France, Germany and Amsterdam
Live for two weeks in an apartment hotel in the middle of Strasbourg, France.
Experience Europe through this unique opportunity to visit the Alsace region in France; Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam. Experience European urban travel on trams, buses and trains, including a Thalys, high-speed train from Paris to Amsterdam.
Learn about business in Europe with a guided walking tour, “Frankfurt: the Euro and Banking City,” and visits to the Kleinmarkthalle in Frankfurt, the Mercedes truck assembly plant in Wörth, Germany, WeberHaus home builders in Linx, Germany, the Louis Sipp Winery in Ribeauville, France, and Steelcase office furniture in Strasbourg.
A visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, will provide insights into governance and cooperation in Europe.
Learn about cultural awareness and business etiquette relating to Europe. Additional cultural enrichment includes visits to the Alsatian Museu in Strasbourg, the Orsay Museum in Paris, the Van Gogh Museum, Maritime Museum and the Rijksmuesum in Amsterdam.
Marvel at the grandeur of cathedrals and churches in Frankfurt, Strasbourg and Paris. Visit the Haut-Koenigsburg castle, a Medieval fortress and the Palace of Versailles in France, and Zannse Schans in The Netherlands.
Students register for two courses and earn six semester credit hours in European Studies upon successful completion of the program. These courses are equivalent to courses taught on-campus at ASU in terms of content, academic requirements and student-faculty contact hours.
MGMT 3381/ACC 6381 Understanding the European Union (3-0). This course will identify the opportunities and problems brought about by economic union of independent European countries. Topics will include economic and monetary unification, common trade policy, the common agricultural policy, and the EU Transport Policy and their economic and social impacts. The course will be enhanced by a walking tour “Frankfurt: the Euro and Banking City,” and by visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, the Mercedes truck assembly plant in Wörth, Germany, the Louis Sipp Winery in Ribeauville, France, WeberHaus Home Builders in Linx, Germany, and Steelcase in Strasbourg, France. Instructor: Dr. Norman A. Sunderman
MGMT 3381/6381 Culture and Business Etiquette in Europe (3-0). This course includes training in international business culture awareness and business etiquette relating to Europe. Additional cultural enrichment includes visits to the Alsatian Museum in Strasbourg, the Orsay Museum, Saint Chapelle and Conciergerie and Sacrae Couer in Paris, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh and the Maritme Museums in Amsterdam, cathedrals in Frankfurt, Strasbourg and Paris, the Haut-Koenigsburg castle and the Palace of Versailles in France and Zaanse Schans in The Netherlands. Instructor: Dr. Norman A. Sunderman
Students will be extensively briefed regarding travel arrangements prior to departure, and schedules with addresses and telephone numbers will be given to each participant. All travel arrangements will be made by the program director and approved by the university.
- Open to all majors. An advanced elective with no prerequisites.
- Must have completed 18 hours of course work at time of acceptance.
- Must have cumulative GPA of 2.5
The approximate program cost is $4,950, including the Center for International Studies fee of $150 ,but the total could be higher depending upon the cost of the plane ticket and the exchange rate for the euro when expenses are paid. The international scholarship, which is available to student participants from Angelo State University, is not included in this estimate. Optional three day excursion to Lucerne, Switzerland will be $500.
|Tuition and Fees (based on 6 credit hours)||$1,760.70|
|Program Fee (airfare, transportation, lodging, excursions, some meals)||$4,950.00|
|Estimated Meals (not included in program fee)||$800.00|
The program director is Dr. Norman A. Sunderman, Professor of Accounting. He has extensive experience in Europe and attended two week faculty conferences in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2004, and Strasbourg, France, in 2008, and led Study Abroad trips in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He has also made presentations at the NASBITE International conference in 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was the treasurer of NASBITE International, an organization for advancing global business, from 2013 to 2017.
Dr. Sunderman has received teaching awards in both music and accounting. In 1978, he was named the Outstanding Music Professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville. In 2008, he was named Professor of the Year in the College of Business by the Angelo State Student Government Association. He was also named the Outstanding Accounting Educator for small colleges and universities in 2008 by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2009, Dr. Sunderman received the Distinguished Faculty Alumni Award for the College of Business from the ASU Alumni Association.