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Summer Innsbruck Program

Six-Week Summer Session

The Summer Innsbruck Program is a top-quality, innovative and dynamic study abroad opportunity for business majors as well as non-business students.  International study offers the joy of learning about another culture, the stimulation of experiencing new environments, the experiential learning linking a foreign culture to your academic experience and the enhancement of career prospects. 

Students also have the opportunity to interact with international business leaders who guest lecture in their classes, and to visit multinational firms as well as World Heritage Sites located in the surrounding area.  In past years students have visited a BMW plant in Munich, a Novaritis pharmaceutical company's Austrian production site; Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, to hear Stetson University faculty in concert; and explored retail operations of companies like Swarovski Crystal Company.

As the business world becomes more and more global, all business students are encouraged to study abroad at least once.  The Summer Innsbruck Program is the perfect solution for business students who want to spend a semester abroad but are not able to while taking courses required for their degree.  What makes this a distinctive program is that it offers AACSB International-approved business courses taught abroad by full-time Stetson University faculty and distinguished visitors.  The Program also offers liberal arts courses for non-business majors.

Special Features

Classes are held at the University of Innsbruck in the walkable city of Innsbruck, Austria. Centrally located in the cool and beautiful Alps, Innsbruck is an ideal base to study and travel through Europe. Students benefit from the history, comfort, culture, outdoor activities and beauty of the region.


Courses for each session are designed to meet the needs of current students and offerings range from Business Finance, Business Statistics or Strategic Management to Education and Religion courses.


Courses are taught by full-time Stetson faculty members and distinguished visiting professors. Stetson faculty members who participate in the program include:

  • James Mallett, Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • John Carrick, Ph.D., University of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • John Tichenor, Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Mercedes Tichenor, Ed.D., Vanderbilt University