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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Dundee, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 05/03/2019 05/12/2019

** 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: Spring
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 Program Lead Faculty: David Rapien
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

Program Overview

  LCB Group Cliffs of MoherEngage 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, May 3 Depart Cincinnati for Dublin
Saturday, May 4 AM: Arrive Dublin
PM: City tour, group dinner
Sunday, May 5 Cultural activities
Monday, May 6 Corporate visits
Tuesday, May 7 AM: Fly to Scotland
PM: Walking tour of Dundee, networking event with local students
Wednesday, May 8 AM: Academic Lecture at Abertay University
PM: Corporate visits
Thursday, May 9 Corporate visits
Friday, May 10 AM: Travel to Edinburgh
PM: Company Visit Edinburgh
Saturday, May 11 AM: Cultural exploration
PM: Group dinner
Sunday, May 12 Depart for Cincinnati

As part of the application process, you are required to attend one mandatory informational session.  The session times will be announced soon. 

If you cannot attend either of these times and need to make alternate arrangements, please send an email to with your name, M number, and the reason why you cannot attend.

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Student in Dublin Meeting in Dundee, Scotland LCB Group in Edinburgh
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.  You'll have a free day to visit historical sites and connect with locals.

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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 only open to first and second year students in the Lindner College of Business.  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.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB2014, Cultural Competency, 3 credits, Spring Semester 2019.
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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David Rapien, Educator, Department of Information SystemsProfessor David Rapien

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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 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
Lindner College of Business
203 Lindner Hall
Tel: 513-556-2968

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This program is currently not accepting applications.

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