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International Seminar

  • RIT EMBA International Trip, Finland
  • RIT International Trip, Estonia
  • Executive MBA international trip, Taiwan
  • RIT EMBA International Trip, South Africa
  • RIT International Trip, Panama
  • RIT EMBA International Trip, Finland
  • RIT International Trip, Dubai

The International Seminar is a distinctive program experience that takes three cohorts to different destinations year-to-year. The 7-10 day trip features company visits and unique cultural excursions to fully capture the international business experience. 

In addition to exploring the business climate of a new country, the hallmark of the seminar includes meeting with an international client for a consulting project for the international business course.  Each project is unique, with varying challenges and opportunities based on industry and company structure. 

What is the international seminar?

International Seminar is a credit-bearing course that takes you on an international trip to meet with a capstone company. It serves as an opportunity to apply classroom education in a global setting.

Prior to departure, your team will be paired with an international client company faced with a specific challenge or opportunity. Your team will perform relevant country, industry, and firm-specific research that will be deepened through various meetings with industry experts and company leaders in-country. Your team will meet in person with your assigned project companies to discuss challenges, tour facilities, and negotiate a project deliverable for your specific company.

Upon return, you'll work with your team to complete the capstone project and deliver your report to your respective clients.

When and where will we travel?

The international trips are scheduled for every October to coincide with your coursework. Each year, the program explores new and different locations in order to provide topical relevance and experiential learning opportunities that compare and contrast the global challenges and opportunities facing multinational firms. Trip locations are announced each spring, five months in advance of the trip.

Learn more about how the trip locations are selected.

How much does the international trip cost?

The cost of the trip, including transportation, lodging, and some meals are included in the program tuition.

Is the trip a required experience?

Yes. The international trip ties together key class concepts and provides a unique international experience. 

 

Past locations include:

  • Prague, Czhecia; Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria
  • Quito, Ecuador and Lima, Peru
  • Panama City, Panama
  • Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland
  • Milan, Italy
  • Munich, Germany
  • Beijing & Shanghai, China
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Istanbul, Tureky and Budapest, Hungary
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Warsaw & Krakow, Poland
  • Taipei, Taiwan

 

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Student Testimonials

  • "It has been nice to reflect on the amazing, albeit hectic, adventure. This trip much like the entire program, has had a massive impact on my perspective of the world."

    Michael Cocquyt

    Class XXV
  • “I generally find that assignments like this are the most beneficial because we get to deal with the real-world and interact with a living, breathing client; reading books and doing case studies only gets you so far.”

    Sara Wood

    Director of Membership and Marketing, National NPO
  • “Overall, the experience was magnificent. The exposure to business in Dubai both small and large was fascinating. I have toured other countries and even participated in a trade mission to Egypt for a printing convention. I had been in free zones then, but I had no comprehension of what exactly that meant for me, as a buyer or the company located in them. This is a testament to both the trip itself, and the program as a whole.”

    Jason Benagh

    Consultant, Marketing & Advertising