Study Abroad - International Business

France • Morocco • Belgium • Germany 

December 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018 
2018 Itinerary Coming Soon!


The International Business Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, Morocco, and Belgium. Students gain exposure to the diverse facets of international business while visiting countries at different stages of economic development. While in Europe and North Africa, students visit major multi-national organizations and locally-run businesses as well as meet with public officials responsible for economic policy in order to build a well-rounded understanding of the global market. Students have the opportunity to learn from and exchange their observations with experts from IAU as well as distinguished on-site scholars and local guides. 

Students can choose one of the following courses:

  • Management 325: International Management
  • Business 325: International Business
  • Marketing 325: International Marketing
  • Economics 325: Doing Business in Europe


The 2018 itinerary will be announced shortly. Past seminars have visited the following sites:

  • France: Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille
  • Morocco: Marrakesh, Casablanca and Rabat 
  • Belgium: Brussels
  • Germany: Frankfurt, Nurtingen


About the Professor:
Aboubakr Jamaï, Dean and Professor, School of Business & International Relations
MPA, Harvard University
MBA, University of Oxford 

Professor Jamaï‘s professional career spans the business sectors of finance, economics and journalism.  He began teaching at IAU in January 2014 and became Dean of the School of Business and International Relations shortly thereafter.  He has taught political science and international journalism at American institutions of higher education.  Among the many prizes and distinctions he has received, Professor Jamaï was named Harvard University’s Nieman Fellow in 2007 and Mason Fellow in 2008.  He was also awarded the 2008 Tully Center Free Speech Prize, Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University, and the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Program Fees

January 2018: $5,375

All program fees include t
uition for 3 credits, lodging, insurance, entrance fees to all museums and guest lecture venues, Intra-European transportation to and from each city, breakfast daily and some dinners.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively will receive a $500 grant. Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.

Students participating in the International Business Seminar who also attend IAU for the Spring semester in Aix-en-Provence are encouraged to participate in the Early Start Program the week of January 13-20, 2018. Students who attend both the J-Term and Spring semester can attend the Early Start Program for a reduced fee. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their French hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French language instruction and participate in local cultural activities!