Study AbroadBerlin, Prague & Budapest Marketing & Logistics Study Abroad - Spring Break 2019 (March 8 - 17, 2019)

Enrollment Deadline: January 15th 2019

Berlin, Prague, & Budapest Marketing & Logistics Study Abroad - Spring Break 2019 (March 8 - 17, 2019)

Berlin, Prague & Budapest Marketing & Logistics Study Abroad - Spring Break 2019 (March 8 - 17, 2019)

This program offers current FIU students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to learn experientially about conducting business in a foreign country from an international marketing perspective. Students will examine marketing opportunities and challenges through business visits and cultural immersion.

Enroll now and only pay $500 down for the registration fee (acts as program deposit to secure spot).

Note: Space is limited – spaces will be filled on a first come basis.

The program participants will travel from March 8th to 17th 2019 to Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Germany. The program will visit: Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; and Berlin, Germany.

Courses will be taken in Spring 2019.

Access to the courses will be online through Canvas.

  • $3,513.00 - Program Fee (includes travel costs such as airfare, hotel, activities, etc)
  • $616.71 - Instructional Fee* (per course)
  • $175.00 - Study Abroad Fee (includes international health 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. 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), daily breakfast, business visits, cultural activities, all in-country ground transportation (as indicated on the itinerary), and local English speaking guides.

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

Students are required to enroll in one of the mandatory courses listed below:

  • MAR 4933 - Special Topics in Marketing
  • MAR 4907 - Independent Study in Marketing

Students may choose one additional course:

Optional courses can be applied toward various Marketing and Logistics Certificates.

All coursework is fully online during Spring 2019 term.

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 the Office of Global Initiatives within the College of Business at 305.348.4825 or by e-mail

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

Professor Elisabeth Beristain
Department of Marketing & Logistics
Phone: 305.348.2571

Professor Ronald Mesia
Department of Marketing & Logistics
Phone: 305.348.2571

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.

Balance Payment January 16th, 2019
Copy of Passport & U.S. Residency Card/Visa/I20 January 31st, 2019
Medical Information Form January 31st, 2019

Refunds for Students Not Approved To Participate in the Program:

Students who are not preliminarily approved to participate by academic advising 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 November 26th, 2018 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 three on-campus meetings prior to the departure of the trip. One of the mandatory pre-departure meetings will be held by the Office of Study Abroad, and two of the meetings will be held by the faculty directors (faculty director pre-departures are typically held on a Saturday). Attendance at all three meetings 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 the faculty director meetings, but please know these meetings will mainly discuss the course curriculum.

Faculty Director Predeparture Meeting 1 TBA
Faculty Director Predeparture Meeting 2 TBA
Office of Study Abroad Predeparture Meeting TBA

Scholarship Resources

Students are advised to check with FIU's Office of Study Abroad (OSA) for scholarship opportunities. Click here to be directed to the OSA webpage.

Students can also check the FIU Scholarships page at


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 month 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.


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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