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Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron is an exciting eight-week immersion program uniquely blending the cultural, political, economic and business aspects of cultures around the globe.

Program Overview

The program focuses on the interaction of political and economic policy, the effects of globalization on human flourishing, and the economic well-being of countries in the study area. Students take part in numerous site visits and hear lectures from business leaders and diplomats. This program features on-campus and off-campus learning, and as part of the course work, student teams, with faculty guidance, develop research projects designed to be presented at the corporate or policy executive level.


The next Iron Sharpens Iron proposed destination for the summer of 2017 is the Baltic States.

Learn more about the previous years' study abroad programs in detail:

  • 2015 program to Latin America 
  • 2013 program to Africa
  • 2012 program to Asia 
  • 2011 program to Latin America 
  • 2010 program to Europe