Study AbroadBarcelona and Paris Study Abroad (March 6-15) During Spring Break

Barcelona and Paris During Spring Break 2016

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.

Apply by: January 17th , 2016

Barcelona and Paris Study Abroad Flyer

 

The program participants will travel from March 11 - 20, 2015 to Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France.

Access to the courses will be online through blackboard starting Spring, 2015 semester.

  • $3,150 Program Fee.
  • $610.77 Instructional Fee (per class).
  • $175 Study Abroad Fee (includes international medical insurance).

All students pay the same courses 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.

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 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. Business students must already be admitted to the College of Business.
  2. Students must meet with their advisor to predetermine advisor course approval.
  3. Non-business students may participate. Speak with your academic advisor to see if the classes offered will count as upper level electives.
  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 3025 - Organization and 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.)
DAY 1- FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 USA -> BARCELONA, SPAIN

» Meet at the airport
» Overnight flight 

 
DAY 2 SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 BARCELONA
» Arrive and transfer to your group's accomodation
» Check in to your hotel
» Orientation
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 3 SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 BARCELONA
» Group Breakfast 
» Half Day City Tour
» Lunch on your own
» Afternoon on your own to explore
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 4 MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 BARCELONA

» Group Breakfast
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Lunch on your own
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Dinner on your own

 
DAY 5 TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 BARCELONA
» Breakfast with the group
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Lunch on your own
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 6 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 BARCELONA -> PARIS
» Breakfast with the group
» Travel to Paris
» Lunch on your own
» Arrive and transfer to your group's accommodations
» Seine River Cruise
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 7 THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 PARIS
» Group Breakfast
» Company visit
» Lunch on your own
» Company visit
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 8 FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 PARIS
» Group Breakfast
» Final Group Presentations (TBA)
» Lunch on your own
» Half Day Trip to Versailles
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 9 SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 PARIS
» Group Breakfast
» Free day to explore on own - Louvre tickets will be provided.
» Lunch on your own
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 10 SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2015 PARIS -> MIAMI
» Depart to the airport
» Transport 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 January 23, 2016
2. Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa January 30, 2016
  Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.  
3. Submitted Medical Information Form January 30, 2016
4. Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below) December 2, 2015

Cancellations received by December 2, 2015 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 December 2, 2015 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 CIBER 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. February 13, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in MANGO -222
  2. March 5, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in MANGO - 222
  • COB - Study Abroad  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: January 24, 2016). Scholarship awards will be announced shortly after
COB - Study Abroad Need Based* Scholarship 2
      This $750 scholarship is available up to 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 Office along with a 1 page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: 
January 24, 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 tp three students for the Rome and Paris 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 January 24, 2016.

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 have a few spaces avaible left for this program. 


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