Cultural intelligence matters.

Global trips led by Cornerstone University provide you with a first-hand opportunity to examine global business topics. As a trip member and traveler, you'll grow in your knowledge of international cultures, synthesize research about cultural competencies, practice cultural intelligence and explore cross-cultural global business connections.

Dublin and Amsterdam—Jan. 4-11, 2020

Visiting Dublin, Ireland, provides students with the opportunity to see firsthand an example of a strong economy within Europe with many connections to the U.S. The city of Amsterdam (Netherlands) offers a unique cultural experience in the heart of Europe with well-established business connections to other parts of Europe and beyond. Students will be able to experience how Irish and Dutch companies adapt and seek to thrive within the global economy.

Dr. Graham McKeague, dean of human services, will lead this PGS global trip. The cost of this seven-day trip is $2,600-3,000 which includes travel insurance.

Travel cost is based on double occupancy housing (upcharge of $100/night for single room) and round-trip flight from Grand Rapids, Mich. Plan on an additional $50 per day for meals, snacks and souvenirs.

Participation Deadlines

  • July 22, 2019 | Ireland Trip Reservation Form 2020 due
  • Aug. 19 2019 | First trip payment of $1500 due (non-refundable as it reserves non-refundable airfare)
  • Oct. 21, 2019 | Trip cost balance due 
  • Nov. 4, 2019 | You must have a valid passport to go on a global trip; this means that your passport must be valid for at least six months past the final date of the trip. If you have a passport from a country other than the United States, you may need to secure a visa for entry into Ireland and/or the Netherlands. 
  • Nov. 4, 2019 | Health and Medical Profile Form  due

Program Credit

The global trip opportunity is available to all PGS students at the undergraduate and graduate level. For graduate students, this trip is part of the BUS-511: Global Business Experience course. This course can be used as a substitute for BUS-516: Global Business Leadership, a required course for the Master of Business Administration degree with a global business concentration.

Additionally, this global trip opportunity can count as elective credit if you are in a bachelor's degree program. It can also be used as a substitute for BUS-318 Global Business Perspectives in the B.S. Organizational Management or B.S. Business Administration and Leadership degree program.

Students may also choose to audit the global trip, not earning credit toward the completion of their program. This includes a global-trip specific audit fee of $99.

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