Germany-Austria-Switzerland-France Travel Study

Program Highlights:germany map

Enjoy the sights of Europe while doing some practical networking, visits of world-renowned auto companies (Mercedes & BMW), sizable industries (Airbus), and universities all while completing GBM 440C.  Students in this program will be guided by Professor Ben Cherry as he introduces them to German culture and the competitive business world there.

Academic Calendar: 

May 24 - June 11, 2016

Academic Focus: 

Global Business Management 440C:  International Travel Study, Europe

Language of Instruction:



  • Class level:  Upper-division standing
  • GPA:  2.75 and above; good academic standing
  • Completion of Pre-Business Core

4 units GBM 440C run through Extended Learning


Shared rooms at various hotels throughout the countries visited

Estimated Cost:

TBD + Extended Learning Fees, estimated at $1,168

All fees include transportation in country, accommodation, daily breakfast, excursions, and medical insurance.  Airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.  Program fees for GBM 440C are run through Extended Learning, and should average around $1,200.

Program Highlights (set tours and itineraries subject to change):


Tour of German Parliament

RBB Tour (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting)

Bus Tour of Berlin

Tour of the Schloss Sanssouci and park

Stone Brewing Facility Tour


Stop at Nuremburg for Visit of Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds

Tour BMW Factory Tour & Museum

Tour of Allianz Arena

Tour of Weihenstephaner Brewery, world's oldest brewery

Tour of Siemens, head of world office

Dachau Tour


Tour of Riedel Glas and Kufstein Fortress

Tour of GE Jenback Facility

Tour of Zillertaler Milk/Cheese Dairy

Tour of Olympiaworld Facilities

Guided Hike in the Alps

Bludenz, Austria:

Tour of Milka chocolate factory


Tour of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Production Plant: AMG production

Mercedes-Benz Museum

Tour of Hewlett-Packard

Visit to the University of Tubingen

Karlsruhe/Strasbourg, France

Visit DHBW Karlsruhe and Guest Lecture

Visit European Parliament in Strasbourg and free afternoon to explore

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How to Apply:

  1. Attend an information session by Faculty Leader, Ben Cherry.
  2. Print out the application packet below.  All application materials must be received to Global Education, Craven 3200, by February 6, along with your $300 non-refundable depositSpace is limited!  Only cash, checks or money orders will be accepted.  Please make checks payable to CSUSM.
  3. Final payment is due on April 13, 2015 to the Office of Global Education.  Checks made payable to CSUSM preferred.  Fees for GBM 440C are made payable through Extended Learning.

Travel-Study Germany 2016 Application:

Info sessions are being planned.  Please see Professor Ben Cherry for additional details.