Education Abroad for

Business Majors

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Globalize Your Education

For Business majors, studying abroad is an excellent way to get valuable experience, set your resume apart, and fulfill degree requirements. Review the resources here to first explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then, connect with your Business Undergraduate Advisor and your Education Abroad advisor to ensure you're choosing the best program to fit your goals. Your Education Abroad advisor can also help you explore ways to use financial aid, scholarships, and grants to finance your travel!

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

You can Afford to Study Abroad!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program! 
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee! 
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000! 
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

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Short-Term Study Abroad in Germany, Summer 2021

Innovation for Sustainability in Germany

Engage with students on research teams from Mexico, Germany, and the U.S. to explore current social, economic and enviornmental challenges.  Earn 4 credits toward your Business Major during this 2 week program. 

What Programs Work Well For Business Majors?

The programs below not only offer a wide variety of business courses, but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, minor, certificate, or business elective credit. Remember, business students must take a minimum of 82 business credits and 90 non-business credits. Studying abroad is a great way to earn these credits.

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD

Business students are highly encouraged to participate in international internships. Internships vary from a few hours a week paired with Business coursework, to full-time internships awarding 12 upper-division elective credits. 

AFRICA

PSU Exchange Egypt: American University in Cairo
USAC South Africa: Stellenbosch University

ASIA

IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University
PSU Exchange Japan: Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka

EUROPE

DIS Denmark: Study Abroad in Copenhagen
CIEE England Global Institute in London: Open Campus Program
USAC England: London Metropolitan University Undergraduate Courses
GEO France: French Immersion and Culture in Angers
IE3 Global France: Lyon, Business
CIEE Germany Global Institute in Berlin: Open Campus Program
IE3 Global Germany: Baden Würtemberg
HfWU Germany: Innovation for Sustainability
USAC Ireland: University College Cork Undergraduate Program
CIMBA Italy: Consortium Institute for Management & Business Analysis in Paderno del Grappa
USAC Italy: International Business and Italian Studies in Torino
USAC Scotland: University of Stirling Undergraduate Courses
CIEE Sweden: Arts & Sciences Program in Uppsala
PSU Faculty-Led Belgium: Marketing & Advertising in the Belgian Beer Industry
ALBA Spain: Study Abroad in Barcelona

MIDDLE EAST

CIEE Business & Engineering in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

OCEANIA

USAC Australia: Griffith University in Gold Coast or Brisbane

Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs. 

Need a Specific Business Course?

The programs below are pre-approved for specific courses, however, this is not an exclusive list, rather it is a list of courses students have already earned abroad. There may be other programs that offer the credit you need, just meet with an Ed Abroad advisor to learn more. 

COURSE

TITLE

FEATURED PROGRAMS OFFERING THIS COURSE

BA 302

Organizational Behavior
  1. CIEE Sweden: Arts & Sciences Program in Uppsala
  2. IE3 Global South Korea: Seoul, Yonsei University
  3. PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University

BA 303

Business Finance
  1. CIMBA Italy: Consortium Institute for Management & Business Analysis in Paderno del Grappa
  2. GEO France: French Immersion and Culture in Angers
  3. IE3 Global France: Lyon, Business
  4. PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University

BA 311

Marketing Management
  1. IE3 Global France: Lyon, Business
  2. IE3 Global Germany: Baden Würtemberg
  3. PSU Faculty-Led Belgium: Marketing & Advertising in the Belgian Beer Industry
  4. PSU Exchange Egypt: American University in Cairo
  5. PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University
  6. USAC Italy: International Business and Italian Studies in Torino

BA 325

Competing with Information Technology
  1. PSU Exchange Egypt: American University in Cairo
  2. PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University

BA 339

Operations and Quality Management
  1. CIMBA Italy: Consortium Institute for Management & Business Analysis in Paderno del Grappa
  2. IE3 Global Germany: Baden Würtemberg
  3. PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University
  4. USAC Italy: International Business and Italian Studies in Torino

BA 385

Business Environment
  1. PSU Faculty-Led Ireland: Business Environment in Dublin
  2. DIS Denmark: Study Abroad in Copenhagen

 

I loved applying my PSU business classes to real-world scenarios in Belgium and creating a marketing campaign that I'm truly passionate about. It made me realize that I could use this as a career later down the road and it's something that really excited me.


- Olivia Ryerson,  Advertising 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

Upcoming events

Ed Abroad 101

Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-04 18:00:00 2021-08-02 10:17:20 Ed Abroad 101 Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in session. Can't attend a live session? Watch the recorded video to learn about how the application process works, how to make an advising appointment, and how to narrow down programs. Questions? Email edabroad@pdx.edu for help. https://bit.ly/36A6tdF edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Global Internships Info Session

Are you interested in a global internship either abroad or virtually? This…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-10 13:00:00 2021-08-10 14:00:00 Global Internships Info Session Are you interested in a global internship either abroad or virtually? This session will give you details about all USAC internship opportunities.  https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-mupj0oGNOfSOLcfTNrKUnoxysiFa…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Drop-In Advising with USAC!

Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-10 21:00:00 2021-08-03 00:04:09 Drop-In Advising with USAC! Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor without spending a fortune? Come chat with the USAC representative (Johanna Moxley) who works closely with Portland State University. She will be happy to answer any of your questions about studying abroad with USAC! https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcOGtqz0uGtAvjXCcsgCdJvxfBKn1te… edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Study Abroad Programs for Health, Psychology, & Neuroscience…

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Add to my Calendar 2021-08-24 09:00:00 2021-08-24 10:00:00 Study Abroad Programs for Health, Psychology, & Neuroscience Majors Join this session to discover all of the USAC programs available to health, psychology, and neuroscience majors! They'll cover all possible programs and highlight some unique options as well.  https://unr.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduqhrTotEtxQps5JroCiMHnvEZypW0…+ edabroad@pdx.edu edabroad@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public