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Why Study Abroad?

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Busting Top 10 Study Abroad Myths

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2015 Study Abroad Statistics

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Faculty-Led Programs

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Exchange Programs

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Affiliate Programs 26

Australia

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Greece

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Spain

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China

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Ireland

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Semester at Sea

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Czech Republic

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Italy

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Thailand

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England

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Japan

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France

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South Korea

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International Internships

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An Essential Study Abroad Checklist

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Budget Worksheet

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why study abroad? opportunity to travel.

Weekends and academic breaks allow students the opportunity to venture out and explore their surroundings. Since studying abroad typically puts them on a completely different continent, they are much closer to places they might otherwise not have had the opportunity to visit.

develop skills and gain experiences that a classroom setting will never provide. Being

immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it’s also exciting. It’s an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems.

learn about themselves.

Students who study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. The experience abroad often challenges them to reconsider their own beliefs and values. The encounter with other cultures also enables students to see their own culture through new eyes.

get to know another culture first-hand. Cultural

differences are more than just differences in language, food, appearances, and personal habits. A person’s culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence his or her way of life and the way that s/he views the world. Students who experience cultural differences can truly understand other cultures’ roots and beliefs.

network and make connections around the world. While abroad, they will not

only meet natives to the culture in which they are studying, but also other international students who are as far from home as they are. These connections can be fostered and cultivated to assist them throughout their lives.

expands a student’s general understanding of the world.

In comparison with citizens of most other countries, Americans tend to be uninformed about the trials and triumphs beyond U.S. boundaries. Students who study abroad return home with an informed and much less biased perspective toward other cultures and peoples.

enhances employment opportunities.

Only 4% of U.S. undergraduates ever study abroad, yet the world continues to become more globalized. American countries are increasingly investing dollars abroad, and companies from countries around the world continue to invest in the international market. Through an employer’s eyes, a student who has studied abroad is seen as self-motivated, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. A student’s experience living and studying in a foreign country, negotiating another culture, and possibly acquiring another language will all help to set them apart from other job applicants.


Top busting the Ten study abroad myths Myth #1 Study abroad costs too much. FACT: Study abroad can be affordable. The cost varies depending on the type and location of the program, the length of the stay, and whether the program is administered through the university or an outside organization. A program can be significantly less expensive, more or about the same as a semester at Texas Tech. Some study abroad programs – especially those in developing countries – can actually be less expensive than tuition and fees for the equivalent amount on home on the home campus. Financial aid should also be transferrable as long as the home institution accepts the transfer credits.

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Myth #2 Studying abroad is all about partying and having fun. FACT: It’s about studying, learning and building valuable skills. Although it should be fun, it’s also a serious undertaking that will challenge students on a personal level and have an impact on their academic career. Students will learn about different education systems and ways of teaching. They will find themselves challenging their own ideas and beliefs once they’ve had a chance to experience an alternate perspective. Students will learn how to appreciate different cultures and solve problems while operating in an environment different from what they're used to.

It is not possible to complete degree requirements while studying abroad. FACT: Many students are able to earn credit toward their major while studying abroad. Regulations vary by major, college, and curriculum. Some departments are stricter in their specific requirements but other departments offer some flexibility with their coursework. With a large variety of programs, there may be one or several programs that provide courses that fulfill requirements in a specific major or curriculum. If you have questions, please speak with your study abroad advisor.

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Study abroad is only for language and international business majors. FACT: All subjects can be taught through a global lens. Study abroad is for all majors, and students in every field will benefit from a global experience.

Myth #5 Students only study abroad in Europe. FACT: Students study abroad in almost every country in the world. Although almost 40 percent of students studied in the U.K., Italy, France and Spain in recent years, this number has been decreasing over the past few years. In fact, according to reports, four of the top 10 destinations are outside of Europe: China, Australia, Costa Rica and Argentina. The shift is happening, albeit slowly, away from Europe; the programs in European destinations are well established with plenty of alums recommending them. But more and more students are considering rising economic global players, such as India, Brazil or Turkey to give them an extra boost when it comes to the job search.


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Myth #8

It’s safer to stay in the U.S. FACT: Though traveling abroad requires a degree of caution, a term overseas is by no means certain danger. Study abroad offices inform students of health and safety issues before departure and provide strict guidelines and procedures to ensure student safety. To learn about a country’s current political situation and health conditions, visit the U.S. State Department Travel site at http://travel. state.gov. Texas Tech University closely monitors our programs and current worldwide news and events. All programs and cities are thoroughly researched before students are permitted to apply.

Traveling independently offers the same experience.

Myth #7 There aren’t many scholarships available for studying abroad. FACT: There are hundreds and hundreds of study abroad scholarships available for merit, financial need and even specialty awards. Most colleges have a straightforward framework for applying for study abroad scholarships, one that lays out the potential amounts available, the process and deadlines for applying, and any restrictions that may exist for general scholarships as well as targeted scholarships for diversity, first-generation, high-financial need students and geography (choosing a destination off the beaten path). As an example, in 2012-13, Gilman awarded 2,900 scholarships for a total of $11.3 million. Since inception in 2001, Gilman has awarded more than 14,000 U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need scholarships to study or intern abroad, who have come from over 1,100 U.S. institutions and gone to 135 countries around the world. For a comprehensive listing of scholarships and funding, check out www. ib.ba.ttu.edu/scholarships.

FACT: Studying abroad includes “studying,” whereas traveling does not. Traveling and tourism are added perks to studying abroad, but they should not overshadow the actual purpose of studying abroad, which is studying and living in another culture. Taking classes with local students, and honing language skills by communicating and interacting with local friends or a host family, will offer much deeper insight into the local culture. Rather than leaving town every weekend, students should explore their host community and spend time getting to know the local neighborhood, not just seeing the big sights. Students will learn more about themselves and others.

Myth #9 Studying abroad will delay graduation. FACT: If students plan ahead and make sure their credits transfer, there’s no reason graduation will be delayed. In fact, research shows that four-year graduation rates for students who studied abroad are significantly higher for those who stayed at home — 17.8 percent higher. Study abroad students return with a reinvigorated interest in academic pursuits and a renewed passion for lifelong learning. Some students who study abroad for a year have actually graduated in less than four years because of the accelerated classes they took while abroad.

Myth #10 Potential employers don’t value study abroad. FACT: Employers increasingly want workers who can work cross-culturally and speak another language. Study abroad is one of the best ways (often the only way) for students to acquire marketable international qualifications, cross-cultural competency and proficiency in a second language. In addition to valuing the soft skills acquired while spending time abroad, employers want workers who can collaborate with others around the world. But just listing study abroad on a resume or in a cover letter won’t cut it. Students must package their study abroad experience in a way that showcases what they’ve learned. Organizations will want to know what an applicant did and learned while abroad — and how that experience can be brought to bear on the job.

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Top destinations for Rawls Students in 2015 EXCLUDING FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Czech Republic

Italy 26%

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China 6%

Greece 6%

Spain

Australia

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United Kingdom 5%

other popular destinations JAPAN » JORDAN » SEMESTER AT SEA » AUSTRIA » FIJI » GERMANY » IRELAND » NEW ZEALAND » RUSSIA » SWEDEN » TAIWAN

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MARKETING

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GENERAL BUSINESS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

FINANCE

ENERGY COMMERCE

ACCOUNTING

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FACULTY LED PROGRAMS The following is a list of faculty-led programs for 2016-2017. The programs feature TTU catalog courses taught by Texas Tech faculty. Texas Tech students pay TTU tuition and fees plus an additional program fee to cover room, board, excursions and professor expenses. Airfare and personal spending are additional costs.

"You never know a piece of you is missing until you go to another country and pick it up along the way." Monica McGee, Spring 2016 American University of Rome 6

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ACCOUNTING IN ROME ROME, ITALY Don’t pass up the opportunity to take your Managerial Accounting course in the city with the world’s most beloved landmarks, monuments, and museums, not to mention the food! This program will combine classroom learning, company visits, cultural activities, and excursions to give students a deeper understanding of the world, as well as complete one of your core business classes. Program Highlights: • Explore historic Rome • Excursion to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast • Various cultural activities • Company Visits On location in Rome: Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest city in Italy. It’s also home to the Vatican City State. Rome is a bustling metropolis that offers students an enormous wealth of history, culture and international influence at their fingertips. Rome is perfect for students who want to be a diverse Italian city, with easy access to travel in and around Italy and Europe. With its many neighborhoods and sprawling historical sites, Rome gives you a sense of being in a small town, despite the fact of being home to almost 3 million people. Program Dates: Maymester: May 18-June 4 (*dates subject to change) Courses Offered: ACCT 2301 – Managerial Accounting Housing: Students will stay in student residences For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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BUSINESS IN NORWAY HONEFOSS, NORWAY This program, held at University College of Southeast Norway, is the Rawls College of Business' longest running faculty-led program. Program Highlights: • One of the top Rawls Faculty-Led Programs since 2001 • Diverse classroom and social experience with students from Texas Tech, Scandinavia, and Europe. • Norway in a Nutshell" weekend excursion to Bergen • Boat Cruise to Copenhagen, Denmark • Company Visits • Week off at the end of the program for student travel • Option to receive the Rawls International Business Certificate *see CGE advisor for details

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On location in Norway: Honefoss is a town in Buskerud county, Norway, and the center of the municipality of Ringerike. It is located 63 kilometers from the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The city has easy access to lakes, beaches, rivers and mountains, ensuring a wonderful experience for all students. Program Dates: Summer I - May 23 – June 23 (*based on 2016 program) Courses Offered: MKT 4358 – International Marketing MGT 4375 – International Management Housing: Student dormitories with fully furnished kitchenette For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 - www.rawlsabroad.com


BUSINESS IN PRAGUE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Prague rests along the banks of the Vltava River, and has been the political, cultural, and economics hot-spot of Central and Eastern Europe for over 1000 years. With over 1.2 million local inhabitants in the city proper and a constant flow of international travelers exploring the city, Prague is a bustling capital of global importance. Program Highlights: • One of the top running Rawls Faculty-Led Programs since 2006 • Numerous cultural activities including Kutna Hora & Cesky Krumlov • Walking tour of Prague • Group trip to Krakow, Poland • Week off during program for student travel On location in Prague: Prague is known as the city of towers and is one of the most prized cities in Europe. Centrally located and rich in history, Prague is the perfect place to spend your summer. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, gallerias, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Program Dates: Summer I: May 25 - June 24 (*Based on 2016 program. Dates subject to change) Courses Offered: ACCT 3307/5311 - Income Tax Accounting MGT 4384/5374 - Managing Conflict & Negotiations (*course subject to change) Housing: Students will be housed in centrally located student apartments For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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BUSINESS COMMUNICATION IN SPAIN BARCELONA, SPAIN Barcelona is an enchanting city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, and a world-class dining scene. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take your Business Communication course in this beautiful coastal city. This program will combine classroom learning, company visits, various cultural activities, and excursions to give students a deeper understanding of the world as well as complete one of your core business classes.

Program Highlights: • Excursion to Figueras & Girona • Excursion to Monsterrat • Various cultural activities: tapas workshop, catamaran experience, etc. • Company visits On location in Barcelona: Easily the most cosmopolitan city in Spain, Barcelona is a cultural melting pot with something to offer everyone who visits. Alive with music, art, food, literature and architecture, the city thrives during both the day and night all year long. Barcelona is situated geographically to provide both beautiful beaches and nearby mountains for hiking. Program Dates: Program Dates: Summer I: June 6 - July 8 (*Dates subject to change) Course Offered: BCOM 3373 - Business Communication Housing: Students will stay in shared apartments with a fully equipped kitchen For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 – www.rawlsabroad.com

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BUSINESS LAW IN ITALY FLORENCE, ITALY Don’t pass up the opportunity to take your Business Law course in one of the most beloved cities in Italy! This program will combine classroom learning, company visits, cultural activities, and excursions to give students a deeper understanding of the world as well as complete one of your core business classes. Program Highlights: • Guided walking tour of Florence • Excursion to Venice • Company Visits On location in Florence: Florence, one of the most popular travel cities in Italy, has many impressive sights and attractions. A Renaissance city in the heart of Tuscany, Florence has some of Italy’s best museums, beautiful cathedrals and churches, and interesting streets and squares with elegant buildings and shops. The Duomo Cathedral is a beautiful sight to see and gives you the daunting task to take the stairs to the very top of the building with an extraordinary 360 view of the city of Florence. Program Dates: Maymester: May 18-June 4 (*Dates subject to change) Courses Offered: BLAW 3391 – Business Law I Housing: Students will stay at a hostel while in Florence (www.plushostels.com.plusforence) and a 3-star hotel while in Venice. For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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FRANKFURT, PARIS, LONDON A 14-day traveling study abroad program in Frankfurt, Germany; Paris, France; and London, UK. Choose from either a Cross-Cultural Management or New Product Development focus. This program will enable to students to divulge into three of the most historical hubs in all of Europe. Program Highlights: • Walking tours of Frankfurt, Paris, & London • Visit to Heidelberg Castle • Boat tour in Paris • Company visits • Tour of FC Chelsea Stadium • Visit to the Tower of London • MUCH MORE

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MARKETING & MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE Program Dates: Intersession: January 3-16 (*Dates subject to change) Courses Offered: MGT 4383 - Special Topics in Management: Cross-Cultural Management MKT 4383 - Special Topics in Marketing: New Product Development Housing: Students will stay in 3-star hotels For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com


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NICE, FRANCE With its unusual mix of real-city grit, old-world opulence, year-round sunshine and exceptional location, Nice’s appeal is universal. Don’t pass up the opportunity to take your Financial Management course in one of the most legendary cities in France! This program will combine classroom learning, company visits, cultural activities, and excursions to give students a deeper understanding of the world as well as complete one of your core business classes. Program Highlights: • Guided walking tour of Nice • Weekend excursion to Paris • Company Visits On location in Dubrovnik: The city of Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-AlpesCôte d’Azur. Blessed by a sunny, temperate climate, Nice attracts visitors from around the world. Among its many attractions are its beautiful beaches, lovely seaside promenade, interesting museums, famous city landmarks and other tourist attractions. Program Dates: Summer I: May 22 - June 22 (*Dates subject to change) Courses Offered: FIN 3320 – Financial Management Housing: Students will stay in shared apartments (*subject to change) For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 rawlsabroad.com

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BUSINESS IN IRELAND DUBLIN, IRELAND

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Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are renowned and it is the most popular entry point for international visitors to Ireland. Don’t pass up the opportunity to take your Introduction to Marketing and/ or Organization and Management course(s) in one of the most historic cities in Europe! This program will combine classroom learning, company visits, cultural activities, and excursions to give students a deeper understanding of the world as well as complete one (or two) of your core business classes. Program Highlights: • Guided walking tour of Dublin • Weekend excursion to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher • Day trip to Giant's Causeway • Company Visits On location in Dublin: Thousands of years of Irish culture meet modern charm in Ireland’s capital city. Dublin has become a center of hightech industry and learning, but it still maintains a sense of its historical past. With just over one million inhabitants, this small capital provides the amenities of a much larger city - from fantastic shopping avenues and renowned restaurants to diverse cultural edifices. Program Dates: Summer II: July 11-August 11 (*Dates subject to change) Courses Offered: MKT 3350 – Introduction to Marketing MGT 3370 – Organization and Management Housing: Students will stay in fully furnished apartments on University College Dublin campus For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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GLOBAL ENERGY PERSPECTIVES - Maymester LONDON, PARIS, VIENNA, BUDAPEST A 19 day study abroad program in London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary focusing on global energy perspectives with regards to history of energy development, energy policy, energy security and geopolitics. Led by Texas Tech Energy Commerce faculty member. Program Highlights: London Highlights • Admission to the Imperial War Museum • Guided canal tour from Little Venice to Camden Lock Markets Paris Highlights • Visit to Nuclear Power Plant • Visit to the IEA (International Energy Agency) Vienna Highlights • Visit to OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) • Visit to OFID (OPEC Find for International Development) Budapest Highlights • Visit to the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which is a think tank that researches and publishes the smartest solutions for the world’s biggest problems Program Dates: May 18 - June 5 (*Dates subject to change) Courses Offered: ENCO 4325 – Global Energy Perspectives Housing: Students will stay in 3 and 4 star hotels For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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GLOBAL ENERGY PERSPECTIVES - Intersession LISBON & PORTO, PORTUGAL; AND MADRID & SEVILLE, SPAIN An 18 day study abroad program in Lisbon & Porto, Portugal and Madrid & Seville, Spain focusing on global perspectives with regards to history of energy development, energy policy, energy security and geopolitics. Led by Texas Tech Energy Commerce faculty member. Program Highlights: • Guided walking tours of Lisbon, Porto, Madrid & Seville • Visit to a wine farm in Viseu • Admission to Madrid Railway Museum • Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid • Visit to a solar plant in Sanlucar la Mayor • MUCH MORE! Program Dates: December 29 - January 15 (*Dates subject to change) • Lisbon: December 30 – January 2 • Porto: January 2 – January 4 • Madrid: January 4 – January 10 • Seville: January 10 – January 15 Courses Offered: ENCO 4325 – Global Energy Perspectives Housing: Students will stay in 3 and 4 star hotels For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS IN EUROPE BERLIN, GERMANY & LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM As the world becomes more globalized, it becomes increasingly important for students to understand economics in an international context. This program gives you the opportunity to study Applied Business Economics through case-based learning.

Program Dates: Summer II: July 11-August 11 (*Dates subject to change)

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Housing: Students will stay in 3 and 4 star hotels

• Guided walking tour of Berlin and London • Day trip to Potsdam • Tour of BMW Motorcycle Production Plant • Service-learning project • Company visit to Bloomberg

Courses Offered: BECO 4310 – Applied Business Economics

For more information: Contact the Center for Global Engagement – 806.742.2041 www.rawlsabroad.com

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EXCHANGE PROGRAMS An exchange program offers students an amazing opportunity to study at foreign university during a semester or academic year. Currently Texas Tech has exchange programs with over 100 of the world’s most respected universities, giving our students access to some of the most renowned classrooms, research facilities, and professors in the world. Exchange programs are a great match for many students because: • You can take courses in English or develop your foreign language skills • You can enroll in courses abroad that will count toward your major and other degree requirements • You pay Texas Tech tuition, regardless of the school or location you attend

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Reykjavik, Iceland Program Highlights: • Dynamic international university with 3,500 registered students and 250 permanent faculty and staff • Orientation days is a two day orientation program to ensure students start off on the right foot upon entering their studies • Buddy programme – to ensure a smooth integration to the Icelandic way of student life • International week – students present on their host country and university • Outstanding facilities right next to Iceland’s only geothermal beach, the newly built campus offers students first-rate modern facilities • Small class sizes and outstanding teaching On location at Reykjavik: Reykjavik University is located in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and is Iceland’s largest private university. Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and cosmopolitan city that will surprise you by its vitality in spite of the size. Our international students are always impressed by two characteristics: the quality of teaching at RU and the unique nature of Iceland. With plenty of leisure activities available for you to explore, you will have shortage of activities to do while in Reykjavik. Some of these activities include: The Nordic House, museums, swimming at public swimming pools that are heated from the natural hot springs, skiing opportunities at a thirty minute drive from the city, and much, much more. For more information about this program: http://en.ru.is/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Spring, Fall and Academic Year

VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM Amsterdam, Netherlands Program Highlights: • VU is located in lively and multicultural Amsterdam, the city with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language. The modern university campus is located in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands with student housing just a five-minute bike ride away. • The VU International Office will help you with housing, visas and the administrative side of studying in the Netherlands. A pick-up service from Amsterdam Schiphol airport and an extensive introduction program in August, consisting of sports activities and social and cultural activities is also offered. On location at the VU University Amsterdam: VU University Amsterdam is a leading European research university with about 25,000 students and 2,500 academic staff. VU stands for Vrije Universiteit, which translates literally as Free University. VU University was the first university in the Netherlands established in 1880 by Abraham Kuyper, with no interference from the church or the state. This heritage is still very much part of the VU identity. From the very beginning, the university has determined its own areas of research, created its own study programs and practiced its own didactic methods. The teaching style can be described as student-centered where students are encouraged to develop their own opinion through independent and creative thinking. VU is consistently listed among the world’s top universities in various rankings and offers an international environment where a quarter of the students in the English-taught programs come from abroad. For more information about this program: http://www.vu.nl/en/index.aspx Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, and Summer Requirements: 2.75 TTU GPA to take Business Courses Housing:

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• Independent housing accommodations • International Exchange Office provides support and assistance with finding housing Academic Offerings: IT, Finance, Management, Marketing, Electives

Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Electives

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ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

Athens, Greece

Program Highlights: • Athens University of Economics and Business, est. in 1920, is the third oldest University in Greece. • Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) cooperates with more than 220 foreign universities. The students are very active in initiatives related to entrepreneurship and innovation. • Greek language courses are offered free of charge during the semester. On location in Athens: Mainland Greece is located in Southern Europe with Italy neighboring west of the Ionian Sea and Turkey east of the Aegean Sea. The infamous Greek islands are south of the mainland in the Mediterranean Sea. Considered the gateway between Eastern and Western cultures, Greece has been one of the most profound influencers of ancient and modern history. Greek contributions have been nothing shy of revolutionary. As one of the top destinations for travelers from all over the world, Greece has endless opportunity for adventure. Enjoy the countless beaches, infamous cuisine, and profound historical monuments and ruins while studying at AUEB. If you look down the street, perched up on a mountain, you will be able to see one of the most noticeable historical landmarks in the world, the Acropolis! For more information about this program: http://www.aueb.gr/index_en.php Language of Instruction: Greek & English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Academic Year Requirements: Must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation 2.75 TTU GPA to take business courses Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives

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NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Program Highlights: • Northumbria University has a rich history dating back to the late 19thcentury, which has created an attractive campus scattered with Victorian buildings alongside state-of-the-art teaching, research and social accommodations. • Northumbria is one of the UK’s best professional universities, with a global reputation for academic excellence. It has long-established links with industry and a strong record in graduate employability.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF SOUTHEAST NORWAY

• It is the largest university in the North East of England both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with 33,000 students from more than 100 countries. It has more than 3,500 international students on campus and a similar number studying overseas. Honefoss, Norway

Program Highlights: • Norway is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Europe. Norway is known for nature attractions like fjords, mountains and midnight sun, and is easily accessible by plane from most European countries. • Courses designed specifically to fit degree plans of Finance, Marketing, Management, IT and International Business. • Pay tuition and fees at Texas Tech, receive 12 hours of TTU credit On Location in Honefoss: Honefoss is a town in Buskerud country, Norway, and the center of the municipality of Ringerike. It is located 63 kilometers from the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The city has easy access to lakes, beaches, rivers and mountains, ensuring a wonderful experience for all students. For more information about this program: http://www.hbv.no/?lang=en_GB. Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing: Students live in apartments with other Rawls College students and Norwegian students increasing interactions with students of different cultural backgrounds. Academic Offerings: Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Electives

• AACSB Accredited On location in Newcastle: United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much is on offer, whatever your tastes. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit. For more information about this program: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Academic Year Requirements: 2.8 minimum GPA Must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation Housing: • Student Residence • Convenient to campus Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives

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NOVA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Lisbon, Portugal

Program Highlights: • Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) is the most prestigious Portuguese school in the areas of Economics, Finance and Management.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN PRAGUE Prague, Czech Republic Program Highlights:

• Nova’s academic programs are structured in such a way as to develop academic rigor and knowledge in the fields of Economics, Finance and Management, assuring constant contact with the business world. The intellectual environment attracts and stimulates the best faculty and students.

• Currently over 800 students from over 60 different countries

• Nova offers a practical focus on exploring real business challenges with real companies. Designed to address market demands, the school’s innovative learning processes blend in-class and in-company formats, underlining the importance of learning by doing.

• There are over 125 instructors from over 20 different countries

On location in Lisbon: In Lisbon, you will find true diversity and seamless integration in all the monuments, beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest, all within a few kilometers from the city centre. The beauty of Lisbon can be felt rather than just observed, through the kindness of its people, the luminosity of its colors and the warmth of its welcome. • Lisbon is an ideal setting in which to engage all your senses through a complete learning experience at Nova. • Lisbon was named “Europe’s Leading Destination” in 2009 by the World Travel Awards • Lisbon was voted, in 2010, the “Best European Destination” by the European Consumer Association For more information about this program: http://www.novasbe.unl.pt/en/ Language of Instruction: English & Portuguese Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year

Requirements: 2.75 TTU GPA to take business courses

• UNYP has the most diverse and international faculty in the Czech Republic International experience is more important than ever to a successful education. UNYP provides challenging, accredited curricula offered in a beautiful city in the heart of Europe by respected institutions from the U.S. and the United Kingdom. UNYP is the largest and leading English language higher education institution in the Czech Republic. On location in Prague: Often described as one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe, Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic and home to 1.2 million residents. Situated on the Vltava River, Prague is a city of classical beauty with stunning views that extends from the banks of the river to the surrounding hills. Prague’s magical atmosphere has been shaped over ten centuries. As you walk the narrow lanes and cobblestone streets you experience a city saturated with history, architecture and culture. Prague is an unbelievably free and comfortable city. Despite not being as big as most European cities it has an excellent network of trams and metros (underground) that makes it very easy to travel to the UNYP campus from most locations using public transportation or walking. Main attractions, cultural sites, sporting events, clubs, and cafes are within easy reach. For more information about this program: https://www.unyp.cz/ Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75

Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives.

Academic Offerings:

Housing: • Student Dormitories • Shared Flats/Apartments • Flat/Studio Rentals

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ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Program Highlights: • Rotterdam School of Management is ranked among Europe’s top-tier business schools, providing ground-breaking research and education. • RSM develops business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable career. • RSM’s business school is one of the select groups of schools with “triple crown” accreditations and is consistently ranked in the top 10 (Financial Times) in Europe. • As an exchange student at RSM, you’ll learn in a global environment, a result of the diverse student body enrolled in the programs, the commercial nature of the host-country, and the large number of student who come to school each year on an international exchange program. On location in Rotterdam: Although just an hour from Amsterdam by train, Rotterdam is Holland’s most futuristic city, centuries away from the capital in both appearance and personality. Here, instead of the usual Dutch web of little streets, alleyways, and winding canals, there are spacious and elegant malls and one of the world’s busiest ocean harbors. This bustling metropolis (pop. 590,000) is fascinating to see, particularly when you consider the city was a living monument to Holland’s Golden Age until it was bombed to rubble during World War II. Traces of Old Rotterdam survive most vividly in only two areas -- Delfshaven (Delft Harbor) and Oude Haven (Old Harbor). For more information about this program: http://www.rsm.nl/home/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Academic Year Academic Offerings:

Requirements: Must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation 2.75 TTU GPA to take business courses

Accounting, Finance, IT, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Electives.

STOCKHOLM BUSINESS SCHOOL

Stockholm, Sweden

Program Highlights: • Stockholm Business School, part of Stockholm University, dates back to 1878 and is a regional center for research and education, and set in a wonderful cultural and natural environment in the world’s first national city park. • Stockholm Business School strives to be an internationally recognized institution, offering high quality education in an innovative atmosphere attracting prominent academics and excellent students from a global market. • AMBA Accredited, working through the AACSB accreditation process as well. On location in Stockholm: Stockholm is arguably Scandinavia’s most regal, cutting-edge and intriguing city. Sitting astride 14 islands on the sparkling waters of Lake Mälaren, the Swedish capital is a cool Nordic beauty with a dramatic backyard. Sailing on a Baltic breeze to one of the archipelago’s 25,000 isles, comparing functional design with the Old Town’s cobbled heart, and toasting the bleak winters with grog and DJ beats, you’ll discover that urban can be natural and historic can be hip. For more information about this program: http://sbs.su.se/en/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Academic Year Academic Offerings:

Requirements: Must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation 2.75 TTU GPA to take business courses

Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Electives

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UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Program Highlights: • The University of Ljubljana is the oldest, largest, and internationally best ranked university in Slovenia, being among the first 500 or the first 3% of the world’s universities, according to ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) • With over 63,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, it is also among the largest universities in Europe. • Slovenian language courses are offered free of charge during the semester. On location in Ljubljana: In many ways a fairy-tale city, replete with castle, the capital city of Slovenia has as its defining motif a dragon, which you will see on flags that flutter from bridges and buildings, in intriguing architectural embellishments throughout the city, and on marketing materials everywhere. Located between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, with approximately 300,000 inhabitants, Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation, with a rich historical legacy that offers the friendliness of a small town and at the same time everything that a capital city could offer. For more information about this program: http://www.zsem.hr/index.php/en/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year

Requirements: 2.75 minimum TTU GPA to take business courses

ZAGREB SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT Program Highlights:

• For more than a decade now, the Zagreb School of Economics and Management has been creating the future business leaders, economics experts and innovative entrepreneurs. • With more than 1000 graduates, 100 lecturers, and around 1200 students, ZSEM stands out as the largest private institution for higher education in Croatia. • AACSB Accredited; ZSEM placed among the top 5% of the highest-ranking business schools in the world. On location in Zagreb: Zagreb is the nation’s capital, and the most populous city in Croatia. Zagreb has culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy and all the other things that make a quality capital city – it’s no surprise that the number of visitors has risen sharply in the last couple of years. Croatia’s coastal attractions aside, Zagreb has finally been discovered as a popular city-break destination in its own right. For more information about this program: http://www.uni-lj.si/eng/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year Requirements:

Academic Offerings: FELU- Scholl of Business and Economics (AACBC, EQUIS and AMBA accredited) offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in English: www.ef.uni-lj.si/eng/ Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives

Zagreb, Croatia

2.75 TTU GPA to take Business courses

Must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation Housing: Student Residence Convenient to campus

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Affiliate Programs Affiliate programs offer the widest range of program options to TTU students. All programs listed on the Study Abroad website have been approved by Texas Tech, and students may choose programs that satisfy major, minor, core or elective requirements, as well as complete internships or research abroad. Students on affiliate programs do not pay TTU tuition, but rather pay the program directly.

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AUSTRAL IA Welcome to Australia

Only in Australia will you find an irresistible combination of rugged Outback, urban sophistication and outstanding academics. Rural Australia’s desert of red earth and vivid blue skies are home to intriguing geological rock formations, unique wildlife, ancient fossils and Aboriginal rock carvings, while the semitropical rainforests and Great Barrier Reef offer endless tourism possibilities. Along the coasts, numerous large cities teem with liveliness and opportunities for culture, sports and entertainment.

Location

Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, lying south of Southeast Asia, and dividing the Indian and South Pacific Oceans. Australia is about the same size as the United States, not including Alaska.

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Australia Strong Academics

Great Sports Programs More Than Just One Culture Cost of Living Safety Moderate Weather Biodiversity Travel Opportunities Friendly People The Great Barrier Reef


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The Australian dollar (AUD) is the official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/AUD) 1.1078 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com There is no question living in Australia is expensive. Prices have risen rapidly in the last several years, and the country’s major cities are ranked among the costliest in the world. However, costs alone do not tell the full story. Quality of life is an important consideration, and travelers consistently rank Australia among the best places in the world to live. Although cost of living is more expensive, many recreational activities are free or low cost.

COST C O M PA RI S O N

Bread (1 loaf)

USD 7.50 AUD 10.00 USD 2.61 AUD 2.75

McDonald’s meal

Dinner for 1 USD 10.00 AUD 15.00

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Dinner, also sometimes known as tea, is the main evening meal, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., while supper is a late night snack or light meal. Australians appreciate people who express opinions, but not people who boast or speak over others. Avoid making comments about accents, as this may be perceived as a way to establish a person’s social class; accents can be seen as a strong indicator of class. Australians drive and walk on the left, and pass on the right. This applies to the road, sidewalk (known as pavement) and escalators.

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INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT (ICMS)

Sydney, Australia

Program Highlights: • Study and internship combination programs available • ICMS is a 5 minute walk to the famous Manly Beach, and only 15 minutes by fast ferry to downtown Sydney. On location at ICMS: The International School of Management, Sydney is a leading business school, educating future leaders in marketing, management, business law, finance, and ISQS. ICMS provides students with residential accommodations in an inspiring Manly location and ensures a safe, friendly and tolerant study environment. ICMS is committed to a balanced lifestyle of its students and academic pursuits are combined with a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. At ICMS, there is a strong belief that the best learning combines practical work with a strong theoretical foundation. The balance of management and vocational training and a real culture of entrepreneurship within ICMS equips students with the knowledge and skills to rise to the top of their chosen professions. Each course is built around real business experience and developed in conjunction with industry professionals to ensure relevance and value. You will benefit from the comprehensive academic and social programs that you will experience, while learning within an internationally recognized institution. For more information on this program: http://www.icms.edu.au/ Program Provider: ICMS Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Internship (only after spending a spring semester at ICMS)

Housing: • On-campus accommodation • Single, double, or triple rooms • Meals, linens, and Internet included

Minimum GPA: 2.75 GPA for study abroad/3.0 GPA for internship program Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives, Internship

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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

Gold Coast, Australia Brisbane, Australia

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Sydney, Australia

Program Highlights:

Program Highlights:

• AACSB Accredited

• AACSB Accredited

• Community Internship course offers 50 hours of service learning

• Mates Abroad – Mentoring Program: students are encouraged to join program to ease into Sydney life, foster an international culture, and share exciting adventures in Australia together. Students would be paired with Australian student mentors.

On location at Griffith: Griffith University is characterized by an innovative, flexible, and multidisciplinary approach to teaching and offers a huge range of courses. With two vibrant locations, Griffith University is ideally suited to provide you with rewarding study abroad opportunities and an amazing lifestyle experience. Most students describe their study abroad program as ‘the best experience of my life’. Step out of your comfort zone, experience the great Queensland lifestyle, discover Australia and continue working towards your degree through the Griffith Study Abroad and Exchange Programs. Griffith’s Study Abroad and Exchange team provides dedicated support to Study Abroad and Exchange students on all campuses, ranging from application assessment to orientation and full support during your time at Griffith. If you are from a Partner University talk to your University’s international office about the Griffith Exchange program. For more information on this program: http://studiesabroad.com/australia Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring Minimum GPA: 2.75 TTU GPA to take business courses

Housing: • Griffith University Village • Single room, shared flat • Self-catered • Pool & BBQ area • Monthly activities

Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives, Internship

• Mixed classrooms with Australian students to have truly a global experience • Volunteering opportunities for good causes on campus • Orientation, social events and farewell events included On location at Sydney: Founded in 1850, is not only the oldest and most prestigious degree-granting university in Australia, but also one of the most beautiful. The University of Sydney is an urban campus with easy access to Sydney public transportation. It ranks 45th in the world in the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia. The University of Sydney is one of the largest universities in Australia, with an enrollment of approximately 49,000 students, including almost 11,000 international students representing 130 nationalities. The University of Sydney Union runs more than 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups, so there is no excuse to not get involved. For more information about this program: sydney.edu.au Program Provider: University of Sydney Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year Minimum GPA: 3.0 Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives, Internship

Housing: • Apartment-style accommodation • 15 minute walk to campus • Fully furnished

• Private Ensuite Bathrooms • 24/7 Security System

• 4 to 6 people per apartment • Weekly Sausage Sizzle

• 60% international and 40% domestic student roommate

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WHY STUDY ABROAD IN

China

A Fast Growing Language Cheap Travel Landmarks Friendly People Shopping Gastronomy Universities Natural Scenery Cultural Understanding Life-Long Relationships

Welcome to China

China offers an incomparable mixture of cultural and artistic treasures, tradition and modern economic prowess, not to mention tremendous academic opportunities for study abroad students. Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world with over 23 million people. It is the financial capital of China and a city of extreme historic significance. Shanghai offers students an unparalleled opportunity to experience China in a city undergoing economic rebirth and revitalization. Shanghai is the place to be to witness the economic and socio-cultural transformations of modern China (as well as to observe the disparities that remain). Shanghai has traditionally been one of the most important financial and business centers of Asia, and is becoming known as “the Wall Street of the East.” After the Second World War and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, foreign investment was discouraged. Today, however, Shanghai is again a multinational hub of finance and business and one of the world’s major financial centers.

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East Asia, with the Pacific Ocean on its east coast, Mongolia, Russia, and Kazakhstan to the north, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the west, and India, Myanmar, and Vietnam to the south.


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The Yuan Renminbi (CNY or ÂĽ) is the official currency of China. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/CNY) 6.1246 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com The cost of living in Shanghai is very low, especially considering the size of the city. Meals, transportation, and entertainment will all cost much less than what Americans are used to. While credit and debit cards are commonly used in Shanghai, many smaller shops, cafes, and street vendors will only take cash. ATMs are readily available, but be sure to always have a backup option as well.

COST C O M PA RI S O N

Cup of Cappuccino

1 movie ticket

USD 7.50 CNY 49.77 USD 4.02 CNY 26.70

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L

USD 9.00 CNY 59.73

Fast food hamburger meal

The Chinese generally do not like being touched by strangers.

The Chinese are typically modest; in China one should always exhibit a humble spirit and never boast or exaggerate one’s abilities.

The colors red, gold and yellow have positive connotations. Avoid black and white since both are associated with funerals.

English is spoken and written in the business community. Regardless, it is unlikely a person would be able to do business in China without knowing at least the basics of Chinese.

Chopsticks should not be placed pointing into a bowl, which resembles incense offerings to the dead; rather, they should be horizontal on the chopstick rest.

Excessive hand gestures and facial expressions while communicating are not common.

Slurping and belching during a meal are acceptable, as these are considered tributes to the quality of the food.

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SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

Shanghai, China

Program Highlights: • As one of the world’s premier financial capitals, Shanghai is fast-paced and cosmopolitan but distinctly Chinese. On location at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics: Designed for students interested in international business and economics, the International Business program offers undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia’s financial center. Students participate in carefully designed activities and experiential study trips that provide a first-hand encounter with China’s rapidly changing business environment. The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, founded in 1917, is a multi-dimensional university with a core focus on applied economics and management. SUFE, home to 24,000 students on two campuses, is administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and has recently been selected as one of the “21st Century’s Key Universities in China.” It is the number one ranked finance and economics university in China. Alliance classes are based at SUFE’s International Cultural Exchange School (ICES). ICES is devoted to the education of foreign students and aims to train students with a background in international economics or management. For more information about this program: http://www.allianceglobaled.org Program Provider: Alliance for Global Education (AGE) Language of Instruction: English & Chinese Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Requirements: 3.0 minimum GPA No prior Chinese language study required Fall and Spring students who wish to apply for part-time internship

must have a minimum of three prior semesters of Chinese language instruction. Housing: This building houses international students and a small number of local undergraduate and professional degree students. Each Alliance student will share a double room with a Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) university student.

Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, Chinese Language, Internship

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CZE CH RE PUB L IC

Welcome to the Czech Republic A historic jewel at the heart of

Europe, the Czech Republic packs a sizeable punch for such a small country; from majestic castles to medieval towns, elegant spa resorts to scenic national parks, it has much to offer international visitors. To understand its appeal one must consider its assets; the stunning wine-growing region of Monrovia, home to rolling hills, traditional food and the spirited cities of Brno and Olomouc; the snow-capped mountains of Krkonoše; the otherworldly rock formations of Český Ráj; the wild forests of Šumava National Park; and the historic town of Český Krumlov, a fully deserving UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in central Europe and is bordered by Germany to its north and west, Poland to its northeast, Slovakia to its east and Austria to its south.

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Czech Republic Medieval towns National Parks

Central European Location Low Cost of Living Long tradition of quality education


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The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union but the national currency is not the Euro. The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as Kč, with the international abbreviation CZK. Historic Exchange Rates: (USD/CZK) 24.2084 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com By United States and European standards, the Czech Republic is generally very affordable. Everyday necessities that locals buy – food, public transportation, beer and wine – are a bargain for the traveler, too. With living costs in the Czech Republic substantially cheaper than anywhere in Western Europe, this Bohemian paradise is offered at a discount. Government estimates place total food, housing, and transportation costs for students in the Czech Republic at only 350-750 USD per month. If you are interested in studying abroad in Europe but you’re on a budget, the Czech Republic could be the pace for you!

COST C O M PA RI S O N

Bread (1 loaf)

USD 2.61 CZK 18.91

1 Movie ticket

Nice Evening Meal for 2

USD 9.00 CZK 170.00

USD 60.00 CZK 600.00

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L The default coffee size is expresso served in a tiny cup that you hold with the thumb and pointer finger - a sipping coffee. If you want the larger coffee it is called an Americano Ketchup is not free and is provided only if requested - even with fries. And yes, you can order mayonnaise with your fries but it is called tartar sauce. A waiter will not take your plate unless your fork and knife are together - it means you are done. The Irish have the potato, the Ukrainians the pierogi. The Czechs have dumplings (“knedliky”). They look like little oval shaped slices of bread and are made of either dough or potatoes.The magic of dumplings is how well they soak up sauce. Five dumplings can easily soak up a plate full of sauce. CGE Study Abroad Handbook

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IN PRAGUE

Prague, Czech Republic

Program Highlights: • Currently over 800 students • from over 60 different countries • UNYP has the most diverse and international faculty in the Czech Republic • There are over 125 instructors from over 20 different countries International experience is more important than ever to a successful education. UNYP provides challenging, accredited curricula offered in a beautiful city in the heart of Europe by respected institutions from the U.S. and the United Kingdom. UNYP is the largest and leading English language higher education institution in the Czech Republic. On location in Prague: Often described as one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe, Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic and home to 1.2 million residents. Situated on the Vltava River, Prague is a city of classical beauty with stunning views that extends from the banks of the river to the surrounding hills. Prague’s magical atmosphere has been shaped over ten centuries. As you walk the narrow lanes and cobblestone streets you experience a city saturated with history, architecture and culture. Prague is an unbelievably free and comfortable city. Despite not being as big as most European cities it has an excellent network of trams and metros (underground) that makes it very easy to travel to the UNYP campus from most locations using public transportation or walking. Main attractions, cultural sites, sporting events, clubs, and cafes are within easy reach. For more information on this program visit: https://www.unyp.cz/ Program Provider: UNYP (Note: this program is also an exchange, if you are going as an affiliate student, your GPA will come back as transfer credit) Language of Instruction: English

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing: • Student Dormitories • Shared Flats/Apartments • Flat/Studio Rentals

Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, Upper Level Business Core, Electives

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WHY STUDY ABROAD IN

England

No Additional Language Required Global Prominence Endless Things To Do Easy To Get Around World-Famous Universities Easy Access Varied Natural Surroundings Discover London Make Connections People

Welcome to England

England is one of the most well-known countries in the world and is consistently a popular study abroad destination among college students. The reasons why are endless: Its compact size makes exploring the country on the weekends easy and affordable. Its historical legacy reveals itself in nearly every city, town, and village. Its infamous collection of authors, poets, playwrights, artists, musicians, and politicians bring familiarity to the English culture and lifestyle. It’s an ideal location for cultural integration, personal exploration, and planting the seed for international travel.

Location

England is a part of the United Kingdom (U.K.) and occupies the southern portion of the island of Great Britain. It shares its mainland borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the southwest. The United Kingdom is considered part of Western Europe.

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The British Pound (GBP or £) is the official currency of England. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/GBP) 0.6017 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com/ The common misconception is that England is more expensive than many other European countries. Though England can be pricey, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to live comfortably on a budget as long you pay attention to what you spend and look out for different deals and events offered throughout the city. In fact, a large number of popular museums and attractions are free of charge! Most businesses and restaurants in England will only accept cash as a method of payment, so be prepared and have some cash on hand before heading out.

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Cup of coffee

USD 4.02 GBP 2.61

I F YOU WA N T

T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L British people like their personal space; it is best to avoid physical contact and maintain a reasonably wide distance during conversation. Humor is common and often includes a strong element of irony or sarcasm. On the whole, British humor is witty and self-deprecating, and can sometimes be a defense mechanism. When communicating in the United Kingdom, it is better to be formal until one knows the protocol for a particular setting.

USD 4.09 GBP 3.45

1 Gallon of milk

1 Movie ticket USD 9.00 GBP 12.00

When interacting with the British, it should be kept in mind the United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. People in each country have a strong sense of identity and national pride. It is not appropriate to refer to a Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish person as English, and vice versa. The British have a reputation for maintaining a “stiff upper lip.” They are not keen on emotional displays or showing too much enthusiasm. Shake hands with everyone present, children included, when meeting a group of people, and again when parting. On the London subway (or Tube, as it is known), wait for the other passengers to exit the train before entering, and stand on the right on escalators.

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RICHMOND, THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

London, England

Program Highlights: • Internship program available for the summer or semester On location at Richmond: Located in Kensington, the Richmond campus is one of the best residential and most picturesque areas of central London, surrounded by places of enormous historical and cultural interest. Accommodations and classrooms are located close to Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High Street with its lively mix of shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas. Founded in 1970, Richmond University, The American International University in London, is a highly-respected academic institution offering fully accredited BS, BA and MA programs, taught by outstanding British and international faculty, many of whom are leading experts in their field. For more information about this program: http://www.aifsabroad.com/england Program Provider: AIFS Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II Requirements: 2.75 minimum GPA, Juniors and Seniors Housing: Accommodations are in double and triple rooms in University approved residence halls. Since housing is usually in traditional buildings not originally designed to be dormitories, rooms and showers may be smaller than you are accustomed to in the U.S.

* Housing upgrade: For an additional fee, you may choose to live in a single room in the University residence halls or in a shared room in a nearby apartment-style residence hall. The apartments typically house 2 or 3 students and have private bathrooms and cooking facilities. Single rooms and apartments are available on a limited basis and must be requested and paid for by the program application deadline.

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UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

London, England

On location at Westminster: The University of Westminster is one of the largest universities in the UK, with 20,000 students on four campuses. Emphasis is placed on group work and team projects, and the development of strong leaderships and communication skills. The Business school is located in London’s West End. Each campus contains its own library, computers and cafes. The campus is located in the heart of London. Courses are taught by local university professors. Study abroad participants take classes with British and other international students. Depending on the provider, excursions include trips to Brighton, Dover Castle or a weekend in Wales. For more information about this program: http://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/england/city/london Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad

Housing: (Housing will depend on session attended)

Language of Instruction: English

Dorms: Live in university residence halls with British or other international students

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Requirements: 2.8 minimum GPA Must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation

ISA Apartments: Placed with other ISA students, share a fully equipped kitchen, lounge areas, free washing machines and internet access, bedding included

Academic Offerings:

"Being abroad has opened my eyes to the different types of individuals, ideas, and cultures that make up our beautifully diverse world. Being able to learn about these differences from my own home has allowed me to grow as an individual intellectually, emotionally, and mentally.� Caitlyn Butler Spring 2016, University of Westminster

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F RANCE

WHY STUDY ABROAD IN

France Language Food

World-Famous Icons The South of France Access to Europe Fashion Normandy Castles Special Exhibits The Atmosphere

Welcome to France

Studying abroad in France provides students a unique look at the deep values of a nation united in cultural pride and tradition. The allure of France as a study abroad destination lies in its inspirational effect on curious minds, making it a non-stop learning environment and an academic threshold. Not surprisingly, France yields one of the largest, most progressive, prosperous, and hightech cities in Europe, if not the world: Paris. Yet the country is also strewn with small towns and villages, rich in their own right and the destination of travelers time and time again. Exploring any combination of these urban and rural landscapes that are so integral to France’s identity is sure to result in a meaningful, life-changing study abroad experience, fulfilling the academic goals of students, and then some.

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France is a country in Western Europe, sharing borders with Spain and Andorra to the southwest and Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium to the east. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the English Channel.


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The Euro (EUR or €) is the official currency of France. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/EUR) 0.726 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com While Paris can be expensive to the untrained traveler, there are many ways to live comfortably on a budget, if you pay attention to what you spend and look out for different deals and events offered throughout the city.

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L The French are essentially a private people. They distinguish between close friends and acquaintances, and it can be difficult to form friendships initially. Acceptable topics of conversation when first meeting someone include general politics, world affairs and French culture. One should avoid asking overly personal questions, including what one does for a living. The French appreciate spirited debate and conversation, which may seem highly confrontational to a foreigner. To the French, North Americans tend to lecture rather than converse, whereas North Americans may need to get used to the interruptions inherent in a French exchange. Moments of silence are few and far between in conversation.

Cup of coffee

USD 4.02 EUR 3.56

Nice evening meal USD 10.00 EUR 13.00

French is the official language of business in France. Although many businessmen and women speak English quite well, they have difficulty with individuals who do not at least attempt to speak French. Guests should not start eating until the host has indicated, usually with the phrase bon appétit, that it is time to begin. It is common, if perhaps not entirely legal, to park cars and scooters wherever possible, including on sidewalks, and even triple-parking. If another car is blocking an entry to a garage or home, it is customary to honk until the other driver returns. Requesting leftovers from a restaurant meal in a “doggy bag” is frowned upon. It is perceived as being cheap and also suggests that the restaurant is not a quality establishment. At a café or brasserie, simply sit down at a table. There is no need to await a server to be shown a table. This does not hold for restaurants.

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AMERICAN BUSINESS SCHOOL OF PARIS

Paris, France Program Highlights:

• Courses are taught by a team of international professors and lecturers who tailor-made coursework based on their own unique background and career experiences. • Students will learn how to work on a team in multi-cultural settings, gain practice in international case studies, and prepare for a successful international career. On location at American Business School of Paris: At the American Business School Paris, students take classes with French and other international students from 80 different countries from around the world. Courses are taught by a team of international professors and lecturers who tailor-make coursework based on their own unique backgrounds and career experiences. The school is located in the 10th arrondissement, near the Canal St. Martin and has a second campus in the Paris suburb Eaubonne, where sports activities can be done. Courses are taught be a team of international professors and lecturers who tailor-make coursework based on their own unique backgrounds and career experiences. Students will learn how to work on a team in multi-cultural settings, gain practice in international case studies, and prepare for a successful international career. This program offers excursions both during the semester and the summer. They will vary depending on the session attended. Excursions may include trips to Normandy, a day trip to Versailles and even an optional excursion to Morocco. For more information about this program: http://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/france/city/paris/ viewUniversity#inst64 Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad

Requirements: 2.75 minimum GPA

Language of Instruction: English and French

Students must be 18 years of age or older

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II, Intersession

Housing:

Academic Offerings:

• Homestays • ISA Apartments Residence Halls (summer only)

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GRE E CE

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Greece

Greek Language Food Beaches The Acropolis Palace of Knossos Friendly People Hellenic Festival Mount Olympus Scuba Photo Ops

Welcome to Greece

Greece study abroad programs will immerse students in Greece’s past and present. The culture of Greece is one that has evolved over the course of thousands of years, through many of the most well-known and widespread eras and civilizations in history. From stunning displays of ancient architecture and rich tradition to gorgeous coastline and pristine beaches, Greece offers an exciting infusion of alluring antiquity and natural splendor. Greece today is a vibrantly modern nation, known as one of the safest, friendliest, and most relaxed countries in Europe. Abundant with diverse cultures and landscapes, not to mention mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine, you will not want to leave this captivating country‌ that is, not until you realize that you are only a short distance away from fascinating vacation destinations like Turkey and Italy!

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Greece is located at the southeast end of Europe and it is the southernmost country of the Balkan Peninsula. Greece is referred to as a southern European country, because geographically she is part of this region.


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The Euro (EUR or €) is the official currency of Greece. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/EUR) 0.726 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com Greece has one of the lowest costs of living in the European Union, although cities such as Athens are generally more expensive than the rest of the country. The standard of living is high and the cost of living in Greece is generally 30% less than many other European countries but the average local salary in Greece is also lower.

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Bread (1 loaf)

USD 2.61 EUR .69

USD 4.09 EUR 4.64

1 Gallon of milk

Inexpensive meal USD 10.00 EUR 12.00

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Show an interest in Greek heritage. Greeks are proud of their glorious past and pleased when foreigners are genuinely interested in it. Respect superstitions. A typical example is the matiasma, the evil eye. It is believed that a person can feel psychologically or physically bad as a result of receiving a compliment paid with a pinch of jealousy. A take-it-easy approach represents the keystone for relating to Greeks. While there is no pressure to close a deal or to be punctual for an appointment – except when business is involved - it is important to enjoy life.

Greeks are very attached to religious traditions. The Greek Orthodox Church still plays a great role in the country and is respected by most people. Touching and strong eye contact is widespread; hugging, kissing on the cheeks and walking arm in arm are all common. It is common to bring a small gift to the host when invited for dinner in a Greek home. Flowers, chocolates or a bottle of good wine are normally very well accepted. Punctuality is not expected and a delay of half an hour is common. Enjoy the food and company and toast your host “stin igia mas” (to our health).

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF THESSALONIKI

Thessaloniki, Greece Program Highlights:

• The American College of Thessaloniki provides a top quality tertiary level, multidisciplinary, student-centered, educational experience by cultivating the personal and ethical growth of well-rounded and principled individuals with expanded intellectual horizons, a heighted sense of citizenship, and a need for social contribution. On location at ACT: For the student seeking a unique study abroad site in Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki is ideal. Thessaloniki is the ‘road less taken’, a culturally intact city, small, diverse, youthful, at the crossroads of east and west and the gateway to Southeastern Europe. Students visit the birthplace of Alexander the Great, Orthodox Monasteries dating from 12th Century; the beautiful beaches of Halkidiki and of course the enchanting city of Thessaloniki! ACT has a world-class campus with state of the art facilities which are unique to Southeastern Europe. The diverse student body representing 30 different nationalities exposes students to a variety of cultures and perspectives and enriches both their academic and social engagement. Study abroad students experience intellectual development, cultural immersion, and a growth of ethical sensitivity both in the classroom and in their co-curricular pursuits. For more information about this program: http://www.act.edu/ Program Provider: American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing: The American College of Thessaloniki provides off campus accommodation in downtown Thessaloniki.

Rooms are all fully furnished (including kitchen appliances in individual studios or in common areas), and priority is given based on the date of application receipt. Both single and double-occupancy options exist. Off-campus housing locations are well served by the city’s reliable bus system with buses running at 10-15 minute intervals. In addition, during the fall and spring semesters the college provides bus service to and from campus.

Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Greek Language, Electives.

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Ireland

No Additional Language Required Castles Landscape Leading global companies in Ireland Location

Welcome to Ireland

Ireland is a land of green with a stunning natural landscape. A small island nation, windswept and buffeted by the stormy Atlantic, you’ll find dramatic scenery throughout the country – from rolling hills to steep seaside cliffs, majestic mountains, and green fields. You’ll also find a modern skyline, architecturally stunning bridges and period architecture in the capital city of Dublin. The Irish are famous for many things – castles, music, cuisine, poetry, landscapes, and having fun. There is a lot more to Ireland than that however, making it a magical and exciting place to study and live.

Location

The Republic of Ireland lies in the North Atlantic Ocean and is separated from Britain by the Irish Sea to the west. The northeastern part of the island (Northern Ireland) is part of the United Kingdom.

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The currency in the Republic of Ireland is the euro (€) and the currency in the 6 Ulster counties that make up Northern Ireland, which is a member of the United Kingdom, is the pound sterling (£). Historic Exchange Rates: (USD/EUR) 0.895 (USD/GBP) 0.76 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com

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Bread (1 loaf)

USD 2.61 EURO 1.33

1 Movie ticket

Nice Evening Meal for 2

USD 9.00 EURO 10.50

USD 60.00 EURO 60.00

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L In Ireland, people drive on the left side of the road. Pedestrians should remember that when crossing the street, traffic comes from the opposite direction – look both ways before crossing the street! Do not greet people with “Top of the morning” or say goodbye to them with “May the road rise to meet you”. The Irish do not use these so-called ‘Irish sayings’ in normal conversation. Remember, Irish are not British or English, even though English is the first language of the vast majority of the population. Most pubs do not have table service. You go to the bar, order and pay for your drinks and food and can then chose to remain at the bar to eat and drink or take them to a table. In larger pubs, especially in cities and at busy times, and in pubs where food is served, table service may be available, but you can still choose to go to the bar and order yourself. CGE Study Abroad Handbook

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

Dublin, Ireland

Program Highlights: • The University College Dublin is the only business school in Ireland to hold the treble crown of accreditation. UCD is accredited by the American College of Business (AACSB), the top European accreditation, EQUIS, as well as the Association of MBA’s, AMBA. • One of the essential elements of the study abroad experience at UCD is for study abroad students to fully understand and appreciate the richness of Irish society and culture. UCD offers a cultural/social program that will offer you the opportunity to learn about Irish culture through a series of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland. These excursions are free of charge and included in your tuition fees. On location at UCD: University College Dublin was established in 1854 and is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. UCD is Ireland’s largest and most global university with over 30,000 students including students from over 127 countries. As a business major, you will take courses in the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business. UCD will assist you with every aspect of your study abroad program beginning with your application, course selection and registration, accommodation, cultural adjustment and more. UCD has a lot to offer in terms of extracurricular activities for students. UCD has approximately 60 sports clubs and 70 active student societies. UCD sports clubs are at the center of student sport at the University. Clubs provide a huge range of opportunities to train, play and compete in sport, no matter what your passion, ability or level. In addition, UCD boasts its own independent student newspaper (The University Observer) and radio station (Belfield Fm). For more information about this program: http://www.ucd.ie/quinn/internationalstudents/studyabroad/ Program Provider: University College Dublin Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Academic Year, Fall, and Spring

Housing: • UCD on-campus residence halls • Private apartments/houses in and close to the Dublin city center

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Academic Offerings: Upper Level Business Core, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, IT

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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Italy

Italian Language Vatican City Food Fashion Atmosphere Cinque Terre Soccer Famous Sites Beaches Art

Welcome to Italy

Deciding to study abroad in Italy is easy with its warm people, outstanding cuisine, varied land and seascapes, and unparalleled artistic and historic wonders. Study abroad locations in Italy remain among the world’s most sought-after study abroad destinations. After all, it’s home to the world’s oldest university in continuous operation, the Universitá di Bologna, founded in 1053! From the universities and colleges in Italy with courses in English, to the excursions and on-site staff, Italy has something for everyone. And Italy’s extensive train and bus networks give students endless opportunities to explore within Italy and throughout Europe.

Location

Positioned in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is primarily a peninsula extending southeast from the south-central region of the European continent. Its bordering countries include France, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia.

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The Euro (EUR or â‚Ź) is the official currency of Italy. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/EUR) 0.726 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com While areas in Italy can be expensive, there are many ways to live comfortably on a budget, if you pay attention to what you spend and look out for different deals and events offered throughout the city.

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Bread (1 loaf)

USD 2.61 EUR 1.24

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Initial introductions should be formal. The handshake is the common form of greeting. Once a relationship is formed, friends and acquaintances may give a kiss on both cheeks (even men) in greeting. Italians have very little concept of personal space and tend to stand quite close when talking. They are known for using more physical contact than most other Europeans during conversation. Appropriate topics of conversation in the Italian workplace include Italian history, architecture, art and culture, sports (especially football/soccer), food and wine, and current events. It is advisable to avoid religion, politics and the Mafia, which is considered a negative stereotype of Italy.

USD 4.09 EUR 5.08

1 Gallon of milk

Inexpensive meal USD 10.00 EUR 15.00

Italians tend to be gregarious, expressive and animated. Non-verbal communication is extremely important in Italy, and it is quite acceptable to use one’s hands in conversation. Networking is extremely important in the Italian business culture and plays a role in almost all facets of business life. Family is extremely important to Italians, and this "relationship" approach extends to the business world as well. Italy has one of the highest numbers of family-owned businesses in Europe. "Salute" (health) is said at a toast. Inebriation is considered poor form. Italy is not a nation of heavy drinkers. When greeting a group of people, the American-style "group wave" is not appreciated in Italy. Cutting in line (queue) is tolerated in Italy. CGE Study Abroad Handbook

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CIMBA

Paderno del Grappa, Italy

Program Highlights: • Full-service campus including residence halls and a cafeteria • Focus on leadership and professional development LIFE & LEAP programs • Networking and travel with students from 36+ universities • Built-in independent travel On location at CIMBA: The CIMBA campus is located in the quaint, Italian town of Paderno del Grappa, which is about an hour north of Venice. The Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) is an international business institute that trains future professional leaders. The Consortium consists of 36 universities from across the United States who collectively provides support for CIMBA’s academic programs. This enables students to easily transfer courses to their home institutions. Participants enroll in CIMBA through the University of Iowa as non-degree seeking students and receive course credit and an official transcript from the University of Iowa at the conclusion of the program At the base of picturesque Mount Grappa. The campus offers students the cultural experience of living in a small Italian community while providing access to the celebrated art and historical treasures of the Veneto region. The full-service facility includes classrooms, a cafeteria, residence halls, computer lab, library, laundry, and athletic facilities. For more information about this program: http://www.cimbaitaly.com Program Provider: CIMBA Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing: Graduate and Undergraduate students are housed in residence halls on

the Paderno campus in either single or double rooms. The availability of single occupancy rooms fluctuates from semester to semester. Students are given the opportunity to choose roommates. During larger summer programs, communal bathrooms may be used. Most rooms have a private bath, bed, desk, and closet.

Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Italian Language, Electives.

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LORENZO DE’ MEDICI

Florence, Italy

Program Highlights: • Lorenzo de’ Medici is committed to delivering a high-quality international learning experience through which students advance along their formal educational paths, develop their creativity, realize their own potential, and empower themselves to impact the world around them. Experiential learning is LdM’s main tool to foster students’ future professional development. On location at LdM: LdM Florence is situated in the heart of Tuscany, a region that alone has more classified historical monuments than any other country in the world. As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence is celebrated as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei changed forever the way we see the world. For centuries travelers and admirers of the arts and culture have fallen in love with both the city and its enchanting countryside. Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its unique monuments and architecture, in the modern era Florence has become the epitome of a global city, reflecting the world’s diverse cultures, ethnicities, ideas, and forms of creativity, while remaining faithful to its strong artistic tradition. For more information about this program: http://www.ldminstitute.com/ Program Provider: Lorenzo de’ Medici Language of Instruction: English and Italian

Housing: • Homestays • Shared Apartments

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II Requirements: • 2.75 minimum GPA • No language prerequisite Academic Offerings: Management, Marketing, Italian Language, Electives


FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Florence, Italy

Program Highlights: • Students will be given the opportunity to meet local students wishing to share their knowledge of Italian and learn English in exchange. This activity, based on student interest, is a great way to get to know other students of Florence, and share your cultural and language with others while learning more about your surrounding and Italian culture. On location at Florence University of the Arts: The Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and the Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH) are located in the historic Palazzo Doni and Palazzo Guicciardini-Strozzi just a few steps from the splendid Piazza Santa Croce in the quarter of Florence that takes its name from the celebrated church. Classes are aimed both at US undergraduates requiring academic credit, as well as an international mix of independent or non-traditional students who are looking for a high quality, structured educational program in Italy. For more information about this program: studiesabroad.com/florence Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II

Housing: • ISA Housing • ISA Apartments • Homestay

Requirements: • 2.75 minimum GPA • No language prerequisite Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Italian Language, Electives.

JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

Rome, Italy

Program Highlights: • John Cabot University, founded in 1972 and located in the heart of Rome, is an independent American liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world. On location at JCU: Located along the banks of the Tiber River in the beautiful Trastevere neighborhood, John Cabot is home to 1,250 students from over 70 countries and distinguished professors dedicated to their students’ success. Our study abroad students as well as our degree-seeking student body enjoy small class sizes, prestigious internship opportunities, student athletics and clubs, a student cafeteria with meal plan options, a fitness center, and campus-wide WiFi.In Rome, you will be surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business, and international affairs. For more information about this program: http://www.johncabot.edu/ Program Provider: John Cabot University Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II

Housing: Our primary housing options are the Gianicolo Residence and the Viale Trastevere Apartments, both within easy walking distance from campus.

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Electives, Italian Language

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Japan

Japanese Language Endless Things To Do Kyoto Sumo Wrestling Japanese Theater Hiroshima Friendly People Safety Anima Food

Welcome to Japan

Japan is truly the confluence of East meets West. Japan is, in many ways, not as remote or culturally distinct from the lifestyle students are used to at home, but Japanese touches put a new perspective on otherwise familiar things. Education in Japan is incredibly important, and the population boasts a near-perfect literacy rate. Rich, long-standing cultural traditions blend seamlessly with cutting-edge technologies and modern cities. Even Japan’s most advanced areas like Tokyo, which is often depicted as a hyper-modern metropolis, blend the old with the new; Japan’s oldest temple can be found amidst modern high-rises and bright neon signs. Whether students seek nature, culture, or technology, there is something for everyone in this island nation.

Location

Japan is an island country separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. It is approximately the size of Montana.

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The Japanese Yen (JPY) is the official currency of Japan. Historic Exchange Rate:( USD/JPY) 102.36 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com Japan remains one of the most expensive countries in the world. In spite of its cost, living in Japan is attractive for expatriates for many reasons. The standard of living is very high. The Japanese people are hardworking, their cities are safe and pollution is low. Service is excellent.

COST C O M PA RI S O N

Bread (1 loaf)

USD 2.61 JPY 189.66

USD 4.09 JPY 728.78

1 Gallon of milk

Cup of coffee

USD 4.02 JPY 398.16

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Always bow when meeting someone. Do not hug or kiss someone on the cheeks. Avoid physical contact. Nose blowing in public is considered very rude, as is yawning, coughing and using toothpicks without covering the mouth. It is inappropriate to walk into an office or reception wearing one’s coat or hat. Remove all outerwear and carry it in one’s hand prior to entering. Do not sit until told where to sit when gathering or in business, as usually there is a seating arrangement based on professional status.

Do not start drinking until everyone at the table is served and the glasses are raised to toast. The Japanese drinking salute is usually “Kampai!” Do not take food from the serving plate using personal chopsticks that have been used to eat. Instead, turn the chopsticks upside down and then pick the food up. Tipping does not exist in Japan. A taxi driver will not accept tips. Prior to entering a Japanese home, remove shoes at the doorway, ensuring they point away from the door.

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SOPHIA UNIVERSITY

Tokyo, Japan

Program Highlights: • Study Japanese language classes at all levels and choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English with both Japanese and international students. • Live with a Japanese family, or in a dorm with young professionals, Japanese and international students. • Participate in contemporary and traditional cultural activity programs, including regional site visits, historical tours, hands-on workshops, and weekend excursions to Hiroshima or Kyoto. On location at Sophia University: Located in the heart of Tokyo, at Sophia University you can study Japanese language at all levels and choose from a wide range of other business courses taught in English with both Japanese and international students. With CIEE, you can attend guest lectures by local and academic professional speakers. Also, there is opportunity to visit local elementary schools. There are other opportunities such participating in smaller group activities that give you greater interaction with CIEE staff and Japanese facilitators. There are also many clubs and circles at Sophia University that you can partake in. The excursions that are part of the program may include a weekend trip to Hiroshima. On the following day for a day trip, students can go to Miyajima island. Other trips may include going to the city of Kyoto, which is famous for its temples, Zen gardens and UNESCO World Heritage sites. For more information about this program: http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/japan/tokyo/arts-sciences/ Program Provider: CIEE Language of Instruction: English and Japanese

Semesters Offered: Academic Year, Spring (*Fall would go into Texas Tech semester for the Spring)

Requirements: • 3.0 minimum GPA • Sophomore standing • 1 or 2 semesters of Japanese strongly recommended Housing: • Homestay • Dorm

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"My experience abroad served as a transformative time in my life, in which, I was able to better understand myself and the world that I live in. I will be forever grateful for what I learned during my time abroad." William Peterson Spring 2016, Northumbria University

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WHY STUDY ABROAD IN

South Korea Korean Language Strong Academic Atmosphere Tae Kwon Do Korean Food Kyongju Friendly People Korean Amusement Parks Norebang Shopping Access to Asia

Welcome to South Korea South Korea (or the Republic of Korea) is one of the most highly developed and stable democracies in East Asia. The history of civilization on the Korean peninsula dates back almost 4,000 years, and the country itself has existed since 1948.

South Korea’s economic transformation over the past few decades has been termed the “Miracle on the Han River” and remains one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Meanwhile, as one of the safest countries in the world, diversity has greatly expanded in recent years. South Korea not only provides travelers and students all over the world with the ability to learn and improve their Korean language skills, but also has proved to be a vehicle for introducing a great combination of dazzling cosmopolitanism and hidden corners of tradition. Americans are treated with extreme hospitality in South Korea. With so many English-speaking Koreans, the language barrier is quickly eroding, and students who study abroad in South Korea will definitely benefit from it. Getting around South Korea is easy, which is fortunate since there are so many wonderful places to see!

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Location

South Korea is located in the Korean Peninsula, with the Yellow Sea and China to the west, and the Sea of Japan and Japan to the east.


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The South Korean Won is the official currency of South Korea (â‚Š or KRW). Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/KRW) 1,071.47 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com/ While the cost of living in Seoul can be much lower than the U.S., please keep in mind that there are places to dine and shop that are comparable to those costs of living in the U.S.

COST C O M PA RI S O N

Inexpensive meal USD 10.00 KRW 7,000

USD 4.09 KRW 9,791.60

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Cup of coffee

USD 4.02 KRW 4,625.64

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T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Korean people tend to act in a reserved manner. They use few hand gestures, and there is no personal contact beyond the handshake unless the parties are close friends or family members. When dining in a traditional restaurant, one removes his or her shoes before entering and sitting on cushions on the floor. Thus, it is best to wear nice socks, and women should not wear short skirts. Do not step on the pillows when preparing to sit down. Men may cross their legs when sitting on the floor, but women should sit with their legs together and to the side.

Shoes should be taken off before entering a Korean home. Slurping and belching are acceptable while dining, and are sometimes considered a sign of appreciation of the cooking. Koreans are fond of karaoke, and friends often visit norae bang, song rooms; it is best to join in, even if the attempt is not perfect. Tipping is not a part of the culture in Korea.

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KOREA UNIVERSITY

Seoul, South Korea

Program Highlights: • Korean University is Korea’s top-ranked university. Known as the “Ivy League” provider university in the country. On location at Korea University: Located in Seoul Korea University is one of the largest, most selective, and historic universities in Korea, providing a top quality educational experience for its students since 1905. Korea University offers a wide variety of courses taught in English in all professional fields. They excel in their business courses and are AACSB and EQUIS Business Certified. Korea University is Korea’s top ranked University. Known as the “Ivy League” private university in the country, Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently located campus, and top-quality student facilities. It prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea’s unique culture. For more information about this program: http://studiesabroad.com/seoul Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad Language of Instruction: Korean & English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Housing: Students attending Korea University live in either CJ International House or AnamGlobal House, both of which house international students.

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Korean Language, Electives.

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"My study abroad experience in Sydney, Australia took my breath away. I gained a new perspective and understanding on life, business, and culture.� Morgan Schmidlen, Spring 2016 International College of Management, Sydney

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SPAIN

WHY STUDY ABROAD IN

Spain

Learn Spanish Watch a Soccer Game Fantastic Museums Barcelona The Running Of The Bulls Beaches Passport to Europe Morocco Food Friendly People

Welcome to Spain

Not only does Spain have a rich cultural heritage, a majestic blend of topographies, and internationally recognized museums and cathedrals, Spain’s universities are world famous for their foreign language centers, making it an ideal country for Spanish language immersion. Spain has something to offer for everyone studying abroad, whether you want to experience the mountainous northern region of Cataluna, the rich beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the south, or the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Location

Spain is located in southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France.

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$ $ $ COST OF LIVING

MON E Y &

The Euro (EUR or ₏) is the official currency of Spain. Historic Exchange Rate: (USD/EUR) 0.726 *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com/ The cost of living in Spain will very much depend upon on your lifestyle and where you live. If you seek luxury goods and fine dining you will find Spain very expensive but if you are prepared to eat and live like the locals you will find your money goes a lot further here than it does at home. Housing costs can be very reasonable but are high in the cities and popular tourist areas. Food is relatively cheap and provided you don’t dine out in tourist hotspots you will find the prices in restaurants reasonable.

COST C O M PA RI S O N

1 Movie ticket USD 9.00 EUR 9.00

Nice evening meal for 2 USD 60.00

Sandwich USD 4.72 EUR 3.50

EUR 45.00

I F YOU WA N T

T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Spaniards are very proud of their history and culture, and it is appreciated if a foreign visitor shows interest in these. Although the ability of Spaniards to understand and speak English has considerably improved among the younger generation, the vast majority of Spaniards do not speak any foreign languages. English is the language of international business and can help to secure a job, but doing business in Spain requires the ability to speak good Spanish.

The concept of queuing (waiting in line) is not as rigidly espoused as in North America or the United Kingdom; when waiting in a queue, one needs to show a great degree of self-assertion. One should avoid stretching and yawning in public. Many Spaniards enjoy a second breakfast around 11:00 a.m. Do not tip in bars for breakfast, beer or coffee. Do not tip a taxi driver. Be aware of two types of lunch breaks: from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for shops and businesses and from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. for bars and restaurants, especially outside the major cities.

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PRO GRAM S

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UAB)

Barcelona, Spain

Program Highlights: • The University began in 1968 and currently enrolls over 50,000 students each year. On location at UAB: The University began in 1968 and currently enrolls over 50 thousand students each year. It is the second largest public university in Barcelona, Spain. UAB courses are taught at the Sant Pau Campus, located in the city center, not far from the Sagrada Familia. Courses are also taught at the Eixample campus, which is less that a 10 minute commute from the ISA main office in Barcelona. This program accommodates students of various levels of Spanish proficiency. Courses are instructed by University faculty and ISA students attend class with other international students. Depending on the session, students can expect excursions through ISA to locations such as Figueres, Valencia, a South of France tour, and even an optional excursion option to Morocco. For more information about this program: http://studiesabroad.com/barcelona Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad Language of Instruction: English and Spanish Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Requirements: • Minimum GPA of 2.75: No Exceptions • No Language pre-requisite

Housing: • Homestay: Will be provided with two meals per day, laundry service once per week, share a bedroom with another ISA Student • ISA Apartment: First-come/ first-serve basis, furnished, centrally located apartments • Residencias: Share a double room with another student on the program, small kitchenette may be available

Academic Offerings: Upper Level Business Core, Finance, Marketing, Management, Spanish Language

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Texas Tech University

BUSINESS STUDENTS:

Change the way you see your world! Choose from all-inclusive programs in 20 countries that include: Tuition Housing Meals

Cultural activities Excursions Insurance

Optional AIFS Flight Package available. Business courses offered at most locations, with internships available in London, Italy, Costa Rica, and Spain. Scholarships and grants available.

www.AIFSabroad.com | (800) 727-2437

“This international experience gave me a new perspective on life and business. We live in a much bigger community than what we are surrounded by. The world is full of many different individuals, cultures, beliefs, and thoughts. Being tolerant, considerate, and compassionate to all, and having an appreciation for cultural diversity is vital to success.� Andrea Britton Summer I 2015, John Cabot University CGE Study Abroad Handbook

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SEMESTER AT SEA

SEMESTER AT SEA Program Highlights: • World-Class Faculty plus experts, including Nobel Prize winners, world leaders, and TED speakers. • Coolest campus on Earth-7 deck, 590-foot ship where you learn, live, travel, and reflect. • Exposure to world issues on the ground through faculty-led trips and service projects that make a difference. • More bang for your buck with 10-12 destinations, 4 continents and 25,000 Nautical Miles. On location with Semester at Sea: Upcoming Voyages Spring 2017: Embark: San Diego, CA; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kobe, Japan; Shanghai, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Rangoon, Burma; Cochin, India; Port Louis, Mauritius; Cape Town, South Africa; Tema (Accra), Ghana; Casablanca, Morocco; Debark: Hamburg, Germany Fall 2017: Embark: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Tema (Accra), Ghana; Cape Town, South Africa; Port Louis, Mauritius; Cochin, India; Rangoon, Burma; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Shanghai, China; Kobe, Japan; Honolulu, Hawaii; Debark: San Diego, CA For more information about this program: http://www.semesteratsea.org/ Language of Instruction: English Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring Minimum GPA: 2.75

Housing: Cabins with roommate; some exterior with windows, some interior without.

Academic Offerings: Finance, Management, Marketing, Upper Level Business Core, Electives.

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Maybe the best moment of your life will be on your next big adventure

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TH AIL AND Welcome to Thailand

Better known as the “Land of Smiles,� Thailand is one of the most rich culturally and diverse countries in the world. From the mountains to the North to the oceans and islands of the South, Thailand has a multitude of opportunities for anyone to explore. With some of the friendliest people in the world, Thailand is a must for students looking to get out of their comfort zone and explore one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Location

Thailand is a country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia and is at the center of the Indochinese peninsula. Thailand enjoys near warm climate throughout the year due to its location on the Gulf of Thailand. The northern, eastern, and eastern parts of the country are surrounded by other Asian countries, while the southern part of the country has the Gulf of Thailand body of water. The southern tip of the Thailand country is attached to the country of Malaysia.

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Thailand Tropical weather almost year round

Celebrate the Thai Holidays like Loi Kratong and Songkran Up close and personal with elephants Delicious and exciting foods every single day Explore eco-systems not found anywhere else in the world


$ $ $ COST OF LIVING

MON E Y &

The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (฿). The cost of living in Thailand is low and the US dollar is comparatively strong compared to the Baht. The day-to-day living should be affordable to go along with study abroad experience with travel opportunities included in your experience. Historic Exchange Rates: (USD/THB) 1US to 34.75฿ *for live exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com

COST C O M PA RI S O N

1 Movie ticket

Dinner for 2

Water bottle

USD 9.00 THB 5.75

USD 60.00 THB 22.98

USD 2.12 THB 0.50

I F YOU WA N T

T O AC T L I K E A L O CA L Eat off your spoon, not your fork. Eating directly off your fork is considered crude! People don’t stand in lines. Instead of lining up to form a line, Thais form a crowd. Stand your ground, and you will be good to go. Don’t talk about the king. Cover up your elbows and knees when visiting temples, wats, monasteries, palaces. It is all about respecting the culture in Thailand. Get a public transportation pass. The subway and light rail are inexpensive, convenient and fast. CGE Study Abroad Handbook

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MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY

Bangkok, Thailand

Program Highlights: • Study at the top ranked university in Thailand according to QS Asian University Rankings • Customized-built in excursions included with program On location at Mahidol University: With 15% of Mahidol’s 26,000 student population being international, Mahidol will be able to provide students with a truly global experience, not only in the classroom but as part of the campus life. The university is equipped with state-of-theart teaching and research facilities. With various student clubs in athletics, cultural, religious, and artistic areas centered on the Student Union Complex, there is plenty of ways of getting involved within the Mahidol University community. Located on the outskirts of Bangkok, the travel between student housing and the university is about 10 minutes. With the ease and inexpensive cost accessibility of transportation, it is easy to go to city center and explore the city of Bangkok to find the city’s main attractions including entertainment venues and popular shopping districts. For more information on this program visit: http://studiesabroad.com/thailand Program Provider: [ISA] International Studies Abroad Semesters Offered: Fall and Spring

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing: • Dorms – all rooms fully furnished, internet included

Academic Offerings: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Electives

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International Summer School in Norway – A Life Changing Experience! Intensive courses in International Marketing and International Management May 23 – June 30, 2017 Program offers Corporate visits Cruise to Copenhagen Norway in a Nutshell Housing in brand new apartments on campus International student environment

What to experience: ·

4 weeks of lectures, seminars, discussions and presentations in a group of international students

·

Trips and activities designed for the summer school especially

·

New friends from Asia, the U.S., Norway and all over Europe!

·

Great opportunities to explore Norway, Scandinavia and the rest of Europe during the weekends and at the end of the program.

usn.no/summerschool

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INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

8-week international internship program via api barcelona • dublin • london • santiago • seville

API is a leading international education organization that provides tailor-made international internship opportunities in a number of exciting destinations. Interning abroad with API provides the perfect platform for you to benefit from unique career training and cultural immersion, soft skill development, and advance academically at the same time. You will also grow in terms of personal awareness and self-knowledge, which can be invaluable as you prepare to launch your career. API has partnered with the Rawls School of Business to offer Texas Tech students the opportunity to intern abroad for 8-weeks during summer 2017.

PROGRAM DATES May 31 - July 29, 2017

PROGRAM fEES

OTHER inclUSiOnS

ESTiMATED AnD TO BE finAliZED in EARlY fAll 2016

APPlicATiOn DATES February 1, 2017

Barcelona and Seville - $5,375

• Tailored Internship Placement • Access to @API Online System • Onsite Support via API Resident Directors 24/7 • Mobile Phone • Internship Placement Oversight • Local Cultural Activities

Dublin - $6,050 London - $8,095 inclUDES BUnAc SPOnSORSHiP fEE

Santiago - $5,015 learning transForMed. liFe transForMing.

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apiabroad.coM 1-800-844-4124


ISA Internships provides you with professional and personal development, focusing on high-quality, customized work experience designed to enhance your resume. You’ll be matched with an organization abroad based on your specific skills, experiences, and goals and work a minimum of 32 hours each week for 8 weeks. ASIA

China | Hong Kong

EUROPE

England | Spain

LATIN AMERICA PACIFIC

Chile

Australia | New Zealand

Professional Development Resources: Gain access to an in-depth Professional Development Toolbox, which is a collection of resources designed to help you grow personally and professionally throughout the internship process. Resources include: • • • • •

Personalized resume and cover letter advising; Access to create an online video resume; LinkedIn and personal branding resources; Interview preparation resources; Job search advice from professionals in the field; • Career Resources Guide; and • much more

Placements Available for the Following Rawls Majors: • • • • • • • • • • •

Accounting Business Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Information Systems International Business Marketing Management Sales

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

Enhance Your Rawls Degree with ISA Internships

Have questions? Get in touch with us! studiesabroad.com/experience | internships@studiesabroad.com | (512) 480 8522

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an essential

STUDY ABROAD

Studying and living abroad – how thrilling! You’re signing up for one of the most interesting adventures of your life. That’s for sure. But in order to fully enjoy your experience, you’ll do well by heeding a few (well, maybe more than a few) tips. Some are essential – you won’t even get on the airplane without tending to them. Others are strongly recommended suggestions.

Interest 9 months to 12 months before  Attend a MANDATORY CGE [Study Abroad] Info Session: Mondays & Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm – BA 126 - Complete CGE Questionnaire  Make “Initial Appointment” with CGE Advisor @ appointments. ttu.edu to gather program-specific information, course transfer requirements, application dates/deadlines, etc. � October 15th – 2017 Intersession programs � October 15th – Spring 2017 programs � February 15th – Maymester 2017 programs � March 1st – Summer 2017 programs � March 1st – Fall 2017 programs - Complete Student Statement of Responsibility - Complete First Appointment Checklist  Meet with Financial Aid Office to discuss financial aid and/ or scholarship eligibility and deadlines for your proposed program.

CGE COMMIT & WITHDRAWAL POLICY Students who commit to any program (i.e. Faculty-Led, Affiliate, Reciprocal/Exchange) will be billed a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. This commitment means that students will be responsible for ALL program costs, even if they choose to withdraw at a later date. **This rule is strictly enforced, regardless of the reason for withdrawal.

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checklist

And the sooner you start to plan, the better. Making sure items on your study abroad todo list don’t pile up ensures a smooth transition from here to there. Our manageable time line removes the need to fret over being swamped with one thing after another. Crossing one item off at a time, you’ll be hopping along to your destination in no time. With our study abroad checklist as your guide, you can sit back and concentrate on what’s really on your mind: the world you’re about to meet!

Decision 6 to 9 Months Before  Make “Study Abroad Follow Up“ appointment with CGE Advisor to complete required study abroad paperwork - Complete FSA Checklist - Complete Foreign Study Agreement [FSA] - Complete Participating Students Form (FLP students only)  Start study abroad application on TTU Study Abroad website (www.studyabroad.ttu.edu): - Pay your Study Abroad Application Fee [$50] Remember this fee goes towards the overall cost of the program and is non-refundable should you choose not to go. - Sign Intent to Participate Form - Complete/Upload Passport Information � Upload a color copy of the signed identification page  Make an appointment with your PCP (or attend a group physical at TTU Wellness Center) for a comprehensive physical (mandatory); get vaccinations and immunizations as necessary for your program - Complete Medical Clearance Form  Start application with program provider (where applicable) - Upload transcripts

Congratulations! You are accepted into your program! 3 to 6 Months Before Once you’ve submitted all required paperwork, been cleared by CGE, TTU Study Abroad, Student Judicial Services, & TTU Student Wellness (or your PCP) you can now COMMIT to your program online through your TTU Study Abroad application.


Also, be sure to...

3 to 6 Months Before  Consider applying for a credit card with a chip that can be used internationally.  Apply for your visa, if necessary  Begin researching flights and planning your travel. If participating in a Faculty-Led Program, check with other participating students about travelling together.

A few weeks before  Attend the MANDATORY CGE Workshop at RCOBA and Pre-Departure Orientation held at ICC.  Stock up on prescription drugs you take. Have your doctor’s note authorizing their use (and refills). Also, make sure any over-the-counter drugs you carry are considered legal in the host country  Stock up on contact lenses, if needed. It would also be helpful to take along a copy of your eye prescription in case you lose your contacts or eye glasses and need replacements  Consider purchasing travel insurance for your time abroad. This will cover replacement costs of any lost or stolen items  If necessary, schedule a meeting with your CGE Advisor to address any final concerns you may have  Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to plan how you will register for your first semester upon return  See to it that all financial-aid documents (scholarship applications, loans, & FAFSA renewals) are up-to-date. Know disbursement dates, amounts, etc.  Develop a communication plan with family & friends. Consider setting up a Skype account.  Determine which international phone plan would work best for you.  Make copies of important documents – leave one set with your parents, another with your CGE Advisor, and keep one for yourself.

 Apply for an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). You’ll be surprised at how many discounted rates you are eligible for, from museum and movie tickets, to rail passes. And speaking of rail passes, get a student Eurail Pass, Japan Rail Pass, or whatever popular mode of transportation applies to your location.  Familiarize yourself with your host country's language and culture for your upcoming CGE Workshop that is at the end of the semester. Soak up on culture books and guides, films, music, food, websites, and anything else related to your soon-to-be host country.  Learn about "culture shock".

1 Week Before  Buy at least one power adapter/voltage converter. DO YOUR RESEARCH! Not all countries use the same type of adapter.  Start packing.

The Night Before  Pack your carry-on bag. Include the standard: passport, airline tickets/ confirmations, emergency contact information, one change of clothes, toothbrush/toothpaste, wallet, host country local currency.

- First pages of passport - Credit cards - Student ID and/or driver’s license

CGE: The Rawls College of Business Center for Global Engagement is the starting point for your study abroad process as a business student. Your advisor in this office will help you pick your program, ensure that your classes will work for your degree, and guide you to get the most out of your study abroad as a business student. We are located in the Rawls College of Business room 119.

TTU STUDY ABROAD: The TTU Study Abroad Office is the University office for study abroad. The advisor within this office will help you through the Texas Tech University required paperwork for studying abroad, approve non-business classes for you to take abroad, offer visa and passport support, and provide pre-departure orientations. This office is located within the International Cultural Center at Indiana and 4th Street. Both the CGE and the TTU Study Abroad offices will be communicating with you and helping you throughout your study abroad process. You will have separate requirements, deadlines, paperwork, and meetings from each office.

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BUDGET PLANNING WORKSHEET EXPENSE DESCRIPTION

Use this worksheet to compare costs across programs and create a realistic budget. As you do some research, you may notice that programs vary considerably in features and costs included in the program fee. Items marked with an asterisk (*) often need to be paid prior to departure and before the release of financial aid or scholarships.

COSTS AT TTU

PROGRAM FEE Tuition & Fees (depends on # of hours taken) Confirmation deposit* Application fee* TRANSPORTATION International airfare* Domestic travel & local transportation Passport, visa, photos, entry/exit tax* Travel insurance Immunizations* BOOKS & SUPPLIES HOUSING & MEALS Housing costs not included in program fee Housing deposit* Meals not included in program fee Housing and meals during breaks Essential daily living expenses (toiletries, laundry, etc)

Depends on student

Communications (phone card, cell rental)

Depends on student

Emergency cash

Depends on student

SPENDING MONEY Optional excursions, field trips, independent travel Souvenirs & gifts Social activities TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE Sources of Funding for your Study Abroad program Family and/or savings Work before you go Financial Aid (loans, grants) Scholarships (Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship, Gilman scholarship, program scholarship, Honors College, Departmental scholarship)

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Depends on student

PROGRAM A

PROGRAM B


JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

STUDY ABROAD

JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY ROME

Write to studyabroad@johncabot.edu for more information

www.johncabot.edu


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