College of Business
Undergraduate Business Program

IB 201 Frequently Asked Questions

Business in the European Union Excursion

EU-Marketplace

When is it?

Students will depart Indianapolis on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, for Frankfurt, Germany, and will be transported via a shuttle bus to Heidelberg, Germany, returning to Indianapolis on Sunday, Jan. 13.

What is IB201:  Business in the European Union Excursion all about?

As a part of its ongoing efforts to internationalize its curriculum, the College of Business seeks to offer Butler University courses taught by Butler University faculty at international locations. IB201 is a one credit-hour excursion course arranged and sponsored by Butler University which will provide one academic credit upon completion of the excursion and the other course requirements. It is designed to supplement IB210:  Business in the European Union, but students need not be enrolled in both courses in order to participate.  Each course stands on its own and neither course requires prerequisites. Hence, both courses are open to both freshmen and non-business majors. Syllabi for both courses are available upon request from Bob Bennett at (317) 940-9502.

What do we mean by site-based instruction?

Site-based instruction means that we will use nearby resources to explore the issues related to Business in the European Union. We will have a couple of organization meetings in the fall semester, together with some preparatory readings and class sessions. We will supplement readings and class sessions with relevant site-visits.

Where will I stay and eat?

We will stay in the guest house on the campus of SRH University Heidelberg or comparable housing recommended by the host university. Lodging costs for double occupancy are included in the excursion fee.  A meal plan at the dining hall of SRH University will likewise be included in the excursion fee.

Is enrollment limited?

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Interested students are encouraged to submit their application and deposit as early as possible. When the course fills, students whose applications are not accepted will receive a full refund of their deposits. Enrollment preference will be given to Butler students. Under Butler University policy, courses must achieve a minimum enrollment of eight students. If the enrollment minimums are not met, all deposits will be refunded. Because Butler University will be making nonrefundable commitments to local service providers, the program fee will be nonrefundable, even if the student withdraws from the course or does not attend.

Who should enroll?

All Butler undergraduate students who are interested in Germany or the European Union. The course is intended to accommodate and interest students in all majors at Butler.

What does the program cost?

The program fee is $995, contingent upon enrollment of a minimum of eight students. This fee includes:

  • Butler University tuition for 1 credit hour.
  • Lodging while in Heidelberg.
  • Field trip expenses for the planned excursions.
  • Most meals in the SRH Dining Hall.
  • A bus/tram pass for use in Heidelberg.
  • Ground transportation on a common shuttle bus from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg.

Each participant is responsible for the following additional expenses:

  • Passport and/or visa.
  • Transportation to and from Frankfurt.
  • Personal, non-required travel, before, during, or after the study abroad program.
  • Incidental living expenses.

Note that the program fee represents a subsidy by a grant from the Business in International Education program of the Department of Education. Because Butler University will be making nonrefundable commitments to local service providers, the program fee will be nonrefundable, even if the student withdraws from the course or does not attend.

How do I sign up?

Contact Bob Bennett at (317) 940-9502) for more information or to set up an appointment. To sign up, complete an application on or before Nov. 5, 2012. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 in the form or a check or money order made payable to Butler University. Because Butler University will be making nonrefundable commitments to local service providers, the program fee will be nonrefundable, even if the student withdraws from the course or does not attend.