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BSBA Entrepreneurship & Startups in Europe; Multi-Country Summer Program in Mardid and Sarajevo
Madrid, Spain; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2018 02/15/2018
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** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Adviser:
Liz Shabani
Program Description:
Program Description:
BSBA Multi-Country Summer Program
Entrepreneurship & Startups in Europe
Madrid, Spain and Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzogovina
  This Olin summer program provides the opportunity to explore two unique European business environments: Spain, one of the southern European countries worst impacted by the 2008 recession and now well on the road to recovery; and Bosnia and Herzegovina, a transition economy, emerging market and applicant country to join the European Union (EU). The program will consider the entrepreneurial environment in each country and associated challenges and opportunities linked to membership in the EU.
Madrid and Sarajevo are fascinating cities, each representative of their countries’ recent history and in dynamic stages of transition. This program offers the opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs and work closely with a local startup on a consulting project.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School as early as the summer between your first and second years at WashU. Capacity may be limited.

Program Dates:
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Summer May 20 - June 16, 2019

Students enroll in a 3-unit course, Entrepreneurship & Startups in Europe, custom designed for Olin students and taught by local faculty in Madrid and Sarajevo. The course will introduce the macroeconomic and political factors impacting innovation in Spanish and Bosnian business environments, considering local, national, EU and wider regional contexts.
Groups of students will be paired with startup companies in Madrid for an intensive consulting project, before continuing on to study the same sector in the Bosnian context through independent research and meetings with local entrepreneurs.
While in Sarajevo, the program includes a three-day introductory seminar on history and culture in pre- and post-war Bosnia. All students will participate in this series of lectures, guided visits and an excursion to the city of Mostar.
  Madrid, Spain
Spain’s vibrant capital city, Madrid is a European hub of creativity and innovation, still today embodying the cultural revolution that erupted from the city the 1980s. It is a city known for its sun, diversity, and hospitality, and is home to some of Europe’s most important museums and monuments. The ACCENT Madrid Study Center is located on Paseo General Martínez Campos, in the heart of the traditional Castilian neighborhood of Chamberí.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Few cities are more intriguing than Sarajevo, a bridge between East and West, and patchwork of Ottoman, Yugoslav and Austro-Hungarian buildings that represent the region’s complex history. Devastated by war in the 1990s, today the city’s historic center has been beautifully restored, the University of Sarajevo is the country’s largest and oldest university, and a combination of highly skilled young professionals and ready investment from international organizations mean fertile ground for startups.  

Housing: Students stay in double rooms in shared furnished apartments around Madrid. Kitchen facilities include a stove-top, refrigerator, oven or microwave, washing machine, cooking utensils and dishes. Everyone in the apartment shares kitchen facilities, as well as bathrooms. Apartments are within thirty minutes of the ACCENT Study Center on foot or by public transportation. In Sarajevo, students will stay in double rooms in a hotel in the city’s historic center, just steps away from the classroom space.

Student Life: A series of free or inexpensive activities are organized for students at the ACCENT Madrid Study Center, including cooking classes, gallery visits, and language exchanges. In both cities, students will visit a local university and participate in a roundtable discussion with students.

On-Site Support: Olin's academic and logistical partner in Madrid and Sarajevo is ACCENT. ACCENT staff not only coordinates the Entrepreneurship & Startups course, but also organizes housing logistics, activities, and are available to assist students in other areas where support is needed. The program begins at the Madrid Study Center and then continues to Sarajevo, where the group will be accompanied by an ACCENT coordinator and two local Bosnian faculty. ACCENT is an international education organization that works with over 70 American colleges and universities to provide high quality study abroad programs. 

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad on a summer program for academic credit, you will be charged a program fee that includes a variety of items, including tuition and administration fees, health insurance, and possibly housing and meals. WU program fee does not cover any study abroad program costs that are not explicitly listed which may include for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. Upon acceptance a deposit may be required for this program.

Program Fee Inclusions:
  • Academic credit for three WashU units
  • Local instruction, guest lectures, and work with local start-ups
  • Housing
  • Select in-country transportation including airport transport and local transit passes
  • One-way group flight from Madrid to Sarajevo
  • Welcome and farewell meals in each city; breakfast in Sarajevo
  • Cultural activities and walking tours
  • On-site support including orientations, walking tours, and staff
  • One-day trip to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Visas & Immigration: 
US passport holders do not need a visa if they are staying in Spain or Bosnia & Herzegovina for less than 90 days. A valid passport is required and immigration law is always changing; students must research the most current immigration requirements. If you are not a U.S. national, you may need a visa.  

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 
Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change. 


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