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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior, 5 - grad student
Housing Options: Dormitory, Hostel/Hotel, Hotel Area of Study: Business, International Business, Marketing
Program Type: USA Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

USA Business in Australia/Pacific Region

Sydney Stock Photo

Program Overview
The program focuses on understanding the variables shaping business decision-making in the fast-growing and dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The course introduces students to the key concepts of international business and the rise of globalization. It examines the importance of understanding key political-legal, socio-economic and technological factors and issues impacting international trade in this region. It covers the opportunities and the cultural and ethical challenges confronting small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and multi-national enterprises (MNEs).  

Program Dates:
December 13 - 23, 2019

Facts About Sydney
  • Population: 4.9 million people, being the most populous city in Australia 
  • Capital city of New South Wales (there are 6 states and 2 territories)
  • 48% of the top 500 companies in Australia house their head office in Sydney
  • 67% of the regional headquarters of multinational corporations are also located here
  • Sydney is currently ranked at #11 on Global Economic Power Index
  • Main industries of Sydney include: finance, manufacturing and tourism
Accommodations and Meals:
Accommodations for the entirety of the trip are provided in the cost of the program. Also included are daily breakfasts.
Students will register for the following class for three (3) credit hours:
Undergraduates: MKT 490 - Special Topics: Business in Asia-Pacific Region (3 hours). Junior standing or permission of professor.
Graduates: MKT 590 - Special Topics: Business in Asia-Pacific Region (3 hours). Graduate standing and permission of professor.

Students not currently enrolled at USA must make application to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program. This course is part of the USA spring schedule of courses.
Program Costs:
The cost of the USA Business in Australia/Pacific Region 2020 study abroad program is $3,599 plus international flight. USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements. The first 10 USA students who apply and commit to the program before September 1, 2019 will receive a $500 award from the Office of International Education if they meet program requirements and complete a USA Study Abroad Conditional Scholarship application in Jagspot. THIS IS THE OIE STUDY ABROAD CONDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH JAGSPOT.

Program costs include: 
  • $350 program deposit
  • Tuition for up to three (3) credit hours
  • All program-related, in-country transportation
  • International Health Insurance & Emergency Assistance
  • Specified Excursions in the Itinerary
  • Accommodations: Shared occupancy in centrally located hotels/hostels
  • Daily breakfasts
Approved financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip. Participants should budget additional funds for supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. Program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than September 1, 2019.  Final payment deadline is October 14, 2019. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the on-line program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which fully refundable if participant withdraws before the priority application deadline of September 1, 2019.
Financial aid may be applied to this course. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for spring 2020. This course is part of the USA spring schedule of courses.
Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Alvin Williams
Mitchell College of Business

GAV pic 2 for Asia Pacific


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/13/2019 12/23/2019

** 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.