Winter Break Program
January 15 - 26, 2018, San Francisco
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION AND PAYMENT: NOVEMBER 30, 2017
Would you like to spend your winter break at the Silicon Valley?
OIP will make this dream come true for you!
Join our two-week program for:
- Daily seminars by Prof. Dr. Gülnur Tumbat at the San Francisco State University
- Trips to Silicon Valley companies
- Guest speakers from Silicon Valley companies to in-class seminars
- 14 nights of accommodation in the heart of San Francisco
Deadline for application and payment*: November 30, 2017
Program dates: January 15 - 26, 2018
Check-in to accommodation: January 13, 2018
Check-out from accommodation: January 27, 2018
*See the PAYMENT INFO section for details related to payment
Due to the fact that all non-immigrant visa services have been suspended at all United States diplomatic facilities in Turkey, this program is only open to students who already have valid visas to the U.S.
"Turkish citizens with valid visas may continue to travel to the United States. Turkish citizens are also welcome to apply for a nonimmigrant visa outside of Turkey whether or not they maintain a residence in that country. Please note that an applicant applying outside of Turkey will need to pay the application fee for services in that country, even if a fee has previously been paid for services in Turkey.
For more information on this matter, please refer to the website of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Turkey.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Silicon Valley and San Francisco
Silicon Valley and San Francisco have become synonymous with technological innovation and entrepreneurship that has been changing everyday life all around the world. Hosting world’s top universities, academicians, research & development labs and technology companies, the area is visited by business people, government delegations, students, and academicians from all around the world continuously.
Workshop on Customer Experience Design, Consumer Behavior & Entrepreneurship
The concept of Customer Experience Design acknowledges that marketing is big social design with people in the center going beyond technical buzzword of our day, UX design.
With heavy emphasis on analysis of consumer behavior and the marketplace, this seminar/workshop aims to provide students with necessary tools to grasp the so-called design thinking to be able to generate effective and meaningful consumption experiences at various levels of brands’ interaction with target audiences.
Therefore it incorporates various disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology among some others) to be able to generate insights about people and the marketplace and to use the same insights to design, understand, and manage consumption experiences.
Goal of the Program
- To familiarize the students with the key concepts in today’s marketing.
- To help them develop skills in understanding the dynamics in marketplace in order to gain insights and to be able to design and implement meaningful customer experiences.
- To broaden their horizons in such a unique geography by being exposed to “different” and “cutting edge.”
- To inspire them to pursue their own careers by introducing them to people who work in the most desired companies.
The students will meet at the San Francisco State University Graduate Business Programs downtown campus and/or one of the downtown start-up co-working spaces.
SFSU MBA CAMPUS
835 Market St. 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Sample Company Visits
- Weekend tour to UC Berkeley
Day 1 13.1.18 Saturday Istanbul-SF Flight
Day 2 14.1.18 Sunday Free Day
Day 3 15.1.18 Monday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar
Day 4 16.1.18 Tuesday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar
Day 5 17.1.18 Wednesday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar + Guest Speaker
Day 6 18.2.18 Thursday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar + Company Tour-SF
Day 7 19.1.18 Friday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar + Company Tour-Silicon Valley
Day 8 20.1.18 Saturday Free Day / UC Berkeley Tour
Day 9 21.1.18 Sunday Free Day
Day 10 22.1.18 Monday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar + Company Tour-SF
Day 11 23.1.18 Tuesday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar
Day 12 24.1.18 Wednesday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar + Guest Speaker
Day 13 25.1.18 Thursday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar
Day 14 26.1.18 Friday SFSU MBA Campus Seminar + Company Tour-Silicon Valley
Day 15 27.1.18 Saturday SF-Istanbul Flight
*Company visits may vary depending on availability.
About Prof. Dr. Gülnur Tumbat
Gülnur Tumbat is Professor of Marketing at San Francisco State University. She has published in prestigious academic journals including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Theory, Journal of Consumer Behavior, Consumption, Markets and Culture, Advances in Consumer Research, European Advances in Consumer Research, and Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Advertising: User Generated Content Consumption.
She has also taught at University of Utah, American University of Beirut, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis-France; Bahcesehir University-Istanbul. Furthermore, she works as an independent consultant on brand strategies, advertising plan development, and strategic and cultural analysis of marketplace dynamics with clients like Philips, SCA, REI.
Accommodation will be at at the Hosteling International Downtown.
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
To download the map and instructions from the Hostelling International to San Francisco State University, click here.
Accommodation includes 14 nights in rooms without attached bathrooms. Two types of accommodation are offered in this program:
- 925USD per person in a double room
- 770 USD per person in a quadruple room (shared room for 4 persons)
The Hostel’s location is perfect for an easy walk to SF State Downtown campus, as well as many business and touristic areas in the heart of San Francisco. It provides students the opportunity to interact with guests from all around the world and have a more international experience.
Continental breakfast and all day free coffee included.
Deadline for application is November 30, 2017.
Students can apply by clicking “APPLY NOW” below or at the top of this page. You will be asked to upload a copy of the bank receipt as proof of payment of the program and accommodation fees. If you have any problems with creating an application, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for payment is November 30, 2017.
Program fee: 2300 USD + Accommodation
Accommodation fee depends on your choice of room type.
If you prefer to stay in a quadruple room (shared room for 4 persons), then the accommodation fee is 770 USD for 14 nights, including breakfast. In this case the total program fee for you is 3070 USD. You need to pay 3070 USD to confirm your participation before the deadline of November 30.
If you prefer to stay in a double room, then the accommodation fee is 925 USD for 14 nights, including breakfast. In this case the total program fee for you is 3225 USD. You need to pay 3225 USD to confirm your participation before the deadline of November 30.
Program fee 2300 USD + Accommodation at quadruple room 770 USD = 3070 USD
Program fee 2300 USD + Accommodation at double room 925 USD = 3225 USD
*Price includes tuition, accommodation including breakfast, and field trip transportation costs.
**Flight, visa, meal costs (except breakfast), personal expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses are NOT included in the program fee.
The students are responsible for their own visa and flight arrangements.
Participation will only be confirmed once the full payment of the program fee has been made.
Full refund of all fees until November 30, 2017. If you cancel your participation between November 30 – December 15, only the program fee of 2300 USD will be refunded to you. The accommodation fee will NOT be refunded unless Koç University cancels the program. NO REFUND after December 15, 2017.
*Make sure to state your full name and “Silicon Valley Program” in the explanation line of the bank transfer.
NAME OF THE BANK: YAPI KREDİ BANKASI
NAME OF THE BRANCH: KOÇ UNIVERSITY BRANCH
SWIFT CODE: YAPITRIS
ACCOUNT NO: 00540749
IBAN CODE: TR500006701000000000540749