Upcoming Short-Term Programs

These short-term study abroad programs are led by Gies faculty members. Programs run over winter break, spring break, and in May just after classes end.

Spring Programs:

BADM Sustainable Supply Chains in Panama Application cLOSED

Dates: March 9-17, 2024

Open only to Supply Chains Majors

Program Guide & Application

T&M in Panama

Open to juniors and seniors in the T&M program.Application Closed

Dates: March 9-17, 2024

Cost: $2,600 (Includes Flights)

Program Guide & Application

Summer Programs:

BUS 199: Managing for Tomorrow: Solving the Sustainability Puzzle in Vienna  APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/24

Dates: May 14-25, 2024

Cost: $4,999 (NOT Including Flights)

Program Guide & Application

BUS 199: Doing Business in London  APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/24

Dates: May 14-21, 2024

Cost: $3,999 (NOT Including Flights)

Program Guide & Application

BADM 395: Evaluating Energy Sources of the Future in Brazil  APPLICATION Deadline 2/15/24

Dates: Students will fly out of Chicago on 5/13 and arrive in Brazil on 5/14. They will fly out of Brazil on 5/20 and arrive back in Chicago on 5/21

Cost: $2000 (Including Flights)

Program Guide & Application

BUS 199: Gies Scholars in Brazil

Restricted to first-year students in the Gies Scholars ProgramAPPLICATION closed

Dates: TBA

Cost: $2000 (Including Flights)

Program Guide & Application

BUS 199: Doing Business in Japan

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/24

Dates: May 14-24, 2024

Cost: $4,999 (Including Flights)

Program Guide

Previously Offered Programs:

BUS 199: Entrepreneurship in Cape Town, South Africa APPLICATION Closed

The program will run in Cape Town, South Africa. Cost includes meals, roundtrip flights between Chicago and Cape Town, hotel (double occupancy), and all program activities. Spaces are still available on a rolling basis.

Dates: January 2-13, 2024

Cost: $4,250 (Includes Flights)

Program Guide & Application

BUS 199: AME Spain & Morocco  Application Closed

Explore historic cities like Madrid, Toledo, Casablanca, and Marrakesh with guided tours that showcase iconic landmarks, bustling markets, and hidden gems. Get a behind-the-scenes look into business in both countries by meeting with innovative companies addressing global challenges. Gain firsthand insights into economics, technology, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy.

Dates: January 5-13, 2024

Cost: TBA

Program Guide & Application

T&M Business Case Competition in China

Open to juniors and seniors in the T&M program.Application Closed

Dates: January 2-13, 2024

Cost: $3,000 (Includes Flights)

Program Guide & Application

BUS 199: Cultural Competence (Spain)

Summer 2023

Students considered the cultural influences at work in a country at the national, firm, and individual levels.

BADM 320: Principles of Marketing (Spain and Portugal)

Summer 2023

Students earned credit for BADM 320 and built a solid base of marketing knowledge while traveling in Lisbon, Portugal, Cordoba, Spain, and Barcelona, Spain.

BUS 116: Gies Scholars in Sao Paulo, Salvador, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This Gies Scholar program offered a variety of cultural activities and business visits related to the theme of entrepreneurship.

T&M International Business Plan Competition in Hamburg, Germany

Students from four world-class universities on four continents converged in Germany to participate in the 15th Technology & Management International Business Plan Competition. Open to T&M students only.

Managing for Tomorrow Sustainability Program (Vienna, Austria)

Summer 2023

This program focused on sustainable business from a bigger-picture perspective, including the need for systems thinking. Students explored topics such as climate action, a circular economy, social justice, the role of technology, responsible consumption, and more. UIUC students worked with students from WU Vienna to explore how organizations deal with complex programs related to sustainability. Students took part in site visits around Vienna and other parts of Austria.