Immersive Global Experiences with Immediate Applications

Fox Graduate Global Immersions are destination-focused learning experiences that enhance the Fox graduate curriculum through an immersion into country-specific culture, language, and business practices.

Key Benefits of Fox Global Immersions:

  • Experience global business in emerging markets
  • Gain exposure to international innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Understand comparative business environments
  • Work with global companies to learn about critical issues
  • Engage with new cultures and perspectives
  • Acquire applicable academic, professional and personal competencies
  • Learn from knowledgeable Fox faculty
  • Network with peers and students from across programs

Global Immersions

First Year Immersion

The first Global Immersion’s destination is selected with an eye to awaken students’ business senses and whet their appetites for learning more about business distinctions across cultures. Students visit important enterprises, startups, and multinational organizations; tour factories; and speak with locals. They also have the opportunity to engage in a service learning project whereby they share their own skills, knowledge and culture with firms, executives, and students in the destination country.

Second Year Immersion

During the second Global Immersion, students will have a more focused learning experience as they better understand cross-cultural differences in business as well as how those differences affect the economic, social and political development of the destination country.

Each Global Immersion itinerary includes:

  • Activities like dancing, shopping, and visiting museums and essential historical landmarks to engage with local custom and culture
  • Networking opportunities with entrepreneurs and business leaders from local companies, firms, multinationals, startups and nonprofits
  • Local cuisine at some of the most delicious restaurants
  • Interactions with faculty and researchers from leading international universities and colleges
  • Tours of the host city with expert guides who can provide a true insider’s perspective

Where We’ve Been:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Learn more about the Global MBA

Executive MBA students gain exposure to global firms and high-level executives. Through one weeklong Global Immersion, students learn new global business practices and ideas, discover innovative approaches to the global marketplace, and expand their professional portfolios.

Where We’ve Been:

  • Chile
  • France
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Singapore

Learn more about the Executive MBA

Graduate students in the Fox Online MBA, Part-Time MBA, or Specialized Master’s programs have the option to pursue a weeklong Global Immersion centered around a specific theme. These optional Global Immersions are led by an experienced Fox faculty member as part of a customized three-credit course, typically offered as an elective in spring, summer or fall semester.

Students who enroll in an optional Global Immersion will gain valuable skills in cross-cultural business understanding; learn about unique entrepreneurial environments; understand distinct governance and institutional practices across global business environments; and return with valuable skills to apply to their academic and professional paths.

Where We’ve Been:

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Lima, Peru
  • London, England
  • Rome, Parma and Milan, Italy
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Silicon Valley, California
  • Stockholm, Sweden

Apply for a Graduate Immersion

Our Fox alumni are more than former students—they’re members of our lifelong learning network. Our international field study trips are open to all Fox MBA and Specialized Master’s alumni. These trips provide the opportunity to expand global perspectives with a weeklong immersion in a destination that is relevant to today’s business challenges. Participants enhance their insight, continue their educations, and even earn a Regional Business Practice Certificate through our Executive Education certificate program.

Interested in learning more? Contact the Fox International Programs Office at foxglobal@temple.edu.

Fox Without Borders is a virtual immersion series where Temple alumni and current graduate students can experience another country’s culture without the need for physical travel. Each destination is led by a faculty member with strong academic, professional and personal ties to the immersion country, and explores the country’s business, economic, political, social and cultural landscape. Live web conferencing sessions each week for four weeks—culminating in an at-home cultural activity—provide an interactive experience. Participants earn the noncredit Global Business Professional Certificate upon completion. Business Language Supplementary Series available for current Fox graduate students.

Interested in learning more? Contact the Fox International Programs Office at foxglobal@temple.edu.

Fox Without Borders Virtual Immersions

Current Temple graduate students and alumni can now travel to exciting destinations without stepping foot on a plane. Fox Without Borders is a new noncredit program that allows students to experience another country’s culture from a business, social and cultural perspective—all from the comfort of their homes. Each four-week immersion provides an interactive learning environment about a particular country and the opportunity to earn the Global Business Professional Certificate, no passport required. 

Each Virtual Immersion series includes:

  • Live web conferencing sessions each week for four weeks.
  • A high-level introduction to the destination from a Fox faculty member leader.
  • Insights about professional, cultural and social experiences from alumni and industry experts who have lived or are currently living in the host country.
  • Updates about what’s happening in the country’s economic, business, political, social and cultural landscape.
  • A cultural activity relevant to the destination such as food or drink tastings, cooking classes, virtual tours, or music, dance or art experiences.

Business Language Supplementary Series:

Designed to complement the Fox Without Borders virtual immersion experience, this supplementary four-session module helps students develop fundamental business communication skills in the language of the destination countries. This opportunity is available to current Fox graduate students only.  

Fall 2020 virtual destinations: 

  • Colombia (Business Language Supplementary Series: Spanish) – This immersion is full; contact foxglobal@temple.edu to find out about potential upcoming destinations.
  • China (Business Language Supplementary Series: Mandarin) – This immersion is full; contact foxglobal@temple.edu to find out about potential upcoming destinations.
The great part of the Global Immersion was being able to explore Italy while visiting multiple companies and learning more about how they do business. I was able to experience a new culture, see new sights, meet new people and learn new things that I was able to incorporate into my work. I would definitely want to do another immersion in the future.
Andrea Watson, Italy Immersion

International Connections

Here are a few companies that we have visited for the MBA Immersion Trips:

  • EVAPCO
  • Dezan Shira
  • CNH/Iveco/Fiat
  • AmCham
  • Megafon
  • Mitotech
  • Google Moscow
  • Ford Motor
  • SBAB
  • Stockholm AB
  • GANT
  • EBerry
  • Emiliana
  • Eggless
  • TBWA/Frederick
  • Start-Up Chile
  • Universidad
  • Catolica Enel
  • Duratex
  • Scania
  • Porto Seguro
  • DP World
  • Movile Tembici
  • Trendline
  • Hargol Foodtech
  • Beyond Verbal
  • Identa
  • Shookit Focuus
  • TD Securities
  • Edwards LifeSciences
  • 3M

Previous Global Destinations

Russia (Moscow)United Kingdom (London)Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Austria (Vienna)BermudaBrazil (Sao Paulo)
Bulgaria (Sofia)Cambodia (Siem Reap)Chile (Santiago)
China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Suzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan)Colombia (Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla)Czech Republic (Prague)
England (London)France (Paris, Toulouse/Bordeaux)Ghana (Accra)
Indonesia (Jakarta, Yogyakarta)India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Agra)Israel (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)
Italy (Rome)Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto)Malaysia
Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh)South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town)Spain (Pamplona)
Sweden (Stockholm)Switzerland (Geneva)Turkey (Istanbul)
Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City)
Going to Cuba allowed me to step outside my comfort zone and truly experience life through a different lens. The Global Immersion taught me a lot about the importance of perseverance and having a “never-give-up” attitude. I am extremely thankful to the Fox School of Business for the opportunity to take part in such a memorable experience.
Jim Rowland, Cuba Immersion

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Get Involved in the International Business Dialogue

Temple University promotes global educational opportunities that occur in Philadelphia. Want to get involved in the international business dialogue? To learn more, visit Temple University’s Office of International Affairs.