presentation
• Innsbruck Tourism presentation and Q&A

European Students Peer Teams Discussion
• Individual peer team group discussions

MODULE 11

21-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / Germany
360 tour of Berlin


Day off

22-May

Day off

MODULE 12

23-May

4:00 PM PST

Optional Activity - French Cooking Lesson (Live lesson)

MODULE 13 & 14

24-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / Germany
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

MODULE 15 & 16

25-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / Austria
MED-EL (Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student presentation
• Med-El presentation and Q&A

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

MODULE 17 & 18

26-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / Netherlands
PricewaterhouseCoopers (Live presentation and Q&A session)
• Student presentation
• PwC Netherlands presentation and Q&A

360 tour of Amsterdam

MODULE 19 & 20

27-May

8:00 AM PST

Location / Poland
European Jewish Heritage and Auschwitz Talk

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

MODULE 21

28-May

8:00 AM PST

Final discussion and wrap-up session
• Student Discussion
• Outcomes

 

Sample Seminar Itinerary

A little about the Modules

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Module 1 & 2

Introduction to Europe

Discuss culture

The fox jumps over the fence

Discuss business

European Jewish Heritage and Auschwitz Talk

Module 4

Introduction to Europe

Discuss culture

The fox jumps over the fence

Discuss business

European Jewish Heritage and Auschwitz Talk

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Business Visit Modules

Business Visits

Visit with the local and multi-national companies in Europe to learn about the local economy, bright spots, and the chal­lenges of doing business in European nations. Students will have the chance to meet with local executives to deepen their knowl­edge of international business in Europe. Get a behind the scenes look while investigating how companies are operating, adapting, and being creative in these challenging times

Live Virtual Tours

Live Virtual Tour of Berlin

This virtual walking tour will open your eyes to the architecture of the past. Reveling in these ancient structures will allow you a small glimpse into the heart of Japan. Steeped in history, Kyoto is home to roughly one quarter of Japan's national treasures, countless shrines and temples, and seventeen sites recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Kyoto's rich and colorful history, combined with its geographic and climatic factors, has created a city with a very unique blend of tradition, culture, and industry

Live Virtual Tour of Amsterdam

Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. Explore the castle grounds virtually, as you avoid the traps, mazes, and ninja to reach the top!

Virtual Tour Modules

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Module 19

European Jewish Heritage and Auschwitz Presentation

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the bomb. The Museum has exhibits and information covering the buildup to war, the role of Hiroshima in the war up to the bombing, and extensive information on the bombing and its effects, along with substantial memorabilia and pictures from the bombing. Hear the narratives of those that experience the use of nuclear weapons first-hand.

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Destinations

  • Virtually Visit Germany, Austria, France, England, Belgium, and the Netherlands​

Business Experience

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as SAP, Capgemini, Grant Thorntan 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!

How long are the Modules?

  • Students should expect each session to last one to two hours on average.

Program Fees

  • Includes a $500 rebate applicable towards a future travel study abroad seminar from IBS.

  • Does not include tuition from your university.

Seminar Highlights

 
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What's Included

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction

  • Sightseeing and unique activities

  • Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes

  • Easy online access to academic reading materials, and program itinerary

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career