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  • Locations: Zurich, Switzerland
  • 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: Lauren Steinberg
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Spring Break in Switzerland:
Thinking (A)Broad: Swiss Business Culture


Program Overview

This one-week program will explore the history, business environment and culture in Switzerland, and export-oriented economy centered in the EU.  Working with Zurich’s University of Applied Sciences’ School of Management and Law, students will participate in specialized lectures and interactive sessions with guest faculty, interact with local students, and apply on the ground learnings at various business-related site visits.  Topics will include the Swiss economy, international trade, luxury management and marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship, corporate responsibility, global sustainability, and strategy leadership. Students will develop a personal career plan based upon their major areas of study and interest and have daily reflective briefings.  Post-program, there will be a research-based project focused on a specific topic that will be shared with university community.


Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for BUSN 350 for 4 credits as a part of their spring term. Students must leave space for these 4 credits in their credit load, or will otherwise be billed for exceeding the 20 credit term maximum.

Instructor: This program will be led by Dana D'Angelo (, Clinical Professor in LeBow College of Business

Program CalendarSwitzerland

Arrival Date: March 23
Departure Date: March 29
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1

Arrival and Check-in                                                                         
Orientation with faculty
Welcome Toast

Day 2

Swiss History, Economy and Culture Lecture
Lunch on Campus
Site Visit 1 – Management Presentation and Discussion

Day 3

Zurich Tour
Group Lunch
Swiss Chocolate Company – management lecture and demonstration

Day 4

Personal Career Planning
Lunch on Own
US – Swiss Business Environment Comparison

Day 5

Luxury Management and Marketing Lecture
Lunch on Campus
Site Visit 2 – Management Presentation and Discussion

Day 6

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture
Lunch on Campus
Site Visit 3 – Management Presentation and Discussion
Farewell and Networking Reception

Day 7

Check-out and Departure

Program Fee - $1,650

Due 11/15/2022 - $500
Due 1/15/2023 - $1,150
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • Accommodation

  • All breakfasts and 3 lunches

  • Guided tours and entrance fees 

  • On call emergency and quarantine insurance

Not Included in Program Fee:

  • Airfare

  • Airport transit

  • Some lunches and dinners
  • ​Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Spending money
  • COVID test(s)
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.

More Information

  • US citizens do not need a visa to participate in this program, but students of other nationalities should confirm entry requirements.
  • A recommended flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 11/15/2022
11/29/2022 03/23/2023 03/29/2023

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This program is currently not accepting applications.