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Working Globally within the U.S

Join the College of Business for our first Road Scholars Program to California. Spend spring break learning about global business and cultural differences in the U.S. Network with successful alumni. 

Courses BUSINESS 480   (substitutes for BUSINESS 494 for the Global Knowledge Requirement; meets study abroad requirements for emphases/minors)

Dates: March 15 - 24, 2013 (evening departures both days)

Faculty: Aliosha Alexandrov (Marketing)

Estimated Cost: $1900 to $2200, not including most meals and personal expenses

Description:  Spend spring break building your résumé and networking with alumni in San Francisco and Los Angeles. See the valleys -- Silicon and Napa, that is! Tour Spanish Missions and SF Chinatown. Eat Korean BBQ. See the LA Lakers play. 

Tentative company visits include: Yahoo!, Zynga, Solar City, Bemis and Wells Fargo. We will also visit the Napa Valley International Marketing Group and several wineries that export globally. We'll tour the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, the Port of Los Angeles and Universal Studios.  

Two free days are allocated for students, one in San Francisco and one in LA. 

Pre-departure course work, guest lectures and company visits in the Fox Valley will be required. For more information, contact Dr. Alexandrov

Tentative plans include:

March 15 -- Depart for California after classes

March 16 -- Tour of San Francisco, Chinatown

March 17 -- Napa Valley, Mondavi Winery

March 18 -- Silicon Valley, business visits

March 19 -- Travel to Los Angeles with stop (e.g. Missions)

March 20 -- LA business visits, Koreatown

March 21 -- LA business visits

March 22 -- Visit tot he Port of Los Angeles

March 23 -- Hollywood and Universal Studios

March 24 -- Free day, return flight in the evening.

Watch for more details as the logistics become more stable. We will be posting updates as they are made available.