Study AbroadBerlin & Paris - Spring Break 2017 (March 10th-19th 2017)

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BERLIN & PARIS - SPRING BREAK 2017 (MARCH 10TH-19TH 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.

 

Travel Dates: March 10th-19th, 2017
Deadline to apply: Friday, February 24th, 2017

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The program participants will travel from March 10th-19th, 2017 to Germany and France. The program will visit Berlin and Paris.

Courses will count for Spring 2017.

Access to the courses will be online through Blackboard for the Spring term: January 9 to April 22, 2017.

  • $3,275.00 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 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. 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 4600 – International Management (3 cr.) *
  • MAN 4602 – International Business (3 cr.) *
  • MAN 4720 – Strategic Management (3 cr.)
  • ENT 4113 – Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
  • MAN 3025 – Organization and Management

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

Coursework is partially online and count as regular Spring 2017 term classes (January 9 to April 22, 2017).

 

Day 1

Friday, March

 

 

Meet at the airport

 

Overnight Flight

 

Day 2

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -  Berlin

 

 

Arrive and Transfer to group's accommodations

 

Check in to hotel

 

Orientation

 

Dinner on your own

 

Day 3

Monday, March 13, 2017

 

 

Group Breakfast
Depart hotel

 

 

Cultural tour of Berlin. Tour East and West

 

Lunch on your own

 

Tour continued

 

Dinner on your own

 

Day 4

Monday, March 13, 2017

 

Group Breakfast 
Depart hotel

 

 

Presentation at University

 

Lunch on your own

 

Company visit

 

Dinner on your own

 

Day 5

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 

Group Breakfast

 

 

Depart hotel

 

Company visit
Lunch on your own
Company visit
Dinner on your own

 

Day 6

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Group Breakfast
Free morning on your own
Depart hotel
Travel to Paris
Flight TBA
Check in to hotel and orientation (Louvre tickets)
Walking Tour of City
Dinner on your own
  Day 7 Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Group Breakfast
Depart hotel
Company visit
Lunch on your own
Company visit
Dinner on your own
  Day 8 Friday, March 17, 2017
    Group Breakfast
Group meeting in hotel conference room
Lunch on your own
Depart to hotel
Visit Versailles
Depart to Seine River
Dinner on your own
  Day 9 Saturday, March 18, 2017
    Group breakfast
Final
Lunch on your own
Free time on your own
Dinner on your own
  Day 10 Sunday, March 19, 2017
    Group Breakfast
Depart hotel
Travel to Miami
Flight TBA
     

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. Louis Melbourne
Dept. of Management & International Business
MANGO 419 (Modesto A. Maidique Campus)
E-mail: melbourn@fiu.edu
Phone: 305.348.4367

Dr. Donald Roomes
Dept. of Management & International Business
MANGO 418 (Modesto A. Maidique Campus)
E-mail: Roomesd@fiu.edu
Phone: 305.348.1074

Dr. Carole Anne Creque
University of Central Florida
Email: Carole.creque@ucf.edu
Phone: 954.261.7670

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 18, 2017
2. Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa January 30, 2017
  Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.  
3. Submitted Medical Information Form January 30, 2017
4. Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below) December 2, 2016

Cancellations received by November 30, 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 November 30, 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. 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.

  1. January (date to be determined) from 1:30PM to 5:00PM
  2. February (date to be determined) from 1:30PM to 5:00PM

College of Business Study Abroad Need-Baased 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 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: February 10th, 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 and submit it to Globiz@fiu.edu along with a 1-page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: February 10th, 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 the 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 February 10th, 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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