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  • Locations: Montreal, Canada
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 07/26/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/11/2019 09/15/2019

** 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 Minimum GPA: 3.2
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: Constantine Polychroniou Program Additional Faculty: Neil Choudhury
Program Advisor: Matthew Paul, Neil Choudhury
Program Description:

Program OverviewMontreal skyline

Multidisciplinary honors seminar with five-day study tour to Montréal in Fall 2019!
Class time: T, TH 3:30 - 4:50pm

This multidisciplinary and cross-cultural course is designed to introduce and promote entrepreneurial thinking for effectively responding to key challenges in our new global economy. The course will center on global issues such as the environment, health, poverty, education, sanitation, agriculture, trade, and migration/immigration.

The focus is on social entrepreneurship: how to develop a product that would be responsive to a societal need and to produce a social benefit. Students will work in international teams to develop a product that meets these goals without harming the environment. These low cost, innovative products will be for consumers who make between just $2.00-$5.00 a day and will contribute to solutions to complex global problems.

UC students will collaborate with peers from the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM) to develop the products, working in cross-national and cross-discipline teams via video conferences and direct meetings in Montréal and Cincinnati. These student teams will create entrepreneurial solutions, using critical thinking in bringing about economically sound decisions to solve contemporary global challenges.This seminar heavily simulates international project management, including international communication, cultural issues, planning and presentations. Students will learn how to present professional international business plans on their entrepreneurial product. 

Perhaps more than any other study tour at UC, this seminar has become known for the varied international presence of the participants. Besides the United States and Canada, recent participants in this seminar have come from Haiti, Colombia, India, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Tunisia, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey. 

During the course and the visit to Montréal, students will meet with entrepreneurs and other professionals who can provide examples of “best practices” that the students might be able to emulate (e.g., visit with a microfinance expert in Cincinnati, having guest speakers in class such as a CEO of a local social entrepreneurship venture, and more).

Montréal Study Tour
The tentative study tour dates will be from September 11th - September 15th, 2019. 

*Note that the study tour component takes place during fall semester. The group will be in Montréal from a Wednesday through Sunday missing three days of class. It is each student's individual responsibility to contact their instructors (as early as possible) to find out if it will be possible to make arrangements for exams or other requirements that will be missed during that time.

Tentative Itinerary (subject to change):
Day 1  Traveling to Montreal via New York
Day 2  Forming groups during the day, dinner and evening free. 
Day 3  Group work during the day, dinner and evening free.
Day 4  Submit preliminary group project ideas, dinner and evening free.
Day 5   Return to CVG via New York

*Note that the Montreal students will visit Cincinnati in November for a week. During this time the groups will have planning sessions, group lunches and dinners as well as their final presentations. During this time UC students will most likely need to miss some of their classes in order to attend the planning sessions. It is each student's individual responsibility to contact their instructors (as early as possible) to find out if it will be possible to make arrangements for exams or other requirements that will be missed during that time. 

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LocationMontreal sidewalk

Montréal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec, is the second-largest city in Canada and is the 8th-largest city in North America. Located in the heart of French Canada, the official language of Montreal is French and Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, in 2012 QS World University Rankings ranked Montreal as the 10th-best place in the world to be a university student. 


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Who Can Participate?UQAM

To participate fill out an application for INTB3094. 

Applications for this seminar will open in December 2018 and will be due on February 11, 2019. Space is limited and the class can accommodate only 10-12 students. If you are interested, be sure to apply early! Registration is limited to those who are at least a rising second year student.

UC undergraduates who are not in the University Honors Program are welcome and encouraged to participate, provided the student has a cumulative university GPA of 3.2 or above. Graduate students are not eligible to enroll. If you are a UC undergraduate and have questions, please contact Neil Choudhury of the University Honors Program.

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Academic Program and Course InformationMontreal church

Learning Goals

  • Acquire expertise with which to manage global challenges in a socially responsible way and from an entrepreneurial business perspective.         
  • Develop the ability to integrate knowledge from various fields, operating in a socio-culturally diverse environment, and convert such knowledge into a scenario which would enable optimal decision making.
  • Learn, by working with other students, how cultural differences may impact decision making.
  • Acquire the culture & knowhow of how to use social entrepreneurship to solve a social issue.
  • Develop a specific product concept toward solving a social issue.
  • Identify and ameliorate an existing product that is being used by a business.    
Course number: INTB3094
Course Attributes: H,I
3 credit hours
Class time
T-Th 3:30 - 4:45

All students in this program are required to apply for INTB3094 for 3 credits for fall semester.
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):

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Dr. Constantine Polychroniou is a Professor-Educator at the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati where he teaches marketing and international business. His research interests include regionalization, global governance and institutionalization. 

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Living Arrangements

Students and faculty will be staying at the Hotel St. Denis.

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Getting There

The group will fly from CVG to Montreal Trudeau International Airport and back. 

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Program Costs

2019 Program Cost:  $1800

Included in Program Cost:
  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • CISI insurance
 Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Personal meals
  • Baggage fees
  • Passport
  • Personal expenses
  • Ground transportation
  • Souvenirs
The program fee for this study tour is $1800. However, the program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only) and a $800 University Honors Grant. This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $600. 

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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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, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see 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

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

University Honors Program: Neil Choudhury 

Faculty leader: Dr. Constantine Polychroniou 

For more information on this study tour, please visit the seminar website

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