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  • Locations: Montreal, Canada
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 04/28/2018 05/02/2018

** 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: 3.4 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:


Montreal church  

Program OverviewMontreal Bagels

This experiential international program is being offered in conjunction with the spring semester Cultural Competency KBS course. Students will spend 5 days in Montreal, Canada, exploring the world’s second largest French speaking city. The itinerary will include such learning opportunities as an academic presentation, company visit, multicultural city tour, and cultural sightseeing.
 
Travel to Montreal is designed to foster students’ ability to appreciate, investigate and understand differing cultural backgrounds by facilitating opportunities to observe and interact with people of different cultures. We hope thereby to help students begin to develop tolerance, understanding and respect for a variety of cultures, domestic and international. 
 

Saturday PM: Group flight Cincinnati to Montreal
Sunday AM: City tour of multicultural Montreal including Old Montreal, Chinatown, Little Italy
Lunch: Dim Sum in Chinatown
PM: Free time for sightseeing in small groups
Monday AM: University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM): discussion about a French enclave in an Anglophone nation
Lunch: in small groups with UQAM students
PM: Company Visit
Evening: Group Dinner, Ethiopian cuisine
Tuesday AM: Company Visit
PM: Small group exercise, cultural exploration
Evening: Group Dinner, Spanish cuisine
Wednesday AM: Debriefing cultural exploration
PM: Group flight Montreal to Cincinnati

Cintas Montreal
Company tour: Cintas Montreal  

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Location

Montreal is the world's second-largest French-speaking city and Canada’s second largest city with a population of 3 million. It is a major port and center for finance, business and transportation.  Given its prime location - only 37 miles (60 km) from the U.S. border - Montréal is an increasingly important hub of North American trade.  Montreal is a bilingual city, and although its French influence is the focus of much controversy within Canada, it’s this very multicultural flavor that’s attractive to visitors. Montreal is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, love of sports, world-class museums, orchestras, shopping and year-round festivals. It is easy to get most everywhere on the metro and by foot. 
 
Academic lectures will be conducted at Université du Québec à Montréal  (UQAM) . UQAM is a public, French-language university. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal with direct subway access, UQAM typifies the urban university as an integral part of the community. Its 40,000 students, staff and faculty enjoy an extensive, modern campus with buildings on two neighboring, interconnected sites.
UQAM classroom
Exchange with UQAM students
 

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Who Can Participate?

Kolodzik Business Scholars with freshman status.

This program is one of the Lindner International Programs Early Career Offerings associated with the 3 credit hour course INTB 2014.  Sections include travel to London, Scotland/Ireland, Mexico, or Montreal.  INTB 2014 is only open to first and second year students in the Lindner College of Business.  Each section of INTB 2014 represents a focus on cultural competency and a specific location, and students may only complete INTB 2014 once during their college career.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Course Registration: INTB2014 section 001, Cultural Competence, 3 credits, spring semester.  Meets Thursdays from 5:00-5:55pm.

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).
 
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
 
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): https://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees.html

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Faculty


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Living Arrangements

Modest hotel in downtown Montreal.

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Getting There

LCB will purchase group airfare from Cincinnati to Montreal.  Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office. 

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Program Costs


View a cost breakdown for the Canada program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business.

Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Spring 2018 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB2014.  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 http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html 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 this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html.

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 State, Centers 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

Lindner International Programs
203 Lindner Hall
513-556-2968
LCBGoAbroad@uc.edu
www.business.uc.edu/GoAbroad


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This program is currently not accepting applications.