Drexel Winter Break: LeBow International Residency
Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Dates &
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|Restrictions:||Drexel applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum Cumulative GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Eligible Majors:||All Business Majors, Hospitality Management|
|Type of Program:||Intensive Course Abroad||Housing Options:||Hotel|
|Program Advisor:||Ahaji Schreffler|
The ProgramHoused in LeBow’s Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning, international residencies and consulting courses provide students with practical learning opportunities – the hallmark of a Drexel education. Consulting courses provide students with a unique learning experience while providing clients with solutions to real-world problems. Projects address real business challenges and cover issues significant to the organization. Acting as consultants, students tackle a particular business issue and provide data- and evidence-based analysis with actionable recommendations in a concentrated time frame.
The goal of an international residency is to provide students with a better understanding of opportunities and challenges facing multinational and domestic firms in the locations visited. Through this residency, students will further develop their ability to evaluate decision-making in international business operations and to analyze possible economic consequences of the changing global environment.
The client for this course is a globally-utilized app for sharing and paying expenses, looking to expand its users in the U.S., develop marketing and monetization strategies, create partnerships, and determine future projections. Students will travel to the client location in Prague, Czech Republic for half of the week and spend the other half of the week in Vienna, Austria. While on the residency, students will meet with the client organization as well as a number of other business organizations. Company visits support students by providing greater depth of knowledge and broader insight into consulting deliverables.
The first part of the course will take place in person, with student consultant-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the last week of the course, students will travel to Prague and Vienna to travel and present their deliverables to the client in person.
The AcademicsEligibility: Open to undergraduate students at Drexel University. Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors majoring and minoring in business for course registration. Knowledge of Czech and German is not required for this course.
Credit: This course is an international consulting residency. Students will be registered for MGMT 370 – For Profit Consulting, 4 credits as part of their fall 2016 course load. The course will meet as a regular fall term course taught by a business faculty member. The week after the term ends (December 10-17, 2016), the students will participate in an international residency to Prague and Vienna to visit companies and to deliver their final recommendations to the client.
Tentative Itinerary: December 11 – December 17, 2016
-Sunday, 12/11: Arrive in Vienna (overnight flight from U.S. departs Saturday); tour of Vienna and group welcome dinner
-Monday, 12/12: Company visits
-Tuesday, 12/13: Company visit, transfer to Prague in evening
-Wednesday, 12/14: Tour of Prague, meet with client
-Thursday, 12/15: Company Visit, class meeting and presentation practice
-Friday, 12/16: Final consulting presentations, group farewell dinner
-Saturday, 12/17: Depart Prague
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change
Program Fee: $3,175-Due June 30th with application: Advance payment $500 + $25 application fee
-Due August 1st: Second payment $1,350
-Due October 1st: Final payment $1,325
*All payments are non-refundable. If student is not accepted or program does not run for unexpected reasons, payments will be refunded.
Included in Program Fee:
--Flight arrangements: depart December 10 (as a group); return December 17 (as a group)
--Double occupancy hotel accommodations in Prague and Vienna
--Breakfast and Internet
--Cultural visits in Prague and Vienna
--Welcome/Farewell group dinners
--Company visits in Prague and Vienna
--In-country transportation for all activities on the itinerary
--Emergency travel assistance
--On Call emergency evacuation insurance
Expenses Not Included in the Program Fee:
--Regular Drexel tuition
--Cost of 6 lunches and 4 dinners
--Passport and visa fees, if applicable
--Hotel incidental charges
Visa: U.S. citizens are not required to apply for a visa for this program. Students of other nationalities must check the Czech and Austrian Embassy websites to confirm whether a visa is required for entry.
Contact: Diana Jones, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-571-3545)
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