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International Programs Office. Study Abroad Information Session July 7, 2009. Who is this session for ?. Certainly for BComm students and others interested in Harlow But… BBA and iBBA students can choose Harlow Before anyone chooses Harlow they should know about the alternatives

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International Programs Office

Study Abroad Information Session

July 7, 2009


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Who is this session for ?

  • Certainly for BComm students and others interested in Harlow

    But…

  • BBA and iBBA students can choose Harlow

  • Before anyone chooses Harlow they should know about the alternatives

  • BComm students may have more flexibility than they know

    • About when to go (Term 5 or term 6)

    • About completing concentrations


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Types of Study Abroad

  • Standard Student Exchange

    • Maximum flexibility (27 partners in 17 countries)

    • Wide range of courses (taught in English)

    • Part of small group (might be the only MUN student)

    • Taught by foreign teachers in classes (mainly foreign students)

  • Harlow-type (Asia)

    • Probably only offered in Malaysia in 2010

  • Harlow


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    Exchange Locations

    17 countries, 27 partner institutions!

    • Australia (F, W)

    • Belgium (W)

    • China (F, W)

    • Czech Republic

    • Denmark (W)

    • England (F, W)

    • France

    • Germany

    • Ireland

    • Italy

    • Japan

    • Malaysia (F)

    • Mexico (F)

    • The Netherlands (W)

    • New Zealand (F, W)

    • Norway (F)

    • Sweden (W)

    • (F, W) indicates that for BComm students there may be some restrictions due to semester dates; however, locations such as China and England have multiple destinations, which allow students to work around this


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    Approximate Costs

    • Costs will vary according to individual choices, eg food, local travel

    • Main costs: airfare, accommodation, food

    • Airfare: $1000 - $1500 (UK, Mexico, Europe)

      $1600 - $2000 (China, Japan, Malaysia)

      $2000 - $2200 (Australia, New Zealand)

    • Accom: $500 - $800 (China , Malaysia, Czech)

      $1000 -$1500 (Belgium, Germany)

      $2300- $2700 (UK, Ireland, France, Australia, Netherlands, Norway), and $4500 in Denmark

    • Food: $500 - $700 (Malaysia, Czech, China)

      $1000 - $1500 (Australia, France, Germany, Mexico, NZ)

      $1600 - $2600 (Japan, Sweden, Italy, UK, Denmark, Norway)


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    More about the Harlow-type Asia Possibility

    • Similarities to Harlow

      • Go with a group (little) restriction on size

      • An accompanying lecturer from MUN

      • Opportunities for regional travel

      • Some local trips organised

    • Differences

      • Located on real campus (USM - one of most beautiful in SE Asia), low accommodation and food costs

      • Wide range of courses

      • Teaching/Classes mixed with SE Asian teachers/students

      • At least one class purposed designed for 50/50 student mix

      • Multicultural, tropical location


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    Security Issues

    • http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/

    • Security ratings on scale 1-5( 1 is least risk)

    • Canada 2 South Korea 1

    • China overall 2 Malaysia 2

    • Tibet 3 Singapore 1

    • Xinjiang 3 Thailand 3

    • Hong Kong 1 UK 2

    • Indonesia (inc. Bali) 4 US 2

    • Japan 1 Vietnam 2


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    Selected Courses

    • Strategic Management International Finance

    • International Marketing Strategic Marketing

    • International Management

    • BN 5301www BN3018

    • Contemporary Malaysia

    • Modern History of South East Asia

    • Politics and Regionalism in ASEAN

    • Economic Transformation of SE Asia

    • Societies and Cultures

    • Southeast Asian Art and Heritage

    • Independent SE Asian Studies

    • Islamic Philosophy

    • Asian Thought: Indian, Chinese and Japanese


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    BComm Program

    Core and Elective Courses in Terms 3-7

    Yellow denotes elective courses. These courses must normally contain 10 business electives and 5 non-business electives.


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    Accounting

    Malaysia and some Exchange Partners

    One possible scenario: B5301 and B7000 can also be taken in terms 6 and 7 respectively if you go on exchange.



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    Working for a local company as part of Study Abroad

    • International Consulting course 6018

      • Involves supervised project for local company

      • Can be taken at most Study Abroad locations

      • Depends on matching interests of local businesses and students

      • Counts for credit towards your degree


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    How do you choose?

    • Does the timing fit your MUN program (especially if BComm)?

      • Some exchange partners have similar term dates

      • Some are similar in only one semester, some in none

    • Cost? (A limited number of scholarships are available)

    • What the different type of experience offer you

    • Get more information from Renee (Harlow), Mackenzie, Emily, IPO webpage…or me

    • Please remember to complete the information sheet


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