Global Immersion Experience
The Hough Global Immersion Experience (GIE) trips are designed to provide students with a brief, but intensive international 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.
Terms: Spring “Extended”/Summer (May) or Fall Break (mid-October)
Length: 1 week
Past locations: Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, London, Munich, Paris, and Prague
Required for all Master of International Business students. The MIB GIE is designed to give students an overview of foreign 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 in a foreign environment.
Global Entrepreneurship GIE
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.
Latin America GIE
Term: Spring Break (early March)
Length: 1 week
Past locations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru
The Latin American GIE rotates among three different locations from year to year: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. The Latin American GIE 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.