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USFSP Business in Europe
Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom; Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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

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

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Location



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Dublin, Ireland

London, UK

Munich,Germany

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Academic Program and Course Information


St Patricks

Earn 3-6 credit hours
GEB 4935-  Doing Business in Europe, 3 credits
MAR 4903 - Global Marketing issues, 3 credits

Note:  On-line classes pre and post travel.     

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

Dr. Mike Luckett
Associate Professor, Marketing
Office: PNM 104 C
Phone: 727-873-4084
Fax: 727-873-4571
Email: luckett@usfsp.edu 

Mike Luckett

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Program Costs


London Eye

$3400  

  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
•6 credit hours (courses on program)


Not Included:
•International Airfare and Airfare Between London and Munich (estimate $1500)
•Personal spending (entertainment to vary by individual)
•Most meals  

NOTE:  Payment in full is due by March 15th for this program.
Payment Schedule:
$500 Confirmation Payment - Due 5 days after committing to the program
$850 Due February 15
$2050 Due March 15 


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Living Arrangements



Munich

3 star hotels (double/triple occupancy)


Who Can Participate?



Trinity college

Students admitted to the College of Business. 

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How and When to Pay



Piggy Bank


NOTE:  Payment in full is due by March 15th for this program.
Payment Schedule:
$500 Confirmation Payment - Due 5 days after committing to the program
$850 Due February 15
$2050 Due March 15 

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

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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. They have uncovered specific threats and prosecuted suspects, though Germany itself has been largely free of terror incidents. However, like other countries in the Schengen area, Germany's open borders with its European neighbors limits its ability to track suspect individuals entering and exiting the country with anonymity.

Germany's robust democracy is often expressed in large, public demonstrations on a variety of political and economic issues. Such demonstrations are common 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 and passersby. Nonetheless, these demonstrations can attract counter-demonstrations and have the potential to turn violent. Avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and check local media for updates on the situation and traffic advisories.

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, U.S. citizens have reported that they were assaulted for racial reasons or because they appeared "foreign." In addition, U.S. citizens should also 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, as this could attract unwanted attention from disorganized groups of rowdy patrons seeking to start a fight.
 

IRELAND

Garda Síochána (Garda), translated as "Guardians of the Peace of Ireland,” is the national police force providing all state security, policing and immigration enforcement duties countrywide. Ireland has a relatively low rate of violent crime. Petty crime and residential crime is much more common, especially in urban and tourist areas. Rates for residential break-ins, theft, burglary, and purse-snatching have all risen in recent years, and thieves often target rental cars and tourists, particularly in the vicinity of tourist attractions. In rare cases, these crimes have involved physical assault or violence, more commonly in Dublin. Avoid parks after dark and avoid showing signs of affluence in addition to guarding your valuables, passport and wallet. We recommend you leave your passport in a secure location separate from your purse or luggage. Do not leave your drinks unattended at bars or restaurants, as there have been reported incidents of drinks being spiked with illegal substances, leading to robbery and sexual assaults. Please practice sound personal security practices and maintain an awareness of your surroundings during your stay in Ireland. 

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS)  is a free nationwide service offering support and assistance to tourists who are victimized while visiting Ireland. If you are a tourist victim of crime, report the incident to the nearest Garda Station (police station), which will contact ITAS. All tourist victims are referred to ITAS by the police.
The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line in Ireland is 999 and/or 112. The number 112 is used throughout the EU and is accessible from any phone, free of charge.

 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 through its website specific reasons for any changes in the threat level and recommended actions for the public.

U.S. citizens should check with the UK Department for Transport for the 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 since the days of the “Troubles,” with the successful completion of a four-year term by the Northern Ireland Assembly in March 2011 and the devolution of policing and justice authorities to the Assembly in April 2010. Nevertheless, the Police Service of Northern Ireland assesses the dissident republican threat in Northern Ireland to be severe. Three violent dissident republican groups, the Real IRA (RIRA), Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH), and the Continuity IRA (CIRA) are the main sources of an increased 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 during such attacks, and also during any sporadic incidents of street violence and/or sectarian confrontation. U.S. citizens traveling to Northern Ireland should remain alert to their surroundings and should be aware that if they choose to visit potential flashpoints or attend parades, sporadic violence remains a possibility. Tensions may be heightened during the summer marching season (April to August), particularly during the month of July (around the July 12th public holiday). 

We remind you that 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


NOTE:  Payment in full is due by March 15th for this program.
Payment Schedule:
$500 Confirmation Payment - Due 5 days after committing to the program
$850 Due February 15
$2050 Due March 15 

Students should review carefully 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, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronicallysign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.
 

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Contacts for More Information

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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This program is currently not accepting applications.