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Contact the Program Director

Diana Bullen

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


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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.

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 May 31-July 1, 2016 at the Southern & Dobson campus.
  • IBS101  17125 Intro to International Business (3 cr) [G]
    • Instructor: Diana Bullen
    • IBS298AC   Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken IBS101
  • COM263  17745 Elem of Intercultural Comm (3 cr) [SB, C, G]
    • Instructor: Kirt Shineman
    • COM298AC  Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken COM263

Estimated Program Costs

  • Program Fee (due 3/25/16): $2,301
    • Includes academic facilities, cultural excursions, ground transportation, lodging, and medical insurance.
    • Non-refundable lodging cleaning deposit (due 3/25/16): $50
  • Tuition: 6 credits; estimated at $504
    • In-state: $84 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $204 per credit hour
    • Registration begins in March. Tuition is due 35 days prior to course start date.
    Registration Fee: $15
  • Airfare is NOT included - estimated at $1,600
    • 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 - estimated at $900

ESTIMATED TOTAL (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals): $5,370

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.

    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.