Company visits and cultural excursions are important components of the Global Business Leadership Institute
experience. Not only are they fun and educational, they also reinforce the social integration of students from diverse backgrounds.
Visits to headquarters of Austin-based companies like Dell Computers, Verts Kebaps and Whole Foods Market offer students an opportunity to compare real-world company operations to questions and challenges encountered in the simulation.
The program features several excursions throughout Austin and surrounding areas to foster social integration and enhance student understanding U.S. culture. UT students participate in the cultural activities as both ambassadors to their city, but also as tourists, learning to see Texas through the eyes of their international classmates.