--May 2004 Itinerary --
Kent State University
MBA International Business Experience

Following is the “final” itinerary for the May 2004 MBA International Business Experience.  Experience has shown that we may need to be flexible during the trip as circumstances can change.

Saturday, May 8 -- Be at Cleveland Hopkins Airport by 11.00 for 12.24 departure from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Continental Airlines flight 224; arrive Newark at 1.50.

Leave Newark on Continental Airline at 18.15 on flight 80 to Geneva.Have your ticket and your passport in hand.

Sunday, May 9
-- 7.55 arrive Geneva.  Pick up bags, go through customs

9.00 Take bus to John Knox Center

9.30 Check into rooms at JKC

11.30 Meet in the KSU lounge

12.30 Lunch at John Knox Center

13.30 Walking/bus tour of Grand Saconnex and Geneva; validate Rail passes

19.00 Dinner at John Knox Center

Monday, May 10

8.45 Meet in Lounge for briefing and walk to International Red Cross

9.30 International Red Cross – walk to 19, Ave De La Paix - 1202 Geneva

[12.00 Lunch on own at cafeteria – museum tour ]

14.30 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) --  34, chemin des Colombettes Bus 8, 18, F, Z to Nations or UIT

Tuesday, May 11
meet in lobby for briefing – take the #8 Bus (7:56 or 8:02 at OMS stop for Gare Cornavin (train station) & Transfer to Bus 16 (8.37, direction Moillesulaz) to Rive
9.00 Geneva Financial Center Foundation 10, Cours de Rive
11.00 leave for Gare Cornavin – Depart for Vevey on 12.18 train (323IR) arrive Vevey 13.13.
14.00  Nestle S.A. From the train station, walk toward Lausanne along Avenue General Guisan (about a 10 minute walk)
16.46 Depart for Chillon Castle outside of Montreaux.
18.06 Depart  for Geneva[Dinner on own]

Wednesday, May 12

6.30  Meet in dining room  for breakfast and briefing and Bus #8 (7.06 OMS stop) to Gare Cornivan; transfer to Bus #9 (7.40, direction Petit-Bel-Air) to “Cuisine” stop.

8.00 Caterpillar -- 76, route de Frontenex

[Lunch on own]

3.45 U.N. -- 14, avenue de la Paix (Buses: nos. 8, 11, 14, F, V and Z ;bus stop is "Appia")

Thursday, May 13 –

7.45 meet in lounge for briefing and walk to ILO

8.30 International Labor Organization --

[Lunch on own]

15.30 World Trade Organization, Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154,
Bus 28 to Jardin Botanique (or 1 from Gare)

[Dinner on own]

Friday, May 14
-- Sightseeing/cultural activities (on own) Suggestions: Geneva, Bern, Lausanne, Fribourg, Lucerne, Annecy (Fr), Chamonix, Vallais, Zermatt, Italy (plan on Thursday night travel for Rome or Florence).

Saturday, May 15
-- Sightseeing/cultural activities (on own)

Sunday, May 16
--Travel to Paris (on own) Note: you must make advance reservation for the TGV train to Paris.  Leave at 10.00 arrive at 13.31 (TVG #6568).

After 14.00 Check in at Hotel Edouard VI

17.00 Meet in lobby for walk to St. Germain des Pres and Latin Quarter.

19.30 Dinner at Restaurant --Chez Clement in Montparnasse

Monday, May 17

9.00 Tour of Paris Tour bus will pick us up at hotel.

Return to hotel at 12:3 0

[Lunch on own]

Afternoon –  Louvre

[Dinner on own]

Tuesday, May 18
9.00  Euroext Office (Metro stop Place Concorde)
  [Lunch on own]
14.00  Versailles (via Gare Montparnasse)
[Dinner on own]

Wed., May 19
10.00 meet
11.00  U.S. Embassy--2, avenue Gabriel (Metro stop Concorde: 1, 8, or 12 line)
13.30 IBM
La Défense 5 - Tour Descartes, 92066 PARIS - LA DÉFENSE CEDEX
15.30--Sacre Couer
[Dinner on own]

Thursday, May 20 (Ascencion Day)
9.00  Shopping tour; check out after breakfast (optional)

Return to the hotel to pick up bags and take the train to Strasbourg.

(Metro line 4 toward Porte de Cignancourt to Gare de Est)

[Lunch on own]

13.44 Train (D 1605) departs Paris Est (Gare de Est) for Strasbourg [Reservation Required]
oops...miss the train because of no reservations, move things back 2 hours

17.53 Arrive Strasbourg.  Check in to Hotel Le Regent Contades.  Walking tour of central town.
2 hours late; take taxis

[Dinner on own]

Friday, May 21
11.00 Meet in square for walking tour of Petite France
[Lunch on own]
14.00 Meet for Historic River Boat Tour
[Dinner on own]

Saturday, May 22
08.55 RE #96237 departs Strasbourg for Basel, arrive 10.11.
Walk through station to take train IR618 departing Basel at 11.24 arrives Geneva at 14.12.
Prepare for next day departure.
15.30 Meet to go to incline to Mont Saleve
19.00 Closing reception (wine and cheese)

Sunday, May 23
7.45  Meet in lobby for cabs to airport

9.40 Depart Geneva airport, flight CO81 arrive Newark 12.25

Go through customs.
14.30 Depart JFK, CO 212 arrive Cleveland Hopkins 16.04

Hotel Information
1.  John Knox Center (Centre Internationale Reforme John Knox)
27, ch. Des Crets de Pregny
Grand Sacconex, GE Switzerland

2.  Hotel Edouard VI
61, boulevard du Montparnasse
75006 Paris

3.  Hotel Le Regent Contades
8, Avenue De La Liberte
Strasbourg 67000
Phone: 011.33. 3.
Area Codes: The country code for France is 33.

The first two digits of French numbers are a prefix determined by zone: Paris and Ile-de-France, 01; the northwest, 02; the northeast, 03; the southeast, 04; and the southwest, 05. Numbers beginning with 08 can be either toll-free calls or calls that you are charged for (it depends on how the company has set up the number).
Calling France: When dialing France from abroad, begin with the international code (011), then the country code (33), then drop the initial 0 from the area code number.
For instance, to call a telephone number in Paris from the United States, dial 011-33 plus the phone number minus the initial 0.  When dialing locally, use the full 10 digits, beginning with 0 and the area code.

To call France from the United Kingdom, dial 00-33, then dial the number in France minus the initial 0.

Calling Switzerland:  the same logic applies to Switzerland, where the country code is 41.

Switzerland is divided into a number of geographical areas with different area codes. A phone number consists of the area code and a local phone number. The area code has either two or three digits and starts with a zero such as 01 or 043 for Zurich. The local phone number has seven digits. When calling a number within the same area, the area code is not be dialed.

To call a number in Switzerland from abroad, dial the international access code applies (011 from the USA) then 41 (country code for Switzerland), then the area code without the leading zero plus the local phone number.