It’s a big world. Immerse yourself.

Whether you embark on a global immersion trip or decide to study abroad, Fox Global provides opportunities for you to experience new cultures and gain tools to succeed in global business.

Global immersions. They’re more than just locations.

Fox School Virtual Immersions

Ready, Set, Explore—No Boarding Pass Required
Explore exciting destinations without leaving the comfort of home. With the Fox School’s new virtual global immersions, you’ll learn how key business concepts apply to a country’s environment, interact with experts and executives at international organizations, and enjoy virtual sightseeing excursions and cultural activities. In short, you’ll experience the benefits of an immersive overseas study trip—minus the jetlag.

  • Gain hands-on global experience in an online course
  • Access destinations not typically available for in-person immersions
  • Participate in more immersive virtual activities than are offered in person

What are students saying?

From this experience, I learned to challenge myself more to do things I am uncomfortable with. I was nervous to go, but ended up having an amazing experience. I recommend students participate in a global immersion program because not only will it be an opportunity for a week of learning, fun and new relationships, but because it gives you a talking point on your resume for the rest of your life.
Emily Natrin, Fox ’18
I knew that with my passions for traveling and my major in Finance, I had to take this opportunity to meet new people, learn different perspectives, and gain insight on how business functions on a global scale. This class was the perfect way to explore a different part of the world and learn about their business, while gaining three credits and meeting people and sharing experiences that will last a lifetime!
Brianna Tonnesen, Fox ’23

Short-term Global Immersions FAQ

What is a Short-Term Global Immersion?

Global immersions are short study trips embedded into an international business-oriented course that allow students a chance to experience global business rather than simply learning about it in the classroom.

  • Led by an experienced Fox faculty member
  • Customized 3-credit course offered in the spring or fall semester*
  • Gain valuable skills in cross-cultural business understanding
  • Learn about unique entrepreneurial environments
  • Understand distinct governance and institutional practices across global business environments

Unlike a study abroad trip focused on classroom learning and sightseeing, the Fox Global Immersions are meant to:

  • Expose students to the environment of business by taking them to targeted destinations that offer a robust and profound practical business experience.
  • Engage in learning opportunities, including meeting with business executives in the destination country, touring factories, interacting with government officials, learning about business from locals.
  • Tour key sites and service learning projects

Global Immersions offer a number of possible benefits for students from any background and in any academic track.

  • Language acquisition
  • International networking
  • Intercultural competence
  • Leadership skills
  • Hands-on learning
  • Global awareness
  • Relationship building
  • Self-confidence

Yes. The undergraduate global immersion experience is embedded in the 3-credit IB2509 course. Your instructor for that course will be the same faculty member that leads you through the immersion experience, giving you the added benefit of in-depth preparation prior to departure as well as valuable insights while on the immersion. You should register for the course associated with the immersion experience of interest to you.

Because this course is being offered for credit, it may qualify for funding through your student loan program. In addition, grant funding may be available in limited quantities for certain qualifying students.

Semester/Summer Study Abroad Programs

Temple University’s Education Abroad Office has provided a quick reference guide for Fox students to assist you as you plan your study abroad experience.

Download quick reference guide

The first step towards participating in a study abroad program is to connect with the Education Abroad Office by attending a Foundations of Study Abroad Session.

Learn More and Register

Visit The Office of Education Abroad to view all program deadlines.

Powerful Combination: International Business + Academic Discipline

Dr. Bertrand Guillotin, assistant professor and International Business Program academic director, discusses the benefits to an undergraduate international business education.

Highlights include:

  • Integrated academic discipline
  • Career advancement
  • Higher salaries
  • International Business Student Association
  • Catalyst to student professional development
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