OGB_GPP_NP_OHIO_Nepal

Work on a project for a nonprofit organization in another country for 2 weeks this summer!

Program Details

  • General Program Information

    Students will work in consulting teams on a meaningful business project for a nonprofit organization. This program is competitive due to the limited number of projects. Each project will have 4-6 students on a team.

    Eligibility 

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • GPA of 3.0 or greater
    • TOEFL of 90 or higher (if applicable)
    • Not graduating Spring 2018
    • Course Requirements before departure May 2018 (for business students):
      • Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, CSE, Statistics
    • Holds Valid Passport: to apply or renew, go to travel.state.gov 
      • Passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2019
    • Maintains Good Standing with Office of Student Conduct
      • At time of application and prior to departure

     

    Important Program Dates:

    Application Opens: September 5th, 2017

    Application Closes: December 20, 2017

    Interviews (if applicable): January 2018

    Students Notified: February 1, 2018

    Deposit Due: February 10, 2018

    Location Bid Due: February 15, 2018

    Final Payment Due: February 25, 2018

    Required Course Class: March - April, 2018

    Travel Dates: May 2018

    Course Information

    A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be REQUIRED of ALL global projects program students.

    Thursdays, 2:20-3:40pm, Mason Hall Rotunda 

    During the class, students will better understand the dynamics of doing business globally, resources for project management, mitigating risk while traveling, understanding how to assimilate into the location-specific culture, understanding how to make the most of this opportunity, and health and safety concerns will be covered. 

    Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course. Students cannot self-enroll.  Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course.

  • Program Cost

    Due to an extremely generous donor to the Fisher College of Business and specifically to this program, most of the cost of this program has already been covered.

    Program Total Cost: $1,200

    Program Fee Includes:

    • Accommodations
    • Global project placement 
    • Resident Director in-country
    • Round-trip international airfare 
    • GeoBlue international supplemental health insurance 
    • Visa (if applicable)
    • Public transportation to/from company project
    • Transportation assistance to/from airport


    Cost does not include:

    • Food and extracurricular activities 

     

  • Location Specific Information
    location Dates Price # of Teams*
    South Africa - cape town May 4 - May 19 $1,200 2
    United Kingdom - London May 4 - May 19 $1,200 2
    Ethiopia - Addis ababa May 4 - May 19 $1,200 1
    Nepal - Kathmandu May 4 - May 19 $,1200 1

    *There will be 4-6 students per Project. The number above indicates how many groups of 4-6 students will be accepted to the location.

    Travel restrictions pending.

  • Project Specific Information
    Location organization Details
    South Africa - Cape town Project 1 and 2: Solution Space Philippi Teams will work on separate projects to develop business ideas for community members that need sustainable revenue
    United Kingdom - London Project 1 and 2: Soles4Souls Teams will work on different aspects of establishing S4S in Europe
    Ethiopia - addis ababa Global One Health

    Project will focus around building capacity in various cross-cutting issues

    Nepal - kathmandu CITTA Continuation project from the 2017 GPP NP team to develop a streamline process for the Women’s Development Center

     

  • Application Process

    APPLICATION STEPS

    Application is open! The deadline to apply is December 20, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. You may only submit one application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

    1. Complete your online application 
      • Including required application documents (see 'Application Documents' section below)
    2. Expect to hear from the Office of Global Business in January 2018

     

    Application Documents

    • Resume
      • Submit as Word Document
      • Remove 'objective' and 'summary' sections
      • Remove any high school content 
      • Include GPA
        • Your resume is the starting point for your placement so make sure it is up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Make an appointment with Fisher's Office of Career Managment to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume that effectively describes your level of experience. Also reference this PDF iconguide or meet with the Program Manager for additional assistance. 
    • Personal Statement
      • One page, Double-spaced
      • Submit as PDF
      • Including:
        • Header including name, date, and country applying to
        • Which location you prefer, and why
        • What you hope to gain from this unique work experience
        • Your expectations for the Global Projects Program Nonprofit

     

 

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