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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 3.0
Housing Option: Hotel Academic Standing: Graduate Student
College: Graduate Areas of Study: Organization Development
Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program Programs by Department: Graduate & Executive Programs in Business
Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply Program Director: Tom Daniels
Program Description:
This program is only open to BGSU EMOD students.

In 2020 the locations will be Florence and Venice, Italy between March 27-April 4. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

ORGD 6065 Exploring International Organization Development

The international organization development study tour focuses on examining aspects of organization development, human resource management and change management in contexts and cultures outside the United States.  Students are exposed to new cultural environments and given the opportunity to interact with organization development/human resource management professionals to learn about the change process and how it is affected by cultural differences. Students are assigned readings on global perspectives on organizational theory and behavior, organization development practice, and models of international culture. The first-hand exposure to other countries provides students with the opportunity to compare OD/HRM/CM practices in different cultural contexts, to interact with OD practitioners, students, and community members from different cultures, and to participate in OD-related activities during the study tour.

Cultural visits to local museums in Florence, company visit to Mukki, walking tours of both Florence and Venice, other company and organization visits in both cities.

Hotel accommodations (arranged by BGSU)

Standard EMOD program costs and enrollment in full EMOD program is required. Students should anticipate paying for a few personal meals.

Mr. Tom Daniels

Dr. Deborah O'Neil 

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green State University
301 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403