Study Abroad Programs

Students in the School of Business Administration (SBA) may participate in the University of Dayton Summer Study Abroad Programs as well as Semester Exchange Programs with partners throughout the world.  Details on both these programs can be found at www.udayton.edu/edabroad and brief descriptions are provided below.  Students may also study abroad at universities that are not affiliated with the University of Dayton as long as they receive prior written approval from the UD Center for International Programs and their academic advisor.

The University of Dayton China Institute offers full semesters of study in China for fall and spring semesters as well as a summer program.  Learn more at www.udayton.edu/china_institute.

Summer Programs

A variety of summer programs are available for students to consider, each with its own theme and location.  For example, students can travel to Europe, South America, Asia or Africa.  Most of these programs are conducted during two separate five-week summer terms.  Shorter two-week trips are also available during summer and the Intersession (winter break).  The programs are taught by UD faculty and offer students the opportunity to complete required and theme-based elective courses in settings such as England, Spain, Italy, Germany, China and more.  Students participating in Summer Study Abroad register to take at least two classes (6 credit hours) plus a 1-credit cultural immersion mini-course in a summer session.  Participants will complete work equivalent to that of courses taken on campus, with the added requirement of applying their studies to the site they are visiting.

Accepted students are required to participate in a comprehensive orientation and preparation class in which features about their destination country are studied along with University safety and security procedures and other pre-departure details.  Students on academic or behavioral probation are not permitted to participate in any University study abroad program. All interested students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or the Study Abroad Director well in advance of any travel.

Semester Exchange Programs

Students may also wish to spend an extended time studying overseas.  For those students, UD provides several opportunities to take classes with one of our foreign exchange partners throughout the world.  Exchanges can be undertaken either during the Fall or Spring semesters, and students will live and study with other domestic and international students at our foreign exchange partner institutions.  Courses are typically taught in English, although some partners have foreign language requirements.  To ensure courses taken during a semester exchange transfer to UD, students must seek approval by advisors in the Center for International Programs (CIP) as well as their SBA advisor before undertaking an exchange. 

Planning for Education Abroad

Students should ideally begin planning during their first year for participation in a study abroad program, determining which courses are normally offered and then holding those courses for their international experience and completing any necessary prerequisites prior to the program.  If pre-approved by SBA advisors, the courses taken abroad will then count for the student's degree program, keeping the student on track to graduate on time or even ahead of schedule.

For more information please contact:

Heather Schieman, Education Abroad Advisor
Center for International Programs                  
Rike 211
937-229-1251
hschieman1@udayton.edu