When: Approx June 10 -July 19, 2013
Length of time in Nantes: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: Nov. 16, 2013 for early consideration
Feb. 15, 2014
Download UG application from http://www.business.uc.edu/intb/forms
Program Overview: Students earn up to 12-16 credits during a 6 week program in France. Coursework focuses on doing business in Europe and is taught in English by European faculty. The program includes a 3 day study tour of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.
Module 1 European Business and Cultural Environment (3 credits)
This is an introduction to International Business, Intercultural Management and the European Business Environment.
Module 2 European Community and Study Tour (3 credits)
Study the background and environment, political structure and policies, and single market implications. The program ends in Brussels to visit European Union headquarters and other international institutions.
Module 3 Marketing in Europe (3 credits)
Study marketing, finance, and strategy of European companies, along with some intercultural communication coursework. Weekly company visits and industry guest speakers give practical exposure to the theories presented in modules 1-3.
INTB5030 Managing Cultural Differences (3 credits)
Students are required to take this course taught by LCB faculty. Class meets the first half-term of summer semester and weekly in France. Academic assignments include cultural observations and a final reflection paper.
Eligibility: All LCB//UC students who have completed their sophomore year and INTB 3080 Global Business Environment. Applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA 2.5). Non-business majors are welcome to apply.
Living Accommodations: Students are housed with carefully selected host families. Continental breakfast and dinner are provided from Monday morning until Thursday morning. A student residence housing option is available for students with special needs.
Transportation: Students are responsible for their own round trip airfare between home and Nantes. Students may want to purchase a Eurail pass for @ $730 to travel throughout Europe during the summer. www.eurail.com/eurail-our-products
Language of Instruction: English
Travel Documents: 1) Passport. Download the passport application from http://www.travel.state.gov/ (Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.)
2) International Student Identification Card: $25 available from UC International, Edwards One, 3134. http://www.uc.edu/international/programs/students/pre_departure/isic.html
Estimated Expenses: Costs subject to change.