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San Francisco, California

About the Program

  • FSC Professor Dr. Weber will be teaching and accompanying students on this study abroad program
  • This course will use economic theories of entrepreneurship to shed light on the practice of introducing innovations to market. In particular, we will use the economic way of thinking to evaluate practical advice from practitioners.
  • We will also examine the history of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. This will allow students to better understand the way computer technology has affected our economy over the past few generations.
  • By incorporating economics, history, and business advice from innovators, students will be better understand how to navigate a constantly changing business world. By the end of this course students will have a better idea of how to create effective change.
  • We will be staying in the heart of San Francisco and will visit locations in the city and in Silicon Valley.
  • This region is known for its innovation in high tech industries.
  • We will visit businesses involved in this tradition, including tech firms, finance firms, and non-profits that support entrepreneurship.
  • In our free time, students will be able to experience San Francisco's rich history and vibrant culture.
  • Our hotel is walking distance to a number of famous sites including China Town, the Financial District, Market Street, and others.


  • 3 credits
  • Taught by Dr. Weber | Students will be registered for:
    • BUS 390 Special Topics in Business Management or
      • pre-req: BUS 109
    • ECO 390 Special Topics in Economics
      • pre-req: ECO 156 or ECO 157
  • Students must be a matriculated student at Farmingdale State College.
  • Students will meet face-to-face in a classroom setting prior to and after Spring Break.
  • A portion of the coursework will be done in-class and online during the Spring semester.
  • Students will be also required to attend orientation sessions and complete additional post-travel activities.


  • Students stay in local hotel accommodations in shared rooms.
    • Single rooms available at an additional cost.
  • Faculty will be staying at the same location as the students.

Program Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: 2.5 minimum.
  • Student must be in good disciplinary standing.
  • Program offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
    • *freshmen planning to apply should meet with their Department Chair prior to applying.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Study Abroad Application.
    • After this application is submitted a study abroad advisor will be in touch to go over the next steps in the application process.
  • All FSC students studying abroad for a semester/year are required to meet with a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Education and Programs prior to completing their program specific application.
    • OIEP is located on the 3rd floor of Laffin Hall, room 320.

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Departure Date

Return Date

November 15th

March 17th

March 22nd


For more information contact Dr. Weber at weberr@farmingdale.edu

Additional Information

Itinerary - coming soon
Program budget sheet - subject to change