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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Dundee, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 04/27/2018 05/06/2018

** 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.
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: 2.5
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
No Program Lead Faculty: David Rapien
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
 

Program Overview

 Engage with Irish and Scottish culture during this look at management of the gaming industry. In Dublin, visit companies to see how an entrepreneurial mindset and global financial view are keys to success.  In Scotland, birthplace of Minecraft, learn what is involved to bring a new video game from concept to the market.  Visit the cultural sights of many historical and fantasy worlds.  After this program, you'll better understand how the EU countries interact with each other and engage with university peers.  You'll gain an appreciation of financial management and how to run a multi-media company in the global business environment.

Sample Itinerary:
Friday, April 27 Depart Cincinnati for Dublin
Saturday, April 28 AM: Arrive Dublin
PM: City tour, group dinner
Sunday, April 29 Cultural activities
Monday, April 30 Corporate visits
Tuesday, May 1 AM: Fly to Scotland
PM: Walking tour of Dundee, networking event with local students
Wednesday, May 2 AM: Academic Lecture at Abertay University
PM: Corporate visits
Thursday, May 3 Corporate visits
Friday, May 4 AM: Corporate visits
PM: Networking and project presentations at Abertay University
Saturday, May 5 AM: Train to Edinburgh
PM: Cultural exploration, group dinner
Sunday, May 6 Depart for Cincinnati
 

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Location

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is known for its history, arts, and culture.  Explore the city’s historical streets, complete with cobblestones and buskers.  The city boasts a young population and many technological and multinational firms. 

Dundee is Scotland’s fourth-largest city with a population of about 150,000.  The city is known for its biomedical technological firms and video gaming companies; Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft were invented here.  You’ll visit Abertay University and connect with business and computer game and product management students. 

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and the birthplace of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones.  Explore castles, history, and culture in this diverse city.

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Who Can Participate?

Freshmen and sophomore business majors with 1-4 semesters of attendance in Lindner College of Business. 

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB2014, Cultural Competency, 3 credits, Spring Semester 2018
 
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

David Rapien, Educator, Department of Information Systems
Rapien with busker

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Living Arrangements

 Students will share double rooms in modest hotels and hostels. 

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Getting There

 Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Europe. 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 Scotland/Ireland 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, it's 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 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

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in 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, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID 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 through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

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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