Faculty-Led Programs

Short-term programs are led by Gies faculty and administrators. These programs range in length from one week to four weeks and typically offer one to three credit hours. The programs run during winter break, spring break, and summer. Short-term faculty-led programs sponsored by Gies College of Business are typically reserved for Gies undergraduates only, unless otherwise noted. Visit this page if you are interested in leading a faculty-led study abroad program.

Winter Break Programs

These programs are led by Gies faculty members and run from late-December/early January for one-to-two weeks. Applications are due October 1, 2022.

Emerging Business Leaders in Athens, Greece

This program is open to students in the Emerging Business Leaders Program. Students will learn about the ways in which Greek history and culture make Athens a truly unique place to do business.

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BUS 199: Doing Business in South Africa

This program is open to all business majors. Students will travel to Cape Town in January 2023 and learn more about South African history, nature, culture, and its unique business environment that encompasses startups, NGOs, social enterprises, and more.

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T&M South Africa

This program is open to students in the T&M program. The focus of the T&M short-term international immersion trips is to introduce students to innovative companies driving change locally and globally. We highlight companies operating in the social impact space, but also learn what innovation looks like in a large corporation. This program is ideal for students who are interested in careers in sustainability and entrepreneurship and who want to learn about the innovation economy outside of North America. The program will highlight important historical events and cultural activities in South Africa.

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Upcoming Programs for May 2023

These programs are led by Gies faculty members. Programs begin just after graduation and run for one-to-four weeks. Applications are due February 15, 2023.

BADM 395: Evaluating Energy Sources of the Future (Brazil)

The program in Brazil will run May 20-May 28, 2023. The associated course will run during the second eight weeks of the spring 2023 semester. Program cost is $3,500 and scholarships are available. Apply here.

BADM 199: Cultural Competence (Spain)

This Program will run from May 27- June 10, 2023. This offering will challenge students to consider the cultural influences at work in a country at the national, firm, and individual levels. The trip will consist of one week spent in Bilbao, followed by one week in Madrid, Spain, will include daily classes taught by Prof. Martinez at Deusto and ICADE universities, respectively, as well as cultural field trips and corporate visits in each city.

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Managing for Tomorrow Sustainability Program (Vienna, Austria)

Program will run May 16- May 27, 2023. This program will focus on sustainable business from a bigger picture perspective, including the need for systems thinking. Students will explore topics such as climate action, a circular economy, social justice, the role of technology, responsible consumption, and more. UIUC students will work with students from WU Vienna to explore how organizations deal with complex programs related to sustainability. Students will take part in site visits around Vienna and other parts of Austria.

BADM 320: Principles of Marketing (Portugal)

Program will run in May 2023. More information coming soon!

T&M in Panama

This program is open to students in the T&M program. The focus of the T&M short-term international immersion trips is to introduce students to innovative companies driving change locally and globally. We highlight companies operating in the social impact space, but also learn what innovation looks like in a large corporation. This program is ideal for students who are interested in careers in sustainability and entrepreneurship and who want to learn about the innovation economy outside of North America. The program will highlight important historical events and cultural activities in Panama.