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  • Locations: Toronto, Canada
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 08/31/2017
Rolling Admission 11/08/2017 11/12/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

Chinatown in Toronto

Program Overview

This experiential program exposes freshmen to study abroad and fosters the ability to appreciate, investigate, and interact with people of different cultures.  During this experience a strong sense of community is established amongst participants and their cultural competencies are strengthened.  Students spend 5 days in Toronto, Canada., to participate in corporate visits, a university tour, networking with business professionals and cultural sightseeing.  Before and after the cultural immersion, students complete assignments to prepare and reflect on cultural nuances and its translation to the global environment of business.  Students make a small monetary contribution to participate and generous sponsors subsidize the remaining program costs.

Wednesday PM: Charter bus UC campus to downtown Toronto, Canada
Company tour: to be announced
Campus visit 
Group team building and dinner
Friday Company visit
University visit
Cultural activity
Group dinner
Saturday AM: Walking Tour of cultural neighborhoods
PM: Sightseeing in small groups
Evening: Group Dinner
Sunday Charter bus back to Cincinnati via Niagara Falls. 

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Toronto is Canada’s largest city with 2.7 million residents.  Its proximity to the US, reputation for being clean, safe, and modern make it an easy first trip abroad.  Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities, with 49% of the population born outside of Canada.  Fortune Magazine ranked Toronto as the best city in the world for living, playing and working.  The city offers a thriving art scene, vibrant ethnic neighborhoods, multitudes of galleries, parks and clubs and cuisine from every culture. 

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Who Can Participate?CN Tower

LCB Business Fellows with freshman status.


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Academic Program and Course Information

Course Registration: BA1001 Business Fellows Transitions  1 credit hour   Tuesdays 3:30-4:25   Prof. Pierre James

All students in this program are required to enroll in BA1001, Business Fellows Transitions, for 1 credit.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).

A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Faculty - Program Leaders

Pierre James  Mr. Pierre James, Assistant Director Academic Advisor
  Pierre James, a native of Cincinnati, OH, has been working in the Lindner Undergraduate Programs office since 2012. He works primarily as a academic      advisor and instructor of several different first-year experience course such as Business Pathways, Pathways to Business, Student Success Seminar, and Business Fellows Transitions Course. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo and his master’s degree from The University of Akron with a focus in Higher Education Administration. He has served on several college and campus-wide committees and has co-led the Business Fellows Toronto experiences in 2015 and 2016, and has been a part of the Business Fellows team as well since 2012.

Molly Zweig headshot  Ms. Molly Zweig, Program Manager, Lindner International Programs
  Molly Zweig has been with the Lindner College of Business International Programs Office since September 2015 working with students who wish to study abroad as well as incoming international students.  She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she studied International Studies, Spanish, and Portuguese.  In college, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  At Lindner, Molly has co-led study abroad programs to Canada, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates.  This is her second year co-leading the Business Fellows Toronto Experience.

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Living Arrangements

Students will be placed in double or triple rooms.  Breakfast and wifi are included.  

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Getting There

Private charter bus Cincinnati to Toronto 8-9 hour drive.  On the way to Canada, we will travel from Cincinnati to Toronto via Detroit.   On the way home, we will go from Toronto to Cincinnati via Niagara Falls.  

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Program Costs

The program fee has been generously subsidized by generous donations from Business Fellows supporters.
Program Fee - includes transportation, lodging, group dinners, entrance fees, international health insurance $300
Scholarships - automatic for all students ($150)
TOTAL on your fall semester bill $150
Additional costs:  
Passport (your expense) $135
Misc spending money: lunch for 4 days, souvenirs in Toronto (your expense) $100
TOTAL personal expenses $235

Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Fall 2017 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Molly Zweig, Program Manager
Lindner International Programs
Tel: 513-556-2968

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This program is currently not accepting applications.