Study Abroad Programs: I Designation
Enjoy a taste of summer SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR in Peru, while your friends are basking in an Oklahoma winter. On this trip, we will explore PERUVIAN CULTURE and business. While in LIMA, we will visit several Peruvian firms. However, the highlight of the course will be a trip to MACHU PICCHU, sometimes known as the “Lost City of the Incas.” Machu Picchu is one of the world’s top sights as was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Spend New Year’s in Nicaragua! Live volcanos, crater lakes, tropical weather, and beautiful people are the backdrop for social entrepreneurship in action. We work with OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL as we do field work documenting the MARKETS, work with FARMERS as they learn about AGRIBUSINESS, BUILD COMMUNITY MODELS FOR ECONOMIC STRENGTH, or help build and TEST PREFAB STRUCTURES. You will be staying in the historic city of GRANADA, filled with culture, restaurants, and taverns. We work hard during the day but still have time for hiking, sightseeing, and even a little zip-lining! Join us!
Spend your Spring Break in Cuenca, Ecuador! The center of the city is listed by UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TRUST SITE for its many historical buildings. Join us as we visit startup and existing businesses and co-working spaces, mixed with cultural and natural sites within the urban center. We will team with the UNIVERSITY OF CUENCA for a portion of the program.
It is no longer a secret; Israel is considered an unprecedented Start – up nation. Companies and conglomerates are establishing development centers and technological business incubators in Israel. These form fertile land for unmatched success for many businesses. What is it which turns the Holy Land into a global Start – Up center? What is so special about the Israeli culture which enables so many Start – Up businesses to succeed? And how does the spirituality and long history connect with the establishment of the first Start – Up nation in the world.
Together we shall take a fascinating tour into the depths of the Israeli Start – Up culture. We shall go through the business and historical milestones. We shall be meeting with key players who will enable the tourist a glimpse behind the scenes of the Holy Land and Start – Up. You will visit a variety of businesses along with visits to Jerusalem including the Christian Quarter – Old City, Wailing Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre and Mary Magdalene, Tel Aviv, Galil, and Ramat Ha’ Golan, Sea of Galilee, Monastery of St. George, Dead Sea and more.
Explore HONG KONG, a premier global center for business and entertainment. Combining both Chinese and European cultures, Hong Kong offers exciting opportunities for students to discover the benefits and challenges of international business, as well as some of THE WORLD’S FINEST FOOD, ART, and CULTURAL EVENTS. Students will learn firsthand from startups, established businesses, and other entrepreneurs about various international business topics. In the typical day, students can expect to have classroom opportunities and site visits during the day, and free time.
Explore amazing BARCELONA and learn about the EUROPEAN UNION. Spain benefited greatly from being a member of the EU, leaping ahead in banking, retail, tourism, real-estate and manufacturing. With the current global economic crisis, however, Spain is experiencing challenging problems. Class time will be in the morning, professional visits in the afternoon, with free time over the weekend and evenings.