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International Immersion Programs for Hands-On Experience

Brandeis International Business School (IBS) offers several opportunities for immersion programs which take students on a learning experience around the world. 

Hassenfeld Fellow Overseas Immersion Program

The goal of the Hassenfeld Program is to introduce participants to the economies of dynamic overseas markets, which serve as meaningful case studies to illustrate important business concepts. Students learn about the countries through class work and discussion panels before traveling for a hands-on experience. Past trips have gone to Turkey and Cuba. This year, students visited Panama, Colombia, and Israel. 

Hassenfeld 2015 Trip to Panama

Students on the 2015 Hassenfeld trip to Panama visited the Bajo Frio Dam on one of many in-field excursions.

Panama Trip 2015

Straight off of the plane, students get to work. Meetings with local political and business leaders provide context on the country being visited.

Panama Trip 2015

Immersion trips allow students to network and fortify lifelong relationships while learning in a unique, experiential setting.

Turkey Hassenfeld Trip

Past trips have taken students to critical global economies including Cuba, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Israel and Turkey (pictured here).

Cuba immersion trip

Students who participate in immersion trips leave with a better understanding of in-class concepts, thanks to critical in-field experience.