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Contact the Program Director

Diana Bullen

International Business
P:  480-461-7221
Office: S&D  BP43A-027


A valid passport is required to travel abroad. Passport Info Here


2017 Dates TBA

Offering students and life-long learners in the community a stimulating academic and cultural platform to enhance global competence in any career, exposing participants to a unique transnational perspective.

Based in Liege, Belgium, known as the “Cockpit of Europe” due to its central location and many military campaigns that have been fought on its territories between other European powers, the participant will walk through the cobble stones of time, sense the intrigue and lavishness of past kingdoms, meander through castles and museums, feel the vestiges of centuries of history intermingled with today’s society.

Courses Offered (must take 6 credits)

  • Hybrid courses begin prior to departure (online & face-to-face) and will be held from TBA at the Southern & Dobson campus.
  • IBS101 Intro to International Business (3 cr) [G]
    • Instructor: Diana Bullen
    • IBS298AC   Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken IBS101
  • COM263 Elem of Intercultural Comm (3 cr) [SB, C, G]
    • Instructor: Kirt Shineman (Glendale CC)
    • COM298AC  Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken COM263

Program Location

A Glimpse into the EU.

The focus of this program is to examine the interconnectedness amongst cultural values, globalization and its impact on the world economic systems. It will explore closely how the European Union functions and its impact not only in the world economic system at large but specifically how it affects the economic system in the USA.

The selected countries for this program (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) have pivotal roles within the European Union. The European Council sits in Brussels and it offers the perfect setting for the program and its focus.

The 2 courses selected contribute to this program’s goals: IBS 101 Introduction to International Business, and COM 263 Intercultural Communications.

Estimated Program Costs

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

Program Fee
Includes lodging, academic facilities, cultural excursions, in-country ground transportation, and secondary medical insurance.

$1,600 Program Fee Due: March 24, 2017

Registration Fee

Tuition: 6 credits
In-state: $86 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $206 per credit hour

$   15

$ 516

Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.
Airfare (estimated cost) $ TBA

Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.


Meals are NOT included in program fee

$ 900  
TOTAL Estimated Costs $ TBA  (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
Dependent upon chosen courses
$ 250 Prior to start of class
$ 135 Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Passport Information Available Here

Cultural Excursions 

Cultural excursions may vary from year to year.

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*UNESCO World Heritage Sites

European Union Program Details

  • Central to the competencies learned in the IBS 101 course is how businesses function in an economic union and the global economy. The COM 263 course emphasizes the intercultural nature of relationships in general and how it applies to business.
  • Students will visit local and multinational businesses and listen to business managers and directors share their expertise in EU economics while gaining intercultural competency.
  • Read detailed cultural information on Belgium provided by CultureGrams™.

    Dates to Remember

    Title Date(s) More Information

    General Information Sessions

    Wednesdays: 6-6:45 pm

    September 14 & 28, 2016

    October 12 & 26, 2016

    November 9, 2016

    Jan. 25 & Feb. 8, 2017


    Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)

    Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

    September 15 & 29, 2016

    October 13 & 27, 2016

    November 10, 2016

    Jan. 26 & Feb. 9, 2017


    Enrollment Center EC115A (Building 39)

    All Info Sessions located at the Southern & Dobson Campus

    Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Thursday Info Sessions.

    For information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.

    Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion

    In order to qualify for IDA accounts for 2017 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2016

    Workshops: Locations TBA

    Monday, Sept., 26 at 10 am

    Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm

    For information, contact 480.833.9200 x3417.

    Scholarship Deadline

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    11:59 pm MST

    Get information on financial aid & grants, scholarships, and misc. resources for study abroad here.

    Student must be accepted into a program PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.

    Study Abroad Scholarship for Belgium

    Program Application Deadline

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Complete online application.

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Apply early to reserve your place! 

    Payment Deadlines

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Program Fee Deadline: March 24, 2017

    Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center

    Cashier Services

    Mandatory Orientation

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    9 am - 2 pm

    Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

    You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation! There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.