|Location: Zaragoza, Spain
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 2015, this course will include two weeks in Spain. Students will be encouraged to travel to other places in Europe on weekends.
"Do not let the cost influence your decision too much on whether you choose this program or not. This trip is once in a lifetime! Having professors that know where to go and what to see makes a trip like this so much more rewarding because you do not only get the experience of going, but you also learn what you never would on a vacation."
-Summer 2014 participant
"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. The program is open to both business and non-business majors who want to elarna bout the European Union and Spain, and how their culture and institutions differ from their American counterparts.
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: 3
After Your Trip:
Students will live in double rooms with shared baths, two beds and two students per room.
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.
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. **