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Business and Culture in South America: Chile (faculty-led program)
Santiago, Chile
Program Terms: Summer II
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WMU
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Hotel (double)
 Minimum GPA:
2.0
 Class Standing:
Graduate, Undergraduate Senior, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Freshman
 Number of Credits:
3
 Program Specialist:
Ann Ganz
 Language experience required:
No
 Areas of Study:
Business
 Program Length:
Short-Term
Program Description:
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Program Overview


Participants in this program will be visiting a variety of businesses in Chile representing a vast array of industries and meet with entrepreneurs and local trade experts to discuss the area's economic and political environment.  In addition, there will be time for cultural exploration in the capital of Santiago, the beautiful coastal city of Valparaiso, as well as a trip to a resort located in the mountains of the region.  We also have planned optional trips to go skiing, hiking and horseback riding.  This study abroad opportunity provides a great blend of business and cultural learning experiences in one of the most successful and modern countries in South America.

Scholarship
Participants in this program may be eligible for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship, which offers both merit and need-based awards.  Business majors (PBA, BBA, MSA, or MBA) are eligible for the HCOB Study Abroad Scholarship.  Please note that students may receive either a merit award from the Haenicke Institute or the HCOB Scholarship, not both.

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Location

Santiago is the capital of Chile.  A large number of businesses are headquartered in the area.  Santiago is the economic center of the region. With its many museums, events, theaters, restaurants, and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is also the political and cultural center of the country. Its central location in the country makes it a great base for visiting other areas.  It is possible to ski in the nearby Andes and later be on the beach, all in the same day. Many mountains are found in and all around Chile that are great for hiking and other activities.

 

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Academics

Academic Eligibility
Good academic standing; minimum 2.0 GPA.

Academic Program
This course provides students an opportunity to travel to Chile and learn about the unique cultural, political, and economic environment and how business is conducted within this environmental context.

Academic Credit
WMU credit will be awarded for BUS 3960 (undergraduate level) or BUS 6960 (graduate level): International Business Seminar (3 credits) upon successful completion of the program.  Students are urged to work closely with the appropriate academic advisor(s) to determine how these credits will be counted towards their degree.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Cost
The program fee includes undergraduate tuition (additional $275 for graduate tuition), administrative fees, housing, health and emergency assistance insurance, program-related business tours, breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.  Students are responsible for the following expenses: airfare, local transportation, passport, visa, meals not included, optional trips, and personal expenses.

Costs not included in the program fee are estimates and vary according to individual needs and preferences.

Scholarship
Participants in this program may be eligible for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship, which offers both merit and need-based awards. Apply online for this scholarship. Business majors (PBA, BBA, MSA, or MBA) are eligible for the HCOB Study Abroad Scholarship.  Please note that business students may receive either a merit award from the Haenicke Institute or the HCOB Scholarship, not both.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, he/she must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or canceled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment by the home/host university.

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Housing

Students will be housed in double hotel rooms.

Atton Hotel El Bosque
Roger de Flor 2770, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 (2) 2947 3600


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Itinerary

Monday, June 30: Depart from U.S.
Tuesday morning, July 1:  Arrive in Santiago, Chile
Thursday, July 10: Return to U.S. or personal travel

Tentative itinerary subjet to change.

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Additional Resources

Faculty Directors in Haworth College of Business:
Dr. Steve Newell
3184 Schneider Hall
steve.newell@wmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-6166

Dr. Zahir Quraeshi
3282 Schneider Hall
zahir.quraeshi@wmich.edu
Phone: (269) 387-5710

WMU Study Abroad:
Ann Ganz
Study Aroad Specialist, Sr.
2425 Ellsworth Hall
Phone: (269) 387-5890
ann.ganz@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/studyabroad

Host Institution Information
The Austral Group



Country Information (external links)
Chile - Lonely Planet
Santiago - Lonely Planet
Country Specific Information - Chile
Culturegram  - Chile
StudentsAbroad

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This program is currently not accepting applications.