Global Immersion Program

Global Immersion Program (GIP) classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. These 3 credit classes meet for half a term in New York prior to a one week visit to the country of focus. During the immersion week, students will meet with business executives and government officials while working on team projects. Upon return from the travel portion of the class, students will have at least one wrap up meeting at Columbia Business School.The 2013-2014 Global Immersion Program fee for seven day classes is $1800 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals; longer programs, such as the Patagonia program, may have an increased fee. It does not cover round trip international airfare. Attendance both in New York and in-country and regular participation are a crucial part of the learning experience and as such, attendance is mandatory. Students who miss the first class meeting may be removed from the course, and will not have their program fee refunded to them. No program fee refunds will be given after the add/drop period has closed. Only current, full-time Columbia Business School students are allowed to sign-up (no significant others).

Students bid for spots on GIP classes as they would for any other class.  To learn more about the Program, please contact the Chazen Institute. To learn how Global Immersion Program classes differ from Chazen International Study Tours, please click here.

Also check out the blogs from our recent spring travels, written by participating students.

Global Immersion Program Classes

2013-2014
Fall 2013:
Global Immersion: Leadership Expedition to Patagonia with NOLS - new this year
Global Immersion: India: Lessons in (Reverse) Innovation - new this year
Global Immersion: Doing Business in North Africa (travel to Tunisia)
Spring 2014:
Global Immersion: Growth Opportunities in a China at Cross roads
Global Immersion: The Brazilian Growth Model
Global Immersion: Exploring the Business Environment in Cuba
Global Immersion: Exploring Turkey's Start Up Culture

2012-2013
Fall 2012: Global Immersion: Economic Growth and Financial Stability in Turkey
Global Immersion: Managing Growing and Family Businesses in South America (travel to Chile)
Global Immersion: Doing Business in North Africa (travel to Tunisia)
Spring 2013: Global Immersion: Growth and Challenges in the Chinese Economy
Global Immersion: The Brazilian Growth Model
Global Immersion: Exploring the Business Environment in Cuba

2011-2012
Fall 2011: Global Immersion: Economic Growth and Financial Stability in Turkey (view sample agenda)
Spring 2012: Global Immersion: Growth and Sustainability in Brazil
Global Immersion: Growth and Challenges in the Chinese Economy (view sample agenda)
Global Immersion: Traditional Family Business in Europe--class travels to Austria (view sample agenda)

2010-2011
Fall 2010: Global Immersion: What's Next for South Africa? (view sample agenda)
Spring 2011: Global Immersion: Growth and Sustainability in Brazil
Global Immersion: Growth and Challenges in the Chinese Economy
Global Immersion: Globalization, the Case of Costa Rica

2009-2010
Fall 2009: Global Immersion: Innovation in India
Spring 2010: Global Immersion: Growth and Sustainability in Brazil (view sample agenda)
Global Immersion: Growth and Challenges in the Chinese Economy (view sample agenda)

2008-2009
Fall 2008: Global Immersion: Innovation in India
Spring 2009: Global Immersion: Growth and Sustainability in Brazil
Global Immersion: Investing in China