ERIC Number: ED373550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Affordable, Off-Campus International/Intercultural Class for Undergraduate Business Majors...One School's Model.
A Missouri Western State College program in which undergraduate business students make study trips to New York (New York) and London (England) is described. The courses, serving nontraditional students of business administration, consist of seminars arranged with and led by a company or organization in the study locale. Topics are generally related to an area of expertise of the company or organization, and the seminars are 2-6 hours long. Each seminar has one or more teams of 2-4 students, self-selected, who become experts on the company and seminar topic. They make pre-trip presentations to the rest of the class. Preparatory meetings for the trips occur shortly before departure. Networking is a key element in setting up the seminars. The post-trip requirement of a short research paper on a topic discussed during the trip has not been found to be productive and will be discontinued. Recruiting for the class is begun three semesters ahead of departure, and enrollment is limited to 20. Costs are minimized by selecting non-peak travel dates, and travel packages are different for the two destinations. Gifts are presented to seminar leaders. Tips for successful trip planning are offered. Syllabuses and course-related materials and publicity are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England (London); Missouri Western State College; New York (New York)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 13-16, 1994).