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Summer 2022

Syracuse, Sicily

Program Details




Syracuse, Sicily

Program Dates:

May 13th  - June 11th , 2022


Prof. Ben Dunford & local faculty


Krannert School of Management


The program is open to Purdue undergraduate students with a 2.5 GPA.

Course Credits:

OBHR 330 Intro to Organizational Behavior & MGMT 390 Elective for 6 credits 


Estimated cost: $4700 (airfare and personal spending not included)


Krannert students may apply for Krannert specific scholarships in addition to the Purdue Moves Scholarship. For more information visit our Financial Planning and Scholarships page! 


Students will stay in shared student apartments or residence housing in Syracuse.

Language Requirements:


Scholarship Deadline:

February 1, 2022. Krannert Scholarship deadline (students will be notified by mid-February of Scholarship standing)

Deposit Deadline:

February 10, 2022. $500 non-refundable deposit 

Contact: for more information.


Course Description

Intro to Organizational Behavior - OBHR 330
A contemporary workplace axiom is that an employee is "hired for her or his technical skills, fired for poor people skills, and promoted for leadership and management skills" (Russell & Yao, 1997). To that end, this class is designed to help students improve the array of "soft" people skills that play such a crucial role in professional development. We will explore topics such as leadership, team dynamics, conflict management, performance management, negotiation and problem solving. All of this will be done in the context of Italian culture immersion to provide students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for leadership positions in multinational corporations. Our subject matter, physical location and small class size will facilitate the integration of Italian culture and soft skill development. For example we will visit historic sites in Italy which bring to life leadership lessons from the course. The intimate setting will facilitate interactive workshop style discussions, experiential exercises and self-assessments which cannot be done in large traditional undergraduate courses. In short, the class will be taught in the style of an executive coaching seminar, without work experience or prior Italian culture knowledge being pre-requisites.

MGMT 39000 (Elective/Cultural Competency)
This course will be taught by on site local faculty. Course title and content is TBD until further notice.

Krannert Faculty Bio

Ben Dunford
Associate Professor of Management