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Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available:
English Max credits offered: 03
Language Experience required for admission:
0 none Program Type: VT faculty-led
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
2.3 Areas of Study: Business, Business Information Technology, Culture, International Business
College Sponsor: Pamplin
Program Description:

The Castle in Prague

Germany Italy Austria Czech

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Field of Study

Business, International Business, Culture, Business Information Technology

Program Flyer 
Pamplin_brochure EUROPE.pdf

Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (6 cr.)

Gain hands-on business management, critical thinking, intercultural as well as career skills by exploring European culture and the business environment in four different countries. 

Program Highlights:

- Germany: Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin

Italy: Rome, Venice, Florence, Pompeii, and Bolzano

- Austria: Innsbruck and Salzburg

- Czech Republic: Prague


Germany, Italy, Austria, and Czech Republic
Multiple Cities
Summer I, 2018 (May 14 - June 11)

Business & Culture Europe

The Business and Culture in Europe Study Abroad Program visits many of the most popular cities in Europe. Students will see historic cities and cultural icons, visit businesses and fully immerse themselves in European life. This 29-day journey offers the participants a unique and rewarding experience.
Students are expected to:
  • Compare business practices in Europe & the U.S.
  • Explain cultural differences
  • Explore pricing and product differences
  • Discuss importance of cultural/heritage sites
  • Discuss the immersion into different cultures
  • Describe impact on them as American students in a global stage
Vatican, Rome


Students will stay in comfortable hotels with breakfast. Dinners will be group meals and are covered in the program fee. Studenst will choose their own lunches.


Participants will travel as a group from Washington, D.C. to Europe. Travel will be by train, bus, and boat while in Europe.


Freshmen through Seniors, and Graduate Students. Non-business students and graduate students are also welcome to participate, and will receive 6 credits. Priority is given to business students. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.3. Contact faculty program leader for exceptions.


Undergraduates will receive 6 credits for BIT 3954 Study Abroad, and graduate students will receive 6 credits for BIT 5954 Study Abroad. This course can also be substituted for the Area 7 requirement. These credits count as elective credits and help to complete the requirements of Pamplin’s International Business Minor.
Students must write a journal or blog of their experiences. Students will write about the sights and companies they visit. Keeping a journal and completing observations on cultural differences between Europe and the US is required. Participation in all activities of the program is required.
Golden ball, Salzburg


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $5,800. This includes airfare, lodging, meals, emergency insurance, cultural excursions and local transportation. The program fee does not include VT tuition, personal expenses and passport fees if needed.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance into the program. A payment of $2,500 is due on January 10, 2018. And the last payment of $2,800 is due February 10, 2018. Click here for a cost breakdown.

Application Deadline: February 1st

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:


Click the "Apply Now " button at the top of the page and follow the instructions. There are a few steps in the process. Be sure to complete the online Study Abroad Academic Review Form and Study Abroad Application.

Acceptance is first come first served. There are 28 seats available for the program. The program application deadline is February 1st but you should apply early.


Students need a passport valid for at least 6 months after return, December 11, 2018. Apply for your passport right away. You can apply at the Blacksburg Library on Miller Street or by appointment at the Post Office on University City Boulevard. 

Contact Information

Dr. Lance Matheson
Business Information Technology
2072 Pamplin
(540) 231-5804

Dr. Jay Teets
Business Information Technology
2076 Pamplin

Linda Tanko
Academic Scholarships & Study Abroad Specialist
1046 Pamplin
(540) 231-3562

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session 1 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2018 06/11/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.