Why International Study?
The Mendoza College of Business supports the belief of the Office of International Studies (OIS) that students develop a heightened awareness of the importance and benefit of a global perspective through international study and complementary campus activities. International experience adds an appreciation for culture, diversity and travel that often takes students well out of their comfort zones, expanding their horizons literally and figuratively. Mendoza College of Business students are encouraged to pursue international study opportunities through the numerous programs found in over 20 countries offered through the OIS.
What programs are available for Business students?
About half of Mendoza College of Business students spend at least one semester or summer studying overseas. Students may explore any of the international study programs offered by OIS; there is not one location specified as a “business” program. Some locations offer business classes but overall, students should explore study abroad options based on their interest in the culture, language, professional and/or social options provided.
How are classes counted in international locations?
Information on course approvals can be found on the OIS website. Students must also check with their academic advisors to confirm all course approvals. It is often possible to fulfill University, 2nd major, minor, and/or elective credit requirements while studying away from the main campus.
What is the application process?
The majority of business students will complete the application process for study abroad in the fall of their sophomore year to go abroad for one semester in their junior year. Depending on the program, some students may choose to go abroad during their sophomore year or for an entire academic year. Students should attend information meetings held in the fall to learn about the various study abroad locations. To pursue any of these options, students must meet with one of the Academic Advisors in the Mendoza College of Business to obtain approvals.
Both Academic Advisor and Dean's Approval are issued from the Office of Undergraduate Advising, 101 Mendoza. Students must submit a Plan of Study Form indicating that they can complete all requirements, go abroad, and graduate, on time, in 4 years.
Updated information and deadlines will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester. For more information, contact the coordinator:
Dr. Gina V. Shropshire
101C Mendoza College of Business