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Business Study Abroad in Europe

This program is designed to afford students the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the business processes, social/cultural practices, and academic preparation combine to shape the environment for business across international boundaries. Over the past several years, students have traveled to locations in both the initial EU member countries and new member countries. This year’s program will bring both students and faculty into contact with businesses (such Juwi Solar Company, Banco de Santander, Deutsche Welle), international organizations (UNESCO), and institutions of higher education in Paris (France), Mainz, Bonn/Rheinbach/Remagen (Germany), and Madrid (Spain).  The program's hallmarks are the interactive engagement and cooperative learning activities with students at our partner institutions in each country.

Preliminary Itinerary:


Location/Types of Activities

May 7 - 11, 2013

On-campus – predeparture orientation

May 11, 2013

Depart Myrtle Beach, SC (USA) to Paris, France

May 12, 2013

Arrival at Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris, France.  Transfer to hotel

May 13, 2013

Program in cooperation with Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur

May 14, 2013

Program in cooperation with Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur

May 15, 2013

Depart Paris and Arrive in Mainz, Germany.  Program Activities as a part of the International Student Conference.

May 16, 2013

International Student Conference Program in cooperation with FH Mainz

May 17, 2013

International Student Conference Program in cooperation with FH Mainz

May 18, 2013

International Student Conference Program in cooperation with FH Mainz

May 19, 2013

Depart Mainz and arrive in Bonn.  Afternoon Program. 

May 20, 2013

Program with Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and Fachhochschule Koblenz –Rhein Ahr Campus Remagen

May 21, 2013

Program with Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and Fachhochschule Koblenz –Rhein Ahr Campus Remagen

May 22, 2013

Program with Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and Fachhochschule Koblenz –Rhein Ahr Campus Remagen

May 23, 2013 

Program with Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and Fachhochschule Koblenz –Rhein Ahr Campus Remagen

May 24, 2013

Field Trip Visits with Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg students

May 25, 2013

Depart Hotel Europa Bonn and transfer to Madrid, Spain.

May 26, 2013

Program Activities and field trips with Universidad Europea de Madrid

May 28, 2013

Program Activities with Universidad Europea de Madrid

May 29, 2013

Program Activities with Universidad Europea de Madrid

May 31, 2013

Depart Madrid for Myrtle Beach

Meet The Program Leaders

Monica B. Fine
E-Mail: mfine@coastal.edu
Phone: 843-349-2229

Monica B. Fine, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of marketing for the Wall College of Business.   She has traveled throughout Europe.  She was a mentee for the Europe program in 2012.  Her interests include gaining the experience to develop study abroad programs for marketing and other business majors.  She would like to explore the feasibility of study abroad programs in international marketing in South America and Australia as a long-term goal.  It is her belief that students gain invaluable experiences studying abroad, visiting other cultures, and opening their eyes to new experiences.  Study abroad programs in business are in high demand to students and are well received by potential employers upon graduation.  Monica has traveled abroad to the following countries in Europe: Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom.  She has traveled to Brazil multiple times as well as other countries such as Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.

Richard Martin
E-Mail: prmartin@coastal.edu
Phone: 843-349-2674

Richard Martin, Ph.D., associate professor of management, has extensive experience living abroad and working in production operations management abroad. Dr. Martin led the Europe program in 2012.  He worked for different companies in Egypt, Oman, Israel, UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia and Antarctica for a variety of U.S. and international firms. He has traveled through France and much of the rest of Europe as a tourist and in a professional capacity for the various firms for which he worked, so he is ideally suited to help students understand the role of business executives working for international firms. He has a basic knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic.


See Highlights from the 2012 Program: 

Visit http://video214.com/play/o0pjVHKCEB5vSBsJ0Z1cMw/s/dark


Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the deadline for application?

The priority deadline for this program is Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  The general application deadline is Nov. 30, 2012, but some programs may be full by this deadline and so applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

How do I apply for the program?

Applications for all short-term study abroad programs must be submitted via the online link at: https://www.coastal.edu/academics/international/studyabroad/application/.  Each complete application will include personal contact information, health form and participation fitness certification, acceptance of the terms of the study abroad agreement, statement of purpose, academic reference, personal reference and copy of your transcript, along with a deposit of $500 toward the cost of the respective program paid to Student Accounts.  Should you not be accepted for the program, your deposit will be returned to you within two weeks; otherwise your deposit will be applied to program costs.  The priority deadline for submitting a complete application is Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

When does this program take place?

This Maymester program takes place May 11 - May 31, 2013.  

What is the cost of this study abroad program?

            The cost of this program is $4,000 and includes:

  • Lodging and many meals
  • International air and local transportation
  • Field trips
  • Trip insurance

Coastal Carolina University tuition will be billed separately at the rate of $290 per credit hour. Maymester tuition bills are due May 9, 2013.

When are payments due for the program?


$500 due with application

Second Payment

Dec. 14, 2012 - 1/3 of remaining balance

Third Payment

Jan. 18, 2013- 1/3 of remaining balance

Fourth Payment

Feb. 15, 2013- pay remaining balance

Final Payment – tuition only

May 9, 2013

All payments are to be made to the Office of Student Accounts for credit to the respective study abroad program.  The payment due dates are fixed.   If payments are not received on or before the due dates, students will be dropped from the program.

What is the refund policy?

If after submitting your application and paying the $500 deposit, you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be refunded.  If Coastal Carolina University finds it necessary to cancel the program, all payments made will be refunded.  In the event the participant finds it necessary to cancel, we will make every effort to refund monies paid, less the $500 deposit and any funds already committed to vendors for the program. 

How many credit hours can I complete during this program?

Six Credits

CBAD 402: Study Abroad in International Business (3 credits)

CBAD 364: Production/Operations Management (3 credits)

Does this course/program satisfy core curriculum requirements?

CBAD 402 has been approved to fulfill Goal 5b requirements.

Are there any prerequisites for this study?

Yes, the prerequisite for CBAD 402 is to have achieved a grade of C or above in CBAD 371 (CBAD 301) or approval of instructor.

Yes, the prerequisite for CBAD 364 is to have achieved a grade of C or above in CBAD 350, 363, and 371 (Now CBAD 301)

Are scholarships or financial aid available for this program?

Two scholarships are available:  the Wall College of Business Board of Visitors International Programs Scholarship and the Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award (for graduates of accredited high schools in Horry County).  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ACCEPTED INTO A SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS. To determine whether you have additional eligibility for financial aid during the summer short term study abroad programs, please see your financial aid counselor in Kingston Hall. Scholarship applications are due in the Office of International Programs by November 2, 2012.  The applications for the scholarships can be accessed here:  Wall College of Business BOV International Programs Scholarship, 2012-13 and Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award, 2012-13.

Do I need vaccinations to participate?

Coastal Carolina University adheres to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Please visit the website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ for information regarding your particular destination.

What are the physical demands for this program?

Participants should be in good physical condition as extensive walking is involved.


For More Information, Please Contact:

The Office of International Programs & Services

Geoffrey Parsons, M.Ed.
Director, International Programs & Services
843-349-2054 / parsons@coastal.edu
Singleton Building 119

Lori Patterson, M.P.S.
Coordinator/Advisor, Study Abroad
843-349-2684 / lori@coastal.edu
Singleton Building 119