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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:




Gain communication skills on a global scale this Spring Break! Join us in Prague, Czech Republic, and Vienna, Austria, to gain a global understanding on the role of business communication across cultures. Compare and contrast how companies in these regions communicate key policies to their employees and the public, all while experiencing the grandeur of each country’s unique culture and history. A 1.5-credit Spring Semester course focused on cross cultural-communications will accompany you on this journey.


Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic and visit some of the city’s most significant locations, including the Jewish Quarter, Old Town, the Astronomical Clock, Vysehrad, Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, and Prague Castle. A comfortable four-hour train ride will then have you traveling west to Vienna, Austria.  Possible highlights of the city include Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens, the historic city center, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, Mozarthaus, and MuseumsQuartier.


You will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Resident Directors

Marc Ankerman
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams



Courses and Credit

BUSMHR 7010 - Advanced topics in Multinational Business (1.5 credits)
2019 Spring Semester
Dr. Marc Ankerman

The primary function of this course is to provide students who are planning to pursue a career in this area with a strong background of cross cultural communication strategies and techniques within the global context.  This course has been developed to provide a good balance of theory and practical application.  Opportunities to present are a large portion of this experience.
This course will provide all students with an interest in International Business the necessary strategic tools and international skills for other course(s) that follow in the curriculum.
This course will provide all students with international exposure to European culture and various communication styles which mirror and reflect the methods to which they are normally accustomed.  Students will be given the opportunity to compare European practices with US practices within the context of the larger global community. 
Students will:  understand the unique culture, geography, history, and politics of the country; travel to the country; study the differences between business in the U.S. and business in Europe and learn how cross-cultural communications has advantages and disadvantages in the global business economy. 



Application Requirement

You must:
  • Be enrolled as an graduate student in the Fisher College of Business at OSU
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Not have student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action"
  • Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business
In order to be eligible for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

You must include an updated resume with your application.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 

No student record actions of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action"

Open to students enrolled in a graduate program through The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business (FT MBA, WP MBA, Specialized Degree)

*If there are more applications than spots available, there will be a short interview process with Prof. Ankerman. Details will follow after the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying:
  • The regular Ohio State University tuition
  • Program Fee: $2,329 (does not include international airfare)
  • $150 application fee
This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, and four group meals. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (passport / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.

If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a student withdraws or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions

  • Thursday, September 13, 12-12:45pm in Gerlach 0265
  • Wednesday, October 3, 12-12:45pm in Gerlach 0275
  • Wednesday, October 3, 5:15-6pm in Gerlach 0275


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/01/2018
11/13/2018 03/08/2019 03/16/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the US. Application deadline extended to 11/1.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.