Study abroad is a rewarding and life-transforming experience that complements any business program. Companies seek managers who have core business skills, a multi-cultural understanding, and the ability to ascertain the implications of geopolitical events on their business. Learn about other cultures and gain second language skills while continuing the course of your studies.
Business-focused study abroad options are listed below. Most of these programs are offered in English. For other study abroad opportunities, visit the Center for International Services and Programs.
Study tours led by College of Business faculty range from 9 days to two weeks in duration. Visit the faculty-led programs' web page for a current list of programs. http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/study_abroad/csu_program/
Study abroad for a semester or more at our partner university while paying your usual tuition to CSU (for undergraduates only). Partner university located in:
Independent Program: allows you to enroll directly in a foreign university of your choice. In some cases, students will need to enroll through another U.S. institution.
Students who participate in a direct exchange or independent program can usually take up to the equivalent of 16 credit hours and receive transfer credit; grades that are factored into the CSU academic record however these courses can count towards the completion of the BBA degree requirements. Participants on the faculty-led study tours receive graded credit for the required course.
It is not always required that you be proficient in the native language of the country where you’d like to study, as many courses are taught in English. However, keep in mind that one of the most important benefits of studying abroad is to become proficient in a second language. Language foundation classes are part of the course offering at some of our partner universities.
Under the direct exchange program and CSU faculty-led study tours the student pays their standard tuition directly to CSU. For a study tour this is typically one class that is worth either three or fours credits. For the exchange program students pay CSU for a semester's worth of tuition (twelve-sixteen credit band). Additionally, students pay a program fee for the faculty-led study tour which typically includes all travel, housing and food related expenses. On a direct exchange program students pay their living expenses abroad to the partner university. Other costs related to studying abroad can include passport and visa fees, medical insurance, personal expenses, etc.
CSU’s Financial Aid Office provides financial
assistance for study abroad.The full program costs
will be taken into account when determining a student's
award, making it more affordable to participate in Study
Abroad Programs. Two scholarships are available to students on short term programs. Eligible students can apply for the CISP Study Abroad Scholarship and the ODAMA Study Abroad Scholarship (click on the links to go to the eligibility requirements and deadlines for each scholarship as well as the application form).
The Study Abroad Coordinator at CSU can assist you in obtaining financial aid. Contact Julie Good at 216.687.3910 or email email@example.com.
Ms. Julie A. Good
Manager, Study Abroad Programs
Center for International Services and Programs
Cleveland State University
1899 E. 22nd St., MC 106
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214 USA
T: +1 (216) 687-3910
Where can I go?
You can study at our partner universities or you can go independently to schools abroad. Students can enroll directly in a foreign university in some countries or go through another institution in the U.S.
When can I go?
Typically, students go abroad in their junior year, but not exclusively.
When should I apply?
You should plan ahead at least one semester before you want to study abroad.
How do I get started?
Visit the Center for International Services and Programs, KB 1150, to get more information on the options available to you.
Do I need a VISA?
If you are not a United States citizen (even if you are a Permanent Resident), you may need a visa. Go to the Embassy website of the country of your interest form more information. If you have any questions regarding visas, contact the Study Abroad Office.
Cleveland State University gave me the wonderful opportunity of experiencing the European culture while helping me gain an international marketing internship working for the Nordson Corporation in Cologne, Germany; the knowledge that I obtained from my European experience could not have been taught in any classroom at any University and was the most culturally enriching experience of a lifetime." –Ryan Kiddey, INB Major, Summer 2004.