Undergraduate International Consulting Residencies
Housed in the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning, international consulting residency courses at Drexel LeBow offer students a unique combination of real-world consulting and international travel. These opportunities allow students to act as consultants to a real international company while experiencing and learning about business practices and cultural norms abroad.
Throughout the course, MGMT 370, students work in teams to tackle challenges and deliver strategies for issues significant to the company. Ten weeks of the course take place on campus, with student-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the final week of the course, students travel abroad on an international residency to present their final recommendations to the client in person. During the one-week residency, students also participate in company visits and cultural experiences.
Upcoming International Residencies
Lusaka, Zambia – Summer 2017
This summer, students will act as consultants for World Vision on a social impact project! Students will conduct market research, research hybrid business models, and recommend strategies for ensuring sustainable growth of this organization. Applications for this course are now closed.
Amsterdam and Brussels - Fall 2017
This December, travel to Amsterdam and Brussels and act as a consultant for for BlueCielo ECM Solutions, a multinational software company that provides data management support for a variety of industries. All undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Applications for this course are now closed.
Previous International Residencies
Vienna, Austria/Prague, Czech Republic – Fall 2016
Students consulted for the creator of an app used to track bills and expenses to:
- Introduce tactics for expanding the company’s U.S. presence
- Provide recommendations for developing monetization strategies
- Identify opportunities for creating strategic partnerships
Saluzzo, Italy – Fall 2015
Students consulted for an olive oil producer to:
- Identify the U.S. geographic market and distribution strategies (type of stores, supply chain and importing research)
- Develop marketing and digital solutions, including a new website and presence on social media platforms
- Introduce neck tags and a new label for the product
- Develop short-term and long-term suggestions for a media campaign
Tours, France – Fall 2014
Students consulted for a winery to:
- Assist in introducing product distribution strategies
- Develop marketing and digital solutions, including a new website, product label, and print collateral
- Recommend methods for increasing tourism to the vintner’s chateau
- Present future projections for the company (5-10 years)