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In today’s economy, you must have an understanding of how businesses operate in different countries and how cultural differences affect the business world. This Study Abroad Course concentrates on British and French practices in particular. You will experience life and work cultures different from that found in the United States by visiting business enterprises, governmental organizations, and cultural sites in London and Paris. By comparing U.S. customs to the other cultures and comparing the foreign cultures to each other, you may challenge assumptions about your own culture.
The Course begins n London. While there, you’ll learn about British culture and history through visits to the Tower of London, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and other popular sites. Visits to the Bank of England and other business ventures provide insight into British business culture. After four days in London, the Course shifts to Paris. French business practices are explored through visits to IBM and other companies while French culture and history is discovered through visits to Notre Dame, Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and many others.
Undergraduates - BAT 300 (GenEd/Multicultural) Graduates - BAT 600
On-campus sessions: Four monthly seminars. Dates, times and location TBA
You are also required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Office of Study Abroad.
Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course. Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Joe Dobson or Dr. Mandeep Singh.
Eligibility requirements (degree-seeking):
Undergraduates: Completed at least 45 semester hours by Fall 2011, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, clearance from Student Judicial Programs
Graduates: A ccepted to a graduate degree program, recommendation cosigned by department chair and graduate advisor, clearance from Student Judicial Programs
Course specific requirement BAT 300: Completion of MGT 349 or permission of instructor.
All majors welcome! Preference will be given to declared Business majors or minors.
Total enrollment for the Course is limited to 20 participants.
COST ESTIMATE: $3,400 - $3,600
Deposit of $500 due December 9, 2011 - EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 27th
2nd payment of $500 due January 27, 2012
3rd payment of $1,000 due March 1, 2012
Final payment of TBA due April 13, 2012
Academic Information Study Abroad
Dr. Joe Dobson Dr. Mandeep Singh Kim McDaniel
414 Stipes Hall 430 Stipes Hall 344 Memorial Hall
Phone: 298-1626 Phone: 298-1198 Phone: 298-2504
J-Dobson@wiu.edu M-Singh@wiu.edu KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu