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  • Locations: Chetumal, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Spring Semester
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Semester
Program Description:

MexicoCOB

Program Description

Business, Society & Sustainability in the Yucatán, Mexico

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING BREAK 2020. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The Yucatán peninsula is famed for its beautiful beaches, well-developed tourism industry and a wealth of archaeological sites dating from the era of Mayan ascendancy in the region. With a unique cultural history and geography, this region is an ideal location for students to observe the impacts of economic development on the local community, in particular through the booming tourism industry, as well as to become aware of the diversity of languages, geographies and cultures that make up the country of Mexico. Through a combination of interactions with local business people in the tourism industry, a night of homestay, lectures shared with local university students at the University of Quintana Roo (UQRoo) and exploration of the region's archaeological sites, beaches and lagoons, both with peers from UQRoo and without, students on this program with have ample opportunity to connect with the local community and learn more about the region's unique culture and history.
 

Courses

BUS 3055-101 – Business, Society & Sustainability in the Yucatan – 3 credit hours
MBA 5020-101 – International Seminar on Mexico – 3 credit hours
MBA 5020-375 – International Seminar on Mexico – 3 credit hours

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.

Paid to Appalachian State
  3 credits UG&Grad
App Tuition & Fees1 -0-
Program Cost2 $2,580.00
1Tuition 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.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, all meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.



Estimated Additional Costs
  Spring
Personal Expenses1 $200.00
Meals $100.00
Immunizations/medications2 $150.00
Visa3 $0
Passport $150.00
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Immunization and medication costs will vary by student. Please visit a travel health professional for more information. 
3Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering the Mexico. 

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. 
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,140.00 12/1/19
2nd Payment $1,140.00 1/17/20

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/cancellation 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.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 


For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from March 7 to March 14, 2020.

Pre-Program Meetings

At least two pre-program meetings; dates and times TBD.

Program Leaders

Ms. Meredith Pipes
International Programs Coordinator
Walker College of Business
churchmm@appstate.edu

Dr. Martin Meznar
Associate Dean, Global & Civic Engagement
Walker College of Business
meznarmb@appstate.edu

Mr. Austin Eggers
Assistant Professor
Walker College of Business
eggersaf@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.
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.

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

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 01/17/2020 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.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.