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UConn Business Connections Learning Community in Vienna and Budapest (Faculty-led)

The Program

Through this program, students from the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) will have a unique opportunity to learn about international business and the Austrian and Hungarian economies, history and culture.

Students experiences in this program will include:

  • Background research on the EU economy
  • Competing in an international case competition
  • Actively participating in an intensive 10-day interactive learning experience in Vienna and Budapest
  • Writing a synthesis reflection paper at the conclusion of the experience.

The experience will provide students with a broader understanding of their place in the world and expose them to important international business issues. Students will attend presentations by top executives at multinational and local companies. In addition, students will network with UConn School of Business alumni and hear firsthand accounts of how different cultural and business practices impact decision making in their firms. Excursions centered on learning about Austrian and Hungarian business practices, culture, history, cuisine, arts and architecture will provide students an excellent opportunity to see things from a new perspective.

The Academics

Students will acquire new insights into the complexities of international business and the impact of cultural differences on the field of business practice in Austria and Hungary and the European Union. Through on-site visits and presentations in both Vienna and Budapest, students will experience the differences between US and EU manufacturing, financial services, marketing, and management and business ethics by comparing their immersion experiences with the other domestic field trip experiences from the BCLC. Students will receive one academic credit for this program.

The Experience

Students from the BCLC will fly together, travel together, and explore together in Vienna and Budapest. In addition to site visits to companies, students will also go on field trips to historic sites, museums and many other points of interest in each city. Participants will stay in 3-4 star hotels with a roommate (double occupancy). All costs associated with the trip for meals, air, and ground transportation, entrance fees and lodging are included. Associate Dean Larry Gramling and Business Connections Co-director Nathan Ives will accompany the students.

For more information including a complete itinerary: please contact or 860-486-5741.


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Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 1st Year, 2nd Year Academic area: Business
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.8