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Global Access Partnership

The Land of Fire and Ice: Reykjavik, Iceland

June 4–10, 2018   

Program Overview:

The Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership (GAP) is an educational travel program designed to provide a platform for University community partners to experience the nuances of global markets and cultures firsthand so that they can confidently navigate the global business landscape. The program’s goal is to enable our stakeholders to explore key emerging markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East to enhance trade connections, learning and cultural appreciation. With a strategic mix of travel, classroom instruction and real-world experiences, the Global Access Partnership is infusing international competence into the Tampa Bay business community, providing access to expand local business abroad.

Key Program Benefits:

  • Travel: Travel with like-minded professionals to important developed and emerging markets to gain an understanding of cross-cultural trade and business practices.
  • Connections: Create a network of trade connections locally, and abroad, by meeting with high ranking government and corporate leaders.
  • Cultural insights: Experience foreign cultures firsthand by participating in intensive seven- to 10-day sessions in vital business hubs around the world.
  • Experience: Gain valuable international experience and become more culturally aware by exploring cultures and businesses in the fastest growing regions of the world.
  • Education: Advance your knowledge of developed and emerging markets as you participate in a customized program that features unique learning opportunities with our university partners abroad.
2018 Tentative Program Activities:
Includes air travel, six nights of 4-5 star hotel accommodations, local transportation and most meals, welcome and farewell dinners, guided tour of Reykjavik and sightseeing.
  • Visit to incubators of the Icelandic marine industry and additional business visits
  • Whale watching experience
  • Visit to Iceland’s leading sustainable energy company
  • Tour of the Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, hot springs of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park
  • Visit to a leading company in geoscientific research and development
  • Visit to the warm mineral-rich Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
  • Reykjavik and/or Icelandic University visit.
China Gap Group

The 2017 GAP delegation visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau.

Cuba GAP Group

The 2016 GAP delegation visited Havana, Cuba.

Contact Us:

Learn more about how the Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership can connect your business abroad.

Global Access Partnership
401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Box O
Tampa, FL 33606-1490