About Summer Europe
The Summer Europe Seminar is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to gain international experience while setting themselves apart in the workforce after graduation. Students will learn about the culture, customs, and international business practices used in a variety of European cities. Most importantly, students will observe how business practices differentiate between each country visited and the United States.
5/20 - 6/11/2023
Visit 6 countries in 23 days!
Verona & Venice, Italy
London, United Kingdom
Take a look at our Digital Ambassadors' experience on Summer Europe!
• Depart USA
• Arrive in Munich, Germany and transfer to hotel
• City Overview
• Business Visit: Data Privacy in EU and the USA
• Business Visit: BMW Welt
• Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
• Erdinger Brewery
• Travel to Innsbruck, Austria by coach
• Business Visit: Riedel Glassworks
• Business Visit:Innsbruck Tourism Board
• Free day
• Business Visit: Swarovski Crystal
• Tyrolean dinner at the Natterer Boden
• Free day
• Travel to Verona by coach
• Walking Tour of Verona
• Day Trip to Venice by Train
• Business Visit: Redoro di Salvagno Daniele Olive Oil Producer
• Business Visit: Cantina Valpantena Winery
• Travel to Lausanne, Switzerland by coach
• Business Visit: Callier Chocolate Plant and Gruyere Town
• Business Visit: WTO seminar in Geneva
• Travel to Paris, France by coach
• Orientation at hotel
• City Tour of Paris
• Free Afternoon
• Cruise on the Seine River
• Business Visit: Marketing of Department Stores at PCC
• Business Visit: Galeries Lafayette
• Free day for activities in Paris
• Travel to London, United Kingdom by train
• Business Visit: Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market Tours
• Business Visit: Lloyd's of London Presentation in the Old Library
• Business Visit: West End Design program
• Business Visit: Chelsea Football Club
• Free day
• Wrap Up and Dinner
• Return to USA or Start Independent Travel
Sample Seminar Itinerary
Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.
Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.
IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.
Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of European cities.
Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and more.
Learn from business executives at global companies such as BMW, Lloyd's of London, Capgemini, and more.
View international business practices in a variety of industries, including finance, business, marketing, and more.
Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.
During the program
International company seminars
Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction
4-star hotel accommodations; shared room with private facilities (single room options may be available at supplemental cost)
Sightseeing and unique activities
Transportation from location to location
Travel and medical/accident insurance
Daily breakfast buffet
24-hour emergency support
International airfare, arrangements, and airport pickup (optional)
Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes
Easy online access to academic reading materials, travel tips, and program itinerary
Luggage tags and an allowance for a checked luggage item
Access to our Alumni & Professional Network
Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program
Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career
After returning home
IBS offers a great opportunity to go abroad without spending the time and money required for a full semester. I had never left the country before my trip, and it was definitely helpful to be guided for that experience. Though we were not in any one place for very long, I got a taste of each of the six countries we visited, and I now plan on returning someday.
Another interesting aspect of this trip is that it was not a conventional study abroad trip. I was not in a classroom at any point while I was overseas. Instead, we visited various companies everywhere we went, and we learned about how businesses are run in each of the places we went. This offered us insight into foreign perspectives that we may very well come across in the professional world.
Northern Illinois University student,
Summer Europe 2019 alumni
Because of my participation in the Summer Europe Seminar, I am a more well-rounded individual and have developed many personal, academic, and professional skills. I am very appreciative of International Business Seminars and the faculty leaders and students that supported me every step of the way. This trip was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Louisiana State University student,
Summer Europe 2022 alumni
I found all of the businesses we visited to be so influential and informative, and each one provided different perspectives and lessons that I could have only learned if I was put into these positions. In my free time, I hung out with amazing people that I still talk to on a daily basis. There is even talk of me going to one of my friends' weddings this September, and I have only known him from this trip. I experienced hiking, clubbing, biking, eating, and even paragliding with this group of people. Every night we shared together we were getting more and more immersed in these cities, and I found that I was falling in love with every city for each of its own reasons.
California Lutheran University student,
Summer Europe 2022 alumni