An organization connected to my program has provided a network of people who may be future co-workers or bosses and who have helped me develop direction and purpose in my senior year of college and will support my ventures, whatever they turn out to be.  I have more purpose in my major because I now know how the subject material can apply and relate to my future plans.

Sofia Noorani '12, CIEE Development and Globalization in Khon Kaen, Thailand, Spring 2011


Domestic Programs


Study Abroad Programs

Instruction in English


Belgium - ISEP: Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium                                                        

Fall, spring,  (BE, IPE)

Language: English, with French and Dutch language study and French literature taught in French

Prerequisites: GPA 2.7, junior or senior standing; French or Dutch language study and prior coursework in international relations strongly recommended.

Housing: Vesalius assists students in arranging housing, home stays available.

Details: Small English language liberal arts college, courses in business, international relations and communications (few advanced courses available) and established internships in Brussels for credit; study with local and international students; rich cultural environment; access to major university libraries in a hub of the European Union, international diplomacy and commerce; high prevalence of English makes this a poor destination for language immersion.  


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

Spring , (IPE)

Language: English, beginning Setswana language course.

Prereqs: Three semesters of college, previous study of political development and social change, background in field methods recommended.

Housing: University graduate student dormitories, students provide their own meals.

Details:  Study with American and Botswana students; limited curriculum; courses in African studies, development and social change, independent research project, introduction to Setswana language; field trips around the country; orientation in Chicago before departure.


France - ISEP: France Business School, Amiens


Germany - ISEP: Karlshochschule International University

Spring, all year

Language: English, some German

Prereqs: 2.75 gpa

Housing: Apartments, dorms, host families.

Descption: International business program focused on understanding the complex interactions between business and cultural life. Courses integrate numerous innovative teaching concepts, for example role plays and simulations, current case studies, blended learning, excursions, and talks given by practitioners from business, culture or politics.

Ireland - Limerick University, Limerick


Italy - ISEP: Universita Carlo Cattaneo - LIU, Castellanza

Language: English

Prereqs: 2.75 gpa

Housing: Double-occupancy rooms in on-campus housing.

Description: University focuses exclusively on business administration, economics, and industrial management.  Courses in beginning Italian available, as well as accompanying courses for international students.

Japan - Akita International University

Fall, spring, academic year

Language: Liberal arts classes taught in English, Japanese language and culture courses taught in Japanese.

Prereqs: Beloit requires 2 years of college-level Japanese, 2.5 cumulative gpa and gpa in Japanese, and previous coursework focused on Japan.

Housing: On-campus accommodations with Japanese students, meal plan.

Details:  Liberal arts education focused on either Global Studies or Global Business.  Residential campus with excellent facilities and Japan’s only 24-hour library.  Exchange students enroll in Japanese language and cultural courses for international students as well as regular university courses with Japanese students; English is the medium of instruction for these.  Course credits range from 1-6 credits with most earning 3 credits (.75 Beloit units); minimum course load is 12 credits.  Academic calendar meshes with U.S. calendar: semester 1: March – July; semester 2: September – December.


United Kingdom - University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland


United Kingdom - University of Essex

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Language: English

Prereqs: previous coursework required for some upper-level modules

Housing: Housing guaranteed for full-year students, probable for semester students; typically single rooms in on-campus flats and houses with shared kitchens, single-sex housing available by request; no meal plan available

Details: Mandatory orientation at start of program. Wide range of lower and upper-level modules in Economics and other subjects offered, typical course load is four modules per term. Students can enroll in full-year or half-year courses regardless of the term of study. Students studying abroad only in the Autumn term will have to make special arrangements for assessment, as all exams are conducted  at the end of the year (May-June). Students can leave as soon as their exams are completed, although many choose to stay on campus until the end of term for social events or use the University as a base for travel around the UK and Europe.


United Kingdom - University of York


Instruction in Host Language & English


Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)         

Exchange, fall, spring or academic year (E, BE, IPE)

Language: Courses in Spanish or partly in English

Prereqs: 2 years of college Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before; 3.0 cumulative gpa and 3.0 in Spanish; previous course work for studio art courses; courses with a Latin American focus strongly recommended.

Housing: Host family

Details: Orientation in Quito; Quito in Transition course; full range of science and social science courses, some with field study trips; study with local students; excursions; volunteer opportunities.


Guatemala - Universidad Francisco Morroquín


Japan – Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka     

Exchange, fall, spring, academic year

Language: English, Japanese language courses in Japanese

Prereqs: Beloit requires 2 years college Japanese, 3.0 cumulative gpa and gpa in Japanese; previous coursework in Asian history, politics or other related areas.

Housing: Host family (strongly recommended), dormitory with international students where students provide own meals.

Details: Asian Studies Program courses focused on Japan and taught in English; intensive Japanese language study; orientation program; Speaking Partner Program; courses with other international students and a few Japanese students; most courses are .75 Beloit units; students may take studio art class.  


Direct enrollment in a university abroad, through ISEP or as a study abroad student.


Domestic Programs

ACM: Business, Entrepreneurship & Society, Chicago

Fall, spring

Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, approval through campus selection process, previous coursework relating to social change.

Housing: Program students housed in double rooms in apartments with cooking facilities located in Chicago neighborhoods; students provide own meals.

Details: Study with ACM program students; 4 units of credit: a city-centered Core Course, a choice of Seminar course topics (e.g. Globalization and World Business, The Growth of Chicago as a Commercial Capital); an internship connecting academics to the world of work; an independent study project related to the student’s academic goals, often linked to the internship.  


Last Updated: 9/2013