Summer 2021 International Business in Italy- Apply Now

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:

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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


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Stephanie Fountain

Fountain, Stephanie G - Asst. Director, Internat'l Internships & Edu., UPO