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USFSP Business in Europe
Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission 06/23/2015 07/06/2015
NOTE: Please note the summer semester scholarship application deadline is 2/15/2015. You must be accepted and committed to the program and pay your confirmation fee in order to be considered for scholarships (separate application). This takes processing time. You must submit all parts of your program application by FEBRUARY 1st, if you plan to also apply for scholarships.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Program Type:
USF Sponsored
Eligibility Requirements:
College of Business Student
Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Open to:
Non-USF Applicants, USF Students Only
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Jim Pulos, Masai Shakong, Wendy Baker
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Sponsoring College:
Business USFSP
Program Primary Subject:
Business, Marketing, and Finance
Program Description:

Program Overview


London City

Program Dates: June 23 - July 6, 2015

The global nature of the world economy highlights the importance of business students learning about, and experiencing first hand, the nature of international business. This program will visit three of Europe's most beautiful cities: Munich, Amsterdam, and London. Participants will explore the history and culture of Europe as well as the vibrant nature of these historic European economies. Tours include multiple local and international businesses and/or government institutions. Students will gain cross-cultural experiences that are vital in conducting international business.

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Location



map

Munich, Germany
London, UK
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Academic Program and Course Information

Amsterdam Canal

"Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0" http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Amsterdam_Canals_-_July_2006.jpg

Earn 3-6 credit hours
MAN  4930/ GEB  4935  Doing Business in Europe , 3 credits
MAN 4600 International Management, 3 credits (Pre-requisite: MAN 3025 Principles of Management)

Note: On-line classes and on-campus class meetings pre and post travel--dates and times TBD.

Credit Type:

Students enrolled in this program will be enrolled in direct USFSP credit.

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Faculty

Dr. Dan Marlin
Associate Professor, Management
USFSP
140 USFSP Harborwalk Ave. S.
PNM 104B
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4946
marlind@mail.usf.edu

Dan Marlin

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Program Costs


London Eye

Cost: $3,475 

 Included:

  • Accompaniment and on-site program direction by USFSP instructor
  • Accommodations (double or triple occupancy) 
  • All program related, in-country transportation and ferry/train between Ireland and London
  • Health Insurance
  • Group excursions
  • 6credit hours (courses on program)


Not Included:

  • International airfare and airfare between London and Munich (estimate $1500)
  • Personal spending
  • Most meals 


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Living Arrangements



Munich

3 star hotels (double/triple occupancy)


Who Can Participate?

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Students admitted to the College of Business. 

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How and When to Pay



Piggy Bank

Payment Schedule: TBD

Payment instructions (only after you have completed you have been accepted to the program and commit in the study abroad system):

Once you have been accepted to your program of choice, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the program by hitting the Commit button on your personal application page. Having confirmed your participation, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will place charges on your OASIS account. Students will be asked to make a confirmation payment toward the Study Abroad Program Cost (SACD). Generally, this payment is $500, although certain programs may have alternate payment requirements as indicated on the specific program website.

Once you have committed to the program, you are financially liable for the Study Abroad Program Cost. Please carefully read your program-specific payment requirements as well as the Financial Terms and Conditions for your relevant program.

To make the payment:

ON-LINE (Please note: Do not use the on-line payment option if you have other outstanding charges on your account as any payment will automatically be credited toward your on-campus charges)
Step 1: Go to USF Single-SignOn
Step 2: Log in using your USF Net ID.
Step 3: Click on OASIS on the top menu.
Step 4: On the Main Menu, go to "Student"
Step 5: On the Student Menu, go to "Tuition & Fees"
Step 6: Click on "Student Bill Payment" PLEASE NOTE: The USF Cashier's Office charges a 2.5% "convenience fee" for using a credit or bank card. If you use an online check you will not be charged the additional fee.  They no longer accept VISA.

IN PERSON
Step 1: Email the USFSP Education Abroad Office at studyabroad@usfsp.edu for a payment form. The form must be completed and signed by an authorized member of the Education Abroad Office.
Step 2: Take payment form to the USFSP Cashier's Office (BAY 132). You may pay only pay with check, cash or money order in person.  Checks are payable to USF.
Step 3: Please keep a record of your payment for your records.

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Getting There


plane

Once the minimum enrollment has been met, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will release the flight schedule the Program Director will travel on (do not purchase your flight prior to this). Students are strongly encouraged to travel outbound on the same flight as the Director or to coordinate their independent flight to arrive at the same time so that they will have airport transfers provided.  Those who do not choose to fly on the group flight must be prepared to make their own way to the program site in case of cancellation or flight delay.  You will be responsible for reserving and purchasing your international transportation to and from Europe.
 

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation


Passport

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.

Please click here for more detailed information.

All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport, or a valid passport from their country of residence.   U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Europe. Non-U.S. citizens should check with their own country's consulate regarding visa requirements for the countires visisted. Non-US citizens should also check-in with the USF International Services Office to ensure reentry to the US.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding

Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Please note: the summer semester scholarship application deadline is 2/15/2015. You must be accepted and committed to the program and pay your confirmation fee in order to be considered for scholarships (separate application). This takes processing time. You must submit all parts of your program application by FEBRUARY 1st, if you plan to also apply for scholarships.

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Safety & Health


Health

Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed safety and health information given in our Pre-Departure Guidebefore you travel. Also, don't forget to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of Stateand Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwebsites.

GERMANY

THREATS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY: German authorities are vigilant in combating terrorism and other threats to security.  Authorities have uncovered and disrupted several extremist plots including some targeting U.S. interests.  The most recent deadly attack occurred in March 2011, when two U.S.  Airmen were killed and two others wounded when a lone Islamic extremist opened fire on them at the Frankfurt International Airport.  Like other countries in the Schengen area, Germany’s open borders with its European neighbors limit its ability to track suspect individuals entering and exiting the country with anonymity.

Large, public demonstrations on a variety of political and economic issues are common in Germany. Such demonstrations usually occur on politically significant holidays, such as German Labor Day on May 1, and during international summits hosted in Germany. In order to stage a demonstration, groups must obtain prior police approval, and police routinely oversee participants. Although the majority of demonstrations are peaceful, occasionally some attract counter-demonstrations which can create the potential for violence. . Avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and check local media for updates on the situation and traffic advisories.

U.S. citizens should exercise caution when congregating in areas known as expatriate hangouts such as restaurants, bars, and discos frequented by high numbers of resident U.S. citizens and/or U.S. citizen tourists. In addition, hooligans, most often drunken “skinheads,” have been known to harass or even attack people whom they believe to be foreigners or members of rival groups. On occasion, German police reported assaults which appeared to have been motivated by racial reasons, and U.S. citizens have reported that they were assaulted for racial reasons or because they appeared “foreign.”

NETHERLANDS

THREATS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY: Since 2004, Dutch government security measures have been in place in response to concerns about terrorist activity in the Netherlands by international and domestic extremist groups.  The Dutch government has determined the current terrorist threat level to be "substantial."  According to the Dutch National Coordinator for Counterterrorism, this level, the second-highest of four levels, means that “there is a realistic possibility that an attack will take place in the Netherlands.”

We encourage you to keep up with the latest news while in the Netherlands and to take steps to increase your security awareness.  As with other countries in the Schengen area, the Netherlands’ open borders with its European neighbors allow for the possibility of terrorist groups entering/exiting the country with anonymity.

Demonstrations take place in the Netherlands from time to time in response to world events or local developments.  Prior police notice is required for public demonstrations, and police oversight is routinely provided.  However, we remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of the demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Information regarding demonstrations in The Netherlands can be found on the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam website.
 

UNITED KINGDOM

THREATS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY: The United Kingdom is politically stable and has a modern infrastructure, but shares with the rest of the world an increased threat of terrorist incidents of international origin, as well as the potential for isolated violence related to the political situation in Northern Ireland.

Like the United States, the United Kingdom shares its national threat levels with the general public to keep everyone informed and explain the context for the various increased security measures that may be encountered. The UK Home Office posts UK threat levels on its website.

The UK Security Service, commonly known as MI5, publishes specific reasons for any changes in the threat level and recommended actions for the public via its website.

U.S. citizens should check with the UK Department for Transport for its latest security updates and carry-on luggage restrictions.

In the past several years, extremists have targeted and attacked public transportation infrastructure in European cities such as London, Madrid, Glasgow, and Moscow, demonstrating that terrorists continue to take an active interest in targeting this sector. The British Home Secretary has urged UK citizens to be alert and vigilant. For example, travelers are encouraged to keep an eye out for suspect packages or people acting suspiciously on buses, on the subway (called the Tube or Underground), at train stations, and at airports, and to report anything suspicious to the appropriate authorities. U.S. citizens should remain vigilant with regard to their personal security and to exercise caution. As has been widely reported in the press, UK law enforcement authorities have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack, underscoring in their public statements that the police are using a range of tactics to mitigate the threat. For more information about UK public safety initiatives, consult the UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat website.

The political situation in Northern Ireland has improved substantially in the last two decades, with the successful completion of a four-year term by the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011 and the devolution of policing and justice authorities to the Assembly in 2010. Overall, rates of violent crime are very low in Northern Ireland. Nevertheless, the Police Service of Northern Ireland assesses the dissident republican threat in Northern Ireland to be severe. Dissident republican groups have been the main sources of a modest rise in the number of security incidents in recent years. Attacks by these groups have focused primarily on police and military targets, and involved the use of firearms and explosives. Attacks have targeted the private vehicles and homes of security personnel, police stations, and other justice sector buildings, increasing the potential for travelers to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Separately, demonstrations from December 2012 to February 2013 and again in July and August resulted in sporadic street violence, mainly directed at police. Several incidents, including in public places, at the end of 2013 that caused minor damage underscore the need to maintain situational awareness.  Tensions may be heightened during the summer marching season (April to August), particularly during the month of July (around the July 12th public holiday). 

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. You should avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and be careful within the vicinity of any demonstrations. You should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

The phone number for police/fire/ambulance emergency services – the equivalent of 911 in the United States – is 999 in the United Kingdom and 112 in Gibraltar. You should also use this number to report warnings about possible bombs or other immediate threats. The UK Anti-Terrorist Hotline, at 0800-789-321, is available for tips and confidential information about possible terrorist activity.

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Special Terms

Students should carefully review the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation and includes information on insurance, cancellation, and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.
 

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Contacts for More Information

Visit USFSP Education Abroad at:

http://www.usfsp.edu/studyabroad/

Questions regarding academics and courses:

Dr. Dan Marlin
Associate Professor, Management
USFSP
140 USFSP Harborwalk Ave. S.
PNM 104B
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4946
marlind@mail.usf.edu

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:

Wendy Baker
Study Abroad Coordinator
USFSP
140 USFSP Harborwalk Ave. S.
BAY 204
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 973-4851
wbaker@usfsp.edu

 

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