International Field Seminar Guidelines

"The Dubai IFS, September 2008, was a phenomenal International field seminar for my MIBA group. I was extremely pleased with the excellent daily events, the service, the field trips and the organisations we visited. We gathered insights into trade, government, politics, marketing and business management, the economic outlook and strategic management. At the same time as acquiring extensive knowledge, we increased our understanding and learning about the culture, and meeting and greeting Emirati citizens was a unique experience.

Dubai has magnificent opportunities for International business managers and talents are much needed in this country and this region of the world. Dubai will certainly be on many of our radars as we complete our Master's degree in international business administration."

Nadine Johnson, Jamaica
International Sales Operations Manager - English Carribean
Dubai, 2008

The IFS is currently being offered once a year

Following is a brief overview of the IFS and how to get involved in attending the IFS of your choice. Sign up as soon as possible, space is limited. You can sign up for a specific field trip via the sign up link on this website.

IFS Estimated Basic Cost   (variation based on destination)

1. In-country fee, $1250, covers lectures, company visits, transportation, and some meals depending on destination. The hotel cost is included in the fee for some destinations including China and India.

The fee is payable via the Marketplace link that is sent to students upon acceptance to the seminar.
2. Students register for INB 5846 [3 credit course] for the winter semester. INB 5807 is required before registration.

NOTE: Registration follows the normal NSU procedure, and after the close of the add/drop period, refunds are not available.

Costs not included in fee

Hotel costs - about $100-150 per room/per night (hotel cost included for China & India) Students will be informed of which hotel the group is staying.

Airfares - Air travel is the responsibility of individual students, check online for cost of flights to your destination (do not book before the IFS is confirmed)

Miscellaneous - personal expenses, shopping, airport pickups

NSU tuition INB 5846 (3 credits).

Passports and visas - Your passport must have at least 6 months before expiration after your travel on the IFS. You should immediately renew a passport with less time before expiration. Visa information will be shared at the first meeting.


Register for INB 5846 for the winter semester, after you have signed up for the IFS via this website and have received an acknowledgement of space available on the trip. You must attend the first meeting in October, in person or via electronic communication. In person is highly preferred. Failure to attend will result in removal from the travelers list.

The first meeting is held in October, the second and third meetings in January and February. During March and April students complete the IFS assignments.

Preparation work is done intensively via email – make sure you check your emails and respond immediately to requests for information.

Financial Aid

If this is your last class, remember to deal with financial aid issues well ahead of time. You must register for 2 classes a term to qualify. The IFS is a full semester class, not just a week long class. For information on financial aid, contact:

Joyce Matalon
Financial Aid Counselor
Enrollment and Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
(954) 262-3380

Thea Cazeau
Financial Aid Counselor
Enrollment and Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
(954) 262-3380


  • The IFS is held at different host Universities, in-country every year.
  • Each IFS is run for a week in-country, with students attending lectures and company visits.
  • Students should select a specific destination and sign up for that destination. Additional information will be emailed to students during the year. Normally detailed information for the next IFS is available after the previous IFS has run. Specific information related to the IFS is sent to students on the list, if you are not signed up you will miss vital information.
  • Note that each IFS is different in this respect, if you are on the list you will receive this information.

Dr. Ruth Clarke Dr. Ruth Clarke Professor of International Business in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Clarke develops, organizes and leads the International Field Seminar and the Strategic International Career Decisions seminar.

Dr. Rmandas Chandra Dr. Ramdas Chandra Associate Professor of International Business in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Chandra leads and co-develops the International Field Seminar to India.

Current International
Field Seminar

Huizenga College students are currently preparing to travel to India in March 2016. This is the 30th International Field Seminar to emerging and developing markets.

H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Upcoming Destinations

New Delhi, India
March 13 - 19, 2016

  • Meeting Dates
  • Main campus and via teleconference

  • October 19, 2015
        6:30pm - 8:30pm
        (Room 2101)