Where entrepreneurship meets culture

Travel abroad to help a business grow or stay local and assist an Iowa company to scale globally. We believe it is important to have an understanding of the field of entrepreneurship, not only in Iowa, but across the world.

Business consulting opportunities 

Through the Institute for International Business (IIB) and our Iowa JPEC's Business Consulting course, students have the opportunity to take on real projects for local Iowa companies who are looking to grow and scale globally. Students will team up with 3-5 of their student peers and work under the guidance of a faculty advisor with extensive business experience throughout the course. The curriculum is designed for maximum performance for the client, and throughout the semester, teams provide clients with weekly progress reports and appraisals and will then complete a full report of the objectives, findings and recommendations - all well earning course credit. 

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Travel abroad - while earning course credits

International Entrepreneurship and Culture (ENTR: 4100) suite of program offerings is sponsored by the Tippie College of Business and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center together with Study Abroad.

Need assistance in financing your international experience? The following scholarships help entrepreneurial students to make the most of their educational experience - by traveling abroad.

Derek and Stephanie Rose Enterprise Leadership Fund
In support of students engaging in international experiences, the Derek and Stephanie Rose Enterprise Leadership Fund is being awarded to students pursuing an Enterprise Leadership degree and are planning to travel abroad on an Iowa JPEC sponsored trip. Enterprise Leadership students will be awarded scholarship to be put towards their designated trip thanks to the generous donation of Derek and Stephanie Rose. Students who have been accepted into the International Entrepreneurship and Culture trips will have the option to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Please contact dimy-doresca@uiowa.edu to find out more about this opportunity.

Institute for International Business Scholarships
The Institute for International Business is able to offer $500 in scholarships to students who have been accepted to one of the International Entrepreneurship and Culture trips listed below. Please contact dimy-doresca@uiowa.edu to find out more about this opportunity.

Travel to Belize

Planned for Spring Break 2019
Spend nine days during a spring break intersession course in Belize. Students will develop an understanding of entrepreneurship in an international context through class discussions, working with on-site partners, and experiential learning field trips. Students will also have time to explore historic and cultural attractions and experience the culturally rich and diverse atmosphere that Belize has to offer. The course is recommended for both seasoned travelers and those who have not previously traveled abroad. It also provides an opportunity for students with demanding academic schedules who may not be able to study abroad during a year-long or semester-length program to gain a valuable international perspective. Students must fill out an application before November 9th, 2018.


  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Students must have consent of the program director
  • Prerequisite course (must be taken prior to spring semester): ENTR:2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Travel to Portugal

Planned for July 14 - August 2, 2019
Join the world’s largest extreme entrepreneurship program. Turn an idea into a tech startup in 15 days. Work with students and mentors from around the globe. Earn three hours of course credit while you learn and develop your global entrepreneurial skills. This is held in beautiful southern Portugal for three weeks. For more information please contact Kimm Harris at kimm-harris@uiowa.edu or 319-573-5712.

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