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Exploration Seminars

Exploration Seminars are 3 to 4-week long programs during Early Fall Start (mid-August to mid-Sept). These programs differ from other programs as the focus is on engaging students in experience learning through daily company and cultural visits that relate to the seminar theme. There is very little traditional lecture time on these programs, with students instead visiting many different companies, organization and NGO’s to learn what it means to do business in another country. Many of the programs also visit multiple cities to give students a chance to experience as much of the country as possible.


Foster Exploration Seminars 2021

  • Business Australia with Izzy Weber and Nedda Soleymani
  • Business India with Abhinav Gupta and Aaron Robertson
  • Business Ireland with Leta Beard and Lindsey Friessnig

Applications will open in early January 2021 and are due by March 1, 2021

Exploration Seminars typically cost between $4,000 and $5,000, the program fee includes the 5 credits, administrative fees, housing, some meals and program related transportation. Airfare, most food and personal expenses are additional costs. On the Foster Exploration Seminars, students earn 5 business or non-business elective credits.

Foster Study Abroad Fee

Each Foster School Study Abroad Program will have a program fee which will include the Foster Study Abroad Fee of $350. This fee will be itemized on your payment contract and charged to your MyUW account at the same time as the program fee. The Foster Study Abroad fee is an Administrative Fee that funds all Foster Study Abroad activities, including organizing the programs, recruiting participants, assisting faculty, organizing pre-departure and post-return classes and events, and for providing study abroad advice for students.