BUSINESS & COMMERCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 

Application Deadline WINTERIM 2020

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Dates:  January 2 – January 25 
Credit: 3 credits
Eligibility: 2.0 GPA minimum
Language Requirement: English

 

$ 3,800* See full breakdown >

 

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

ACCOMMODATION

ACADEMIC CREDIT, GRADING, AND TRANSCRIPT
PROGRAM DATES, COSTS, AND DEADLINES   
FINANCIAL AID

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE   

The BUSADMIN 3400 Business and Commerce of the European Union course is only offered in English.

This course begins with a study about the historical roots, the birth and development of the European Union in the last 50 years, analyzing the first treaties and the later ones added in the Union. The different organizations that form the components of the Union and the role of each member state are studied on this course. There is special emphasis on the importance of the European monetary union, the common coin and the main European financial institutions.

Click here to view course syllabus

 

PROGRAM  REQUIREMENTS

  • A student must have at least sophomore standing at the time of participation.

  • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.

  • A student must be in good academic standing at the time of participation.

  • No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

 

ACCOMODATION

All students participating in our program are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes, usually in pairs. Living in a Spanish home is one of the most important aspects of the students’ intercultural experience because it helps to improve language skills and increase cultural awareness, two key goals of the program.

Naturally, adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated by the students. SAIIE does take dietary and other personal restrictions into consideration when assigning students to their host family.

The principal goals of increased fluency in the language and greater familiarity with the culture are an integral element of the experience that SAIIE strives to provide. Therefore, all students must live in Spanish homes; that is, no students are allowed to live independently in their own apartments or in any other housing situation that is not approved by and under the direct supervision of the Institute's staff.

 

ACADEMIC, CREDIT, GRADING AND TRANSCRIPT

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Credits are certified by UW-Platteville and will be validated on an official UW-Platteville transcript at the end of the semester. Credits earned also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville.

While all credits should be transferable, please note that if you wish any of your courses to fulfill specific requirements for your major, minor, or general education, you must seek the necessary approval from the appropriate person(s) from your home campus.

NON UW-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS
When you are accepted into the SAIIE program you should inform your academic advisor and study abroad office at your home campus about your intent to go abroad on our program.

You will remain enrolled at your home institution as a "degree-seeking" student. You will be enrol at UW-Platteville for only the term you are going abroad as a "special student."

After being accepted into the program you will need to identify the courses that you would like to take at SAIIE and find out what paperwork is necessary from your home campus to ensure transfer credit.

Most campuses have a document or form for you to complete. This form may be called something like "international study course approval form" or "study abroad transfer credit form." You must complete this form in full with all necessary and appropriate signatures (from academic advisors and department chairs) to ensure credit transfer.

To acquire approval, some department chairs at your home campus may request to see course descriptions for the courses you intend to take abroad, or the syllabi for approving transfer credit for a articular course. Above under the information in program structure you can find the course syllabus.

At the end of the term you will receive one official UW-Platteville transcript for the term abroad with SAIIE. This transcript will be sent to your home school's Registrar's or Admission's Office for transfer credit.

GRADING SYSTEM & TRANSCRIPT 
SAIIE students are graded according to the specified criteria in each syllabus. Generally speaking, for each course there are three exams per semester. In addition to this, there will be various quizzes, oral presentations and pieces of homework that each student must complete. Assistance is also an important factor which we take into account when grading students.

All students participating in the SAIIE program will be issued a grade report upon completion of the program which will be sent to the address requested by the student. They will also be issued an official transcript from UW-Platteville.

Only one official transcript is provided by the Institute for Study Abroad Programs office. For information on how to request another official UW-Platteville transcript for a student who has completed a program with SAIIE please visit the UW-Platteville Registrar's Office website at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/registrar/transcripts

SAIIE GRADING SCALE:

97 – 100  A+     77 - 79  C+

93 – 96    A       73 - 76  C

90 – 92    A-      70 - 72  C-

87 – 89    B+     67 - 69  D+

83 – 86    B       63 - 66  D

80 – 82    B-      60 - 62  D-

           Below 60  F

PROGRAM DATES, COSTS AND DEADLINES

Winterim 2020

Winterim 2020 Dates

January 1    Depart the United States
January 2    Arrive in Spain
January 3    Orientation
January 6    Spanish Holiday (No classes)
January 11     Day Trip to Córdoba
January 15    Mid-Term Exam
January 18-19    Excursion to Granada
January 24    Final Exam and Farewell Party
January 25     End of the Term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Possible Day to Depart


Winterim 2020 Program Cost*

  • $3,800 for Wisconsin Residents, Minnesota Residents, and Students from Co-Op Institutions
  • $3,920 for UW-Platteville Tri-State Initiative Students
  • $4,100 for Non-Residents

Winterm 2020 Program Cost Includes

  • UW-Platteville Education Abroad program fees and support services before, during, and after the program
  • SAIIE full-time tuition and fees
  • Airport reception and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 on-site support throughout the term
  • Accommodation with most meals and one load of laundry per week
  • Mandatory CISI health and medical evacuation insurance
  • Program excursions and activities (to be determined)
  • Welcome and Farewell meals

Winterim 2020 Out-of-Pocket Costs Include

  • U.S. Passport ($135)
  • Airfare (estimated at $1,000)
  • Meals not includes with accommodation (estimated at $50)
  • Mandatory International Student Identification Card (ISIC) ($25)
  • Local transportation (estimated at $50)
  • School supplies and books (estimated at $25)
  • Additional travel and personal expenses (will vary based on students' spending habits, travel plans before or after the program, etc.)

*Costs subject to change, please contact Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. for the most up-to-date program costs.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

TERM ABROAD   APPLICATION CYCLE OPENS   APPLICATION DEADLINE         
Winterim April 1 November 1 


Missed the deadline?
 Please contact UW-Platteville Education Abroad to enquire about late application options.



FINANCIAL AID

They are many financial aid opportunities available for students studying abroad. Some may only be available to students who fit certain criteria (a particular major or location, for example), so please read the information carefully prior to applying. To learn more about the financial aid information please visit our financial aid website

 

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