Global Access Partnership

A travel experience providing access to connections, culture and education abroad  

2014 A Tale of Two Cultures: Switzerland and Czech Republic

Friday, May 23, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership 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 the access to expand local business abroad.

Key Program Benefits
  • Travel: Travel with like-minded professionals to important 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 significant emerging markets as you experience a customized program that features unique learning opportunities with our university partners abroad.
 2014 Tentative Program Activities
  • Visit the Frey chocolate factory
  • Visit one of the world's fully automated logistics centers
  • Participate on a presentation on sustainability at the MIGROS head office
  • Visit the SKODA auto factory
  • Visit FOXCONN, one of the largest Apple assembly plants in Europe
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Alps and visit Lucerne, one of the top 10 world mountain resorts in the world
  • Participate in four to six guided site visits to local areas of cultural interest
Expand your horizons. Learn more about how the Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership can connect your business abroad. Contact us today:

Sykes College of Business
Global Access Partnership
401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Box O
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
Direct: (813) 257-3782
Fax: (813) 258-7236