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Undergraduate Study Abroad Programs

Spring 2021 virtual programs

Explore one of our virtual study abroad offerings, enhancing your cultural competence and sharpening your virtual skills toolbox, both critical capacities for professionals in today's business landscape. 

  • The courses below will count towards your Foreign Language/Study Abroad/Cultural Course requirement. 
  • All 3000-5000 level virtual study abroad courses listed below will count towards fulfilling the significant international experience requirement for INTB majors graduating Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021.  
  • There is no travel associated with any of these courses for spring 2021.
view of the city of London at night

The British Isles: INTB 2014 section 002 - Cultural Competence with Professor Dave Rapien.

Prerequisites: An early career study abroad: open to freshmen and sophomores only

This course is designed to help Lindner students gain a better understanding of who they are, how we create our perceptions and interactions with other cultures, and evaluate where and how we expand our abilities as professional and global citizens. Together we will dive into the various business dynamics and cultural aspects of Ireland, Scotland, and England and explore what it means to be Culturally Competent.  Spending time with professors, students, citizens, and business leaders throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, we will hear first-hand experiences from the British Isles.

city view of Germany

Germany: INTB 3092 - Systems and Operations with Professor Rob Rokey. 

Prerequisites: MKTG2080, IS2080

Learn about Germany, a country with an interesting and rich history. We will delve into German culture, the business environment, and what it means to be a student in Germany.  You will have the opportunity to interact with German businesses in real-time online, and with German students that are trying to see if what they think they know about the US and Cincinnati is accurate. Given the current world situation we will use many innovative methods to bring as much of Germany to you as we can. 

view of the city of Cape Town, South Africa from above

South Africa: INTB 3093 - Microbusiness Marketing Strategy with Professor Karen Manning. 

Prerequisites: MKTG2080, INTB3080, MKTG 3080 or MKTG3085

This course is designed for real-world application of marketing and design strategy in a deep and transformative way. Lindner and DAAP students team up as consultants to work directly with entrepreneurs in the former apartheid township of Khayelitsha, located in Cape Town, South Africa. Using WhatsApp throughout the semester, student teams explore how to build entrepreneurs brand/business, and help them envision future potential using select marketing, branding and design frameworks and processes.  Course deliverables and teams' recommendations help these micro-businesses grow and generate income that can pull families out of a deep cycle of poverty. In lieu of travel to Cape Town, we have designed a virtual experience for you throughout the semester.  From a trip to Table Mountain and Robben Island, to a safari and a Cincinnati brai (South African BBQ) we will create a virtual trip of a lifetime. 

The flag of the country of Colombia next to a street view of a city in Colombia

Colombia: INTB 3094 - Global Social Entrepreneurship with Dr. Sue Mantel. 

Prerequisites: MKTG2080, INTB3080

This course is intended to immerse the student in the culture, business climate, and issues of Colombia. Students will work in international teams (via Zoom) with students who are studying in an English speaking program at Javieriana University in Colombia.  These international student teams will create entrepreneurial solutions, using critical thinking to develop low cost, innovative product ideas that fulfill a societal need in our target area (Colombia and South America), without harming the environment. This seminar heavily simulates international project management, including international communication, cultural issues, planning and presentations. 

A view of a city in Spain from above with the Spanish flag waving.

Spain: INTB 5027 - Cross-Cultural Management with Professor Gema Bahns.

Prerequisites: MKTG 2080, INTB3080

Understanding the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions is a fundamental skill to be an effective manager in today's global maketplace. Students will engage in multicultural management dynamics through lectures, discussions with leading academic and professional experts, company presentations, and corporate virtual tours. Come find out what it takes to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy, discover Spanish culture, and gain critical global perspective. This program is coordinated with our university partner in Barcelona, Spain, and will meet virtually every week via WebEx. 

Summer 2021 programs

  • France and Belgium: International Business and Language electives. Learn about the European Union and the impact of the Euro common currency. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Eight weeks long; 12 credits.
  • France and Slovenia: International Business and Language electives. Spend three weeks in France and three weeks in Slovenia. Open to juniors and seniors. Six weeks long; 12 credits.

Semester exchange programs

  • Cork, Ireland: International Business and Humanities elective. Study in Cork, a world cultural heritage site.
  • Linz, Austria: International Business and Language elective. Take class with Austrian and international students and learn German.
  • Louvain, Belgium: International Business and Language elective. Study European business at one of Europe's oldest universities and learn French.
  • Montreal, Canada: International Business and Language electives. Course options in French, English and Spanish.
  • Nantes, France: International Business and French elective.
  • Toulouse, France: International Business and French elective.