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Study Abroad in Australia

The Study Abroad Fair will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Mall area.

June 14-30, 2017

Earn 6 academic credits and LBC credit while you explore Australia’s stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage over 14 action packed days. 

CUL 315 (BUS 315): International Practicum 
International Practicum involves pre-travel study and travel of 10-14 days duration during school breaks that are chaperoned and supervised by a business faculty member. These trips take students outside the geographic borders of the U.S. and provide learning experiences beyond the classroom environment. Programs and activities enhance the ability of students to comprehend, analyze, and grasp different cultural aspects that impact successful management of organizations in the global work environment. The major goal of the International Practicum is to allow undergraduate students opportunities to enhance their understanding of crosscultural differences and the globalization of the work environment. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor.

ILP 230: Business in the Global Environment 
This course focuses on political, cultural, economic, and social elements related to globalization of the business environment and covers a broad spectrum of issues. Learning outcomes are focused on the recognition and understanding of concepts and practices with respect to: the economics of international monetary and banking systems; the nature of regional economic integration; theories of international trade; the organization of global firms; cross-cultural marketing issues; international legal frameworks and trade organizations; and ethics and social responsibility. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 

All enrolled students must attend a mandatory pretravel orientation during the spring 2017 semester. This session will outline assessment requirements and review the detailed itinerary. 

What will this trip cost?

The estimated cost is $8,500, which includes tuition for 6 credits, airfare, accomodations, transportation in Australia, the registration fee for Eastern Academy of Management Conference, breakfasts, five dinners, and entrance fees for group activities

Space is limited. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due before January 20, 2017.

What Will I see and do in Australia?

Activities and site visits include:

  • The Eastern Academy of Management International Conference
  • Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Tour Sydney’s historic colonial neighborhood
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  •  Rainforestation Nature Park—where you will hold a koala bear, hand feed kangaroos, and learn the history of Australia’s indigenous culture.
  • A full day cruising on a catamaran and snorkeling around the Great Barrier Reef 

How can I participate?

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in study abroad opportunities. Students participating in year-long or semester-long study abroad programs must satisfy the specific grade point average required by the foreign university they will be attending.

For more information about this trip, or to register, contact Professor Stacie Chappell  at stacie.chappell@wne.edu.

For more information about Study Abroad programs at Western New England University, contact:

Dr. Josie Brown-Rose, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: (413) 782-1279

Email: jbrownro@wne.edu

Dr. Saeed Ghahramani, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: (413) 782-1218

Email: sghahram@wne.edu 

Got Your Passport? Don’t forget to apply now for your passport to be ready to take advantage of this unique educational/travel opportunity.