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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 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Mandatory pre-departure classes and orientation will be held in spring (see brochure for dates).

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
College/School: Terry Academic Area: Business Administration, International Business
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75 or above
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 will be Jennifer Chapman, Department of Accounting. Academic content is delivered in Athens through several pre-departure meetings, as well as in the experiential learning activities abroad (tentative schedule below). Students will enroll in the following course for credit. 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: completion of pre-Terry coursework is preferred 


Program Itinerary:

This is a working itinerary and subject to change.

TBA-Fall semester, 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 7 Depart USA to British Columbia
March 8 AM/PM orientation & city tour, welcome meal
March 9 AM/PM academic visits
March 10 AM/PM academic visits
March 11 AM/PM academic visits 
March 12 Class meeting & debrief session
March 13 Excursion to Whistler, farewell meal 
March 14 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 local transit passes for free-time use.

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 International Education.


  • Open to all business majors and intended business majors who have completed one year of college in residence at the time of application.
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records.
  • Strong faculty/employer references.
  • Enrollment is limited (a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
  • Prerequisite coursework, if any, may be considered.

Admission Process:

Begin an application on the portal. Only applications marked "complete" by Oct. 15 will be considered. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal that is linked to your UGAMail account. Admitted students will have a limited time to commit (or withdraw/decline) and pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to secure their spot in the program and register for courses. Once the program is full, pending applicants may 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:
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!

Expect to work for the 3 credits.
     — Robert Maxwell, Spring Break 2019
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