J-Term Seminar: International Business
UPDATE FOR J-TERM 2022 APPLICATIONS: This program will not be running in J-Term 2022 and is no longer enrolling students. Students are encouraged to consider IAU's many other J-Term program offerings.
Morocco • Belgium • France
December 29, 2021 - January 15, 2022
The International Business J-Term Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in Morocco, Belgium, and France. Students gain exposure to the diverse facets of international business while visiting countries at different stages of economic development. While in Europe and North Africa, students visit major multi-national organizations and locally-run businesses as well as meet with public officials responsible for economic policy in order to build a well-rounded understanding of the global market. Students have the opportunity to learn from and exchange their observations with experts from IAU as well as distinguished on-site scholars and local guides.
For the safety and well-being of all program participants, IAU-ACM is requiring all students, staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in all IAU-ACM J-Term programs. Students will be required to submit proof of vaccination to IAU-ACM's U.S. Office of Admissions by October 1, 2021. An extension of this deadline can be provided to any student who is in the process of becoming fully vaccinated, but all students must be in compliance by no later than November 15, 2021. Questions about this policy may be directed to IAU-ACM's U.S. Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can choose one of the following courses:
- Management 325: International Management
- Business 325: International Business
- Marketing 325: International Marketing
- Economics 325: Doing Business in Europe
- Business 304: Business Ethics in a Global Market
The 2022 syllabus will be available soon! View the 2020 syllabus here. Details are subject to change.
- Morocco: Marrakesh, Rabat, and Tangier
- Belgium: Brussels
- France: Paris and Aix-en-Provence
The complete 2022 itinerary will be available soon! Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Academic, Behavioral, and Travel Expectations
This trip is a serious one, both academically and culturally. Students are expected to be prepared for intellectual, linguistic, social, and travel challenges. We are traveling as a team, and each member must be prepared, punctual, cautious, and professional. Trip leaders have extensive experience in North Africa, where the security situation has stabilized and tourism is growing. Team leaders closely monitor the security environment and sensitive areas are avoided. With those important caveats, the trip promises to be an incredible experience, including both fun and adventure.
About the Professor
Aboubakr Jamaï, Dean
MPA, Harvard University
MBA, University of Oxford
Professor Jamaï‘s professional career spans the business sectors of finance, economics, and journalism. He began teaching at IAU in January 2014 and became Dean of the School of Business and International Relations shortly thereafter. He has taught political science and international journalism at American institutions of higher education. Among the many prizes and distinctions he has received, Professor Jamaï was named Harvard University’s Nieman Fellow in 2007 and Mason Fellow in 2008. He was also awarded the 2008 Tully Center Free Speech Prize, Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University, and the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. His work in favor of democracy in the Middle East was recognized by the Washington-based Project On Middle East Democracy which awarded him their Leaders for Democracy prize in 2016.
Program Fees: $5,845
Program fees include tuition for three credits, lodging, daily breakfast, some group lunches and/or dinners, intra-program transportation (by plane, train, or bus), entrances/fees for all scheduled cultural activities and academic visits, orientation, and health, liability, and repatriation insurance. Additional student costs include roundtrip airfare, most lunches/dinners, textbooks, and personal expenses.
Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence or Barcelona consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French or Spanish language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.