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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.

Dates
5/20 - 6/11/2023

Location
Visit 6 countries in 23 days!

Munich, Germany

Innsbruck, Austria

Verona & Venice, Italy

Lausanne, Switzerland

Paris, France

London, United Kingdom

Program Cost
$6,806

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Application Deadline

March 15

Take a look at our Digital Ambassadors' experience on Summer Europe!

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May 20

• Depart USA

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May 21

• Arrive in Munich, Germany and transfer to hotel
• City Overview

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May 22

• Orientation
• Business Visit: Data Privacy in EU and the USA
• Business Visit: BMW Welt

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May 23

• Business Visit: BMW Dingolfing Assembly Plant
• Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

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May 24

• Travel to Innsbruck, Austria by coach
• Business Visit: Riedel Glassworks
• Business Visit:Innsbruck Tourism Board

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May 25

• Free day

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May 26

• Business Visit: Swarovski Crystal
• Tyrolean dinner at the Natterer Boden

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May 27

• Free day

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May 28

• Travel to Verona by coach
• Walking Tour of Verona

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May 29

• Day Trip to Venice by Train

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May 30

• Business Visit: Redoro di Salvagno Daniele Olive Oil Producer
• Business Visit: Cantina Valpantena Winery

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May 31

• Travel to Lausanne, Switzerland by coach

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June 1

• Business Visit: Callier Chocolate Plant and Gruyere Town

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June 2

• Business Visit: WTO seminar in Geneva

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June 3

• Travel to Paris, France by coach
• Orientation at hotel

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June 4

• City Tour of Paris
• Free Afternoon
• Cruise on the Seine River

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June 5

• Free day

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June 6

• Business Visit: Keolis Transportation

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June 7

• Travel to London, United Kingdom by train
• City Tour of London

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June 8

• Business Visit: West End Design program
• Business Visit: Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market

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June 9

• Business Visit: Hard Rock Café

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June 10

• Free day
• Wrap Up and Dinner

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June 11

• Return to USA or Start Independent Travel

 
 

Sample Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Highlights

Accommodations

  • 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.

Destinations

  • 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.

Business Experience

  • 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.

 
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What's Included

During the program

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • 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

Predeparture

  • 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

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Student Testimonials