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 23: UF courses begin August 24: Students arrive in Limerick August 25-28: SJU/MIC Orientation August 27: UF Drop/Add ends August 30: SJU/MIC Limerick classes begin (Module 1) September 29: SJU/MIC Limerick classes end (Module 1) September 30: Travel to Paris October 1: SJU Paris Orientation October 4: SJU Paris classes begin (Module 2) October 23- November 1: Mid-semester break November 10: SJU Paris classes end (Module 2) November 11: Travel to Rome November 12: SJU Rome Orientation November 15: SJU Rome classes begin (Module 3) November 22: Last day to withdraw from UF courses November 25-26: Thanksgiving Holiday (no SJU classes) December 8: Last day of UF classes December 11-17: UF Final Exams week December 16: SJU Rome classes end (Module 3) December 17: Program ends – student vacate residence by 8am
Program dates will likely be confirmed around December 2021. The program will run from approximately the end of August through mid-December.
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
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 2021: $17,170 (canceled)
Fall 2022: 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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