Study AbroadVietnam & China - Summer B 2016 (June 27-July 8)

Vietnam and China During Summer B 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: June 27 to July 8, 2016

Notice: As of 2:00PM 5/10/15 only 2 spaces remain. Spaces will be filled on a first come basis.

PROGRAM WILL CLOSE ONCE FILLED. APPLY NOW.

The program participants will travel from June 27 – July 8, 2016 to Vietnam and China.

Access to the courses will be online through blackboard.

  • $3,870 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.

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.

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

MAN 4956 – Study Abroad in International Business (3 cr.)*

Students may choose one optional course:

MAN 4602 - International Business (3cr.)*

MAN 4720 - Strategic Management (3 cr.)

MAN 4653 - Foreign Trade Investment (3 cr.)*

MAN 4613 - International Risk Assessment (3 cr.)*

Courses count for Summer 2016.

* Courses can be applied toward International Trade and Investment Certificate.

DAY 1 MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016 MIAMI -> VIETNAM

» Meet at the airport
» Travel to Vietnam

 

DAY 2 TUESDAY, JUNE  28, 2016 VIETNAM

» Arrive in Vietnam and transfer to your group’s accommodations
» Check in to your Hotel

» Dinner in your room

 

DAY 3 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016 VIETNAM

» Group Breakfast
» Orientation and Cultural Highlights Tour    

» City orientation tour and visit the floating markets    
» Lunch on your own 

» Company Visit     
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 4 THRUSDAY , JUNE 30, 2016 VIETNAM

» Group Breakfast
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Lunch on your own
» Company Visit ( TBA) 
» Dinner on your own.

 

DAY 5 FRIDAY, JULY  1, 2016 VIETNAM

» Group Breakfast
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Lunch on your own
» Company Visit (TBA)
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 6 SATURDAY , JULY 2, 2016 VIETNAM

» Free Day to explore
» Lunch on your own
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 7 MONDAY , JULY 3, 2016 VIETNAM > CHINA

» Group Breakfast
» Transfer to the airport
» Lunch on your own 
» Flight to CHINA 

» Arrive and transfer to your group’s accommodations
» Arrive and transfer to hotel
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 8 TUESDAY, JULY 4 , 2016 CHINA

» Group breakfast
» Company Visit

» Lunch on your own
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 9 WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2016 CHINA

» Group breakfast
» Company visit (TBA)
» Lunch on your own
» Company visit (TBA)
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 10 THRUSDAY, JULY 6, 2016 CHINA

» Group Breakfast
» Visit the Great Wall of China (Full Day)

» Lunch is included
» Dinner on your own

 

DAY 11 FRIDAY , JULY 7, 2016 CHINA > MIAMI

» Group Breakfast

» Free day to explore on your own
» Lunch on your own
» Peking duck dinner

DAY 12 FRIDAY , JULY 8, 2016 CHINA > MIAMI

» Group Breakfast

» Travel to the airport for return flight to USA

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.

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

Dr. Doreen Gooden
Dept. of Management & International Business
ACII 135A (Biscayne Bay Campus)
E-mail: goodend@fiu.edu
Phone: 305.919.5514

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 16, 2016

2.

Copy of Passport and U.S. Residency Card/Visa

April 28, 2016

 

Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond date of return.

 

3.

Submitted Medical Information Form

April 28, 2016

4.

Last day to withdraw with a refund (see refund policy below)

March 28, 2016

Cancellations received by March 28, 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 March 28, 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 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. June 4th  - 1:00PM to 5:00PM  in MANGO-220

  2. June 18th - 1:00PM to 5:00PM in MANGO-220

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 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 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 3 students for the Vietnam and China 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 June 3, 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 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. 

To apply, please complete the 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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