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  • Locations: Brig, Switzerland; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms:  
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction:
English Only
Language Interest:
English
Academic Focus:
Business and Economics
Program Type: Faculty-led Additional Info/Reqs: Attendance at all Pre-Departure Meetings & Orientations is Mandatory
Program Description:

Overview

Overview

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The Switzerland program is perfect for certified majors and minors in the WSU Carson College of Business. Students who are certified in other majors at WSU and interested in receiving an IBUS minor are encouraged to apply.
The program is located at the Cesar Ritz Colleges (CRC) in Brig, which lies in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The immediate surroundings of the town offer unequaled beauty and opportunities to relax, whether hiking in the spring or skiing in the winter. CRC is housed in a college building with facilities of a modern campus.

Faculty members from WSU and CRC will provide course instruction in English. WSU students and students from CRC will take classes together.

This program will include an excursion, during the 3-day break from CRC classes. More information on that will be coming- in the past, the excusrion was to Prague, Czech Republic.



 
WSU Sponsoring Unit: Carson College of Business

External Partner: Cesar Ritz College
 
Program Dates: 
January 7th- March 24th, 2018  (Student need to arrive the 7th, the program begins on the 8th).
 
Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good academic standing at WSU.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Program Specific Eligibility:
    • Certified in any WSU major.
    • All pre-requisites for courses on the program are fulfilled prior to departure
Please Note: a minimum number of participants is needed for this program.
 
 

Costs

Cost Information

Total Program Cost Estimate: TBD


Program costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses).  A breakdown of these costs can be found below. For payment due dates please scroll to the “Billing Schedule”.

Fixed Expenses Billed by WSU

 
Participation Expense* $TBD
WSU Tuition: In-State
                      Out-of-State

 
$TBD
$TBD
 
Global Learning Application Fee $250
International Insurance Fee $TBD
     Total Paid to WSU: In-State
                                      Out-of-State

 
$TBD
$
TBD

 

 *Participation Expense includes excursions, accommodation, and program related in-country travel.

Estimated Additional Expenses*

 
Personal Expenses       $4,100
International Airfare $2,000
Books and Supplies $50
U.S. Passport** $140
Visa** $0
     Total Estimated Additional Expenses $6,290

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.
 
**Please see the “Destination” tab for additional passport and visa information.

Billing Schedule:

This billing schedule is for the Fixed Expenses billed by WSU only and does not include Estimated Additional Expenses that are the responsibility of the participant.

 
 
Financially Responsible as of: Oct 16, 2017
Program Fee Date Billed Date Due
 Participation Expense 1st Payment  $1,000 Oct 23, 2017
 
October 17, 2017
 
 Application Fee  $250
 International Insurance  $TBD
 Participation Expense 2nd Payment  $TBD Nov 17, 2017
 WSU Tuition
 In-State: $TBD
 Out-of-State: $TBD
http://studacct.wsu.edu/tuitionduedate.html 
 
 
Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for the Fixed Expenses of the program once they have committed to the program application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert: Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Program payment due dates may be before aid is released.  Participants must budget accordingly.

 
 

Academics

Courses

Brig_BrigThis is a 12 credit program.

WSU Courses:  
  • MGMT 301 (3 credits)
  • MGMT 450 (3credits
  • MKTG 360 (3 credits)
  • FIN 325 (3 credits)
  • FIN 496 (3 credits)
  • HBM 381 (3 credits)
  • HBM 491 (3 credits)
  • HBM 495 (3 credits)
  • IBUS 380  (3 credits)
Non-WSU Courses:
  • ECONS 305 (3 credits)
  • ENGL 402 (3 credits)
  • PSYCH 350 (3 credits)
  • HBM 494 (3 credits)
  • IBUS 435 (3 credits)
  • Check with your CCB Advisor for even more course options!
Course Pre-requisites:
  • Check the WSU course guide or consult your academic advisor for any pre-requisites
Grades and GPA:

All courses will calculate into student’s WSU cumulative GPA unless noted as a “Non-WSU Course”.

Non-WSU Courses:
  • Will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPA’s.
  • Courses and grades will appear on MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided.   Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.

 
 

Orientations

Faculty-led Orientations

All faculty-led participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure.  Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after the program has been officially confirmed.
  • Faculty-Led and Financial Planning: This is an online training that is a required application component that provides additional details on the application process, costs of the program, billing, financial aid, and other relevant information. This training is accessible once an application is started.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.
  • Faculty Directed Orientation: These take place over multiple sessions and will be planned by the program faculty director.
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Destination

Destination Details

Site Descriptions


world_switzerlandBrig, Switzerland is located in central Europe. The city of Brig, lies in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The majority of the program will be held in the WSU International Center, a part of Cesar Ritz's scenic, but modern campus.
  • Language: German, French, Italian and Romansch all are considered national languages in Switzerland. In Brig, a Swiss dialect of German is primarily spoken.
  • Currency: Swiss Franc (Compare to U.S. Dollars)
  • City Size: Brig and its surrounding municipalities total 12,823 people. (Swiss Federal Statistics Office).
  • Weather: Brig is popular among winter sport athletes, since it is surrounded by many Alp summits.  The temperatures in winter remain around zero, with summer staying rather warm.

 
Accommodation Information

Students will stay at the Cesar Ritz Dorms while on the program. These will either be single or double occupancy depending on program numbers and availability in Brig.

Lunch and dinner Monday - Friday are included in the program fee at CRC student facilities. An estimated food budget is included in the "Estimated Expenses," but students will need to find meals for weekends, breakfasts, and any meals not eaten in the student facilities on campus M-F.

Amenities like internet access, linens and dorm furniture are provided by CRC.

During the planned excursion, hotels with double occupancy rooms will be used. It is possible that during these days, students will be responsible for a few meals. 

Students on this program will have to adhere to CRC dress codes. This includes the use of business style clothing while going to class and school activities, as well as maintaining neat hairstyles and general appearances. For more information on dress and hair standards, please contact CCB or the faculty director.




Passport & Visa Details

Passport
It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
 
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Visas
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • Switzerland does not require a visa for US citizens staying under 90 days, however, if you stay after the program is over, you will need to secure a visa. (As of 8.2015)
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.
 


 
 

Application

How to Apply

Before the Deadline:
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. Click "Apply Now" to begin an application.  You will be in "Application Phase." Complete the application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.
  1. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to either the “pending” or “accepted” phase. 
  • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements, and your application is being reviewed before your participation is determined.  After review, if you are accepted your application will move to the “Accepted” phase.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “accepted” phase, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program. 
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed phase", complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!
 

Funding

How to Fund Your Program

Financial Planning: Know Your Budget!
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Review your Faculty-Led and Financial Planning (FLFP) training (see orientations tab)
  4. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  5. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  6. Create your budget
  7. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:
Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising
 

Contacts

Contact Information

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Faculty Director: 
David Sprott
Carson College of Business
(509) 335-6896

dsprott@wsu.edu

Donna Paul
donna_paul@tricity.wsu.edu



CCB International Study Abroad Advisor:
Courtney A Jackson
courtney.a.jackson@wsu.edu
509-335-2180


Global Learning Department:
(509) 335-6204
ip.globallearning@wsu.edu


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.