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Faculty-Led: International Business Experience
Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Program Description:
Program Description:

International Business Experience
Paris, France & Geneva, Switzerland



Professor Name: Dr. Shawn Rohlin
Total Estimated Cost:  $2,300 plus tuition (airfare and additional personal expenses not included); see for current tuition rates
Eligibility: None.
Course: Undergraduate:  BUS 30187 International Business Experience (Study Abroad); Graduate: BAD 60095 International Business Experience (Study Abroad)
Number of Credit Hours:
Program Dates: May 13-May 25, 2019 (May 11th and 12th travel dates)
Application Deadline:  February 28, 2019


Course Name:  Undergraduate:  BUS 30187 International Business Experience (Study Abroad); Graduate: BAD 60095 International Business Experience (Study Abroad)
Location(s):   Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland
KSU Sponsoring College:   College of Business
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with firsthand exposure to international business and organizations as well as to motivate thinking about the impact that culture and cultural differences have on global business. You will gain firsthand knowledge of the international business community through instructor briefings, visits to international businesses and organizations and cultural excursions. You will come away understanding how U.S. businesses operate overseas, competing in today’s global marketplace.



When: May 13 - May 25, 2019 (subject to change); May 11 and 12th: travel dates

Sat May 11       
  • Travel Date (optional)
  • Leave Cleveland or Hometown and fly to Geneva Airport
Sun May 12       
  • Fly to Geneva Airport
  • Group Lunch
  • Tour of Old Town
  • Boat Tour
  • Group Dinner
Mon May 13      
  • Train to Vevey, Switzerland
  • Visit Nestle's
  • Tour Chillon Castle
  • Walking Tour-Montreaux/Vevey
  • Return to Geneva
 Tue May 14       
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Train to Etoy
  • Lunch on Own
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Return to Geneva
Wed May 15      
  • International Red Cross
  • Lunch on Own
  • United Nations
 Thr May 16      
  • International Labor Organization
  • Lunch on Own
  • World Trade Organization
Fri May 17 to Mon May 20  
  • Independent Travel
  • Arrive in Paris Monday
 Tue May 21 
  • City Tour
  • Lunch on Own
  • River Tour    
Wed May 22       
  • US Embassy
  • Lunch on Own
  • OECD
 Thr May 23 
  • American University at Paris Marketing Experience 
  • Lunch on Own
  • Price Waterhouse Cooper    
Fri May 24        
  • Versailles
  • Lunch on Own
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Closing Dinner
 Saturday May 25   
  • Travel from Paris to Home     


Pre-requisites: None
Maximum capacity: 25


Students will be staying in Webster Dorms in Geneva and a nice hotel in Paris.  All breakfasts are included, and there will be an opening and closing dinner. Therefore, students will need to take care of lunches and most dinners.


Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.


Detailed Cost Breakdown:
Cost Description Amount
OGE Application Fee $60.00
OGE Health Insurance $24.50
Program Fee*   $2,300.00
Estimated Airfare $1000
Tuition (3 credit hours) see
Estimated Personal Expenses** $1,000 
Total Estimated Cost $4,384.50 + Tuition

* Program fee includes hotels, local transportation, all breakfasts, and a few dinners.

**Personal expenses not covered by the program fee include lunches, dinners (except 2 meals), personal activities during time off, weekend travel outside Paris and Geneva, souvenirs, etc. 

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education and for College of Business Administration students through the CoBA International Programs Office 


Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
Payment Deadline: February 28, 2019
Withdraw Deadline: February 28, 2019


Faculty name: Dr. Shawn Rohlin
Phone: 330-672-1098
Office location on campus: 462 College of Business Administration Building  

Brief Bio:
Shawn Rohlin is the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State University and an Associate Professor of Economics at Kent State University. 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.