International Business Immersion Program (IBIP)
About the Program
The International Business Program (IBIP) is housed in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, but is cross-listed in the College of Business and works closely with many of the Title VI Cultural Centers on campus. Each year, sophomore, junior, and senior students travel abroad to gain exposure to the economic environment of different countries and learn how these countries impact and are impacted by global markets.
During the fall semester leading up to the study tour, students learn about international business relations in the US and the area they will be touring. Working in teams, students specialize in one particular industry of the country they are visiting and compare and contrast the same industry in the US. While on the study tour, students travel to a variety of destinations including multinational companies, regulators, farms and local companies.
The program costs about $4,500, which will be charged to your student account. Financial aid and scholarships may be used to pay for the program. Students enrolled in IBIP are especially encouraged to apply for campus I4I scholarship funding.
IBIP is supported financially and in-kind by donors, cooperating firms and the Doug Roberts Foundation to offset the cost of the trip to the students.
To apply for the International Business Immersion Program, visit the university study abroad website and search “IBIP.”
Previous Class Experience
Previous classes have travelled to Brazil, New Zealand, China, and countries in Europe and South America. While each trip is unique, the emphasis on teaching students about complex business issues remains the same. To see what these experiences were like for students we invite you to read blog posts from our students and go through the information booklet for each trip.
How to Apply
The 2020 International Business Immersion Program will be taking students on a tour of India. The approximate tour dates are TBD depending on airfare.
Informational SessionsGet acquainted with IBIP by attending one of the following informational sessions:
Thursday March 28, 2019
323 Mumford Hall
We will be going over goals of the study tour as well as answering any questions potential IBIP students may have.
Students are also encouraged to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid as soon as possible to determine if they are eligible for financial aid. Those participating in study abroad programs are expected to adhere to University of Illinois policies and procedures.