Minsk, Belarus

Unfortunately, the Minsk, Belarus program for 2020 has been cancelled.  We have awesome programs in Poland in 2020 and hope to have a new program serving the students in the area in 2021.

Minsk is the largest city and capital of Belarus. The Minsk Business Week program is located at a local school in Minsk. Students stay in the school dormitories during the week and work together to simulate what it is like to run their own business.

The program provides approximately 100 Belarusian students who have minimal English experience the ability to practice in an immersive setting. While they still participate in team exercises and projects, communication is the primary emphasis.

Lodging for adult volunteers is at a hotel nearby the school where the program is located. American students who attend the program will stay in the dormitories during the program and with host families before and after the Minsk Business Week program.

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

2020 dates have been cancelled.

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Time Commitment
Approximately 8-10 days
Program Duration
The Minsk and Poland Business Week programs begin on Saturday (training day); students arrive Sunday and the programs conclude 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).
Travel insurance is provided by WBW to all volunteers and students traveling internationally, but we suggest that each student gets their own individual travel insurance plan.
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 http://www.uspassportnow.com 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!