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.

5/21/2022 - 6/12/2022

Visit 6 countries in 22 days!

Munich, Germany

Innsbruck, Austria

Verona & Venice, Italy

Lausanne, Switzerland

Paris, France

London, United Kingdom

Program Cost


Application Deadline

March 15

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• Depart USA



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



• Program Orientation
• Business Visit: Ozel Christo, Neokami GmbH (Artificial Intelligence Technology)
• Business Visit: BMW Welt



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



• Travel to Innsbruck
• Business Visit: Innsbruck Tourism Board



• Free day for outdoor activities, Local Holiday



• Business Visit: Swarovski Crystal
• Business Visit: Riedel Glassworks



• Free day for outdoor activities
• Tyrolean dinner at the Natterer Boden



• Travel to Verona (Mid-program wrap up on the coach)
• Verona Walking Tour



• Day Trip to Venice by Train



• Business Visit: Redoro di Salvagno Daniele Olive Oil producer
• Lunch enroute from Redoro
• Business Visit: Cantina Valpantena Winery



• Travel to Lausanne



• Business Visit: Callier Chocolate Plant and Gruyere Town



• Business Visit: WTO seminar in Geneva



• Travel to Paris
• City Orientation



• City Tour of Paris
• Free afternoon to explore Paris
• Cruise on the Seine River



• Free day for activities in Paris



• Business Visit: Keolis Transportation
• Business Visit: Capgemini



• Travel to London by Eurostar (train)
• City Tour of London



• Business Visit: John White, Brexit concerns
• Business Visit: UK Oil & Gas Industry



• Business Visit: Hard Rock Café
• Business Visit: Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market



• Day free to enjoy London
• Wrap up seminar and dinner



• Return to USA


Sample Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Highlights


  • 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.

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


  • 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

IBS is such an amazing program! I attended their summer Europe seminar and it was such an awesome experience. You get the time you want to immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy the different cities while also studying the different business practices! I'd have to say my favorite part of the trip was that it was the perfect amount of time to be out of the country. Other programs offer a semester long experience but I did not want to miss everything that was happening on my own campus. IBS gave me the opportunity to travel without experiencing the FOMO (fear of missing out) that I had about traditional programs. The staff on the trip were very experienced and were able to help me with any problems that occurred on the trip and knew what to expect at every turn. I would recommend this program to everyone!

Louisiana State University student, 

Summer Europe 2019 alumni

IBS Abroad provided an easy and safe way to learn and visit six European countries. While I was on my trip, I got to learn from international businesses located in each city we traveled to. It was such a unique experience to hear from these countries, rather than sitting in a classroom each day. Having this learning experience also allowed a lot of free time to adventure and explore these European cities. IBS really created an incredible way to visit so many new places in such a short time.

University of Alabama student, 

Summer Europe 2019 alumni

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Student Testimonials