Program Highlights

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Santiago, Chile through this two-week program in May 2025. Students will complete MGMT:3450 International Business Environment and Tippie RISE during this program. The course will be taught by Tippie faculty, Erin Johnson.

In additional to lectures with Erin Johnson and engaging with the course material, students will visit local businesses, hear from guest lecturers, explore Chilean culture, and have an opportunity to meet local university students.

Program Application

Application opens December 2024

Program Dates

May 19-June 1, 2025

MGMT:3450 - International Business Environment

Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago

Change is becoming a permanent fixture in the international business environment—the number of employees embarking on international assignments is increasing, technological advances are speeding the flow of information and innovation throughout the world, and there is a growing awareness that the boundaries of the business world extend beyond national borders. The increasing complexity and dynamism of the international environment requires that we take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international management.  In this course we will use theories and concepts from organizational behavior, human resource management, sociology, communication studies and psychology to increase our understanding of both our own and other cultures.

Program fees

Program fee 2025:

What's included in the program fee:

  • 3 semester hours of tuition
  • Guest lectures
  • Company visits 
  • Day trip to Valparaiso (lunch included) 
  • Chilean Cooking class
  • Museum visit 
  • Free time to explore the city 
  • 13 nights of shared accommodation including Wi-Fi
  • Daily breakfast 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner 
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport in Santiago
  • Ground transportation to all course events
  • Transportation card 
  • 24/7 staff support from Tippie staff member and our program partner, USAC
  • UI study abroad administrative fees
  • Mandatory Iowa Regents CISI insurance

What's not included in the program fee:

  • Round-trip airfare: ~$800-1,100
  • Meals not listed in the program fee: ~$300
  • Personal expenses: Varies 
  • Application fee charged to U-Bill at time of application: $50
  • Passport (if needed): $165

Purchasing airline tickets

Students are advised NOT to purchase tickets until the program's status is confirmed. Students will be informed about whether there is sufficient interest to offer the program in late February. Directions about purchasing tickets will be shared at that time.


A monument and flags in Santiago, Chile

To have the best possible experience, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • GPA: 2.75 UI and cumulative
  • Minimum 60 s.h. completed prior to program 
  • Not on probation for any reason 
  • A valid passport 

If you have questions regarding eligibility requirements, contact the program director prior to submitting an application.

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