This course will focus on the complete supply chain “cradle to grave” within the context of the tourism industry. Working in coordination with Burapha University, we will explore tourism industry in Thailand. The goal is to go well beyond providing a contextual knowledge of a tourism supply chain by providing extensive opportunities for experiential learning. Before the 10-day trip, students will first study international supply chain strategies of a global hospitality brand company (e.g. Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental) and then visit its international hotel chains in Thailand to learn about how the global brand implements its marketing strategies. During the trip, students will stay and visit international hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya to learn about their global sourcing practices. During company visits, students will discuss with supply chain managers at those companies and learn about challenges and opportunities of being the major supplier of leading hotel chains. In addition, students will meet with distributors to learn about issues associated with global supply chain logistics in the tourism industry. After the trip, student groups will be asked to present their findings on global supply chains of the tourism industry in Thailand. For more information, click here for program website.
U: SCM 3690 Global Supply Chain Logistics - 3 credits
G: MBA 5020 MBA International Experience - 3 credits
3000-level Pre-reqs: 54 earned hours and good academic standing. Students who do not have the minimum hour requirement cannot take this course at the 3000-level and should inform the program leader of this situation before applying.
4000-level Pre-reqs: 84 earned hours, good academic standing and completion of BE 3340 or ENG 3100. Students who do not have the minimum hour requirement cannot take this course at the 4000-level and should inform the program leader of this situation before applying.
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 WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $3975.00
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $350.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: immunizations, personal expenses, and additional meals.
*Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Thailand.
** 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.
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.
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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:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- 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.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash and Laura Sullivan or another financial aid counselor PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 1/5/2018 to 1/14/2018.
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Dr. Charlie Chen
College of Business
Dr. Chen has more than 12 years of international travel and teaching experiences with student groups in China, Japan, Taiwan and Spain. He is dedicated to growing students into future global business leaders in those countries via exciting, educational, and exhilarating study abroad learning experiences. Programs led by Dr. Chen offer students a rich study abroad experience that will last a lifetime. Contact Dr. Chen for the upcoming 2016 study abroad trip to Thailand.
College of Business
When Kim was a student in 2006, she participated in the month long study abroad trip with Dr. Mark Pruitt to Scandinavia. During this trip, they visited Norway, Sweden, Finland & Iceland. Such an amazing experience! In 2008, when she was an MBA Student, Kim went to China with the MBA Program. They visited Beijing, Nanjing, Suzjo, Shanghai and Hong Kong. In 2015, Kim assisted Dr. Harris as the co-leader for the China trip, taking 16 students to Beijing, Ixan and Shanghai. The thing that was really neat about this experience is that usually, on trips like these, you have different groups of students break out and do their own thing from time to time. All 16 students got along so well that they did everything together. They did not want to separate. Kim was amazed by that. Dr. Harris commented that it was the best group he had ever taken abroad.
For more information, click here for program website.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- 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.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- 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.
- 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.
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 WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. 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 09/15/2017 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.