SIUE Business Program to Angers and Paris: France as a member of the European Union Spring Break 2014
MBA graduate students and undergraduate majors in the School of Business are invited to apply for the unique opportunity to participate in faculty led program to Angers and Paris, France over Spring Break 2014. In Angers, students will experience a mid-size French city, tour a 1500's castle and visit a Loire Valley winery. Students will also participate in lectures by ESSCA Business School faculty to learn about France as a part of the EU, and French wine industry structures and regulatory agencies. While in Paris, students will visit many important landmarks and cultural sites including The Louvre, Musee de l'Orangerie, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and more.
DATES: March 8 - 16, 2014
March 8 - Depart on group flight from St. Louis, MO to Paris, France
March 9 - Arrive Paris
March 16 - Depart Paris on return flight to St. Louis, MO
Objectives of the course include gaining knowledge about external environmental influences of culture, trade, economic systems, technology, and political systems on conducting international business. The focus of the course is on the European Union (EU) as one specific region in the larger international environment. Within the EU, the wine industries will serve as specific contexts through which to observe the impact of regional integration. The primary part of the course will occur during the time in France. There will be a required pre-departure meeting and pre-departure assignments as well as post travel presentations and a final essay.
Graduate students will enroll in MBA 595 for 3 credit hours
Undergraduate students will enroll in GBA 489 for 3 credit hours
PROGRAM FEE: $2,400
This fee includes round trip airfare to from St. Louis, MO to France, housing, transportation between Angers and Paris, CISI International Insurance, some field trips and excursions and two group meals. The program fee payment dues are:
$1,200 due November 14, 2013
$1,200 due January 13, 2014
SIUE Tuition & Info Technology Fee: Participating students will be registered in 3 credit hours for the SIUE course associated with this program. Students will be billed accordingly with Spring 2014 tuition and the information technology fee charged to the Spring 2014 SIUE Bursar bill. For details see Undergradate tuition and Graduate tuition.
Meals in France & Incidental Expenses:Participating students will need to budget $500 - $700 to cover the cost of meals, some local transportation and minor incidental expenses for this program.
Students will be housed in double rooms in hotels in Angers and Paris.
If you are interested in applying for participation in this program, please contact your academic advisor in the School of Business to indicate your interest and to determine how your participation in this study abroad program may fit with your remaining degree requirements.
Graduate Assistant, School of Business
School of Business - International Program
Founders Hall, Room 3301B
Telephone: (618) 650-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org