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Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Business Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Number of Credits: 3 Credit Hours Courses Offered: BSAD491
Course Credit: UNL Credit UNL Sponsor(s): Business Administration
Experience Type: study abroad Program Type: Faculty-Led
Program Leader(s) or Contact(s): Roberto Stein Education Abroad Coordinator(s): Caitlin Naberhaus
Program Sponsor(s): Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad de Chile Academic Level: 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior, 05 - Graduate or Professional Student
Priority Given To: College of Business Administration students Global Gateway Priority Country: No
UNL Faculty-Led - Offered in academic year(s): 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Program Description:
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Program Highlights

  • Explore the business opportunties, dynamics, and challenges in Chile and Latin America
  • Join students from around the world in three intensive academic courses taught in English
  • Study at the leading Business School in Latin America
  • Enjoy social and cultural programs in the lively city of Santiago, Chile!

Academics

Course of Study

Chile-Santiago

To develop this program UNL has partnered with the Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Economics and Business (or ‘FEN’, after the acronym in Spanish). FEN is one of the highest-ranked business schools in Latin America, and both faculty and students are among the best in the continent. FEN Summer School consists of three intensive courses on business and entrepreneurship in Latin America, as well as an optional Spanish class.

The FEN program features daily visits to leading companies across a variety of industries, as well as government institutions. A number of industry executives and experts in their fields are also invited to give on-site talks.

Opportunities for extended language learning and internships available to interested students.

Course Credit

Students will earn 3 credit hours of BSAD 491 during this Summer School program, which comprises three intensive academic courses taught exclusively in English, as well as an integrated Beginners Spanish course for those wishing to learn or improve their language abilities.

  • Intercultural Business Challenges in Latin America
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Chile
  • Case Studies: Successful Business Cases in Latin America
  • Spanish Language training
 

Who Can Participate

  • Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply to this program
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA;
  • Students from other colleges/universities may apply provided they fulfill the required prerequisites (subject to review);
  • UNL students will be given priority admission over students from other colleges/universities.

Faculty Sponsor

Rob Stein
Finance, Assistant Professor of Practice

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robstein@unl.edu
402-472-2132Roberto Stein

Rob Stein is a Chilean national, with a decade’s worth of industry experience in that country, as well as many years as a faculty member at FEN. Rob’s international academic experience includes teaching graduate courses in various countries in Latin America, such as Colombia, Panama and Guatemala. In 2014, Rob also developed a course for Tulane University’s MBA program, in which he taught ‘Entrepreneurial Finance’, and then took the MBA class to Bologna, Italy. During that trip the class enjoyed a variety of cultural and corporation visits, and also took part in a project in which teams were assigned to various local start-ups. The teams developed financial consulting reports for each new venture, culminating in the final day presentations that were well received by both, the start-up founders, as well as the attending faculty of the University of Bologna’s Alma School of Business.

As Faculty Sponsor, Rob will provide pre-departure support and will visit the student group once they have arrived to the FEN Campus in Santiago. He will not be accompanying the students during the entire trip.


Location

Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, with 4,300km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city's Plaza de Armas, founded in 1541, contains neoclassical landmarks and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.

Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. No wonder 40 percent of Chileans call the leafy capital city home. It's a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out for the day to take in the museums, grand architecture and pedestrian malls of the Centro, before an afternoon picnic in one of the gorgeous hillside parks that punctuate the city's landscape. Nightlife takes flight in the sidewalk eateries and cafes of Barrios Brasil, Lastarria and Bellavista, while as you head east to well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you'll find tony restaurants and world-class hotels. With a growing economy, renovated arts scene and plenty of eccentricity to spare, Santiago is an old-guard city on the cusp of a modern-day renaissance. (Description taken from Lonely Planet.)

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Accommodations and Other Arrangements

Chile-FEN
  • Airfare: Students will purchase their own airfare for this program, and will be provided with a suggested flight itinerary approximately three months before the program starts.
  • Lodging: More info coming soon!
  • Meals: Students will be responsible for their own meals.
  • Transportation: Students will be provided with some in-country transportation. More info coming soon!
  • Required Travel Documents: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to enter Chile; visas for U.S. citizens staying for less than 90 days are NOT required. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to the country of destination at the time of applying to the program.
  • Health and Mobility: See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for Chile-specific health and safety information.

Budget

See the budget sheet (coming soon!) and the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website. 
 

Deposit

Upon confirmation of participation, program participants will pay a commitment deposit.

Deposit Amount: $500
Deposit Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2018

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 June 12, 2018. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships
 


Additional Resources

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.