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TCNJ: Business in Europe – Summer

2014 Dates: TBD

INB 250  (1 unit, Liberal Learning Elective in Global and Behavioral, International Business option)

Program Director: Faculty, TCNJ School of Business

No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Application Available Here

This course introduces the student to the global business environment with a focus on doing business in the European Union through a three-week study tour to France, and several other locations in the EU (to be determined in September 2012). The course combines classroom time and guest speakers with travel to businesses, cultural sites and governmental organizations.  It enables students to understand many of the challenges facing global business in Europe including local and European regulation, product marketing and intercultural communications.

Students will fly from the USA to Paris, where they will spend three days combining business visits with a sample of what makes the French capital one of the more charming cities on Earth.  The program will then shift to Vichy, where TCNJ’s French partner, Univ Blaise Pascal, has its International Business with French study abroad program for US students.  Guest speakers, classroom discussions, and business visits will be features of the Vichy leg, as will excursions to regional businesses and multinational corporations.  The culmination of the program will take place in Heidelberg, which will feature a similar combination of business visits and European institutions (including side trips to Strasbourg, France and Basel, Switzerland) and opportunities to see some of the sights.  Students will be able to extend their time in Europe and the UK at the end of the program.

Students with questions about the use of this course for a degree in International Business should contact Dr. Thomas Patrick in the School of Business for clarification.

Excursions:  A variety of business visits and cultural excursions in all locales, including ample sightseeing in Paris and selected cities.  Vichy, France (Universite Blaise Pascal) and Heidelberg, Germany (UIW European Study Center/host of TCNJ Heidelberg Program) will be the bases of the program, and students will have a chance to sample some of the charms of the Auvergne region of France (“take the waters” of France’s most famous spa resort), Alsace-Lorraine, the German state of Baden-Wuerttemburg, and the Black Forest.

2014 Program Cost TBD:

  • 2013 In-State and Out-of-State : $4,900

Program Cost Includes:

  • $150 Application Fee
  • Tuition
  • $500 Program Deposit Fee
  • Land travel
  • Accommodations
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance

Program Cost Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Some meals
  • Personal expenses

Students have two payment options – they may enroll in the Sallie Mae Payment Plan (follow this link, scroll to “Summer Faculty-Led Program,” and follow enrollment instructions) to pay in installments or pay-in-full for the program fee (travel-related expenses, not including airfare) by February 21, 2014. Tuition and fee charges ($1,631.97 for in-state and out-of-state students) would be applied to your account in the regular summer school cycle, payable by April 21, 2014. The $500 fee charged to students upon program acceptance is applied toward the program fee and is not an additional charge. Please contact the CGE for more information.

Withdrawal from Program – There may be financial penalties for students who withdraw from a faculty-led program after acceptance and payment of the $500 confirmation fee. Please review our withdrawal policy and contact the CGE if you have any questions.

Questions? Contact the Center for Global Engagement at