Study Abroad / Saint Mary's Programs

Europe Tour (Austria-Czech Republic-Germany)

Europe Tour (Austria-Czech Republic-Germany)

Short-term Study Abroad Program—2018

Business 460 – This program is anticipated for Spring semester 2018 and includes a faculty-led tour of Europe in May 2018. This is a multi-disciplinary course which has its goal an understanding of European culture and business practices. An understanding of culture and business is necessarily informed by cultural mores, history, politics, and law; this course will concentrate on both the internal and external environmental factors which affect doing business in Europe. An emphasis is placed on how American businesses are currently navigating the phenomenon of globalization in the context of European business activities.

In addition to weekly class meetings during the semesters, there will be a fifteen-day visit at the end of the class to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. The visit to these countries will include visits to places of cultural, historical, and political significance, together with visits to business sites. Students are urged in this course to learn through interaction and experience, together with traditional classroom learning methods.

Course

Business 460 – Business and Culture in Europe

Faculty Leader

Lawrence Price, M.B.A., J.D., Business – Associate Professor

Anticipated Travel Dates

May 14 – 30, 2018

Tour Highlights

Munich, Germany
• Marienplatz
• Tour of the BMW Plant
• Dachau
Salzburg, Austria
• Tour of the Watlow Plant
• Nonberg Abbey Tour
• Mozart’s Birthplace Museum
• Classical Music Concert
Vienna, Austria
• United Nations Tour
• Hofburg Palace
Brno, Czech Republic
• Brno Exhibition and Trade Center
• Tour of Fastenal Plant
Prague, Czech Republic
• Saint Charles Bridge
• Lobkowicz Palace
• U.S. Commercial Service at the American Embassy

Housing

Students will stay in double occupancy rooms at various hotels.

Course Fee

$2,300 – $2,700* estimated course fee

Course fee covers lodging, in country travel, planned activities, and some meals.
* Cost of passport, flight, and some in-country expenses are not included in the course fee and are the responsibility of the student.

Eligibility

Participants will need to have Sophomore status and a preferred GPA of 2.5. Eligibility will also be based on recommendations and record of behavior at Saint Mary’s. The number of accepted students is limited.

Application Process

  • Students must apply by December 1, 2017.
  • Once accepted, students will be enrolled in Business 460 for the spring semester.
  • In the case of any last-minute changes, accepted students will have until 4:00pm on January 15, 2018 to withdraw from the course. After this date, the full course fee will be non-refundable.

For more information

Lawrence Price, M.B.A., J.D.
Business – Associate Professor
Saint Mary’s Hall, SM 417
Campus Box: #1474
lprice@smumn.edu
507-457-1533

Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad / International Center Associate
International Center, The Heights
Campus Box #51
vmcdonal@smumn.edu
507-457-6996