Langdale College of Business Study Abroad Opportunities
SUMMER 2013 LCOBA STUDY ABROAD IN EUROPE!
JUNE 30 - AUGUST 1, 2013
Great Opportunity: The Langdale College of Business Administration has its own 4-week program, “Business in Germany” in scenic southern Germany on the Rhine River. It is on the campus of Karlsruhe University of Applied Science in Baden-Wurttemberg, a region which borders France, Switzerland and Austria. The geographic location (in the proximity of Strasbourg, France) is ideal for travel throughout Europe. This will be the fifth annual VSU business program; it has a proven track record!
The cost of $3,600 includes an 8-day Eurail Pass for up to four extended weekends of travel in Europe, rail transportation from the Frankfurt airport to the host city of Karlsruhe with unlimited local public transportation there, lodging and breakfast in Frankfurt before the return trip home, primary health care insurance, transportation to several all-day industrial field trips and access to the host university’s computer network.
Description: Participants fly from Atlanta directly to Frankfurt on Lufthansa Airlines, then by high speed train to Karlsruhe and lodging at the on-campus hostel ( www.Jugendherberge-karlsruhe.de ) at the University of Applied Sciences. The first few days include guided tours, a reception at City Hall by the Mayor, short regional excursions, and one formal session before the first weekend arrives for optional sightseeing travel. For three weeks, students attend classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays with a field trip on each Wednesday which is built into the curriculum. An optional 2 or 3 credit hour German Language & Culture class is available which has proven to be very popular. Students select two courses ranging from 5 to 6 total credit hours.
Pictures: There are two videos from previous programs posted on this website. Viewers can get an idea of the general atmosphere plus some good examples of the extended sightseeing weekend travel which has been accomplished by some participants over the years. The 8-day Eurail pass is an especially valuable feature of the program.
Testimonials: Administrators can arrange to have potential applicants meet with recent LCOBA study abroad participants who will be glad to share their experiences.
Parents: Leaders will also be happy to communicate directly with parents about study abroad opportunities.
VSU Business Majors are eligible for scholarships to help defray the cost of study abroad programs, including “Business in Germany,” the program based at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Visit this website:
The Scholarship Application deadline is second Friday in January to
Dr. Elvan Aktas, Associate Professor of Finance, Committee Chair
In 2007, the Langdale College of Business Administration (LCOBA) initiated its own 4-week program of business courses in scenic southern Germany on the borders of Switzerland, France and Austria, at the edge of Lake Constance (Bodensee) on the campus of Zeppelin University. Dr. Andrew Ostapski was Program Director and Dr. Cliff Lipscomb taught in the program. Mr. David Starling, Assistant Director of VSU's Center for International Programs, was Site Director and Co-Instructor of German Language and Culture. Click here for the 2007 photo slideshow.
In 2008, the program was moved to the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe on the banks of the Rhine River in Southwestern Germany, in the proximity of Strasbourg, France. Dr. Andrew Ostapski was Program and Site Director with Dr. David Kuhlmeier and Dr. Fred Ware as faculty.
In 2009, Dr. Fred Ware , Site Director, and Dr. Courtney Droms returned to Karlsruhe University of Applied Science for the third “Business in Germany” Summer Study Abroad Program. Click here for the 2009 photo slideshow. (This slideshow provides a good overview of a typical program).
In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Fred Ware, Site Director and Dr. David Kuhlmeier again directed and taught the Karlsruhe-based program with plans to continue in 2012.
Study Abroad Background
Since 1997, and prior to Langdale College of Business Administration (LCOBA) programs, faculty have been teaching business courses overseas and many Langdale College students have been enrolled in locations such as London, Paris, and Asia. During summer semester, 2006, Dr. Fred Ware taught in Paris, France while Dr. Cliff Lipscomb taught in China. Dr. Donna Cunningham taught in southern Germany during the summer of 2005. To see examples of student field trip photographs from European courses taught by Dr. Ware, visit www.valdosta.edu/~fware or contact him at email@example.com.
For additional study abroad information, visit www.valdosta.edu/cip/studyabroad.shtml.
Numerous opportunities exist for Langdale College students to participate in study abroad programs. The Valdosta State University Center for International Studies is a valuable resource: 204 Georgia Avenue (229-333-7410). Visit www.valdosta.edu/cip.