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Pack your bags for business abroad

Global Learning Opportunities (a.k.a. GLO trips)—weeklong international travel classes from the Iowa MBA—give you a deeper understanding of how companies adapt to local business conditions. You'll experience international business firsthand through economic, political, and cultural immersion. 

Going global is part of preparing you for your career after the MBA. It’s not for a select few—it’s for all Full-time MBA students. It’s not the study abroad you remember from undergrad. You'll meet with top executives at corporate visits, enjoy cultural excursions, and network with business professionals and alumni on the ground.

Destination: somewhere awesome

Pick your location. Pack your bags. Experience business in a country you’ve only read about. We tailor destinations to student interest, so countries change every year.

Here’s a sampling of recent and upcoming GLO trips—just enough to give you the travel bug:

  • Argentina and Uruguay
  • Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • Italy and Greece
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hungary, Austria, and Czech Republic
  • Singapore and Vietnam

Planning ahead? Check out the itinerary for our next GLO trips.

Alumni Story
Justin Botts

Add global business to your resume

Justin Botts (MBA12) took a global course that traveled to Hong Kong and southern China to get a firsthand look of how U.S. companies conduct business in Asia. While his former employer Continental was global in scope, he hadn’t experienced business at that level.

Working through some of the cultural issues that pop up when U.S. citizens go overseas to get business was good exposure that Botts has actually leveraged at United Airlines.

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