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About The Program



  • This program is open to BHP undergraduates with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of BA324H and credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology.


Program Duration: Five weeks, first summer session (June 1-July 2, 2015)

Earliest check-in to dorm:  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Latest check-in to dorm: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Latest check-out of dorm:  Saturday, July 4, 2015


MAN 336H: Honors Organizational Behavior – Taught by UT faculty
IB372: Non-Market Strategies in Emerging Markets – Taught by UdeSA faculty

Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.

Cultural Analysis Assignment

You will be responsible for completing a short analysis of the local culture. You will receive instructions and guidance throughout the process. Each student will receive a set of materials they can use during this assignment and in their future careers.

The assignment is designed to be a short, fun and enriching group activity. You will receive valuable feedback on your analysis, and all contributions will be compiled into the class' group observations of the culture. For more information, and to see a sample student assignment, check out the Cultural Analysis Toolkit.

During the re-entry session, you will receive feedback and guidance from the assistant director. You'll learn how to leverage this project and the skills you have developed while abroad to distinguish yourself during the recruitment process. For more information, please visit Study Abroad and Your Career.

  • Re-entry Orientation in September


Doug DierkingDoug Dierking is a senior lecturer in the department of management. His areas of interest are human resource management, organizational change and redesign, management science, organizational learning and change, and workplace environment.


In addition to his appointment at The University of Texas, which began in 1995, Dr. Dierking played an active role in the corporate and public sector. In 2002-2003, he served as president of Any Baby Can, a child and family resource center, and he remains on the board today. He was a partner in The Personnel Department from 1985 – 2003, and served as vice president of Lundell, Dierking & Associates, Inc., Austin, from 1982 – 1985.


Ethan Burris Dr. Ethan Burris is an assistant professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in management from Cornell University. He has teaching and research experience relating to leadership, working with groups and teams, and negotiations.

The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Burris was most recently named to the "Faculty Honor Roll" by the UT undergraduate students, received the 2009 Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award, and the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011.