International Experience

Because rapid economic integration around the world presents new challenges for doing business, we believe that first-hand international experience in new countries, cultures, and business environments is essential to providing a comprehensive business education.

That's why we've introduced an international experience requirement for all undergraduates:

  • To instill motivation to become more globally competent.
  • To encourage mutual understanding, communication, and collaboration with colleagues and students abroad.
  • To support your development as an authentic global business leader.

A team of advisers at the Carlson Global Institute is available to help students and parents understand these education abroad options. You may choose and apply to the program that provides the best opportunity to meet your career goals and area of study:

Global Enrichment

Global Enrichment

  • Graduate and undergraduate opportunities
  • Short-term courses of 2 weeks in length plus predeparture coursework
  • Offered in January and May
  • Taught in English
  • Earn up to 4 credits
  • Study with Carlson and international faculty
  • Includes topic-based seminars and live business cases

Global Immersion

Global Immersion

  • Graduate and undergraduate opportunities
  • Semester and summer length programs at partner business schools
  • Study with host university students and other international students
  • Courses offered in English and the local language
  • Semester programs offer up to 16 credits
  • Summer programs offer 4 - 8 credits
  • Choose from a variety of courses taught by international faculty


Apply through the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Quick Links

Carlson Global Institute

Learning Abroad Center Programs

Scholarships and Finances

International Experience FAQ

Our Students Abroad

Planning and Preparation