Venice tour

International Business in Italy: summer 21- apps now open

International Business in a Time of Disruption: Protectionism, Pandemics, & Political Fragmentation

Join us this summer for a virtual class exploration of Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic. What’s it like to take a virtual global class? Check out this video:

Virtual italy video

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The timeline of the course will follow a virtual trip to Italy. The first virtual stop will “land” in Frankfurt, home of the most important European continental airport as well as the European Central Bank (ECB), to discuss the layout of European economics. A “stopover” in Rome introduces Italian culture and history with a national overview. We move on to the northeastern Italian region of Veneto where we virtually tour local attractions, experience the culture, and talk to companies involved.

As a class, we will look at COVID’s impact on the EU and EuroZone, businesses, and international trade. Ultimately, we settle in with discussions about individual lives and responses.

  • Earn 3 s.h. that counts toward FIN:4020 or International and Global Issues for Tippie students, and the International Business Certificate
  • Fulfill Tippie RISE
  • Learn about Italian culture through hands-on, interactive cultural activities like cooking, painting, language, and live city tours
  • Network with alumni, companies, and Italian students
  • Program dates: May 17 – June 3

 

Summer apps now open
Deadline: March 22

 

What Tippie students are saying:

“Super valuable. I feel more worldly without having travelled anywhere. I would say I am an inquisitive individual, but this course has brought another level of curiosity out of me.”

“This course broadened my horizons and encouraged me to research more about the dealings of other countries. It has made me excited to explore those countries once the world returns to normal.”

“My favorite cultural activity was the tour of Venice with Luisella. It was amazing to see St. Mark’s Square so empty and her commentary and knowledge of Venice was really impressive.”

 

Questions? Please email stephanie-fountain@uiowa.edu

Scholarships for Global Programs

Did you know that virtual global programs qualify for many study abroad scholarships? This can help make your international education dreams a reality!

Check out a few ways to apply for funding for global programs:

Tippie Global Scholarships

  • 8+ scholarships for global programs
  • Apply by March 24th for virtual summer programs

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship | International Programs

  • Undergraduate students who receive a Pell Grant are eligible to apply.
    Deadline: Tuesday, March 2

Diversity Ambassador Scholarship | International Programs

  • Students from traditionally under-represented groups in study abroad are encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: Friday, March 12

Need-Based Grants | International Programs

  • Undergraduate students who use Financial Aid and have a current FAFSA are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: Thursday, April 8

 

Global Virtual Internships Summer 2021

What is a Virtual Internship?

Call it what you will: Remote Internship, Virtual Internship, Online Internship, Tele-working, Telecommuting, it all means the same thing: you will be completing your international internship…directly from your own laptop!

Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support a wide range of projects, from basic social media support to full business projects, website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much much more.

Why do a virtual internship?

  • An internship looks great on your resume, especially with an international organization.
  • You can still work or take classes while completing an internship.
  • The cost of a virtual internship is almost a quarter of the cost of an on-site internship.
  • In-person internships both overseas and here in the US have been closed in most locations.
  • You can gain a 3, 4 or 6 credit internship credit that appears on your UI transcript.
  • You will gain valuable experiences working with an international company organization that you can talk about.

The University of Iowa has several partners for summer virtual global internships located around the world!  All of which are offered at a fraction of the cost of an on-site internship while still being open for scholarships and giving you the credit you need to fulfill experiential learning requirements.

Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support projects in almost any major. Example range from social media support in London, website designs in Italy, working with NGO/nonprofits in Australia, exploring the environment, development and sustainability in India, finance or social entrepreneurship projects in Malaysia, to visual arts in Costa Rica, and much more. 

When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist, including meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall company or organization and the culture it works in.

Internships through our providers also mean you will have an in-depth exploration of your host country’s work culture, gain career coaching and develop a cohort of other students all working ‘in’ your same location.

If you would like more information on virtual global internship options for the summer, contact:

Monica Ernberger, (she/her/hers) 

Senior Coordinator Global Internships/Study Abroad, International Programs

1111 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City 52242

Office: 319-335-0353

international.uiowa.edu

International Business in Italy: summer 21- apps now open

International Business in a Time of Disruption: Protectionism, Pandemics, & Political Fragmentation

Join us this summer for a virtual class exploration of Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic. What’s it like to take a virtual global class? Check out this video:

Virtual italy video

Learn More Apply Now Scholarships

The timeline of the course will follow a virtual trip to Italy. The first virtual stop will “land” in Frankfurt, home of the most important European continental airport as well as the European Central Bank (ECB), to discuss the layout of European economics. A “stopover” in Rome introduces Italian culture and history with a national overview. We move on to the northeastern Italian region of Veneto where we virtually tour local attractions, experience the culture, and talk to companies involved.

As a class, we will look at COVID’s impact on the EU and EuroZone, businesses, and international trade. Ultimately, we settle in with discussions about individual lives and responses.

  • Earn 3 s.h. that counts toward FIN:4020 or International and Global Issues for Tippie students, and the International Business Certificate
  • Fulfill Tippie RISE
  • Learn about Italian culture through hands-on, interactive cultural activities like cooking, painting, language, and live city tours
  • Network with alumni, companies, and Italian students
  • Program dates: May 17 – June 3

 

Summer apps now open
Deadline: March 22

 

What Tippie students are saying:

“Super valuable. I feel more worldly without having travelled anywhere. I would say I am an inquisitive individual, but this course has brought another level of curiosity out of me.”

“This course broadened my horizons and encouraged me to research more about the dealings of other countries. It has made me excited to explore those countries once the world returns to normal.”

“My favorite cultural activity was the tour of Venice with Luisella. It was amazing to see St. Mark’s Square so empty and her commentary and knowledge of Venice was really impressive.”

 

Questions? Please email stephanie-fountain@uiowa.edu

Global Virtual Internships Summer 2021

What is a Virtual Internship?

Call it what you will: Remote Internship, Virtual Internship, Online Internship, Tele-working, Telecommuting, it all means the same thing: you will be completing your international internship…directly from your own laptop!

Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support a wide range of projects, from basic social media support to full business projects, website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much much more.

Why do a virtual internship?

  • An internship looks great on your resume, especially with an international organization.
  • You can still work or take classes while completing an internship.
  • The cost of a virtual internship is almost a quarter of the cost of an on-site internship.
  • In-person internships both overseas and here in the US have been closed in most locations.
  • You can gain a 3, 4 or 6 credit internship credit that appears on your UI transcript.
  • You will gain valuable experiences working with an international company organization that you can talk about.

The University of Iowa has several partners for summer virtual global internships located around the world!  All of which are offered at a fraction of the cost of an on-site internship while still being open for scholarships and giving you the credit you need to fulfill experiential learning requirements.

Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support projects in almost any major. Example range from social media support in London, website designs in Italy, working with NGO/nonprofits in Australia, exploring the environment, development and sustainability in India, finance or social entrepreneurship projects in Malaysia, to visual arts in Costa Rica, and much more. 

When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist, including meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall company or organization and the culture it works in.

Internships through our providers also mean you will have an in-depth exploration of your host country’s work culture, gain career coaching and develop a cohort of other students all working ‘in’ your same location.

If you would like more information on virtual global internship options for the summer, contact:

Monica Ernberger, (she/her/hers) 

Senior Coordinator Global Internships/Study Abroad, International Programs

1111 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City 52242

Office: 319-335-0353

international.uiowa.edu

Virtual Global Internships Spring 2021

Can’t travel but still crave a global adventure? Need workplace experience for your resume and transcript? Want to explore your future career? Looking to satisfy Tippie RISE?

International travel may be closed for the semester, but there are still amazing opportunities to have a global experience this spring. These virtual global internships can be done in place of a UIowa course or in addition to a 12 credit UI course load. They appear on your UIowa transcript and are eligible for financial-need-based aid. They not only bring back credit, they give you international and remote work experience as well.

VIRTUAL/REMOTE  GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS – Spots Open for SPRING 2021

What is a Virtual Internship?
Call it what you will: Remote Internship, Virtual Internship, Online Internship, Tele-working, Telecommuting, it all means the same thing: you will be completing your internship…directly from your own laptop!

Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support a variety of projects ranging from basic social media support to full business projects, website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much more.

When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist including, meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall company culture and the industry it works in.

Internships through our providers also mean you will have an in-depth exploration of your host country’s work culture, gain career coaching and develop a cohort of other students all working ‘in’ your same location.

Why do a virtual internship this spring?

  • An internship looks great on your resume, especially with an international organization
  • You can still work or take classes while completing an internship
  • In-person internships both overseas and here in the US have been closed in many locations
  • You can gain a 3, or 4 credit internship credit that appears on your UI transcript. (Done in place of a UI course or in addition to a 12 credit UI course load.)
  • You will gain valuable experiences working with an international company organization that you can talk about

For more information about virtual global internships, please contact the UI Study Abroad Office to arrange a time to talk with the Virtual Internships Coordinator: Monica Ernberger (319-335-0353). There are still openings for spring 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

Working Internationally: Global Business and Communications

This course will consider global careers through a variety of perspectives.  Whether you want to be an entrepreneur or work for a multinational corporation, this course is designed to give you a sense of how you might embark on a global career. This course will feature presentations and panels by professionals in business and communications (including UI alumni) at various stages in their careers.  Additional presentations will provide insight into how to search for international internships and jobs, how to prepare tailored resumes and cover letters and how to conduct informational interviews. The active, interactive and reflective components of the course will assist students in identifying and building networks with their peers and with professionals.  The course readings and assignments are designed to be applied and used in real life.

Working Internationally: Global Business and Communications

  • 1 semester hour; repeatable 3 times
  • October 15-17, 2020
  • Online
  • Hear from UIowa alum who have global careers!

 

 

 

Virtual Global Business and Consulting Winter 2020- deadline Wed. 9/30

 

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Deadline this week, September 30

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. In today’s business environment, it is essential to be able to adapt to working virtually. This experience will teach you how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than a study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships

Applications now open, due Sept. 30

Scholarships available

Learn more and apply

International Business in Italy Winter 2020- deadline Wed. 9/30

Apps due this week, Wednesday, September 30 

How is international business handled at a time of mass disruption? Join us on a a virtual trip to Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic. This winter break adventure is a great way to jumpstart your global experience! It includes a virtual class lead by instructors residing in Italy, and hands-on cultural activities that you can do as a class from home.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

Course topics include

  • History of the European Union and Eurozone and their functions
  • Controversy of coordinated pandemic response
  • A history of the Roman republic to present-day Italy
  • Italian political and economic response
  • Unemployment
  • Healthcare
  • Regional economics
  • Impact on tourism
  • How local companies have been impacted

Cultural activities may include

  • Survival Italian
  • A night at the theater
  • Hands on cooking class from home
  • Exploration of regional cuisine
  • Tour of local towns with hands on art activity from home
  • Cultural conversations with Italian business students

Course credit satisfies Tippie RISE and also counts in the following ways:

  • Pick one: FIN:4020 Special Topics in Finance (finance elective for majors) or International Global Issues gen ed for Tippie students
  • Pick one: For the International Business Certificate: International Business Section or Study Abroad Section

Scholarships available

Applications due Sept. 30, early apps encouraged

Learn more and apply

Virtual Global Business & Consulting: Winter 2020- Apps due 9/30

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. In today’s business environment, it is essential to be able to adapt to working virtually. This experience will teach you how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than a study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships

Applications now open, due Sept. 30

Scholarships available

Learn more and apply

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Virtual International Business in Italy: Winter 2020- Apps due 9/30

How is international business handled at a time of mass disruption? Join us on a a virtual trip to Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic. This winter break adventure is a great way to jumpstart your global experience! It includes a virtual class lead by instructors residing in Italy, and hands-on cultural activities that you can do as a class from home.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

Course topics include

  • History of the European Union and Eurozone and their functions
  • Controversy of coordinated pandemic response
  • A history of the Roman republic to present-day Italy
  • Italian political and economic response
  • Unemployment
  • Healthcare
  • Regional economics
  • Impact on tourism
  • How local companies have been impacted

Cultural activities may include

  • Survival Italian
  • A night at the theater
  • Hands on cooking class from home
  • Exploration of regional cuisine
  • Tour of local towns with hands on art activity from home
  • Cultural conversations with Italian business students

Course credit satisfies Tippie RISE and also counts in the following ways:

  • Pick one: FIN:4020 Special Topics in Finance (finance elective for majors) or International Global Issues gen ed for Tippie students
  • Pick one: For the International Business Certificate: International Business Section or Study Abroad Section

Scholarships available

Applications due Sept. 30, early apps encouraged

Learn more and apply

Study Abroad Fair Sept. 14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are all itching to travel again — start planning now for your study abroad experience from the comfort of your couch by attending a host of Zoom webinars!

University of Iowa’s Virtual Study Abroad Fair, September 14 -17

Learn about study abroad programs and internships around the world, hear from program providers and UI colleges and departments about how study abroad fits with your major, discover how scholarships and grants are applicable, and find out about unique virtual ways students can connect with the world right here in Iowa.

All fair attendees who participate will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 scholarship!

For more information, contact Kristine Djerf at kristine-djerf@uiowa.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kristine Djerf in advance at kristine-djerf@uiowa.edu or 319-335-0353.

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Virtual International Business in Italy: Winter 2020 apps now open

How is international business handled at a time of mass disruption? Join us on a a virtual trip to Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic. This winter break adventure is a great way to jumpstart your global experience! It includes a virtual class lead by instructors residing in Italy, and hands-on cultural activities that you can do as a class from home.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

Course topics include

  • History of the European Union and Eurozone and their functions
  • Controversy of coordinated pandemic response
  • A history of the Roman republic to present-day Italy
  • Italian political and economic response
  • Unemployment
  • Healthcare
  • Regional economics
  • Impact on tourism
  • How local companies have been impacted

Cultural activities may include

  • Survival Italian
  • A night at the theater
  • Hands on cooking class from home
  • Exploration of regional cuisine
  • Tour of local towns with hands on art activity from home
  • Cultural conversations with Italian business students

Course credit satisfies Tippie RISE and also counts in the following ways:

  • Pick one: FIN:4020 Special Topics in Finance (finance elective for majors) or International Global Issues gen ed for Tippie students
  • Pick one: For the International Business Certificate: International Business Section or Study Abroad Section

Scholarships available

Applications due Sept. 30, early apps encouraged

Learn more and apply

Virtual Global Business and Consulting Projects: Winter 2020

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. In today’s business environment, it is essential to be able to adapt to working virtually. This experience will teach you how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than a study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships

Applications now open, due Sept. 30

Scholarships available

Learn more and apply

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Virtual International Business in Italy: Winter 2020 apps now open

How is international business handled at a time of mass disruption? Join us on a a virtual trip to Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic. This winter break adventure is a great way to jumpstart your global experience! It includes a virtual class lead by instructors residing in Italy, and hands-on cultural activities that you can do as a class from home.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

Course topics include

  • History of the European Union and Eurozone and their functions
  • Controversy of coordinated pandemic response
  • A history of the Roman republic to present-day Italy
  • Italian political and economic response
  • Unemployment
  • Healthcare
  • Regional economics
  • Impact on tourism
  • How local companies have been impacted

Cultural activities may include

  • Survival Italian
  • A night at the theater
  • Hands on cooking class from home
  • Exploration of regional cuisine
  • Tour of local towns with hands on art activity from home
  • Cultural conversations with Italian business students

Course credit satisfies Tippie RISE and also counts in the following ways:

  • Pick one: FIN:4020 Special Topics in Finance (finance elective for majors) or International Global Issues gen ed for Tippie students
  • Pick one: For the International Business Certificate: International Business Section or Study Abroad Section

Scholarships available

Applications due Sept. 30, early apps encouraged

Learn more and apply

Virtual International Consulting Projects: Winter 2020- apps due Sept. 30

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. In today’s business environment, it is essential to be able to adapt to working virtually. This experience will teach you how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

Program highlights:

  • Hands on experience with a global company- see project examples
  • Explore environmental factors that impact business in the fast-growing, dynamic region of the Asia Pacific
  • Learn about the socio-economic, technological, political, and legal factors impacting international trade in this region
  • 3 s.h. counts toward required Marketing major class OR International and Global Issues Gen Ed
  • Fulfill Tippie RISE
  • Scholarships available

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than a study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships

Applications now open, due Sept. 30

Scholarships available

Learn more and apply

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects: Winter 2020

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. In today’s business environment, it is essential to be able to adapt to working virtually. This experience will teach you how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie winter global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than a study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships

Applications now open, due Sept. 11

Scholarships available

Learn more and apply