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LeBow UG International Residency: France
Paris, France; Tours, France (Outgoing Program)
|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:||Study Tour||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 Chateau Du Petit Thouars, an award-winning, family-run wine company looking to expand their sales in North America and to develop tourism on their company website. 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. The last week of the course, the students will travel to France to present their deliverables to the client in-person.
The AcademicsEligibility: Open to students in the LeBow College of Business and Hospitality Management. Knowledge of- or fluency in- French is not required for this course. Students do not need to be 21 to participate in the course.
Credit: Students will be registered for MGMT 370 – For Profit Consulting, 4 credits as part of their fall 2014 course load. The course will meet as a regular fall term course taught by Trina Andras, Ph.D. and Michael Traud, Esq. The week after the term ends (December 13-20, 2014), the students will participate in an international residency to France to visit companies and to deliver their final recommendations to the client. The international residency is a REQUIRED part of this course.
Trina Andras, Ph.D., LeBow College of Business, Marketing Department Head, Professor - http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/search/content/andras
Michael Traud, Esq. Hospitality Management, Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Director, Hospitality and Tourism - http://drexel.edu/hsm/about/faculty-and-staff/Michael-Traud/
Recommended co-requisite: HRM 335 Beverage Management (3 credits) - Provides a comprehensive study of wines, spirits, and beers and the role they play in the success of the hospitality industry. Covers topics including history, marketing and sales, channels of distribution, manufacturing processes, mixology, and service and control systems, with concentration in American and European wines and international beers. Gears application to computerized and accounting system. tips certification.
Saturday, 12/13: Depart PHL airport
Tentative Itinerary: December 13 – December 20, 2014
Sunday, 12/14 : Arrive in Paris; Welcome Lunch & Orientation, City Tour
Monday, 12/15: Company Visits
Tuesday, 12/16: Company Visit, Transfer to Tours
Wednesday, 12/17 – Thursday, 12/18: City Tour, Client Visit, Company Visit
Friday, 12/19: Final Presentation, Farewell Luncheon
Saturday, 12/20:Transfer to Paris airport for return flight
-Advance payment due June 1st with application: $500 + $25 application fee
Program Fee: $3,500
-Second payment due August 1st: $1,500
-Final payment due: October 1st: $1,500
*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:
--Round Trip group flight from Philadelphia toParis
--Hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
--Free breakfast and Wi-Fi
--Cultural Visits in Paris and Tours
--Emergency evacuation insurance
Expenses Not Included in the Program Fee:
--Transportation to/from Philadelphia airport
--Passport / Visa / Fees for US Citizens
--Required for the trip; must be valid for 6 months after the dates of travel
--One blank page in your passport required; no visa required for travel lasting under 90 days
--Non-US Citizens are required to look into and handle all passport, visa and travel fees
--Hotel incidental room charges
Visa: US Citizens are not required to apply for a visa for this program. Students of other nationalities must check the French Embassy website to confirm whether a visa is required for entry.
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