What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in Economics?
As the world becomes more globalized, it becomes increasingly important for students to understand economics in an international context. Students who study abroad have the opportunity to explore different economic topics and perspectives in university programs throughout the world. All economics students can benefit from exposure to academic and cultural experiences in another country.
When is the best time for Economics students to go abroad?
The economics major has a lot of flexibility. Sophomore or junior year are recommended times to study abroad, as well as any summer.
What type of credit can students earn?
Students may earn OHIO credits on OHIO study abroad programs and transfer credits on exchange or approved non-OHIO study abroad programs. Click here for more information about these different options. Students participating in exchange or non-OHIO programs must seek pre-approval of credits prior departure and complete a Foreign Study Checklist which includes an explanation of the pre-approval credit process (available at the Office of Education Abroad).
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
Major requirements: Students may be able to fulfill 1-2 courses toward the economics degree. If students can identify courses offered by study abroad programs that are similar in content to OHIO economics major elective courses, the department may grant credit for the OHIO equivalent course, and these transfer credits would count toward the major.
Art & Science requirements: Courses to fulfill college-level Arts and Science requirements, including the foreign language requirement, can be taken abroad.
University-wide requirements: Tier II courses can often be fulfilled easily abroad. Tier III courses are offered on some OHIO study abroad programs, but credit for Tier III cannot generally be transferred back from a Non-OHIO or exchange program.
Can I utilize my financial aid and scholarships on a study abroad program?
Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships should consult http://ohio.edu/educationabroad/Students/typesEaprogs.html.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
| Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for
Economics through Affiliate Providers
API – Bilbao, Spain, Business, International Relations & Spanish language program Semester/Academic year program. The University of Deusto offers courses such as International Financial Systems, Economy of the Economy Union, Transatlantic relations, Culture, Politics and Economics in Contemporary Spanish Society.
API – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Integrated Studies with Argentine Program
Semester/Academic year program. La Universidad Torcuato Di Tella offers courses such as Econometrics, History of Economic Thought, Mathematical Economics, Topics in Microeconomics, Economic Development, Money and Banking and Public Finance.
API – Buenos Aires, Argentina: Program of Argentine and Latin American Studies
Semester/Academic year program. La Universidad de Belgrano offers courses in both Spanish language and economics topics.
AustraLearn – Auckland, New Zealand, AUT University (Study/Internship Combo)
Semester/Academic year program. AUT University offers a customized internship program along with courses in such areas as economics and international business.
Beijing Normal University Zhuhai - International Chinese Studies and Internship
Summer Program. This International Chinese Studies summer program offers students a truly international program that features classroom instruction by foreign and Chinese professors, as well as field trips and internship opportunities in Chinese companies. All credit courses are taught in English with an opportunity to improve Chinese language skills in a short period of time. Courses offered include Chinese language, History, Politics, Business and the Economy of Modern China. For more information about the program please contact Rosemary Rossiter at email@example.com.
CIEE – Shanghai, China, China in a Global Context Program
Semester/Academic year program. East China Normal University offers Chinese language course as well as others such as China’s Macroeconomic Impact, China’s Economic Reforms and Seminar on Issues of Globalization in China.
CIEE – Warsaw, Poland, Central European Studies Program
Semester/Academic year program.The Warsaw School of Economics offers courses such as The Current Economic, Legislative, and Political Developments in the European Union, Economics of Crises, EU Membership and Transformation in Central and East Europe, The Euro: Costs and Benefits of European Monetary Integration, European Union Adjustment to Globalization, International Economics, International Finance, Introductory Econometrics, Mathematical Methods and Models in Economic Dynamics, and Terrorism and Economic Aspects of Terrorism.
GlobaLinks – Prague, Czech Republic
Semester/Academic Year/Summer program. The University of Economics, Prague is the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. The university offers course through six academic departments: the Faculties of Finance and Accounting, International Relations, Business Administration, Statistics, Informatics, and Economics and Public Administration.
IEP - Prague, Czech Republic
Summer program. The University of Economics offers courses such as Entrepreneurship, International Marketing Communications with the Emphasis on Central Europe, European Cultural History and Its Impact on Central Europe, International Business in the Global Environment and more. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
IEP - Barcelona, Spain
Semester program. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona offers courses such as Behavior Incentives in Economics, The Creative Economy, An Economic History of Spain, International Economics, Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics and more. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (email@example.com) in the Walter International Education Center.
ISA - Hyderabad, India
Semester/Summer program. ISA programs at the University of Hyderabad provide the opportunity to learn about India's history while experiencing modern life in the world's most syncretic culture. The semester program offers the opportunity to take specially designed courses for international students as well as regular university courses with Indian students. Students can choose from courses in many subject areas. There is no language prerequisite for this program. Students must have at least junior standing (third-year) at their home university at the time of participation. The summer program offers courses that cover many aspects of Indian culture and life including: Indian history, economics, politics, and Hindi.
ISA - Meknès, Morocco
Semester/Academic Year/Summer program. The Meknès programs provide students with little or no Arabic or French language experience the opportunity to choose among courses taught in English. However, students are required to enroll in an Arabic or French language course if they have taken less than one semester of either language. Other courses offered in history, culture, business, architecture, arts, religion, politics, gender studies, and more.
USAC – Copenhagen, Denmark, International Business & Economic Studies
Semester/Academic year program.Copenhagen Business School offers courses such Industrial Organizational Analysis, International Economics and Competitiveness, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Service Economy and Marketing and Sports Economics.
USAC – London, England
Semester/Academic year program.The London Metropolitan Business School offers courses such as Multinational Finance and Accounting, Economics in Society, Issues in the Global Economy, Microeconomics, International Economics, Choices, Markets and Employment, Business and Economic Policy, International Finance and Trade and Economics for Business.
Foreign Language Programs:
OHIO-Spanish Language and Culture in Merida, Mexico
OHIO-Chinese Language and Culture in Beijing, China
OHIO-Italian in Florence, Italy
OHIO-German Language in Salzburg, Austria
API-Spanish Language Program in Madrid
CIEE-Arabic Language and Culture in Rabat, Morrocco
USAC-French Language Studies in Pau, France
USAC-Japanese Language Studies in Hiroshima, Japan
USAC-Arabic, Russian or Swahili Language in Accra, Ghana
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
|Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for Economics|
IEP (Full-time on-campus advisor available at the Office of Education Abroad)
Internship opportunities are available in New Zealand, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, and Italy. IEP internships are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests and can last anywhere from one month to a full semester. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Internships and volunteer opportunities in Ghana, India, Costa Rica, China and more in areas like health, education and social services.
For an extensive list of opportunities to work, volunteer, or intern abroad please click here.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students should register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
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