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  • Locations: Toronto, Canada
  • Program Terms: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 07/19/2019 ** Rolling Admission 10/09/2019 10/13/2019

** 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:
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 Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Fall
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Lead Faculty: Pierre James Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

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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 4 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.  Travel to Toronto is during Fall Reading Days when no class is in session, and students will work with their Wednesday afternoon instructors to make up any missed coursework. 

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Wednesday 12 noon departure: Charter bus from UC campus to downtown Toronto
University visit
Group team building and dinner
Friday Company visit
Group dinner
Cultural activity
Saturday AM: Walking Tour of cultural neighborhoods
PM: Sightseeing in small groups
Group Dinner
Sunday Charter bus back to Cincinnati via Niagara Falls
Return to campus in the evening

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Toronto is Canada’s largest city with 2.8 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   Wednesdays 4:40-5:35 pm

All students in this program are required to enroll in BA1001, Business Fellows Transitions, for 1 credit.
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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 JamesPierre James is an Associate Director in the Lindner Undergraduate Programs Office.  He has worked in the Lindner College of Business since 2012 and co-led the Business Fellows freshman Toronto experience for four consecutive years.  He has also taught the first-year experience transitions course.


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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 $775
Scholarships - automatic for all students ($575)
TOTAL on your fall semester bill $200
Additional costs:  
Passport (your expense) $145
Misc spending money: lunch for 4 days, souvenirs in Toronto (your expense) $100
TOTAL personal expenses $245

Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Fall 2019 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

Lee Armstrong, Associate Director
Lindner International Programs
Tel: 513-556-7081

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