International Business Week

International Business Week gives American students the opportunity to join a Business Week abroad with Polish peers and places American business professionals in an advisor role to students abroad, leading a team to success in our dynamic, cross-cultural program.

Student Registration

American students who are interested in being a part of a international Business Week with fellow Polish students can register online by clicking here

Cost per International Program:

  • $100 registration fee
  • Airfare
  • Spending money (optional)

*Meals and housing are covered by the Polish Business Week program. Please see specific pages for more detail about each international program. 

Company Advisor

As a Company Advisor (adult) or Student Advisor (high school or college student), you will empower English-speaking students in Poland to take ownership of their Business Week experience and develop crucial communication and business skills they need to lead in a global context. Volunteers and students have a unique opportunity to practice diplomacy, educate others about entrepreneurship, and build a professional network abroad. The programs in Poland and Belarus will be accepting applications soon!

Be a Company Advisor!

The collaboration not only shares the United States’ long history of free enterprise, it also cultivates partnerships with American organizations and businesses, encouraging international growth in the global economy. Washington Business Week has impacted over 6,000 professionals and 70,000 students since 1976. It is a place for upcoming leaders of today to impact the leaders of the future.

Each program serves 100+ international high school students, ten business volunteers from the US, ten American high school students, international educators, and two Business Week staff.

*Scholarships and Financial Aid are not available for our international programs

WBW’s Poland program has been a life-changing experience for me to learn about myself as a leader and mentor for international students. The opportunity to watch the Polish students grow as leaders, become confident in their English speaking skills and bond with other students to become life-long friends is truly rewarding.

– Angela Barbera, BCA Renton Cost Accounting, The Boeing Company

Boleslawowo is a rural community. Advisors will stay at the local university. The main goal is for students with less English experience to practice in an immersive setting. Whey they still participate in team exercises and projects, communication is the primary emphasis. Sight-seeing opportunities are provided.
The Polish students in Gdansk are well-practiced in English, and the program concentrates on learning the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship. Students go through our business simulation and design a product. The university is a 20–25 minute walk from the hotel.
Gdynia is the most similar to Business Week in Washington. Students speak fairly fluent English, practice leadership, and are eager to get hands-on learning about business through our simulation and product design. The university is a short 10–minute walk from the hotel.
Foligno is an ancient town in Umbria, Italy. The program models our In-School Program and students do not stay on campus at the university. Currently this program is focused on Italian High School Students, and may open to American Students in the future.


Time Commitment
8 days
Program Duration
The Poland Business Week program begins on Saturday (training day); students arrive Sunday and the program concludes on Friday evening. The Italy Business Week program begins on Sunday (training day) students arrive Monday and the program will conclude Friday afternoon.
3 meals a day will be provided during the duration of the program. You are responsible for meals and snacks during travel to and the program.
Each host city will cover the cost of lodging (depending on location – dormitory or hotel, see specific location detail).
Supplemental travel insurance is provided by WBW to all volunteers and students traveling internationally.
Company Advisor Training
We offer a ½ day professional development/CA orientation locally and each host city has their own company advisor training the day prior to the start of their program.
The host city will provide transportation to and from the airport.
Business Week sessions are informal. Most likely the days will be warm and the evenings will be cooler. We ask our adult volunteers to dress casually, but to dress business casual when appropriate at different events.
You will need a valid passport to travel internationally. Please visit to obtain current application procedures and time frames.
Why should I sign up for an international program at WBW?
Jobs are becoming even more dependent on international trade and this makes it even more important to become competitive in a global marketplace. Our program offers a competitive advantage to those preparing to lead and do business in the global community.
Why are the international programs so affordable?
Corporate and City sponsors help us to reduce the cost of the program.

WBW 2023 Camp Schedule is now live!

WBW is offering in-person and virtual programs in 2023!