2020 International Study Program Provisional Itinerary

 Updated: January 27,2020

Date and Location

Belgium /Germany/ France

NOTE: ALL TIMES LISTED ARE BASED ON A 24 HOUR CLOCK.

All times and locations are subject to change.

Notes

Wednesday
March 4,
DH128

Class #1 - 12:00 - 13:30 Southeast Campus: Ethics/UI and Business Courses Combined

 Topic - Module 1: Study Abroad Program Orientation and Travel Smart Habits –Gordon, lead professor

 10 things Europeans Think about US

Wednesday
March 25,
DH128

Class #2 - 12:00 - 13:30 Southeast Campus: Ethics/UI and Business Courses Combined

Topic: Module 2: Introduction to International Business Theory and Practice, National Culture – Gordon, lead professor.

 11 important things to do the day of your trip

Wednesday April 1,

Online

Class #3 - Online Moodle LMS: Ethics/UI and Business Courses Diverge

Topic Ethics/UI: Module 3a: Social Responsibility and UN SDG’s

Topic Business: Module 3b:  A strategic approach to United Nations’ SDG’s - Caldwell, lead professor

 

Wednesday
April 8,
DH128

Class #4 - 12:00 - 13:30 Southeast Campus: Ethics/UI and Business Courses Combined

Topic: Module 4: National cultural values hierarchies and Cross-Cultural Ethical Decision Making – Caldwell, lead professor

 

Wednesday
April 15,
DH128

Class #5 - 12:00 - 13:30 Southeast Campus: Ethics/UI Courses and Business Courses Combined

Topic: Module 5: Building Trust and Negotiating Cross-Culturally – Caldwell, lead professor

 

Wednesday
April 22,
DH128

Class #6 - 12:00 - 13:30 Southeast Campus: Ethics/UI and Business Courses Combined

Topic: Module 6: Economic Case for Globalization – Gordon, lead professor

 

Wednesday

April 29,

DH003

Class #7 - 12:00 - 14:00 Southeast Campus: Ethics/UI and Business Courses Combined

Topic: Pre-Departure Exams: for Ethics/UI and Business Classes. 
ach individual test is designed to be completed in approx.  an hour.

 

Monday

May 25

Travel Day

·         DEPART FROM U.S.   Make sure you provide travel schedule to IBP office/professors

 Dinner on plane

·         We will inform you which flights we are taking in case you want to be on same flight

o   Jim Caldwell: Depart  Sunday at xxxx - Arrive (BRU) Brussels Monday, xxxx (Flight xxxxx)

o   Peter Gordon: Depart  Sunday at xxxx - Arrive BRU (Brussels) Monday, xxxx (Flight xxxxx)

Note: The academic program starts with your arrival at Brussels airport

 

Tuesday

May 26

Leuven,

Belgium

 

Breakfast: On plane

Arrival: Information on Brussels National airport - Zaventem  Please read, print maps of the Brussels airport and understand the terminal arrangement. Peter Gordon and/or Jim Caldwell will meet students at Brussels Airport (pick-up checked bags if necessary, clear customs and immigration); Meet at “Quick” fast food restaurant just outside of customs, and to the left; use ATM's if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions;

Travel to Leuven: Go to Station Brussels Airport Zaventem Trains into Leuven (20 minutes) (opposite direction to Brussels)

Check-in at hotel: 14:00

Depart Hotel Lobby: 15:45

Walking Tour of Leuven: 16:00 (meeting local students);

Dinner: 18:30 Local students can show you areas for eating and gathering


Lodging (4 Nights): ibis Budget Leuven Centrum

ibis Budget Leuven Centrum Website

Martelarenlaan 10, 3010 Leuven, Belgium. 
Tel: +32 16479880

 

Wednesday

May 27

Leuven,

Belgium

 

Breakfast: Included at hotel

Depart Hotel Lobby: 8:30

Company Visit: 10:00 TBD

Lunch: 12:15 Management and Technology Lounge

Faculty presentations: at UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL)

Travel: By bus to AB InBev

Company Site Visit: 14:30 – 17:15 AB InBev brewery tour, presentation by exec from HR about the merger between the companies, career opportunities

Dinner: 18:45 TBD

Sample UC Leuven program

 

Thursday

May 28

Leuven,

Belgium

 

Breakfast: Included at hotel

Depart Hotel Lobby: 7:45

Travel: 8:00 By bus to UCLL, platform 5 Bus #’s 4,5,6,630

Faculty Presentations: 9:00 at UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL)

Lunch: At UCLL

Faculty Presentations: Cross-Cultural Workshop

Dinner: TBD
Social Activity: 22:00 - Oude Markt, Leuven

 

Friday

May 29

Leuven,

Belgium

 

Breakfast: Included at hotel

Depart Hotel Lobby: 7:45

Travel: 8:00 To Bruges

Lunch: Group in Bruges

Travel: 14:00 train to Brussels

Tour: 14:20 – 19:00 Guided tour and shopping in Brussels

Dinner: On your own in Brussels

 

Saturday

May 30

Aachen, Germany

Breakfast: Included at hotel

Departure: 9:00 Travel via Coach to Maastricht Netherlands (1:00)

Class Exercise: 10:00 Maastricht (2:00)

Lunch: 12:00 On your own in Maastricht

Departure: 13:00 Travel to Margraten Netherlands American Cemetery (0:20)

Faculty Presentation: 13:30 Margraten Netherlands American Cemetery (1:00)

Departure: 14:30 Labyrinth Dreiländerpunkt (0:30)

Class Exercise: Labyrinth (1:00)

Departure:  15:30 Travel to Hotel Aachen Germany (0:30)

Check-in: 14:00

Tour: 15:30 Guided tour of Aachen Germany; This is a border town residence of Charlemagne and a major University town. 

Dinner: 18:00 TBD

 

Lodging (3 nights):

ibis Aachen Marschiertor Friedlandstraβe 6-8  52064 Aachen, Germany. 

Tel: +49 241 47880

ibis Aachen Marschiertor

Sunday

May 31

Koln, Germany

Breakfast: Included at hotel

Depart Hotel Lobby: 8:00

Travel: 8:30 To Koln

Class Exercise: Kolner Dom

Lunch: Group in Koln

Guided Tour: 14:20 – 19:00 Guided tour and shopping in Koln

Dinner: On your own in Koln

Travel: 20:00 train to Koln

 

Monday

June 1

Aachen, Germany

Depart Hotel Lobby: 8:15 walk to FH Aachen Eupener Str. 70,

Faculty Presentation/Workshop Part 1: 9:00 – 12:00

Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00  Mensa FH Aachen

Faculty Presentation/Workshop Part 2: 13:00 – 15:00

Social / Cultural Activities: 17:00 Meet with host institution students

Dinner: TBD

 

Tuesday
June 2

Paris, France

Breakfast: Included at hotel

Travel: 9:00 Coach to e.GO Campus Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen

Company Site Visit: 10:00 – 12:00  e.Go  http://www.e-go-mobile.com/en/

Departure: 12:15 Travel to Paris Hotel

Late Lunch:  On your own – rest stop in France

Arrive 5:30 in Paris

Visit Eiffel Tower (on clear day watch sun set and lights of Paris come on)  

Group River Seine cruise on Bateaux Mouches (Metro: Place L'Alma Marceau) weather permitting      

Dinner: TBD

Lodging (5 nights):

ibis Styles Paris Bercy Hotel

77 rue de Bercy 75012, Paris , France.

Tel: +33 1 53465050

ibis Styles Paris Percy Hotel Website

Wednesday

June 3

Paris, France

Breakfast: Included in hotel

Departure: TBD – Group.  Use your Paris Museum Pass (4 day) (gives you access to the major museums); D'Orsay Museum then Rodin Museum then Hotel Des Invalides  then Rue Cler; walk up Avenue Des Champs Elysees  ;  Arc de Triomphe  

Dinner: TBD

How to use the Metro
how to use RER CDG airport to Paris

Thursday
June 4

Paris, France

Breakfast: Included in hotel

Departure: TBD – Group Du Louvre, Ste. Chapelle,  Conciergerie ; Cathedrale de Notre Dame ; Hotel de Ville (City Hall),  Centre Georges PompidouMusee National d'Art Moderne near Les Halles; Arab World InstituteCatacombes;  Musee d'art et D'histoire du Judaisme ;  Visit:  Ryst-Dupeyron for customized wine souvenir

Dinner: TBD

bercyvillage.com : Shopping center of Bercy Village pne metro stop away.

Friday

June 5

Paris, France

Breakfast: Included in hotel

Departure: TBD – Group -  Montmartre area and  Basilique du Sacre Coeur;

Dinner: TBD 

Paris Attractions
For expensive Paris night 
Lido; Folies Bergere or Moulin Rogue

Saturday 
June 6

Paris, France

Breakfast: Included in hotel

Free Day: Consider:

Visit:  Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Vincennes,

Shop: Les Galeries Lafayette (Metro Chaussee d'Antin/La Fayette); Entrance at Porte Auber; Le Printempts compare Le Printempts  & Les Galeries;  Les Halles - BeaubourgAu Bon Marche' Food market

Dinner: TBD

Paris Maps,

Paris Hot Map
Paris Metro Maps
View of Paris

Sunday 
June 7

Travel

Breakfast: Included in hotel

Program Ends: When returning to the U.S., we strongly suggest you get someone to pick you up at your arrival airport.  You will be very tired and it may be unsafe for you to drive after such a long trip

For those going onto the Germany Program - catch flight to BERLIN

Local suggested restaurants; see YELP

TBA

Final, and discussion of observations and experiences

 

Contact:   Dr. James Caldwell: (+1) 573 979-0735           Dr. Peter Gordon: (+1) 573 450 3434
   

Southeast emergency contacts (use only if you are unable to contact either Dr. Gordon or Dr. Caldwell):

1.       Southeast Management or Marketing Departments +1 573-651-2121 or+1 573-651-2924

2.       Southeast International Business Office +1 573-651-2120

3.       Dean Alberto Davila:  +1 573-651-2112

4.       Southeast International Center: Tel: +1 573 986 6863


* US Embassy in Belgium: 
US Embassy in Brussels  Tel. +32 2 811 40 00, Location: Blvd du Régent 27, 1000  Brussels

* US Embassy in Germany: US Embassy in Berlin  Tel: +49 30 83050, Location: Pariser Platz 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany

* US Embassy in France: US Embassy in Paris Tel: +33 (1) 4312 2222, Location:  2 Avenue Gabriel 75008 Paris. (Near the Place de la Concorde, Metro Concorde (lines 1, 8, and 12).   Emergency Contact Information US Embassy in France