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  • Locations: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 03/18/2019
Rolling Admission 12/14/2019 12/22/2019

** 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.

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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: Host Family
Program Lead Faculty: Margaret Reed Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
Business in MX 2016



Program Overview

Crown Manufacturing

Doing Business in Mexico is open to all business students who want to develop their cultural competence and begin to understand international business. 
This program is an amazing experience for the student who wants to:
  • practice Spanish already learned in high school or in college
  • visit world-class manufacturing operations and network with industry leaders
  • experience a different culture by living with host families (2 students to a family)
  • climb the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan (imagine 10 stories high!)  
You will learn first-hand through presentations, business Spanish language and culture classes, discussions with experts in industry, company visits, and cultural sight seeing. You’ll begin to understand how historical and cultural influences affect business relationships.  Gain a deeper understanding of Mexican culture by living with a host family. 

Watch a video of the Spring Break 2017 study abroad program in Mexico here

Sample Itinerary:
Friday Group flight to Queretaro, lunch with host families, walk in Queretaro
Saturday Cultural Excursion:  climb Pena de Bernal, visit Mexican village, lunch and tour of vineyard “El Redondo”
Sunday Cultural Excursion:  visit Guanajuato, historical tour, museum, lunch, shopping at traditional market
Monday Survival Spanish, culture and business etiquette, shopping at traditional market, Welcome city tour on tram
Tuesday Survival Spanish, culture, and business etiquette, Mexican cooking class and lunch
Wednesday Cultural Excursion: Visit pyramids at Teotihuacan
Thursday University visit and tour, lecture on NAFTA, visit business incubator, visit and tour of US company operating in Mexico, free time at a “Mexican Mall”
Friday Visit a Mexican manufacturer and a Mexican exporter, Closing ceremony at school
Saturday Group flight home to Cincinnati

This program has been reviewed and approved by the International Travel Oversight Committee  (ITOC).  (9/12/2017)

Coordinating Partner:  Ole Center for Spanish Language and Culture
Visit to Crown Manufacturing 

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LocationQueretaro aquaduct

Querétaro is located in the center of Mexico, about 125 miles north of Mexico City. Historically, Querétaro played an important role in Mexico’s independence and its lovely colonial center has been preserved.  In 1998, UNESCO named the Historic Monuments Zone as one of its World   Heritage sites. At the same time, the municipality is a modern industrial center, home to more than 500 industrial companies. Querétaro is also located near important archeological centers, such as Tula, Teotihuacan, and Ranas. Querétaro is considered one of the cleanest and safest cities in Mexico and visitors enjoy its temperate climate year around.

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Who Can Participate?

This program is one of the Lindner International Programs Early Career Offerings associated with the 3 credit hour course INTB 2014.  Sections include travel to London, Scotland/Ireland, Mexico, or Montreal.  INTB 2014 is designed for Lindner College of Business students who have no previous study abroad experiences.  We encourage students who have not yet completed INTB 3080 to apply.  Each section of INTB 2014 represents a focus on cultural competency and a specific location, and students may only complete INTB 2014 once during their college career.
Kalea in Mexico
Student Spotlight: Kalea Lucas
"Querétaro is a beautiful city in central Mexico.  At its center, it is rich with old cathedrals and cobblestone streets.  On the outskirts past the highway are new apartment complexes and the largest mall in Latin America.  Querétaro is a wonderful blend of new and old." - Learn more about Kalea's experience here.  

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in INTB 2014: Cultural Competence for 3 credits fall semester.  Professor Margaret Reed will teach the course. 
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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Margaret P. Reed, CPA (PhD, University of Kansas) is Associate Professor Educator of Accounting. She is the Academic Director of the Master of Science in Accounting Program. Professor Reed’s work experience includes audit and tax consulting positions with Deloitte & Touche, Laventhol & Horwath, and Sprint. Professor Reed teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation courses to undergraduate and masters students. Her research interests focus on the interaction of financial accounting standards and tax law, and how that interaction affects managers’ decisions about investment, particularly R&D investment.

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Living Arrangements

Students live with host families, who are located within easy commuting distance to the university.  Families provide two meals a day.  Living with families provides an opportunity to learn Mexican customs and to be fully immersed in a society rich in family values.

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Getting There

A group flight is booked from Cincinnati directly to Querétaro.

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Program Costs

View an approximate cost breakdown for the Mexico 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 Fall 2019 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, 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

 LCB International Programs    Prof. Margaret Reed
 203 Carl Lindner Hall  312 Carl Lindner Hall
 tel: 513-556-7081  tel: 513-556-7054 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.