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2014 Offerings

Early Summer

Global Leadership & International Finance in France (Marseille)
Innovation & Lean & Green Management in Germany (Reutlingen)

Late Summer

Supply Chain in Asia (Vietnam & China)
Local Option: Global Sustainability & Supply Chain, Coffee and Apparel in Portland 

Fall

Social Enterprise in Cambodia (Siem Reap & Phnom Penh)

International Experience Webinars

Learn more about your International Experience Options & The Application Process!

It's time to begin thinking about your International Experience! Throughout the month of November you will be able to attend program webinars for each of the 2014 program offerings. You will also be able to attend Q & A sessions about the application process. Mark your calendars now!

Program Webinars

Ask the Program Administrator

Instructions for attendance will be emailed to your pdx account in early November Come ask the Global Initiatives Program Administrator questions about the application process
Vietnam/China

Monday, November 25th 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
BA 140 (directly before Actg 511) 

*Please note the date change.

Tuesday, November 12th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

France Wednesday, November 20th
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
BA 170
(directly before Fin 551, nearby room) 
Friday, November 15th
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Germany Monday, November 25th
4:10 pm - 4:40 pm
BA 140
(directly after BA 522) 
Friday, November 22nd
9:00 am - 10:30 am 
Local Option  
Monday, November 25th
9:00 am - 10:30 am 
Cambodia
Tuesday, November 26th
9:00 am - 10:30 am 

 

Choosing a Program:

There are a number of things to consider when choosing which International Experience is right for you. The most common factors students consider when deciding which opportunity to apply for are:
 
  1. Topic of Study: Many students feel strongly about matching up their career interest to their international experience. This can be especially helpful if you are in an internationally focused position in the future.
  2. Location: While subject matter can be a big draw for some students, others want to have a specific international experience that is location dependent. Many students chose a program based on the location, sites and experiences they want to enjoy in the country.
  3. Cost: Each program, based on the in country experience, has different associated trip fee. It is important to pick a trip and experience that will fit into your educational cost needs.
  4. Student Experience: Each program offers students a unique experience. Some programs provide more culturally immersive experiences, while others offer the benefits of being immersed in an academic community. It is helpful to understand what to expect from each experience.

    Gathering Information: In order to help you make a decision, we recommend that you utilize several strategies to gather information about these experiences. These include: 

      •  Check back here for up to date information regarding specific trips. 
      • Attend as many webinars during Fall term as possible. During November and December, each program will have a webinar that you will have the option of attending or watching the recording of. These webinars will be the best forum for you to gather infotmation first hand from the program instructor about the course. Please make sure to attend and/or watch at least 2 webinars before applying. 
      • Make appointments with your Academic Advisor, Program Director and the Global Initiatives Program Administrator. They can help you in gathering more information, connecting to past participants, and determining which programs best fit into your educational and career goals.
      • Seek first hand experiences from past participants and program faculty members. They will be the best people to give you an accurate picture of each program's in country experience.

      Options within the program are indicated by "x"

       

      MBA

      MIM

      MS GSCM

      MSFA

      MRED

      MIM Asia Field Study

       

       
       x      

       Cambodia

       x        

       Vietnam/China

       x    x    

       France

       x      x  

       Germany

       x    x    

       Local Option

       x        

      *Nicaragua and Qatar/Kuwait trips will not be offered in 2014.