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U.S. Business Practices Program

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Business Practices Program at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Get started by entering information about your program below.
Application Due Date: October 14, 2012
Interviews will be scheduled the weeks of October 18-19, 2012
The program term is January 7 - February 22, 2013.
After completing this online form, you must submit your transcript, GPA, TOEIC score, a copy of your current passport (if applicable) and a letter of intent to Joao Martines and schedule an interview with him. He may be reached at or by phone at (55-19) 3429-4444 ext. 8710.
The total cost for this program is $5,000. After you are accepted, you will be required to pay a $500 deposit within two weeks.
Program Details:
The program term is January 7 - February 22, 2013. It includes 8 weeks in the Columbus, Ohio Students will attend a lecture series on the business environment in the United States, visit select companies in Ohio, and receive instruction in English business vocabulary and slang. Students will NOT be enrolled in Ohio State courses as part of the U.S. Business Practices Program.
All students must have a valid passport to enter the United States. Passports must not expire during the U.S. portion of the program.
Students must obtain a Student Visa (F) in order to participate in the program. The fee for a Student Visa is $140. Learn more about obtaining a visa for entry into the United States.
Total cost for the program is $5,000. A $500 deposit is due after acceptance into the program. Final Payment is due by December 1, 2012.
Fees include: Housing, international health insurance, and site visits.
Fees exclude: Round-trip airfare, visas, passports, vaccinations, and other incidental costs.
OSU, Fisher College of Business, International Programs Office - CIBER
Agreement and Release:
Participation AgreementThe Student agrees that, in order to achieve the objectives of the program, speak in the language of the program, and obey the rules of The Ohio State University, including all instructions about behavior both on and off the premises of the school. Disruptive behavior either in or out of classes may lead to disenrollment from the program.Damages caused by the Student to any property are the responsibility of the Student.Early withdrawal from the program, whether by decision of the student or as a consequence of disenrollment, shall not entitle the Student to any refund of the payments required for the program. Any extra expenses associated with early withdrawal from the program are the responsibility of the Student.This agreement will be retained as a part of the Student's file in the International Programs Office.This program does not bear any credits from The Ohio State University. Students may receive credit at the discretion of their home university. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for academic credit from their home institution. The Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University are not responsible to arrange for academic credit from their home institution. The Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University are not responsible for determining or providing evaluation of credits.
Information Release:
Federal and state law generally prohibit the University from revealing information about its students. These laws would prevent the University from revealing information about your whereabouts, health and safety while you are studying abroad, even to your own family. The following release would permit the University to notify specified persons about your whereabouts and condition, in the event of an emergency. In the event of any emergency during the time that I am a participant in the U.S. Business Practices program, (for example if I should suffer any physical injury or other threat to my mental or physical well-being), I hereby give permission to representatives of The Ohio State University and this program to notify the following named persons of my whereabouts and/or my condition.
Release of All Claims:
The Ohio State University recognizes the U.S. Business Practices program during Winter 2013 as a proper educational extracurricular activity for those students desiring to participate. This is an activity which it is expected will require travel to locations off the campus of The Ohio State University with the usual potential for risk of personal injury or damage to property associated with such travel. In consideration of being granted the opportunity to participate in this activity and the use of services and facilities furnished by or made available by The Ohio State University as well as the help, assistance, and advisory services rendered by members of the faculty and employees of the University, I do release and forever discharge for myself and my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all officers, fellow members, employees, and agents of The Ohio State University who arranged, advised or supervised the scheduling, travel, or any other function of this activity, from all claims, demands, actions, and causes of action for personal injury or any other damage now existing or which may arise out of or be in any way related to their negligence or other conduct associated with this activity.
I understand that if I should violate the laws and regulations of any country visited as part of this educational program, The Ohio State University may not be held liable for such conduct and reserves the right (to be exercised by the Resident Director or the administrative official responsible for the program) to terminate my participation in the program and to return me to my home country without remission of any unused portion of fees paid. I understand that if I should confront a legal problem, The Ohio State University cannot officially represent me or my legal interests in dealing with a foreign legal system; nor can the University assume any direct responsibility for the actions of any government.
By submitting registration, you affirm your acceptance of the agreement and release terms listed above.

Event Details

Event Starts Monday, January 07, 2013 at 8:00:00 AM
Event Ends Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00:00 PM
Location Fisher College of Business
Event Cost Free
Registration Opens Monday, August 20, 2012
Registration Closes Monday, December 31, 2012

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