Eighteen undergrad and graduate students will travel to Ukraine and Germany in May, getting a firsthand glimpse at aspects of international businesses beyond their classroom textbooks.

“They’ll be able to look at and compare countries within the European Union,” says Dr. Chris Moos, Interim Dean of the School of Business, who will lead the trip. Germany is a member state of the EU, while Ukraine has taken steps toward membership. “Our graduate students – who are working on their master of science in management degree – will be able to view their management styles, techniques and laws.”

Rebecca Ross, a junior international business major, says she’s already brushing up on her language skills in preparation.

“Right now I’m learning German and I’ll be taking Russian before we go on the trip,” she says. “I want to connect with other people and learn more about business there.”