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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 10/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 03/09/2018 03/17/2018

** 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 Registration Term: Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Lead Faculty: Shaun Bond Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
London phone booth  

Program Overview

The course  is designed to give students a detailed understanding of real estate and financial markets in London in the context of the United Kingdom’s role within the European Union. Topics will include real estate finance and investment decisions, corporate real estate decisions, real estate debt markets, stock and bond markets, and economic developments.  The  class will travel to London to participate in lectures, industry presentations, company and site visits.  Unique institutional settings will aid in students’ understanding of how financial market practice is influenced by the broader institutional and political framework in which the markets operate. Students will also observe how companies manage their corporate real estate assets to increase shareholder value in response to a regulatory/policy environment which can be very different from that in the US.

Tentative Travel Itinerary (note: this itinerary is preliminary and subject to change)
Friday Depart Cincinnati on group flight
Saturday Arrive London, exploration day
Sunday AM: Walking tour of real estate development projects in London
PM: free afternoon
Monday AM: Travel to Cambridge, Lectures on UK's economy and role in EU  PM: walking tour of Cambridge
Tuesday AM: Lectures on Department and Land Economy
PM: walk to Grantchester Orchard
Evening: Group dinner
Wednesday AM: Travel to London
PM: Company visit: Lloyd's of London,
Thursday AM: Company visit: Unilever, corporate strategy  
PM: University College London, presentations to British students
Friday AM: US Embassy Commercial Services 
PM:  Free afternoon
Saturday AM: Depart London for Cincinnati on group flight
 

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Location

The City of London  London street
London the capital of the United Kingdom and a leading global city.  It has the largest city GDP in Europe.  Central London is home to the headquarters of most of the UK's top 100 listed companies and home to more than 100 of Europe's 500 largest.  London's influence and strengths in the arts, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, politics, professional services, sports, tourism, transport and culture in general contribute to its global position.

London has been called a 'world in one city' and that's not just empty rhetoric.  The brilliant feat carried off here is that while immigrants, the city's life blood, continue to flow in and contribute their energy and cultures to the capital's already spicy melting pot, London nevertheless feels quintessentially British.

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Who Can Participate?

Junior and Seniors in the Lindner College of Business
Prerequistes: FIN3080,  INTB3080. Students must be in good academic standing. Priority given to students with a GPA of 3.0 and above and to finance and real estate majors.
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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in INTB 5014, 3 credits, Spring 2018, Professor Shaun Bond.  Class meets Wednesdays 4:40-5:50.
 
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

Professor Shaun A. Bond holds the West Shell, Jr., Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate.  He is also currently the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Shaun has an extensive research background in real estate finance and investment, with a special interest in portfolio choice in the context of institutional investment. Research papers have been published on the performance of real estate fund managers, real estate derivatives, liquidity risk, and volatility modeling. Prior to joining the Finance Department at UC, Shaun held an appointment in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In addition, Shaun has been a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University. Shaun holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Queensland (awarded with First Class Honors).  Shaun has also completed research projects for many industry and government groups, including the Investment Property Forum (UK), the European Public Real Estate Association, HM Treasury, and the Real Estate Research Institute.

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Living Arrangements

Shared rooms in modest hotels.

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Getting There

Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to London.  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 UK 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 INTB5014.  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 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, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please seehttp://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 via 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 know and address 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

LCB International Programs
Lindner College of Business
203 Lindner Hall
Tel: 513-556-2968
Email: LCBGoAbroad@uc.edu

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This program is currently not accepting applications.