What is the International Study Tour?
The International Study Tour was created to provide extraordinary opportunities for our students to discover other countries and cultures, and to venture outside their comfort zone. It prepares our students for the reality of a globalized business world, where the United States is part of a large network of international business connections.
It is important for our students to learn how to become globalization-savvy and be prepared for international careers. Even if they do not choose to work abroad, it is likely that at one point in their career, their company or organization will have international business operations or ties. In addition the professional benefits, the personal enrichment generated by the International Study Tour is also extremely valuable. It builds confidence, improves communication, broadens horizons and is an opportunity for our students to experience independence and responsibility. Furthermore, our students are able to connect with students from the local area and understand their culture and life.
The International Study Tour’s length is generally between 10 days and two weeks. It is organized by the Nazarian College, and financed in part by the students, but mostly by donations and grants. These trips encompass lectures about one or several disciplines, the opportunity to apply these disciplines to the context of the visited country, and cultural visits to places of interest. Students also go on business visits, which enable them to discover places that connect with the studied disciplines and illustrate the concepts. Case studies also contribute to the construction of knowledge about the country or about local companies or organizations. Free time is provided to the students for their own discovery of the country, under the supervision of faculty members from the Nazarian College.
The Nazarian College relies on partner universities to build these study tours where students can be hosted and benefit from the connection of these universities in the business world and their knowledge of cultural realities. Partners can also develop strong relationships with CSUN and the Nazarian College to collaborate on other activities and better accommodate visiting students.
This study tour is not credit-earning and can only accommodate 20 students.