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Summer 2013 Immersions

Immersion programsBusiness students visited Asia, Europe and South America as part of the international immersion programs. Seventy business students participated in six international immersion programs funded by the UTSA College of Business this summer.

These 10-day intensive immersion programs, led by faculty members, include academic presentations hosted by local universities, visits to business corporations and cultural experiences. Prior to the immersion experience, students study the history, culture and socioeconomic conditions of each country. After the experience the students complete a final project.

“The trip to Taiwan and South Korea was an amazing experience,” said Bernd Wurth, a graduate student in the management of technology program and Fulbright scholar from Germany. “The lectures and company visits gave us unique insights into the culture of both countries and first-hand impressions of how business works over there.”

This year’s trips featured excursions to Austria/Germany, Finland/Russia, Greece, Peru, South Korea/Taiwan and Uruguay.

“The immersion program teaches students the importance of thinking globally as business professionals,” said Daniel Tablada, lecturer in marketing and instructor for the Peru immersion. “They realize the opportunities that exist internationally, especially in the emerging markets.”

May 14-May 25
Led by Dr. Joel Saegert and Dr. Robert Hoover
Educational partner: Universidad ORT

May 21-June 6
Led by Dr. Victor Heller and Dr. John Darling
Educational partner: Helsinki School of Economics, Aalto University

June 14-26
Led by Dr. Dennis Lopez and Dr. Julie Dahlquist

June 15-25
Led by Daniel Tablada and Renee Da Silva
Educational partner: ESAN University

South Korea/Taiwan
June 17-July 1
Led by Dr. Lisa Montoya and Mimi Yu
Educational partner: Konkuk University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

July 4-August 8
Led by Dr. Julie Dahlquist and Dr. Dennis Lopez
Educational partner: University of Innsbruck


Summer 2012 Immersions


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