PROGRAM FULL for 2013
Location: Brisbane and Sydney, Australia
Dates: May 21 - June 6, 2013; class sessions during Spring B term Tuesday/Thursday 8:00AM - 9:40AM
Term: Spring 2–8 weeks
Objective: This course introduces human resources as a field of study and profession and focuses on labor market trends in the United States and Australia. The role of recently enacted Australian legislation on labor and employment laws will be studied to gain a comparative U.S.-Australian perspective and to help students gain insight into labor relations in an international context.
This course fulfills the HRIR 3021 Core requirement.
This program is open to University undergraduate students in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. Successful completion of ECON 1101, ECON 1102, and PSY 1001 are required to participate. The application process is competitive and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. A meet and greet with professor Rob Vellella will be required to complete the application process and those will begin after the October 1 priority deadline.
Australia is a center of culture and business in the Asia-Pacific region and plays an ever-expanding role in the global context of business.
Located in northeast Australia, Brisbane is part of the Great Sunshine Way and offers access to outdoor exploration of beaches and marine life, along with museums, shopping, and dining. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane is a top Australian university linked with the international business community.
Sydney is Australia's most populous city and an international center for commerce, arts, fashion, culture, entertainment, education and tourism. More than half of Australia's top companies have their headquarters in Sydney, along with more than 90 banks and the Australian Securities Exchange. Sydney offers students great opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom.
In the first week students will have classroom sessions and company visits in Brisbane. In the second week students will have additional classroom sessions and company visits in Sydney. A final exam will be taken at the end of the second week.
Students are housed at a centrally-located hotel in each city. Students will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and a closing dinner are provided.
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|2012-2013 Tuition for 4 academic credits (included in the 13+ credit tuition plateau. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition rate)||$0|
|Program Fee (including international airfare between Minnesota and Australia, domestic airfare from Brisbane to Sydney, hotels, program events, two group meals, transportation, and international health insurance*)||$5,100|
|International and domestic airfare||$0|
|Hotel Accommodation (including daily breakfasts)||$0|
|Passport and Photos**||$145|
|Daily Living Expenses (local transportation, incidentals, internet, laundry, etc.)||$500|
|Meals (lunch and dinners not included in Program Fee)||$500|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Non-U.S. passport holders need to check with the Embassy of Australia on the visa application procedures and costs.
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.
To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.
The application cycle will start on September 1 and the priority deadline is October 1. Application for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full.
Students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
A meet and greet with professor Rob Vellella will be required to
complete the application process and those will begin after the October 1
Carlson Global Institute
Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies
Please be respectful of past participants' time, and be reasonable in your expectations of response time. Please do not contact more than two students at a time. If you do not hear back within a week, then you can reach out to another student on the list.