Study Abroad

GET TO THE “ONE”…GLOBALLY!

 

“International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century resume.”

                                                                                                                                                     – Dr. Allan E. Goodman,
President & CEO of Institute of International Education

Launch Your International Career Through Study Abroad

Start planning your study abroad adventure today! Out of the 8,000 business students, how are you going to differentiate yourself? How are you going to give yourself an edge in an ever increasing competitive job market? Whether you plan to work for a large international firm or for a bank in your hometown, a semester abroad will help prepare you for your career in our global economy.


​”Studying abroad will not only demonstrate to potential employers your willingness to get out of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences, it will teach you more about yourself and the place you call home than you can imagine. Seeing how other people live, work, and solve familiar problems in unfamiliar ways will give you greater perspective about human behavior and greater vision to devise solutions to get people where you want them to be. Employers love that skill set… It’s what they call leadership potential.”

                                                                                                                  – Paul Jarley, Dean, UCF College of Business

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“Studying abroad is truly a once in a lifetime experience. I got to visit so many cool places, made friends with people all over the world, and furthered my passion for international business. The ICN Business School has so much to offer for students looking to launch their careers in international business and fulfill their wanderlust.”

Victoria, Marketing Major, ICN France, Summer 2015

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Want to Know More?

The College of Business offers unique study abroad experiences at every step of your academic career. Browse our options below to find out how you can become an internationally-engaged student.

 

Global Advantage Program (GAP)

The GAP Is designed for students who are serious about internationalizing their education and experience. It is a pathways program starting with a 1-week Global Mindset Boot Camp in Costa Rica, then selecting one of the proposed Global Skills Tracks, and ending with the Global Advantage Capstone Seminar. Students who complete this program will demonstrate well-developed global competencies and an ability to showcase these global career skills in their resume and job search.

The program is scheduled to launch in May 2017.

Visit the UCF Study Abroad Website for more details or set up an appointment with Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs at the College of Business.

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International Business Minor (Semester Abroad)

COBA has designed a unique International Business Minor that integrates study abroad into the curriculum. Take Introduction to International Business at UCF (GEB 3375) and then add 15 credits of globally-focused courses abroad, and voilà – you’ve got an International Business Minor!

Program locations include: Australia, Austria, China, Cyprus, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

Visit the UCF Study Abroad Website for more details or set up an appointment with Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs at the College of Business.

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Summer Abroad or International Internship

Don’t have time to study abroad for a semester? Then join one of our summer study abroad programs specifically designed for business majors. All courses are taught in English and summer internships are available in business fields. Gain college credit and intercultural skills through one of our summer programs.

Program locations include: Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Greece, Ireland, South Africa, South Korea, and Sweden.

Visit the UCF Study Abroad Website for more details or set up an appointment with Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs at the College of Business.

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Can I Obtain UCF Credit for Studying Abroad?

Yes! For all of the COBA-approved programs, we have asked the faculty to review the coursework and determine the UCF equivalencies. Many of the courses abroad can count towards your major or minor. Browse our database of course equivalencies.


Is it Affordable?

​Yes! Many of our programs are exchange programs, in which you pay the regular UCF tuition and you can use your financial aid, including Bright Futures, to fund the program. There are also many study abroad scholarships, like the Gilman Scholarship, which can help offset the extra costs. You will find that that the global career skills that you gain from studying abroad are well worth the investment!

 

COBA is proud to show its commitment to doubling the number of our students studying abroad through an initiative called Generation Study Abroad.

Discover the “career value” of study abroad. COBA has partnered with My World Abroad to provide our students with valuable resources to assess their global career skills and incorporate them into their job search.


What Our Students are Saying About Study Abroad!