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Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Using Travel Study Programs to Provide a Global Perspective on Entrepreneurship
Participants will gain an awareness of how to utilize travel study programs to put a global perspective on entrepreneurship. There are very few businesses today that are not dealing with suppliers, manufacturers or customers from outside of the U.S. Students in the U.S. need to understand the complexities of global business and the impact that culture of the country has on how business is done. The best way for students to understand this is to travel and immerse them in the business culture of another country. They not only visit businesses like a GM factory in China but experience business by being a consumer during the trip. Two examples of existing travel study programs (including copies of all course materials) will be provided. Anne Arundel Community College currently runs a Doing Business in China course and a Doing Business in the European Union course. Two short videos of the travel study trips done to the European Union and China will also be viewed. A representative from a group travel company that runs the trips will be on hand to address questions and concerns about the individual trip’s business components. Discussion on how to tailor travel study courses to fit with specialized programs like culinary arts, architecture etc. will be facilitated. Lessons learned from the trips will be provided.
Bill P. Yuan, Assistant Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, MD
Joyce Ezrow, Associate Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, MD