We realize that you might have a ton of questions about the programs and our organization, so don’t hesitate to contact us. However some of the questions might already be answered here, under the Frequently Asked Questions, so take a quick look and let our ABC Team know if there are still any questions you might have.
ABC BootCamps are open to all energetic students and young people who have a desire to understand and succeed in the global business environment. The ideal profile of our student is somebody who is eager to learn, willing to be mentored, looking to gain additional valuable international experience, would like to broaden their worldview and perspective, make friends, develop a professional network, develop valuable career skills and experience personal growth before having the first full-time job.
ABC Toronto is intended for energetic young people who have a desire to understand and succeed in the global business environment. The ideal profile of our student is somebody who is eager to learn, willing to be mentored, looking to gain additional valuable international experience, would like to broaden his or her worldview and perspective, make friends, develop a professional network, develop valuable career skills and experience personal growth before having the first full-time job.
ABC Toronto gives you an opportunity to Bring Your Business to Life!
ABC Silicon Valley is intended for somebody who is looking for a breakthrough in their career. The ideal profile is an individual who is eager to learn, looking to gain additional valuable international experience, would like to broaden their set of skills, make friends, develop a professional network, develop valuable career skills, and experience personal growth.
ABC Silicon Valley teaches you valuable knowledge from emerging technologies.
First, you have to fill out and submit the Application Form for the desired program with your personal information on our website. ABC Team will get in contact with you, and will most likely ask you to send a CV or a short letter explaining why you would like to attend the program. After reviewing and hopefully accepting your application, we will send you a confirmation email with the invoice for the Admission Fee payment in the amount of 150 EUR.
In order to join the program, we do not ask for any English tests (like TOEFL or IELTS), however previous knowledge of English is mandatory.
Previous knowledge of business, management, or Business English is not needed, although somewhat recommended. The content of different modules in the course covers a wide range of topics, but the lectures are designed to engage the participants who do or do not have prior knowledge of the business. Considering the diversity of participants’ backgrounds, the courses and programs are designed to be beneficial, valuable, and engaging for all participants.
You are welcome to apply with any study background! We encourage students from different fields to apply, in order to create a more diverse, dynamic, and challenging environment.
In order to apply and join the program, you have to be at least 18 years old.
The price of the tuition fee covers welcome package, lectures, course materials, networking events, seminars and corporate visits, certificate of completion, ECTS transfer, 24/7 assistance from ABC Team, exclusive access to our Alumni network, possibility to become part of our team, a 1-day trip with your international colleagues and an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
There are possibilities to apply for a national scholarship or grant in your home country of residence, but this is the responsibility of each individual participant. In case you do want to apply for the scholarship, we will provide you with sufficient documentation.
Yes, booking of the accommodation is the responsibility of each participant.
However, ABC Team is going to support participants in getting a place in the student dorm at the Campus where lectures will be held.
At ABC Silicon Valley, the official housing provider will be San Jose State University.
At ABC Toronto, the official housing provider will be Ryerson University.
We believe that living on a student campus gives you countless opportunities to meet new people and develop lasting friendships as well as social, educational, and recreational opportunities.
The approximate price for the accommodation during the two-week ABC BootCamps program at the University campus is 1000,00 EUR – depending on the room type.
We recommend you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and book your accommodation before the 15th of May.
If you do not wish to stay at the campus, you can alternatively look for private accommodation on your own. We would be happy to assist you in the process of finding a flat by providing helpful links to various rental agencies.
Participants have to cover the accommodation, food expenses, private trips before and after the program, airplane tickets, health insurance, and any shopping and miscellaneous personal costs.
If you have any questions which may not be addressed on this page, please contact ABC Team via the e-mail: email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Since August 2015, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with valid visas. You can apply for eTA and visa here – http://www.eta-canada-visa.com, and check out other websites with more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada.html.
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through the U.S. need an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Exceptions include travelers with a valid visa. You can apply for ESTA and visa here – https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/, and check out other websites with more information: https://www.usa.gov/enter-us.
You are recommended to budget for approximately 30-50 CAD per day (this depends on your own personal spending and interests you may have) + the accommodation expense.
You are recommended to budget for approximately 40-60 $ per day (this depends on your own personal spending and interests you may have) + the accommodation expense.
The ABC BootCamps management organizes its programs in advance, which means that some changes may occur. All changes will be announced in advance and resolved with the smallest deviation from the official and announced program.
You will receive a timetable before the program start (usually 1-2 weeks in advance).
The timetable might change, but all changes will be announced to you in advance.
There is a 24/7 available contact person (one of the representatives and organizers) from ABC Team in order to help you, give you advice, answer your questions, resolve the complaints, and, of course, to mingle and show you what the city has to offer.
ABC BootCamps program includes both lectures, corporate visits, and group work/mentoring. They are all mandatory in order to pass the course. Lectures are usually held in the morning (4 hours), while corporate visits and group work will be scheduled in the afternoon (2-4 hours). Participants can enjoy their free time in between lectures, during the evening, and in other group scheduled activities.
Yes, but you will not be able to take longer trips, because there will be mandatory attendance in order to pass the course. You will be able to take short weekend trips at your own expense, but you are free to travel before and after the program on your own or with other participants.
During the program, you will have the chance to meet a lot of guest speakers, influential business people, entrepreneurs, and others who are succeeding in what they do. After the lectures, the time will be assigned just for the networking part, where you will get to meet and talk with them.
Beside that, you will network with other like-minded peers all the time during the program and of course you will be able to network with your professors and mentors. Who knows, maybe you meet your business partner at ABC!
In order to be able to access online documents and work on the group work using collaborative tools, students are required to bring a laptop or a tablet.
Both ABC Silicon Valley and ABC Toronto are designed by the standards for ECTS credit points. Credit points are recognized and equivalent to 4 ECTS for both programs. In order to transfer the points, each participant’s home university has to confirm the course. We encourage the students to contact their study abroad office in advance to learn about the possibilities of transferring the credits.
Participants will get an official certificate upon successful completion of the program. There will be a closing ceremony where certificates will be presented by distinguished guests. For participants wanting to transfer grades and ECTS points to their home university, ABC BootCamps will issue transcripts of grades sufficient for course recognition.
Yes, there is always a small chance, but in that case, you will be informed in time, and all payments will be reimbursed. For more information, please read our cancellation policy.
No, all learning materials will be supplied in hard copy or distributed online by the professors and by ABC BootCamps. You are required to bring your own laptop and a notebook for taking the notes.
ABC Team will be at your disposal for the whole duration of the program. At each location, we usually have a few ambassadors (ex-participants) who are there to show you around the city, take you to some events or hang around with you. They will be ready to answer any questions regarding the city you might have, but you will also receive a city booklet in advance before the program.