International Business: Australia and South East Asia
2013 Program Dates: June 21 - July 26, 2013
Includes guided travel to six distinct regions of Australia (Darwin, Kakadu, Canberra, Sydney, Daintree Rainforest and Cairns)
Earn academic credit transferable to your home degree
Students will focus on the developments of four distinct countries – Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, and the aspects that affect various components of their business.
This course is coordinated through The University of New South Wales's Australian School of Business within the Faculty of Banking and Finance. This school provides extensive experience in business relations throughout South East Asia. The program will consist of lecturers, workshops, consulate presentations and guest presentations from representatives of South East Asian countries. The consulate presentations will enable the students to comprehend the unique aspects of each country and identify positive ways to open business channels with these nations.
The course will develop a theoretical understanding of how to do business in foreign countries by examining the methodologies of country risk assessment as a foundation for developing business in Asian countries. In conjunction to this, research and lecture material will center on the South East Asian as a unique economic zone, where countries work independently unlike the united economic zone of the European Economic Union.
Locations and Guided Travel
The program commences in Darwin, in the ‘Top End’ of Australia. Here learning will focus on location-based business content, as the north of Australia is geographically located in the business region of South East Asia. Lectures, guest speakers and specific studies will be complemented by visits to local businesses, including an unforgettable two-day camping expedition into Kakadu, Australia’s largest World Heritage-listed National Park. Students will not only experience its spectacular scenery of vibrant wetlands, beautiful waterfalls, incredible bird life, reptiles and saltwater crocodiles but will focus upon the natural attractions of the “Top End’ and how business is conducted in this remote location. Kakadu also boasts the longest continuous surviving human culture and rock art in the world, that of the traditional owners of the land - the Aboriginal people.
From Darwin, the program will transfer to Canberra, Australia’s capital, seat of government and center of Australiasian business and political relations. Students will visit a number of South East Asian embassies, incorporating guest speakers who will highlight how Australia and their specific nation conduct business and forge relationships in the region.
In week three, the program moves to Sydney where students will be based at UNSW. Described by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the ‘best city in the world’, Sydney has something exciting and captivating for everyone. Set around a magnificent harbour are such world-famous icons as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and an Opera House which has been awarded ‘the building of the 20th century’ by the Guggenheim Institute. Classes will draw on Sydney’s central business district and focus on the political structures, economic systems, industries and financial structures of South East Asian economies, including an examination of the cultural practices and entry barriers to the Asian market.
Towards the end of the program, students will travel to the Cairns, the final destination of the program. Here studies will focus on the natural attractions of tropical North Queensland and the business relationships attracted to it. The Daintree rainforest and the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef provide distinct business projects for the South East Asian market. There is also time for students to relax and visit the Great Barrier Reef at the conclusion of the program.
Students will be housed in a variety of accommodation styles when travelling, including shared, budget-style accommodation, serviced apartments and a few nights camping.
Course size is restricted to 20-30 students allowing greater student participation and a more hands-on approach to learning. Teaching will be done by UNSW and lecturers. In addition, there will be over 100 other U.S. study abroad students participating in other UNSW summer courses. Most will be following similar itineraries, thus allowing for participants to meet and interact with other students.
Program Fees for 2013
Prices below listed in Australian Dollars
Tuition and Program Fee: $4,550
The program fee includes tuition (worth 6 UNSW credits, generally 6-8 US credits, on a UNSW transcript); all accommodation; excursion costs; airport shuttle services; orientation programs; and a UNSW student card (allowing access to all UNSW facilities); all meals when camping in Kakadu National Park, breakfasts and lunches in Sydney, breakfasts in Canberra, and breakfasts and final dinner in Cairns. The program fee does not include other meals or airfares.
International air travel is organised through Qantas. Packages have been designed to allow students to spend time in the tropical north of Australia on the Great Barrier Reef at the completion of each program, or in a host of destinations such as New Zealand or Hawaii on their return to the US, at little or no extra cost. Upon application participants will be provided complete airfare details.
Participants in the program are able to obtain credits through universities and colleges in the United States and Europe. This program is approved by UNSW and students will receive their grades on a UNSW transcript. Credit transfer (worth 6 UNSW credits, generally 6-8 US credits) is subject to home institution regulations so please consult your academic advisor for guidance. TEAN and UNSW will provide all documentation to overseas institutions to assist in credit transfer.
Admissions Requirements and Application
Students should be currently enrolled at an approved degree-granting institution of higher education. This course is an introductory level business course, but students should have at least some business background on which to expand. Students should be currently enrolled at an approved degree-granting institution of higher education. Currently, there is a 2.8 minimum GPA requirement for this program. If your GPA falls below the required minimum or you are currently a freshman, please contact us at 800.585.9658 to determine eligibility.
Interested students can apply on-line.
After acceptance into the program, a $1,000 deposit is required. The deposit is fully refundable, less a $150 administrative fee, should students withdraw by March 15, 2013. After March 15, 2013 the deposit is no longer refundable. In extenuating circumstances, a refund may be a possibility after March 15, 2013; however, it is at the sole discretion of UNSW.
Application Deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. We suggest interested students apply by April 1, 2013 to avoid disappointment. Interested students seeking to apply after April 1, 2013 are encouraged to contact our US office at 1.800.585.9658 as there may be a few spots available on the program.
A pre-departure package for the program will be sent to the applicant once accepted into the program.