Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to expand their global perspective and broaden their cross-cultural awareness, better preparing them for a global business environment. Eighty-one percent of Love School of Business majors in the Class of 2017 reported studying abroad or participating in Study USA at least once during their college career.
LSB Center Abroad in Shanghai
The Love School of Business Center Abroad in Shanghai, China, offers business students a semester-long study abroad opportunity to take Love School of Business core courses and business electives, as well as complete an internship in Shanghai. No prior Chinese language experience is required. Students develop their knowledge of Asia through study tours to places like Thailand and Hong Kong, and visit a variety of cultural and religious sites. A Love School of Business faculty-in-residence teaches the business core courses and accompanies the students on the study tours. Students stay and take classes at East China Normal University. For more information, contact Bill Burress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“There’s no better way to internalize the culture than to experience it. You’re taking this base of knowledge that Elon has given you and you’re applying it to the real world. And in return you’re taking this knowledge you gained from this study abroad experience and you’re bringing it back to Elon.”
Winter Term Study Abroad Courses
The Love School of Business, in conjunction with the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center, offers undergraduate Winter Term study abroad courses, such as Business and Culture of Vietnam, Business and Culture in the Pacific Rim, and EUROMED.
A key skill that many of us came to adopt during our time in Asia was becoming comfortable with discomfort. We launched ourselves into an environment that, for the majority of us, was brand new, fast-paced and a bit daunting. We marched confidently into the unknown, experienced foods and traditions we’d never been exposed to prior and are more culturally-aware men and women because of it all.
Examples of programs Elon students participate in:
- ESDES Business School – Lyon, France (direct exchange)
- Business & Culture program – Barcelona, Spain in partnership with CIEE
- Nanyang Technological University – Singapore (direct exchange)
- Dublin Business School – Dublin, Ireland in partnership with FIE
- University of Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa in partnership with CIEE
- Elon Center in London
- Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Quito, Ecuador in partnership with the NC Consortium
Business Dual Degree Program
The Love School of Business offers a business dual degree program through partnerships with ESB Business School in Reutlingen, Germany; NEOMA Business School in Reims, France; Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE in Madrid, Spain; and Universitá Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza, Italy. In four years, students earn one degree from Elon and one from a European partner institution. Twenty-nine students were enrolled in the program during the 2016-17 academic year.
Elon MBA Global Experience
Elon MBA students can choose between two global experiences offered each year as part of the International Business course – Asia in January or Europe in June. The experience focuses on exploring the economic, legal, political and cultural environment for doing business globally.