Depending on the pro­gram, courses with an inter­na­tional travel com­po­nent can last any­where from two weeks to an entire semester. At schools such as Saint Leo Uni­ver­sityNorth­eastern Uni­ver­sity, Web­ster Uni­ver­sity, Wash­ington State Uni­ver­sity and Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity, stu­dents spend months or weeks studying busi­ness trends in their spe­cific country prior to depar­ture. During their visit, stu­dents typ­i­cally meet with local busi­ness leaders, tour local com­pa­nies and speak with local aca­d­e­mics and gov­ern­ment officials.


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