Global Opportunities

View the world through a new lens

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business is at the frontier of global experiential learning. We encourage each student to incorporate an international experience into their Individual Program of Study (IPS). We provide curricular sequencing so all students may study abroad for a semester without delaying graduation and offer advising to help students maximize their experience while abroad. Social entrepreneurship projects and international internships also provide practical experience in this dynamic environment. Learning diverse ways to engage, our students are equipped to enter the dynamic, global business environment which awaits them after graduation.

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Study Abroad

A study abroad experience gives you a valuable perspective, and is a vital contribution to your business education. By studying at a foreign institution, you take a moment to look at the world from a unique point of view. The way businesses interact in England or Australia or China is distinct from the way businesses interact in the United States and understanding those differences is invaluable.

Each year, the undergraduate business faculty determines whether they can offer its own unique global study abroad program.

Steps to Study Abroad

Steps to get you started with Study Abroad
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Attend a Study Abroad Workshop

Study Abroad Workshops are offered by the Reves Center for International Studies. In these sessions, you will learn how to best utilize the resources in the study abroad library and how to find the program that's exactly what your looking for. They provide you with a packet of information, including the "Study Abroad Student Handbook" which provides you with a lot of practical information. There are special sessions for business students considering study abroad.

Research programs

First research your study abroad options. You can find a wealth of information online. Talk to your friends who have previously studied abroad. Take our Pre-trip Assessment to help you understand your personal goals and academic objectives in studying abroad.

Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor in the Reves Center who will help you finalize your selection of a program. Do not forget to ask them about Business Tuition Exchange and Partner Programs. Then meet with a business academic advisor in the Undergraduate Business Program Office to discuss how your coursework fits in with your IPS.

Apply for a program

To apply for study abroad, fill out the correct form on the Reves Center website that correlates to your study abroad experience, as well as prepare letters of recommendation and transcripts if necessary.

Register with the Reves Center for International Studies

You are required to register with the Reves Center. Let them know that you are studying abroad and fill out the correct forms so the appropriate departments know you are still attending the university.

Get credits approved

If you are traveling on a Business Program or studying business abroad get your credits pre-approved. You can do this in the Undergraduate Business Program Office with a business academic advisor or by filling out a form, saving it as a Microsoft Word document and emailing to [[m|]]. Information about receiving course credit is also available on the Reves Center website.

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International Internships

With an internship abroad students can gain valuable career and international experience while living and working in another country. Such experience is especially beneficial to students interested in working in transnational corporations, businesses with international clients or supply chains, or in businesses located in another country.

There are several organizations that offer international internships in business.