Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

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Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Diana Bullen

International Business
P:  480-461-7221
Office: S&D  BP43A-027


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Program Location

A Glimpse into the EU. The focus of this program is to examine the interconnectedness amongst cultural values, globalization and its impact on the world economic systems. It will explore closely how the European Union functions and its impact not only in the world economic system at large but specifically how it affects the economic system in the USA. The selected countries for this program (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) have pivotal roles within the European Union. The European Council sits in Brussels and it offers the perfect setting for the program and its focus. The 2 courses selected contribute to this program’s goals: IBS 101 Introduction to International Business, and COM 263 Intercultural Communications.

 July 7-August 1, 2014

Offering students and life-long learners in the community a stimulating academic and cultural platform to enhance global competence in any career, this program is designed as a life-transforming experience in a location where past, present, and future are evident all around.

Based in Liege, Belgium, known as the “Cockpit of Europe” due to its central location and many military campaigns that have been fought on its territories between other European powers, the participant will walk through the cobble stones of time, sense the intrigue and lavishness of past kingdoms, meander through castles and museums, feel the vestiges of centuries of history intermingled with today’s society.

Estimated Program Costs

  • Program Fees:  $2,177 (due 3/21/14)
    • includes academic facilities, cultural excursions, ground transportation, lodging, and travel insurance.
  • Tuition: 6 credits; estimated at $486
    • In-state: $81 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $201 per credit hour
    • Registration begins 3rd Monday in March. Tuition due date will be listed in SIS.
  • Registration Fee: $15
  • Airfare is NOT included - estimated at $1,400
  • Meals are NOT included - estimated at  $1,000
  • Textbooks: Estimated at $250
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Cultural Excursions

*UNESCO World Heritage Sites

European Union Program Details

  • Central to the competencies learned in the IBS 101 course is how businesses function in an economic union and the global economy. The COM 263 course is a perfect fit for this program as it emphasizes the intercultural nature of relationships in general and how it applies to business.
  • Students will visit local and multinational businesses and listen to business managers and directors share their expertise in EU economics while gaining intercultural competency.
  • Read detailed cultural information on Belgium provided by CultureGrams™.

Courses Offered (must take 6 credits)

  • Theses hybrid courses begin prior to departure (online & face-to-face) and will be held from 5/27-6/27, 2014 at the Southern & Dobson campus.
  • Students must take two courses for a total of 6 credits.
  • IBS 101  16257 Intro to International Business (3 cr) [G]
  • IBS298AC   Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken IBS101
  • COM 263  17065 Elem of Intercultural Comm (3 cr) [SB, C, G]
  • COM298AC  Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken COM263

Dates to Remember

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Information Sessions

Wednesdays - 6:00 - 6:45 pm:
Sept. 11 & 25, 2013
Oct. 9 & Oct. 23, 2013
Nov. 6, 2013
Jan. 29 & Feb. 12, 2014

Thursdays - 1:30 - 2:15 pm

Sept. 12 & 26, 2013
Oct. 10 &  24, 2013
Nov. 7, 2013
January 30 & Feb. 13, 2014

Southern & Dobson Campus

Int'l Student Lounge

NU-6 Building

Financial aid specialist available at all Thursday sessions.

Download Info Session flyer.

Scholarship Deadline

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Get information on scholarships, grants, and financial aid for study abroad here.

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 21, 2014

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early to reserve your place!  Complete the Application. This pdf file can be completed on your computer and then saved and printed.

Submit directly to the Study Abroad Coordinator in Building NU6 at Southern & Dobson campus.

Payment Deadline

Friday, March 21, 2014

For scholarship & financial aid opportunities as well as payment guidelines, download the helpful guide: How to Pay for Study Abroad.

Mandatory Orientation

Saturday, April 12, 2014

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation. There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.