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india study abroad an overview

India Study Abroad: An Overview

Dr. Ramakrishna

October 2009

  • Learning opportunities in a foreign environment
  • Opportunity to make international contacts
  • High level of student involvement
  • Opportunity to connect with (study-abroad) students from the University of Akron College of Business
  • 3 Saturdays pre-trip preparation (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • 2 week travel: Management school, companies, and sight-seeing
student involvement
Student Involvement
  • Three student-leaders(main, finance / logistics, curriculum)
  • Best paper award
  • Best travel-journal award
  • Best picture awards
why india
Why India?
  • 4th largest economy in the world
  • The most diverse country
  • Strength in “(Knowledge) Services economy” (unlike China that is known for manufacturing); Learn:
    • How value in services (medical, pharmaceutical, R & D, and IT & IT-enabled areas) is created
    • About the Indian Business Environment
    • About the potential opportunities for US businesses
  • Share of services work in the US is growing
  • Unique sight-seeing opportunity
  • Thomas Friedman “World is Flat”
what will we do
What will we do?
  • Lectures/discussions at XIME (6 days)
    • About 12 lectures from top notch leaders in their field (culture, management, IP, services, IT, etc.)
    • Interactions, both formal and informal, with students (including class visit)
  • Site visits -- companies/organizations that provide R&D, IT services, medical tourism, biotech, and manufacturing for global businesses
  • Sight Seeing (7 days) -- Palaces, safari, capitol buildings, tombs (including the Taj Mahal), forts, market places, etc. (+ transit country)
frequently asked questions
  • What are the deadlines?
  • Whom can I contact with additional questions?
  • What about course substitutions?
  • What’s included in the price?
  • What are the academic requirements?
  • Can I stay longer?
  • Is it safe?
  • What’s the housing quality like?
  • Other questions (visit FAQs section on website)
what are the deadlines
What Are the Deadlines?

Leadership applications: October 19, 2009

First deposit ($500) due: November2, 2009

First payment ($1,500) due: November 23, 2009

Second payment ($1,800) due: December 14, 2009

Travel dates:Departure (LAX): January 29, 2010 (Fri)

Arrival (LAX): February 14, 2010 (Sun)

(Another possible trip: August 6 through 22)

More information (more FAQs, tentative schedule, etc.):

whom can i ask additional questions
Whom Can I Ask Additional Questions?
  • International Programs
  • International Programs
  • India Study-Abroad Director
what courses does my trip substitute for
What Courses Does my Trip Substitute for?
  • First study-abroad Trip:
    • MBA: BUAD 655 (Global Business) or equivalent emphasis course
    • MAM: by approval of Graduate Program Director
    • MSIT: INFT 630
    • BAM/ BSB: BUSB 342
  • Second study-abroad Trip:
    • By approval of Undergraduate or Graduate Program Director
what s included in the price
What’s Included in the Price?
  • All group transportation from the departure airport (LAX) and back (including all travel in India but excluding travel and sight seeing in transit country)
  • Housing
  • Foreign Tuition (this may be reimbursed by your company)
  • Close to 75% of the meals
what are the academic requirements
What Are the Academic Requirements?
  • Research paper (country-analysis or topic as agreed upon by advisor)
  • Travel journal
  • Presentations
  • Class participation
can i stay longer
Can I Stay Longer?
  • Yes, but you have to let us know by the time of the deposit
  • You can also meet the group at the first destination, but you also have to let us know by then
  • Please note that you need to be with the group for all academic portions of the trip in order to receive credit
is it safe
Is It Safe?
  • All trips are as safe as any travel that you can do on your own to any of the destinations selected, if not safer.
  • Since its inception, we have not had any safety-related incidents in this program (i.e., the last four years).
what is the housing quality
What is the Housing Quality?
  • Varies by location
  • In Bangalore we will stay at the Executive residence at XIME (more like a three star hotel)
  • In Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, the hotels are four or five star.