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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany; Munich, Germany; Regensburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2017 10/16/2016
**
Rolling Admission 03/10/2017 03/18/2017

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: Shaun Bond
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:


IS SS 15 (1)  

Program Overview

The course  is designed to give students a detailed understanding of real estate and financial markets in the Germany in the context of Germany’s role within the European Union. Topics will include real estate finance and investment decisions, corporate real estate decisions, real estate debt markets, stock and bond markets, and economic developments. 
Unique institutional settings will aid in students’ understanding of how financial market practice is influenced by the broader institutional and political framework in which the markets operate. Students will also observe how companies manage their corporate real estate assets to increase shareholder value in response to a regulatory/policy environment which can be very different from that in the US.
 

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Location

  Heidelberg, Frankfurt, and Munich, GERMANY

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Who Can Participate?

Junior and Seniors in the Lindner College of Business
Prerequistes: FIN3080,  INTB3080. Students must be in good academic standing (GPA 2.5). Priority given to finance and real estate majors.
 

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB5019, Study Abroad Europe: Real Estate Finance, and Insurance in the EU, 3 credits, Spring Semester 2017.  Professor Bond.
 
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
 
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
 
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year): https://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees.html
 
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Faculty

Professor Shaun A. Bond holds the West Shell, Jr., Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate.  He is also currently the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Shaun has an extensive research background in real estate finance and investment, with a special interest in portfolio choice in the context of institutional investment. Research papers have been published on the performance of real estate fund managers, real estate derivatives, liquidity risk, and volatility modeling. Prior to joining the Finance Department at UC, Shaun held an appointment in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In addition, Shaun has been a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University. Shaun holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Queensland (awarded with First Class Honors).  Shaun has also completed research projects for many industry and government groups, including the Investment Property Forum (UK), the European Public Real Estate Association, HM Treasury, and the Real Estate Research Institute.

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Living Arrangements

Shared rooms in modest hotels.

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Getting There

A group flight will be arranged for international travel.  Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office. 

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Program Costs

Estimated Costs subject to change
Program Fee:  includes housing, transportation on program, one group meal, entrances

$1200
 
Group International Airfare (estimate) $1325  
Personal spending money in-country $50 x 8 days $400  
UC International block grant ($300)  
LCB International Programs grant ($325)  
Total estimated cost $2300  
 
Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Spring 2017 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB5019.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.
 

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please seehttp://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.
 
In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html
 
UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
 
Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lindner International Programs
203 Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-7081
LCBGoAbroad@uc.edu

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This program is currently not accepting applications.