Skip to content

International Consulting Program

Finish My Application     Financial Aid Planning Worksheet

ICP bannerThe Global Education Office and the School of Business are pleased to offer an exciting summer international internship experience in four different locations. Four locations—Athens, Greece; Cordoba, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; and Guadalajara, Mexico—are open to undergraduate students. Tokyo, Japan is open to graduate students.
 
The program fee for ICP is $750. Students are also encouraged to apply for the Sharon and Baxter Phillips need based scholarship.

Review information about program fee inclusions on each site’s Budget Sheet, which is linked from their individual application page.

Program Coordinator
Romana Bucur
(804) 828-4920
bucurrn@vcu.edu

ICP Timeline  
Registration opens November 5, 2018
Application deadline January 31, 2019
Admissions notification February 8, 2019
Richmond portion May 20-June 10, 2019
Abroad portion (undergraduate) June 14-June 29, 2019
Abroad portion (graduate) July 5-July 20, 2019

Locations and Applications
Undergraduate

Graduate
 
Courses
Undergraduate
  • BUSN 400 (3 credits)
  • BUSN 401 (3 credits)
Graduate
  • FIRE 691 and 693 (MBA 6 credits, MS 3-6 credits; contact bucurrn@vcu.edu for more information)
 
Pre-Trip Course
From May 20th to June 10th, students will begin the International Consulting Program in Richmond by taking a three-week course. The academic content delivered during this pre-trip period will consist of business communication, language/culture/country specific training, and consulting training. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a consulting project for a local business with a group of their peers.
 
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools needed for their international consulting project in their host country.
 
International Consulting Project
Following the pre-trip course in Richmond, students will begin the international course and depart for their host country on the dates listed for each site. While abroad, they will work with VCU Business students as well as students from the host university on consulting projects for local or international companies. Previous companies students have worked with during their consulting assignments have included Pepsi, UNICEF, OPERA Solutions, high end hotels and restaurants, IT Solutions, start up incubators, local chamber of commerce and local sports teams.
 
During students’ time in the host country, they will also have the opportunity to explore the local community and experience the culture through weekend excursions, trips to local museums and other cultural institutions.
 
Post-Course Reflection Paper
Following the consulting project abroad students will be required to write a final reflection paper of their experience. While some students return to Richmond to write their reflections paper, many students opt to continue their travels and write their paper while abroad.
 
Undergraduate Eligibility
  • Current School of Business student.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Have completed the following courses by the beginning of the program: FIRE 311, Financial Management; SCMA 301, Business Statistics; MKTG 301, Introduction to Marketing.
Graduate Eligibility
  • Good academic standing.
 

Every effort is made to provide updated and accurate information at the time of publication. The sponsors reserve the right to make necessary changes to the programs and costs.  The university reserves the right to revise or alter all fees, regulations pertaining to student fees, and fee collection procedures at any time. 
Info This site uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Read cookie policy Accept?