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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: SJU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: No minimum Class Eligibility: Graduate
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Faculty-led, Study Tour
Academic Areas: Marketing
Program Description:
Master's in International Marketing Study Tour to Italy 
March 10-17, 2018
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Course Information

MIM 2015
Course: MKT 770: International Marketing with Dr. Feng Shen

Eligible students: 
  • Required for Masters in International Marketing students; If you will graduate from the M.S. International Marketing program in 2018 and you have not completed MKT 770, you must enroll in this course for the Spring 2018 semester in order to be eligible to graduate in May 2018, September 2018, or December 2018.
  • Any remaining spots will be open to MBA students (as an elective)
  • Students MUST be in good financial, academic &disciplinary standing  (i.e. no disciplinary probation or deferred suspension) 

Course Description: This study tour offers an in-depth examination of major business centers and companies among many industries in Milan. As this is a marketing study tour, we will emphasize the marketing strategy of the companies and organizations we visit. Cultural, political, and social issues will also be examined. Cultural tours and entertainment are included to further expose the student to the differing consumer environments. Students are encouraged to use free time to explore retail formats, consumer behavior, and local foods and entertainment.

Credit: Upon acceptance, students will be registered for MKT 770, for 3 credits, as part of their Spring 2018 Semester course load. Students will not be able to register themselves for the course.

Class Time: TBD - More information will be provided by Faculty. 

Program & Cost InformationMilan 6

1) Estimated* Program Fee: $3,500
  • Deposit: $300 due with application to the CIP (check or money order) by application deadline: October 8th
  • Payment 1: $1,600 due to Hawk Central (can be paid online) by January 6th, 2018
  • Payment 2: $1,600 due to Hawk Central (can be paid online) by February 3rd, 2018
*Fee is based upon a minimum of 16 students participating. If the number of participants change, the program fee will also change.  

2) Estimated Tuition: Spring 2018 rate TBD
*Tuition is not included in the program fee. Tuition must be paid in full in order to travel with the group. 

Program Fee Includes:
  • Transportation: Round-trip, international airfare; In-country airport transfers to/from hotels, all transportation for class itinerary
  • Accommodations: Twin-shared hotel accommodations (Daily breakfast & WiFi at hotels)
  • Tentative business meetings: See below
  • Meals: Daily hotel breakfast (6)
  • Logistics: Tips/Gratuities for included meals & tours, coach drivers, etc., Insurance Premium for Geoblue Insurance: Emergency Medical, Natural Disaster, and Political Evacuation coverage; city taxes; 24/7 assistance of an on-site Coordinator & CIP staff (in U.S). 
Tentative* Company Visits & Guest Lectures:
  • Universita Bocconi 
  • BDP International 
  • AIDA Partners
  • IPPOGRIFFO (an Ogilvy company) 
  • Simon Kutcher Partners & more
Not included in program fee: 
  • Most meals (Consult Cost of Living Index)
  • Daily, personal expenses
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance (optional, highly recommended)
  • U.S. Passport ($135) or Renewal ($110), see below
  • Schengen Visa ($66 as of 9/5; Required for non-U.S. citizen) see below

Passport & Visa Information

Passports: Although a copy of your passport is not needed in order to apply for a Study Tour, it can take 6 weeks or more to obtain a passport. Upon acceptance, the CIP will need a copy of your passport. If your passport is expired or will expire in September 2018 or earlier, please renew your passport right away. Visit U.S. State Department for more information at

For F-1 visa holders - IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that your F-1 visa is valid (unexpired) so that you can return to the United States at the end of the Study Tour. You cannot renew your visa in the United States or in the country you are visiting on the tour in Italy. Therefore, if your F-1 visa will expire before your Study Tour departs, you will need to travel to your home country to get a new one before departing on the tour or program. If your F-1 visa is not valid for re-entry to the United States you will not be able to participate in the Study Abroad Program and you may be subject to penalty fees. 

For all other non-immigrants (H1, H4, L1, E1, TN, etc) – IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that you have the appropriate, required paperwork and valid visa in order to be able to return to the United States after your Study Tour. 

How to Apply
  1. Click 'Apply Now' on this brochure and begin with your SJU login
  2. COMPLETE All elements of your application before the application deadline*. Applications are accepted first come, first served.
  3. Submit the $300 confirmation deposit to the CIP office to hold your spot on the tour. (Refundable if the tour does not run; non-refundable if you change your plans.)
*To access a previously started application, please click SJU login/register at the top right and login to view your application. Do not click Apply Now again.
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Program Reviews:
Spring 2015 Participant
The SJU Barcelona / Milan Study tour was a fun and cost-effective way to gain exposure to two divergent European cultures while making new friends. The unique, "behind the scenes" perspective of both start-ups and large multi-nationals was a valuable opportunity not to be missed.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.