Singapore and Vietnam Study Abroad Program (Summer B - June 22 - July 4, 2024)


This study abroad program is conducted within the context of management and international business courses offered by the College of Business and offers the unique opportunity for a limited number of students to gain knowledge about conducting business in another culture/foreign environment, and to obtain specific in-country experiences regarding international business and management opportunities in foreign countries.

  • Travel Dates and Locations

    The program participants will travel from June 22, 2024, to July 4, 2024 to Singapore and Vietnam.

  • Program Costs
    • $3,795 Program Fee
    • $616.71 Instructional Fee (per course)
    • $195 Study Abroad Fee (includes international medical insurance)

    All students (international/out-of-state and in-state) pay the same course fees.

    Please note that an initial non-refundable registration fee of $500 is due when enrolling.  Students who are not preliminarily approved to participate by academic advising will receive a full refund. The registration fee can be paid with any major credit card. We cannot accept checks or money orders. Additionally, the initial registration fee cannot be added to a student's Panthersoft ( account. The registration fee will be deducted from the program fee.

  • What’s Included

    The program fee includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy), daily breakfast, ground transportation, and business and cultural visits.

    Students will be responsible for any and all personal and/or additional expenses including (but not exclusive to), travel visas, passport fees, currency exchange fees, internet fees, faxes, phone, lodging incidentals (i.e. room service) or extensions, meals not covered in the program, appropriate tips, vaccinations/inoculations, and any other voluntary tours or excursions not covered in the program. Gratuities are not included. Information about gratuities will be provided during one of the on-campus meetings.

  • Eligibility

    It is recommended for students to speak with their assigned academic advisor to predetermine course approval before enrolling in a study abroad program. This is important to ensure courses meet student's individual academic needs.

    1. Students must be FIU degree-seeking students.
    2. Non-business FIU students may participate.
    3. Students must be in good academic standing and meet the minimum 2.50 GPA.
    4. Students must have a health evaluation by a licensed physician to determine suitability to travel (FIU reserves the right to determine suitability to travel).
    5. Students must not have any current student conduct violations.
  • Courses Offered

    Students are required to enroll in the mandatory course listed below:

    • MAN 4956 - Study Abroad in International Business (3 cr.) *

    Students may choose one additional course:

    • MAN 4602 – International Business (3 cr.) *
    • MAN 4613 – International Risk Assessment (3 cr.) *
    • MAN 4720 – Strategic Management (3 cr.)

    * Courses can be applied toward the Certificate in International Trade and Investment

  • Tentative Itinerary

    This program will include numerous cultural activities as well as business visits to multinational corporations and domestic businesses.

    A tentative itinerary will be sent to students upon acceptance to the program.

  • Financial Aid

    Financial aid may be used for this study abroad program. Students who wish to use financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) to help cover the cost of this program must speak with Financial Aid (305) 348-7272 to discuss their individual needs.

    While we do our utmost to accommodate students with financial aid, please be aware that it is the student’s responsibility for paying the balance of this program by the due dates. In the event the disbursement date of the financial aid funds occurs after our due date, students will be responsible for paying the balance out of their own pocket by such time.

  • Program Directors

    For any questions regarding academics of this program, please contact the program directors for this program:

    Dr. David Wernick
    International Business Department
    MANGO 417
    Phone:  (305)348-7050

    Dr. Doreen J. Gooden
    Dept. of International Business
    MANGO 414
    Phone: (305) 348-8252

  • Due Dates

    Students must be mindful of the due dates listed below. Failure to submit the requested documents by the due date may result in removal from the program and forfeiture of all monies paid. Students must adhere to these dates in order to successfully participate in this program.

    Balance Payment

    April 17, 2024

    Copy of Passport & U.S. Residency Card/Visa/I20

    April 17, 2024

    Medical Information Form

    May 1, 2024

  • Refund Policy

    Refunds for Students Not Approved

    Students who are not preliminarily approved to participate by academic advising will receive a full refund.

    Non-business majors must submit the advisor approval form within 1 week of application submission. If advisor rejection has not been provided within 2 weeks of submitting the application, registration fee refunds will not be possible, and students will be liable to any late cancellation penalties incurred by the travel agency.

    Student requested withdrawal/cancellation

    Registration fees are nonrefundable.

    By requesting enrollment to study abroad, students are fully committing to the program and are liable for the total program costs. After April 7, students are fully committed to the total program cost and therefore cancellations from the program will not be accommodated

  • On Campus Meetings

    Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend two on-campus meetings prior to the departure of the trip. The meetings will be held by the faculty directors (faculty director predeparture meetings are typically held on a Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.). Attendance to the two meetings is mandatory. Students who cannot attend must e-mail the professor and the Office of Global Initiatives in advance and will be required to obtain any missed information. Parents and spouses are always welcome to attend the faculty director meetings, but please know these meetings will mainly discuss the course curriculum.

    Faculty Director Pre-departure Meeting 1


    Faculty Director Pre-departure Meeting 2


  • Scholarships

    Eligible students may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for the Singapore & Vietnam faculty-led program. Only students that have completed the Office of Education Abroad application are eligible to apply for CIBER funding – eligibility requirements apply.

    Apply today Center for International Business Education & Research Scholarship Application (

    Apply by April 5, 2024

    Other Scholarship Resources

  • Passport and Travel Visas


    All students traveling on an FIU sponsored study abroad program must be in possession of a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of return. Many countries will not allow entry if the passport expires within six months of the date of return. Students should speak with the individual Embassy or Consulate to determine exact requirements for entry. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of a valid passport and that it meets entry requirements while traveling internationally. Additionally, students should ensure that they have at least three blank visa pages in their passport.

    Travel Visas

    All students are responsible for verifying if they require a visa for travel. Students are responsible for applying for travel visas and paying all necessary fees. When applying for a visa, please apply for a tourist visa. Upon request, our office will be able to provide the student with any necessary documentation needed when applying, such as a letter of enrollment verification, an official itinerary, or a copy of airfare/hotel reservation.

    These documents should be requested one week in advance from our office. These documents can only be processed once the student has provided us with a copy of their valid passport, and a copy of their student visa/green card (if applicable). Students are urged not to wait until the last moment to apply for their visa.


Florida International University is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in content and cost of program or other matters which are beyond their control.

For questions regarding your study abroad application, please contact Global Initiatives within the College of Business at (305) 348-4825 or by e-mail