Going Green: The Impact of Sustainability on International Business and Culture in Scotland | Faculty-led Program
The Going Green faculty-led program is a five-week hybrid course with embedded travel-study designed for business students to study the impact of sustainability on business and culture in an international context. Two weeks prior to the trip, students will read academic and business articles that relate to international business, sustainability, and the culture of the country under study and participate in related quizzes and discussions online. During the time in Scotland, students will visit businesses, museums, and other culturally relevant locations and complete related assignments on-site. Student learning will culminate in a final project in conjunction with a business in the country in which they have traveled. If a project is not feasible, a final reflection paper or portfolio will be (online) due two weeks after the completion of travel. Students will recognize the importance of sustainable business practices and their benefit to businesses and society.
Major topics and themes include, but are not limited to: zero waste businesses, sustainable food production, recycling, upcycling, responsible consumerism, tidal energy production, wind energy production, public transportation, "green" business practices, environmental sustainability, waste management and water reduction.
Students will need to be aware of the amount of walking required as part of this program, some on uneven and slippery surfaces. Edinburgh is built on a series of hills, so students need to be aware of the cardiovascular requirements of walking moderate hills, climbing stairs and navigating using maps or GPS.
Participation in this program requires a valid passport through at least December 1, 2020. If you do not have a valid passport or your passport is set to expire before this date, please apply for a passport immediately if you hope to participate in this program.
DESTINATIONS IN SCOTLAND, UK
May 17-29, 2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change slightly based on airfare costs. The travel dates will not exceed past June 1, 2020.
- Required: BUSA 377 - 3 credits
- Elective credit for all College of Business majors
- Optional Independent Study: BUSA 486 - 3 credits
- Taking the optional independent study for 3 credits as part of this program will bring students to 6 credits in the summer term. This qualifies as a full load and would allow students to qualify for summer financial aid. If interested in exploring this option, please contact the instructor directly (email@example.com).
College of Business BS majors and minors: Admission to the College of Business and junior standing.
- Range from $4,900 - $5,600 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied to the program cost.
- Includes: WSU tuition/fees for the 3-credit BUSA 377 course, roundtrip airfare, in-country transportation, all lodging, most meals, international health insurance for the duration of time in Scotland, admission/event fees for all educational activities, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
- Scholarship Information
- The BUSA department values and supports students who desire to have an international study abroad experience related to their major. As such, the BUSA department graciously offers a scholarship in the amount of 10% of the total cost of the program up to $500 for all College of Business students who participate in this program.
- The College of Business Endowment will provide scholarships to students who participate in this program. The scholarship amount will be $150-$250 per participant (depending on final enrollment numbers). Each participant will receive the same scholarship amount from the College of Business Endowment.
- Starting on January 1, students applying for this faculty-led program will be able to apply for a Faculty-led Program Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. More information will be provided in January.
- Starting on January 1, students applying to this faculty-led program will be able to apply for the Gabriel and Cecilia Manrique Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship in the amount of $700. More information will be provided in January.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you are granted permission to enroll in BUSA 377 and a 3-credit independent study (BUSA 486), your total cost may be higher than the range above to take into consideration the cost of tuition and fees for the additional 3 credits for the independent study.
- Dr. Jana Craft (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rick Craft, CSP
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
email@example.com or (507) 457-5019
- January 24, 2020 at 4pm: Final application deadline. Complete applications and a $500 confirmation deposit are due to be considered for this program. After being accepted, the $500 confirmation deposit is nonrefundable unless the program is cancelled. Students will be accepted for this program on a rolling basis after their applications are complete. Students will be interviewed by the faculty leader prior to acceptance.
- February 17, 2020: If you are accepted for the program and withdraw after this date you are financially responsible for the full cost of the program regardless of participation.
- NOTE: This deadline is 90 days prior to the start of the program. As detailed in the Cancellation, Financial, and Conduct Policies - faculty-led document students must review & electronically sign as part of the application for this program, students and families are strongly urged to consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance. The Center for Global Education does not endorse any particular travel insurance coverage, but quote comparisons can be found at insuremytrip.com. Review closely what the cancellation insurance includes and what it does not include. Cancellation insurance should be purchased immediately after acceptance into the program for the insurance to be effective.
- April 26, 2020: Full payment for the program is due by this date. If you can show you have summer financial aid to cover your outstanding balance for the program, you will be allowed to participate even with a balance as of April 26, 2020.