Are you interested in developing intercultural skills and a global mindset?

Do you want to spend your summer by the beach in Portugal, immersing yourself in the local entrepreneurship scene? Perhaps you’d rather take in the sights of Copenhagen while experiencing firsthand the daily life of a young startup. Either way, studying ENTRepreneurship abroad may be the right fit for you. 

All U-M undergraduates from all schools and colleges can participate in ENTR abroad programs through the Center for Entrepreneurship’s long-standing, collaborative partnership with IPE. U-M IPE has been recognized as a Top 5 University for study abroad programs by the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors Report

Approaching its eighth year in Summer 2023, this CFE/IPE partnership welcomes students who seek to gain skills in global innovation and entrepreneurship. With more than 250 student participants to date, these immersive multinational experiences are in-demand and student-focused. 

Don’t just take our word for it. Former trek student, Jesse Rossenfield, says that her trip not only developed her entrepreneurial skills, but also led her make connections that will last a lifetime.

“I lived with one other American student from the University of Arkansas and two Danish students. Getting to hear their perspectives on everything from American politics to fashion trends was so eye opening. It was also a great opportunity to make connections with people all over the world, and I’m sure we’ll be keeping in touch!”

U-M Alumni networking opportunities and additional co-curricular opportunities are highlights of each CFE/IPE location. Program locations for Summer 2023 include Denmark and Portugal. Summer 2023’s application deadline is 8 February.

DENMARK – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This program focuses on business and entrepreneurship topics from a Scandinavian perspective. Students are also placed in a Danish startup and experience firsthand the challenges of a young company while journeying into the entrepreneurship lifestyle. Besides coursework and an internship, the program includes a five-day study tour to Helsinki and Stockholm to explore startup ecosystems in Sweden and Finland. Students will explore public-private collaboration, and the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and community. (Check out this 2019 Student Blog!)

LOCATION: Copenhagen, Denmark 


PROGRAM DATES: May – July 2023 | 6 Weeks 

PORTUGAL – European Innovation Academy 

  The goal of this fast-paced program is to go from an idea to a tech startup in 15 days. Students work in international, multidisciplinary teams to reach milestones for creating a startup from idea to launch. The dynamic program – European Innovation Academy – is designed to offer students an experiential learning opportunity that affords deep insight into the real startup life. Students engage daily with esteemed speakers, mentors and startup investors. U-M students have consistently been  members of Top 10 teams of 500+ summer participants 2017-2022. (A fun read, this  2019 Student Blog!)

LOCATION: Porto, Portugal 


PROGRAM DATES: July – August 2023 | 3 Weeks

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” For more information on either of these impactful ENTR Abroad Summer ‘23 offerings, contact IPE’s Megan Bloem or CFE’s Christine Gordon. Funding opportunities for CoE students through IPE as well as declared ENT Minor students (contact Tim Webb). ENTR Abroad students are also encouraged to check with their school/college/departmental advisors about possible U-M study abroad funding. We’re eager to have current undergrads travel this summer and learn more about entrepreneurship on the global stage!

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