- Build consulting skills by creating a comprehensive ecotourism plan and presenting it to government officials in Guyana.
- Apply business concepts in real life while visiting key local sites in the rum, rice and sugar industries.
- Gain an understanding of Guyana’s history and how the country balances its indigenous communities with sustainable economic development.
- Explore Guyana’s famous Kaieteur Falls and Iwokrama Canopy Walkway in the middle of its rich and picturesque environment.
Course of Study
Business and non-business students will be presented with a relevant project to a selected community in Guyana. During the semester, students will research Guyana’s general history and environment so that during the trip they are able to present a full ecotourism plan to government officials.
Course Name: BSAD 491: International Experiences
Course Description: Primary study at site(s) outside the United States with topics to vary depending on the country/countries and area of study.
Course Prerequisites: Permission of Program Coordinator, major or interest in business administration or by invitation. Student must confer with the College of Business Administration (CBA) faculty adviser to determine if course work is applicable towards a specific CBA major.
Who Can Participate
- All undergraduate and graduate students can apply to this program;
- Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA;
- Students will be interviewed by the faculty leaders prior to receiving an admissions decision.
Dr. Colin Ramsay
E.J. Faulkner Professor, Actuarial Science
Dr. Colin Ramsay is the E.J. Faulkner Professor of Actual Science. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, and his BSc from City University, London. His teaching interests include life contingencies, pension, risk theory, and foundation of property and casualty insurance. His research interest focus on risk theory, pensions, health and disability insurance, and micro insurance insurance. He has earned the professional designation of Associateship of the Society of Actuaries.
Dr. John "JK" Osiri
Associate Professor of Practice, Management
Director, International Business
Dr. J.K. Osiri is director of International Business and associate professor of practice in Management at UNL. He has a record of leading exciting and high impact student programs abroad. He joined the CBA from Washington State University, where he was a clinical assistant professor of international business and entrepreneurship as well as director of faculty-led study abroad program in Spain and France. His research interests are concerned with new venture creation, commercialization of technology and the interplay between culture and entrepreneurship. He is the author of Unleashing Your Idea: Steps to a Successful Start and Entrepreneurial Marketing: Creating a Customer Base. He has traveled in several countries, including East African countries such as Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda; he speaks three languages, and enjoys learning new cultures. In October of 2008, he was invited to the Universidad Politècnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, as a visiting scholar. In March 2015, he was invited to give a talk on “Connecting Best Practices in Entrepreneurship Education to Entrepreneurship in Uganda” at the School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kyambogo University, Uganda. Osiri is a graduate of the Grambling State University (BS), Louisiana State University (PhD), The University of Florida (Post-Doctorate), and the Harvard Management Development Program (MDP).
For questions concerning course registration, please contact:
International Business Program, Administrative Support Associate
For all other questions, please contact your Education Abroad Coordinator:
Education Abroad, Education Abroad and Exchange Coordinator
Guyana is located on the northeastern shoulder of South America and is the only English-speaking country in the continent. Guyana is rich in mineral resources including gold, diamond, aluminum, and bauxite. One of its most valued natural assets is its forests who have one of the highest biodiversity rates in the world. Its species richness and pristine forests offers the opportunity for students to explore the unique collection of flora and fauna. Students will spend most of their time in Linden, the second-biggest city in Guyana, and Georgetown, the capital city. They will also have time to visit the world’s largest single-drop waterfall, Kaiteur Falls, and other idyllic conservation sites.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
- Airfare: More information coming soon.
- Lodging: Students will stay in hotels (shared rooms.)
- Meals: All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included.
- Transportation: Students will be provided with all in-country transportation. Transportation to/from U.S. airports is NOT included.
- Required Travel Documents: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to enter Guyana. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to Guyana at the time of applying to the program.
- Health and Mobility: More information coming soon.
Explanation of Costs
See the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of billable and non-billable program costs, withdrawal policies, and the payment process. Costs vary by program, so it is essential to review this information carefully and contact UNL Education Abroad should you have any questions or require additional clarification.
Upon confirmation of participation, program participants will pay a commitment deposit.
Deposit Amount: $1,000
Deposit Deadline: November 15, 2016
The deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from the program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal, including the roundtrip flight. The final program cost balance will appear on the participant's MyRED student account and will be due on January 12, 2017.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
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