Gain deep global business insight into a region of the world through an Undergraduate Business Program Global Immersion Elective. Led by UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty, these highly participatory study abroad experiences give you firsthand insight into a region’s culture, social and political characteristics and economic development challenges and successes.
Through a series of courses in Chapel Hill and intense, all-day in-country programming, you’ll develop an understanding of the forces and factors that shape business in the region—and the world. You’ll visit a range of companies, from multinationals to non-profits. You’ll meet business and government leaders and, where possible, local students. Offerings are tailored to the region, such as home-stays, village residencies and service projects along with team-based project development and presentation opportunities round out your experience.
You may participate in an immersion program and complete an internship in the same summer.
Global Immersion Electives are intense, experiential programs that require a high level of participation and engagement. Each program begins with a series of classes in Chapel Hill to ground participants in the history, economy and culture of the region. The in-country experience demands energy and commitment for activities, meetings, visits and cultural opportunities that run all day and sometimes into the evening. The programs are exciting and enriching, offering not only insight into the business and people of an important world region, but also giving you the chance to stretch your capabilities and succeed outside of your comfort zone.
Global Immersion Electives earn 3.0 business elective hours and satisfy the requirements for Experiential Education.