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St. Cloud State University (SCSU) has numerous programs for students wishing to earn credit while studying abroad. Education abroad experiences are becoming more important and more popular each year; 283,000 U.S. students study overseas each year, about one-fifth go specifically to study business. Education abroad experiences offer students life changing personal growth experience coupled with valuable career skill development. International experience and global understanding is a critical component of the 21st century education and workforce, and studying abroad is highly valued by employers. The Herberger Business School (HBS) is proud to partner with the university in offering students education abroad programs with a special focus on business.

Alnwick, England

The Alnwick, England, study abroad program is offered in the summer, fall, and spring of each year. The program offers students the unique opportunity to live in a castle and take classes. All students going to Alnwick are required to take courses in British history and contemporary Britain from British faculty.

Students take 12 credits during Summer programs (8 required) / 15 credits during Fall (10 required)


  • BRIT 101, Intro to the British Cultural Experience, 1 (1 cr) [Liberal Ed Goal 8]
  • BRIT 201, Intro to the British Cultural Experience, 2 (2 cr) [Liberal Ed Goal 8]
  • BRIT 250, Contemporary Britain (3 cr) [Liberal Ed Goal 5]
  • Summer -- HIST 235, Britain in the Tudor Era (2 cr)
  • Fall -- HIST 335, Reformation to Revolution:  Early Modern Britain, 1529-1689 (4 cr)

Spring 2015 – Mass Communications*

Faculty: Lisa Heinrich (Mass Communications) and Marie Dick (Mass Communications)

Tentative course offerings - pick two electives:

  • COMM 220, Introduction to Mass Communication [Liberal Ed Goal 6]
  • COMM 412, Mass Media Ethics
  • COMM 416, Critical Analysis of the Media
  • COMM 420, Mass Media and Society
  • COMM 436, Public Relations Writing

Additional information on the study abroad program in Alnwick, England, can be found at

*While there are not any business courses offered Spring 2015, this is a good option for business majors considering a minor in mass communications.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2014 for Spring 2015

Study Business in Germany

Additional information on the study abroad program in Ingolstadt, Germany, can be found at

Application Deadline: October 1 for Spring 2015; March 1, 2015 for Fall 2015

Courses Offered (subject to change):

  • European Union (HBS 499, substitutes for PHIL 484) 
  • Introduction to Marketing (MKTG 320 business core requirement)
  • Intercultural Business Communications (MKTG 333 business core requirement)
  • Beginning German (GER 101, Goal 8)
  • Additional courses vary by semester

Study Business in the Netherlands

Additional information on the study abroad program in Amsterdam, The Netherlands can be found at

Application Deadline: October 1 for Spring 2015; March 1, 2015 for Fall 2015

Students take 4 courses during two 8-week periods (two courses each period).  Courses vary by semester/period.

Upcoming Short-term Programs (tentative)

Short term education abroad tours are great options for students 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.  Students earn 6 upper division business credits.

  • May 2015 - Rome, Florence, Turin and Venice, Italy
  • May 2016 – Paris, London, and Amsterdam
  • May 2016 – Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns, Australia

Please contact Laura Emerick (, Centennial Hall 229, for information about these programs.  Additional SCSU study abroad programs offering business courses are available.  For more information, go to Center for International Studies website at



News Story Publish Date
Congratulations, Spring 2012 Education Abroad Scholarship Recipients! 11/29/2011
Spring 2011 study abroad scholarship recipients announced 11/24/2010
Fall 2010 study abroad scholarship recipients announced 4/26/2010
Summer 2010 study abroad scholarship recipients announced 4/5/2010
Study abroad scholarship winners for spring 2010 announced 11/19/2009

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