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CHILE. Spring Break March 12 -19, 2011. Santiago , Chile on a sunny day in mid -autumn. What we will cover today. Why Latin America? Why Chile? (Business, Culture, History) Our Partner, The Austral Group Trip itinerary Costs and cancellation policy Air transportation Credit Grading

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Spring Break

March 12 -19, 2011

Santiago, Chile on a sunny day in mid-autumn


  • Why Latin America? Why Chile? (Business, Culture, History)

  • Our Partner, The Austral Group

  • Trip itinerary

  • Costs and cancellation policy

  • Air transportation

  • Credit

  • Grading

  • Pre-departure meetings

Penn State University MBA Meeting with IBM Chile Country Director

Why do a Study AbroadTripto Chile (LatinAmerica)?

  • Economics

  • Culture

  • Enjoyment

  • Resume builder

University of Arizona Professional MBA Meeting with the CEO of MasVida,

one of Chile´s largest medical insurers

Why Chile?

  • Emerging Business Environment

  • Chile in particular is a shining star in the Global economy

  • Chilean institutions are among the strongest in Latin America

  • Chile is one of the world’s most open economies

  • Santiago wasselected as the “Best City for Business” in LatinAmerica

  • Chile has doubled its per capita income over the last ten years

The Santiago Stock Exchange

The Emerging Business Environment

  • Chile is a popular locationfor regional headquartersformultinationalcompanies

    • Barrick Gold (Largest gold mining company in the world)

    • Experian (Global credit information)

    • Cargill (agricultural commodities)

    • Concha y Toro (largest producer of wines in Latin America)

    • Ernst & Young (professional services/auditors)

Syracuse University IMBA Visit to Anglo-American Los Bronces Copper Mine

What we’ll be doing

New York University MBA Social Enterprise Visit to a

Training Workshop sponsored by NESsT non-profit organization

***Hotel Accomodations

  • Times Suites

    • Callao 2988, Las Condes, Santiago - Chile

Program Cost

  • Program fee (estimate): $1235 ($1485 minus $250 CIBER subsidy)

    • Covers: transportation to company visits, university lectures, three star hotel (double occupancy), tapas reception, group dinner, day visit to Codelco copper mine with lunch, tour of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, wine tour and tasting, day trip to Andes Mountains with group ‘asado’ lunch

Cost (continued)

  • NOT Covered:

    • Airfare is NOT included. Each student purchases his/her own ticket and travels independently

    • Entry reciprocity fee (US$ 131 for U.S. citizens, good for the life of your passport, other nationalities check with the Chilean embassy )

    • Hotel extras

    • Additional cultural or tourism activities

    • Meals not mentioned in itinerary

    • Taxes and service fees

Deadline for Deposit and Cancellation Policy

  • Deadline for enrollment and $500 deposit (non-refundable) : December 15, 2010

  • Cancellation Policy:

    • Withdrawal after deposit anytime before start of program, none of deposit is refunded (unless program is cancelled by the University).

    • Withdrawal on or before February 1, 2011, student is responsible for all of program fee except $250.

    • Withdrawal after February 1, 2011, none of the program fee is refunded

Argentine Vineyard in the Lujan de Cuyo Valley

Travel Misc.

  • Visas: Not required for U.S. citizens. Others should check the Chilean embassy website

University of New Orleans meeting at El Teniente Copper Mine:

the deepest Copper Mine in the world

Course Credit, Syllabus, Assignments, Grades

  • Course Credit: 1 hour academic credit

  • Course number: Mgmt 49000 / SA 10707

  • Eligibility: Krannert Students (and others as space allows)

  • Syllabus

  • Economist Special Report on Latin America

Reference (provided)

Cascadas de las Animas

Next Steps

  • Enroll in program at Study Abroad Website:

  • Deliver $500 (non-refundable) deposit to Greg Cutchin/Judy Aulby (CIBER), Krannert room 525/526

Cascadas de las Animas

Next Steps (continued)

  • Attend guest lecture on Latin American Business Environment, February 7, 2011, by Dr. Terry McCoy, University of Florida. Location Krannert or Rawls

  • Attend pre-departure meeting (Date TBD)

Cascadas de las Animas

Thermal Baths in the Andes Mountains

Austral Group Outdoor Seminar and Leadership Activity in the Andes

Photo: The Austral Group

New York University Group Lunch in the Casablanca Wine Valley

Casablanca Wine Valley: An Austral Location for Farewell Dinners

Happy faces of Penn State Students at the end of an

Austral Group MBA Study Trip Experience!!


  • Contact Greg Cutchin, Managing Director, Purdue CIBER, Krannert Room 525, 4-4467,

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