Current Students

Register for the Global Learning Opportunity (GLO) in the UAE

Program dates in the UAE:
Saturday, January 4, to Saturday, January 11 (depart U.S. on Friday, January 3)

Please make sure you have your passport information on hand as it is required to submit the application. If you leave a required field blank (denoted by a *), you will not be able to submit.

Application deadline:
Wednesday, September 18, at 5 p.m.

CLICK on each heading below to open and complete sections of the application.

Your Information



Male     Female

Yes     No

Permission to Release

On occasion, we are required to release the name and other information (including but not limited to employer, position, city/state of residence, country of citizenship) to the companies that will be hosting our group. Our travel service company requires that we submit participant information to them for hotel, travel arrangements and other logistics. The Tippie MBA Program will register your travel with the U.S. State Department STEP program.

Yes     No
Yes     No
Yes     No

Roommate Selection

Please answer the questions below in order to help us identify and match compatible individuals—as much as feasibly possible—as roommates. For all double rooms, the MBA program will assign roommates unless a preferred roommate is listed by both parties. NOTE: This information will not be shared with other students—it is simply for office use.

Even if you are selecting your roommate, it is a good thing to consider the following questions because awareness of and consideration for one another's individual habits will help make your trip go more smoothly.

Optional Single Room Supplement Fee:
By paying this fee students will have their own room for all nights of the program.

If you have a preferred roommate, please list him/her here. In order for us to honor this request both individuals, must name each other as the preferred roommate.

Yes     No

Light     Sound

Very     Somewhat     Not Very    

Late to bed/late to rise     Early to bed/early to rise

Quiet     Talkative

Passport Information

Yes     No *

Academic and Disciplinary Regulations Policy

Please read the following and signify your agreement by entering your name in the box at the end.

Program Academic and Disciplinary Regulations

As a student of the Tippie School of Management (Tippie) Global Learning Opportunity (GLO), I hereby agree to abide by the following rules and policies set forth by Tippie in consideration of fellow students, faculty, administration, and myself. I understand that failure to abide by these rules and policies set forth by Tippie will lead to disciplinary action, and that such disciplinary action may include immediate dismissal from the GLO program and impact the ability to participate in future GLO programs.


1. Professional behavior is expected in all class and corporate activities. Participants who are judged to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs before, during or after Tippie sponsored events may not be allowed to attend said events and/or allowed on Tippie sponsored transportation in the interest of the safety, health and welfare of fellow participants.

2. Cooperation with any staff member's reasonable request in the interest of participant's safety, health and welfare is expected of all participants and their guests. Participants are expected to resolve disputes or conflicts in a cooperative manner. Fights, under any and all circumstances, will not be tolerated. Participants are encouraged to seek staff assistance to mediate disputes or to reduce the noise when reasonable requests are ignored.

3. Conduct which is disruptive to the program or offensive to the host culture, or which endangers students or others, sexual harassment, racial or ethnic harassment, will not be tolerated. Conduct such as, but not limited to, abuse of alcohol, intentional and deliberate antagonistic behavior, disruptive noise, and abusive language toward fellow participants, program faculty and staff, or citizens of the host country will not be tolerated. Anyone who directs any deliberate and/or intimidating gestures toward another person or purposely humiliates, makes degrading comments, or removes personal computer files or material of any other student from any of the computers will be subject to disciplinary action.


1. Participation in all class, academic and corporate activities is expected for all enrolled students. Attendance at all classes is mandatory. The following policy will be strictly enforced:

  • 1st Absence - loss of a letter grade
  • 2nd Absence - dismissal from GLO

Two unexcused absences will lead to GLO dismissal. Participants are not allowed to take exams early, depart early from the Tippie program or miss class.

2. Tippie considers all instances of academic fraud, such as but not limited to plagiarism, cheating and forgery, as serious academic misconduct and a major violation of the Tippie Honor Code.


I understand and I agree to abide by the Behavioral and Academic Policies and any other regulations set forth by Tippie. My failure to follow these regulations and policies will result in disciplinary actions, which may include my immediate dismissal from GLO and my ability to participate in future GLO programs.

I understand that the Tippie Academic and Disciplinary Regulations do not follow a progressive discipline framework. This means that I am not guaranteed a first warning before any disciplinary action is taken.

I agree that Tippie has the right to enforce these standards of conduct in its sole judgment and that it may impose sanctions, up to and including expulsion from the GLO program, for violating these standards or for any behavior detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony and welfare of the University of Iowa, the program or other participants. I recognize that due to the circumstances of foreign study programs, procedures for notice, hearing and appeal applicable to student disciplinary proceedings at the University of Iowa may not apply. If I am expelled, I consent to being sent home at my own expense.

I waive and release all claims against Tippie, its officers, employees and agents that may arise at a time when I am not under the direct supervision of Tippie or that are caused by my failure to remain under such supervision or to comply with Tippie regulations, policies and/or instructions.

Study Abroad Conditions of Participation

Please read the following and signify your agreement by entering your name in the box at the end.

Study Abroad Conditions of Participation

As a participant in a University of Iowa-sponsored study abroad program, I acknowledge and agree to the following:

I. Health & Accident Insurance
Traveling and living abroad involves some personal risk. While serious medical emergencies are rare, you must consider the possibility and make appropriate provisions for it. Health care services vary by country, and health insurance policies vary considerably in their coverage. Make sure that your health insurance policy is adequate for the country you will be living in! (Information about health insurance policies for students traveling overseas is available from Study Abroad.)

  • I acknowledge the risks associated with studying and traveling abroad, and I authorize the University of Iowa, its authorized representative(s) or the program coordinator at the host institution, to secure any medical treatment determined to be necessary under the circumstances.
  • I acknowledge that such treatment shall be solely at my expense.
  • I confirm that a physician has approved of my participation in this program, or that I agree to accept the risk of my participation without such approval.
  • I confirm that I have health and accident insurance coverage for the duration of my stay abroad (including travel to and from my destination), and that it is my responsibility to insure the adequacy of the coverage.

II. Personal Conduct
Within our own cultural context, we generally know what conduct is expected of us. Travelers in foreign cultures, however, often find themselves in situations where the appropriate behavior is not immediately obvious to them. The term “Ugly American� was coined long ago to describe one possible, and all too frequent, reaction to encountering cultural differences—riding roughshod over them. It is the University of Iowa’s expectation that your conduct be appropriate to the culture and country you are visiting.

  • I will strive to understand and respect the cultural differences that I encounter.
  • I will observe the laws of the country in which I will be residing and all academic and disciplinary regulations in effect at the host institution.
  • As a degree candidate at the University of Iowa, I will also continue to adhere to the University’s Code of Student Life.

III. Academic Conduct
Studying abroad is in most cases an unusually fruitful academic endeavor. While some programs operate according
to the U.S. model of higher education, others require students to adapt to a foreign educational system. Roles,
expectations and responsibilities can be markedly different.

  • I will maintain a full course load while abroad, and take full responsibility for my performance in those classes.
  • For students conducting independent research for credit: I take full responsibility to conduct the research agreed upon in advance, and to produce the final product (e.g. paper) required for my work to be evaluated and credit granted.

IV. Financial Obligations

  • I am aware of the costs associated with this program, and I agree to pay the required fees according to the program’s fee schedule. (Students who receive financial aid may be able to make arrangements with the Office of Student Financial Aid for the temporary deferral of a portion of their payment.)
  • I acknowledge and accept the academic and financial consequences of withdrawing voluntarily from the program and/or returning home prior to the conclusion of the program.

V. Agreement & Release

WHEREAS, I, herein after referred to as Student, am about to take part in a program described as the:

Tippie School of Management (Tippie) Global Learning Opportunity (GLO); and,

WHEREAS, it is acknowledged that said travel and study program involves some risk to person and property, including but not limited to the risk of injury due to accident and disease; and

WHEREAS, it is acknowledged that said travel and study program may be the occasion of medical emergency necessitating the administration of medical treatment including hospitalization or surgery;

,P.NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of said student being permitted to participate in said travel and study program, I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, administrators, and executors, and the undersigned as parent, parents, or guardian of said Student, do for ourselves and for and on behalf of said Student, all acknowledge and assume the risk of such travel and study program, and do hereby release and forever discharge the State of Iowa, State Board of Regents, and the State University of Iowa, (all entities hereinafter referred to as IOWA), and all of their officers, faculty, employees, volunteers, and agents whether accompanying said program or otherwise, from any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes of action, on account of any injury to me or my property, on account of my death, or on account of damages suffered by me for whatever reasons, which may occur from any cause, including negligence, or in connection with said travel and study program or any continuances thereof; and we do hereby expressly covenant and agree to refrain from bringing suit or proceedings at law orin equity or otherwise as provided by law, against any of said bodies or persons on account of any and all such claims, demands, actions, or causes of action. I voluntarily assume these risks. I have read and understand the program description. This document is executed with full knowledge of its signature.

If my parents or guardian have not signed this form, I represent and certify that I am not a minor.

Medical Information

In order to be prepared in case of emergency or illness, please provide us with the following. This information will NOT be used by Study Abroad or the MBA Program to make any independent medical assessment of your condition or abilities. Such assessments are the sole responsibility of your health care providers.

IMMUNIZATIONS (Please check):
I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that my immunizations are up to date and to consult with my doctor about any health concerns. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for information about immunizations that may be required or recommended for people traveling to the country where you will study.

Program Fees

Tuition: $1800 (charged to your U-Bill on November 1, 2013)
Program Fee: $2400 (charged to your U-Bill on October 1, 2013)

NOTE: If you withdraw on or after October 1, the program fee is not refundable and you will be penalized the entire program fee amount ($2400) given our requirement to prepay the vendor. If you selected a single room, your U-Bill will also reflect that additional $495 charge.

By entering my full name below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the charges, billing procedures, and cancellation fees as stated.


Statement of Accuracy

By entering my full name and date below, I confirm that to the best of my knowledge, all of the information I have provided is true and accurate.

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