You can't see the world from a desk. The Katz Global Research Practicum (GRP) takes you abroad and immerses you in international business experiences. Typically held over Spring Break or in May, the three-credit course features a weeklong trip to foreign countries. The Katz GRP enlarges your understanding of global commerce — through site visits to multinational and local companies, meetings with top executives and government officials, and cultural visits. The Katz GRP also has a research component. You select a research question and conduct field research while overseas. The Katz GRP helps you to bolster your international résumé, make new friends, and earn three credits toward your degree.
Open to part-time and full-time students, the Katz GRP is an opportunity for students to interact with one another, with Europe, Asia, or South America as their backdrop. Students are encouraged to sign up for multiple GRP trips. Read a story about the experiences of students who did. Students are responsible for paying three credits of tuition and the trip package, which includes international and domestic airfare, ground transfer, hotel, some meals, and company and cultural visits. The GRP class meets up to three times before the trip and once afterwards. Attending the classes is mandatory. For more information, view the GRP informational presentation. For all questions, please contact Patricia Sabolsky, director of special international programs, at 412-383-8835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.