January International Business: France, Morocco, Belgium, Germany

Immersive January travel seminar program through France, Morocco, Belgium and Germany. Experience a vast variety of cultures, cuisines, traditions and business policies.

Explore four incredibly different countries, each with their own unique history and culture. With stops in nine cities, this program will give you the opportunity to sample a vast variety of cuisines, traditions, and business policies. 


You’ll get a taste of four incredible countries and nine cities as you learn about international business while traversing throughout Europe and Africa. Far from your typical study abroad experience, this program rarely stands still. 


This is an immersive program where students will learn just as much from the places and people they’ll meet, as they will from their coursework. This experiential program includes museum visits and guest lectures so students can learn from a variety of perspectives. 

La Vida Local

With one professor a French native, and the other Moroccan, your experience in these countries will come with local experience and expertise. Additionally, guest lecturers will speak with you about differences in culture as related to the business world. 

The world is your classroom in this traveling program, where you visit some of Europe and Africa’s most culturally and economically important cities. 

  • Visit 4 countries and 9 cities during your January term 
  • Earn 3 credits and real international experience in this traveling program
  • Learn from a well recognized professor who is an alum of both Harvard and Oxford
  • Get a variety of perspectives on important business topics
  • Gain sought after international experience and grow your international network

This is an immersive program where students will learn just as much from the places and people they’ll meet, as they will from their coursework. This experiential program includes museum visits and guest lectures so students can learn from a variety of perspectives. 

Learn about the different facets of international business as you visit Daimler Benz (producer of Mercedes cars), the European Central Bank, the luxury goods makers Louis Vuitton and Chanel, and the European Commission Trade policy department. Meet with local businesses, public officials, and NGOs throughout Morrocco to learn about international economics in the developing world.

Students can choose one of the following courses:

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Doing Business in Europe 

Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Brussels, Frankfurt and Nurtigen are the cities you’ll be visiting during your exploration of International Business.  Seeing such diverse locations will give you access to some of Europe and Northern Africa’s most beloved cities. You’ll get to experience a vast variety of cultures, cuisines, traditions and business policies. This will be a great journey of both personal and academic learning. 

Housing will be shared rooms up to 4 people per room, at hotels in each location. Breakfasts will be included most days at the hotel.

Sunday Jan. 1st: Marrakech

• Arrival to Marrakech

Monday Jan. 2: Marrakech

• Lecture : Aboubakr Jamai, Dean of the School of Business, IAU College Introduction To

Morocco’s economy and Politics

• Lunch in Medina

• Lecture : Evening Lecture with Juan Goytissolo

Tuesday Jan. 3 : Marrakech

• Lecture by the president of the Region of Marrakech and Former Minister of Education, Topic: Public Policy and Business Development

• Visit & Lecture: Aly Horma, CEO Marrakech Grand Prix WTTC (World Touring car championship): Sport as tourism vector

Wednesday Jan.4: Casablanca

• Depart To Casablanca

• Visit & Lecture: General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises, Topic: Doing Business in Morocco

• Depart to Rabat

Thursday Jan. 5: Rabat

• Lecture by President of Transparency Morocco: Business and the Curse of Corruption

• Visit & Lecture: Al Amana - Microfinance, Topic: Entrepreneurship to fight poverty

Friday Jan .6: Rabat

• Depart to Marseille

Saturday Jan. 7: AIX EN PROVENCE

• Walk about City tour

• Lecture Amy Mumma, IAU College The wine industry in France

Sunday Jan. 8 : AIX EN PROVENCE

• Lecture: Everdyn (IT company) Doing Business in Provence Alpes Cote d’azur (PACA, second biggest regional economy in France).

Monday Jan. 9 : AIX EN PROVENCE

• Visit & lecture: ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) and Lecture on Intercultural management and Q&A sessions with ITER managers

• Visit: L’Occitane Factory

Tuesday Jan. 10 : AIX EN PROVENCE

• Lecture: Zoe Luçon Project manager at ANIMA INVESTMENT NETWORK -  Economics of the Mediterranean

• Company visits and meeting with entrepreneurs from the French Tech (the French answerto the Sillicon Valley)

• Depart to Paris

Wednesday Jan. 11: Paris

• Visit & Lecture: Ms. Rebecca Neff, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy: US Perspective on of the French Economy and politics

• Visit & Lecture: BNP Paribas: The Banking Sector in France

Thursday Jan. 12: Paris

• Visit & Lecture: Mr. Andrew Gentry, OECD: General Overview of OECD’s mission andoverview on the state of European economies and their main challenges

• Walkabout City tour

Friday Jan. 13: Paris

• Lecture: IFM School (French Institute of Fashion): Overview of the luxury and fashion industry on France

• Visit: Louis Vuitton workshops and Ateliers Lesage (Chanel)

• Visit & Lecture: Li Edelkoort Studio: Fashion and design Trend forecasting

Saturday Jan. 14: Brussels

• Depart to Brussels

• Lecture: Introduction to the EU institutions

Sunday Jan 15: Brussels

• Visit to the Planetarium

• Walkabout City tour

Monday Jan. 16: Brussels

• Visit to the European Commission (EC).

o Lecture: The EC Role and New challenges in Business promotion

o Lecture : Mr Christophe Kiener, Chief Negotiator for Competition the EC General Directorate of Trade:
Overview on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Tuesday Jan. 17: Brussels

• Visit & Lecture: to Mr Roger Coelho, Policy Manager the American Chamber of Commerce: AmchamEU Role, Specific issues on the TTIP

• Visit to Google Offices in Brussels

• Depart to Frankfurt

Wednesday Jan. 18: Frankfurt

• Lecture: University of Applied Sciences: German Economy overview

• Visit to Fraport (Company operating the Frankfurt Airport)

Thursday Jan. 19: Frankfurt/Nürtingen

• Visit & Lecture: the European Central Bank: EU monetary Policy

• Depart to Nürtingen

• Lecture: Pr Erskin Blunck, Universtity of Nürtingen: Mittelstand/SME’s: The engine of the German Economy

Friday Jan. 20: Nürtingen/Stuttgart

• Visit to Keller Gruppe

• Visit to the Mercedes Benz plant in Stuttgart

• Departure from The Frankfurt Airport

Term: January 2017
Arrival January 1
Departure January 21
Application Deadline October 1
Term: January 2017 Price: $5,390

Dates posted here are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

To view expected additional expenses for this program, click here.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing and some meals
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • On-site orientation
  • 3 Credits
  • All lodging, breakfasts, and some dinners
  • Entrance fees to all museums
  • All Intra-European Travel
  • IAU College transcript (US university)
  • Comprehensive Study Abroad Package
  • All program-related travel (except round-trip airfare from the US)

CISabroad  reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.