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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Spring Break in the Netherlands:
Thinking (A)broad: Global Project &Team Leadership


Program Overview

This program is a 4-credit business elective offered in spring term 2022 that begins with a 6 night ICA (intensive course abroad) portion to The Netherlands and is followed by 3 monthly (tentatively weeks 3-6-9) on campus class meetings.  Priority enrollment will be given to business students enrolled in BUSN101 GC sections current and past. 
The course will include a focus on team roles and dynamics, viewed from a global and cross-cultural perspective, as well as project management. It will include a hands-on experiential consulting-based project collaboratively with local social enterprise based start-ups facilitated through AUAS and supported by their faculty.  Some time is designated for cultural events that also relate to the theme of team dynamics. 

This is a great opportunity to gain international experience and develop resume talking points.  Students are simply going to learn a lot, and have fun and create memories too!

By participating in this program, you will:

  • Utilize team roles/dynamics and leadership styles based on professional development tools, theoretical application and participation in various hands on activities and observe how to adjust them on various cultural backgrounds
  • Apply project management skills and consulting fundamentals to organize, analyze and solve unstructured business problems for local social enterprise entities, contributing to their strategic objectives through researched recommendations
  • Experience the cultural and historical base of the country and its relevance to their studies
  • Reflect upon learnings and set personal goals for continued cross cultural experiences


Credit/Registration: This combined on-campus/abroad course is BUSN T380 Global Project and Team Leadership for 4 credits and serves as a business elective for Spring Term 2022. Students will be enrolled in the course upon acceptance of their application.

Spring On-Campus Class Schedule: Three Wednesday evenings from 4 - 6 pm. Tentatively weeks 3-6-9.

Pre-requisite: current and prior students who are in the Global Learning Community (GLC) and/or LeBow Honors are eligible to apply, as well other undergraduates with the faculty facilitators approval, including those on co-op.

Faculty: Jodi Cataline (LeBow), Dana D’Angelo (LeBow), and Emilee Simmons (Strathclyde, UK)

Program Calendar

Arrival Date: March 18
Departure Date: March 24
Students should plan to depart on March 17 to arrive on March 18.

Day     Activity                                                                                       

1          Check-In/Arrival and Introduction/OrientationICA Netherlands AUAS campus                                                        
            Walking Tour and Canal Cruise Reception
2          Arrival at AUAS – Scavenger Hunt
            Dutch Culture and History
            Project Introductions with Client Guest Lecture                          
            Welcome Group Dinner                                                                                          
3          Project Management and Design Thinking Workshops
            Team Project Site Visits
4          Team Project Research and Development
            Group Brunch
            Cultural Exploration Assignments (Wish List Excursions)
5          Team Project Preparations
            Social Enterprise Leader Panel
            Museum Tour
6          Team Project Presentations
            Client Guest Lecture 2 – Professional Team Roles
            AUAS Student Mixer and Farewell Dinner
7          Check-out and Departure

Program Fee - $1,265*


Due Nov. 15th - $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due Jan 15th - $765 Final Payment
*GLC applicants are subsidized in part by alumni and other grants.
All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • Accommodations with WiFi (2 - 4 students per room)
  • All breakfasts, 2 group lunches, 2 group dinners
  • On site transportation
  • Some cultural activities
  • On Call Emergency Assistance insurance

Not Included in Program Fee:

  • Round trip airfare and airport transfers
  • Passport
  • Some lunches and dinners
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Spending money
ICA Financial Aid: Students may request an Adjusted Cost of Attendance by submitting the ICA program fee and estimated out of pocket expenses listed above to Drexel Central (via askdrexel). Doing so could make students’ eligible for additional financial aid.  Students may also be eligible to apply for Drexel's ICA Scholarships.

This program fee is already discounted, thanks to a generous departmental subsidy from LeBow College of Business.

More Information

  • Suggested flight itinerary will be provided by faculty leader. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare.
  • US Citizens are not required to obtain a visa. Other nationalities must confirm visa requirements on The Netherlands Embassy website.
  • Contact Dana D’Angelo at with any questions
Grading Scale: A+ >97, A 94-97, A- 90-93, B+ 87-89, B 84-86, B- 80-83, C+ 77-79, C 74-76, C- 70-73, D+ 66-69, D 60-65, F <60

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.