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International Business Canada

Date: May 14-May 22

International Business Canada is a study abroad program traveling at May break. The Canada (French Canadian) study abroad program will focus on providing students with an understanding of the international business climate, as a complement to the Introduction to International Business course they will complete during the spring semester. The group will visit a cross-section of different types of companies in the country, to apply the concepts learned in class about international business. In addition, the program will incorporate cultural visits to sites important to the region to better understand the country and culture. University and alumni visits are incorporated wherever possible. The program will help students gain cultural and international competences so that they feel more confident in an international setting and give students an understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and how other societies operate.

1-credit for HTM/MGT 3954, which can count toward International Business Minor requirements if combined with HTM/MGT 2314.

Tentative schedule

Date

Time

Activities

 

 

Class attendance at recitations to prep

May 14

 

Washington D.C. to Montreal

(TBD) Fly Dulles to Montreal

Hotel Check-in, group dinner

May 15

Montreal

Guided tour of Montreal

World trade Centre Montreal

May 16

Montreal

Ville-Marie entrepreneurs

Montreal’s Olympic Park

May 17

Montreal

HEC Montreal lecture (University of Montreal)

Lunch with HEC students

AirCanada corporate headquarters

 

May 18

Quebec City

Chateau Frontenac

La Citadelle

Terrassse Dufferin Park

Company visit with leading travel operator

May 19

Montreal

International firm headquarters business visit

Family-owned sugar shack business

May 20

Montreal

McGill University culture exchange activity and lecture

Lunch with MU students

Cirque du Soleil international headquarters business visit

May 21

Montreal

Mile-Ex  start-up visit

Guided tour Botanical Gardens

May 22

Montreal to Washington, D.C

Return to US, and own arrangements back to Blacksburg

 

 

Wrap- class

Program Participants fly as a group with group flight reservations.

Approximate cost for the program is $4,675. A non-refundable deposit of $500 payable online, is due after acceptance into the program, with the balance of program fees due November 10.

Application Deadline: November1, 2020

Cost Summary (estimated)

 

Pre-trip Personal Costs:

 In-State

 Out-of-State

VT GEO Application fee

$50

$50

VT GEO Participation fee

$50

$50

Passport

$145

$145

 

 

 

Program Fee:

$4,100

$4,100

Airfare  

Included

Included

Lodging

Included

Included

Book/Materials/Supplies

$30

$30

Visa (e-visa for US and some other citizens)*

$25

$25

Meals (not included)

$100

$100

 

 

 

VT tuition & fees if you are a Spring full-time student:

$25

$25

 

 

 

Funds required during program:

 

Personal Expenses

$150

$150

Total Estimated Costs

$4,675

$4,675

*Visa costs may be higher for some international students.

 

Note: Virginia Tech reserves the right to make cancellations, date and cost adjustments, and other necessary changes in the program. Prices may change due to global economic conditions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships:  Your financial aid eligibility can apply to this program. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University Financial Aid Office.  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.  The form can be found on the Global Education Financial Aid 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 payouts later.

Application coming soon! Interested students please fill out this survey and receive more information.