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Study Abroad - International Business

France • Morocco • Tunisia

December 29, 2020 - January 15, 2021


The International Business Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, Morocco, and Tunisia. 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. 

Academics

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 2021 syllabus will be available soon! View the 2020 syllabus here. Details are subject to change.

Itinerary

IAU is sensitive to the ever-changing landscape of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to continue to run our J-Term programs and have created alternative options for each program so that we are ready to pivot should travel restrictions and health guidelines not allow for the original program itineraries to run. Below, you will see the Itinerary A (original itinerary) and Itinerary B (modified itinerary) plans for this J-Term seminar. Students should keep in mind that these two possibilities exist for this J-Term program. We aim to decide on one itinerary no later than October 15. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

Itinerary A

  • France: Paris
  • Morocco: Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat
  • Tunisia: Tunis

View the details of Itinerary A herePlease note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

Itinerary B

  • Belgium: Brussels
  • France: Paris

Details of Itinerary B will be available soon!

General Travel Advisory


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 Tunisia, 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


Yannick Le Genissel has been a marketing professional for 15 years in the apparel industry where he successively held the positions of product manager at Quiksilver & Rip Curl Europe and head of apparel division at Rip Curl Brazil. Yannick then joined one of the startups of the Rocket Internet group to work as sales manager for the Brazil's number 1 e-commerce company specialized in outdoor sports products retailing.

He is now an independent consultant in product ranges optimization and professor of marketing/sales/ negotiation in business schools. His experience allows him to have a strong knowledge of the following areas: marketing strategy; innovation and launch of products and services; marketing of apparel companies; and construction of product portfolio for e-commerce stores.

His business career allows him to have a global, international and concrete vision of product marketing.

Program Fees

January 2021: $5,845

Please note, the program fee is the same for both Itinerary A and Itinerary B.


Program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging, insurance, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, intra-program transportation between each city and for all program-related excursions, daily breakfast and some group meals.

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.