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  • Locations: Dajabon, Dominican Republic; Montecristi, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Program Terms: Maymester/Early Summ
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester/Early Summ 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2019 05/23/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Education Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Home Stay
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Service Learning: Yes
Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate Education Abroad Programs by College: Coles College of Business
Payable Account Code: 8456
Program Description:
Coles Scholars International Immersion ~ Dominican Republic
 
**This program is ONLY open to students selected to be Coles College of Business Scholars**

**The Application Deadline is February 1st, 2019**

**Note: For acceptance onto the program, students must submit the following by February 1st, 2019:

 
- Completed Medical Clearance Form*
*See medical clearance form header below for details

 
The primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your @students.kennesaw.edu email account.  As a KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.


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Program Description

This program is only available to the students selected to be Coles College of Business Scholars.  This is a cohort program.

Students will participate in a two week international immersion program in the Dominican Republic. The students will be working with the Social Entrepreneur Corps. Social Entrepreneur Corps is a social enterprise that leads innovative and dynamic international programs in the Dominican Republic. Students work in the field supporting the creation, development, growth and impact of social innovations focused on intelligently and sustainably alleviating poverty. Student participants create sustainable impact in the field while gaining the perspectives, skills and knowledge to become the social entrepreneurs of the future. Students work directly with the local communities and live with local families in their homes. The students will work on a variety of economic and educational development programs. The exact program will be determined prior to our arrival based on the immediate needs of the community. Students will be working in the Solola Project located near Lake Atitlan based on needs analysis.

Students will utilize leadership and team skills learned in their scholar's program and use their critical thinking and decision making tools to solve problems and develop opportunities for the local community. Through this active participation in an international experience, students will gain an understanding of the cultural challenges and opportunities faced by organizations working in a global environment.
 
Program Dates (subject to change)

May 9 – 23, 2019

Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required by February 1st, 2019 for acceptance onto this program. In order to complete the medical clearance form please follow these steps:
1. Print and fill out the medical clearance form provided in your application or here: 
Education Abroad Medical Clearance Form Final.pdf
2. Print out the physical assessment form here: 11_Coles International Immersion Nicaragua_Physical Assessment.pdf
3. Print out this brochure page (or at least the part with the program description)
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description to a licensed medical provider
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is filled out, please return to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax (470-578-9171), or in-person


Itinerary (subject to change)

Itinerary: Itinerary_KSU SEC DR 2019_13Aug18.xlsx

 
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Program Cost (subject to change)

The program cost along with additional costs incurred by the Coles College of Business Scholars Program includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Nicaragua, local transportation, accommodations, group excursions, emergency health insurance, and most meals. Students are responsible for vaccinations (if applicable), cost of passport application, cost of ground transport to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, tips, incidental expenses, souvenirs, or drinks that are not a part of regular meals. 

***Tuition is not included in the program cost.  Tuition is paid separately. ***

***Note:  All KSU Students are eligible for the Global Learning Scholarship. If eligible, the Global Learning Scholarship will be applied to your payment.  For more information, please see the Global Learning Scholarship subheading below**

For more information on the Global Learning Scholarship, please visit http://kennesaw.edu/gls

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website.
 

Global Learning Scholarship

***All KSU students are eligible to apply for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; finaid@kennesaw.edu) AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application by the deadline. Keep in mind this program DOES have service embedded and therefore students DO NOT have to complete 5 hours of community service prior to applying for the scholarship.

- Summer 2019 program (including Maymester): apply between January 15th - March 15th
- Access the form between these dates here: http://gls.kennesaw.edu/
- The Global Learning Scholarship may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment***Please see http://dga.kennesaw.edu/educationabroad/financialaid.php for more scholarship opportunities***


Housing

Two students will stay together in a local home. All home stay families are trained by Social Entrepreneurs Corps and have been involved with the program for several years. These families understand the needs of the participants and specific expectations of them. The home stay is an essential step in helping students gain an understanding of how local people live and work.  All students will have a cellphone provided to them upon arrival. The students will be in a homestay for 4 nights, and 10 nights in a hotel. 

Safety & Security

Faculty members will hold several orientations prior to traveling which will be used to discuss how to prepare for your trip and safety and health information.
Social Entrepreneur Corps places the highest priority on health and security issues. To date, Social Entrepreneur Corps has been fortunate in that no participants have suffered from any notable health or security problems. Social Entrepreneur Corps continuously maintains leadership in the field with participants to oversee security and health issues continuously. These leaders live and work in the communities and as such have deep knowledge regarding their regions. All participants are equipped with a cell phone upon arrival in country, check in with the proper authorities and are provided with the training and information necessary to appropriately minimize health and security risks. Leadership is available on a 24 hour basis and has a full database of health facilities and police stations/contacts. In addition, Social Entrepreneur Corps maintains strong relationships with the Peace Corps.


Social Entrepreneurship Corps Country Overview

State Department: www.travel.state.gov/travel/

Center for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov

 
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Courses

Students will take CSCH 4030 and receive three credit hours for an upper division business course. 

CSCH 4030: International Immersion, 3 credit hours
Prerequisite:  This course is exclusively for students enrolled in the Coles College Scholars Program and is part of a 5 course sequence of classes. CSCH4010 and CSCH4020 are prior to this course. Special selected topics of interest to faculty and students.


View the Previous Year's Syllabus
 
***NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. **


Application Deadline

February 1, 2019

Important notes:
  • You will NOT be considered for this program until you have submitted your medical clearance form!
  • All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program.
Faculty Contacts

Dr. Justin Cochran
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
470-578-2677

jcochr48@kennesaw.edu

**To make an appointment to speak with the Education Abroad Program Coordinator for this program, please email Katie Emslie at kemslie@kennesaw.edu.**
 
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Faculty Background

Dr. Justin Cochran has traveled to Guatemala as the Faculty Director and as a Participating Faculty member approximately 4 times.

EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES

APPLICATION DEPOSIT

All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application deposits will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


PROGRAM FEES

Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account.  The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.

TUITION PAYMENTS

Program fees do not include tuition.  Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.