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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

  • 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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First Meeting

  • 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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