International Business co-majors/minors who wish to study overseas should begin the advising process as early as possible in order to determine the proper sequencing of courses to ensure they can include a summer or semester abroad into their plans. It should be noted that the first-year VSB students cannot study abroad (with the exception of the Global Citizens Program), and students must meet prerequisite requirements for their overseas institution.
Tell your academic advisor that you are interested in study abroad at each registration appointment. Together, identify the best terms to go abroad, based on the courses in your four-year-plan.
Some things to consider for International Business co-majors:
Study abroad programs must be at least 6-weeks long to qualify for the IB study abroad requirement.
International Business must be paired with another major.
This program pulls from other VSB disciplines, so finding IB courses abroad is usually relatively straight-forward.
Students must take an international course in their major if it is offered.
There is also an international HIS or SOCNATSCI requirement that students may complete abroad.
Students may work towards, or often times--complete--the IB foreign language requirement while overseas.
Search the OEA Course Approval History database to select from more than 3,000 study abroad courses that have already been pre-approved for liberal education requirements and a growing list of technical courses.
The Course Approval History database is not all-inclusive and students can work with an OEA advisor to submit additional courses for review.
Don't forget - VSB has a list of policies and limitations specifically focused on study abroad. Make sure you're aware of these as you plan your overseas experience.