Gain International Experience as a Business Student

Students at the College of Business (CBA) have many opportunities for study abroad experiences. From programs offered through The University or the CBA, you can travel to most parts of the world. Examples of programs are:

  • Leadership Program Opportunities As part of a Leadership Experience Project, students develop projects.
  • Spring 2017 Spring Break in Italy. Spring 2017 Section of 6100:200 – Personal Leadership Skills: Global Immersion in Italy
  • The University’s Office of the International Programs (OIP) is a main resource for programs and can provide information on studying for a summer, semester, or year abroad. Studying abroad offers the opportunity to gain academic credit, although grades from international institutions are not calculated in a student's GPA.
  • For more information on how to coordinate study abroad experiences in to your academic career you can make a study abroad appointment with Elizabeth Freund- just call the undergraduate programs office at 330-972-7042 to schedule or go online at : undergraduate advising

Study Abroad - Germany, Summer 2015

A group of 19 students from The University of Akron spent 4 weeks studying abroad and travelling in Germany and Western Europe in Summer 2015.

Study Abroad Requirements

Students should begin applying for study abroad opportunities one year before the planned semester abroad. Once a student is accepted, he or she should meet with an adviser to review and draft a list of courses to take during the semester abroad and to complete the Transient Permission Form. All courses must be approved prior to the study-abroad experience. Other requirements include:

  • A minimum of 32 total credits must be earned at UA for a baccalaureate degree.
  • At least 15 credits of business coursework must be earned after admission into the CBA.
  • At least 50 percent of the business core and major coursework must be earned at UA, including a minimum 14 credits in the student's major program.
  • For business classes, a grade of “C” or better is required in order to transfer credits.
  • Additional information can be found with OIP or by calling 330-972-6394.