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  • Locations: Queretaro, Mexico
  • 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 05/11/2019

** 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: 2.75
Program Lead Faculty: Margaret Reed Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

Program Overview

UC arms in QueretaroThe course will give you an of international Accounting and Finance for managing within a multinational corporation.  On campus, you'll learn more about international accounting systems, exchange rate mechanics, foreign currency management and international transfer pricing to prepare for the in-country travel at the end of the semester.  Travel to Mexico from Friday, May 3, to Saturday, May 11, spending 9 days in Mexico, learning about how companies in Mexico deal with international accounting and finance risks and challenges.  At the end of this course, you'll be able to explain how exchange rates are determined, identify ways to minimize foreign currency risks, as well as recognize strategies for global corporations to raise capital.  Watch a video of 2018 participants' experience here!

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

Sample Itinerary:
Saturday Group flight to Queretaro, lunch with host families, walk in Queretaro
Sunday Cultural Excursion:  climb Pena de Bernal, visit Mexican village, lunch and tour of cheese producer “Quesos Vai”
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 Cultural Excursion: visit Guanajuato, historical tour, museum, lunch, shopping at traditional market
Sunday Group flight home to Cincinnati

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 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?Kalea in Mexico

Prerequisites: ACCT 2081, ACCT 2082, INTB 3080
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 5026 for 3 credits spring 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 Reed w/ stus Mexico
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. 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 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 Spring 2019 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB5026.  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.

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 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  303 Carl Lindner Hall
 tel: 513-556-2968  tel: 513-556-7054 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.

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