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Location

London, Brussels, Paris, UK, Belgium, France

Program Description

This will be an eight week program with students traveling and studying in London, Brussels, and Paris, for approximately three weeks, and concluding the class on-line the remaining weeks. The class will fly to London, the home of our common law legal system, where students spend approximately a week touring the city and visiting the Royal Courts of Justice, Westminster Abbey, the British Library, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods and cruise the Thames.  We will then travel to Brussels, the Capitol of the EU, and visit the European Parliament, the Commission of the European Union, and the Council of the European Union. While in Brussels, we will also tour the battlefield of Waterloo and visit the city of Bruges with its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.  The class will then travel to Paris, the City of Lights, visiting the Palais de Justice, Paris Law Courts, the Louvre, the Museum d’Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Opera Garnier, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Rodin Museum,  Napoleon’s Tomb, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, and cruise the Seine.  Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the working of the court systems.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical principles and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.

Location Description

The class will fly to London, the home of our common law legal system, where students spend approximately a week touring the city and visiting the Royal Courts of Justice, Westminster Abbey, the British Library, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods and cruise the Thames.  We will then travel to Brussels, the Capitol of the EU, and visit the European Parliament, the Commission of the European Union, and the Council of the European Union. While in Brussels, we will also tour the battlefield of Waterloo and visit the city of Bruges with its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.  The class will then travel to Paris, the City of Lights, visiting the Palais de Justice, Paris Law Courts, the Louvre, the Museum d’Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Opera Garnier, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Rodin Museum,  Napoleon’s Tomb, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, and cruise the Seine.

Director

David Parker | parkerdl@jmu.edu | Finance & Business Law

Accommodations

Students will be staying in hotels in double or triple rooms.

Breakfast will be provided everyday at each hotel. There will be approximately two group meals per week and students will be given a food stipend each week.

Additional Items to Consider

Students will need to bring clothing suitable for business and court visits.

The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond the stay and a round-trip ticket.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5

Prerequisite: COB 300

Junior or senior standing

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director may be required
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

COB 318: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

Cost

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