Summer 2014: Business Study Abroad: European Union
Location: Zagreb, Croatia and Zaragoza & Madrid, Spain






Department: Business

Leaders: Dr. David Boggs (, Dr. Marko Grunhagen (

: Business

  Terms/Timeframe: May 13 - June 9, 2014

Language: English

  Credits: 6

Budget: Summer 2014


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing
Open to ALL majors

  Application Deadlines:

February 7, 2014

*This program is competitive. A selection process may occur after application deadline has closed.

  Application Materials:

EIU Program Application (Faculty-led Programs)

Course Selection Form

Academic Program

This study abroad course introduces students to the international business environment focusing on the European Union (EU). Topics include cultural, political, social, and economic factors affecting international business; the regulatory and ethical environment of global business; and an introduction to financial, marketing, and management issues affecting businesses.

In Summer 2014, this course will include two weeks in Croatia, and two weeks in Spain. Students will be encouraged to travel to other places in Europe on weekends.

"Invaluable experience to have when you are young and not tied down. I learned international business better than most because I really got to experience it firsthand. At first it seems like a huge deal, but after traveling abroad I feel completely different about traveling the world; I cannot wait to go back in the future thanks to this experience!"

-Madeline Trimble, Summer 2010 participant


Activities / Itinerary

The class will meet on the EIU campus, dates and times TBD. While oversees the class will meet aboard a cruise (Academy at Sea) making ports of call along the Croatian coast. Midway through the program the class will re-locate to Zaragoza for the final two weeks of the program.

Itinerary - subject to change

May 13: Travel to Croatia

May 14: Arrive Croatia

May 14-16: Company visits in Zagreb.

May 16: Travel to Split by bus, to board the boat.

May 17-25: Take classes and stop for business visits while cruising the Mediterranean with I.D. Riva Tours.

May 25: Fly from Split to Zagreb to Barcelona, and enjoy a train ride to Zaragoza

May 25-June 7: Stay at a local hotel and participate in classes and visits with the Universidad de Zaragoza

June 8: Train to and overnight in Madrid

June 9: Depart for Chicago


Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 6

Approved courses are pending.

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!


Students will live in double rooms with shared baths, two beds and two students per room. Three meals per day and provided from Sunday evening to Thursday noon.



At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.

Your faculty leaders will hold one of these orientations, where they will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.


Necessary Documents

To enter a foreign country, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **