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Information Technology and Administrative Management

Study Abroad with ITAM

Information Technology and Administrative Management ITAM in Central Europe The adventure of your life starts before graduation

The Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management leads a group of students on a life-changing experience through Central Europe! This faculty-led study abroad class is presented in English and offers students a chance to experience the information technology industry, retail management industry and administrative management areas of 4-5 Central European countries. This trip allows students to experience first hand the languages, cultures and business ideologies in post-Socialist Central Europe. For students majoring in our program, the 10 credits from this course can be used to fulfill the internship requirement!

The application deadline for our 2017 trip has passed. Check back to learn about future opportunities.

CWU ITAM Study Abroad in the central square of Trencin Slovakia

Trip highlights for 2017 include:

  • Tour of Volkswagen/Skoda factory
  • Presentation at Keminski Hotel
  • Presentation on Web Design in the tourism industry
  • Seminar on the European Union
  • Seminar on International Communication
  • Panel Discussion on Living Under Socialism

Students will also participate in cultural activities:

  • Tour the Cathedral in Prague
  • Visit the Salt Mines in Krakow
  • Tour Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Take an evening cruise on the Danube River in Budapest

CWU ITAM Study Abroad in Trencin Slovakia

Course objectives include:

  • To study firsthand Central European international retail management, information technology management, and administrative management within the context of operating European businesses.
  • To meet and learn from Central European managers within the context of their operational environment.
  • To observe and compare international retail management strategies, information technology management systems, and administrative management areas.

CWU ITAM Study Abroad at the United Nations

The Teachers:

Dr. Lori Braunstein is professor of Administrative Management in the Information Technology and Administrative Management Department at Central Washington University.   She has taken faculty-led groups to Europe and Central Europe 5 times through Central Washington University and City University of Seattle, and has accompanied over half a dozen CWU faculty and staff to Central Europe.

David Douglas lived in Germany in the mid-80’s during his time in the US Army.  He was just over 17 years old when he landed and stayed for a year and a half.  His time there left a permanent mark in his memory about European culture and he always wanted to go back. 

Now each summer he leads ITAM students through Central Europe, an amazing part of the world with a rich history.  From exploring hidden corners of cities, to hiking, to Segway tours in Prague and Krakow, David has stories. He may even tell you about leaving part of himself in Krakow, literally, a part of his face.

Laurie Stehle is the Director of BAS and Online Programs for the department of Information Technology and Administrative Management. She has helped guide two ITAM student groups through Central Europe – and not a soul has been lost yet! A lover of historical architecture and art, you will find her peeking inside every church and cathedral we pass on the tour. She and Dr. Braunstein can tell you where to find the best cappuccino in town!
 

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Email us to learn more: Lori.Braunstein@cwu.edu

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