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International Business Germany

Date: March 6-March 14

International Business Germany is a study abroad program traveling at spring break. The Germany study abroad program will focus on providing students with an understanding of the international business climate, as a complement to the Introduction to International Business course they will complete during the spring semester. The group will visit a cross-section of different types of companies in the country, to apply the concepts learned in class about international business. In addition, the program will incorporate cultural visits to sites important to the region to better understand the country and culture. University and alumni visits are incorporated wherever possible. The program will help students gain cultural and international competences so that they feel more confident in an international setting and give students an understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and how other societies operate.

1-credit for HTM/MGT 3954, which can count toward International Business Minor requirements if combined with HTM/MGT 2314.

Tentative schedule

Date

Time

Activities

 

 

Class attendance at recitations to prep

Mar  6

 

Washington D.C. to Frankfurt

(TBD) Fly Dulles to Frankfurt 

Fly overnight

Mar  7

Frankfurt

Hotel Check-in, group lunch

Guided tour of Romerberg

Mar  8

Frankfurt

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

American Chamber of Commerce visit

Panel discussion with American entrepreneurs and businesspeople in Frankfurt

Mar 9

Frankfurt

Industriepark Hochst (innovative medical sector companies)

Guided tour Frankfurt Cathedral

Guided tour Goethe House and Museum

Mar 10

Frankfurt

European Central Bank

Fintech company visit

Mar 11

Darmstadt

HIGHEST business incubator at TU Darmstadt

Group lunch with TUD students

Merck (oldest pharmaceutical company in world)

Guided tour Frankenstein Castle

Mar 12 

Frankfurt

Social Impact Lab (social entrepreneurs and local founders)

IT/Telecomm business visit

Mar 13

Frankfurt

Pando Ventures Frankfurt  (top European accelerator)

 

Mar 14

Frankfurt to Washington, D.C

Return to US, and own arrangements back to Blacksburg

 

 

Wrap- class

Program Participants fly as a group with group flight reservations.

Approximate cost for the program is $4,675. A non-refundable deposit of $500 payable online, is due after acceptance into the program, with the balance of program fees due November 10.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

Cost Summary (estimated)

 

Pre-trip Personal Costs:

 In-State

 Out-of-State

VT GEO Application fee

$50

$50

VT GEO Participation fee

$50

$50

Passport

$145

$145

 

 

 

Program Fee:

$4,100

$4,100

Airfare  

Included

Included

Lodging

Included

Included

Book/Materials/Supplies

$30

$30

Visa (e-visa for US and some other citizens)*

$25

$25

Meals (not included)

$100

$100

 

 

 

VT tuition & fees if you are a Spring full-time student:

$25

$25

 

 

 

Funds required during program:

 

Personal Expenses

$150

$150

Total Estimated Costs

$4,675

$4,675

*Visa costs may be higher for some international students.

 

Note: Virginia Tech reserves the right to make cancellations, date and cost adjustments, and other necessary changes in the program. Prices may change due to global economic conditions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships:  Your financial aid eligibility can apply to this program. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University Financial Aid Office.  In addition, you must submit the study abroad cost documentation form to the Global Education Office at the International Affairs building, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131.  The form can be found on the Global Education Financial Aid page.

Due to prepayment on items such as air and lodging, billing may not be in sync with financial aid payouts. Please be prepared to pay costs in advance and be reimbursed with any payouts later.

Application coming soon! Interested students please fill out this survey and receive more information.