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Immersion on a micro- and macro-scale

In your economic studies, you are confronted with everything from the decisions of individuals to the policies of foreign governments; here is your chance to face it all head-on. Cultural immersion programs can last from a few weeks to an entire semester and take you to other parts of the country or the world. You will gain credits towards your degree and fresh perspectives from a diverse number of peers and faculty around the globe.

See a world economy

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Above :Emily Koehn
Below: Kallie Friede

Sunrise in South Africa

Pick a continent and go

With faculty researching economic issues all over the world, there is sure to be an immersion opportunity perfect for you. Here are three examples of programs from four different continents:

  • Learn more about the economy of South Africa from historic Stellenbosch University.
  • Take to the foothills of the Andes Mountains to explore Argentina's place in the world economy.
  • Experience a blend of the old and the modern of Scotland while attending University of Stirling's International Summer School.
  • Gather data in China on what Chinese citizens think about climate change.

Where can I go?

Summer research takes Blugolds to China to study public opinion on climate change

Two professors and four students travel to China to gather data on what Chinese citizens think about climate change in comparison to U.S. citizens.

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Cultural immersion: Exploring culture, society and economics in Argentina

Interested in participating in a cultural immersion program but aren't sure what to expect? Here is a great example of a program, a three-week summer program with Dr. Rose-Marie Avin and Dr. Karen O’Day to the Mendoza region of Argentina. Located at the foothills of the Andes mountains, it features tours of the city, museum visits and much more, with classes at Universidad de Congreso aimed at introducing contemporary Argentina and the social, political and economic issues facing the country.

Explore Argentina

Cultural Immersion: Experiencing China

Traveling to China is one of many cultural immersion experiences the Economics department has to offer. For three weeks, Professor DaCosta and Professor Thalacker guided eleven students to Southern China to learn about their culture, values, and business economy. The students were able to experience four different cities, including Hong Kong and Zhuhai, while taking classes and touring businesses to gain a deeper understanding of China's culture.

Experiencing China

Immerse yourself

Become a citizen of the world. Learn about Middle Eastern culture, cuisine and religion at the international market in Minneapolis; study stream ecology in the Andes Mountains, talk to eye-witnesses to history on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

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