Global experiences are a vital component of contemporary business education. Elon University partners with universities and third-party providers around the world to provide you with an immersive learning experience in a global academic journey. The programs below are approved by the Love School of Business for you to earn business credit toward your LSB major/minor.

Meet with a Global Education Center advisor

View program opportunities by type:

Direct-enrollment programs (semester/year)

Stand-alone & hybrid programs (semester/year)

Winter Term & other short-term programs

Summer opportunities

International Business Dual Degree Programs

Direct-enrollment programs

These are semester- and year-long programs in which students take all classes at a local university. Review our Program Categories page for more information on program models.

Australia, Perth: Curtin University

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.75
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Courses are majors; individual courses are called ‘units’.
  • Pay attention to when units are offered; semester 1 is our spring semester, while semester 2 is our fall semester.
  • Remember that in the Southern Hemisphere the academic year is usually reversed; summer break is December and January, while the academic year generally runs from February – June (semester 1) and July – November (semester 2).
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Australia, Sydney: The University of Sydney

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 3.0
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Courses are majors; individual courses are called ‘units of study’.
  • Pay attention to when units of study are offered; semester 1 is our spring semester, while semester 2 is our fall semester.
  • Remember that in the Southern Hemisphere the academic year is usually reversed; summer break is December and January, while the academic year generally runs from February – June (semester 1) and July – November (semester 2).
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be comparable to a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Chile, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)

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Minimum GPA 2.5
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Students must be proficient in Spanish to participate in this program as students will take courses taught in Spanish at local institutions.
  • Only business courses taken at Universidad de Chile or Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile will be counted in LSB majors; Universidad Diego Portales courses will not count in LSB majors.
  • The reality of the academic system in Chile is such that course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during the first two weeks of the program.
  • Remember that in the Southern Hemisphere the academic year is usually reversed; summer break is December and January, while the academic year generally runs from February – June (semester 1) and July – November (semester 2).
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Ecuador, Quito: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (UNCW)

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Minimum GPA 2.75
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Students must be proficient in Spanish to participate in this program as students will take courses taught in Spanish at USFQ.
  • The academic calendar of this program generally aligns with Elon but students may not be able to do winter term courses.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Egypt, Cairo: The American University in Cairo

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Minimum GPA 2.0
Course information Link
Program notes
  • No prior experience with Arabic language is required to participate in this program.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be comparable to a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

France, Reims: NEOMA

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Minimum GPA 2.75
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Carefully review the ‘Academics’ section of the brochure page for important information on course availability and registration.
  • Students should have taken some French prior to participation.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

New Zealand, Dunedin: University of Otago (Arcadia)

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Minimum GPA 3.0
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Subjects are majors; individual courses are called ‘papers’.
  • Pay attention to when papers are offered; semester 1 is our spring semester, while semester 2 is our fall semester.
  • Remember that in the Southern Hemisphere the academic year is usually reversed; summer break is December and January, while the academic year generally runs from February – June (semester 1) and July – November (semester 2).
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be comparable to a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

New Zealand, Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia)

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.7
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Pay attention to when courses are offered; semester 1 is our spring semester, while semester 2 is our fall semester.
  • Remember that in the Southern Hemisphere the academic year is usually reversed; summer break is December and January, while the academic year generally runs from February – June (semester 1) and July – November (semester 2).
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be comparable to a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

 

Singapore, Singapore: Nanyang Technological University

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Minimum GPA 3.2
Course information Link
Program notes
  • English is one of the official languages of Singapore, and most courses at NTU are taught in English.
  • NTU is a challenging academic environment and applicants should be highly motivated to succeed academically.
  • Class placements are not guaranteed and students should have backup options.
  • As this program is an exchange program, NTU will usually only accept a small number of Elon students each semester.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

South Korea, Seoul: Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

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Minimum GPA 2.7
Course information Link
Program notes
  • SKKU offers a wide variety of courses taught in English.
  • SKKU’s spring calendar allows students to participate in Winter Term courses on campus.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Spain, Bilbao: Business, International Relations, and Spanish Language (API)

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Minimum GPA 2.75
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Courses are offered on this program both in English and in Spanish.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Spain, Madrid: ICADE Business School

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Minimum GPA 2.75
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Students do not have to be proficient in Spanish to participate in this program as many courses are taught in English.
  • Students on this program are responsible for securing their own housing through organizations recommended by ICADE.
  • Students should be careful to note whether courses are offered in fall or spring when reviewing the course catalog.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be less than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

United Kingdom, Glasgow: University of Glasgow (Arcadia)

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Minimum GPA 3.0
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Glasgow is an elite university in the same grouping as Oxford or Cambridge; students should be prepared for demanding coursework.
  • When reviewing the course catalog, be sure to click the course titles to get detailed descriptions including the term in which a course is offered and the number of credits.
  • Courses listed as ten credits will count as three credits at Elon. Courses listed as 20 credits will count as five credits at Elon. Students typically take 60 credits during a semester.
  • Courses listed as ‘Level 4’ are advanced courses and should only be attempted by students with significant background in a subject.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be more than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

 

Stand-alone & hybrid programs

These are semester- and year-long programs in which students take some or all classes with a study abroad program provider. Review our Program Categories page for more information on program models.

China, Shanghai: LSB Center in Shanghai (CIEE)

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.5
Course information Generally, students on this program during the fall semester will do the following:

  • Business in China: Language & Culture Practicum (4 credits; civilization or advanced study; required)
  • Internship (3 credits; required)
  • 1 or 2 LSB core courses chosen from the following: (4-8 credits)
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Management
    • Operations & Supply Chain Management
    • Other courses offered by LSB faculty in residence
  • 1-2 electives chosen from the CIEE Shanghai course catalog
  • Shanghai seminar (1 credit, 300-level BUS elective, required)
Program notes
  • This program is currently suspended due to the pandemic.

 

Ireland, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin (FIE)

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Minimum GPA 3.3
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Students on this program take Irish Life & Cultures with other study abroad students and then the remainder of their courses at Trinity.
  • Trinity is an elite university in the same grouping as Oxford or Cambridge; students should be prepared for demanding coursework.
  • Individual courses are called ‘modules’.
  • Modules listed as five credits will transfer to Elon as three credits, while modules listed as 10 credits will transfer to Elon as five credits.
  • Michaelmas term is the fall term or first term, Hilary term is the spring term or second term, Trinity term is essentially a Maymester and is not available to Elon students.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be more than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

 

Ireland, Dublin: University College Dublin (FIE)

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 3.0
Course information Link
Program notes
  • Students on this program take Irish Life & Cultures with other study abroad students and then the remainder of their courses at UCD.
  • Individual courses are called ‘modules’.
  • Modules listed as five credits will transfer to Elon as three credits, while modules listed as 10 credits will transfer to Elon as five credits.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be more than a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

Jordan, Amman: Middle East Studies (CIEE)

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.5
Course information Link
Program notes
  • No previous study of Arabic language is required to participate in this program.
  • Students on this program are required to take Arabic at the appropriate level and a number of area studies courses taught for study abroad students.
  • Students can choose a business course taught in English from Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT).
  • This program is probably best suited to an International Business major with a Middle East focus.
  • The cost of this program (excluding spending money) should be comparable to a semester at Elon. View the budget sheet on the brochure page for more detail.

 

Winter Term & other short-term programs

The Winter Term and short-term programs offered change on an annual basis. The Winter Term program list for a given year is usually published in March of the year prior.

Learn more about short-term programs.

 

Summer opportunities

API Summer Internship Programs

Program Options Link
Minimum GPA 2.0
Program notes
  • Generally, these programs do not require prior language experience.
  • Locations include Argentina, Australia, Chile, & New Zealand.

Elon in New York City

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.5
Program notes
  • Students on this program take a Core Capstone Seminar and earn internship credit.

Elon in Washington, DC

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.75
Program notes
  • Students on this program earn 12 credits, the bulk of which will be internship credit.

Global Experiences Summer Internship Programs

Program Options Link
Minimum GPA 2.5
Program notes
  • Generally, these programs do not require prior language experience.
  • Locations available include Spain, Ireland, Italy, UK, France, and Costa Rica.

United Kingdom, London: Internship (FIE)

Program Brochure Link
Minimum GPA 2.75
Program notes
  • Students in London take the key course (British Life & Cultures or one of the variants) for four credits and internship for four credits.

 

International Business Dual Degree Programs

The LSB is a member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), which allows students to pursue degrees at both Elon and an international partner. These programs require careful planning.

Learn more about IBDD programs