Designed to enhance the classroom curriculum, study tours offer students and their faculty adviser an intense, firsthand experience of the business culture of their chosen country or region. During the 7-10 day trips, students meet with leading executives and government officials while visiting businesses, factories, and cultural sites.
Study tours are organized by student teams and give participants an opportunity to explore different business environments and to lay the groundwork for future international internships and jobs. The Chazen Institute provides guidance and logistical support throughout the tour planning. Each study tour usually includes 20–40 Columbia Business School students and one faculty member.
Global Immersion Programs (GIP):
Global Immersion Program (GIP) classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. These 3 credit classes meet for half a term in New York prior to a one week visit to the country of focus. During the immersion week, students will meet with business executives and government officials while working on team projects. Upon return from the travel portion of the class, students will have at least one wrap up meeting at Columbia Business School.