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Study Abroad

The College of Business sponsors both summer and semester programs and has partner institutions in United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Spain, China, Panama and Thailand. Additional partnerships are always under development. In addition, the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) at Illinois State University sponsors summer and semester programs to a variety of additional countries. Click here for some of the most common sites COB students have studied recently.  Courses taken abroad come directly back to count toward your degree, so in most cases, study abroad does not delay graduation.

Students should plan for an international program early in their studies.  Most commonly, COB students do a semester study abroad during their junior year to get the benefit of taking business courses abroad or a summer program between their junior and senior years.   The semester programs offer courses in English and/or the language of the country depending upon the specific campus of residency.

I want to study abroad, how do I get started?

 1. Attend a First Steps Session. These sessions cover the basics of how to explore and apply to study abroad.  We recommend you do this freshman or sophomore year to give yourself plenty of dreaming time as you explore the many options.

2. For specific questions about COB programs or more general study abroad information for Business majors/minors, contact Ms. Alex Ratcliff at alratcl@ilstu.edu.

3. Contact your COB Advisor to determine how programs you are interested in specifically fit with your academic plan of study.  Students are responsible to complete the Academic Planning Form for the transfer of credits earned abroad before they plan to travel.

4. For other questions, please contact the College of Business study abroad staff at COBStudyAbroad@ilstu.edu.

To explore program options go to Destinations which lists programs offered by country. Each program page gives an overview of the prerequisites, academics, location, program dates, housing, and a link to the host university’s website. This website has the most up to date information about the program qualifications, course offerings, and budgets; as well as upcoming Study Abroad events, scholarships, and deadlines.  There are also links to grade conversions and course articulations by country and school.



 College of Business Specific Programs*

Country

City

Program

Sem

Sum

Exchange

Internships

China

Shanghai

ESSCA

FA/SP

X

X

-

France

Paris

ESSCA

FA/SP

X

X

-

France

Angers

ESSCA

FA/SP

X

X

-

France

Nancy

ICN Business School ^

FA/SP/AY

-

X

-

France

Metz

ICN Business School

-

X

X

-

Germany

Paderborn

Universität Paderborn ^

AY/SP

 -

X

-

Hungary

Budapest

ESSCA

FA/SP

 Grad

X

-

Ireland

Waterford

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

FA/SP

 -

X

-

Mexico

Queretaro

Technológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

FA/SP

X

X

Sem/Sum

Netherlands

Groningen

Hanze University

SP

X

X

-

Spain

Madrid

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

FA/SP

X

 -

-

Thailand

Bangkok

Thammassat University

FA/SP

 -

X

-

 

General Illinois State University Programs Offering Business Courses**

Country

City

Program

Sem

Sum

Exchange

Internships

Australia

Perth

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

FA/SP

-

Austria

Salzburg

Salzburg College

FA/SP

X

Sem/Sum

Cyprus

Nicosia

University of Nicosia

FA/SP

X

Sem

Czech
Republic

Prague

Anglo-American University

FA/SP

X

Sem/Sum

Greece

Thessoloniki

American College of Thessoloniki (ACT)

FA/SP

X

Sem

Ireland

Limerick

University of Limerick

FA/SP

 -

-

Italy

Florence

Lorenzo de' Medici- Florence, Rome

FA/SP

X

Sem

Japan

Hirakata City

Kansai Gaidai University

FA/SP

X

Sum

Panama

Panama City

Quality Leadership University

-

X

-

Sum

Scotland

Stirling

University of Stirling

FA/SP

X

 -

Sum

Spain

Bilbao

Universidad de Deusto

FA/SP

X

-

-

Taiwan

Taipei

National Chengchi University (NCCU)

FA/SP

X

X

-

 

*COB Programs are departmentally directed. Students can take ALL Business classes and guarantee Illinois State University Business credit for courses taken abroad.

**General Illinois State University Programs may offer Business courses. However, Business course availability is not guaranteed and may be limited to one-two classes per program.

^ School offers a full year option. Which includes a possible degree from that school, in addition to your ISU degree in the same time frame.

+ It is the student’s responsibility to work with their Academic Advisor to ensure course approval for Business credit from the host university prior to departure.

 

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