Study AbroadMarketing Study Abroad: Canada - Summer B (July 23-30, 2016)

Marketing Study Abroad: Canada - Summer B (July 23-30, 2016)

 

MONTREAL, CANADA  

This marketing study abroad program offers current students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to learn experientially about conducting business in a foreign country from an international marketing, retail marketing, and supply chain management perspective, and examines marketing opportunities and challenges through business visits and cultural immersion.

Travel Dates: July 23-30, 2016

 

APPLY BY: 1:00 PM, Friday MAY 20th, 2016

SPACE IS LIMITED, PROGRAM WILL CLOSE ONCE FILLED. APPLY NOW.

This program will travel from July 23 to 30, 2016. Location visited: Montreal.

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

  • $2,459 Program Fee

  • $610.77 Instructional Fee (per class)

  • $175.00 Study Abroad Fee (includes international medical insurance)

All students pay the same course fees. Please note that an initial registration fee of $1,000.00 is due when enrolling. This registration fee payment will go towards the program fee.

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. 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.

All students are required to take one of the mandatory courses: MAR 4933/MAR 4907 and may select one additional course. If a student has already taken MAR 4933, they may take MAR 4907 in lieu of MAR 4933. 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.

Mandatory Course (select one course)

  • MAR 4933 - Special Topics in Marketing (Mandatory) (3 credits)
  • MAR 4907 - Independent Study in Marketing (in lieu of MAR 4933) (3 Credits)

Additional Courses offered (may select one)

  • MAR 3023 - Introduction to Marketing (3 Credits)*
  • MAR 4144 - Export Marketing (3 Credits)*
  • MAR 4156 - International Marketing ( 3 Credits)*
  • MAR 4231 - Retail Marketing (3 Credits)
  • MAR 4232 - Current Issues in Retail Marketing (3 Credits)
  • TRA 4203 - Principles of Logistics (3 Credits)*
  • TRA 4214 - Logistics Strategy (3 Credits)*
  • TRA 4721 - Global Logistics (3 Credits)*

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

Day/ Date

Location

Activities

Day 1: Saturday July 23, 2016

Miami -> Montreal

Meet at Miami airport, travel to Montreal

Arrive & transfer to Hotel, City Tour & Orientation

Dinner on your own

Day 2: Sunday July 24, 2016

Montreal

Group Breakfast

Cultural Visit: Basilique de Notre Dame

Lunch on your own

Business Visit: Rue de St. Denis Shopping District

Dinner on your own

Day 3: Monday July 25, 2016

Montreal

Group Breakfast

Business Visit: Vieux Port/ Old Port of Montreal

Cultural Visit: Old Montreal City

Lunch & Dinner on your own

Day 4: Tuesday July 26, 2016

Montreal

Group Breakfast

Business Visit: Montreal Port Authority

Lunch on your own

Business Visit: Underground City

(vast network of boutique lined passages with 1600 shops)

Dinner on your own

Day 5: Wednesday July 27, 2016

Montreal

Group Breakfast

Business Visit: Ogilvy ( Montreal's first Department Store)

Lunch on your own

Business Visit: Brewery Tour

Dinner on your own

Day 6: Thursday July 28, 2016

Montreal

Group Breakfast

Business Visit: Air Canada Corporate Headquarters

Lunch on your own

Business Visit: VIA Rail Canada

Dinner on your own

Day 7: Friday July 29, 2016

Montreal

Group Breakfast

Free Day to Meet with Professors & to Explore City

Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Saturday July 30, 2016

Montreal-> Miami

Group Breakfast

Flight to Miami

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 COB Study Abroad 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:

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

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

Professor Tim Birrittella
Department of Marketing
E-mail: Tim.Birrittella@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2571

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 May 2, 2016
2. Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa April 22, 2016
  Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.  
3. Submitted Medical Information Form April 22, 2016
4. Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below) April 15, 2016

Cancellations received by April 15, 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 April 15, 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. Lunch will be provided to the students. Students who cannot attend must e-mail the professor and StudyAbroadBiz@fiu.edu 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. Meeting 1: TBD
  2. Meeting 2: TBD

D. B. Parker Business School Scholarship

This $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate business degree seeking student who meets the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 24 undergraduate credits completed in the College of Business
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.25
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation from College of Business Faculty

To apply, please visit https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2698

Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2016 


College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based* Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available 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
  • 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 College of Business Study Abroad Office along with a 1-page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: June 3, 2016). Scholarship awards will be announced shortly after the end of the program.


College of Business Study Abroad Need-Based Scholarship 2

This $750 scholarship is available 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
  • 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 College of Business Study Abroad Office along with a 1-page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: June 3, 2016). Scholarship awards will be announced shortly after the end of the program.


Panorama Travel Global Leadership Scholarship 

Panorama will award a $300 scholarship for up to 3 students for students 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 June 3, 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 in 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. This payment will go towards the program costs. 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 submit the following documents 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.

First 12 students to enroll will have a $50 early bird discount.

We are currently experiencing prolonged page loading times to the “ENROLL NOW” application.

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If you have difficulty, please send your NAME, PANTHER-ID, & CONTACT INFO to studyabroadbiz@fiu.edu.

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