Thailand Global Advantage Program

Experience a Comprehensive and Immersive Study Abroad Program in the Heart of Thailand.

Program Overview

Globalized Citizen is launching a new faculty led Global Advantage Program in partnership with the University of Central Florida & Bangkok School of Management. The focus of the program is on international business, new venture development, and cultural immersion through experiential learning. Academic contact hours are earned through Thailand-based company visits, entrepreneurial workshops, keynote speaker presentations, networking events and class lectures. Students will gain valuable insight on how business is conducted in Thailand and the greater region of Southeast Asia as well as study and practice the fundamentals of creating a new business in the international environment.

This course was designed to be intensive, interactive, and immersive to provide students the tools and skills to understand the current and relative business practices which are common in Southeast Asia. Through a series of personal experiences of real-world applications, students will be able to study and learn about how major industries create competitive advantages through business executives, keynote speakers, company visits and hands-on workshops. Additionally, there will be approximately 18 hours of in-class lecture time with a partnered university professor. Throughout the program, students will be challenged to apply their knowledge to aspects related to international business, entrepreneurship, and culture.

This course has 66 contact hours with the following learning activities:

  • On-site lectures at Bangkok School of Management, 25 contact hours
  • Supplemental lectures, 5 contact hours
  • Company visits and guest presentations,  contact hours
  • Entrepreneurial focused workshops, 8 contact hours
  • Cultural site tours, 8 contact hours
  • Pre departure workshops, 6 contact hours
  • Post program reflection workshops, 9 contact hours

Credit 

For each of these experiences, students can earn academic credit in GEB 4955 Study Abroad Special Topics (satisfies an Upper-Level Business Elective) and 60 Career-To-Do List points for their next Career Professionalism class.

Program Details

Program Fee: $2,797 / student
Program Dates: May 22 – June 1, 2018

What’s Included

  • Accommodations in shared rooms
  • All required program excursions
  • Course-related activities and entrances
  • Ground transportation for course activities
  • Some meals (depending on the program)
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • UCF Tuition for GEB 4955 (3 credits)
  • UCF study abroad administrative fee ($350)
  • Some meals (depending on the program)
  • Passport
  • Individual transportation within the host city (taxis, buses)
  • Personal spending money (activities, toiletries, snacks, etc.)

Minimum Requirements

  • UCF student
  • Open to ALL MAJORS
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF

Program Contact

Program Advisor: Holly Bouma
Program Advisor email: holly.bouma@ucf.edu 

Host University

Name: Bangkok School of Management
Address: Amarin Tower, 16th Floor, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 256 9586

 

Bangkok School of Management

Academic Areas of Focus

After successfully completing the program, students should be able to:

  • Describe factors of the business environment pertaining to political, economic, social and legal characteristics which are shared and unique between Thailand and the United States of America.
  • Identify important business challenges within the international environment and discuss strategies for identifying and capitalizing on opportunities.
  • Gain meaningful business insights by interacting with professional business executives by visiting Thailand based companies and their facilities.
  • Develop a personal filter for decision making when creating a new business venture.
  • Develop a business model canvas and determine key performance indicators for the student’s entrepreneurial ideas
  • Demonstrate how to properly leverage international experience in the employment market.
  • Describe how the tourism industry plays a role in Thailand’s overall economy.
  • Describe the fundamentals and significance of religion and culture in Thailand
  • Understand and practice cultural considerations an individual must respect while conducting business in Thailand.

Program Itinerary

Tuesday,​ ​May​ ​22nd

6:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Airport transfers operating from DMK airport to Sukhumvit, Bangkok
8:00 PM: Program Orientation Dinner

Wednesday,​ ​May​ ​23rd

10:00AM – 12:00PM: BSM Lecture  
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Lunch at BSM
1:00PM – 3:00PM: BSM Lecture
7:00PM – 9:30PM: Chao Phraya Princess River Cruise

Thursday,​ ​May​ ​24th

10:00AM – 12:00PM: Wat Pho Temple
12:30PM – 1:30 PM: Luncheon (Keynote Speaker at BSM)
1:30PM – 5:30PM: BSM Lecture
8:00PM – 10:00PM: Khao San Road Free time

Friday,​ ​May​ ​25th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Company Visit
12:30 PM – 1:30PM: Luncheon (Keynote Speaker) BSM
1:30PM – 5:30PM: BSM Lecture
8:00PM – 10:00PM: Terminal 21 Mall Free Time

Saturday,​ ​May​ ​26th

Floating Market of Damnoen Saduak Day Trip

Sunday,​ ​May​ ​27th

10:00AM – 12:00PM: Wat Phra Kaew Temple
7:00PM – 9:00PM: Rot Fai Market Free Time

Monday,​ ​May​ ​28th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Royal Palace
12:30 PM – 1:30PM: Luncheon BSM
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: BSM Lecture
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Entrepreneurial Workshop
4:30 PM – 6:30PM: BSM Lecture

Tuesday,​ ​May​ ​29th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM : Company Visit
12:30 PM – 1:30PM: Luncheon (Keynote Speaker)
1:30PM – 5:30PM: BSM Lecture

Wednesday,​ ​May​ ​30th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Wat Arun
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch at BSM
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: BSM Lecture
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Entrepreneurial Workshop
4:30 PM – 6:30PM: BSM Lecture

Thursday,​ ​May​ ​31st

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Company Visit
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Luncheon Keynote Speaker
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM: BSM Lecture
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Farewell Dinner

Friday,​ ​June​ ​1st

6:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Airport transfers operating from Sukhumvit, Bangkok to BKK Airport.

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