While not required, most students who study abroad are able to take classes that transfer for credits in their major. During the application process, a UIC Business adviser will make sure your chosen program credits will transfer for the necessary requirements.
- Emerging Economies - The IES Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago program examines globalization and economic growth in these cities. The coursework focuses on practical application of concepts that includes a mock consulting project and conversations with local business organizations and professionals.
- Multiple Locations - Consider the CIEE Open Campus Program that allows you to customize your experience with your interests and degree requirements. Through this program, UIC Business students can choose two or three cities to live in over the semester with courses available in five different tracks. The CIEE open campus program offers locations in Berlin, Cape Town, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome.
- Graduate Programs – For graduate students, UIC Business offers a two-week course in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a four-week course traveling in five cities in Europe. Both programs tackle contemporary business issues and offer meetings with professionals from across the world.
- Internship Experience - If you’re looking to gain internship experience in addition to academic credit during your semester abroad, there are many programs specifically designed to place students in positions. One of these programs, SAO Business, International Relations and Spanish at the University of Deusto offers coursework focusing on international business and for-credit internships in Bilbao, Spain.
- Field Specific – Programs are available that focus courses and learning experiences in specific fields. Popular choices include Fashion Merchandising and Sports Marketing.
Setting yourself apart
The experiences and skills gained studying abroad will help set you apart for future employers. With only 2 percent of college graduates nationwide studying abroad, your experience can tell a unique story for hiring managers. In addition, a national survey, by NACE Center for Career Development and Talent Acquisition, of top employers found that excellent communication skills and adaptability rank highly among desired skills for new hires. Therefore, a study abroad semester not only will allow you to improve those skills, but will also help you convey them on your resume.