Business Education Abroad Programs
Information on all SCSU education abroad programs may be found at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/educationabroad/.
For an introduction to business education abroad programs, view the Education Abroad Opportunities for Business Majors (.pdf) booklet.
For a summary of all SCSU short term and semester programs, see the 2014-2015 SCSU Education Abroad Opportunities (.pdf).
The Alnwick, England Program
This program, sponsored by SCSU’s Center for International Studies, offers students a summer or one-semester education abroad experience at Alnwick Castle in the far north of England, about forty kilometers from the Scottish border. Students live, eat, and attend classes taught by both SCSU and British faculty in the Castle and also participate in numerous cultural and business tours in England and Scotland. Alnwick Castle was featured in outdoor scenes from Harry Potter movies. It dates to the middle ages, and is home to the Duke of Northumberland, from whom SCSU rents space for its program.
The Alnwick program is primarily but not exclusively designed for students in the first two years of their academic program. When HBS faculty are involved in the program, classes include those needed for liberal education as well as for business requirements. Students in the Alnwick program typically earn fifteen credits (twelve in summer terms) in business and liberal education.
In this film, some of the students and staff from St. Cloud take you on a tour of their English home away from home.
The Ingolstadt, Germany Program
This business study program is targeted at students a bit farther along in their academic program, ideally at the point of taking upper level business core classes (usually, around the beginning of the third year). The program offers a one-semester study experience at the Hochschule, a business and engineering university located in Ingolstadt, Germany. Ingolstadt lies in the heart of Bavaria about an hour north of Munich.
Business classes at the Hochschule are taught in English by German professors. Student housing arrangements are made through the university in Ingolstadt. Students need not know German before leaving. Enrolled students normally earn fifteen business credits.
Learn more about this program in this brief presentation on Ingolstadt (.pdf)
Short Term Education Abroad Tours
Short term education abroad tours are targeted to business majors who cannot spend a full semester abroad. Each May after the spring semester ends, the HBS sponsors a 2-3 week study tour to one or more countries. The program typically involves classroom work prior to departing and during the time abroad, accompanied by a wide array of cultural and business tours. These intensive programs provide six advanced business credits and are normally for students who already have been admitted to a business major.