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International Business Travel Study, Europe in Germany, Austria, France and Italy

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"I would highly recommend any business student to attend this travel study business is able to get out of his or her comfort zone and not only learn about some of the companies and landmarks located in these countries, but is able to appreciate other cultures as well."  ~Sarai Ramirez, 2016

Program Highlights:

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of central Europe while touring world-renowned companies (e.g., Mercedes- Benz, BMW, Bosch, HP Enterprise), hearing lectures on European economics and business culture at European universities, and visiting important cultural and historical sites (e.g., Berlin Wall, Dachau, Allianz Arena).  Students will be guided by Professor Ben Cherry as he invites them to explore the joy of traveling Europe, hearing new languages, discovering new business opportunities, and uncovering the wonder of different cultures and people.       

Academic Calendar: 

Tentative:  May 23 - June 11, 2019

Academic Focus: 

Global Business Management 440C:  International Business Travel Study, Europe

Proposed Study Tour (set tours and itineraries subject to change):


Munich, Germany:

  • Tour of BMW Factory Tour & BMW World
  • Tour of Allianz Arena
  • Tour of Dach

Innsbruck, Austria:

  • Tour of Mattro Mobility
  • Entrepreneurial startups with CONDA Crowdinvesting
  • Tour of Riedel Glas
  • Tour of GE Jenbach Facility
  • Guided Hike in the Alps
Allianz Arena

Bozen/Bolzano, Italy:

  • Day trip to Bozen/Bolzano with Agribusiness Tour
  • Tour of Brenner Base Tunnel

Karlsruhe, Germany/Strasbourg, France:

  • Visit DHBW Karlsruhe and Guest Lecture
  • Visit European Parliament

Tubingen, Germany:

  • Tour of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Production Plant
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum
  • Tour of Hewlett-Packard
  • Visit to the University of Tubingen

Berlin, Germany:

  • Tour of German Parliament
  • Mobility Media GmbH, a Bosch startup
  • Walking Tour of Berlin
  • Tour of the Schloss Sanssouci and park, Potsdam
  • Stone Brewing Facility Tour
German Parliament




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  • Class level:  Upper-division standing
  • Completion of Pre-Business Core or prior approval by professor
  • GPA:  2.75 and above; good academic standing prior to departure


4 units of upper division Business elective units applicable to nearly all CoBA options


Shared rooms in clean, high quality, 2-, 3-, and 4-star hotels throughout the countries visited

Estimated Cost:

Estimated at $3,200 + Extended Learning Fees, estimated at $1,208

Program fees include transportation in country, accommodation, daily buffet breakfast, excursions, and medical insurance.  Airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.  Tuition fees for GBM 440C are run through Extended Learning, and should average around $1,208, billed directly to myCSUSM student accounts.

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How to Apply:

  1. Attend an information session by Faculty Leader, Ben Cherry.
  2. Fill out the online application materials via the link below.   All application materials must be received to Global Education, Craven 3200, by December 15, along with your $300 non-refundable depositSpace is limited!  Online payment preferred through CashNet.  Please be advised to choose E-check and enter your checking account details to avoid the 2.75% convenience fees applicable to all non-checking account payments. Cash, checks, and money orders made payable to CSUSM will also be accepted.
  3. A second payment of $700 is due by February 2 to the Office of Global Education.  CashNet payment is preferred as outlined above Payment of tuition related expenses ($1,208) will be billed by Extended Learning and appear on your Student Center, following the payment guidelines set out for Summer session.  
  4. Final payment of program fees is due April 6 to the Office of Global Education. 
  5. A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held with Dr. Cherry to discuss arrival instructions and the upcoming course.  Proof of attendance will be recorded.

Travel-Study Germany 2019 Application - Coming Soon!

Enrolled Students

Please fill out your flight details here:   Flight Form


Info sessions coming soon.  Please contact Professor Ben Cherry for additional details.

Experience the Europe Travel Study Tour Yourself!