Study Abroad Programs

In partnership with the BYU Kennedy Center for International Studies, the GBC helps students participate in international business study abroad opportunities.

These short-term study abroad programs last from ten days to six weeks and may include business visits in as many as five countries. The business study abroad program offers students the opportunity to study international business in an international setting, but it also allows students to get a feel for several cultures. Students visit businesses ranging from large, multinational corporations to small entrepreneurial ventures. Students gain an understanding of cross-national business strategy through discussions with international business professionals and government officials including topics such as branding, supply chain, human resources, finance, trade policy and strategy. In addition to visiting businesses, students experience important cultural and historic sites. 

Business study abroad programs are open to all majors on campus. However, preference is given to BYU Marriott majors and minors. In most cases students also have the opportunity to earn academic credit.

The GBC offers qualifying BYU Marriott students scholarships to participate in business study abroad programs. Participating in a business study abroad fulfills the international experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate.

Business study abroad programs are a good opportunity to earn academic credit in your specific discipline while absorbing the rich culture of another country.

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