25 Sep US Bachelor students visiting Europe!
A group of twentyseven Bachelor students from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School visited several countries in Europe during their two week Global Immersion Elective (GIE) in May earlier this year.
The immersion includes company visits and cultural tours led by the professor and a staff lead from UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Study Tours helped to facilitate this program to Russia, Finland, Estonia and Iceland. Furthermore we organised cultural and social building blocks, transportation and accommodation in each location. This was the first time that we organised transportation via rail, road, water and air!
A Global Immersion Elective (GIE) is an opportunity for UNC Kenan-Flagler students to engage in a short-term exploration of a world economy for academic credit. Each GIE combines timely business issues with discussions on how to do business abroad. GIEs highlight some of the most dynamic economies in the world. UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty teach on-campus classes which culminate in an intensive immersion in the countries of focus.
UNC Kenan-Flagler has offered GIEs since 1993. Since that time, students have studied and networked on GIEs in over 85 countries.
The GIEs take students beyond general awareness of international business issues. UNC Kenan-Flagler does this by cultivating an understanding of global management issues. GIEs offer on-site opportunities to observe what they have learned. Immersion electives cultivate these components of global competency:
- Empathy to understand issues from a different perspective
- Deeper knowledge of a region and its people
- Cross-cultural communication skills to work effectively in a different culture