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First Meeting. Introductions 2 Co-Directors Management: Mary Kernan Marketing: Carter Broach 24 Students Name Why Participating/What Want to Get out of the Program Agenda Actions You Must Take Before Going to Australia Flight Itinerary Actions You Must/May Take While in Australia

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first meeting
First Meeting
  • Introductions
    • 2 Co-Directors
      • Management: Mary Kernan
      • Marketing: Carter Broach
    • 24 Students
      • Name
      • Why Participating/What Want to Get out of the Program
  • Agenda
    • Actions You Must Take Before Going to Australia
    • Flight Itinerary
    • Actions You Must/May Take While in Australia
    • Background Information on Australia
    • Syllabi Review
  • Ask Questions as We Go
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  • Actions You Must Take Before Going
    • Give to Dr. Kernan:
      • 2 Copies of First 2 Pages of Passport
      • Signed, Notarized Travel Study Programs Agreement & Release Form (Waiver)
    • Check Your UD E-Mail Regularly
    • Register for the 2 Courses. Late Registration is 11/15-19
      • You Must Register for Credit for the Two Courses
        • Seminar in International Management (BUAD 391), Sections:
          • 70 for Regular
          • 80 for Honors
        • Seminar in International Marketing Management (BUAD 393), Sections
          • 71 for Regular Course
          • 81 for Honors Course
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  • Actions You Must Take Before Going
    • Pay the $4,700 Program Fee
      • Prior Installments of $200, $800 $ $1,200 are Past Due
      • Final Installment of $2,500 is Due 11/5 (Today)
    • Pay Tuition. Due 12/10
    • Complete the Mandatory On-Line Student Orientation https://international.udel.edu/IPSSdb/orientation/quiz.asp
    • Complete ALL the steps listed at http://international.udel.edu/studyabroad/onceaccepted/winter.html
    • Get a Passport
    • Apply for Electronic Visa Online: www.vsrtravel.com/delaware/buad.html
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  • Actions You Must Take Before Going
    • Health
      • Insurance. Automatically Covered by HTH Worldwide
      • Get a Flu Shot
      • Notify us Privately and Confidentially of any Special Medical Problems you might have.
      • Bring Prescription Medicine, Allergy Medicine and an Analgesic
      • Bring a 10-day Supply of an Antibiotic (e.g., Cipro)
      • Bring Prescriptions listing the Chemical Composition of each (Brand Names of Prescription Drugs may Vary between Countries)
      • For Long-term Illnesses, bring a Letter from Your Physician with your Medical History
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  • Actions You May Take Before Going
    • Electrical Appliances
      • If you Bring an Electric Shaver then bring a:
        • 0-50 Watt Converter which Transforms the 110 volts that is standard in the U.S. to the 220 volts that is standard in Australia
        • 2-Pin Electric Plug
      • If you bring a Hair Dryer and/or Curling Iron, then bring a:
        • 50-1,600 Watt Converter which Transforms the 110 volts that is standard in the U.S. to the 220 volts that is standard in Australia
        • 2- Pin Electrical Plug
        • Alternatively, Pick up a Cheap One in Country
    • Luggage
      • 2 Pieces Cargo Hold Luggage (1 of Which Should be Used for Free Travel)
      • 1 Piece Carry-on Luggage
      • 62-inch (height + width + depth) bag Rule
      • Save Room for Souvenirs. Wine: Must be 21+ and Limit is 2 Bottles
      • Packing: When in Doubt do Without
      • Security: Avoid “American” Clothing
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  • Actions You May Take Before Going
    • Money
      • Credit/Debit Cards. ATMs Available Everywhere
      • Traveler’s Checks as a Back-up. Fee-Free Checks Available from AAA Delaware (Route 7 & Churchman’s Road)
    • Telephone
      • International Exchange Access: 01
      • Australia’s Country Code: 61
      • Sydney’s City Code: 2
    • Photography
      • Get Film/Disposable Cameras in Australia
      • Have Film Developed Before Departing Australia
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  • Flight Itinerary
    • Departure: Bring Your Passport & Airline Ticket
      • Be There 2+ Hours Before Departure
      • Depart from Terminal A of the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on US Airways Flite # 11 at 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, 01/05 
      • Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 8:57 p.m.
      • Depart LAX on Qantas Flite # 108 at 11:45 p.m.
      • Arrive at Terminal 1, of Sydney’s Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD) at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, 01/07
      • Bus from SYD to The Tiffany
    • Return: Bring Your Passport & Airline Ticket
      • Bus from The Tiffany to SYD
      • Depart from Terminal 1, SYD on Qantas Flite # 107 at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, 2/04
      • Arrive at LAX at 7:00 a.m.
      • Depart LAX on US Airways Flite # 12 at 10:15 a. m.
      • Arrive at Terminal A, PHL at 6:16 p.m. on Friday, 02/04
  • Airline Tickets Distributed to You on 12/9, IF You Have:
    • Paid Tuition
    • Paid Program Fee
    • Submitted Signed, Notarized Waiver
    • Applied for Electronic Visa
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  • Actions You Must Take While There
    • Academics
      • Australia: Beyond the Outback
      • Required Attendance at Class Meetings & Company Visits
      • Company Visits: M-Th for 4 Weeks
      • Appropriate Dress
      • Class Participation
      • Gift Presentation
      • Academic Misconduct
        • Classes & Company Visits
        • Lodging & Transportation
    • Theft
    • Spring Semester Schedules
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  • Actions You Must Take While There
    • Meriton Apartments.
      • Web Site
        • URL: www.meritonapartments.com.au
        • Click on “The Tiffany Bondi Junction More Details”
      • Contact Information
        • 95-97 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
        • Telephone (+61 2) 9388 9700
      • Location
        • 12 Minute Bus Ride from Bondi Beach
        • 8 Minute Bus Ride from the CBD
      • 2 Bedrooms per Apartment
        • Double Occupancy Bedrooms
        • Kitchen & Laundry in Apartment
        • Balcony
        • TV, Stereo
        • Air Conditioned
      • Telephone Available in Room
      • Internet Access From Apartment
      • Recreational Facilities
        • 2 Tennis Courts
        • 2 Indoor Pools
        • 2 Basketball Courts
        • Spa
        • Sauna
        • Fitness Centre
      • Breakfast Provided
        • “Cook Your Own“ in Apartment
        • Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Bacon, Milk, Coffee, Tea, Juice
      • Shopping Mall Across the Street
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  • Actions You Must Take While There
    • Select Roommates Tonight
      • 2 to a Bedroom
      • 2 Bedrooms to an Apartment
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  • Actions You May Take While There
    • Social Activities
      • Pre-Paid Activities
        • Sydney Tour, 01/07
        • Sydney Harbour Cruise Welcome Dinner, 01/08
        • Backpackers World Travel BBQ & Travel Briefing, 01/09
        • Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, 01/12
        • Outdoor Harbour Cinema, 01/19
        • Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise, 01/26 (Australia Day)
        • Farewell Dinner, Blackbird Café, Darling Harbour, 02/03
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  • Actions You May Take While There
    • Backpackers Travel World
      • Free Time Planning Examples
        • Round Trip (Return) Air Fare from Sydney to Melbourne
          • STA: A$360
          • Backpackers Travel World: A$245
        • Round Trip (Return) Air Fare from Sydney to Auckland
          • Swain Travel: US$800
          • Backpackers Travel World: A$600
      • Beware of 14 Hour Bus Trips; Possibly No AC
      • Beware of Distances: 3 Hours to Fly to NZ
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  • Actions You May Take While There
    • Beach
      • Beaches
        • Bondi
        • Coogee
        • Manly
      • Sunburn
        • In 12 Minutes for Pale Skin at 1:00 p.m. on a Clear Day (The Australian)
        • Can Cause Malignant Melanoma
        • So, “Slip, Slop, Slap”
          • Slip on a Shirt
          • Slop on Sunscreen
          • Slap on a Hat
      • Rip Tides
        • Bondi Beach
        • Swim/Surf Where there are Lifeguards
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  • Actions You May Take While There
    • Weekly Travel Pass Provided. Covers:
      • Rail (Subway)
      • Bus
      • Ferry (Manly Beach, Taronga Zoo)
    • Travel Opportunities. Three 4-Day Weekends
      • Must leave contact information with faculty
    • Planning: Travel Guides
      • Lonely Planet
      • Let’s Go
      • Fodor’s
      • Frommer’s
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  • Background Information on Australia
    • Country
      • Oz
      • Population ~ Same as New York City
      • Area ~ the Size of the Continental U.S.
      • Urban Population (85% vs. 77% for the U.S.)
      • A$1.00 = U.S.$0.70
      • U.S.$1.00 = A$1.43
      • Time Difference Between East Coast U.S. and Sydney: +15 Hours
      • Capital: Canberra
    • Political Parties
      • Liberal
        • = Republican
        • John Howard
          • Party Leader & Prime Minister
          • Just Re-elected for a 4th Term
      • Labour
        • = Democrat
        • Mark Latham, Party Leader
    • Military
      • 35,000 Person Army
      • Look to the U.S. for Defense
    • Aborigines
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  • Background Information on Australia
    • Conditions
      • Worst Drought in a Century , Lasting 18 Months
        • Farm Incomes Have Declined by HALF (Australian Bureau of Agricultural & Resource Economics)
        • Severe Brush Fires Have Burned Many Homes, Even in Canberra
      • Rise in Value of the Australian $ vs. the American $ makes Australian Goods & Services More Expensive to Americans
    • Conventions
      • Drive/Walk/Stand (on Escalators) on the Left Side
        • Look Both Ways When Crossing the Street
      • Signal the Bus Driver if You Want to Get on
      • Zebras
      • Dorm/Office Building/Apartment Floors
        • Main Floor (0/G) = US First Floor
        • First Floor (1) = US Second Floor
      • Coffee
        • Short Black (White) = Espresso (With Milk)
        • Long Black (White) = Espresso Diluted with Water (With Milk)
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  • Background Information on Australia
    • Australian People
      • Characteristics
        • Independent
        • Egalitarian (“Tall Poppy Syndrome”)
        • Nationalistic
        • Friendly
        • Avid Sports Fans/Participants (Including Gambling)
      • Some Consequences
        • They Work to Live Rather than Live to Work
        • “No Worries”
        • Less Customer Service
          • Store Hours are Shorter
          • More Restrictive Returned Goods Policy
        • Weaker Work Ethic. KMPG: 1,600 Billable Hours/Week (vs. 2,000 in the U.S.)
        • Look for Australians Applying Successful American Business Models (Customer Service)
          • Fast Food
          • Gloria Jeans
          • Virgin Blue
        • Large, Accepted Gay/Lesbian Population
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  • Background Information on Australia
    • Useful Words/Phrases (Australian = U.S.)
      • “How Ya Goin’? = “How Ya Doin’?
      • Thong = Flip Flop
      • Poker Machine = Slot Machine
      • “He’s a Bit of a Bastard” = I Don’t Like Him
      • “He’s a Total Bastard” = He’s a Really Good Friend
      • “From Go to O” = From Start to Finish
    • Useful Abbreviations
      • QANTAS: Queensland & Northern Territories Aerial Service
      • CBD: Central Business District
      • NSW: New South Wales (State in which Sydney is Located)
      • QVB = Queen Victoria Building
      • GST: Goods & Services Tax (National Sales Tax = Europe’s VAT)
      • ACT: Australian Capital Territory
      • SCG: Sydney Cricket Ground
      • Uni = University
      • ANZAC = Australia & New Zealand Army Corps
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  • Background Information on Australia
    • Useful Pronunciations (Australian = U.S.)
      • Quay = Key
      • Canberra = CAN Bra
      • Melbourne = MELL bun
      • Cairns = Cans
      • Mate = Mite
      • Aussie = Ozzie
      • NZ (New Zealand) = En Zed
    • Useful Gestures
      • Thumbs Up [with a Smile is Good]
      • Thumbs Up [with a frown is Bad]
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  • Background Information on Australia
    • Useful Measures
      • Times: 24-Hour Clock: 14:00 is 2:00 p.m.
      • Dates: 2.1.05 = January 2, 2005 NOT February 1, 2005
      • Temperature
        • Celsius (Centigrade)
        • Fahrenheit = ~ 2XCelsius + 32 (e.g., 30˚ Celsius = 92˚ Fahrenheit)
      • Distance
        • Km (Kilometer, or “K’s)
        • 1 Km = .62 Mile
      • Weight
        • Stone
        • 14 Pounds
      • Area
        • Hectare (Ha)
        • ~2.4 Acres
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  • Syllabi Review
    • Courses
      • BUAD 391
      • BUAD 393
    • Company Presentations on 11/19 and 12/03
      • Select Company Tonight
      • Select Your Team Partner Tonight
      • Assign Presentation Dates
    • Distribute Class Participation Sheets
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  • Any More Questions?
  • Next Meetings
    • 11/19 & 12/03, 5 p.m., 231 Alfred Lerner Hall: Student Presentations
    • 12/09
      • Airline Ticket Distribution
      • Gift Distribution
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