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Stern Around the World in

France

MULT-UB 133: Global Resorts & Tourism Industry: France | Immerse yourself in the world of luxury through a study of the global resort & tourism industry.

Stern Around the World in France

From international luxury hotels and palaces to gastronomic adventures, explore unique business practices of various industry segments. Examine how media and technology redefine the landscape of luxury tourism. Create your own vision of memorable luxury resort experiences that encode cultural meaning.

This Spring 2023 semester course takes place in New York. Then in late May 2023, you will take a class trip** to France.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze the global factors (e.g., political, economic, legal, technological, and social/cultural) that shape the development of complex business enterprises, and apply this knowledge to the resort and tourism industry.
  2. Evaluate evidence by interpreting and drawing inferences from economic and business models as these apply to the resort and tourism industry.
  3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally, as such information applies to the resort and tourism industry.
  4. Analyze market structures, demand, and supply of the international resort and luxury tourism industry.
  5. Understand management, marketing, and economic principles and frameworks that are unique to various industry segments.
  6. Build entrepreneurial, teamwork, and research skills.
  7. Develop an awareness of the importance of ethical values, sustainable business development and management, and community work in a global context.

**Travel is dependent on COVID-19 safety restrictions. If travel cannot move forward as planned, virtual options will be incorporated to supplement the trip portion of the course. The course will not be canceled.

No application is required!

  • Enrollment is done through Albert for this course.
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-served, based on your registration time.
  • If the course fills up, there will be a Waitlist. Set up the ‘Edit Swap’ function on Albert to ensure you’re not stuck on the waitlist.
  • If you successfully enroll, you will be contacted via email with next steps. See additional details below.
  • This course is open only to NYU Stern students. 
  • You must have already taken the pre-req of ECON-UB 1 Microeconomics with Algebra or ECON-UB 2 Microeconomics with Calculus in order to take this SAW: France course 
  • Important Note: Seniors who plan to graduate in May - the final grade for this course will not be available until after the May trip.
  • Attending or viewing an Info Session is highly encouraged before enrolling in this course.


Course Overview

MULT-UB 133: Global Resorts & Tourism Industry: France 
3 credits | Monday/Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Course: Spring Semester | May Travel: 1 week in France, or supplemental virtual options if needed
Instructor: Professor Lioubov Pogorelova (lp1140@nyu.edu)
Pre-req: You must have already taken the pre-req of ECON-UB 1 Microeconomics with Algebra or ECON-UB 2 Microeconomics with Calculus in order to take this SAW: France course 

Immerse yourself in the world of luxury through a study of the global resort & tourism industry - with a focus on France. Discover how the industry players secure their global competitive differential advantage by making business decisions that protect the integrity of their resources, while simultaneously providing powerful, meaningful experiences guided by cultural context.

Pending the safety and feasibility of international travel, the course will include a week-long trip to France in May 2023. If travel cannot move forward as planned, various virtual options will be incorporated to supplement the trip portion of the course. 

This 3-credit course can count towards:

  • Business of Entertainment, Media & Technology (BEMT) Minor Elective
  • Business Economics Concentration Elective
  • General Stern Elective
*Please note: a max of one SAW travel course can be applied per concentration or minor


Eligibility

This course is open to NYU Stern students who meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with Stern and NYU
  • Must be enrolled at Stern in New York City during the semester you take the course
  • Important note: Seniors who plan to graduate in May - the final grade for this course will not be available until after the May trip

Program Timeline

Date Event/Deadline
Week of November 14th

During registration for Spring 2023, you will register yourself via NYU Albert. (Open enrollment with waitlist as long as space remains available). The SAW: France Team will then email you regarding next steps, including information about the SAW: France Stern Global Immersion Scholarship award process. All Stern undergraduate students who are registered for this course will be automatically evaluated for the need-based SAW: France Stern Global Immersion Scholarship.

Late-November You will receive an email with next steps - including information on confirming your spot by submitting the program contract along with a copy of your valid passport (see passport information below). 
Late-November Spring NYU Bursar bills post  - will reflect program fee (see "Estimated Expenses" below)
Mid-December You will be notified if you have received a SAW: Netherlands Stern Global Immersion Scholarship. If so it will be automatically applied to your Spring Bursar bill to offset the program fee.
Mid-December Deadline to submit contract with copy of your valid passport
Early January Spring NYU Bursar bills due 
January 23, 2023

The SAW: France course begins in New York

Early March **Deadline to purchase flights and submit travel information to the SAW: France team
Early May In-class trip pre-departure session
May 22-31, 2023 **France trip - International travel is dependent on COVID-19 safety restrictions.

**You will arrange your own flights to and from France. Please note the required start and end times and plan your flights accordingly to account for customs and transportation to the hotel. You must plan to arrive into Paris early enough in the day so that you can check in on time for the official start of the program at the group hotel. Late arrivals and early departures are not permitted. You will be expected to stay with the group until the official end of the program. 

Estimated Expenses

Please note: Although you will register for this 3-credit course as part of your Spring schedule, NYU tuition and registration fees do not cover the additional fees for the trip to France.

Estimated Expenses
You are Responsible For: Estimated Expenses: Notes:
Housing & Program Fee $2,600

Does not include flight. Limited need-based Global Immersion Awards available (see below).

Round Trip Flight *$800 *Estimate. You will make your own flight arrangements.
Passport Renewal/Visa $150-175 *Estimate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the trip concludes. Visas are not required for US Citizens.
Vaccinations/Travel Medication $50-200 *Estimate. Vaccinations are not required for US Citizensm though recommended by the CDC.
Personal Expenses *$500 – 600 *Estimate.

The Housing & Program Fee will be required of all participants* (see scholarship info below). It will be added to your Spring 2023 Bursar bill, which will be due in early January. Please check the NYU Bursar’s website for the Spring 2023 payment deadline. Please note: the Housing & Program fee is non-refundable after the Spring drop/add deadline unless the trip is canceled by NYU Stern.

The Housing & Program fee covers:

  • Group hotel in France (dates TBD)
  • Some meals TBD
  • Local transportation
  • Group excursions 

SAW: France Stern Global Immersion Scholarship*

All Stern undergraduate students who register for this course will be automatically evaluated for a Stern Global Immersion Scholarship. 

  • This need-based award is to help cover the additional travel cost of participating in this program. Awards granted to eligible students will cover up to the cost of the Housing & Program fee for the travel portion of the class. Following is the SAW: France Housing & Program Fee and (if awarded) the allocation for the air travel (Travel Allocation) for Spring 2023:
    • Housing & Program Fee: France: $2,600
    • Travel Allocation (if awarded) France: $800
      *You will arrange your own flights to and from France
       
  • Students must have a current FAFSA or CSS Profile application on file with NYU to be considered for an award. Students will be notified if they will receive a Stern Global Immersion Scholarship - and if so, the amount - starting in mid-December 2022. 
  • *Note: If you have already received a Global Immersion Scholarship for another SAW short-term program, you will still be automatically considered for a scholarship for this program as well.  However funds are limited and second scholarships cannot be guaranteed. 

Passport and Visa Requirements for All Participants

Passports: You must have a passport valid for more than six months beyond the dates of the trip. More information on how to renew or obtain a U.S. passport can be found on the U.S. Department of State's website. If you are an international student please contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All NYU students are welcome to contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) for assistance as well.

Visas: U.S. passports valid for more than six months beyond the dates of travel do not need a visa to enter France. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please consult France’s visa requirements. If you have questions, please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS).

It is your responsibility to apply and receive the appropriate visas for your passport in a timely manner for the trip. Trip Program Fee refunds are not provided if you fail to secure your visa.


Learn More At An Upcoming Info Session!

Info Session #1
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 12:30pm
Watch Recording
Info Session #2
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 12:30pm
Tisch Hall, L-101