Gateways of Business in Central Europe


Travel Dates: September 30--October 15, 2016

Poised at the gateway between east and west, each with an illustrious history, the cities of Central Europe have intrigued and inspired travelers for ages. From Prague and Krakow to the north, Budapest to the south, and Vienna in between, this program provides participants the occasion to see how business is conducted in European Union countries that are in different stages of economic development.

Lecture topics and corporate visits will focus on established, transitioning, and emerging commercial contexts in Central Europe. We will learn about business opportunities and challenges in each of the cities we visit, and we will explore the economic, political, and social relationships between these renowned cities. What entrepreneurial ideas and market prospects operate in the places we will visit in Central Europe? What possibilities are on the horizon?

 In each city, in addition to attending lectures and corporate site visits, participants will enjoy myriad cultural experiences and excursions. Offering boundless visions of the European past and its vibrant present are Krakow’s lively medieval squares, Prague’s Gothic hilltop castles and glorious Charles Bridge, Vienna’s Habsburg history and café culture, and Budapest’s grand boulevards and architecture. We are excited to offer our first study abroad international business program to Central Europe in October 2016!


Faculty Leader: Keith Roberts and Allison Fraiberg

Travel Cost: $4500-$4800 (price does not include tuition)

$500 Non-refundable deposit will save your spot: This trip will fill up fast.   We cap this trip at 22 students and guests.  Please call for availability. 909-748-8748

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