BA 3000: Global Career Skills in the U.K. and France

Undergraduate Global Enrichment in the United Kingdom and France

Program Dates:


Class Sessions: B-Term: M/W, 2:30-3:20 pm

Overseas Program: May 14- 28, 2020

Please note that this course is set to leave BEFORE Carlson's graduation ceremony. The dates of the program are non-negotiable; those who participate in the program will not be allowed to join the program late in order to attend graduation.

Double decker red bus and Big Ben in London
Tour Eiffel
Notre Dame
Double decker red bus and Big Ben in London
Tour Eiffel
Notre Dame

Program Details


    The focus of this course is to increase your awareness, knowledge and skills associated with the career and job search process both domestically and globally. The course includes career exploration and discovery, as well as the tactical pieces of a job search. You will be exposed to a variety of individuals, organizations, and cultures who will give you different perspectives on the process, such as recruiters from multi-national organizations and students who have completed an internship. You will also learn to use the Carlson School of Management Undergraduate Business Career Center (UBCC), On Campus Recruiting, and GoldPASS Powered by Handshake. This development will increase your ability to undertake a successful career and job search during college and beyond.


    Students stay in conveniently-located hotels and will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and closing dinner are provided.

    • 2 credits 
    • A-F grading

    This program is open to Carlson BSB students in good academic standing.  This program is open to students prior or concurrent to registration in ICORE.  The application process may be competitive and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.  Contact Program Manager Emily Sauey with questions about eligibility.  First year students are strongly encouraged to apply! 

    U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to travel to France and the United Kingdom. If you already have a passport, you need to check the expiration date and confirm that it is more than seven months after the program ends. If you do not have a passport, or your passport needs to be renewed, you will need to apply for one immediately upon confirmation.

    A visa is a document that proves that travel into a particular country has been approved by their governing body. U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits up to 90 days for tourism in France, and the United Kingdom. Non-U.S. passport holders should check with the French and the British consulates regarding visa requirements and fees. A consulate is a foreign government's official place of residence and representation in a foreign country. While consulates provide passports, birth registration, and many other services, they also have consular sections which issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study, and work in their country. If you carry a passport other than a U.S. passport and are required to carry a visa into France, and/or the United Kingdom, you will be responsible for securing your visa; you will work closely with the Program Manager (Emily Sauey) to make sure you have any University-specific documentation that you need.

    To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. The application cycle starts on September 1, 2019 and the priority deadline is October 15, 2019. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status no later than TBA.

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

    Up to 30 University of Minnesota undergraduate students.

    Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:20 pm during B Term of Spring 2020. The pre-departure classes are a fundamental component of the curriculum. These pre-departure classes are partly discussion-based given the broad range of diverse and complex challenges faced in international business, and therefore the quality of the student experience is dependent upon all students attending and participating in the pre-departure classes.

    In order to be eligible to participate in the international portion of this class, students must maintain satisfactory academic performance as determined by the instructor. If your academic performance prevents you from participating in the international component of the course, you will not receive a refund of the program fee. Please bring any concerns about this directly to the Program Manager (Emily Sauey).

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Fees are based on estimates and may change due to international economic factors. This information applies to 2019-2020 programs.

* Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.

** Costs are estimated for U.S. passport holders only. Non-U.S. passport holders should check with the French and British consulates regarding the visa application process and costs.

All costs subject to change prior to departure.

2019-2020 Tuition for 2 academic credits (included in the 13+ credit tuition plateau)
Program Fee (including group international flight, lodging, program events, travel within Europe, breakfast daily, two group meals, and international health insurance*) $5,600
International airfare (included in Program Fee, above) $0
Hotel Accommodation (included in Program Fee, above) $0
Passport and Photos** $160
Textbooks $0
Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry, etc.) $400
Meals (lunch and dinners not included in Program Fee) $600
Total $6,665


Program Status
Program is Full
Emily Sauey
Lisa Novack
Academic term(s)
Short-Term May/June
Degree level
United Kingdom