Dubai Tower

Location: Dubai, UAE with trips to other parts of the country including Abu Dhabi
Course: 3 credit hours of International Business 3283: International Business and Society or Arabic 2190: Special Topics-Language Immersion
Dates: 2-15 January 2015
Professors: Michael Costello and Laura El-Hage Chehade

Course Descriptions: 
The business course will be focused on international business – talking about Islamic influences on business practices, Islamic finance, Dubai as a global business hub – shipping, air and financial - its history, struggles, and peculiarities. 

The Arabic course description coming soon!

Eligibility Requirements: UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements

Estimated Costs:

Dubai Winter Intersession Program
Educational Fees (2015 rate for 3 undergraduate credit hours)* $950
Program Fee $3,200
Personal Expenses & Some Meals

approx. $800

Total Estimated Cost
$4,950

*A non-credit fee of $840 replaces tuition for those interested in participating but not receiving credit.


Program fee includes • Airfare • Accommodations • Continental breakfast daily • Sightseeing tours and excursions • Airport transfers and  transportation between destination cities • Transportation to all included activities

Not Included in the program fee • Lunches and dinners • Personal expenses (depends on personal habits) • Passport costs

You may apply for a passport in the Office of International Studies and Programs Passport Application Acceptance Facility on UMSL's campus.

Dubai Skyline

Itinerary

(subject to change)
January 2 - Travel to Chicago, fly overnight to Dubai
January 3 - Arrive in Dubai, dinner in Atlantis Palm Island Hotel
January 4 - Dubai City Tour
January 5 - Dubai Development Tour
January 6 - Al Ain or business visit
January 7 - Sharjah city or business visit
January 8 - Old Dubai and Dubai Creek or business visit
January 9 - Free day, visit Global Village
January 10 - Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
January 11 - Option visit to the coast or free day
January 12 - Abu Dhabi
January 13 - TBD in Dubai, business visits
January 14 - TBD in Dubai, business visits
January 15 - Fly back to the USA

For additional information
:
Nate Daugherty, Study Abroad Coordinator (daughertyn@umsl.edu, 314-516-6497)

Important Dates:
Application and Deposit Deadline: October 23, 2014
Additional Documents Deadline: November 14, 2014
Remaining Program Fee Deadline: November 14, 2014
Online Orientation Completion: November 14, 2014
Mandatory In Person Oriention: 2-4pm November 7, 2014

Dubai at Night

Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office. Forms are available online only.

1. UMSL Study Abroad Application Form
2. Non-refundable** $500 deposit (due at time of application)
3. Scholarship application and scholarship essay (UMSL students only)
4. Non-UMSL applicants are required to submit a $100 application fee. The application fee is separate from the program fee and is payable by check or money order to 'UMSL'.
5. Non-UMSL students must also submit a letter of recommendation and transcript.

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Attn: Dubai Study Program
Study Abroad Office, 261 MSC
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Application and non-refundable deposit of $500 are due by 23 October 2014.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation:
Faculty-led program participants are required to complete the online study abroad orientation, which covers health and safety topics, culture shock, and much more. Participants may or may not have to attend an in-person orientation; you will be notified by the program coordinator via e-mail regarding the specific requirements for your program. Non-UMSL students residing in the St. Louis area are welcome to attend. Please notify the Study Abroad Office if you will be attending so that we may send you a parking permit and directions. Details and location.

Important Information Regarding Fees and Registration:

Registration:
Registration instructions will be sent to you via e-mail by the Study Abroad Coordinator. DO NOT TRY TO REGISTER WITHOUT RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM THE STUDY ABROAD OFFICE ABOUT THE CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR YOUR PROGRAM.

* UMSL reserves the right to revise the program fee if there are fluctuations in the exchange rate. Participants are responsible for any increase in rates.
**Deposit will be refunded only if you are not selected to participate in the program or if the program is cancelled.