In addition to the second-year Global Foundations Core, which teaches you to analyze and interpret the influences that drive the global economy, Kelley offers many opportunities to gain first-hand international experience through a multitude of study abroad options. Your experiences abroad will enhance and build on the global business fundamentals learned in the classroom.
study abroad programs
Kelley offers a variety of study abroad options:
The Kelley School of Business partners with universities and third-party providers around the world to enable you to spend a semester abroad. Immerse yourself in a global academic journey, become an internationally minded professional, develop your communication and team-building skills, and earn business credit toward your Kelley degree.
The following Kelley semester programs require successful completion of I-Core:
Seville, Spain: CIEE [Prereq: Completed HISP-S 280 OR Scored 931-1000 on the Spanish Placement Exam]
Summer study abroad programs are perfect for students who keep robust spring and fall semester academic schedules and want to incorporate a global business experience into their time at Kelley. Most summer programs are open to admitted Kelley students who are in their fourth full-time semester of college. They do not require completion of I-Core prior to participation. Summer programs may be entirely classroom-based while others may include an internship component while abroad.
Seville, Spain Internship: CIEE (open to first-year students)
Vallendar, Germany: WHU Germany European Summer Program (open to first-year students)
Not sure if you have the time to go abroad for a whole summer or semester? Kelley's short-term study abroad options offer international components that last three weeks or less.
Global Business Immersion - BUS-X 272
This set of eight-week course options provides an opportunity to dig deeper into country analysis from a business perspective. These courses capitalize on the diversity and expertise of Kelley faculty from all departments. After eight weeks in the classroom, students travel as a group to the country or region emphasized in the course for a seven to nine day study tour. In that country, they participate in relevant site visits while completing the academic parts of the course.
Cross-Cultural Management (Kelley in Manchester Summer Program) - BUS-D 365
Explore topics in international business in one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. The BUS-D 365 Cross-Cultural Management course is taught over two weeks in the summer at Alliance Manchester Business School and Manchester University. The course is taught by LaVonn Schlegel, Executive Director of the Kelley Institute for International Business and Adjunct Lecturer. Admitted Kelley students who have completed at least 26 credits and 2 semesters on campus before the program commences are eligible to apply.
Kelley will nominate up to 24 qualified students each summer.
Plan your adventure
Talk to one of our advisors about fitting an experience into your academic plan. Schedule an appointment online by searching “Kelley Study Abroad”. To find the first available appointment, select all advisors. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-856-0499 with inquiries.
Study abroad resources
- Financial Considerations
- Kelley Study Abroad Scholarship
- IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Scholarship for short term programs
- Kelley Undergraduate Business Scholarship
- Hutton International Experiences Grant
- Hutton Internship Grant
- OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholarship
- IU Overseas Study Scholarship Resources
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
- Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
- Program-specific scholarships: See provider websites (CIEE, IES, DIS, UC Dublin) and your iAbroad application for opportunities.
- Office of Overseas Study: Diversity, Identity & Accessibility Resources: Includes resources related to Accessibility, Gender, Sexuality, Race & Identity, Religion & Spirituality
- Country-Specific Diversity Resources
Studying abroad has many benefits for personal and academic growth, but it is important to reflect on how traveling and the choices we make abroad impact host communities. Being a responsible or ethical traveler involves treating sacred spaces, places, events, customs, and ceremonies with respect, being aware of your economic power in supporting local businesses and systems, and minimizing your ecological and community impact as a traveler, among many other practices.
The following resources may help you consider the implications of your presence in communities abroad and enable you to make choices that promote the sustainability and security of your host country.
- University of Minnesota Sustainable Travel Page
- Contains eco-friendly packing list, sustainable living, eating, and transportation tips, and guidelines for invasive species prevention
- CIEE Abroad: Global Internships 101: How to be a “Green” Traveler
- Everything You Need to Know about Carbon Offsetting for Your Flights
- IES Abroad: Sustainable Living while Studying Abroad
- Students in study sites across the globe share how they’ve implemented “being green” into their life abroad.
- IES Abroad: 10 Ways to Be Greener While Traveling
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals