Study AbroadMilan + Genoa + Budapest During Spring Break

Milan, Genoa, Budapest During Spring Break 2016

This 10 day/2 country marketing study abroad program is conducted within the context of international marketing, export marketing and logistics and supply chain management courses offered by the College of Business during the Spring Break 2016, and offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to gain experiential knowledge about conducting business in a foreign environment and culture from a marketing, logistics and supply chain management perspective. Students are able to obtain first-hand, in-country experience regarding marketing opportunities and challenges through in-country lectures and presentations by local experts, business visits to companies and cultural immersion.

 

Marketing study abroad programs are designed to introduce students to the marketing practices of companies pursuing opportunities abroad, and to raise student awareness about the importance of viewing marketing management strategies and tactics from a global perspective.

The Marketing Department of the College of Business has developed a comprehensive, activity-filled program which will be preceded by 2 on-campus meetings in preparation for our multi-country travels. All in-country lectures, presentations, business visits as well as tours of local sites will be conducted in English.

Apply by: January 17th , 2016

Milan + Genoa + Budapest During Spring Break Flyer

 

This program will travel from March 11 to 20, 2016. The first stop on the itinerary is Budapest, Hungary, followed by Milan, Italy.

Access to the courses offered in conjunction with this program of travels will be online through Blackboard.

  • $3,259 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) with daily breakfast, in-country transportation, and entry to cultural and business visits (as indicated on the itinerary).

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 predeterminate 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.
  5. Students from other colleges may be admitted into the program and will be considered on a case by case basis.

All students are required to take one of the mandatory course MAR4933(*) Marketing Study Abroad course and may select one additional course (for a maximun of 6 credits). If a student has already taken MAR4933, they may take MAR 4907 in lieu of MAR 4933 and can select one additional course. Students should check the prerequisites for the courses they wish to take before applying,. Our office will obtain approval from COB Academy Advising for the classes selected and will automatically register the student once approved.

  • MAR 4933 - Special Topics in Marketing ( Mandatory) (3 credits)
  • MAR 4907 - Independent Study in Marketing (in lieu of MAR 4933) ( 3 Credits)
  • MAR 4156 - International Marketing ( 3 Credits)*
  • MAR 4144 - Export Marketing (3 Credits).
  • TRA 4121 - Global Logistic (3 Credits)
  • TRA 4203 - Principles of Logistics ( 3 Credits)*
  • TRA 4214 - Logistics Strategy ( 3 Credits )*.

* Optional courses can be applied toward the Export-Import and Supply Chain Management Certificate. 

DAY 1 FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 MIAMI -> BUDAPEST

» Meet at the airport
» Overnight Flight

 
DAY 2 SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 BUDAPEST
» Arrive and transfer to hotel for Check-in and orientation
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 3 SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016 BUDAPEST
» Group Breakfast
» Half Day Walking Tour   
» Lunch on your own
» Marketing Exercises       
» Group dinner
 
DAY 4 MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2015 BUDAPEST

» Group Breakfast
» Company Visit: Supply chain 
» Lunch on your own
» Business Visit: US Commercial Services 
» Dinner on your own.

 
DAY 5 TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 BUDAPEST -> MILAN
» Group Breakfast
» Travel to Milan
» Lunch on your own
» Arrive and transfer to hotel.
» Dinner on your own.
 
DAY 6 WEDNESDAY , MARCH 16, 2016 MILAN
» Group Breakfast
» Company Visit: Logistics
» Lunch on your own
» Business Visit: US Commercial Services
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 7 THURSDAY , MARCH 17, 2016 MILAN
» Group Breakfast
» Day Trip to Genoa
» Business Visit: Port
» Lunch on your own 
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 8 FRIDAY, MARCH 18 , 2016 MILAN
» Group breakfast
» Day trip to Florence
» Business Visit: Manufacturing 
» Lunch on your own
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 9 SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 MILAN
» Group breakfast
» Business Visit (2): Manufacturing
» Lunch on your own
» Dinner on your own
 
DAY 10 SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016  MILAN -> MILAN
» Group Breakfast 
» Transfer to the Airport
» Depart to USA

Itinerary is subject to change

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 contact COB Study Abroad at (305) 348-1740 or by e-mail studyabroadbiz@fiu.edu@fiu.edu.

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

Professor Elisabeth Beristain
Department of Marketing
E-mail: Elisabeth.Beristain@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2791

Dr. Ron Mesia
Department of Marketing
E-mail: rmesia@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-1663

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, 2016
2. Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa January 18, 2015
  Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.  
3. Submitted Medical Information Form January 18, 2015
4. Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below) November 30, 2015

Cancellations received by November 30, 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 November 30, 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. January 23rd from 1:15pm to 5:00pm in RB-140
  2. February 27th from 1:15pm to 5:00pm in RB-140
  • COB 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 CIBER along with a 1 page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: January 20, 2016). Scholarship awards will be announced shortly after
  • COB Need-Based* Scholarship 2
    This $750 scholarship is available up to three 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 CIBER along with a 1 page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: January 20, 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 to 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 20, 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. 


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