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  1. International Exchange Programs (IEP) Natalya Levina MBA Program Office INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  2. Exchange Partners Asia • Asian Institute of Management (Manila) • INSEAD (Singapore) • Keio Business School (Yokohama) • Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) • Indian School of Business (Hyderabad) • Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (Beijing) • China-Europe International Business School [CEIBS] (Shanghai) Australia • Australian Graduate School of Management (Sydney) Middle East • Arison School of Business, IDC Herzliya South America • COPPEAD Graduate School of Business (Rio de Janeiro) • Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile) Europe • London Business School • HEC School of Management (Paris) • INSEAD (Fontainebleau) • IESE Business School (Barcelona) • Rotterdam School of Management • SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan) • Stockholm School of Economics INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  3. Why go on exchange? • Coursework with an international perspective • Access to local corporate & academic resources • Access to career services at host school • Cross-cultural & language development • Exploration of the country and region • Friendships with local students INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  4. The Basics • Full semester, half-semester, or summer study at a partner school • Follows the completion of core courses • 4 Wharton credit units on semester exchange • 2 Wharton credit units on half-semester or summer exchange • With departmental approval, coursework may count toward the major • No extra tuition charge within 21 credit units; living expenses not included INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  5. The Wharton/INSEAD Alliance • More than 800 MBA exchanges since 2001 • Approximately 50-70 students in each direction, each year • Students take a minimum of 3 INSEAD credits per period/quarter (1 INSEAD cu = .67 Wharton cu) • Can study for 1 or 2 quarters (consecutive or separate, Fontainebleau or Singapore or BOTH!) • Opportunities for INSEAD exchange are in the summer session following the first year; quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the academic year; and the summer following second year Fontainebleau Singapore INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

  6. SDA Bocconi - Track in Luxury Business Management • Two month internships and field projects • Offered by Bvlgarior other leading firms in luxury-related businesses (e.g. LVMH or PPR group) partners of the track • On key strategic and managerial issues in luxury business • Double location: Milan, at SDA and Rome at Bvlgari, via del Tritone headquarter NAME OF INITIATIVE OR GROUP

  7. The Application Process • When do you apply? • Fall for spring exchanges (2nd years) • Spring for summer and fall exchanges (1st and 2nd years) • What do we look for? • Persuasive and well written essay • Strong academic performance • Conduct becoming a Wharton student • Graduating class INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  8. Sources of Information • “International Opportunities” under the MBA tab of Spike • Exchange calendars • Partner school fact sheets • Links to partner school websites • Policies and guidelines • Application form • IEP Info Sessions • Incoming exchange students from our partner schools • International Exchange Student Reception • Be a buddy for exchange student • Second year students who have gone on exchange • Resource library • MBA Program Office INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

  9. IEP Contact Natalya Levina Associate Director Wharton MBA Program Office 300 Jon M. Huntsman Hall natalya@wharton.upenn.edu 215.898.8834 (to schedule an appointment) 215.898.5012 (direct line) INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS