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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile; Vina del Mar, Chile
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • 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 12/13/2019 12/21/2019

** 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: 2.75
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
LCB Students in Valparaiso  

Program Overview

LCB Students at Vina del MarTheme: Doing Business in Chile.  Although Chile is not South America's largest economy, it has been the most stable politically and economically of the past 20 years.  

This international seminar gives an essential perspective of competencies needed to do business in Chile, along with historical and cultural influences affecting business relationships.  Students learn first-hand through lectures, case-studies, discussion with leading academic and professional experts, company visits and cultural sightseeing. The program is coordinated by our partner, Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago. LCB faculty travel with students and evaluate all academic assignments related to the program.   
Sample Itinerary
December 13-21, 2019
Friday Depart Cincinnati, evening flight to Santiago
Saturday AM: Arrive in Santiago, Chile, Transfer to hotel
PM: City Tour
Sunday Company visit - Vineyard tour
Monday AM: Coursework at UDD
Lunch on own
PM: Company visit
Evening: Welcome dinner with UDD students
Tuesday AM: Coursework at UDD
Lunch on own
PM: Company visit
Wednesday Travel to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
City tour
Cultural Visit
Thursday Company Visits
Friday Company Visits
Saturday AM: Free time for sightseeing
PM: Flight home to Cincinnati
Sunday Arrive in Cincinnati

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City of Santiago

Santiago (5,500,000) is a city of stark contrasts. On the one hand, it is a city with a gleaming new international airport, skyscrapers hosting telecommunications and financial services firms, and streets jammed with latest model cars and people on cell phones. On the other hand, the city also has heavy motor vehicle traffic, pockets of extreme poverty and, because of the surrounding mountains and the heavy traffic, pollution in the winter months. The city is the political and economic capital of Chile. Santiago provides easy access to the breath-taking beauty of the Andes and the Pacific coast. 

LCB Santiago Group Tour

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Who Can Participate?Erika and Vineyard

Undergraduate students, prerequisites include MKTG2080, INTB3080, MGMT 3080, OM 3080.

Student Spotlight: Erika McDaniel

"The most meaningful experiences of my study abroad occurred when I interacted with locals. In Chile, my roommate and I got to know our adventure guides pretty well, and they offered up tidbits about everything from their country’s education system to their favorite fútbol team. These experiences taught me that the desire to be heard and understood transcends nationalities and cultures."  Read more about Erika's experience here

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Academic Program and Course Information

Course Registration: Undergraduates  INTB5012, Study Abroad Chile, 3 credits, fall semester.  Course meets on Mondays from 4:40-5:50 p.m. 
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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Gema BahnsGema Bahns is Assistant Professor Educator of Management. She currently lectures on Strategic Management examining business models in relation to changing economic and market conditions, and bringing understanding of the ethical and social implications of management decisions and actions within organizations. Her past work experience includes providing strategic and tactical advice to set priorities for market competition and leading financial services for emerging markets ensuring alignment with key business initiatives. She has also served as key subject matter expert to business leaders on cross-cultural management issues and conducted organizational development workshops aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of managing different cultures in corporations.

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Living Arrangements

Participants will share double rooms in modest hotels or hostels. 

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Getting There

Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Santiago, Chile.  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

 You can view an approximate cost breakdown for the Chile 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 INTB5012.  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
203 Carl Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-2968

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This program is currently not accepting applications.