International Study Tour 2018: United States of America, 2 - 12 April

Next year we will explore the USA.

More information will be online soon. 

Für die Studienreise können Studierende bis zu 4 ECTS Leistungspunkte erwerben. Dafür muss eine Präsentation, ein Assignment/Hausarbeit und gegebenenfalls Weiteres erstellt werden. Für alle Reisende verpflichtend ist die Teilnahme am Vorbereitungsseminar zur Studienreise inklusive dem Heilbronner Gespräch zur Unternehmensführung: Deutschland – Israel: Eine starke Verbindung heißt die diesjährige Kooperationsveranstaltung mit der IHK Heilbronn-Franken und dem Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn.

Mit Vorträgen und Podiusmdiskussion stimmt die Veranstaltung auf die Studienreise ein. Das Heilbronner Gespräch zu Israel  fand am Donnerstag, 21. Februar in der Industrie- und Handelskammer Heilbronn-Franken statt.

GGS International Study Tours – New Horizons

The annual GGS International Study Tour is a highlight for students and alumni. Real-life, interdisciplinary interaction with the people in the countries we visit is the primary focus of each tour.

Destination countries are chosen based on current developments and trends in politics and business. Our focus in past years was on the BRICS nations with tours to Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Russia.

Participants get to know country and culture as they take a behind-the-scenes look at local companies and institutions. Meeting with prominent representatives from business, politics, and society, participants can debate relevant questions and strategies. The students themselves take on a “Live Case” through which they examine a legal or business problem and work on-site with local partners to develop solutions, keeping the local circumstances in mind. Important guest speakers provide further insight into the political and cultural environment. Tour participants gain a comprehensive impression of the country, which is further developed during excursions and sightseeing.

Students are eligible up to 4 ECTS credits for their respective GGS programs. In order to obtain these ETCS credits, a presentation, an assignment and more if necessary must be done. It is mandatory toward all students joining the International Study Tour to attend the preparatory Seminar.


The GGS International Study tours receive support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Federal Ministry of Education and Research