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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba; Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Full
College: Walker College of Business Credits: 3 credits
Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:
CubaCOB

Program Description

Students will participate in lectures at the University of Havana. These lectures will cover topics such as the history of Cuba and Cuba-US relations, the Effects of the Embargo, Sustainable Energy in Cuba, Entrepreneurship in Cuba, etc. These lectures will be linked to site visits to museums, government organizations, agricultural cooperatives, renewable energy agencies, etc.

Itinerary: 

Four days in Havana - lectures at the Center for Research of the Cuban Economy, visits to local entrepreneurs, exploration of historical and cultural sites. Three days in Pinar del Rio - stay at "casas particulares" (simple bed and breakfast accommodations in the homes of local Cubans), visits to natural landmarks, local tobacco growers and organic farms. Day trip to the coast. Visit to the ecological community of Las Terrazas.

Credits:

BUS 3045 – This 3 semester hour course can fulfill a COB upper-level or free elective, an International Business Major or Approved elective, an International Business minor Required or Other elective and/or a Hospitality elective. This program also fulfills the Global Issues requirement. Prerequisite: 54 earned hours.
MBA 5020 – This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration. Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Courses

U: BUS 3045-101 – Business and Society in Cuba (3 credits)
G: MBA 5020-102 – International Seminar in Cuba (3 credits)

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $3,500.00

Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation Insurance, program events, most meals, and CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 200
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses, two meals not included in the program.  

*Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Cuba. 
** Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges.  Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major.  Please go to this link to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.

Payment Schedule
  Amount Deadline
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,600.00 12/11/17
Final Payment $1,600.00 1/19/18

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 03/03/18 to 03/10/18

Pre-Program Meetings

4 Meetings. Dates and times TBD.

Post-Program Meetings

1 Meeting. Date and time TBD.

Program Leaders

Dr. Rachel Shinnar
professor, Walker College of Business
shinnarrs@appstate.edu

Dr. Rachel Shinnar is an Associate Professor of Management in the Walker College of Business, teaching courses  such as Organizational Behavior, Contemporary Issues in Management and Leadership and International Human Resource Management. Her research interest include Entrepreneurial Intentions, Minority & Female entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education and Careers and upward mobility for Hispanic immigrants in North America.  Dr. Shinnar earned her Bachelors at the University of Tel Aviv and a PhD and Masters from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Shinnar has traveled extensively. This will be her 4th program in Cuba.

Dr. Brian Whitaker
Associate Professor, Walker College of Business
whitakerbg@appstate.edu
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
 

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is January 19, 2018 at the latest.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.