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 Information Sessions

Learn more about ErupTech at an upcoming information session. All sessions take place in Hinds Hall room 347, the Katzer Collaboratory.

  • September 22, 4:00pm
  • September 23, 12:00pm (noon)
  • September, 26 12:00pm (noon)

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

Michael Fudge

Michael Fudge

Assistant Professor of Practice

Michael brings an array of skills and experience to the classroom. His experience as a senior network administrator, process specialist, and through his own company Apphammer, has led him to be one of the most sought after instructors in the iSchool.

Michael teaches mostly in the areas of database management systems, data warehousing, and programming. He loves sharing his excitement for new cultures, exploring the food Europe has to offer, and expanding the career horizons of students. He is a master at getting students on and off public transportation and using the EuroTech bus as a mobile classroom.


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 $4,600, 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

Students will be expected to submit the short-term application and a $70 non-refundable application fee to SU Abroad by October 15, 2016.

All applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee made up of the iSchool and a SU Abroad representative.

Students will be notified of their acceptance by November 1, 2016.

Upon acceptance, a $550 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your participation in the program. This is due within 10 days. Final payment will be due January 2017.

Apply to EuroTech

Deadline is October 15, 2016


Tentative Itinerary - EuroTech August 2017

Saturday, July 29Depart for London
Sunday, July 30London
Monday, July 31London
Tuesday, August 1London
Wednesday, August 2Bruges/Amsterdam
Thursday, August 3Amsterdam
Friday, August 4Brussels/Paris
Saturday, August 5Paris
Sunday, August 6Paris
Monday, August 7Geneva
Tuesday, August 8Geneva
Wednesday, August 9Munich
Thursday, August 10Munich
Friday, August 11Munich
Saturday, August 12Venice
Sunday, August 13Venice
Monday, August 14Florence/Rome
Tuesday, August 15Rome
Wednesday, August 16

Rome

Thursday, August 17

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