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Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic and Poland) 2014


      Introduction

The 2014 International Studies Program to Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic and Poland), to be conducted July 7 – July 28, 2014, will provide approximately 25 students (15 undergraduate and 10 graduate) a unique opportunity to study abroad in three European Union countries: Austria, Czech Republic and Poland.


      Summary Facts

  • Summer Session II
  • Travel Dates: July 7 - July 28, 2014
  • Six semester hours of undergraduate and graduate credit
  • Application Deadline: November 10, 2013

      Courses

ISTD: 3381 Cross-Cultural Organization Behavior. A comparative study of management practices around the world. Special focus will be given on analyzing the influence of government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local communities on the ways of doing business in three Central European countries: Czech Republic, Austria, and Poland. This course should satisfy the requirement of an undergraduate International Business class or an elective. Instructor: Dr. Sandy Pate. 

ISTD: 3381 International Cross-Cultural Management. A comparative study of management practices around the world. Special focus will be given on analyzing the influence of government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local communities on the ways of doing business in three different members countries of the European Union: Austria, Czech Republic and Poland. This course should satisfy the requirement of an advanced International Business class or an advanced elective. Instructor: Dr. Richard Lawrence.

ISTD: 6381 Communication and Teamwork in Central Europe. A comparative study of management practices around the world. Special focus will be given on analyzing the influence of government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local communities on the ways of doing business in three Central European countries: Czech Republic, Austria and Poland. This course should satisfy the requirement of an advanced International Business class or an advanced elective. Instructor: Dr. Sandy Pate.

ISTD: 6381 Cross-Cultural Management and Organizational in Central Europe. This course will emphasize the diversity in the political-legal, socio-cultural, economic, and political sectors of the environment in the European Union, as well as the influence of these environmental sectors on the business practice in three member countries of the EU: Austria, Czech Republic and Poland. Experiential learning will be stimulated through on-site seminars and face-to-face meetings with corporate executives, governmental officials, NGO representatives, and community leaders in Europe. This course should satisfy the requirements of an advanced International Business class or an advanced elective. Instructor: Dr. Richard Lawrence.


      Travel Arrangements

Students will be extensively briefed prior to departure regarding travel arrangements and schedules with addresses and telephone numbers given each participant.  All travel arrangements will be made by the program directors and approved by the University.  All program participants must have adequate health and accident insurance coverage in case of medical care or emergencies.  Students will be required to obtain health insurance that will provide medical, death and discount benefits. 


      Student Eligibility

Undergraduate Students:

  • Must be a full-time ASU student for two consecutive semesters at time of application
  • Must have completed 30 hours of course work at time of application
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at time of application

Graduate Students

  • Current students must have GPA of 3.0
  • Newly accepted students must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Transfer students must have GPA of 3.0

      Program Cost

The basic cost of the program will be about $4,500.00 which will cover round-trip transatlantic airfare, travel between Austria, Czech Republic and Poland, educational local trips and visits to historic sites and museums, accommodations in Europe, hotel transfers, daily full European breakfast, and five program dinners. Students selected for the program will be eligible for financial support that will be used to defray program costs. Discretional transportation for personal reasons in the program cities and extra meal expenses will be the responsibility of the student. 


      Faculty Leadership

The program will be co-directed by Dr. Sandra Pate (Ph.D., University of North Texas), Assistant Professor and Dr. Richard Lawrence (Ph.D., Texas Tech University), Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Marketing. 

Learn more about this program

Dr. Sandy Pate

Dr. Sandra Pate
Assistant Professor of Management
Office: RAS 208
Phone: (325) 486-6299

Dr. Richard Lawrence

Dr. Richard Lawrence
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Office: RAS 202
Phone: (325) 486-6610

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