Fast track your global education! Freshman Global Lab gives students admitted directly to the Fisher College of Business the opportunity to earn 1.4 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, BMW, DB, Yamaha, etc.
Students will stay in triple occupancy hotel 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
$3351 program fee
$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 seven 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.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they 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)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
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To start off my 2017 freshman year summer I spent May 6th - June 3rd participating in the Freshman Global Lab Study Abroad Program in Hamburg, Germany. My fellow classmates and I spent most of our days studying International Business and Logistics Management at Kühne Logistics University. In our free time we explored the cities of Hamburg, Berlin, and Lubeck. The four weeks flew by and adapting to the new setting was not as challenging as I expected it to be. Here’s a few things I learned along my journey: If you’re not lucky you may find yourself having to pay 50 cents to use the restroom, although the water bottle was only 1 Euro expect to add 50 cents to the total cost because you get charged for the actual plastic bottle, if you recycle the bottle you get your precious 50 cents back, when you do not know how to swim you tend to put more effort in paddling so that your canoe does not flip over, and the list goes on. On a more serious note, I learned the distinction between ethnocentrism and polycentrism. When I first came I would say I was more on the ethnocentric side and not long after being here I learned to appreciate the beauty of adopting the culture of the host country I was visiting, Germany. Despite some hiccups along the way my biggest take away from my experience is the importance of staying positive and optimistic. I am grateful to those in my support circle who helped to make this experience possible for me one way or the other. Upon the conclusion of my trip, I can admit I am looking forward to and eager for future study abroad opportunities.