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On a GIE (Global Immersion Elective), MBA students have an opportunity to engage in short-term experiential learning for academic credit. GIEs are offered annually. Each GIE combines relevant and timely international business issues with discussions of how to do business in targeted countries or regions. On a Global Immersion Elective, students will interact with business leaders, engage in unique cultural experiences, interact with local communities, and develop their global competencies. The GIE is a unique way to experience culture and build community together as a class.

** 2024 programs are offered during March and May, 2024. Please visit the “2024 Programs” tab for more information. Visit the application page for information on how to apply.

“When I found out about the Global Immersion Elective (GIE) at Kenan-Flagler, I knew this was a perfect fit. What I did not yet realize was how impactful the GIE would be in helping shape me into a better leader in the classroom and beyond. The GIE program allowed me to pursue my passion for sustainable development and engage in conversation with leaders from across the globe. I am grateful for the learning experiences, thoughtful mentorship from faculty and staff, and collaborative learning environments fostered by the students I would soon call some of my closest friends.” – Matthew Srygler, MBA Class of 2020, Bolivia and Ecuador GIE 2019

View our GIE video here!