WE GOING TO ISRAEL?
The course "IN492
International Trade Practicum" travels every winter to a country to
observe its fashion industries. We have selected Israel as our 2007
destination because, with a population of 6 million people --smaller
than the population of Brooklyn and Queens, and with less land
than New Jersey-- Israel and its people have historically played an
important role in the apparel and textiles industries. Recognized as the
Middle East's fashion business center, Israel's fashion style blends the
modern and the ancient worlds.
trip, we will visit shopping malls, apparel and
jewelry factories, trade associations, government
agencies, and historical sites. This class is open
to all matriculated and non-matriculated students.
The fee for this trip will is $2,950 plus tuition (3 credits)
and it includes: Airfare and Hotel
Transfers, Double Room Accommodations, Daily Continental Breakfast, Sightseeing tours. Additionally, students should
budget approximately US$10-25 per day for meals, gratuities, and
personal expenses. Check this page regularly for updates on trip costs.
Since the practicum
field trips are scheduled in winter semesters they are not eligible for financial aid.
However, students loans are available from banks and other
lending institutions. If you are planning to get a student
loan to finance this trip, get a letter stating the
cost of the trip and the purpose of the loan from the
Office of International Programs (Room B-119) and attach it to the loan application.
April – Sept. 2
Meet with academic advisor, Prof.
Patrick Yanez. Room B436
Sept. 6, 2006
Deadline for applications and $60
application fee due at the Office of Int.
Programs, Rm. B-119
Sept. 16, 2006
Payment of $1,000
at the Bursar's Office. Bring copy of payment receipt to the Office of
International Programs, room B-119.
Oct. 17, 2006
Balance of Program Cost
a photocopy of payment
receipt to the Office of International Programs, room B-119
Nov. 15, 2006
process by registering for this course. If you
meet its pre-requisite, completion of "IN312
International Trade" or in progress, you
may register online. If you have not taken
IN312, you need to get a waiver from the ITM
Chair during his
Hours and then proceed to register in person
at the Registration
Center (Room B-103). Tuition fee due is for
Course CRN is: 2867
To be posted
in August 30, 2006
Each student will be conducting a research project in a topic of his/her
interest. Group projects are encouraged. Presentations of research
conclusions will be made the last week the trip. Suggested research topics are
(select one topic only under the "About" directories):
- Israel: an International
- How international is
Israel's Retail and Merchandising sectors?
- Are Israeli consumers' preferences
local or international?
- Israel's Textile and
- History of Israel
- Israel Trade Patterns
- U.S. Investment in Israel
- Israel's Environmental
- Studies on Israel
- Market studies
About US-Israel Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- History of this FTA
- Current status of (projects) anchored in US-Israel FTA
- An economic profile of Israel
- Key political issues in Israel today
- U.S. (selected) policies regarding Israel
Middle-East Free Trade A (MEFTA)
History of MEFTA
- Current status (projects)
anchored in MEFTA
- Can trade policies foster
your career objectives require other topics, please
visit Prof. Yanez' during his office hours to
explore your research objectives.
The following links should assist students in selecting a research
topic and/or site visits for this field trip:
Camera on the Road: Israel
Do your own research.
Go to your preferred research engine. Type: "Israel", or
"Visiting Israel", "Israel's Tourist Sites", or your own
Jerusalem Post. Founded in 1932, one of the older Middle
Haaretz (a partner of the
International Herald Tribune)
Israelis' newspapers online