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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2021 12/18/2020 12/23/2020 05/15/2021 06/09/2021
NOTE: Early Application Deadline: December 18; Standard Application Deadline: January 26.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Sponsor: The University of Georgia Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling)
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture
Classes With: International Students, UGA Students Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
College/School: Terry Academic Area: Business Administration, General Business, International Business
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: YES
Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:

Terry Biz in Europe

Study abroad for business majors, since 1972.

Business in Europe

The "Business in Europe" program is a faculty-led study abroad (3-4 weeks) to multiple cities in Europe. Students will learn about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in/with the EU and Euro Zone through company visits, presentations, and lectures. We will discuss and analyze current issues in a 9-day seminar with local students of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). We will experience the unique cultures, cuisines, and landscapes of these historic cities through expert-guided tours and activities. Orientation sessions for this program will be held during the Spring semester preceding the program.

Program Locations

The 2020 itinerary includes travel to AUSTRIA & GERMANY. Europe is an attractive destination for business students for many reasons. It is here where world powers of the 20th century have both collided and cooperated, where democracy faced-down fascism, where the drama of sovereignty and economy continues to play-out.  Austria and Germany are members of the European Union--with people, goods and services flowing fairly freely across borders.Although they share a common language, students will enjoy learning about their cultural distinctions.


Academic Program

Faculty instructor will be DANIEL RETTL, Department of Finance. Professor Rettl is fluent in German, and he has experience living and teaching in our host countries.

Students will enroll in both of the following courses for credit. These courses satisfy upper-division general electives for business majors, and may satisfy additional requirements for Finance majors and/or International Business co-majors. The academic program also fulfills UGA's experiential learning requirement. 

INTB 5100 - Special topics in international business (3 credits)
FINA 5000 - Special topics in finance (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: FINA 3000 must be completed before the program term.

Basic Itinerary

This is a working timeline and subject to change.

March (TBA) Participant Reception (returnees & new admits)
Mar/Apr (TBA) Team-building (low ropes course)
Apr (TBA) Program orientation(s) 
15-16 May Travel to Austria
17-28 May Terry seminar at WU, company visits, tourism
29 May Transfer to Germany
30 May-8 June Company visits and tourism in Germany
9-June Return to USA

Basic Accommodations 

  • Participants stay in centrally located hotels (double occupancy). 
  • Some group meals are included with local cuisine; however, most meals are on your own. 
  • Group transportation via private coaches and local transit is included.
  • Domestic city transfers are included. International airfare is not included.
  • Study abroad insurance included.

Program Costs

See "Cost of Attendance" sheet at the top of this brochure for dollar estimates. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:

  • tuition and fees for academic courses;
  • program fee for student travel;
  • international airfare; and
  • personal spending money.  
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, the Terry College and the UGA Office of International Education maintain scholarships for UGA programs that you should explore.


  • Open to all business majors who have completed one year of college in residence at the time of application.
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records
    • ​Only applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be considered.
  • Preferred qualifications: faculty/advisor/employer recommendations, leadership/service experience, interest in the course topics and/or destinations.
  • Prerequisite coursework may be considered.
  • Enrollment is limited (Likewise, a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).

Admission Process

Begin an application on the portal. Only complete applications will be considered. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal that is linked to your UGAMail account. Admitted students will have a limited time to commit (or withdraw/decline) and pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their spot in the program and register for courses. Once the program is full, pending applicants may be waitlisted. Students are encouraged to apply to more than one program (use ranking tool) to improve their chances of study abroad.

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Program Reviews:
Maymester 2019 Participant
Take advantage of every opportunity this program gives! Try to be fully involved and actively participating because every activity is a unique and fun learning experience.

Hugo Alejandro Marquez, Maymester 2019 Participant
Everybody expects to grow in an academic sense considering we were taking two classes during our time there. I cannot stress how much the personal growth on these trips is overlooked. I learned things outside of the classroom that I will use on a regular basis for the rest of my life.

Maymester 2019 Participant
What an amazing trip! I had the best time experiencing each of the incredible cities we went to, and the companies we toured and experiences we had in the classroom gave me great insight into the important aspects of European business. Our group bonded so well from the very beginning - I would do it all over again if I could!

The company visits were a great way to explore areas I may be interested in working in. I also learned from the group work we had in class. This was a great way to prepare for working with colleagues in a creative way.
     — Amanda Patton, Maymester 2019
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