Dublin, Ireland

Copenhagen, Denmark

Berlin, Germany

Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Europe

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Rolling Admissions

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  • Dates: Jul 3 – 23, 2022 (3 weeks)
$7,750

Overview

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Embark on a 3-week business adventure across Europe!

If you ever dreamed of running your own business, this program is where you want to start! With an entrepreneurship education expert as your mentor and guide, join a small group of future business leaders like you on a journey across Europe’s startup hot spots.

Hop from Dublin to Copenhagen and Berlin to discover three different markets and business cultures. Meet with real-world entrepreneurs and gain insights from their personal stories. See what it takes to bring an innovative concept to market and develop your own new business idea.  Work in teams to develop a go-to-market strategy and pitch it to a panel of professionals at the end of your stay!

Between brainstorming sessions, interactive workshops and networking events, enjoy the local sights and flavors: explore Dublin’s castle, navigate Copenhagen’s canals or see the Berlin wall! Daily excursions and activities break up the schedule and provide a deep immersion in the local culture. These outings are also a great opportunity to bond with your group and learn more about local customs and behaviors!

After 3 weeks, your newfound confidence may surprise you! You’ll have a better grasp on the process of developing and marketing an idea from start to finish. You’ll have gained experience collaborating as a team in a fast-paced environment and presenting to real professionals. You’ll have made business connections with startup founders as well as your group of future entrepreneurs!

Please note: There is no scholarship funding available for this multi-destination program. If you are passionate about this topic but require a scholarship to travel, check out our Global Entrepreneurship programs in Berlin, Germany or Dublin, Ireland.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

The Take-Aways

  • Business Acumen

    Compare and contrast the business culture in three leading European capitals. Gain real-world experience developing and pitching a new product idea.

  • COLLABORATION AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

    Collaborate on a team to bring new ideas to life, to compare experiences, and to forage new relationships.

  • CREDENTIALS FOR YOUR FUTURE

    Carry your pitch home for teachers, students and community members. Show your memories to friends and use for college applications and beyond.

Location & Culture

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This program takes you to three leading startup capitals of Europe!
 
Start your journey in Dublin. With over 50% of its population under the age of 25, the Irish capital is one of Europe’s most youthful cities and you’ll feel that energy from the lively street life to the local startup scene. Visits to a local branding agency or family-owned businesses alternate with tours of local landmarks like Dublin’s castle, its underground river and gardens! And our local team won’t let you leave Ireland before trying a game of Gaelic football or Hurling!
 
From Dublin, fly to Copenhagen. From the city’s pristine waterways to its modernist lamps, to the many castles and bell towers, Copenhagen is a feast for the eyes! Visit Nyhavn, Copenhagen’s waterfront, canal, and entertainment district that features iconic brightly colored townhouses that line the harbor. Then explore an ancient Viking village!
 
Berlin is your last stop and arguably one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. After 70 years of dramatic change, the capital of Germany is now a fast-developing and vibrant metropolis with many different cultures and sub-cultures living side by side. About one-third of Berlin is park land or gardens, contrasting with its urban feel and reputation. The Brandenburg Gate serves as a historical landmark, famous for its association with the Berlin Wall which separated the city in East and West and in the peaceful revolution fell in 1989. Recently refurbished, it is a national symbol of peace and unity.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in DublinCopenhagen, or Berlin.

 

Ireland (Day 1 - 7)

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Dublin, meet your group for orientation.
  • Day 2: Visit the start up incubator of a technical university and form your team.
  • Day 3: Enjoy a guest lecture on creative ideation and ballad walking tour of Dublin.
  • Day 4: Meet founders of a thriving graphic design studio and branding agency, Select your business idea, then hike to a 6th century monastery in spectacular Glendalough!
  • Day 5: Build "personas" for your project through a workshop with your lead instructor, then meet the owners of this much-loved donut establishment in Dublin. Visit their business and enjoy a tasting!
  • Day 6: Tour and talk at a Dublin-based start-up. Wrap up the first part of your project. Take part in traditional Irish games of Gaelic Football and Hurling
  • Day 7: Tour Dublin's castle and underground river. Enjoy a farewell dinner.

Denmark (Day 8 - 13)

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  • Day 8: Fly to Copenhagen and orientation. Discover Copenhagen's historical landmarks on a bike tour (weather permitting).
  • Day 9: Visit the DISIE (Danish Institute for Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and learn how they support startups and entrepreneurs in sustainable business development. Develop your go-to market strategy with your team.
  • Day 10: Visit Copenhill, an artificial ski slope on the roof of an ultra-modern energy plant, used also for hiking & climbing!
  • Day 11: Review your business revenue model in teams, relax the rest of the afternoon at the historic Tivoli amusement park.
  • Day 12: Visit Youth Island.
  • Day 13: Tour a Danish start-up and reflect on how the business landscape compares to the U.S. Enjoy a farewell diner.

Germany (Day 14-21)

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  • Day 14: Fly to Berlin, tour the city by bus. Sample cakes lakeside in Café am Neuen See, in the city's main park.
  • Day 15: Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial and the reconstructed Berlin City Palace/Humboldt Forum. Explore six high-rope courses at Mount Mitte
  • Day 16: Work on your marketing plan in teams, attend a guest lecture then tour Babble's headquarters (a language learning app and one of Berlin's leading start-up). Enjoy a food your.
  • Day 17: Practice pitching your unique value proposition and review your presentation deck. Enjoy a fireside chat with the local founder of "Factory Berlin" - a network of creators from the tech, creative and corporate industries.
  • Day 18: Visit the East Side Gallery, covering 1.3 kilometers of the former Berlin Wall. Attend a pitch event at one of Berlin's most successful accelerators.
  • Day 19: Finalize your pitch deck and practice. Catered pitch event, networking with founders and Entrepreneurship experts from Berlin
  • Day 20: Wrap up with your group. Enjoy a farewell dinner and take in the panoramic views from the heights of Berlin's most visible landmark, the TV Tower
  • Day 21: Fly back to the U.S.

Daily Life

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Daily Life


Every day brings new discoveries and fun, but you can always count on a perfect balance between interactive instruction, excursions and free time! Here's what to expect on a typical day:

  • 7:00 am: Get up and have breakfast at your dorm/hotel
  • 8:00 am: Walk or take public transportation to CIEE for morning instruction
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Interactive class with a local teacher. Format may change to workshops or guest lectures, depending on the day.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00pm: Find a fun spot to grab lunch with your friends (your program tuition includes a stipend for lunches).
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Gather back at CIEE to go on today's cultural activity or excursion.
  • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Each activity or excursion is designed to echo what you learned in class that morning.
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00pm: Free time! Hang out with your friends and shop. Commute back to your hotel/dorm.
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Wrap up any homework. Usually just readings or personal research for your project.
  • 10:00 pm: Lights out!

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts.

  • HOUSING

    Dorms and Hotels

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader in-country and from CIEE staff online

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Activities

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Sample Activities

  • Take a walking tour of Dublin, led by local musician Seán Fitzgerald
  • Visit Dublin’s castle, the best-preserved castle in Ireland, and discover its underground river and hidden gardens
  • Bike historic Copenhagen, explore vibrant areas of the city – spot and photograph things that stand out to you as new and different to back home!
  • Catch a view of Copenhagen from Copenhill, an artificial ski slope and a model of sustainable development! Built on the roof of an energy plant, this area also holds an urban farm community and some of the best restaurants in the world!
  • In Berlin, photograph the stunning murals and impactful graphic communication at the largest open-air gallery in the world, covering 1.3 kilometers of the former Berlin Wall
  • Dine and take in the panoramic views from the heights of Berlin's most visible landmark, the TV Tower

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Eligibility

  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • There is no scholarship funding available for this program

Application Fee

$25

Tuition include iNext Travel Insurance and all transportation between locations once on program. It does not cover the cost of flights to and from the program. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

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Costs

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2022 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 3, 2022 Jul 23, 2022

$7,750

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