Global Immersion

The Global Immersion program embeds students within foreign markets, exposing them firsthand to the most pressing challenges facing international businesses. These seven-day travel courses take students out of the classroom and into the heart of today’s biggest business questions, such as global health, Brexit, and the impact of international trade policy.

Germany money museum

Germany Global Immersion, 2022

Typically held during the January Intersession or between the Spring II and Summer terms, Global Immersion is an intense, one-week, two-credit course held at a university abroad. Classroom work is supplemented with on-site visits to government offices and corporate partners. Students collaborate with business leaders to examine a particular industry problem from the businesses’ perspective. Students learn firsthand how businesses are adapting to emerging political developments and how political outcomes impact business decisions and strategy. Topics include trade, industry, financial systems, and regulation.

Global Immersion Offerings

The View of the Pacific from Lima (BU.003.903.91)

Join us for a seven-day travel course examining Peru’s trade opportunities and challenges as the country continues to see strong economic growth and investment amid poverty, economic inequality, and other development difficulties. Students will meet with Peru’s corporate and government organizations on the future of Peru’s trade and its business outlook. Students will also take classes from both Carey Business School and CENTRUM Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) faculty on the history and current status of Peru’s international trade strategy and compare those to changes to the U.S. trade policy.

Date: January Intersession
Location: CENTRUM Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in Lima, Peru
Faculty: James Calvin, Ph.D.; Luis Quintero, Ph.D.

To participate in the Peru Global Immersion, students need to be prepared to graduate no earlier than the Spring term.  Registration for January Intersession courses opens in April.

Finance in Europe: Germany (BU.003.903.92)

group photo in old town Frankfort Germany

Germany Global Immersion, 2022

Join us for a seven-day travel course examining the finance industry's challenges and opportunities in the European Union, the impact of Brexit, and the future of doing business in the EU. Students will meet with German corporate and government organizations and take classes led by both Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Carey Business School faculty on the history and current trends of the European financial system in comparison to the U.S. financial landscape.

Date: Late May (Week after Spring II finals)
Location: Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (FSFM)
Faculty: Yuval Bar-Or, Ph.D.; Lasse Mertins, Ph.D., CMA

To participate in the Germany Global Immersion, students need to be prepared to graduate no earlier than the Summer term. The course concludes after the Spring graduation cut-off.  Registration for Spring II courses opens in November.


To participate in these courses, students must be currently enrolled as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 12 credits.*

*The 12-credit requirement can be waived if students demonstrate significant industry experience in finance or international business.

Enrollment is limited to 26 students with a minimum of 15 students. Tuition, international residency fees, and nonrefundable deposit are applicable to all students, regardless of status.

More information and registration

For more information about upcoming Global Immersion programs, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning by sending an email to

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