Programs : Brochure
Business Britain (Exploration Seminar) (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Bath, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Early Fall
|Location||London and Bath, UK|
|Early Fall 2017|
|August 20 – September 13, 2017|
|Estimated Program Fee||$3,700 (includes $300 Foster School Study Abroad Fee)|
|Credits||5 UW credits|
|Program Directors||Debra Glassman|
|Program Manager||Carrie Moore | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||March 1, 2017|
|Information Session(s)||Info sessions found here
Please email the Foster Global Business Center with questions or for an advising appointment about the program at email@example.com.
|General||Based in London, this seminar will explore the theme of technology in international business. Students will be introduced to innovative global companies in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to financial services.|
|Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
When you think of the United Kingdom, do you think of castles? Double-decker buses? High tea? How about high tech? The UK is home to a wide range of innovative and technology-focused industries. For example, did you know that:
Our group will meet with executives in large and small firms in and around London to hear about the dynamic challenges that they face. We will learn from US firms with branches in the UK and from British firms that export around the world. Many of the firms that we will visit have a connection to the Pacific Northwest.
Likely activities will include:
London, Bath-Bristol-Stonehenge, Cambridge, Wellingborough
Students will be housed in a London School of Economics dorm (Rosebery Hall) in double occupancy rooms. Breakfast is included in the room cost. These accommodations are conveniently located near the City of London financial district. They have easy access to bus and subway connections. While in Bath, students will stay in dorm rooms at the University of Bath. Breakfast is included in the room cost.
Intended audience: business majors; non-business majors interested in international business and technology topics
Priority will be given to students with GPAs of 3.0 and above and to students who have never traveled overseas.
Students can expect to do 2-5 miles of city walking per day.
Based in London, this seminar will explore the theme of technology in international business. Students will visit globally-focused companies in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to financial services. After completing the seminar, students will have a greater understanding of the ways that innovation is driving change and contributing to global competitiveness.
Note 1: This course does not count towards the Finance option.
Note 2: Students who prefer non-business elective credit have the option to receive JSIS 394 credit instead of BECON 499.
Students will address the following questions:
Assessment will be based on these components:
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.
|Payment Type||Payment Amount||Payment Due Date|
|Foster School Study Abroad Fee||$300||October 13, 2017|
|Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee||$350||October 13, 2017|
|Program Fee Balance||$3,400||October 13, 2017|
|TOTAL FEES CHARGED||$4,050||-|
There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.
To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.
You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.
In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:
Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.
The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, two recommendations from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.htm
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.
2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.
Please see the Foster School website for information on the Foster School Study Abroad Fee withdrawal policy: http://foster.uw.edu/centers/gbc/undergraduate/study-abroad-options/