Study AbroadDubai & India - Winter Break 2016 (December 12-21, 2016)

Dubai & India - Winter Break 2016 (December 12-21, 2016)

DUBAI & INDIA - WINTER BREAK 2016 (DEC. 12TH-21ST 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.

Travel Dates: December 12th-21st, 2016

Enrollment: Program Closed

The program participants will travel from December 12th to 21st, 2016 to the United Arab Emirates and India. The program will visit New Delhi, Agra, and Dubai.

Although the travel dates take place during the Winter Break, the courses will count for the Spring 2017 Term.

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

  • $3,575.00 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 4602 – International Business (3 cr.) *
  • MAN 4673 – Trade Policy & Business (3 cr.) *
  • MAN 4720 – Strategic Management (3 cr.)
  • FIN 4604 – International Finance (3 cr.)

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

All course work is fully online during the Spring 2017 term: January 9 to April 22, 2017.

DAY 1

Monday, December 12, 2016

Miami – New Delhi

Meet at the airport

Overnight flight 

DAY 2

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Delhi

Arrival to Delhi

You will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Check in

Rest

DAY 3

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New Delhi - Agra

Breakfast 

Morning departure to Agra

Lunch under own arrangements

Visit the Taj Mahal

Free time to explore on own

Dinner under own arrangements

DAY 4

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Agra-Delhi

Breakfast (Smart Casual, moderate walking)

Check out and travel to Delhi

Lunch under own arrangements

Check in to hotel

Free time to explore on own

Dinner under own arrangements

DAY 5

Friday, December 16, 2016

New Delhi

Breakfast - Full Day Company visits - (Dress Code Business)

Company visit

Lunch under own arrangements

Company visit

Return to hotel

Dinner under own arrangements

DAY 6

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Travel to Dubai

Breakfast 

Travel to Dubai

You will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel

Group Welcome Lunch and Introduction to the Culture, experience authentic cuisine while learning about the culture.

Visit Jumeirah Mosque

Check in to hotel

Visit AT THE TOP - Burj Khalifa

Dinner under own arrangements 

DAY 7

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dubai

Breakfast - Full Day Company visits - (Dress Code Business)

Depart hotel

Company Visit

Lunch under own arrangements

Company Visit

Monorail Tour of Palm Island

Return to hotel

Dinner under own arrangements

DAY 8

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dubai

Breakfast - Full Day Company visits - (Dress Code Business)

Depart hotel

Company visit

Lunch under own arrangements

Company Visit

Return to hotel

Desert Safari and Dinner Show

DAY 9

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dubai

Breakfast (Smart Casual, moderate walking)

Final Group Presentations

Lunch under own arrangements

Free time to explore

Transfer to the airport

DAY 10

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dubai - Miami

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 Global Initiatives within the College of Business at (305) 348-1740 or by e-mail studyabroadbiz@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. Marc Weinstein
Dept. of Management & International Business
MANGO 465 (Modesto A. Maidique Campus)
E-mail: Marc.Weinstein@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-2791

Dr. Deanne Butchey
Dept. of Finance
RB 225A (Modesto A. Maidique Campus)
E-mail: Deanne.Butchey@fiu.edu
Phone: (305)-348-7238

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 October 21, 2016
2. Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa October 3, 2016
  Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.  
3. Submitted Medical Information Form October 3, 2016
4. Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below) September 30, 2016

Cancellations received by September 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 September 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 three 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. October 29, 2016 1:00PM to 5:00PM
  2. November 19, 2016 1:00PM to 5:00PM
  3. November (date to be determined)

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: November 18th, 2016). 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 asakhleh@fiu.edu along with a 1-page proposal on why you want to study abroad (Deadline: November 18th, 2016). 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 November 18th, 2016.

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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