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  • Locations: Vancouver, Canada; Whistler, Canada
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2021 10/15/2020 10/20/2020 03/06/2021 03/13/2021
NOTE: Early application deadline: Oct. 15; standard application deadline: Nov. 15.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
College/School: Terry Academic Area: Business Administration, International Business
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:


UGA- Terry- Business in Canada

This spring break study abroad program examines the economic and market environment for doing business in British Columbia, Canada. Based in Vancouver, students will visit companies and public/non-profit organizations and explore a world-class ski resort. Additionally, students will discover the culture and cuisine, history, and politics that shape the business climate in Canada. 

Program Locations:

Vancouver, BC (home base), with excursion to Whistler.

Academic Program:

Faculty instructor DAVE CHATTERJEE, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT. Academic content is delivered in Athens through several pre-departure meetings, as well as in the experiential learning activities abroad. Students will enroll in one course for 3 credits (INTB 5100). This course satisfies an upper-division general elective for business majors, and may satisfy additional requirements for IB co-majors. The academic program also fulfills UGA experiential learning requirement. 

INTB 5100 Special Topics in International Business (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: none 


Program Itinerary:

This is an initial itinerary and subject to change.

TBA-January, Meet the group / reception (BLC, room TBA)
TBA-February, Orientation (BLC, room TBA)
TBA-February, Class meeting 1  (BLC, room TBA)
TBA-February, Class meeting 2 (BLC, room TBA)
March 6 Depart USA, Local orientation, welcome dinner
March 7 Presentation "Why Canada," city tour
March 8 AM/PM academic visits
March 9 AM/PM academic visits
March 10 AM/PM academic visits 
March 11 Class meeting & debrief session
March 12 Excursion, farewell meal 
March 13 Return to USA 

Basic Accommodations:

Double-occupancy, hotel accommodations. The program includes daily breakfast at the hotel and some additional group meals (per itinerary). The program includes ground transportation to all program activities as well as all program meetings, visits, tours and excursions.

Program Costs:

See estimated "Cost of Attendance" link at the top of the brochure page. 

​Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, explore travel scholarships provided by the Terry College and the UGA Office of Global Engagement.


  • Open to all business majors and intended business majors, age 18 & older, who have completed at least one year of college in residence.
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records.
    • Only applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be considered.
  • Preferred qualifications: faculty/advisor/employer recommendations, leadership/service experience, interest in the course and/or destinations.
  • Enrollment is limited (a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).

Admission Process:

Begin an application on the portal. Only applications with 100% complete pre-decision materials by the deadline will be considered. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal to your UGAMail account. Admitted students will have a limited time to commit (or withdraw/decline) and pay a non-refundable $300 deposit. Once the program is full, eligible applicants will be waitlisted. Students are encouraged to apply to more than one program (use ranking tool) to improve their chances of study abroad.


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Program Reviews:
Spring Break 2019 Participant
The value provided from this trip exceeded any other opportunity that could have been granted on any spring break excursion.

Spring Break 2019 Participant
Vancouver was amazing, and I loved all the excursions we did! I would recommend this trip for anybody.

Jia Min Liu, Spring Break 2019 Participant
Great experience to learn about our neighbor country. Lots of insightful presentations but still time to explore the city! Highly recommend!

The company visits (most specifically the Deloitte visit) were very valuable and provided interesting information that was relevant to the current economic status of the world and between US and Canada.
     — Miles Griffin, Spring Break 2019
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