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European Business and Culture Program

3 Weeks in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and The Netherlands

Attention students

We welcome all current DU graduate  and  undergraduate students who meet program requirements and alumni to participate in this outstanding program!

Download the brochure and see for yourself!

Course of Study

Though the experience abroad is three weeks long, the coursework is completed in a 12-week format. Enrollment in the 2014 Spring/Summer Semester is required.

Choose any 1 or 2 of these Courses:

International Management - MGMT 330 & Strategic Management -- MGMT 440
Study Abroad Experience - SABR 381, 781 & CAPS 781 (Business Study Abroad)

Strategic Management and Planning -- MGMT 755

International Human Resources Management -- HRMG 715

Program Itinerary

May 31, Fly to Milan, Italy


June 1- 5, Milan

  • Guided tour of Milan
  • Visit Ducatti and Barilla
  • Nearby Bologna and da Vinci's Last Supper
  • Taroni Silk Company

June 6 -- 8, Zurich, Switzerland 
  • ABB Ltd. Leader in power & automation
  • Zurich Insurance (parent of Farmer's)
  • The Great Church -- birthplace of Protestantism


June 9 - 12, Strasbourg, France

  • Explore the "Capital of Europe" 
  • Visit Steelcase International  


June 13- 15, Heidelberg, Germany 

  • Wild Werke (Capri-Sun) Plant
  • Daimler Production Plant  

June 16 - 20, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Guided tour of city and flower auction
  • Port of Amsterdam logistics
  • Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House 

June  20, departure from Amsterdam 





Several company visits & cultural excursions 

Free time to explore  

(itinerary subject to change)

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Marjolijn van der Velde is the Department Chair of Management for the College of Business.  

Jim Gort is the Associate Department Chair of Management for the College of Business.

Dr. Mitch Place is an Adjunct Professor in World Languages for the College of Arts and Sciences.  

Estimated program cost: $5,499** ** Pricing may change due to foreign currency
fluctuations and other circumstances.

Program cost includes:

  • Round-trip airfare to and from Europe
  • Modest, safe and clean hotel lodging
  • Breakfast each day, several corporate (lunches & some planned dinners)
  • All ground transportation for planned schedule
  • Bi-lingual tour guides—most locations
  • Admission fees for all scheduled sites listed on the program itinerary

Additional expenses:

  • Passports ($135) and text fees vary by individuals and courses taken
  • Personal expenses - $700 est. for 20 days
  • Standard tuition per course

Important Dates:

Apply anytime throughout March, 2014

Following payment deadlines are flexible. Contact Global Programs for information.   

February 15, 2014 – $500 non-refundable registration payment
March 22, 2014
 -- Payment of 50% of balance
April 12, 2014 –
Balance due


For Additional Information, Contact:

Marjolijn van der Velde: 616-554-3965

Alan Walczak:           616-554-4700, Office of Global Programs





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