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Study Abroad in Australia

December 30, 2022 through Janury 12, 2023

Information Session Times Fall 2022

Important Information:

  • Due to COVID-19 all dates, activities, and costs are tentative.
  • Australia requires all travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID – 19, including booster. All participants will need to provide their vaccine cards to the Study Abroad office by October 17, 2022
  • Students are responsible for cost of COVID-19 test
  • All students must attend a Trulaske Abroad Info Session before committing to the program
  • Do not purchase your flight without prior approval from the Director of Study Abroad
  • Mandatory pre-departure course October 25 – December 6, Tuesdays, 6-8:30
  • Read more in the detailed  information document.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn about the principles and practices of international business with special focus on Australia and the Pacific Basin while visiting international companies in Australia
  • Earn three hours of MU course credit (no prerequisites required)
  • Leave US on December 30th and arrive January 1st
  • Open to all majorsNote: graduate students must get prior approval from the Graduate Programs Office.

 

About This Program

Course Overview:

  1. This is an introductory international business course open to students of all backgrounds of study. The emphasis will be on understanding various issues in international business with a focus on the South Pacific and the area’s trading relationships in the global economy.

Undergraduate – MGMT 3901: Special Topics in Management – International Business, Australia Class # 56808

  • 3 credit hours; graded S/U; Instructor: James Bort; no prerequisite
  • Business
    • students: this course may be used to satisfy an elective requirement for BSBA graduation requirements.  Consult with your academic advisor on how this course would satisfy degree requirements.

Graduate – BUS_AD 8730: International Study Abroad – International Business, Australia Class #56799

  • 3 credit hours; graded S/U; Instructor: James Bort, graduate standing required
  • Graduate students will complete additional requirements for the elective credit (this will be explained in pre-departure classes).  MBA and Accountancy students – consult your academic advisor on how this course would satisfy degree requirements.

Note: These courses were designed by the Registrar’s Office as fall courses.  Educational fees for three credit hours are costs you would normally see on your fall bill.  Non-resident students will pay the usual non-resident fees.  Actual fees for the fall semester are set by the Board of Curators during their April meeting.  Let your academic advisor know if these three credits will put you over your maximum for fall.  All students should check with their academic advisors on how this course would satisfy graduation and major area requirements. Any exams during this time will be proctored. Please notify study abroad staff in 213 Cornell Hall of any exam conflicts prior to October 17th, 2022.

The course will be conducted in two parts:

  1. Six pre-departure classes at MU that will lay the groundwork for principles of international business with some focus on the business strategies and cultural dimensions of Australia, review information on the companies that will be visited, and provide orientation to the host country, travel administration, and safety abroad.
  2. An international travel experience which includes additional MU classes, company visits, lectures by professors, and other experiences. The primary emphasis will be on the global business strategies of Australia, including the export markets and trading partners in the Pacific, North America, and Europe.

Pre-departure classes at MU:

  • Pre-departure classes will be held beginning October 25, 2022 in Cornell Hall.  This is a non-credit course in which you are required to enroll before the first pre-departure class to go on the program.  You will not be charged any educational fees for this “course”.

Undergraduates: Business Administration (BUS_AD) _0555     Class # 66657

Meeting schedule:

  • Tuesdays, October 25 – December 6, 2022:
  • 6:00-8:30pm; Room 042 Cornell Hall
  • No class November 22, 2022, Thanksgiving Break

Note: You are required to attend every pre-departure class to prepare for the program or you will not be allowed to participate on the program.  Special circumstances may allow flexibility on this requirement but must be approved by the program director prior to class absence.  If you are dropped from the program due to non-attendance, you will be subject to the penalties listed under the Withdrawal Procedure & Penalties portion of this document

 

  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at MU.
  • Have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.
  • Complete the online application process, including all necessary risk and release forms.
  • Meet the minimum health insurance requirements set by the University. As part of the program fee, you are enrolled in the University’s GeoBlue Health plan for the duration of the program. You must visit the GeoBlue website, print your ID card, and familiarize yourself with the plan and procedures for health emergencies.
  • Follow acceptable behavior outlined in the MU Student Conduct Manual and the MU Conditions of Program Participation and Program Acceptance contract through the Trulaske College of Business.

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Lodging and Meals

  • Some meals, including social program dinner events, six lunches, and most breakfasts, are included in the program fee.  The program itinerary will outline which meals are included and which ones are not. 

December 30, 2022 – January 12, 2023

Itinerary is subject to change

 

Date

Day

Itinerary

 

30-Dec

Fri

Depart (overnight flights from US to Dunedin, NZ)

 

31-Dec

Sat

In transit

1

1-Jan

Sun

Arrive in Sydney – Group transfer to lodging

Orientation

Group welcome dinner

2

2-Jan

Mon

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Morning lecture by local professor

Group lunch

Company presentation

Walking tour of the Rocks area

3

3-Jan

Tue

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Cultural day trip

4

4-Jan

Wed

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Morning lecture by local professor

Group lunch

Company presentation

Afternoon Lecture

5

5-Jan

Thurs

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Morning lecture by local professor

Group lunch

Company presentation

Afternoon Lecture

6

6-Jan

Fri

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Morning lecture by local professor

Group lunch

Company presentation

7

7-Jan

Sat

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Free day

 

8

8-Jan

Sun

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Free day

9

9-Jan

Mon

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Morning lecture by local professor

Group lunch

Company presentation

Afternoon Lecture

10

10-Jan

Tue

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Morning lecture by local professor

Group lunch

Company presentation

11

11-Jan

Wed

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Final exams

Free time after exams

12

12-Jan

Thurs

Breakfast at accommodation - morning check-in

Depart accommodations

Transfer to the airport

 

 

How to pay for Study Abroad

Student Financial Aid This 3-credit hour course qualifies for financial aid.  Before going to the financial aid office (11 Jesse Hall), visit the Trulaske Study Abroad office (213 Cornell Hall) for the financial aid worksheet.  It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad.   Scholarships Student can apply for scholarships through ScholarshipUniverse. The scholarship application is due September 20, 2022, and decisions will be made in early October.

Student Planning Budget

 

Tuition (resident) (3 credit hours)

$1,008

Tuition (non-resident) (3 credit hours)

$3,045

Trulaske Business Course Fee

$325

Technology Fee

$45

Program Fee

$3,950

MU International Center Study Abroad Fee

$245

Airfare

$3,500

Estimated cost for Missouri residents

$9,073

Estimated cost for non-residents

$11,110

 

Note: The educational fees above will be billed to the student account on approximately December 15, 2022.  Please note that these are estimates; Non-resident students will pay non-resident fees. 

Expenses Included in Program Fee:

 

  • Airport transfers
  • Lodging for the trip duration
  • Meals included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
  • All program culture and company visits and program-related ground transportation
  • Registration for the Australian ETA (visa)
  • MU GeoBlue Health Insurance coverage for the program duration (you must visit the GeoBlue website, print your ID card, and familiarize yourself with the plan and procedures for health emergencies)  Note: in some cases, you may be required to pay out of pocket to receive services; this coverage allows you to submit claims for reimbursement by GeoBlue for any medical expenses incurred outside the US while on the program)
    • Meals not included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
    • Educational fees – tuition and fees will be billed the same as a 3-credit hour undergraduate or graduate course taken in Spring 2023
    • Passport application or passport renewal fees
    • MU International Center study abroad fee includes MU support services for student emergencies during program, emergency evacuation and repatriation coordination, and pre-departure orientation
    • Optional personal expenses such as souvenirs, personal items, social outings, activities, or excursions such as outdoor adventures or cultural visits, and city transportation to non-program activities (subway, taxi, bus fares)
    • Additional insurance for trip modification, cancellation, or interruption due to health, safety, or similar concerns
    • COVID-19 test if needed

    There are no withdrawal penalties until September 15, 2021. You must email the Student Service Coordinator (TrulaskeAbroad@missouri.edu) documenting withdrawal from the program AND return to the online application to change status to "WITHDRAWAL: Declined." The following schedule indicates program withdrawal fees that will be billed to the student account:

    Amount Billed Withdrawal After
    $100 deposit Commitment in myStudyAbroad
    $600 September 15, 2022
    $1,500 October 25, 2022
    $2,500 November 25, 2022
    $3,950 (full program fee) December 1, 2022

    Note: The date of withdrawal notification is the date the notification email is sent to the Student Services Coordinator.  Depending on the date you withdraw, the Study Abroad Office may not be able to get a refund from the vendor; your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered.  If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal, you will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

     

     

    Withdrawal dates if the university cancels the program for health and safety reason:

    To clarify after October 25th if the university must cancel the program for health and safety reasons (including COVID-19) students will be charged the amounts below as we will not be able to receive a full refund from our partners in Australia. The billed amount can be used as a credit for a future study abroad program.

    Amount Billed Program Cancelled After
    $2,000 October 25, 2022
    $2,000 November 25, 2022
    $3,950 (full program fee) December 1, 2022

    Note: The date of withdrawal notification is the date the notification email is sent to the Student Services Coordinator.  Depending on the date you withdraw, the Study Abroad Office may not be able to get a refund from the vendor; your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered.  If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal, you will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

    You must have a valid passport with expiration date more than 6 months after program return date.

    • A copy of your passport is due to the Study Abroad office (213 Cornell) by October 17, 2022
    • A visa is required for American citizens to enter Australia (called an ETA)
      • The ETA is equivalent of a visa, but there is no stamp or label in your passport.  Applications are submitted and the ETA purchased for you by office staff and is included in your program fee
    • COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Australia requires all travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID – 19, including booster. All participants will need to provide their vaccine cards to the Study Abroad office by October 17, 2022.

    Program Cancellation Policy for Student Financial Liability

    I understand that in some special circumstances I may not receive full academic credit for the study abroad program for which I have applied.  These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

    • Cancellation of the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
    • A decision by the University, in its sole discretion, that cancellation of the program is appropriate based on health, safety, or similar circumstances
    • My inability to participate in or complete the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
    • My dismissal from the program

    I understand that in any of these circumstances, I will be refunded only those costs that can be recovered by the University of Missouri or the University’s partner program.  If I have not been billed the program fee at the time of my withdrawal, I understand that I will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

    The itinerary of this program may be modified by the Trulaske College of Business and/or the University of Missouri due to health, safety, or similar concerns.  The withdrawal fees listed above will apply to students if this occurs.  Transportation change fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

     

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    • Application Deadline: October 18, 2022