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Study Abroad Programs with Economics

I did a very interesting research project about migration from Poland into America and the past/currents trends that we see. I hope to do an International Symposium to share the information that I gathered with others at the college. I have definitely decided that I prefer an international setting. I see myself traveling very often in the future be it for work or pleasure.

Catherine Krol, University of Wroclaw, Poland, Spring 2016

Programs

Belgium - Vesalius College, Brussels (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.7 GPA, junior or senior standing at time of enrollment. French or Dutch language study and prior coursework in international relations strongly recommended.  
  • Housing: Host family or other private accommodation.  
  • Details: Liberal arts college with a high percentage of international students. Courses in business, international relations and communications (few advanced courses available) and established internships in Brussels for credit. French and Dutch language study available. High prevalence of English makes this a poor destination for language immersion. Access to major university libraries in a hub of the European Union, international diplomacy and commerce.
  • For: BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

Botswana – ACM: University Immersion in Southern Africa, University of Botswana, Gaborone  (P) 

  • Semesters: Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: Prior study of political development and social change, background in field methods recommended.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Program students enroll in one or two university courses, learn elementary Setswana, and take program courses, some of which also enroll University of Botswana students.  Field trips. Focus on African studies, development and social change. 
  • For: IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.

Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)  (Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: Spanish. Some courses offered in English. 
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, 3.0 average in Spanish. 2 years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before enrollment. Prior coursework with a Latin American focus strongly recommended.
  • Housing: Host family.
  • Details: Quito in Transition course taught remotely by a Beloit College faculty member. Liberal arts university with some professional programs. Excursions and volunteer opportunities. 
  • For: E, BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

Ireland - University College Cork (D)

  • Semesters: Fall (with early start seminar), Spring. 
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitories, apartments, or home stays.
  • Details: Fall semester early start seminar on Management and Marketing in the European Union.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Less.

Ireland - University of Limerick, Limerick (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 2.9 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Business studies, economics & mathematical sciences, economics & sociology, financial mathematics, international business, law & accounting. Information on the Department of Economics. Lovely campus on two sides of the Shannon River; excellent sports facilities available at no charge. 
  • For: E, BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

Japan - Akita International University, Akita City (Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English plus Japanese language and culture courses. 
  • Prereqs: 2 years of college-level Japanese, 2.5 GPA and 2.5 average in Japanese, previous coursework focused on Japan.  
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Global Studies and Global Business. Residential campus with Japan's only 24-hour library. Students live and study with Japanese students. Only Japanese language and cultural courses are limited to international students. Semester calendar: March – July, September – December. 
  • For: BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

Japan – Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka (Ex)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring. 
  • Language: English excepting Japanese language courses. 
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA and 3.0 average in Japanese. Prior Japanese area studies strongly recommended.
  • Housing: Host family (strongly recommended), international student dorm, or international student apartments.
  • Details: Asian Studies Program focused on Japan and taught in English. Intensive Japanese language study. 
  • For: E, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

United Kingdom - University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Economics, mathematics & economics, business management, business economics with marketing, international business.
  • For: E, BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher. 

United Kingdom - University of Essex, Colchester, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereq: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Economics, business. Information on the Department of Economics. One term in the fall, two during Beloit College's spring semester. 
  • For: E, BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Lower.

United Kingdom - University of York, York, England (D)

  • Semesters: Fall, Academic year.
  • Language: English.
  • Prereq: 3.0 GPA.
  • Housing: Dormitory.
  • Details: Information on the Department of Economics. Students live in colleges and are assigned to an academic advisor. York's campus is on a former estate; the medieval city center is short bus-ride away. All economics classes begin in the fall. Term system (1 in the fall, 2 in the spring).
  • For: E, BE, IPE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Same.

United States - ACM: Business, Entrepreneurship & Society, Chicago (P)

  • Semesters: Fall, Spring.
  • Prereqs: Junior or senior standing at time of enrollment. 
  • Housing: Dormitory in Pilsen.
  • Details: City of Chicago-centered core course, elective course, an internship connecting academics to the world of work; an independent study project.  The city of Chicago often serves as the classroom.
  • For: E, BE majors.
  • Non-tuition Educational Expenses: Higher.

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Key

  • D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student.
  • Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student.
  • P: Provider program. Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses: 

Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. 

  • Higher: Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester.
  • Significantly Higher: $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 12/2016