UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Global Immersion Electives

Global immersion electives are eight to 14-day intensive study abroad programs led by UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty.  Past programs have taken place in China, South Africa, India and the United Arab Emirates.  Participants have the opportunity to learn about business and local economics firsthand through meeting with business leaders in local and multinational companies, local government leaders and where possible meet local students.  Students also receive academic credit towards the business degree.  Immersion programs do not interfere with summer internships, so students can complete an immersion and an internship in the same summer.

Why should you consider participating in an immersion?

  • Study abroad and complete an internship in the same summer
  • Visit multinational and local companies and apply business learning
  • Satisfy multiple degree requirements  
  • Experience a new culture
  • Expand your network by making new friends in the Undergraduate Business program
  Destination Cities 2015 Immersion Dates Estimated Costs* Credits Academic Expectations
United Arab Emirates Dubai, Abu Dhabi March 6-15 $2900 program fees** Students earn 3.0 business elective hours, Global Awareness, and Experiential Education credits. Classes in Chapel Hill. On the ground experience consists of company visits, academic sessions and cultural sessions.
South Africa Cape Town, Johannesburg May 10-25
$3700 program fees** Students earn 3.0 business elective hours, Global Awareness, and Experiential Education credits. Classes in Chapel Hill. On the ground experience consists of company visits, academic sessions and cultural sessions.
China Beijing, Shanghai May 10-25
$3700 program fees** Students earn 3.0 business elective hours, Global Awareness, and Experiential Education credits. Classes in Chapel Hill. On the ground experience consists of company visits, academic sessions and cultural sessions.
India Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore May 10-25
$3700 program fees** Students earn 3.0 business elective hours, Global Awareness, and Experiential Education credits. Classes in Chapel Hill. On the ground experience consists of company visits, academic sessions and cultural sessions.

 Costa Rica

Heredia May 10-31 $3700 program fees** Students earn 3.0 business elective hours, Global Awareness, and Experiential Education credits. Classes in Chapel Hill. On the ground experience consists of company visits, academic sessions and cultural sessions.

* Scholarships are available.
**This fee is billed to your student account and covers hotel accommodations, transportation to all program events, some meals, entrance fees for program related events and activities. A $600 Study Abroad fee will also be billed to your student account. Additional costs include airfare, health insurance, most meals and incidentals. Costs vary depending on personal spending habits.

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