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We are an academic study trip design company. Founded in 1999, we work with business communities worldwide to deliver experiential programs that make a difference in the way students learn.


WHO WE ARE

We provide premium, customized educational trips for business students, bringing an international perspective to their undergraduate, MBA, or EMBA studies. We also use our expertise to facilitate corporate and experiential learning programs around the world. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS

We work closely with business schools to design fully customized academic study tours around the world for undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA programs. Using our world-wide network of professionals, we provide both the academic and logistic arrangements for over 190 programs per year. 

CORPORATE LEARNING

We support companies’ training and development professionals in providing international field trips to facilitate team building, networking, cross-cultural experiences, and leadership development programs. 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Our experiential learning projects marry the skills of business students with the needs of social (for-profit) entrepreneurs, microfinance institutions and other organizations who ‘do well by doing good’.

OUR PORTFOLIO

Our broad network of speakers and organizations enables you to tailor a program to your specific needs and interests in more than 80 destinations worldwide.

THE NEXT SILICON VALLEY?
Destination: Estonia
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY
Destination: Brazil
THE ROAD FROM A FRONTIER MARKET TO AN EMERGING ONE
Destination: Vietnam

Estonia: The Next Silicon Valley?

Objective: To observe how companies use big data to improve business efficiency.

Highlights:

  • Tour of ABB facilities for an in-depth look and discussion of their eco-innovative strategies
  • Attending the Nordic & Baltic hi-tech start up conference Latitude59 and networking with top class entrepreneurs
  • Visiting e-Estonia showroom & discussing life in a digital society
  • Day trip to Helsinki by boat 


Topics covered during the week:

  • Eco-innovative strategies
  • The development of the start-up scene in Nordic & Baltic regions
  • The impact of new technologies on Estonia‘s future


Brazil: Economics of Poverty

Objective: To learn how social issues in the country impact its economy and future development.

Highlights:

  • Discussing the future of Bolsa Familia program with Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor’s office representatives
  • Helping local NGOs explore solutions to alleviate poverty through case study analysis
  • Reflecting on social inequality issues with directors of Fundacao Telefonica
  • Cultural immersion workshop with locals in a favela
  • Attending Brazilian soccer game

Topics covered during the week:

  • BRICS – is the economic miracle over?
  • Investments towards the eradication of poverty
  • Leading trends in CSR programs domestically and abroad
  • Social entrepreneurship 
  • Brand advertising across the classes and consumer behaviour differentiation

Vietnam: The Road From a Frontier Market to an Emerging One

Objective: To understand Vietnam’s growing industries and current trends in manufacturing, technology and entrepreneurship. Highlights: 

Highlights: 

  • Visiting a global, Australian clothing manufacturer to learn about their vertical integration strategy within Vietnam’s apparel & textile sector
  • Team-up with local entrepreneurs for information & idea exchange; tackling real-world challenges facing their businesses at Start-Up Lab
  • Case study with the head of global advertising agency BBDO to explore the influences of Vietnam’s youth demographics on advertising and marketing practices
  • Half-day volunteering session at a local NGO dedicated to serving underprivileged youth
  • Foodie motorbike tour in Ho Chi Minh City city for a taste of local culture and cuisine


Topics covered during the week:

  • Vietnam's economy and its position in the region
  • Tailoring business strategies to Vietnamese market
  • What’s making Vietnam a good place for business
  • How to support the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems

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