Upcoming International Programs

Each academic year, the Walker College of Business offers students the opportunity to study business abroad through short-term courses designed and led by Appalachian faculty. Courses range in length from 10 to 31 days and can fulfill major or elective credit for eligible students.

The 2018-19 Faculty-led Programs (still being updated - look at map for details) will take students to destinations in Asia, Europe Oceania and Latin America, with opportunities during winter, spring and summer breaks, as well as summer session one.

  • Thailand

    THAILAND - MBA International Experience

    Fri, 01/04/2019 to Sun, 01/13/2019
    This course will focus on the complete supply chain “cradle to grave” within the context of the tourism industry.  Working in coordination with Burapha University, we will explore tourism industry in Thailand. The goal is to go well beyond providing a...
  • Cuba

    CUBA - MBA/BUS International Business Seminar

    Sat, 01/05/2019 to Sat, 01/12/2019
    Students will participate in lectures at the University of Havana. These lectures will cover topics such as the history of Cuba and Cuba-US relations, the Effects of the Embargo, Sustainable Energy in Cuba, Entrepreneurship in Cuba, etc. These lectures will...
  • China

    CHINA - MBA International Experience

    Fri, 03/01/2019 to Sun, 03/10/2019
    The International Seminar focuses on developing an understanding of Chinese cultural differences and some important aspects of conducting business in China. Participants will visit universities, multinational, and local companies, and cultural/historical...
  • England

    ENGLAND - International Insurance Markets in the United Kingdom

    Sat, 03/02/2019 to Sat, 03/09/2019
    Travel to London is the experiential portion of the spring semester course, FIN 4800 International Insurance Markets. This course is designed to expose students to international business concepts with particular emphasis on the insurance industry. We will...
  • Australia

    AUSTRALIA - Energy & Environment

    Sun, 05/12/2019 to Thu, 05/23/2019
    This program focuses on two challenges facing Australia: energy generation and environmental stewardship Energy management is a big part of sustainability in Australia.  As the sunniest continent on earth, Australia has abundant wind and hydroelectric...
  • Bermuda

    BERMUDA - International Insurance Markets

    Sun, 05/12/2019 to Sat, 05/18/2019
    Travel to Bermuda is the experiential portion of the spring semester course, FIN 4800 International Insurance Markets.  We will spend one week in Bermuda at the end of the spring semester. Bermuda's economy is based on tourism and financial services. It...
  • Japan

    JAPAN - MBA International Experience

    Sun, 05/12/2019 to Tue, 05/21/2019
    Doing Business in Japan is a 10-day and 3-credit hour course.  This course focuses on developing students’ expertise in business and culture in Japan. Students will immerse themselves in local business and cultural environments throughout cultural...
  • Costa Rica

    COSTA RICA - Voluntourism in Costa Rica

    Mon, 05/13/2019 to Thu, 05/23/2019
    Voluntourism in Costa RicaVolunteer tourism is a form of tourism that continues to grow throughout the world. In this study abroad course, we will participate in four different type of volunteer activities, take a kayak tour to see wildlife, visit Corcovado...
  • India

    INDIA - Global Supply Chain, Logistics, and Analytics

    Mon, 05/13/2019 to Sun, 05/26/2019
    Bangalore, India, is referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" or "IT capital of India" because it plays a leading role as the nation's information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organizations such as Infosys and Wipro, among others, are...
  • China

    HONG KONG & CHINA - Contrasting Business Practices in China and Hong Kong

    Mon, 05/13/2019 to Sun, 05/26/2019
    This program explores the rapid transition of business institutions in China with emphasis placed on how this makes doing business in China much different from doing business in western, developed economies. In terms of International management, we will pay...
  • France

    FRANCE - Angers Summer Business Program

    Wed, 05/22/2019 to Fri, 06/21/2019
    On this program, offered in collaboration with the Université d'Angers, students will take classes with Angers business students and learn international business skills, International Finance and International Brand Management in particular, while...
  • SPAIN - Global Supply Chain Logistics

    Tue, 05/28/2019 to Thu, 06/06/2019
    By taking this study abroad program, students will learn about: (1) issues associated with using information technology (e.g., social media, learning technologies, mobile payment systems), and (2) the complete supply chain “cradle to grave” within the wine...