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December 5, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler School of Business Administration Offers Travel-Study Course

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Students at The University of Texas at Tyler will have an opportunity to learn about Latin American business aspects through a travel-study course, Dr. Jim Tarter, UT Tyler College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

Offered during the spring 2009 semester, the three-hour credit course is open to all undergraduate- and graduate-level students in any discipline.   

Upon completion of the semester, students will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 2009. Those enrolled will be required to meet 5 – 5:50 p.m. each Tuesday on campus during the regular semester. Traveling cost is tentatively $2,650, excluding course tuition. Sign-up deadline is Friday, Dec. 19.

Dr. Barbara Wooldridge, UT Tyler associate professor of marketing and School of Business Administration interim dean, will teach the course.

“Argentina is considered the ‘Paris of South America,’ and many media sources are really fired about Argentina as an upcoming destination in worldwide business,” Wooldridge said. “The course will give our students a chance to experience a business culture that will be viable and crucial in the upcoming years, as well as to visit another Latin American country as we make a side trip to Uruguay during our travels.”

A minimum of 35 students is needed for this course. Exact travel dates and grant availability are pending, Wooldridge added.

For more information, contact Wooldridge, 903.566.7246 or barbara_wooldridge@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.                        


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