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South Korea: Global FIRE - Events Management

May 15-24, 2020

Global FIRE:  Events Management:  Attending events in South Korea in order to explore the intricacies of international event planning.  This study abroad program is intended to give students exposure and experience to the culture and the event experience in South Korea.  This course will engage with events, event spaces, event planners and food and beverage suppliers in Seoul and Busan.  This will allow exploration of the events industry in various markets of South Korea and facilitate learning from those in the Korean events industry.  Finally, you will gain cultural competency through visiting two cities, Hanyang University, different events and several social locations.

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Course offered:  HTM/MGT 3954 (1 credit) – Events Management – Korea

DATE

LOCATION

ACTIVITIES

May 15 Friday

Dulles/Washington DC to Seoul South Korea

Fly

May 16 Saturday

Seoul

Arrive; Check in to hotel; Dinner at authentic Korean BBQ

May 17 Sunday

Seoul

Tours and KPOP

May 18 Monday

Seoul

Visit to Hanyang University; Meeting with organization planning the Lotus Lantern Festival; Karaoke/Dinner

May 19 Tuesday

Seoul

Visit to COEX Convention Center; Attend Food Festival; Explore Seoul

May 20 Wednesday

Seoul to Busan

High speed train to Busan; Visit to organizing committee of Busan International Film Festival

May 21 Thursday

Busan

Explore Jagalchi Fish Market

May 22 Friday

Busan

Attend Haeundae Sand Festival; Relax on Beach

May 23 Saturday

Busan to Seoul

High speed train return to Seoul; Explore Myeong-dong; Spas and leisure culture; Farewell dinner

May 24  Sunday

Seoul to Washington DC

Return Flight

Program fees are $4900. A non-refundable deposit of $500 payable online, is due after acceptance into the program, with the balance of program fees due at a date to be determined.

Application Deadline: February 1.

Cost Summary (estimated)

 

Pre-trip Personal Costs:

 In-State

 Out-of-State

VT GEO Application fee

$50

$50

VT GEO Participation fee

$50

$50

Air here if they purchase on own

$0

$0

Books and materials

$40

$40

 

 

 

Passport or Passport/Visa

$145

$145

 

$285

$285

 

 

 

Pamplin billing:

$4,900

$4,900

Lodging

Included

Included

Airfare

Included

Included

Medical Insurance

Included

Included

 

 

 

VT tuition & fees-estimated based on 2019 rates

$25

 

 

 

Funds required during program:

 

 

Personal Expenses

$200

$200

Meals not provided

$200

$200

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Your financial aid eligibility may apply to this program. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University Financial Aid Office. Go to Scholarship Central for more information. Pamplin also lists Pamplin College of Business study abroad scholarships here.

In addition, you must submit the study abroad cost documentation form to the Global Education Office at the International Affairs building, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131. Check out their Financial Matters page for other possibilities.  Another great resource is Pamplin’s International Program’s Funding Opportunities Page.

Due to prepayment on items such as air and lodging, billing may not be in sync with financial aid payouts. Please be prepared to pay costs in advance and be reimbursed with any financial aid payouts later.

Application Deadline is February 1.

Students must be enrolled in International Business HTM/MGT 2314 during Spring 2020, or have previously taken the course in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020.

Contact Information

Linda Tanko
1046 Pamplin Hall
540-231-3562
ltanko@vt.edu