Drexel Winter Break: LeBow International Residency: Italy
Saluzzo, Italy; Turin, Italy (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:||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 The client for this course is Abbo, a 120-year-old, family-owned company that produces high-quality extra virgin olive oil, looking to develop export markets in Philadelphia and New York. 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 Italy to present their deliverables to the client in-person.
The AcademicsEligibility: Open to students in the LeBow College of Business and the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. Knowledge of Italian is not required for this course.
Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors for course registration.
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 2015 course load. The course will meet as a regular fall term course taught by a business faculty member and a hospitality faculty member. The week after the term ends (December 12-19, 2015), the students will participate in an international residency to Italy to visit companies and to deliver their final recommendations to the client.
Tentative Itinerary: December 13 – December 19, 2015-Sunday, 12/13: Arrive in Turin (overnight flight from U.S. departs Saturday); City Tour and Welcome dinner
-Monday, 12/14 - Tuesday 12/15 : Company Visits
-Wed, 12/16: Transfer to Saluzzo, city tour, meet with client
-Thursday, 12/17: Company Visit, class meeting
-Friday, 12/18: Final term consulting presentations, group farewell dinner
-Saturday, 12/19: Transfer to Turin, depart Italy
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change
Program Fee: $3,475-Advance payment due June 30th with application: $500 + $25 application fee
-Second payment due August 1st: $1,500
-Final payment due: October 1st: $1,475
*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 12 (as a group); return December 19 (as a group)
--Hotel accommodations in Turin and Saluzzo (double occupancy)
--Free breakfast and Wi-Fi
--Cultural Visits in Turin and Saluzzo
--Emergency evacuation insurance
Expenses Not Included in the Program Fee:
--Regular Drexel Tuition
--Most meals (breakfast each day and two dinners included)
--Transportation to/from Newark International Airport
--Passport / Visa / Fees for US Citizens (Must be valid for 6 months after the dates of travel)
--Hotel incidental charges (i.e. charges from the restaurant)
Visa: US Citizens are not required to apply for a visa for this program. Students of other nationalities must check the Italian Embassy website 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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