Study Abroad

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Study Abroad in International Business

If you are interested in learning more about the Study Abroad in International Business (BBA 290) course, please contact Doug Langs in the Business and Computer Technology Division at 313-845-6363 or

Previous Trips

May 2014: Italy

In May 2014, students visited Rome and Florence, Italy. Sites in Rome included St. Peter’s Square, the St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, as well as the famous Roman Coliseum. Other sites included the Forum Romanum ruins and the Trajans Market (which is considered the world's oldest shopping mall built in circa 100 AD). While in Rome, the students also had a chance to visit John Cabot University, an American University, where 50 percent of the students enrolled are from the United States (U.S.). HFC hopes to establish a relationship with John Cabot University so our students at HFC can enroll in courses in Rome, while their students can enroll in courses at HFC in Dearborn. After Rome, the students took a bullet train to Florence where they visited Palazzo Vecchio overlooking the Piazza della Signoria with its replica of Michelangelo's David statue. Time was spent in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi palace which was built for Cosimo de' Medici, head of the Medici banking family during the 15th century. The students walked along the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge and visited independent jewelry designers. A morning was spent at the Gucci Museum understanding the company’s historical events since its inception in 1921. The students thoroughly enjoyed their 10-day study abroad trip and remarked that it was “life-changing."

May 2013: Belgium and Germany

In May 2013, students flew to Brussels, Belgium and visited the Stella Artois factory, the Chocolaterie Duval Bruxelles chocolate factory, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, the European Union Parliamentarian, then traveled by bullet train to Frankfurt, Germany. In Germany, the group visited the European Central Bank, a Volkswagen plant, the FOM University, and other sites. The 10-day educational experience emphasized the difference between doing business in the European Union versus business in the U.S. It was a very successful trip and the students enjoyed their educational experience.