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GWSB Israel Short-Term Abroad | May 2014 | FINA 3101

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Helen Iasnik

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The cliffs on the east edge of Masada are about 1,300 feet high and the cliffs on the west are about 300 feet high. Its located on the edge of the Judean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. You can hike the mountin and it is a huge accomplishment to make it to the top.
FINA 3101: Investment & Portfolio Management
Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, PhD

Israel Short-Term Abroad | May 2014
Intro to the "Start Up Nation"
Israel & Co
Tentative Itinerary
Safety & Security
Application & Costs
Q & A
Invest in Israel
Tentative Syllabus
*still in progress - subject to change*
May 19 - 29, 2014
4 cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Galilee, Haifa
Cultural Visits
Business Visits
Begin in Tel Aviv
Flights on your own (will provide suggestions)

Welcome bbq on the beach
Tuesday, May 20th
Wednesday, May 21st
Breakfast at your hotel (every day!)
3 Business Visits
Relax! On your own after lunch
Thursday, May 22nd
2 business visits
Tel Aviv City Tour: Old Port City of Jaffa (Yafo), Walking tour of Neve Tzedek, shops & cafes along Sheinken St.
Alumni Dinner/Networking event
English Speaking Guide
Israeli breakfast buffet at hotel every morning!
Friday, May 23rd
Check out of Tel Aviv and head to Jerusalem
Visit Holocaust Museum (Yad Vashem)
Old City Tour
Mount of Olives, Lions' Gate, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter, Cardo, and the Western Wall
Potential dinner with Israeli families/on your own
Saturday, May 24th
Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is about 400 meters below sea level. It's the lowest point on earth in any land mass. It's called the Dead Sea because the amount of salt in it prevents any life from living in it. The same salt though provides relief to the visitors.
Sunday, May 25th
3 Business Visits
Dinner at local restaurant
dinner on own and evening free
Monday, May 26th
Galilee -> Haifa
Check out of hotel in Jerusalem
Business visits in Galilee
Potential lunch/stop at Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)
Head to Haifa/Check in Hotel
Dinner and evening free in Haifa
Tuesday, May 27th
Business visits in Haifa
Potential lunch in Caesaria (Port)
Return to Tel Aviv/check in hotel
Dinner & evening free in Tel Aviv
End in Tel Aviv
Wednesday, May 28th
Business visits
Lunch on own
Group farewell dinner
Thursday, May 29th
Check out of hotel and head back to USA!
Flight on own (will provide suggested times)
Potential Business Visits
VC (JVP, Magma, Aleph, Pitango, Carmel Ventures Elevator Fund)
Mutual Funds
Banks (Hapoalim, Leumi, Citi, others)
Israel Securities Authority
Start Ups (BillGuard, CallVU)
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
*Visits are based on availability
Safety & Security
Very safe!
100% of iTrek participants reported feeling comfortable, safe and secure throughout their entire visit.
More than 3.5 million people have traveled to Israel last year without incident
Contingency plans in place (if necessary)
Apply through GW Passport
Required to meet with Dean Bajeux & Helen prior to the trip (all app. materials must be in before this)
Due March 3rd!
GW Summer Student Tuition $3,945.75

Insurance* $17.50

Program Land Package* $2,400.00

Billable subtotal: $6,363.25

Airfare estimate $1,300.00

Extra Meals $400.00

Non-billable subtotal: $1,700.00

Total: $8,063.25
Cost Estimate
Helen Iasnik
Information Session
*Pre-req: BADM 3501*
2.75 GPA & good standing
Must be able to attend all classes in April
Pre-reg: BADM 3501
Some lunch & dinners on your own/with group
FINA 3101 Format
On Campus: Class lecture all Fridays in April 4, 11, 18, and 25
2-6 pm Location TBA
Travel Dates: May 19 -29th
(You will book your own flights - but we will provide arrival and departure suggestions.)
13 students min needed 20 max
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