|Past programs have included trips to:Shanghai, China(Spring 2004) visit highlights: Ingersoll-Rand, Lucky Angel Trading, Etonenet, Hansa Luftbild, Hang Lung Properties (Shanghai)/Plaza 66, ABC ConsultingBeijing, China(December 2004-06) visit highlights: Disney-China, Motorola, Warner Music, Wal-Mart, Lenovo, Hyundai, members of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic planning committeeSeoul, Korea(Spring 2005) visit highlights: Hyundai Motors, Korean Air, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, SK Telecom and KT Corporation,and former President of Korea and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kim Dae-Jung and First Lady KimTokyo, Japan (Spring 2006) visit highlights: Electronic Arts, Japan Times, American Chamber of Commerce, Bobby Valnetine of the Chiba Lotte Mariners baseball team, and former Japanese Prime Minister, Abe Shinzo
Taipei, Taiwan (Spring 2007) visit highlights: Citigroup, The Capital Group, TSMC (the world’s largest semi-conductor producer), eDynamics, MediaTek, the OEC group..
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Winter 2007-08) visit highlights: HSBC, Kova Paint, Mai Linh Corp., Indochina Capital, TanThanh furniture, the Dong Quang group, and Sea Links development.
Bangkok, Thailand (Spring 2008-09) visit highlights: CP Group, Kantana Entertainment, Fairtex Muay Thai Boxing Camp, Elle Magazine, Tesco, Proctor & Gamble, SCT Co., Samchai Steel, Mama, SPA Hakuhodo Advertising
Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE (Spring 2009) visit highlights: Tatweer (Dubailand, Tiger Woods Dubai) Nakheel (Palm Island, World Islands), ALDAR (Yas Island, Al Raha Beach), and TDIC (Saadiyat Isalnds, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi) McKinsey, Nomura, Jones Lang Lasalle, Emirates Air.
Budapest, Hungary (Spring 2010) visit highlights: Graphisoft, MOL, PannEnergy, OTP Bank, Korda Studios, SMR Automotive, Cushman & Wakefield,Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey Consulting and Thomas Horvath Partners.
Lima, Peru (Winter 2010) visit highlights: PetroPeru, LG, Peru LNG, TASA, Textil del Valle, as well as a 3-day tour of Machu Picchu and Cuzco.
Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden (Spring 2010) visit highlights: Novozymes, Maersk, Telenor, Carlsberg, Bonnier, Fluxome, Diamyd, and “green” housing pioneers Byggvesta.
Rome and Milan, Italy (May 2011) visit highlights: Proctor and Gamble, Kraft, and Unilever, as well as Accenture, Birra Peroni, Allianz, Alitalia and NeoMobile.
Havana, Cuba (December 2011) visit highlights: Havana Club Rum, Melia Hotels, H Upmann Cigar Factory, U.S. Interests Section.
Istanbul, Turkey (March 2012) visit highlights: Turk telecom, Mavi Jeans, Phillips, Ulker (owner of Godiva Chocolate).
Gabarone, Botswana (March 2012) visit highlights: DTC Diamonds (De Beers), Hewlitt Packard, Laurelton Diamonds (Tiffany’s), ABN Amro, Safari Tour
Panama City, Panama (January 2013) visit highlights: Copa AIrlines, Grupo Rey, NorthBay International (Nike), Panama Canal tour.
Kuala Lumpur/Singapore (March 2013) visit highlights: Petronas, Microsoft, Maxis, Air Asia, Lippo Group
Paris, France (May 2013) visit highlights: LVMH Group, Google, CapGemini, Deloitte, International Monetary Fund, World Bank
Tel Aviv, Israel (March 2014) Visit highlights: Waze, TEVA Pharma, AmDocs, Benchmark Capital, and Sadara Ventures.
|Additional Information and Requirements
The programs are approximately 10-days (including travel time) and consist of a series of visits with government, educational and business leaders. The visitation schedule is often intense, with 3-4 company visits each day (ExCEL Sample Visit Schedule). Students will also be expected to complete research assignments, do company presentations, be prepared for all visits, as well as compete in a case-competition with a local institution.These programs are open only to USC undergraduates who have at least 36 college level units (USC coursework as well as transfer/AP, IB or A-level credit) at the time of their application.Past Student Reviews:Spring 2010 Budapest
Spring 2010 Budapest
Spring 2009 Dubai
Spring 2009 Dubai
Spring 2008 Bangkok
Spring 2008 Bangkok Program 2015 (click the location for details):
Manila, Philippines (March 14-22, 2015)
Berlin, Germany (May 16-25, 2015)
If you have questions, please stop by BRI-105, or e-mail Sean O’Connell at: sean.o’firstname.lastname@example.org.