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Title: First Meeting


1
First Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Actions You Must Take Before Going to Australia
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Money Matters
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Luggage
  • Packing
  • Tentative Itinerary
  • Flight Departure Itineraries
  • Accommodations
  • The Tiffany Apartments
  • Meals
  • Communicating Home
  • Sydney Public Transportation Passes
  • Cultural Events
  • Excursions
  • Beaches

2
Introductions
  • 2 Co-Directors
  • Operations Management Dr. Hemant Kher
  • Marketing Dr. Carter Broach
  • 25 Students
  • Name
  • Where are you from?
  • What is your major?
  • Why Participating/What Want to Get out of the
    Program?
  • Photograph

3
Before Going to Australia
  • Register for Credit for Both Courses
  • Seminar in International Marketing Management
    (BUAD 393)
  • Sections
  • 70 for Regular Course
  • 80 for Honors Course
  • Seminar in International Operations Management
    (BUAD 394)
  • Sections
  • 70 for Regular Course
  • 80 for Honors Course
  • Registration begins 11/6 ends 11/10/06
  • Tuition Fee Payment Form Will Be Mailed 11/16 by
    the Registrar
  • Tuition Payment is Due No Later Than 12/1

4
Before Going to Australia
  • Pay the 5,500 Program Fee
  • Prior Installment of 300 is Past Due
  • 2nd Installment of 1,200 is Due 5/19/06
  • 3rd Installment of 1,200 is Due 9/8/06
  • Final Installment is Due 11/3
  • Pay Tuition When Billed (No Later Than 12/1)
  • Complete the Mandatory On-Line Student
    Orientation https//international.udel.edu/IPSSdb/
    orientation/quiz.asp
  • Attend the All Programs Meeting either 12/4 or
    12/5, 4-5 pm, Trabant Multi-Purpose Room
  • Attend Health Meeting either 12/6 or 12/7, 4-5
    pm, Trabant Multi-Purpose Room
  • Complete ALL the steps listed at
    http//international.udel.edu/studyabroad/onceacce
    pted/winter.html
  • Verify That Your Passport is Valid Until 8/1/2007
  • Apply for Electronic Visa Online
    www.vsrtravel.com/delaware/buad.html
  • Register with the U.S. Embassy in Australia at
    http//travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/r
    egistration_1186.html
  • Review U.S. State Department Information _at_
    http//www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/c
    is_954.html

5
Before Going to Australia
  • Give to Dr. Kher
  • 2 Photocopies of 1st 2 Pages of Passport
  • Signed, Notarized Travel Study Programs Agreement
    Release Form (Waiver)
  • Mobile Telephone Application Form
  • Check Your UD E-Mail Regularly

6
Health
  • 81 of Last Years Students Reported Having Some
    Health Problems
  • Hangovers (13)
  • Colds (9)
  • Sunburn (8)
  • Notify us Privately and Confidentially of any
    Special Medical Problems you might have.
  • Bring Prescription Medicine, Allergy Medicine and
    an Analgesic
  • Bring a 10-day Supply of an Antibiotic (e.g.,
    Cipro)
  • Bring Prescriptions listing the Chemical
    Composition of each (Brand Names of Prescription
    Drugs may Vary between Countries)
  • For Long-term Illnesses, bring a Letter from Your
    Physician with your Medical History
  • Insurance. Automatically Covered by HTH Worldwide

7
Safety
  • Excerpts from an article in the 9/29/05 New York
    Times
  • Australia is considered a prime target for
    Islamic extremists because of the Prime Minister
    John Howard governments steadfast support for
    the United States in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • The head of the federal police, Mike Keelty,
    said the events in London, as well as Australias
    own intelligence, suggested that a suicide
    bombing was a possibility in Australia.
  • Australia has a small population of
    Muslimsfewer than 300,000 out of 22 millionand
    nearly half of them live in Sydney.
  • For more information, go to http//www.nytimes.com
    /2005/09/29/international/asia/29australia.html
  • Report suspicious behavior
  • Report suspicious/unattended items

8
Money Matters
  • 2005 Out-of-Pocket Figures
  • Delaware Out-of-State
  • Tuition 1,242 3,146
  • Winter Session Reg. Fee 25
    25
  • Program Fee 5,500 5,500
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses 4,806 4,806
  • Total 11,573 13,476
  • Reported Out-of-Pocket Expenses
  • Range 1,160-8,040
  • Gender Average
  • Males 5,800
  • Females 4,400
  • Forms of Money Used
  • Cash, 100
  • Credit Card, 77
  • Debit Card, 73
  • Travelers Checks, 14 (Fee-Free Checks Available
    from AAA Delaware (Route 7 Churchmans Road)

9
Electrical Appliances
  • If you Bring an Electric Shaver then bring a
  • 0-50 Watt Converter which Transforms the 110
    volts that is standard in the U.S. to the 220
    volts that is standard in Australia
  • 2-Pin Electric Plug Adaptor
  • If you bring a Hair Dryer and/or Curling Iron,
    then bring a
  • 50-1,600 Watt Converter which Transforms the 110
    volts that is standard in the U.S. to the 220
    volts that is standard in Australia
  • 2- Pin Electrical Plug Adaptor
  • Some Places Were Staying (e.g., The Tiffany)
    Have Hair Dryers in the Bathrooms
  • Alternatively, Pick up a Cheap One in Country

10
Luggage
  • 2 Pieces Cargo Hold Luggage (1 of Which Should be
    Used for Weekend Travel)
  • Check with Airlines regarding Weight Restrictions
    (may change to 50 lbs. from 70 lbs. per piece)
  • 1 Piece Carry-on Luggage
  • 62-inch (height width depth) bag Rule
  • Save Room for Souvenirs
  • Wine
  • Must be 21
  • Limit is 2 Bottles
  • Packing When in Doubt, Do Without!

11
Packing
  • Prior Students Consistently Report Taking Too
    Many Clothes
  • Female
  • Too many business clothes
  • Too many pants
  • Too many shoes
  • Male
  • Too many dressy clothes
  • Too many ties

12
Packing
  • Prior Students Consistently Report Taking The
    Wrong Clothes
  • Females Needed More
  • Party clothes
  • Dressy bar tops
  • Hard sole shoes
  • More tanks
  • Light jackets
  • Hangers
  • Nicer shoes for company visits
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Extra sun block
  • Male Needed More going out clothes (dressy)

13
Packing
  • Prior Students Recommendations on Packing for
    Company Visits
  • Female
  • Type
  • Skirts, conservative tops (not too many - only
    wear them for 2-3 hours)
  • A lot of dressy sleeveless shirts skirts
  • Longer skirts tops I brought too many pants
    button downs
  • Lots of collared shirts skirts
  • Nice dress pants comfortable shoes
  • Long skirts, dress pants, strappy heeled
    sandals
  • Nice pants short sleeve shirt
  • Skirts/slacks dress shirts/cotton tops
  • Black pants (easy) nice shirt
  • Skirts, capris, pants, cardigans
  • Capris, skirts, black pants, comfy shoes

14
Packing
  • Prior Students Recommendations on Packing for
    Company Visits
  • Females Recommend
  • 2 pants/skirts, 8 shifts
  • 2 skirts, 2 pants, 5 shirts
  • 4-5 pants/skirts 5-6 tops
  • 4-5 shirts, 3 skirts, 3 pants

15
Packing
  • Prior Students Recommendations on Packing for
    Company Visits
  • Male Recommend
  • Type
  • Dark black pants
  • Black dress shoes
  • All button down shirts
  • Amount Type
  • I packed the least on the trip I felt I had
    plenty
  • Business casual 4-6 shirts, 3-4 pants
  • 5-8 polo shirts, 4 Khaki black pants, black
    brown shoes, 1 pair each
  • 3-4 dress shirts, 2 pair of slacks, nice shoes
  • 4 dress shirts, 2-3 pair of pants

16
Tentative Itinerary
  • January 2 Depart the U.S.
  • January 4 Arrive in Cairns
  • January 410
  • Company visits
  • Adventure activities
  • January 11 Depart for/Arrive in Auckland, New
    Zealand
  • January 1118
  • Company visits
  • Social activities
  • Visit Rotorua
  • Free weekend
  • January 19--? Depart Auckland Arrive in
    Melbourne
  • Company visits
  • Great Ocean Road Trip
  • Australian Tennis Open
  • January 22 31 Depart Melbourne Arrive in
    Sydney
  • Company visits
  • Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise on January 26
  • Hunter Valley tour

17
Flight Departure Itineraries
  • Departure from Philadelphia Bring Your Passport
    Airline Ticket
  • Be There 2 Hours Before Departure
  • Depart from Terminal A of the Philadelphia
    International Airport (PHL) _at_ 6 pm on US Air (US)
    Flite 949 on 01/02/07
  • Arrive _at_ Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    _at_ 912 pm
  • Depart LAX _at_ 1145 pm on Qantas (QF) Flite 108
  • Arrive in Brisbane (BNE), Australia on 01/04
  • Depart BNE
  • Arrive in Cairns (CNS)
  • Bus from CNS to Gilligans Hostel
  • Departure from Cairns
  • Bus from Gilligans Hostel
  • Depart CNS on QF
  • Arrive in _at_ Jean Batten International Airport
    (AKL), NZ
  • Bus to Hotel

18
Flight Departure Itineraries
  • Departure from Auckland
  • Bus from Hotel
  • Depart AKL on QF
  • Arrive _at_ Sydneys Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD)
  • Bus from SYD to The Tiffany
  • Departure from Sydney
  • Bus from The Tiffany to SYD
  • Bring Your Passport
  • Bring Your Airline Ticket
  • Depart from Terminal 1, SYD _at_ 1235 pm on QF
    107 on 02/02/07
  • Arrive at LAX _at_ 700 am on 02/02/07
  • Depart LAX _at_ 1110 am on US Flite 948
  • Arrive at Terminal A, PHL _at_ 709 pm

19
Accommodations
  • Select Roommates
  • 2 to a Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms to an Apartment
  • Same Roommates for all Accommodations

20
The Tiffany Apartments
  • Web Site
  • URL www.meritonapartments.com.au
  • Click on The Tiffany Bondi Junction More
    Details
  • Contact Information
  • 95-97 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
  • Telephone (61 2) 9388 9700
  • Fax (61 2) 9388 0391
  • E-mail bookings_at_meriton.com.au
  • Location. 12 Minute Bus Ride from Bondi Beach
  • 6 Students per Apartment
  • 3 Bedrooms in an Apartment
  • Double Occupancy Bedrooms
  • Kitchen Stocked with Cooking Eating Equipment
  • Laundry (Washer Dryer)
  • Balcony (Some enclosed, some not some with
    furniture, some not)
  • TV, Stereo
  • Air Conditioned
  • Telephone
  • Recreational Facilities

21
Meals
  • Breakfast Provided Cereal, Bread, Milk, Jelly,
    Peanut Butter
  • Lunch Provided Bread, Lunch Meats
  • Eating Out
  • Cheap Good Places in Sydney
  • Hot Juicy Sandwich Shop
  • Oporto
  • International Food Court in Westfield Mall
  • Wagamamas
  • Bamboodle
  • Expensive Good Place. Iguana Café (Farewell
    Dinner Last Year)

22
Communicating Home
  • Telephone
  • Phoning To Australia from the U.S.
  • International Exchange Access Code 01
  • Australias Country Code 61
  • Sydneys City Code 2
  • Phoning From Australia to the U.S.
  • International Exchange Access Code 01
  • U.S. Country Code 01
  • Area Code
  • Cell Phone Option
  • E-Mail
  • Internet Cafés
  • Sydney Backpacker World Travel

23
Sydney Public Transportation Passes
  • Distributed Weekly
  • Covers Buses Subways but not Ferries (e.g., to
    Taronga Zoo, Manly Beach)
  • Primary Use for Transport to Companies
  • Secondary Use for Some Sydney Cultural Events
  • Tertiary Use for Extra-Curricular Activities

24
Excursions
  • Cairns
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Rain Forest
  • Extreme Sports
  • Auckland
  • Auckland Orientation Tour
  • Rotorua
  • Melbourne
  • Australian Tennis Open
  • Great Ocean Road

25
Excursions
  • Sydney
  • Sydney Orientation Tour
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
  • Circus Oz
  • St. George Outdoor Harbour Cinema
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise, 01/26 (Australia Day)
  • Farewell Dinner

26
Beaches
  • Beaches
  • Bondi Favorite (Close, Big, Friendly, Good
    Waves, Beautiful, Topless)
  • Manly (Shopping)
  • Coogee (Small, Dirty, Lots of Birds Kids)
  • Sunburn
  • In 12 Minutes for Pale Skin at 100 p.m. on a
    Clear Day (The Australian)
  • Can Cause Malignant Melanoma. Australia has the
    Highest Rate of Skin Cancer in the World
  • So, Slip, Slop, Slap
  • Slip on a Shirt
  • Slop on Sunscreen
  • Slap on a Hat
  • Rip Tides
  • Bondi Beach
  • Swim/Surf Where the Lifeguards Are
  • Dont Fight The Tides
  • Swim Parallel to the Beach

27
Nighttime Activities
  • Bars/Pubs
  • 3 Wise Monkeys
  • Scruffy Murphys
  • Beach Road Hotel
  • Bondi Hotel
  • Cargo Bar
  • The Loft Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Clubs
  • Movies

28
Introduction To Australia
  • Country
  • Oz
  • Population Same as New York City
  • Area the Size of the Continental U.S.
  • Population Concentration
  • Urban (85 vs. 77 for the U.S.)
  • Coastal (Primarily Eastern Southern)
  • Aborigines
  • Exchange Rate
  • A1.00 U.S.0.76
  • U.S.1.00 A1.32
  • Time Difference Between East Coast U.S. and
    Sydney
  • 15 Hours
  • 8 Hours MINUS 1 Day
  • Capital Canberra
  • Military
  • 35,000 Person Army
  • Look to the U.S. for Defense

29
Introduction To Australia
  • Political Parties
  • Liberal
  • Republican
  • John Howard
  • Party Leader Prime Minister
  • Just Re-elected for a 4th Term (Unprecedented)
  • Labour
  • Democrat
  • Kim Beazley, Party Leader

30
Introduction To Australia
  • Conventions
  • Drive (on Roads)/Walk (on Sidewalks)/Stand (on
    Escalators) on the Left Side
  • The Primary Type of Accident for Americans
    Overseas is Pedestrian-Related (US State
    Department)
  • So, Look BOTH Ways When Crossing the Street
  • Zebras Pedestrian Crossing Zones
  • Signal the Bus Driver if You Want to Get on
  • Dorm/Office Building/Apartment Floors
  • Main Floor (0/G) US First Floor
  • First Floor (1) US Second Floor
  • Penchant for Abbreviations Diminutives
  • Uni University
  • Cozie Swimsuit (Swimming Costume)
  • Mozie Mosquito
  • Coffee
  • Short Black (White) Espresso (With Milk)
  • Long Black (White) Espresso Diluted with Water
    (With Milk)

31
Introduction To Australia
  • Australian People
  • Characteristics
  • Independent (The Grand Tour)
  • Egalitarian (Tall Poppy Syndrome)
  • Nationalistic (Youll Experience This Trait on
    Australia Day)
  • Friendly
  • Avid Sports Fans/Participants (Including
    Gambling)
  • Some Consequences
  • They Work to Live Rather than Live to Work
  • No Worries Means Being Laid Back
  • They Dont Worry About Much
  • They Dont Worry About Your Needs/Wants Much
    Either
  • Less Customer Service
  • Store Hours are Shorter
  • More Restrictive Returned Goods Policy
  • Weaker Work Ethic. KMPG 1,600 Billable
    Hours/Week in Sydney (vs. 2,000 in the U.S.)
  • Large, Accepted Gay/Lesbian Population (Former
    Penal Colony)

32
Introduction To Australia
  • Useful Words/Phrases/Slang
  • Australian
    U.S.
  • How Ya Goin? How Ya Doin?
  • Hotel Pub
  • Thong Flip Flop
  • Pokie Slot
    (Poker) Machine
  • Good Onya Well done
  • Fair dinkum True, Genuine
  • Coat Hanger Sydney Harbour
    Bridge
  • Hes a Bit of a Bastard I Dont Like Him
  • Hes a Total Bastard Hes My Best Friend
  • From Go to O From Start to
    Finish
  • Root ? Cheer

33
Introduction To Australia
  • Useful Pronunciations (Australian U.S.)
  • Aussie Ozzie
  • NZ (New Zealand) En Zed
  • Cairns Cans
  • Auckland Oakland
  • Melbourne MELL bun
  • Canberra CAN Bra
  • Quay Key
  • Mate Mite
  • Useful Gestures
  • Thumbs Up with a Smile is Good
  • Thumbs Up with a Frown is Vary Bad

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Introduction To Australia
  • Useful Abbreviations
  • QANTAS Queensland Northern Territories Aerial
    Service
  • CBD Central Business District
  • NSW New South Wales (State in which Sydney is
    Located)
  • QVB Queen Victoria Building (located in the
    CBD)
  • GST Goods Services Tax (National Sales Tax,
    similar to Europes VAT)
  • ACT Australian Capital Territory
  • SCG Sydney Cricket Ground
  • ANZAC Australia New Zealand Army Corps

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Introduction To Australia
  • Useful Measures
  • Time 24-Hour Clock 1400 is 200 p.m.
  • Date 2.1.07 January 2, 2007 NOT February 1,
    2007
  • Temperature
  • Celsius (Centigrade)
  • Fahrenheit 2Celsius 32 (e.g., 30 Celsius
    92 Fahrenheit)
  • Distance
  • Km (Kilometer, or Ks)
  • 1 Km .62 Mile
  • Weight
  • Stone
  • 14 Pounds
  • Area
  • Hectare (Ha)
  • 2.4 Acres

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Academic Matters
  • Australia Beyond the Outback
  • Required Attendance at Company Visits
  • Select Your Team Partner for 2 Papers for Each
    Course
  • Company Visits M-Th
  • Appropriate Dress Business Casual
  • Class Participation
  • Gift Presentation
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Classes Company Visits
  • Lodging Transportation
  • Spring Semester Schedules

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Organizational Visits
  • How to Get More Out of the Organizational Visits
  • Prior to a Visit
  • Take notes on the posted the pre-departure papers
    on companies by students
  • Review the companys PowerPoint presentations
    prior to the visit
  • Research each company more
  • Create a form to write notes on with sections for
    each area to be covered by the paper summarizing
    the companies marketing operations management
    strategies
  • Get more sleep before the presentations
  • Not be hung over
  • During a Visit
  • Ask more questions during visits
  • Pay more attention
  • Not talk during the presentations
  • Speak more with company representatives

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Next Meeting
  • 10/?
  • Roommate Selection
  • Paper Preparation Partner Selection
  • Company Selection
  • 12/8
  • Airline Ticket Will be Distribution, IF You Have
  • Paid 6 Credit Hours Tuition in Full
  • Paid the Entire Program Fee
  • Submitted a Signed, Notarized Waiver
  • Applied for an Electronic Visa
  • Company Gift Distribution

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