The Heavener School of Business International Programs is offering its first ever multi-country program. In collaboration with St. John’s University (SJU) the program will host students in Limerick, Ireland; Paris, France, and Rome, Italy. Students will spend five weeks in each of the cities studying with a cohort of business students from the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.
While living in each of these historic cities students will complete UF online business courses, take SJU classes in a variety of disciplines, engage with the local communities through corporate office visits, guest lectures from local business leaders and participation in cultural excursions. Non-UF business students enrolled in an SUS (State University System) institution may also apply.
Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and $425 deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, though the program rarely reaches full capacity prior to the application deadline.
August 29: SJU/MIC Limerick classes begin (Module 1)
August 30: UF Drop/Add ends
September 1: Last Day to Add/Drop Module 1 SJU classes
September 28: SJU/MIC Limerick classes end (Module 1)
September 29: Travel to Paris
September 30: SJU Paris Orientation
October 3: SJU Paris classes begin (Module 2)
October 6: Last Day to Add/Drop Module 2 SJU classes
October 15- October 23: Mid-semester break
November 1: No Class – All Saints’ Day
November 9: SJU Paris classes end (Module 2)
November 10: Travel to Rome
November 11 – November 12: SJU Rome Orientation
November 14: SJU Rome classes begin (Module 3)
November 17: Last Day to Add/Drop Module 3 SJU classes
November 21: Last day to withdraw from UF courses
November 24-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (no SJU classes)
December 7: Last day of UF classes
December 8: No Class – Immaculate Conception
December 10-16: UF Final Exams week
December 15: SJU Rome classes end (Module 3)
December 16: Program ends – student vacate residence by 8am
Terms of Agreement
Students must withdraw from their study abroad program on or before the following dates to avoid fee liability:
Fall: July 1
Students become financially obligated for the full cost of their study abroad program after these dates. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition for withdrawal prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business.
All students are required to take one course in each location, and take at least one online UF business course.
Limerick (Mary Immaculate College – 3 transfer credits)
ART 1095C: Monuments of World Architecture
ECO 1350: Impact of Migration in Europe’s Economy
MGT 3336: Social Enterprise Management
PHI 2200C: Ethics
Paris (St. John’s University – 3 transfer credits)
ART 1775A: Art & Architecture in France
FRE 1010C: French Level I
PHI 3000C: Metaphysics
THE 2810: Religions of the World
Rome (St. John’s University – 3 transfer credits)
ART 1795A: The City of Rome
IB 3341: International Business (equivalent to GEB3373)
ITA 1010C: Italian Level I
ITA 3923: The City of Rome
PHI 3000: Metaphysics
THE 3305: Moral Theology of the Marketplace
A complete list of courses & syllabi can be found on the St. John’s University program page under ‘Academics’.
1-2 Online UF Business Courses (4 UF credits each)
MAN 3025: Principles of Management
MAR 3023: Principles of Marketing
BUL 4310: Business Law
ENT 3003: Principles of Entrepreneurship
GEB 3373: International Business
MAN4504: Operations Management
Fall 2022: $17,695
Fall 2023: TBD
Program fee includes all academic expenses (tuition/fees), orientations, co-curricular activities & excursions, housing/utilities, group flights for travelling between program host sites, many meals*, international travel medical insurance, and 24/7 emergency support. The $425 deposit paid at the time of application is included in the above figure. Note that some courses may require additional fees upon arrival.
*Meal inclusions vary depending on program host site as outlined in above program details. In Limerick, students receive breakfast and lunch Monday-Thursday. In Paris, students receive breakfast and dinner Monday-Thursday. In Rome, students receive 45 Euros in meal tickets per week that can be used in local restaurants and grocery stores.
In addition to the Program Fee, which is billed and due before the program begins, students can also expect to incur the following out-of-pocket incidentals at various stages before or during the program.
The above figures are general estimates. All incidentals, except the passport, will vary between students depending on circumstances and preferences. Students are strongly encouraged to consider devising a budget for meals and other personal expenses in-country. The currency in all three locations is the Euro (€).
In addition to regular advising during the application process, Heavener International Programs hosts a series of sessions for program participants that are designed to offer support and manage student expectations:
First Meeting: Typically held within a week of the study abroad application deadline, students meet others in the participant cohort and begin networking. Cultural resources are reviewed and further pre-departure tasks are clarified.
Pre-Departure Session: Typically held two weeks prior to the end of UF classes the preceding semester, final preparations (e.g., packing, finances, phones, etc.) are reviewed. Arrival information, daily life, health & safety, and more are also addressed.
Study Abroad Survival Session: Typically held on the Reading Day of the preceding semester, students are led through a series of activities about cultural adjustment, global fluency, and comfort zones. Advisors also address any additional fears or concerns regarding travel or program elements.
Exact session dates and times are provided upon formal acceptance into the program. Students also complete an online Pre-Departure Module designed and overseen by the UF International Center, and receive regular communication from Heavener International Programs and FIE each step of the way. Lastly, students are provided with a Heavener International Program Pre-Departure Guide approximately 2-4 weeks before departure. Please email us if you would like to see samples of any pre-departure materials.
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