Student Trips

The Kautz-Uible Fund supports multiple educational trips each year for undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. 

Each Spring, the undergraduate students travel to a major city of economic activities such as New York City, Chicago or Washington D. C. and visit major hubs of economic activities such as headquarters of major corporations and international organizations, Federal Reserves and Stock Exchanges. All members of the Undergraduate Economics Society are eligible to participate.  All expenses are paid for by the Kautz Uible Fund.

Each Summer, five of the graduate (MA) students travel to Norway to participate in the Graduate Summer School at the Norwegian School of Economics. The students learn about Environmental and Resource Economics and visit major Norwegian corporations, while in the Summer School. The Kautz Uible Fund pays for a substantial portion of the expenses.

In March 2017, twelve undergraduate and graduate students participated in the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) conference in Washington, D.C. All travel expenses were paid for by the Kautz-Uible Fund.

In December 2017, students Amy Crooks, Svetlana Galvez, Ankit Kansal, Noah Katz, Jacob Miller, Gabby Swonger, and Matt Vorndran participated in a new study abroad program in India. A substantial portion of the expenses were paid for by the Kautz-Uible Fund. Learn more about the India trip by visiting the students' blog.

Kautz-Uible Norway Trip 2016-17

Summer in Norway: Dan Hedin, Dung Phuong Tran, Bret Gitar, and Josh Krahenbuhl posing by a fjord in Bergen


"The New York City trip was absolutely amazing. What other department gets this much hands on experience in their field? We were able to see the Federal Reserve, United Nations, FDIC, and The Wall Street Journal. I will never forget this experience. "

- Maryam Adewumi, Business Economics, 2017


International Exchange Trips


  • 2017: Amy Crooks, Svetlana Galvez, Ankit Kansal, Noah Katz, Jacob Miller, Gabby Swonger, and Matt Vorndran

Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

  • 2016-17: Eric Bosse, Kiran Ghadiali, Bret Gitar, Dan Hedin, Josh Krahenbuhl and Dung Phuong Tran
  • 2015-16: Kevin Bittner, Shae Brennan, Bryce Collins and Chloe Newmann
  • 2014-15: Dinushki DeLivera, Shaye Kurdziel, Dan Russ, Huibin Weng and Elizabeth Wylie
  • 2013-14: Chris Randall
  • 2012-13: Luke Fuller and Michael Zola
  • 2011-12: Eric Hickman and Jon McCarthy  
  • 2010-11: Erich Voss, Lawrence Emembolu, Kseniya Slynko, Yinqiao Fan and Zach Koons
  • 2009-10: Yan Li, Saurabh Niraula, Alex Boerger, Susan Kayser and Nick Puncer  


Domestic Kautz-Uible Trips

  • 2017-18 Washington, D.C.
  • 2016-17 New York City
  • 2015-16 Washington, D.C.
  • 2014-15 New York City
  • 2013-14 Chicago
  • 2012-13 New York City
  • 2011-12 Chicago   
  • 2010-11 Washington, D.C.
  • 2009-10 Chicago