Please read all of the details below. To express interest in the trip or ask ANY questions at all, contact Kevin Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the TLC department in ET 331.
This Study Abroad opportunity emphasizies sustainability, globalization and French culture. This opportunity looks at sustainable practices in businesses, industries, and municipalities in France. Students will visit industries, businesses, universities, municipalities to see sustainable practices in France, such as, participate in a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility, visit LUMA (a sustainable arts, culture, and build environment), visit & learn about sustainability of National des Calanques, and more. We also visit Aix en Provence, Cassis, Arles, and the Isles of Frioul.In addition, students will be given the opportunity to visit a few facilities in Indianapolis to compare information gathered in France.
Supplementary Activities in France
Students will have evenings, some late afternoonsto explore Marseille and surrounding towns. An important part of this class is learning about the French culture.Your spare time should be used to observe and mingle with French people to get a feel for the culture.
When is the Trip?
IUPUI – Course content is online Spring 2023 late start (second 8 weeks) course from March 5-May 5, 2024.
Additionally, the class will meet face to face Friday April 5th, 2024 and Friday April 19th, 2024. Classes are 11:00am - 5:00 pm.
Marseille, France – May 14-20, 2024 (Tuesday through Monday) **
Zoom Meeting- Saturday June 22nd, 2024 from 11:00am-12:00pm.
** Note: You must be in France May 14th through May 20th, therefore your flights from Indy cannot be later than May 13th and you cannot leave Marseille until May 21st.
How Do I Sign Up?
Interested students MUST complete the following steps:
- Apply or inquire for more information via the IUPUI Study Abroad program
- Obtain permission to register for OLS 42300 – Go Green or OLS 56300 – Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry in the European Union
- Ensure you have a current passport in hand by 10/31/23!!
RISE Credit Information
An International ("I") RISE credit is automatically applied at the completion of the course.
What is the course?
Undergraduate Course: OLS 42300
Go Green – This is an interdisciplinary course emphasizing sustainability, globalization, and an international culture experience. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy efficient, cost effective, and socially responsible.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Acquire knowledge of issues in sustainability (interdisciplinary area) as it relates to business and industry internationally and nationally.
2. Acquire some knowledge and appreciation of German culture and some language skills.
3. Utilize, analyze, and synthesize sustainable knowledge from course to apply in life upon return to U.S.
4. Understand and analyze the interconnectivity of global concerns.
Graduate Course: OLS 56300
Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry in the European Union – The graduate course is taught with the undergraduate GO GREEN study abroad course (OLS 42300 and/or OLS 20000). The class dates are the same and costs for the program are the same, except for the tuition. The assignments are different for the graduate course. Interested graduate students should contact Professor Rose, email@example.com for course expectations.
Graduate Course Description:
This course examines and critically assesses sustainable practices in businesses, industries, and/or municipalities in Germany or France. Students will spend one week in Marseille, France or Mannheim, Germany visiting, touring, and analyzing businesses, industries, or municipalities on their sustainable practices. In addition, to learning about the organization’s sustainable practices, students will also learn about their specific country’s culture and some language skills.
Graduate General Course Learning Outcomes:
- Acquire knowledge of issues in sustainability (interdisciplinary area) as it relates to business and industry internationally and nationally.
- Identify and describe trends and business practices in various sustainable organizations.
- Utilize, analyze, and synthesize sustainable knowledge from course to apply in life upon return to U.S.
- Acquire knowledge and appreciation of German culture and some language skills.
- Understand and analyze the interconnectivity of global concerns.
What is Included in the Cost?
In addition to the three-credit hour tuition fee for the course, there will be a charge of a flat fee of $650. This fee will be used for class materials, local transportation,welcome and farewell dinner, museum fees,tour guide expenses, and other refreshments. In addition, IUPUI International Programs office charges approximately $90.00 fee(estimated) for all study abroad courses.
Estimated cost of room and transportation
The estimated cost of the round-trip airfare from Indianapolis, Indiana to Marseille, France is from $1000 to $1500. Cheaper airfares can be purchased by traveling from Chicago to Paris and then take the train to Marseille. Also, there may be deals on the direct flight from Indy to Paris. Students may be able to get even a lower discounted fare through special student tickets. The estimated cost of shuttle bus from Marseille airport to Vieux Port is $35 each way. Students will be encouraged to share hotel rooms so that their hotel expense will lower than $1000. Meals are generally reasonable if you don’t eat on the vieux port approximately $400 to $450. Students should expect to spend $135 for a passport and $35 for a mandatory insurance fee. A student would need at least approximately $3,700 plus tuition. See estimates below. Some of the cost of the trip can be offset by scholarships (see scholarship below).
Includes local travel, train or tram travel during the week, materials, welcome dinner and a lunch and farewell dinner and guided tours, tickets into museums.
International Program Fee
Airfares fluctuate greatly from year to year. You are welcome to book flights that arrive before or after the required dates if you would like to travel on your own.
Students will be given three options for hotels. One is rather cheap and the other is slightly more expensive. It is cheaper to share a room. These rates are based on single occupancy. This is an estimated average amount.
This expense is to get you from the airport to the city and back
This fee can range as well depending on your dining preferences.
Through Study Abroad Office – Must have this insurance plan no exceptions.
This is another expense that depends on how much shopping you plan to do for personal items.
Total at Average Cost + standard tuition and fees
How Can I Afford This?
Scholarships for Engineering and Technology Students
The School of Engineering and Technology has several scholarships for ET students, in addition IUPUI has a scholarship for study abroad students– see below:
Yurtseven Scholarship – Only available to students in the School of Engineering and Technology who are planning to study abroad during the calendar year. Amounts vary, but typically cover between $500 - $1,000 per selected student. For more information, see https://et.iupui.edu/students/scholarships/
Engineering & Technology Honors Program Travel Grant - The purpose of the Travel Grant is to help Honors Program students participate in a Study Abroad experience or a conference in their area of study. ONLY Engineering & Technology Honors Program Students can apply. IUPUI Honors College scholars are not eligible even if they are Engineering & Technology Students. The grant award is up to $2,000. https://et.iupui.edu/students/honors/study-abroad-travel-grant
Begeman Scholarship – The Begeman Study Abroad scholarships are available on the Department’s Bepko Awards Ceremony application, which will be available for students to apply on October 2nd – December 31st. – check with your department. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the E&T School Scholarship Committee and honored at the Bepko Awards Ceremony in April. The criteria for the scholarship includes: support for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Engineering and Technology who are participating in an IU-approved (which includes this list above), credit-bearing overseas study abroad program as part of an educational experience for a semester, academic year, or summer study. Recipients will have a record of academic excellence as determined by the Scholarship Committee. Preference will be given to students who are from Indiana, Ohio, or Pennsylvania. The scholarship is not renewable. https://et.iupui.edu/students/scholarships/
International Project-Based Learning Travel Grants – Only available to students who plan to participate in approved programs that offer service or project-based learning. Students must be enrolled in a degree program offered by E&T. Grant amounts not provided in advance. For more information https://abroad.iupui.edu/before-apply/ie-scholarship.html
IUPUI has scholarshipsfor students who want to study abroad, especially for students who have never studied abroad. Go to the following website look for IUPUI International Experience Scholarship and apply early https://abroad.iupui.edu/before-apply/financial-aid.html
The program fee will be billed to your Bursar account for the Spring semester. You can use any source of funds (financial aid, grants, external scholarships, etc.) that you can apply to your Bursar bill to help offset the cost of the trip.