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EuroTech

GET 487/687 Global Tech: EuroTech (3 credits)

Seven countries, ten cities, two weeks.

This 18 day seminar in Europe will start in London and go through Bruges, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Geneva, Munich, Venice, Florence and end up in Rome. While being immersed in the culture of the most fascinating cities in Europe, learn how some of the largest global corporations use information to address global technology challenges.

 Students must enroll and take GET 487/687 in the spring semester for 3 credits.

EuroTech explores organizations in Europe through the lens of Global Enterprise Technology.

Focusing on the workplace and culture of major global corporations, this course will provide opportunities to experience first-hand how technology and information provide strategic advantages for several global enterprise corporations as well as many non-commercial organizations.

This course provides the opportunity to see those technologies in action at some of the most successful organizations in the world. Students will have free time to explore each city on their own, as well as visit cultural attractions as a group.

Class size is limited to 30 students. Any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student is eligible to apply, including students from other universities. Preference is given to iSchool students


Faculty

Jeff Fouts

Jeffrey Fouts

Director of Instructional Technology
Adjunct Professor

Jeff is the Director of Instructional Technology at the iSchool. He provides leadership and guidance regarding learning theory, design practices, and technologies for the School of Information Studies faculty in the creation of effective teaching and learning spaces, both physical and virtual. Jeff also teaches IST 335, Introduction to Information Based Organizations.

Jeff looks forward to meeting all of those who are ready to take on a new and exciting adventure with him and the other chaperones. He is currently working on the course logistics and promises to make the course both fun and educational at the same time.




Costs

Students register for and take this three credit class during the spring semester.

  • SU undergraduates pay no additional tuition charge, as long as they have not exceeded the 19-credit limit for the semester.
  • Graduate students do pay the per credit tuition charge for this three credit class.

The cost for the travel portion of the course is approximately $4,000, and includes:

  • Round trip transportation from a New York area airport to Europe
  • Housing, some group meals
  • Transportation between cities
  • Entrance fees.

It also includes all activities and services for which a separate fee is not charged. The final fee will be set once airfare and other expenses have been confirmed. Financial aid is available.


Application, Selection & Payment Procedures

The application for EuroTech 2018 is now closed.

 

Upon acceptance, a $550 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your participation in the program. This is due within 10 days. Final payment is due January 2018.


Tentative Itinerary - EuroTech May / June 2018

Tentative Itinerary - EuroTech August 2017
DateActivity
Saturday, May 19Depart for London
Monday, May 20London
Monday, May 21London
Tuesday, May 22London
Wednesday, May 23Bruges/Amsterdam
Thursday, May 24Amsterdam
Friday, May 25Brussels/Paris
Saturday, May 26Paris
Sunday, May 27Paris
Monday, May 28Geneva
Tuesday, May 29Geneva
Wednesday, May 30Munich
Thursday, May 31Munich
Friday, June 1Munich
Saturday, June 2Venice
Sunday, June 3Venice
Monday, June 4Florence/Rome
Tuesday, June 5Rome
Wednesday, June 6

Rome

Thursday, June 7

Fly Home


Contact

For more information about EuroTech or your global experience requirement, please contact:

Kathryn Allen
114 Hinds Hall
kallen02@syr.edu
315-443-4251

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