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CSUF: MCBE Honors Winter Session in Europe
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Bayeux, France; Brussels, Belgium; Lille, France; Nantes, France; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Session
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CSUF Department/Faculty-Led Housing Options: Hotels
Areas of Study:
Language of Instruction:
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
CSUF Faculty:
Mead, R.
Program Description:

 CSUF: MCBE Honors in Europe, Winter Session 2018 

We are currently partnering with the Audencia School of Management in Nantes, France, a highly accredited member of the elite "Grande Ecole" graduate education system in France.

The Audencia staff and student ambassadors provide an exceptional academic and social environment for CSUF students.

Program Dates:  December 28, 2017-January 18, 2018 (Tentative)

Course and Faculty

ECON 355: International Economics

Course Objective 

International Economics looks at the general theory, practice and institutions of the international economy, discussing topics such as international trade and investment, balance of payments, foreign exchange rates, multi-national enterprise, and international economic policy. Using a study abroad experience in Europe, this particular class is designed to help students become especially familiar with the various economic aspects of the European Union.

The coursework will combine lectures from Dr. Mead, programming in partnership with Audencia Business School, and field trips to businesses and the European Union Institutions in Brussels. b Students are expected to gain a broad understanding of international economics but also solid understanding of the complex economic, cultural, and strategic relationships between France, the European Union and Eurozone, and the United States.

All course-related discussions will be conducted in English.

There will not be a standard textbook for the class. However, readings associated with various topics will be assigned and access will be made available via Titanium.

Because this course involves international travel, there will be required pre-travel elements. Such elements will include orientations on international travel requirements and some cultural awareness.

Quizzes and exams must be completed as scheduled. Due to the nature of this course, make-up exams are not given.

MCBE Honors Point Allocation

Instructor Classroom Management Procedures
Because they are such an important part of the experience and course, lectures and site visits are mandatory. Active, consistent participation is required for success in this course. Five points will be deducted for each absence or tardy (more than 15 minutes) to lectures or site visits.


Dr. Bob Mead
Dr. Bob Mead
Economics-Associate Professor
PhD-University of Pittsburgh

Teaching Interest: Development Economics, Comparative Systems, Pacific Rim

Research Interest: Development and Developing Countries Comparative Economic Systems/Transition Economies General Economics Asian Economies with focus on development in Rural China

Contact Information:
Office: SGMH- 3398
Phone: 657-278-4479


Housing information to be provided

Costs & Financial Aid

Estimated Overall Cost: Roughly $6,932 - $7,533
The Estimated Overall Cost includes the following categories: Program Fee, CSUF Tuition and Student Fees, Intercultural Management Course, and Additional Meals & Personal Expenses. MCBE Honors in Europe Cost Breakdown

1. Program Fee
Program fee includes airfare, transportation between cities in Europe, lodging (double or triple occupancy hotel rooms), breakfasts, and some ground activities. Foreign Travel Health Insurance coverage is provided by CSUF for the duration of your travel abroad. Actual costs will depend upon final group size:

  • 21+ students: $5,014 per student
  • 15-20 students: $5,260 per student
  • 12-14 students: $5,615 per student

2. CSUF Tuition and Student Fees - Estimated $1,098
Participants will register in 3 units of ECON 335 and need to pay CSUF tuition and fees for Winter Session 2018. 

3. Intercultural Management Course - Estimated $250
Business School provides a course on Intercultural Management and provides ground logistics in Brussels. 

4. Additional Meals & Personal Expenses - Estimated $570

Please note
 that the estimated overall cost and program fees do not include passport and visa costs, or other individual necessities. 

Passports and Visa Fees
Participants will need to arrange their own travel documents for this program. 

Financial Aid
There are many opportunities for CSUF students to study abroad and continue to receive financial aid. Click here to learn more about financial aid for study abroad.


Passport & Visa

You must have a valid passport for at least six (6) months after the date of international departure.  U.S. passport applications can be obtained at any major post office. See here for more information.  This process usually takes about 4-6 weeks, so plan early to apply for a new or renewed passport.

U.S. passport holders do no require a tourist visa to enter countries in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days.  Find visa and entry information here: 

Non-US passport holders should inquire about visa requirements for their country of origin.  Contact the embassy of the country where you plan to spend the majority of your time to apply for a visa. 

Application & Deadlines


  • Student must have completed Economics 201.
  • Good academic standing
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is strongly recommended to participate in this course
  • Valid passport and visa (if applicable); see above section
  • Completed online program application

Deadlines and Important Dates

Sept. 15, 2017 
Decision Online Application Due
Sept. 22, 2017 Application Status Notification
Sept. 27, 2017 Student Commitment Deadline
TBD Program Payments Due
TBD Online Program Forms Due
TBD Three (3) Class Meetings between finals and winter holiday
TBD Pre-Departure Orientation

Contact Us
Programming-related Questions (e.g. payments, enrollment, etc.): Abigail Segura, Study Abroad Program Coordinator -
Course-related Questions:
Application and Online Forms:


This program is currently not accepting applications.