Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; London, United Kingdom; Nurnberg, Germany; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Interim/J-Term
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Including Multi-Country Travel: Yes Program Type: Bethel Faculty-Led Program
Minimum GPA: 2.2 Eligibility by Grade Level: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Open to all majors: Yes Gen Ed Tags: Z-tag Cross-Cultural Experience
Program Description:

Intro to Business BannerIntro to Business Title

Course: BUS202Z, 3 credits

Course description:

This course is designed to explore the dynamics of international business. Participants will visit sites to examine businesses that operate across borders and may include: advertising agencies, banks, accounting firms, technology firms, manufacturing facilities, and multinational corporations. Students interact with culture through a series of activities. Applicant selection will be done by the instructor. *Course details subject to change*

Applicant must have a 2.2 GPA and be in good standing

Gen. ed: “Z” Cross-cultural experience 
Business Elective

Course leaders
Bruce Olsen, Business and Economics, 
Bethany Opsata, Business and Economics, 

Enrollment 29 students (applicant selection will be done by the professors)
Where: England, Germany, France, Austria, and Italy

Tentative Dates and Itinerary:
January 2022

Jan 2                      Leave MSP
Jan 3 - 6                 London, UK
Jan 7 - 10               Paris, France
Jan 11 - 14             Nuremberg, Germany
Jan 15 - 17             Small group travel
Jan 18 - 19             Innsbruck, Austria
Jan 20 - 23             Florence, Italy
Jan 24                    Return to MSP

Estimated program fee: $4,200 (excluding tuition*) includes: round-trip airfare from MSP, inter-country and intra-country transportation (Eurail pass), course-related excursions, meals, travel, and medical insurance for 18 nights. Students are responsible for three nights lodging during small group travel, optional entertainment and optional transportation expenses. 

Students can choose to do three separate payments for their interim course starting in the fall semester. Students can also use loans by checking with the financial aid office.

*See policies for more information
**Priority Deadline extended to May 7th, 2021**

• After this date, you will receive notice of your application status (tentative approval, wait list, conditional, etc).
• Non-Bethel students may be considered for course participation after the priority deadline.


PLEASE NOTE: Final acceptance is contingent upon approval from Bethel’s Business Office in the fall. Students with account balances over $2000 in early September will not receive final approval or be allowed to participate in the program.


• Once a course reaches its maximum enrollment students may be placed on a wait list. Students must submit all application materials to be on the course wait list.
• A non-refundable confirmation deposit will not be required until a cancellation occurs and wait list student moves to accepted status. 


• The cost of interim tuition is covered for students who are full-time both fall and spring semesters. Students who are not full-time both semesters will need to pay the appropriate interim tuition costs in addition to the stated program fee.
• Students should review individual course descriptions and consult faculty to know exactly what is and what is not included in the program fee.
• Costs listed in spring promotional material are approximate and are based on a minimum of 15 students per course. Every effort is made to operate the program at the stated price. However, the OIS reserves the right to adjust fees due to dollar devaluation, fuel surcharges and general inflation. Final course costs will be set in September.
• Students will receive a payment schedule for their course in the fall. The program fee will be divided into three payments due September 13, October 11, and November 8. (Students taking out additional loans for their program will not be expected to meet those payment deadlines.)


• An accepted student must submit in writing their cancellation to the study abroad office on or before September 17th to avoid further penalty beyond the loss of their $150 deposit. Withdrawal forms are available in the study abroad office (CC320A).
• Decisions as to whether courses with low enrollment will be offered will be made on or before September 17th. If a course is not offered due to low enrollment students may transfer to another open course or receive a full refund.
• If an accepted student withdraws after September 17th, they will not only forfeit their $150 deposit, but may be responsible for additional costs. After this date, course instructors and/or the study abroad office begin making payments to reserve airfare, room, board, etc. Even if the student has not made additional payments, money may have been spent to hold their position and there may be unrecoverable costs. Depending on the date of cancellation, the entire course fee may be forfeited. If the cancellation occurs after Nov. 13th, the student will be responsible for the entire program fee.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Interim/J-Term 2022 05/07/2021 05/14/2021 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Priority deadline for applications has been extended until May 31st. Course list decisions will be made by faculty after this date. Application will remain open until all course spots are filled.