Study AbroadMANAGEMENT - BUSINESS AT SEA – SUMMER A 2017 (APRIL 28TH – MAY 13TH, 2017)

MANAGEMENT - BUSINESS AT SEA – SUMMER A 2017 (APRIL 28TH – MAY 13TH, 2017)

Portugal, Spain, and France

MANAGEMENT - BUSINESS AT SEA – SUMMER A 2017 (APRIL 28TH – MAY 13TH, 2017)

Travel Dates: April 28th to May 13th, 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.

The program participants will travel from April 28th to May 13th, 2017 to Portugal, Spain, and France. Cities visited include Ponta Delgada, Azores; Lisbon, Portugal; Vigo, Spain; La Coruna, Spain; and Le Havre, France – Paris, France.

Access to the courses will be online through Blackboard for the Summer A term.

  • $1,875.00 Program Fee
  • $616.71 Instructional Fee (per class)
  • $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 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, 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 13-night transatlantic cruise with double occupancy, all onboard meals and entertainment, 2 nights double occupancy accommodations in Paris, ground transportation for cultural and company visits, local tour guides, port excursions.

Note: Return airfare from Paris is not included.

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 and will be collected at the start of the program. Information about gratuities will be provided during one of the on-campus meetings.

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.

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 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 Summer A 2017 term.

Day

Date

City

Day 1

Friday, April 28th

Miami, Florida

Meet at port for embarkation

Check-in to cabin

Lunch onboard

Cruise departs

Day 2

Saturday, April 29th

Cruising

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch onboard

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 3

Sunday, April 30th

Cruising

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch onboard

Class session

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 4

Monday, May 1st

Cruising

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch onboard

Class session

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 5

Tuesday, May 2nd

Cruising

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch onboard

Class session

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 6

Wednesday, May 3rd

Cruising

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch onboard

Class session

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 7

Thursday, May 4th

Crusing

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch onboard

Class session

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 8

Friday, May 5th

Ponta Delgada, Azores

Group breakfast

Disembark ship

Group Tour of Ponta Delgada, Azores

Lunch on your own

Return to ship

Ship departs

Group Dinner

Day 9

Saturday, May 6th

Cruising

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch

Class session

Free time

Group Dinner

Day 10

Sunday, May 7th

Lisbon, Portugal

Group breakfast

Depart ship

Company visit

Lunch on your own

City tour

Return to ship

Group dinner

Day 11

Monday, May 8th

Vigo, Spain

Group breakfast

Depart  ship

Company visit

Lunch on your own

Return to ship

Day 12

Saturday, May 13th

La Coruna, Spain

Group breakfast

Depart ship

Company visit

Tour city

Lunch on your own

Return to ship

Ship departs

Group Dinner

Day 13

Wednesday, May 10th

Cruising 

Group breakfast

Class session

Lunch

Class session

Free time

Group dinner

Day 14

Thursday, May 11th

Le Havre, France - Paris, France

Group breakfast

Depart ship

Travel to Paris, France

Lunch

Check-in to hotel

Tour city

Dinner on your own

Day 15

Friday, May 12th

Paris, France

Group breakfast

Company visit

Lunch on your own

Free time

Dinner on your own

Day 16

Saturday, May 13th

Paris, France

Group breakfast

End of Program

Transfer on your own

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 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 305-348-1740 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

Dr. Marc Weinstein
Dept. of Management & International Business
MANGO 465 (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, 2017

2.

Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa

March 13, 2017

 

Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.

3.

Submitted Medical Information Form

March 13, 2017

4.

Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below)

February 17, 2017

Cancellations received by February 17, 2017 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 17, 2017 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. 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 these meetings, but please know these meetings will mainly discuss the course curriculum.

  1. Saturday, April 8th 1:00PM-5:00PM CBC 254
  2. TBA

College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available for up to two 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 (must be FAFSA aid recipient)
  • 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 (College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship) and submit it to Global Initiatives within the College of Business along with a 1-page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: May 13th, 2017). Scholarships will be awarded shortly after the end of the program.


College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based* Scholarship (2)

This $750 scholarship is available for up to two 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 (must be FAFSA aid recipient)
  • 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 (College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship 2) and submit it to asakhleh@fiu.edu along with a 1-page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: May 13th, 2017). Scholarships will be awarded shortly after the end 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 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 (Admitted in a Study Abroad Program sponsored by Panorama) and submit it to Panorama no later than May 13th, 2017.

Please 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 courses.

In addition to the online application, students must upload the following documents to the Office of Study Abroad’s Studio Abroad application by the due date listed above:

  1. Color copy of valid passport
  2. Color copy of Visa/U.S. Residency card (if applicable)
  3. The Medical Information Form

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

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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