UK (England) & France

Tradition and Change in the United Kingdom and France

SBUG 470 

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May 1 - 13, 2023

Enrollment limit


Course fee


Included in course fee

Lodging (double occupancy), breakfast, wifi, ground transportation, transfers between cities/hotels during course, business and academic visits, welcome and farewell dinners and select cultural excursions.

Beyond course fee

Shopping, meals not included in course fee and personal expenses - estimated at $250. Airfare (may be arranged through School of Business travel partner Tour Resource Consultants). Aiport/hotel transfers. Single occupancy accommodation is available for an added fee.

Course Description

Students intensively study business in a specific country or region in the world (in this case, Cambridge and London in the UK, and Paris, France). They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socio-economic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines pre-travel class sessions with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure.

Students will travel to observe the economic, social, and political conditions of the countries at the regional, national, and global levels and analyze how those conditions impact and influence business. Students will benefit from an enhanced ability to evaluate parallel processes of globalization and regionalization and will examine the challenges presented by global business to existing socio-political structures. 

The primary focus of this travel course to the UK and France will be on the areas of business innovation and tradition.

  • What international business issues and prospects are particularly relevant for these two countries? (Brexit, nationalistic tendencies, etc.)
  • What strengths and weaknesses do industries in both countries have?  How do they compare with one another?   How will that change in the future?
  • What are the resulting opportunities that exist, open, or close for U.S. businesses?
  • What threats to the U.S. economy exist or are in the process of emerging?
  • What do businesses outside of the regions studied (e.g. U.S. businesses) need to know to seize opportunities and protect themselves from threats?


BUS 226 or 228 (or permission from instructor)

Students are required to attend pre-travel class sessions and post-travel assignment submissions.

Additional Information

Virtual information session will be held via Zoom ( on Thursday, October 6th at 4 p.m. PST.