Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Doha, Qatar; Muscat, Oman
- Program Terms: Spring Break (W)
|Location||Muscat, Oman & Doha, Qatar|
|Winter Quarter 2018|
|March 15 – March 25, 2018|
|Estimated Program Fee||$2,400|
|Credits||1 UW credit|
|Program Directors||David Fenner|
|Program Manager||Ruby Machado | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||November 15, 2017|
|Information Session(s)||Contact Program Director for more information.|
|General||Spend spring break learning about economic, business and policy trends in the Middle East. Open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students.|
|Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
The purpose of this program is to introduce students to key trends that are reconfiguring the economic and business landscape in the Middle East. Focusing primarily on Qatar and Oman, the study tour will compare and contrast the two countries, examining public policy, diplomacy, economic development, and the overall business climate.
The program will first spend five days in Muscat, Oman, and then the next four days in Doha, Qatar. In the short space of time available, students will have the opportunity to visit and explore Qatar and Oman, which have taken radically different routes toward modernity. Students will hear directly from policy makers and then visit businesses, oil refineries, ports, and academic institutions. The program seeks to demystify a region that is actively engaged, but poorly understood in the West. Group visits, activities and discussions aim to introduce students to the history of the Middle East, create awareness of the realities and challenges of their economies, and explore supply chain management and foreign direct investment in the Gulf region. Students will gain a solid understanding of the policy dilemmas arising from the interconnected and longer-term challenges to economic sustainability that face the Gulf States even as they become more active and visible participants in immediate regional and international events.
In the (cooler) evenings, students will have a chance to explore both capital cities and attend cultural, artistic and culinary events the likes of which are not to be found in Seattle!
Our group will stay in hotels: the Midan Hotel in Oman and the Swiss BelHotel in Qatar.
This course will continue to familiarize students with the key trends that are reconfiguring the economic and business landscape in the Middle East. Focusing primarily on Qatar and Oman, the study tour will compare and contrast the two countries, examining public policy, diplomacy, economic development, and the overall business climate.
Ideally, students will enroll in both the Winter Quarter course on campus (Economic & Business Trends in the Middle East: IBUS 490/JSIS 487-587) and on the companion Study Tour. Taken together, these will give the students the following:
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|
|TOTAL FEES CHARGED||$2,400||January 19, 2018|
To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You are also required to attend all program-specific orientations offered by your program directors.
You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend a scheduled session. 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.
The application includes:
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 receive an email from the UW Study Abroad application system.
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.
For Non-U.S. Citizens
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. 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 $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program may be 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 business day UW Study Abroad receives your signed withdrawal form.
Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.