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About Winter Europe 


The Winter Europe Seminar is perfect for undergraduate students who want to expand their international business education but have time constraints during their winter break or are uneasy about studying abroad for a longer period of time. Students will learn about the culture, customs, and international business practices in UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Most importantly, students will observe the differences between each country visited and the United States.

12/26/2023 - 1/7/2024

Visit 3 countries in 14 days!

London, United Kingdom

Paris, France

The Hague, Netherlands

Program Cost

Application Deadline

November 15

Have a peek at our Winter Europe Seminar!

Sample Seminar

Sample Seminar Itinerary


Dec 26

• Depart USA


Dec 27

• Arrive in London
• Check in to Hotel, Health & Safety Orientation
• Visit to Leicester Square


Dec 28

• Program Orientation
• Overview of Brexit and the Current Situation
• Deloitte
• Free evening to enjoy London


Dec 29

• Business Visit: Furious Fox
• Business Visit: Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market


Dec 30

• Business Visit: Chelsea Football Club
• Business Visit: West End Design Tour


Dec 31

• British Museum


Jan 1

• Depart London for Paris
• Metro Orientation


Jan 2

• Doing Business in Paris
• Business Visit: Marketing of Luxury Goods


Jan 3

• Business Visit: Galeries Lafayette Merchandising
• Free Afternoon to Enjoy Paris


Jan 4

• Depart for the Hague by Coach
• Randstad enroute in Brussels
• Arrive at The Hague


Jan 5

• US Embassy Commercial Briefing in The Hague
• Port of Rotterdam


Jan 6

• Depart for Amsterdam by Coach (Including Anne Frank House)
• Departure for return to the Hague
• Final wrap up session and Going Away Dinner


Jan 7

• Return to USA or Begin Independent Travel

Seminar Highlights
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Seminar Highlights

What's Inclued


  • 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 Lloyds 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.


  • 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.

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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

After returning home

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career

I have taken away a new view on the world and the multitude of ideas and possibilities that exist within it. A great many opportunities now lie before me in what I can choose to do with my next four years of college and beyond into my career. While I may not become a business person, I do not doubt that many of the strategies, contacts, and much of the knowledge that I accumulated through this experience will serve to aid me in my future professional endeavors as well as my understanding of the fundamental systems that drive international business and, therefore, the world.

University of Mississippi student, 

Winter Europe 2022 alumni

The program was a great combination of educational seminars and exploring the cities. Looking back, it is difficult to single out any experience as the best, since now it seems like it was all part of a wonderful collection of memories. The stunning visuals of the centuries-old cities & walls, the art museums, the cathedrals are unforgettable. Some events and places with new acquaintances and there was something special about being in wonderment of something new together.

California Lutheran University student, 

Winter Europe 2022 alumni

Experiencing another culture, speaking another language, and admiring varieties of never-before-seen architecture and landscapes were extraordinary. In addition, pushing myself out of my comfort zone allowed for the trip to be unforgettable as well. Never would I have ever imagined that I would eat a whole octopus grilled and served on a plate with pureed sweet potatoes, but through this experience, I was able to push my boundaries and experience growth personally.

I am forever grateful for this opportunity that has granted me a life-long set of memories, friends, lessons, and personal achievements. 

Louisiana State University student, 

Winter Europe 2022 alumni

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Student Testimonials

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