By: J.D. Ross
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A group of thirty students and two School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty members are spending the next two weeks in Europe learning about information systems at global corporations.

The trip, called EuroTech, is part of the broader curriculum collaboration between Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase. The collaboration, Global Enterprise Technology (GET), is an interdisciplinary program focused on preparing students for careers in large-scale, technology-leveraged global operating environments.

The GET program offers students the opportunity to integrate their classroom experience with real-world professional learning. While on the EuroTech trip, students are earning course credit, as well as learning about technology issues from global companies such as Nestle and Siemens.

Leading the trip are iSchool Assistant Professor of Practice David Dischiave and Gisela von Dran, Director Emerita of the M.S. in Library and Information Science program and an iSchool Board of Advisors member.

The students are keeping a blog with pictures and an account of their experiences as they make their way across five countries and seven cities.