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U of M, Crookston Learning Abroad Programs

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston has three programs to participate in and several outside agencies that provide programs that they work with closely. If you'd like to find a program available in your major or on another University of Minnesota campus, please see our Get Started page.

 

China

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The study experience will concentrate on the cultural and business perspectives in China. You will experience the biggest cultural wake-up when you are introduced to Chinese business practices, economics, agriculture, environmental projects, natural resources, and education. The major places that will be included are Beijing with all its historic ties and business ventures, Hangzhou with all its natural beauty and friendly atmosphere, and Shanghai as a bustling hub of activity.

Curriculum
This course will give student insight to the business practices of China. Not only will they gain knowledge in business but they will also gain a feel for the cultural practices of Chinese culture, knowledge of the education system, understanding of the agricultural systems and the historical interpretation US students will experience when they arrive in China. Key business structures will be discussed and analyzed. As a class, we will visit various businesses and institutions located in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Business leaders will discuss various practices and methods of their industry. Government policies and practices as they relate to business and contemporary society will be explored. Students will examine how doing business internationally vs operating in the US. Students will write personal reflection papers, a report, and will make a presentation.

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France

FranceProgramDescription
Agriculture is a vital for the French economy. Since the 1970’s, the agricultural labor force has diminished a great deal resulting in more French exports of agricultural food products than the other EU nations. This has accounted for 22% of French exports in the EU's total agricultural output, and has made France completely self-relient in basic food production. As a result, France is a leader in Europe and is known for their strong values in working with agricultural exports—chiefly wheat, sugar, wine, and beef.

Curriculum
This course will introduce you to each of the following concepts:

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Norway

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The Norwegian society has held true to its core values and beliefs, even during this time of globalization. These values and beliefs can be seen in the way Norwegians have organized and utilized their global business practices. This experience will provide students the opportunity to explore their own culture through the lenses of another.

Curriculum
This course will help students understand the business practices of Norway. Key business structures will be discussed and analyzed. This course will also examine the social changes that have occurred over the past 100 years in relation to business. As a class, we will visit various businesses and institutions located in cities such as Moss, Stavanger and Oslo, Norway. Business leaders will discuss various practices and methods within their industry. Government policies and practices as they relate to business and the contemporary society will be explored. Students will examine how doing business internationally is different than from in the U.S. Students will write personal reflection papers, a report, and will also make a presentation. Students will also become “the expert” on a Norweign city.

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Spain

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The program includes 20 hours of classes, approximately 9 students in each class and all of the materials for the class. Students will be staying with a host family in a single room, full board, 9 days, 8 nights. There will be a guided tour around Salamanca and the cathedrals with the teacher of arts, a cultural night exchange with other students, and a tapas meal with teachers and other stu-dents from Colegio Delibes. The trip also includes salsa lessons, guided visits to a hotel, local business, gardens, Bull Arena & farm, an Equine center and a round of golf. There will also be many dif-ferent excursions throughout the week which includes an excursion to a museums in Madrid, a trip to Toledo, and shopping. Medical insurance is covered on this trip.

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