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  • Locations: Brussels, Belgium; Nantes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/28/2017
**
Rolling Admission 05/14/2017 07/07/2017
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2018 07/06/2018

** 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 Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
No
Housing Options: Host Family Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact global@uc.edu
Program Description:


Nantes cathedral  

Program Overview

Earn up to 14 credits during a 8 week program in France, taught by faculty from Audencia School of Management.  Coursework focuses on doing business in Europe and is taught in English by European faculty.  The program concludes with a 5-day study tour of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

The summer term is ideal for students who want to broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the European market and management practices. The program is based on a combination of course work, company visits, and city tours. Students are required by UC LCB to complete 12 credits hours over 7 weeks.  The eighth week in Brussels is optional for an additional 1 credit.
 
Each Thursday, students are welcome to go on field trips or company visits with us, where we will take them on tours of companies such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, EDF, and Cointreau.

COURSE SCHEDULE 2017

Week 1
May 15- May 19 - Innovation, Creativity and Design (2 credits)

Week 2
May 22 – May 26 - Cross-Cultural Management (2 credits) or Branding and Advertising Strategies (2 credits)

Week 3
May 29 - June 2 - Marketing to Europe (2 credits) or Crisis Communication (2 credits)

Week 4
June 6 – June 9 - HR Essentials (2 credits) or Effective Business & Communications in the EU (2 credits) 

Week 5
June 12 – June 16 - European Union: History, Institutions & International Relations (2 credits) or Cross-Cultural Management: Group Work Project  (2 credits)

Week 6
June 19 – June 23 - International Trade (2 credits) or European Consulting Project (2 credits)

Week 7
June 26 – June 30- Big Data, IT & Marketing (2 credits) or European Finance (2 credits)

Week 8 (optional)
July 3 – July 7 - Study Trip to Brussels (2 credits)
 
SAMPLE WEEK SCHEDULE

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00 – 11:00
am
Lectures or tutorials Lectures or tutorials Lectures or tutorials Lectures or tutorials Lectures or tutorials
11:00 am –
noon
Tutorials or group work Tutorials or group work Tutorials or group work Tutorials or group work Exam
1:00 – 4:00 pm Lectures or tutorials Lectures or tutorials Lectures or tutorials Optional Company visits  
5:00 – 6:00 pm Optional French Optional French Optional French    

 
Nantes - castle

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Location

Nantes (pop. 550,000) is France’s sixth largest city and an important port. It is situated at the mouth of the Loire River, 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and is just a 2 hour train ride from Paris.  The city grew around the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne where the Edict of Nantes was signed in 1598 granting religious freedom to French Protestants. The city is a center of the high-tech and aeronautics industries, food-processing, and fisheries. The region's vineyards produce wines of international repute such as Muscadet and Gros Plant.  There are also many museums and lively arts and music festivals. Rich in tradition, yet unspoiled by tourism, Nantes offers a quintessential image of French society.     
 

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Who Can Participate?

All LCB//UC students who have completed MKTG2080 Introduction to Marketing and INTB 3080 Global Business Environment. 
Applicants with a GPA 2.75 and higher.  Non-business majors are welcome to apply.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours. 
MLTI4015  International Exchange                                      12 credits         Taught by Audencia School of Management faculty 

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Faculty

 

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Living Arrangements

Students live with host families in Nantes.  In Brussels, students stay in a modest hotel.

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Getting There

International Airfare:   Students are responsible for their own airfare from Cincinnati to France.  Most students fly into Paris and take the train from Paris to Nantes. 
 

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Program Costs

Costs subject to change
Room and Board with a host family  (700 Euros)  $980
International Airfare (estimate, at your own expense) $1400
Personal spending money (estimate) for weekend travel $2200
LCB Scholarship ($400)
UC International Scholarship ($600)
Total spending money in addition to UC tuition $3580

Additional Expenses: UC full-time tuition on summer semester.

For cancellations, refund of the housing fee will be limited to any amounts which have not already been pre-paid on your behalf.

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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 http://travel.state.gov/visa/americans/americans_1252.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 information 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 a 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
513-556-7081
LCBGoAbroad@uc.edu
 

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