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
diana.bullen@mesacc.edu

 

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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 5 - August 1, 2015

Offering students and life-long learners in the community a stimulating academic and cultural platform to enhance global competence in any career, exposing participants to a unique transnational perspective.

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 Fee (due 3/27/15):  $2,300
    • Includes academic facilities, cultural excursions, ground transportation, lodging, and medical insurance.
    • Refundable lodging deposit (due 3/27/15): $220
      • The lodging deposit will be refunded within 4 months after departure from the premises on the condition that no damage to the premises has occurred and that all cleaning was done to satisfaction before departure.
  • Tuition: 6 credits; estimated at $504
    • In-state: $84 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $204 per credit hour
    • Registration begins in early March. Tuition due date will be listed in SIS.
  • Registration Fee: $15
  • Airfare is NOT included - estimated at $1,400
    • Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.
  • Meals are NOT included - estimated at  $900

ESTIMATED TOTAL (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals): $5,339

Cultural Excursions 

Cultural excursions may vary from year to year.

*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 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)

  • IBS101  Intro to International Business (3 cr) [G]
  • IBS298AC   Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken IBS101
  • COM263   Elem of Intercultural Comm (3 cr) [SB, C, G]
  • COM298AC  Special Projects (3 cr); offered for students who have already taken COM263
  • Hybrid courses begin prior to departure (online & face-to-face) and will be held from May 27-July 1, 2015 at the Southern & Dobson campus.

Dates to Remember

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General Information Sessions

Wednesdays: 6 - 6:45 pm
Sept. 10 & 24, 2014
Oct. 8 & 22, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Jan. 28 & Feb. 11, 2015

Thursdays: 1:30 - 2:15 pm

Sept. 11 & 25, 2014
Oct. 9 & 23, 2014
Nov. 6, 2014
Jan. 29 & Feb. 12, 2015

Southern & Dobson Campus

Int'l Student Lounge

NU-6 Building

Financial aid specialist available at all Thursday sessions.

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, February 27, 2015

11:59 pm MST

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

Program Application Deadline

Friday, February 27, 2015

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

Complete online application (coming soon!).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply early to reserve your place! 

Payment Deadlines

Friday, March 27, 2015

Program Fee Deadline: March 27, 2015

Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center

Mandatory Orientation

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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.