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Faculty-Led: Financial Institutions in the Cayman Islands
George Town, Cayman Islands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter Break
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Restrictions: KSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 10/07/2019 ** 01/02/2020 01/11/2020

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:
Financial Institutions
in the Cayman Islands

George Town, Cayman Islands

 
 
QUICK FACTS

Professor Name: Steven A. Dennis, Ph.D.  
Total Estimated Cost: $4,250 (plus 3-credit hours of tuition if over credit-hour cap for Spring term)
Eligibility:   Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Business; at least sophomore standing; and 2.50 cumulative GPA; and ECON 22060.
Course: FIN 46087/56087
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates: January 2-11, 2020
Application deadline: October 7, 2019


OVERVIEW 

Course Name: International Finance Experience
Location: George Town, Cayman Islands
KSU Sponsoring College: College of Business Administration
Course Description:  This course examines financial institutions in the Cayman Islands.  The historical development and structure of the financial institutions are covered, and the role of cultural influences is explored.  The course includes a required trip to the Cayman Islands in January of 2020 to visit financial institutions and cultural sites requiring an additional course fee.


 

 
TENTATIVE ITINERARY

When:  January 2-11, 2020

Program highlights/ Tentative Itinerary:  

Day 1, January 2nd Individual Flights from Cleveland to Grand Cayman Islands & Check into Hotel
Day 2, January 3rd Morning Lecture; Visit businesses in Grand Cayman Islands
Day 3, January 4th Free Time (Saturday)
Day 4, January 5th Free Time (Sunday)
Day 5, January 6th  Morning Lecture; Visit businesses in Grand Cayman Islands; Group Dinner
Day 6, January 7th  Morning Lecture; Visit businesses in Grand Cayman Islands; Group Dinner
Day 7, January 8th  Morning Lecture; Visit Parliament and the National Museum; Group Dinner
Day 8, January 9th  Morning: Lecture; Visit Dolphin Swim and Turtle Farm; Sailing Dinner Cruise
Day 9, January 10th Morning Lecture; Visit Stingray City
Day 10, January 11th  Individual Return Flights to Cleveland



 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Pre-requisites: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Business; at least sophomore standing; and 2.50 cumulative GPA; and ECON 22060.

 


ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
The program fee covers all instructional costs, lodging for nine nights, transportation to and from hotel to all site visits, four dinners (with limits) and the costs for all entry fees and cultural activities on the itinerary.   The program fee does not cover airfare.  You should book your flight to arrive in Georgetown (airport code: GCM) by the afternoon/evening of January 2nd.  Out-of-pocket expenses not covered by the program fee include transportation to and from both airports, all meals (except the four dinners), personal activities during off time, any travel outside that scheduled for the program, souvenirs, personal expenses, etc.  

$400 of the program fee is due by October 7, 2019; the remainder of the program fee ($2,500) is due by November 18, 2019.  All payments are made at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/kentcobasa


 
 
CDC WEB SITE AND IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination: 
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/cayman-islands?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
 


If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with your healthcare provider or the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly. Please note that some vaccines may not be available through the DeWeese Health Center. https://www.kent.edu/uhs


PROGRAM FEES
 
Program Fee Breakdown:
ESTIMATED STUDENT EXPENSES
(as of June 2019)
 
Cost Description Amount
OGE Application Fee $60
OGE Health Insurance $25
Program Fee $2,900
Airfare to/from $500
Other costs not included in program fee $765
Total $4,250
Tuition (included in Spring term, unless over credit hour cap) See www.kent.edu/tuition for more details
 
Total Estimated Cost: $4,250
 
Payment Instructions: Excluding the $60 application fee, all payments go to: https://commerce.cashnet.com/kentcobasa.

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/education-abroad-scholarships and for College of Business Administration students through the CoBA International Programs Office https://www.kent.edu/business/education-abroad-scholarships 


DEADLINES

Application deadline: October 7, 2019
Payment deadline: $400 of the program fee is due by October 7, 2019; the remainder of the program fee ($2,500) is due by November 18, 2019.  All payments are made at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/kentcobasa​
Withdrawal deadline: TBD


CONTACT INFORMATION

Faculty name: Steven A. Dennis, Ph.D.
Email: sdenni14@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-1205
Office location on campus: BSA 402 

Brief Bio:
Dr. Steven A. Dennis is the Firestone Chair of Corporate Finance at Kent State University.  He has previously held positions at several universities, including the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, Cal State Fullerton in Los Angeles, and most recently, the University of North Dakota.  Dr. Dennis has been interviewed in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Economist.  He has co-written a book entitled Debt Securities, and he has written study materials for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA™) exam. 
 


 

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