Study AbroadBusiness at Sea Study Abroad (May 8-22)

Business at Sea Study Abroad (May 8-22)

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: May 8 - 22, 2016

Important Notice: This Study Abroad Program was closed, however, due to continued interest, we were able to secure additional cabins to accommodate more students. The revised cost, without airfare is $2,180.00.

PROGRAM WILL CLOSE ONCE FILLED. APPLY NOW

 

The program participants will travel from May 8 - 22, 2016 to Portugal, Spain and France.

Access to the courses will be online through blackboard starting Spring, 2016 semester.

  • $2,180.00 Program Fee.
  • $610.77 Instructional Fee (per class).
  • $175.00 Study Abroad Fee (includes international medical insurance).

All students pay the same course fees. Please note that an initial registration fee of $1,000.00 is due when enrolling.

The registration fee can be paid with any major credit card. We cannot accept checks or money orders. Additionally, we cannot add the initial registration fee to a student's Panthersoft account. The registration fee will be deducted from the program fee.

Transatlantic cruise, inside cabin with double occupancy, ground transportation for cultural and company visits at different ports, 2 nights double occupancy hotel accommodation and ground transportation in Paris. 

To participate in this study abroad program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Non-business students may participate. Speak with your academic advisor to see if the classes offered will count as upper level electives.
  2. Business students must already be admitted to the College of Business.
  3. Students must meet with their advisor to predetermine advisor course approval.
  4. Professional BBA Students should consult with the Professional BBA office before applying.

All students are required to take one of the mandatory courses: MAN 4956 and may select one additional course (for a maximum of 6 credits). Students should check the prerequisites for the courses they wish to take before applying. Our office will get an advisor approval for the classes selected and will automatically register the student once approved.

  • MAN 4600 - International Management (3 cr.)*
  • MAN 4956 - Study Abroad in International Business (Mandatory) (3 cr.)*
  • MAN 4602 - International Business (3 cr.)*
  • MAN 4720 - Strategic Management (3 cr.)

Courses with asterisk (*) count towards Certificate in International Trade & Investment!

DAY 1- SUNDAY, MAY 08, 2016 Fort Lauderdale 

» Meet at the port for embarkation 
» Cruise departure

 
DAY 2 MONDAY, MAY 09, 2016 Day at Sea
» Group Breakfast
» Orientation
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 3 TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 Day at Sea
» Group Breakfast
» Class at Sea
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016 Day at Sea

» Group Breakfast
» Class at Sea
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner

 
DAY 5 THRUSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 Day at Sea
» Group Breakfast
» Class at Sea
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 6 FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016 Day at Sea
» Group Breakfast
» Class at Sea
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 7 SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 Day at Sea
» Group Breakfast
» Orientation
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 8 SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 Ponta Delgada, Azores
» Group Breakfast
» Cultural highlights tour
» Lunch on your own
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 9 MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 Day at Sea
» Group Breakfast
» Class at Sea
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner
 
DAY 10 TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 Lisbon, Portugal

» Group Breakfast
» Company visit
» Lunch on your own
» Afternoon cultural hightlights tour
» Group Dinner

DAY 11 WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 Vigo, Spain

» Group Breakfast
» Company visit
» Lunch on your own
» Afternoon cultural hightlights tour
» Group Dinner

DAY 12 THRUSDAY, May 19, 2016 Day at Sea 

» Group Breakfast
» Class at Sea
» Group Lunch
» Group Dinner

DAY 13 FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 Paris - Le Havre

» Group Breakfast
» Disembarkation
» Company Visit                      
» Lunch on your own
» Company Visit
» Dinner on your own

DAY 14 SATURDAY, May 21, 2016 Paris 

» Group Breakfast
» Half Day City Tour
» Lunch on your own
» Dinner on your own

DAY 15 SUNDAY, May 22, 2016 Paris --> Miami

» Group Breakfast
» Transfer to the airport
» Depart to the USA

Financial Aid is available 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 students 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.

For questions regarding your study abroad application, please COB Study Abroad Office at (305) 348-1740 or by e-mail studyabroadbiz@fiu.edu

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

Dr. Doreen Gooden
Dept. of Management & International Business
ACII 135A (Biscayne Bay Campus)
E-mail: goodend@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 919-5514

Dr. Marc Weinstein
Dept. of Management & International Business
RB 338A (Modesto A. Maidique Campus)
E-mail: Marc.Weinstein@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2791

Please be mindful of the due dates listed below. Failure to turn in the requested documents by the due date may result in removal from the program and forfeiture of all monies paid. Our office will not make any exceptions to any student. Students must adhere to these dates in order to successfully participate in this program.

1. Balance Payment March 10, 2016
2. Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa March 14, 2016
  Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.  
3. Submitted Medical Information Form March 14, 2016
4. Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below) Feb 15, 2016

Cancellations received by February 15, 2016 will be eligible to receive a refund, less a $100 dollar processing fee. Written notice of cancellation is required. We regret that cancellations received after February 15, 2016 will not be eligible for refunds due to financial commitments to various vendors.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend two on campus meetings prior to the departure of the trip. Attendance is mandatory. Lunch will be provided to the students. Students who cannot attend must e-mail the professor and COB Study Abroad office in advance and will be required to obtain any missed information. Parents and spouses are always welcome to attend these meetings, but please know these meetings will mainly discuss the course curriculum.

  1. April 2nd, 2016 – in Mango 222 1:00-5:00PM
  2. April 23rd, 2016 – in Mango 222 1:00-5:00PM

COB Need-Based Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is available up to three students that meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Admitted to the College of Business
  • Enrolled in this study abroad program
  • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Adherence to the rules of the program, timely submission of assignments and conduct both on campus and abroad

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the Application Form and submit it to COB Study Abroad office along with a 1 page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: March 14, 2016). Scholarship awards will be announced shortly after

COB Need-Based* Scholarship 2
      This $750 scholarship is available up to three students that meet the following requirements:
      • Minimum 3.7 GPA
      • Admitted to the College of Business
      • Enrolled in this study abroad program
      • Must demonstrate the need for financial assistance
      • Adherence to the rules of the program, timely submission of assignments and conduct both on campus and abroad
      To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the 
Application Form
     and submit it to COB Study Abroad along with a 1 page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline:

March 14, 2016

Scholarship awards will be announced shortly after the end of the program.

  • Panorama Travel Global Leadership Scholarship 
    Panorama will award a $300 scholarship up to three students for the Business at Sea Study Abroad Program who meet the following requirements:
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Admitted in a Study Abroad Program sponsored by Panorama
    • Must present proof of Community Service/Volunteer Work (such as a letter from the organization)

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the Application Form and submit it to Panorama no later than March 14, 2016.

Check with the FIU Office of Study Abroad for additional scholarships. Click here to be directed to the OSA webpage.

All students are responsible for verifying if they require a visa for travel or not. Students are responsible for applying for a travel visa and paying all necessary fees. When applying for a visa, please apply for a tourist visa. Our office will provide the student with any necessary documentation needed when applying, such as a letter of enrollment verification, an official itinerary, or a copy of their 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.

To enroll into this study abroad program, please complete the online application by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below. You will be required to make an initial registration fee of $1,000.00 with any major credit card. The remaining balance will be added to your Panthersoft account once you have been enrolled in the classes.

In addition to the online application, students must submit the following documents to our office by the due date listed above:

  1. Clear copy of valid passport
  2. Clear copy of Visa/U.S. Residency card (if applicable)
  3. The Medical Information Form (A copy will be e-mailed to you after enrolling)

The application is not considered complete until these documents have been received. We cannot receive fax copies of these documents.

The application will close once the program has been filled. 

We are currently experiencing prolonged page loading times to the “ENROLL NOW” application. Please allow upwards of 5 minutes for the page to load.

If you have difficulty, please send your NAME, PANTHER-ID, & CONTACT INFO to studyabroadbiz@fiu.edu.

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