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Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses

Welcome to  #cogginabroad  faculty-led courses! 

 

 

 

 

  • Study a particular business discipline and country throughout the spring semester
  • Travel with your professor and class of UNF students
  • Spend eight to ten days abroad during spring break or May break
  • Earn three UNF credits
  • Allow travel arrangements to be made for you

Ready for more information? Email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125. 

 

 

 

MAN4956/MAR4956 Austria and the Czech Republic: Comparative Management/Marketing    

  

This program is now closed - consider one of our six-credit summer study abroad programs!

 

 Travel with veteran study abroad leaders Dr. Paul Fadil and Dr. Courtney Nations to cultural and financial centers Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague. This course will offer an overview and comparison of contemporary Czech and Austrian society, focusing comparative management and marketing practices in both countries. Dive deep into the culture, geography, history and politics of both the Czech Republic and Austria, with the unique opportunity to study the impact of communism vs. capitalism on culture and business practices. Site visits include business organizations and governmental institutions in and around Prague, Vienna, and Salzburg, which allows you to actively learn about General Management and Marketing practices in both destinations. For more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125.

 

 

 

How to Apply

 


Notice: Details are subject to change during the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Vienna and Salzburg, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic

Travel Dates March 16 - 24 (Spring Break) 
Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring semester. 

Capacity 40 UNF undergraduate students

Prerequisite(s)   Students select either the Management or the Marketing version of this course:
  • For MAN4956: MAN3025 Administrative Management or permission of instructor
  • For MAR4956: MAR3023 Principles of Marketing or permission of instructor
 
Credits      3 credits in Spring 2019
Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost. 

Syllabus     

MAN4956/MAR4956 Austria and the Czech Republic: Comparative Management/Marketing syllabus


Itinerary

MAN4956/MAR4956 Austria and the Czech Republic: Comparative Management/Marketing itinerary


Program Cost $3,400 plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition
The cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, in-country transportation, and some meals.
 
Austria & The Czech Republic 2019 budget breakdown

Faculty Leaders      Dr. Paul Fadil | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3015
Dr. Courtney Nations | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3503

 

 

 

ECO4956 Canada: Comparison of Environmental Regulations between U.S. and Canada

This program is now closed - consider one of our six-credit summer study abroad programs!

 

 How is it that two countries as similar to one another as the United States and Canada make such different policy choices? Travel north of the border to explore these similarities stemming from geographic proximity and a history of social interaction and commercial relationships. Learn how these two sovereign countries exhibit important differences in legal and institutional traditions, political cultures and economic policies by focusing on environmental regulations. Prior to traveling abroad, engage in tours and presentations on pollution in the St. Johns River, the recreational value of the Florida Keys, air pollution from coal-fired power plants, restoration efforts in the Everglades, and the importance of Florida wetlands in land use and urban planning. Then take off for Canada with UNF Economics professors, Dr. Chiradip Chatterjee and Dr. Russell Triplett, gaining insight into water pollution in the St. Lawrence River and meeting with staff from the Nature Conservancy of Canada to discuss biological diversity across all regions within Canada. See the program syllabus and itinerary for more details and business/cultural visits. For more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125.


How to Apply

 

Notice: Details are subject to change throughout the Fall 2018 semester.

Toronto and Montreal, Canada



Travel Dates March 16 - 24 (Spring Break) 
Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring semester. 

Capacity 20 UNF undergraduate students

Prerequisite(s)   Any one of the following:
  • ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO3701 Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • Permission of instructor
Selection interview required

Credits      3 credits in Spring 2019
Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost. 

Syllabus      ECO4956 syllabus

Itinerary Detailed itinerary

Program Cost $2,400 plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition
The cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, in-country transportation, and some meals.

 Canada 2019 budget breakdown 
Faculty Leaders      Dr. Chiradip Chatterjee | Coggin College of Business (42)
Dr. Russell Triplett | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3404

 

 

 

ECO4956 China: Urbanization, Labor Migration, and Social Challenges

This program is now closed - consider one of our six-credit summer study abroad programs!

 

Develop a deep appreciation of the social and economic challenges associated with rapid economic growth and urbanization in China through study and experience.  Taiwan native and Economics department chair Dr. Albert Loh, along with Economics professor Dr. Madeline Zavodny, leads this journey to understand how the regional imbalance of economic opportunities has incentivized a massive migration of workforce from the rural areas in inland provinces to the coastal urban areas, and its enormous impact on the rural communities. Interview long-time residents in Beijing to learn about the changes in the city and the transition they had to go through during the recent decades, and meet with local college students at Beijing International Studies University to discuss the trade-off between economic advancement, urbanization, and associated problems. Spend a day in the rural township Baihua, and visit to its only elementary school.  Meet the school principal and many left-behind children and listen to the challenges they are going through in their lives.  And of course, visit the Great Wall of China and the Giant Panda Breeding CenterFor more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125. 

 

Here is an informative flyer created by program leader, Dr. Albert Loh. 

 

Notice: All students in this program mustsubmit a valid passport by January 7, the first day of the spring semester.

 

How to Apply 

 

 

Notice: Details are subject to change throughout the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Beijing and Chengdu, China



Travel Dates March 15 - 25* (Spring Break) 
*The travel portion of this course returns to Jacksonville the Monday after spring break, so students will miss one day of spring classes at UNF.
Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring semester.
Capacity 20 undergraduate UNF students

Prerequisite(s)   Any of the following:
  • ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO3701 Contemporary Issues in International Economics
  • Permission of instructor
Selection interview required

Credits 3 credits in Spring 2019
Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost. 

Syllabus      Syllabus

Itinerary China: Urbanization, Labor Migration, and Social Challenges itinerary

Program Cost $3,750  $2,600* plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition
*Eligible students receive a $1,150 Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) scholarship, lowering the cost to $2,600! For eligibility questions, contact the TLO Office.

The cost includes round-trip airfare, Chinese visa for U.S. passport holders, lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, in-country transportation, and some meals. 

China (TLO) 2019 budget breakdown
    
Faculty Leaders      Dr. Albert Loh | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3018
Dr. Madeline Zavodny | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3206

 

 

 

MAN6957 China: Business Opportunities and Challenges

Now more than ever it is critical for masters-level students to understand how Chinese business development is affecting the global economy. Travel to China with Management professor Dr. Pingying Zhang and address tough issues surrounding doing businesses in China. Participate in case studies and visits to Nike and Amway in Guangzhou; meet with international vendors at the 2019 China Import and Export Fair; discuss challenging business topics with MBA students from Sun Yat-sen University. Gain first-hand understanding of the "myth" of Chinese economic development and experience the colorful culture of China along the way. For more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125.

 

 

How to Apply

 

Notice: Details are subject to change throughout the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Guangzhou and Chengdu, China


Travel Dates April 27 - May 6 (May Break) 
Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring and summer semesters. 

Capacity 20 UNF students with graduate standing in one of the following programs: MBA, MSM, MACC or MAIA

Prerequisite(s)    Graduate standing
Selection interview required
 

Credits      3 credits in Spring 2019
Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost. 

Syllabus/Itinerary     MAN6957 syllabus and itinerary

Program Cost $2,600 plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition
The cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, in-country transportation, and some meals. Students are responsible for procuring their own Chinese visas.

China (Graduate) 2019 budget breakdown
Faculty Leaders      Dr. Pingying Zhang | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3242
 Dr. Paul Fadil | Coggin College of Business (42), Office TBD

 

 

MAN4956 Morocco: Islam, Social Innovation, and Economic Development

 This program is now closed - consider one of our six-credit summer study abroad programs! 

 

Gain a conceptual understanding of the role of history, culture, religion and language on issues of immigration, innovation and social entrepreneurship by exploring exotic Morocco with Rotarian and professor of Accounting, Dr. Jeffrey Michelmanand director of the UNF First Year Experience Program and Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. David WaddellParticipate in community service in the Jacksonville community by volunteering with non-profit organizations in Jacksonville involved in creating social innovations. Meet with leaders of the Jacksonville Islamic community to (1) prepare for the importance of religion in Morocco and (2) begin to understand the challenges of Islamic immigrants arriving Jacksonville. Then explore the role of social entrepreneurship in Morocco and interact with Rotarians on a water and sanitation project supported by Rotary clubs in Jacksonville, Switzerland and Morocco. For more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rabat, Meknes, Ifrane, Fes, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, and Marrakech, Morocco

Travel Dates March 15 - 24 (Spring Break) 
Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring semester. 

Capacity 20 UNF students

Prerequisite(s)   First-year student; selection interview required

Credits      3 credits in Spring 2019
Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost. 

Syllabus & Itinerary    MAN4956 Syllabus & Itinerary


Program Fee

$3,300  $2,050* plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition
*This program has been awarded a Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) grant, lowering student cost by $1,250  to $2,050. In addition, all first-year students are eligible to receive a $250 first year scholarship bringing the net cost to to $1,800!
The cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, in-country transportation, and some meals.


Morocco 2019 budget breakdown
Faculty Leaders      Dr. Jeffrey Michelman | Coggin College of Business (42), Office 3137
Dr. David Waddell | Biology (59), Office 3302

 

 

 

GEB2956 Peru: Economic Development and Service Learning

  

This program is now closed - consider one of our six-credit summer study abroad programs! 

 

Experience the business and academic issues of one of the most interesting and important countries in South America. Visit Lima, Peru’s capital, Cuzco and the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and interact with Peruvian communities and organizations working to foster economic development among the poorest groups in Peru. If you are interested in economic development, international economics, service learning, or doing business with Latin America, this course is for you.  View our gallery and student video from a recent Coggin Peru study abroad group. For more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125. 


How to Apply 

 

 

Notice: Details are subject to change throughout the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cuzco, Peru"

Travel Dates April 28 - May 18*, 2019 
*UNF's Summer A/C semesters begin May 8; Summer B begins June 24.
Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring semester.

Capacity 20 first/second-year UNF students

Prerequisite(s)   None; selection interview required

Credits      3 credits in Spring 2019
Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost. 

Syllabus      GEB2956 Peru: Economic Development and Service Learning syllabus

Itinerary GEB2956 Peru: Economic Development and Service Learning itinerary

Program Cost $3,300 plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition
The cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, in-country transportation, and some meals.

Peru 2019 budget breakdown
Faculty Leaders      Dr. Andres Gallo | Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125 
Dr. Matthew Leon  

 

 

Spain: Medieval Pilgrimage & the Camino de Santiago

 

Note: This is a faculty-led study abroad program taking place during the summer semester; students earn credit from UNF, not transfer credit from a partner school.

 

Spend three weeks in Spain traveling the full length of the traditional Camino Francés, a route stretching nearly 500-miles from the French Pyrenean town of St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. The program includes five days at the University of Burgos exploring one of the most important towns along the Camino. The last week will be spent on the pilgrimage trail walking the final 118 kilometers to Santiago and the traditional shrine of St. James. Prepare for your journey by taking a virtual stroll through the photo gallery featuring images from summer 2017.

 

These two courses combine the application of geospatial technologies with the study of culture and history. Courses may be counted toward the fulfillment of the International Business major study abroad and cultural diversity requirements. All credits will fulfill major requirements for degrees in History and Anthropology. With special arrangements, courses may also carry honors credits.

 

For more information, email Coggin Study Abroad or visit us in Honors Hall (10), Suite 2125. Please take time to review the policies before applying.

 

How to Apply

 

Various locations in Spain
Travel Dates Summer C: June 24 - July 16, 2019*

*UNF's Summer A/C semesters begin May 8; Summer B begins June 24.

Note: This course includes mandatory pre- and post-travel meetings. Refer to the class syllabus for course meetings during the spring semester.

Capacity 20 UNF students
Prerequisite(s) None
Credits 6 credits in Summer 2019

Note: UNF tuition is not included in the program cost.

Syllabus EUH3932 Medieval Pilgrimage & GEO4956 Spatial Dynamics of the Camino Syllabus
Itinerary EUH3932 Medieval Pilgrimage & GEO4956 Spatial Dynamics of the Camino Itinerary  
Program Cost

$2,500 $1,500* plus 3 credits UNF Spring 2019 tuition

*Eligible students receive a $1,000 Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) scholarship, lowering the cost to $1,500! For eligibility questions, contact the TLO Office.

 

The cost includes lodging, international health insurance, business/cultural visits and entry fees, and in-country transportation.

 

Cost does not include airfare, meals, or UNF tuition.

Faculty Leaders

Dr. David Sheffler | Schultz Hall (9), Room 2502

 

Dr. Christopher Baynard | Coggin College of Business (42), Room 3230

Faculty-Led Application Process

We are so glad you plan to study abroad with Coggin!  Our aim is to help make your study abroad experience as smooth as possible so you can focus on academics and experiential learning. If you have questions about the application and/or payment process, contact us at any time.


 

How to Apply

  1. Review the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Policies
  2. Download and complete the Waiver and Release Agreement from the International Center website. Save a scanned copy to upload later.
  3. Download your program's Credits Form below, available on Monday, August 27.
  4. Meet with your academic advisor to complete the Credits Form. Save a scanned copy to upload later
  5.  Log in to myWings and complete the Faculty Led Study Abroad Application (Click the "Student Records" tile > Student Forms > Online Forms, Appeals, and Petitions > Scroll Down to Study Abroad and click Faculty Led Study Abroad Application.)
    • Refer to user guide for assistance.
    • Upload the documents from steps 2 and 3 above. 
    • If you are applying for more than one faculty-led course: Submit separate applications, one for each course.
     
  6. Check your passport: it must be valid for at least 6 months after the return date of your study abroad program. 
    • Students who have a valid passport: Upload it to your online application when you are prompted to do so after the online application has been submitted and before November 30.
    • Students who do not have a valid passportUpload a scanned copy of your passport application and payment receipt after the online application has been submitted and  before November 30. Plan ahead! Passport processing may take several weeks. You must have your valid passport in hand by January 1.
     

 

Credits Forms 

Select your program below and print out the Credits Form. Complete the form with your academic advisor, and save a scanned copy to upload into your online application.

 

 

 

Faculty-Led Payment Process

About the Student Cost 

Each faculty-led study abroad has costs associated with the products and services that are part of the program, including student lodging, airfare, business/cultural visits, entry fees, international health insurance, t-shirts, etc. In order to ensure the best rates (and thus the lowest cost for students!) faculty leaders must sometimes pay airfare or hotel deposits up to nine months in advance of travel. However, we try to spread the student payments over two semesters so that the entire program fee is not due at the time of application. This allows students to begin saving and researching other sources of funding prior to making these payments.

 

Payment Timeline 

Once your complete application has been submitted via myWings, and you have completed your interview (if required) and been approved, you are considered a participant in your chosen program. The first study abroad charge of $500 will be posted to your account within a couple of days with a due date of November 30. If payment is not received by the due date, it becomes a financial hold. In mid-January 2019, the remainder of your program fee (program cost minus $500) will be posted to your account with a due date of February 1

 

First Payment

  • $500 charge posted upon acceptance
  • Due November 30

Second Payment

  • Remaining balance charge posted in mid-January
  • Due February 1

Both charges above are nonrefundable and may be paid via myWings or at UNF Student Financial Services in Hicks Hall. For additional payment or withdrawal information, refer to the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Policies [PDF available in August].