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Melbourne, Australia

May Term in Australia

COMM 4589 GCI: Doing Business Down Under

This course offers an intensive survey of the cultural, economic, and geographic characteristics of Australia. The focus will be on the interdependence among these factors and analyzing what implications they have for doing business in this part of the world. A primary area of emphasis will be on the application of business strategy and systems concepts, business modeling techniques, and design thinking. Through classroom discussions, business meetings, and cultural experiences, students will develop professional competencies needed to conduct business in an international context. The program will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Students will visit a variety of businesses in key industries located in these primary business districts, with a special emphasis on the wine industry. For more information, contact Professor Sherri Moore (

Program Dates 

May, 9-23, 2020

Who Should Take This Class 

This course is open to second and third-year UVA undergraduates, regardless of major.

Information Sessions 

McIntire study-abroad fair: Sept. 4, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Information session: Wednesday, Jan. 22, Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 254

Application Process 

An online application will be available on the ISO Web site in October.  Students will need to review the online Education Abroad Workshop information session.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 15. Once admission is approved, students will attend several orientation sessions during the spring semester.

A $90 application fee must be paid in person by cash or check at the International Studies Office in Minor Hall no later than 5 p.m., Feb. 15, or may be paid online until 11:59 p.m., February 15. Online payments made on the deadline day will be marked as received the following day.


There are many ways for students to be able to fund their programs abroad. All undergraduate Commerce students who apply to any GCI course are eligible to submit a separate application for need-based McIntire private scholarships, provided by McIntire alumni and companies committed to making these types of global experiences possible. McIntire undergraduate applicants will be sent a link directly via email to the scholarship application for these McIntire scholarships within a few days after the application deadline. Decisions are made quickly, and students will be notified of their McIntire scholarship decision before the deadline for committing to the program. McIntire scholarships range from $500 to half the total billable cost of the GCI course.

Additionally, the UVA International Studies Office suggests many other sources of funding for your education abroad through local, national, and international opportunities.