Study AbroadDubai & India – Winter Break (Dec. 9th - 20th, 2017)

Dubai & India - Winter Break 2017

DUBAI & INDIA - Winter Break (Dec. 9th - 20th, 2017)

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.

Registration Deadline: Apply by September 8th and the Registration Fee due will be $500

Late Registrations: Registrations after September 8th will have a Registration Fee of $1,000

NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED – SPACES WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST COME BASIS.

The program participants will travel from December 9th to 20th, 2017 to Dubai and India. The program will visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates; New Delhi and Agra, India. 

Courses will count for Spring 2018.

Access to the courses will be online through Blackboard.

  • $3,250.00 Program Fee
  • $616.71 Instructional Fee (per course)
  • $175.00 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 $500.00 is due when enrolling. Late enrollment requests received after September 8th will have a $1,000 registration fee. 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.

The program fee includes round-trip international airfare, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy), ground transportation (as indicated on the itinerary), entry to cultural and business visits, and daily breakfast.

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.

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. Non-business students may participate.
  2. Students must be in good academic standing and meet the minimum 2.00 GPA.
  3. Students must have a health evaluation by a licensed physician to determine suitability to travel (FIU reserves the right to determine suitability to travel)
Professional BBA Students should consult with the Professional BBA office before applying.

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 4653 – Foreign Direct Investment (3 cr.) *
  • MAN 4673 – Trade Policy and Business (3 cr.)*
  • MAN 4720 – Strategic Management (3 cr.) 

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

All course work is fully online during the Spring 2018 term.

The program will include numerous business visits to multinational corporations and domestic businesses as well as cultural activities. Cultural activities include a visit to a culture center in Dubai, monorail tour of Palm Island in Dubai, a desert safari and dinner show in Dubai, and a visit to the Taj Mahal in India. A tentative itinerary will be sent to students upon acceptance to the program.

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.

For questions regarding your study abroad application, please contact Global Initiatives within the College of Business at 305. 348.4825 or by e-mail Globiz@fiu.edu.

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

Dr. Doreen Gooden
Dept. of Management & International Business
AC1 271A (Biscayne Bay Campus)
E-mail: goodend@fiu.edu
Phone: 305.919.5514

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.

Copy of Passport &
U.S. Residency Card/Visa/I20
October 1st, 2017
Medical Information Form October 1st, 2017
Balance Payment October 9th, 2017

Refunds for Students Not Approved:

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

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 September 8th, students are fully committed to the total program cost and therefore cancellations from the program will not be accommodated.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend two on campus meetings prior to the departure of the trip. Attendance is mandatory. Students who cannot attend must e-mail the professor and COB Study Abroad 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.

Meeting 1: TBA

Meeting 2: TBA

Meeting 3: November 27th, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available for up to two students that meet scholarship requirements.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Student must be an undergrad admitted to the College of Business
  • Student must be participating in an FIU College of Business Study Abroad Program
  • Student must have proof of financial need from FAFSA
  • Student must meet program conduct requirements:
    • Adherence to the rules of the program, timely submission of assignments, and good conduct both on campus and abroad

Required Documents:

  • Copy of Financial Aid Award Summary (from my.FIU.EDU)
  • One page proposal/essay on why you want to study abroad

Application Deadline: October 1st, 2017

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the Application Form.

Scholarships will be awarded shortly after the completion of the program.

College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship

This $750 scholarship is available for up to two students that meet scholarship requirements.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Student must be an undergrad admitted to the College of Business
  • Student must be participating in an FIU College of Business Study Abroad Program
  • Student must have proof of financial need from FAFSA
  • Student must meet program conduct requirements:
    • Adherence to the rules of the program, timely submission of assignments, and good conduct both on campus and abroad

Required Documents:

  • Copy of Financial Aid Award Summary (from my.FIU.EDU)
  • One page proposal/essay on why you want to study abroad

Application Deadline: October 1st, 2017

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the Application Form.

Scholarships will be awarded shortly after the completion of the program.

Panorama Travel Global Leadership Scholarship

Panorama will award a $300 scholarship for up to 3 students for this Study Abroad Program who meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 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 October 1st, 2017.

Other Scholarship Resources:

You may check with the FIU Office of Study Abroad (OSA) for additional scholarships. Click here to be directed to the OSA webpage.

You can also check the FIU Scholarships page

Passport:

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.

Disclaimer

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.

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