Field(s) of Study
Business, Management, International Business
Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (3 cr.)
Gain hands-on project management, critical thinking, intercultural as well as career skills by exploring New Zealand's culture and business environment.
The program has the following components:
· Business visits to learn about business functions, and leadership philosophies and styles in New Zealand
· Cultural visits to areas of interest in New Zealand
· US business opportunities in New Zealand
· New Zealand history, geography, and economics
· Team building through fun and challenging outdoor activities.
Wintermester 2017- 2018
Business, Culture and Leadership in New Zealand
This study abroad program is intended to give students experience and exposure to the culture and business environment in New Zealand.
The program will be a mixture of class time, visits to businesses, outdoor adventure activities, and excursions to some of the cultural sites on the islands.
Freshmen through Seniors, and Graduate Students are eligible.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.3.
Non-business students and graduate business students are also welcome to participate, and will receive 3 credits. Preference will be given to Pamplin students who register prior to Sept. 1.
Freshmen and sophomores receive credit for BIT 2954 Study Abroad, juniors and seniors for BIT 3954, and graduate students for BIT 5954 Study Abroad. These credits count as elective credits and help to complete the requirements of Pamplin’s International Business Minor.
Students must write a research report on New Zealand prior to the trip. Keeping a journal and completing observations on cultural differences between New Zealand and the US is required. Students will also study, write a report and experience the theme of leadership. Participation in all activities of the program is required. One intent is for underclassmen to get leadership training to take on leadership roles in student organization and academic teams in upper level courses.
Program fee is $6,900, which includes Airfare, Lodging, Transportation and some meals. Estimated total costs will be $9,410 (in-state) and $11,420 (out-of-state).
APPLY EARLY; Acceptance on first-come basis with priority given to Pamplin students applying by September 1st.
Note: All expenses are estimated and subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fees from the host, and university policies.
University Tuition & FeesTuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. 3 credit hours of tuition + fees will be billed along with spring semester. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term: http://www.bursar.vt.edu/.
Dr. Lance Matheson, Program Leader
2072 Pamplin Hall
Study Abroad Specialist
1046 Pamplin Hall
Phone: (540) 231-3562 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org