Hough Study Tours

The Hough Study Tours are designed to provide students with a brief, but intensive international immersion experience. Through lectures and visits to businesses and governmental organizations, students will gain an understanding of the country's business environment and how it has been influenced by political, cultural, and historical factors.

MAIB Study Tour

Terms: Spring “Extended”/Summer (May) or Fall Break (mid-October)
Length: 1 week
Past locations: Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, London, Munich, Paris, and Prague

Required for all MA-International Business students. The MAIB Study Tour is designed to give students an overview of European business practices and the global constraints within which businesses operate. By visiting various businesses and organizations, as well as participating in academic lectures, students will gain a more practical understanding of international business problems and practices from individuals who work within the E.U. business and government environment.

Global Entrepreneurship Study Tour

Term: Fall Break (mid-October)
Past location: Dublin

Required for all MS-Entrepreneurship students. Designed to introduce students to global entrepreneurial perspectives and cultural differences, this week-long immersive experience in mid-October includes visits to centers of corporate innovation and business incubators, panel discussions with venture investors, entrepreneurs and small business owners, presentations by government support organizations and networking opportunities with Irish entrepreneurship students.

Costa Rica Sustainable Business Study Tour

Term: Spring Break (early March)
Length: 1 week

This study tour is designed to introduce students to the special issues of doing business in a sustainable manner in an international context. The Warrington College of Business Administration and Poe Ethics Center have chosen Costa Rica for its proximity to Florida, its accessibility, its varied industries, and its deliberate national strategy of balancing business competitiveness and considerations of humane labor practices and protecting the biologically diverse natural environment. Because it is small, politically stable, and an open democracy, a visitor will gain a first-hand experience with the sustainability strategy, its challenges and what implications there are for doing business in the region.

Latin America Study Tour

Term: Spring Break (early March)
Length: 1 week
Past locations: Argentina, Brazil and Chile

The Latin American study tour rotates among three different locations from year to year: Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The Latin American study tour is non-industry specific and the content covers broader Latin American economic and business issues as well as country-specific information. Students can prepare and enhance the learning experience by also taking the elective "Latin American Business Environment" at UF in the second module of the fall term.

China Retail Study Tour

Term: Spring “Extended”/Summer (May)
Length: 2-3 weeks

Understanding China is integral to the success of students interested in a career in retail management. Students will gain firsthand knowledge of the general business environment in China as well as retail‐focused meetings. During this rigorous program students will explore areas such as the Chinese consumer markets, the dynamics of the retailing, manufacturing, and supply chains, and the buying habits of its 1.4 billion consumers. Learn more about the China Retail Study Tour.


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Warrington College of Business Administration
100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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