Summer Field Schools

IZUNA Business Summer Field Schools combine academic lectures held by IZUNA instructors and international guest speakers with company visits and immersive cultural activities at international locations.

Experience an enriching three weeks in Europe or Japan in 2019 and receive credits for academic courses, learn about international business practices, and be fully immersed in foreign cultures. Short-term travel, but with a long-term impact!

Applications for the 2019 Field Schools are now closed:

Austria and Italy

Dates: June 23 - July 13, 2019
Cities: Vienna, Vicenza, Verona, Bologna, Trieste, and Venice

  • BCST 5035: Global Storyteller (3.0 credits)
  • BUSA 5030: Luxury Marketing (3.0 credits)

Company visits:
Ludwig Reiter, Lamborghini or Ferrari, Illy Caffe, Ducati, McArthur Glen Outlet, Chiarli Winery, Giorgio Armani, FRAU, Bisazza Mosaico, and Granarolo

Cultural visits:

Museum of Applied Arts, Albertina Museum, Belvedere Palace and Museum, Vienna's Opera House, Andrea Palladio's Teatro Olimpico and Villas, UNIBO, Verona's Arena, and wine tasting


Dates: July 21 - August 10, 2019
Cities: Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Yokohama
  • BCST 4010: The Visual Culture of Japan (3.0 credits)
  • BUSA 4500: Innovation, A Continuous Improvement Process (3.0 credits)
Central Japan Railway Company, Kirin, Nissin Foods, SEIKO, Sony, and Toyota

Cultural visits:
Akihabara, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Koshoji Temple, Museum of Modern Ceramics, Mori Art Museum, Nagoya Castle, and Okazaki Mindscape Museum

Practical details

Who can go: Anyone 19 years or older
Cost: $5,595
What is included:
  • Two 3.0 credit courses
  • Field trips to course-related sites and companies
  • Shared accommodation and breakfast
  • Cultural program
  • In-country transportation
Please note that companies and site visits are subject to change.

How to Apply

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