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One-Week Experiential Learning Abroad Program for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES

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Travel to London for International Business Studies

Immerse yourself in international business with a week-long trip to London, October 12-19, 2019, where you'll gain practical experience from working with leading business organizations.

If you’ll be taking BUS499 and BUS599 (Experiential Learning Abroad) this fall, you’ll have the opportunity to travel to London, where you’ll meet with organizations and expand your knowledge of international business in a real-world setting.

This experiential learning opportunity will consist of:

  • Several facility tours, with hosted Q&A sessions.
  • An exploration of companies’ business strategies, challenges, and opportunities on a local, regional, and global scale.
  • A lecture from a guest professor or industry expert in the international business field.
  • An interactive group workshop with realistic scenarios, in which students analyze challenges and present solutions.

You’ll also visit several historical and cultural sites, including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Windsor Castle. A city tour will also feature stops at Covent Garden, St. Paul’s Church, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus.

CSU-GLOBALin LONDON 7 Days Includes travel time - six days in London - Arrive in London on 10/12/2019 - Return to the U.S. on 10/19/2019 Or stay longer - you book your own travel! 4 Visits Meet with four businesses for a hands-on learning experience in international business and intercultural relations Cultural Sites - Westminster Abbey - The Tower of London - Windsor Castle - Leicester Square - Piccadilly Circus - Q&A session - Explore companies’ business strategies, challenges, and opportunities on a local, regional, and global scale - Interactive group discussion of realistic business challenges Company Tours

Learning outcomes from this experience include the ability to:

  • Analyze the cultural impact on business relationships, communication styles, and opportunities.
  • Assess business management perspective and decision-making through the lens of another culture.
  • Inform problem-solving and critical-thinking skills in the complex global arena.
  • Evaluate business models to compete across borders.
  • Create a personal career plan that incorporates adding value within international business exchanges.

This course is offered as an elective credit that can be used as a substitute for the following courses:

Undergraduate Graduate
COM315: Intercultural Communication HRM570: Global Human Resource Leadership
HRM470: Human Resource Management in a Global World MIM520: Global Financial Management
MGT305: Introduction to International Business MIM560: International Business
MGT405: Management in the Global Economy MIM580: Capstone - International Management
MKG400: International and Multi-cultural Marketing ECN500: Global Economics
ECN410: Comparative Economics & Global Business 1800-Present ORG555: Leading Diverse Teams

What is the cost?

The cost will depend on the number of program participants. If there are less than 10 participants registered by Wednesday, July 3, the course will be cancelled. If we have more than 10 participants, the price will decrease. With 10 participants, at double room occupancy, the price is $3,475. For the entire trip, here are estimated costs:

Undergraduate:

Program Costs: $3,475 (10 participants with double occupancy)

Airfare (based out of Denver): $500-$1,000

Meals: $320-$380 (Lunch every day, 5 dinners)

Insurance (Travel Protection Plan- Cancel for any reason): $199

Extra (Money for souvenirs, any extra cultural experiences, etc.): $200-$500

Tuition: $1,050

Estimated Total: $5,744- $6,604

Graduate

Program Costs: $3,475 (10 participants with double occupancy)

Airfare (based out of Denver): $500-1,000

Meals: $320-$380 (Lunch every day, five dinners)

Insurance (Travel Protection Plan- Cancel for any reason): $199

Extra (Money for souvenirs, any extra cultural experiences, etc.): $200-$500

Tuition: $1,500

Estimated Total: $6,194- $7,054

Registration Details and FAQs

How do I sign up?

First, your student success counselor will ensure that you do not have any academic or financial holds and that you are academically eligible to participate (that you have elective credit remaining or can substitute a course).

If you are eligible, you will work with the Manager of Career Navigation Services to register and request a course substitution. After July 3, if we have enough participants (minimum of 10), you will receive information about how to register with WorldStrides, along with payment information.

When is the deadline to sign up?

You must register for the course by July 3. If you register after that date, you will be placed on a waiting list.

When are my payments due?

There are two payments due to WorldStrides prior to the course’s beginning. You must pay 50% of the program total by Friday, July 5. The remaining 50% is due on Monday, August 5. Please note that the program total does not include your tuition costs, which will be charged to your student account 10 days prior to the course’s beginning.

Do I need to book my airline flight?

Yes, you will need to book your airfare to London. Do not book your flight until the trip is confirmed in July 2019. It is recommended that you book your flight about 45 days prior to departure as this is when you will likely find the best airfare offers.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Here’s our cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations 59+ days prior to departure (before Aug. 11): 100% cost is refundable.
  • Cancellations 31-60 days prior to departure (Aug. 9-Sept. 10): 50% of cost is refundable.
  • Cancellations 30 days prior to departure (Sept. 11-Oct. 12): No refund offered.

Can I use financial aid?

Yes, you can use financial aid. Please note that your financial aid will disburse after your initial payments are due to WorldStrides. Contact your student success counselor to determine if you are eligible for additional financial aid.

Can I use scholarships?

Yes, you can use scholarships to help pay for the course. First, check ScholarshipUniverse, a one-stop-shop, where students can apply for internal CSU Global scholarships, as well as hundreds of external scholarships. To use ScholarshipUniverse:

  1. Login to your CSU Global email account.
  2. Once logged in, visit csuglobal.scholarshipuniverse.com (you may need to refresh your browser).
  3. Set up your ScholarshipUniverse account, following the prompts on screen.
  4. Click “I’m Ready” to begin your application!

Other scholarship websites to visit:

Do I need a passport?

Yes, you will need a passport. Click here for more information on applying for a U.S. passport. It is recommended to apply for your passport at least three to four months prior to travel.

Do I need a visa?

No, you do not need a visa if you are an American traveling from the United States. If you’re traveling from another country, click here to determine if you need a visa.

Do we have week-six assignments due while we’re in London?

No, during week six of the course, a CT assignment is not due. You will participate in an in-person discussion for the week.

How much money should I bring?

You will need to bring enough money to pay for lunch each day, and money for dinner for five nights. You may also want to bring extra money for souvenirs or any extra cultural excursions. We recommend bringing $200–$500, depending on how much you want to spend.

Can I arrive early or depart later than the group?

Yes, you can arrive early or depart after the group. Extra time in-country is not included in the program fees.

Are meals included in the program costs?

Breakfast is included at the hotel. Lunch is not included. On Monday, Oct. 14, you will have a local welcome dinner. On Friday, Oct. 18, students will have a departure dinner. You will be responsible for paying for dinner the other five nights.

Do I have to share a room?

You do not have to share a room, but the program cost is based on double occupancy. For single occupancy, you will be required to pay an additional $845.

Where will we stay?

You will stay at the Grange White Hall Hotel in the heart of London.

If I can’t participate in this course, will it be offered during another term?

This is a pilot course. Therefore, depending on the success of this course, a similar course may be offered in the future – but it is not guaranteed.

Will we have any free time on our own?

Yes, you will have some afternoons and evenings on your own.

How many credits will I receive for this course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you should receive three credits.

“Participating in the Experiential Learning Abroad program was a unique opportunity to learn with cohort in person and work with organizations.”

Melinda Livingston

Master's in International Management

“I have always been a huge international traveler. I wanted to gain more travel experience and learn how businesses function in other countries. Hopefully this will help me in getting a job that travels overseas a lot.”

Bradley Lefor

Marketing

“The approach we took in observing and discussing the companies was helpful in understanding the various cultures of different corporations. I enjoyed the company visits and the interactions with peers and educators.”

Rob Elstad

Master's in International Management

“It helped open my eyes to different careers I want to pursue. I enjoyed the cultural exploration of another country.”

Madison Baird

Human Resource Management

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