Global Immersion

Global Immersion

The Global Immersion program embeds students within international companies facing today’s most pressing global business challenges. These seven-day travel courses take students out of the classroom into the heart of today’s biggest business questions, such as Brexit and trade policy’s influence on international business.

Typically held during the January Intersession or in Spring II, 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 business’ perspective. Students learn first-hand how businesses are adapting to emerging political developments and how political outcomes impact business decisions and strategy. Topics include trade, industry, and regulation.

Global immersion program experiences

The view of the Pacific from Lima (BU.003.903)

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 business outlooks. Students will also take classes from both Carey Business School and La Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú faculty on the history and current status of Peru’s international trade approach and strategy and compare those to changes to the U.S. trade policy.

Date: January 2020
Location: Catolica for Pontifica Universidad Catolica Peru, in Lima, Peru.
Faculty Lead: James Calvin, Ph.D.

Finance in Europe (BU.003.903)

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 financial system in Europe in comparison to the U.S. financial landscape.

Date: May 2020
Location: Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (FSFM)
Faculty Lead: Yuval Bar-Or, Ph.D.


To participate in these courses, students must be:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 12 credits.*
  • Prepared to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020.

*This requirement can be waived if students demonstrate significant industry experience in finance or international business.

Enrollment is limited to 25 students with a minimum of 15 students. Tuition fees, international residency fees, and nonrefundable deposit are applicable to all students, regardless of status.

More information and registration

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

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