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International Business Great Britain

Date: March 6-March 14

International Business Great Britain is a study abroad program traveling at spring break. The 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






Class attendance at recitations to prep

Mar  6


Washington D.C. to London

(TBD) Fly Dulles to Heathrow 

Fly overnight

Mar  7


Hotel Check-in, group lunch

Bank of England Museum

Guided tour of London

Mar  8


BritishAmerican Business (leading trade organization)

American entrepreneurs and businesspeople panel discussion

Atkins (leading project management consultancy)


Mar 9


London School of Economics lecture

Lunch with LSE business students

East London Tech City (like Silicon Valley)

Fintech company visit

Mar 10


Arup Winchester (professional services for man-made environments)

Mar 11


Mini Cooper plant visit

Guided tour of Oxford University

Mar 12 


Guided our Stonehenge

Guided tour of Bath

Mar 13


Founders Factory (tech start-up accelerator)

Local founders and entrepreneurs panel discussion

Mar 14

London 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 immediately 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:



VT GEO Application fee



VT GEO Participation fee









Program Fee:












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



Meals (not included)






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






Funds required during program:


Personal Expenses



Total Estimated Costs



*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.