Fast track your global education! Freshman Global Lab gives students admitted directly to the Fisher College of Business the opportunity to earn 1.5 credits during 2 weeks in Hamburg, Germany. The program includes visits to leaders of manufacturing, experts in logistics and an international renowned port to highlight BUSML 3380: Logistics Management curriculum in an applied setting.
Germany, the largest economy in Europe and the top ranking country on the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index, provides the setting for Freshman Global Lab. Accommodations are based in Hamburg, the largest port city in Germany, known as the "Tor zer Welt" (Gateway to the World). Explore the city, from the Holy Roman Empire to WWII, from sweet Franzbroetchen to flavors of the local night market. Around every corner a new adventure awaits!
Tentative business visits include Airbus, NKG Kala, Mercedes, etc.
Students will stay in triple occupancy hostel rooms.
BUSML 3380 - Logistics Management (1.5 credit), Prof. Mike Knemeyer
Concepts and methods used to plan and manage logistics activities in a business environment. Understanding of the components of logistics management and tradeoffs required to manage the integrated flow of goods through the supply chain.
Freshman student admitted directly to Fisher College of Business (at time of application)
3.0 GPA or higher
No student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action"
Complete ECON 2002.01: Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 2001.01: Principles of Microeconomics before the dates of travel
Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying:
The Ohio State University tuition
Program Fee TBD
$150 application fee
This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, and nine select group meals. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (passport / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.
If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, you will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
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While the international experience may be obvious, the new connections that I've made with fellow Fisher students and professors is what I will take away from the Freshman Global Lab. Being separated from your family for a month and not knowing the local language makes you rely on the fellow people on the trip. It was really great to be able to get close with Professor's Skousen and Knemeyer. Hamburg was also one of the best places in the world to become friends with people who I had never met before the trip and eventually became very good friends with. While the education I gained was very important, I will forever cherish the memories I made with my new friends.