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Marketing/Marketing (Digital & Integrated Marketing Communications)/Marketing (Professional Sales), BS

Why YOU Should Study Abroad

As globalization continues to impact the way we live and work, international experiences have become vital to a successful career for Marketing majors. Through international study and/or internships, you can gain valuable skills employers are looking for: communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, motivation, and a real-life perspective on business applications worldwide. Understanding how cultural norms and values impact the marketing of goods and services in an international context will make you a valuable contributor to many marketing careers.

Study abroad contributes to this by:

  • Improving your interpersonal and language skills
  • Expanding international and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Broadening understandings of international business practices
  • Preparing you for work in a diverse and international workplace
  • Helping you network and build relationships

A Message from the W. P. Carey School of Business

If you have the chance, study abroad. It’s truly one of the best choices you can make and is much more accessible than you might think. There are programs that last a year, a semester, a few weeks, or even just a week. Not only will you learn about another culture, you will also gain critical thinking skills, communication skills, social skills, and independence. These intangible skills, like the memories gained in study abroad, will last a lifetime.

– Michele Pfund, Associate Dean, W. P. Carey Undergraduate Programs

Planning Your Program

WHEN TO STUDY ABROAD

WHEN TO STUDY ABROAD

Begin planning your study abroad experience early in order to find program options that will offer credits to fulfill business requirements at ASU. W. P. Carey assigns credit equivalencies for business coursework taken abroad — this is resident credit and not transfer credit, and is added to your academic record after returning from abroad.

In most cases, completing W. P. Carey’s critically tracked basic skills courses prior to departure on a semester or year-long program is highly advisable, though in some cases it may be possible to find coursework abroad that is equivalent to these skills courses. Classes at foreign partner institutions will have enforced pre-requisites. If you have not completed a portion of these basic skills courses prior to your trip abroad, you may be disadvantaged when registering for foreign courses.

We typically do not recommend that students study abroad during their final semester. This is because it is difficult to guarantee that all final courses required will be offered and also because there is always a delay in the posting of the degree because we have to wait to receive the transcript from the host institution in order to post the final credits.  Many times students will have to miss the ASU graduation ceremony as well, since the program end dates do not always match up with ASU’s schedule.

General Advice

General Advice

Advice from the W. P. Carey School of Business

W. P. Carey students should start planning for their study abroad program early.  We are happy to help with any study abroad curriculum questions that you have and can suggest program options that match your academic and future career goals.  Remember to use the pre-approved course lists as a guide but to also cross reference them with the actual course schedules for the correct term you will be abroad.  Also remember to submit your course schedule to your MyStudyAbroad account once it is finalized so that we can ensure all of your courses have current course equivalencies.  This will expedite the processing of your foreign transcript upon return.  We also strongly recommend you visit with your Career Coach once you return so that he or she can help you add the experience to your resume and instruct you on how to talk about it in interviews.

Advice from the Study Abroad Office

MEET WITH YOUR W. P. CAREY STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR

MEET WITH YOUR W. P. CAREY STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR

How to make an appointment

Key questions to ask

  • What programs work best for my major?
  • What remaining prerequisites must I fulfill, and how will study abroad impact my progress?
  • Which of my remaining degree requirements could I complete abroad?  Are there any that I cannot take abroad?
  • Can I receive academic credit for an internship abroad?

Meet With the Study Abroad Office

Meet With the Study Abroad Office

Meeting with a Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors are ASU students who have studied abroad on various types of programs and who are here to help you get started on a journey of your own!  They are prepared to help you understand the different types of programs offered, narrow down your program options, guide you on the application process, discuss program costs, and speak about student life abroad.

No appointments are necessary to meet with a Peer Advisor.

  • Stop by the Study Abroad Office anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Contact a Peer Advisor by email  or Live Chat with them on the Study Abroad Office website.
  • Call a Peer Advisor at (480) 965-5965.

Meeting with an International Coordinator

Your International Coordinator can answer your questions about specific programs, can talk you through the application process, and can help you find funding resources for your particular program on the Study Abroad Office website. Your International Coordinator is happy to meet with you multiple times to answer your questions, and he/she would be glad to schedule meetings in person, by phone, or via Skype.

  • Find the name of your International Coordinator listed on the Study Abroad Office webpage for your program of interest.
  • Schedule an appointment online. Click on the International Coordinator name for your program of interest and follow the prompts to schedule your appointment.
  • Visit an International Coordinator during walk-in hours in Student Services Building, Room 278.

Key questions to ask the Study Abroad Office

  • What are the eligibility requirements for my program(s) or interest?
  • What is involved in the application for my program(s) of interest? Is admission to the program competitive?
  • How will I get ASU credit and grades for the courses I take abroad?
  • What courses are available on my program? How can I get courses approved for my program(s) of interest?
  • What is the cost of participating in my program(s) of interest? What do I need to consider in preparing an estimated budget for my program(s) of interest, and what expenses do I need to plan for upfront?
  • Where can I find more information about scholarships for study abroad?

RESEARCH YOUR FUNDING OPTIONS

RESEARCH YOUR FUNDING OPTIONS

Studying abroad is an investment in your future. Like any other type of investment, it requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad.

Review Cost Sheet

You can find a link to your program’s Cost Sheet near the top of the Study Abroad Office webpage for your program. The Cost Sheet will highlight the costs that are billed to your student account as well as additional estimated costs that are not billed to your student account but that you might expect to spend while abroad. Be sure to note what expenses are included in the fees charged by the Study Abroad Office, and remember to budget additional money for airfare, passport and visa fees, and personal expenses since these are not included in any Program Fee.

Research Funding

Once you have reviewed the Cost Sheet for your program and are aware of the costs you might expect to spend on your program, you can begin to make a plan for financing your study abroad program. You can receive funding for studying abroad through financial aid, scholarships and grants, and community-based fundraising efforts. We encourage you to:

  1. Speak to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services (FASS) about financial aid;
  2. Use our Scholarships and Grants page to search for general study abroad scholarships and scholarships that are unique to your program;
  3. Read the Community-Based Funding Guide for creative ways that past ASU students have funding their programs.

Financial Aid

We encourage you to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor, who can help you figure out how your financial aid might be applied to our study abroad program. Be sure to seek answers to the following questions from a Financial Aid Counselor:

  • How do loans work for study abroad? What kinds of aid/loans do I currently receive, and are there any restrictions on this aid if I study abroad?
  • Have I reached the maximum of (insert name of) loan allowed per academic year?
  • When will funds be released for my semester of participation?
  • How will additional scholarships impact my ASU financial aid?

Major-Specific Scholarships

Community-Based Funding

Check out the Study Abroad Office website to learn more about community-based funding, including tips and tricks for crowd-sourced funding. There is funding out there…you just have to ask!

Attend Financing Workshop

Would you like help learning about your financing options? The Study Abroad Office offers bi-weekly in-person and online Financing Your Study Abroad Workshops. Join us in the MU on Monday afternoons or log in through Adobe Connect (find login information here) on Thursdays to learn how to finance your study abroad program through financial aid, scholarships and grants and community-based funding.

Helpful Links

“The best part about studying abroad isn’t the travel or even the food (and I love food), it’s the people you meet from around the world and the connections you make that last a lifetime!”
– Eduardo M., Marketing & Business Data Analytics

“Studying abroad will allow you to fully embed yourself in the local culture and view the world from a new point of view. The experiences and skills gained while living in another country will also benefit you far beyond your stay; for me, they contributed to a professional opportunity to work in another country!”
– Meghan F., Supply Chain Management

Recommended Programs

W. P. Carey recommends the following programs however there are other options that work well for W. P. Carey students. If a program you are interested in is not on the list below please make sure to meet with your W. P. Carey Study Abroad advisor to see how or if it will fit into your program of study.



Program Type: Faculty-Directed
Available Terms: Summer
Countries: France, Spain
Unique Features: Learn how international brands develop a winning strategy and how creatives charged with its execution manifest it through bending boundaries of imagination. Start with a week of study in Paris studying brand strategy while visiting company and agency headquarters. Week two is dedicated to workshops and lectures at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Finishing in Barcelona, you will synthesize and apply what you learned. Earn a total of six credits for this three week program.
Program Type: Faculty-Directed
Available Terms: Summer
Country: Czech Republic
Unique Features: The summer program in Prague, Czech Republic offers MGT 302 Principles of International Business, a three-credit course that provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the global economic and financial environment as well as the operation of multinational firms and their interactions with host societies. This challenging course will be offered by faculty at the Prague University of Economics, and students will have the opportunity to enrich their study of international business in one of Europe's most dynamic business capitals.
Program Type: Global Intensive Experience
Available Terms: Spring Break, Post-Spring
Country: Costa Rica
Unique Features: Students have the opportunity to explore Heredia and San José – the cultural, economic and social center of Costa Rica – during Spring Break. While abroad, students will conduct academic and company visits to Instituto Nacional Del Café, Café Britt, Starbucks and more! Tour the city of San José, visit theatres and museums, take cooking and dance classes and soak in the culture of this incredible city!
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Countries: Argentina, Australia, China, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom
Unique Features: Study and intern with CAPA internships available in businesses of every kind as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Students gain work experience that provides strong professional and cultural foundations for the future. These programs have course offerings for the ASU International Business Certificate. Some locations offer language courses for a more immersive experience, as well as credit that can be earned toward minors offered through the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC).
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Fall, Spring
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom
Unique Features: The Open Campus program offers flexibility to engage and experience multiple countries in your own way. Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement. Select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your electives from a wide range of available courses and subject areas. Each block will be spent in a different city (choose between Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Santiago).
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Italy
Unique Features: Take business classes taught in English through the American University of Rome (AUR), and explore this diverse Italian city. With its many neighborhoods and sprawling historical sites, Rome gives you the sense of being in a small town, despite the fact of being home to almost three million people! Italian language courses are available in beginning through advanced levels of proficiency, and internships are also available for Academic Year students.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: France
Unique Features: The American Business School in Paris allows students the opportunity to prepare for a successful international career in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. This program offers a wide variety of business, management, and humanities courses. In addition to these courses, students are encouraged to enroll in French language courses and/or humanities courses that include excursions throughout Paris.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Country: Italy
Unique Features: Take classes in a variety of subject areas, including Italian language courses at all levels. Elective courses are taught in English, with some offered in Italian for advanced speakers. Internships are available. Florence has preserved the essence of the Renaissance and gives the impression of living in an outdoor museum. The city is a cultural, historical, and academic hotspot in Italy. Florence is perfect for first-time travelers, art lovers and people who prefer a smaller city that's easy to navigate.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Czech Republic
Unique Features: The International Business & Economics program offers a variety of courses focusing in International Business, International Economics, Globalization, Finance, Communications, and more. Students study in the Central and East European Studies (CESP) division of the University of Economics, Prague with other international students. All courses are taught in English, with the exception of the Czech language course, which students are required to take as part of this program.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Spain
Unique Features: Study abroad in Barcelona and take in the eccentric creativity, cultural diversity and endless energy that the city has to offer. Take business courses along with other international students at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). This program offers coursework that works well for the ASU International Business Certificate. Language courses are offered for a more immersive experience, as well as credit that can be earned toward minors offered through the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC).
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Ireland
Unique Features: National University of Ireland, Galway is a leader in research and teaching and offers coursework in business that can be taken with local and international students. Savor the community feel of Galway as people stroll along its pedestrian streets, which are framed by colorfully painted buildings and street musicians who serenade onlookers with a combination of traditional Irish music and contemporary songs. This program offers coursework that works well for the ASU International Business Certificate.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Summer
Country: France
Unique Features: Summer courses are available at The American Business School (ABS) in Paris for 6 weeks to earn 6 credits. ABS allows students the opportunity to prepare for a successful international career in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. The ABS provides an innovative approach to business. Courses are taught in English in a classroom comprised of approximately 50% French students and 50% students from over 80 different countries of the world.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Summer
Country: Italy
Unique Features: The Florence University of the Arts (FUA) was founded in 1997 as one of Italy's leading private institutions for higher education. During the summer, students can take courses in Fashion Design, Marketing, and Management among others. Students participating on this program will live in Florence--a small city that has preserved the essence of the Renaissance and gives the impression of living in an outdoor museum. Students can choose between four different summer sessions where each session is three weeks long.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Summer
Country: Italy
Unique Features: Students can decide between two different summer sessions, and can choose to do back-to-back sessions. Students will take two courses (3 credits each) per session. Take business classes taught in English through the American University of Rome (AUR), and explore this diverse Italian city. With its many neighborhoods and sprawling historical sites, Rome gives you the sense of being in a small town, despite the fact of being home to almost three million people! Introductory Italian language courses are available.
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Summer
Country: Spain
Unique Features: Study abroad in Barcelona for the summer for either 3 weeks, 6 weeks or 2 months. Take business courses along with other international students at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). This program offers coursework that works well for the ASU International Business Certificate. Language courses are offered for a more immersive experience, as well as credit that can be earned toward minors offered through the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC).
Program Type: Partnership
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Ireland
Unique Features: In this unique program, W.P. Carey students can take a range of over fifty modules from the Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program, which is the leading undergraduate business degree in Ireland. University College Dublin is Ireland's largest university with over 30,000 students! This program offers coursework that works well for the ASU International Business Certificate.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Denmark
Unique Features: Copenhagen Business School is triple crown accredited: EQUIS-accredited (European Quality Improvement System), accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs), and accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Live in the charming city of Copenhagen and take a large selection of courses offered in English, including courses in Economics, Management, and Business Administration.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Mexico
Unique Features: The Tecnologico de Monterrey is a Mexican private educational institution that was founded in 1943 and is a multi-campus university system with an international presence. Tec offers coursework in Business and Management taught in English and Spanish. Students choose their campus based on the classes offered at each particular campus.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: South Korea
Unique Features: Korea University (KUBS), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest, and top-ranked universities in Korea. With a large number of course options that fit directly into the ASU WPC majors and the WPC International Business Certificate, KUBS is a perfect option for business students looking to study in one of Asia's largest and most significant cities.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Australia
Unique Features: Located 45 minutes northwest of Sydney Harbor, Macquarie University is one of Australia's top-ranked universities and offers world-class educational, recreational, and research facilities. Students can take courses in business and can also opt to take part in the Macquarie Global Leadership Certificate and Global Leadership Symposium.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Singapore
Unique Features: Situated in the heart of downtown Singapore, Singapore Management University's smaller size and creative thinking provides ASU's WPC students with a terrific option to take courses that fit directly into their major, including courses in Finance, Economics, and Management and Marketing. Students who enjoy small class size and thrive on groupwork will especially enjoy SMU's classroom environment.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Spain
Unique Features: Carlos III's excellent international reputation attracts a large number of students from around the world who contribute to making Carlos III a center of diversity, equality, and tolerance in which to pursue your studies. Business courses are offered in English and Spanish, and its location in Madrid is sure to satisfy international students of all types! W.P. Carey Business School majors can apply for the William and Gigi Poortvliet Scholarship.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Italy
Unique Features: Immerse yourself in Milan, the leading Italian hub for finance and industry. Home to the Italian stock exchange, Milan offers business students a unique opportunity to experience the economic and production capital of Italy. Study a variety of courses taught in English or Italian at the Università Bocconi, which was founded in 1902 and was the first Italian university to grant degrees in economics.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: United Kingdom
Unique Features: On this highly selective exchange program, students take a full workload at the Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS)--one of the departments at University of Manchester. Alliance MBS has Triple Accreditation and offers coursework for the ASU International Business Certificate.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
Country: Australia
Unique Features: The University of Queensland is located in the greater metro area of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. The city is renowned for fabulous year-round weather and healthy outdoor living. Most study abroad students will take courses on the St. Lucia campus, which is the main campus of University of Queensland.
Program Type: Exchange
Available Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Country: United Kingdom
Unique Features: Named U.K. Business School of the Year in 2016, Strathclyde Business School pioneered the study of Marketing and initiated cross-disciplinary studies in Technology and Business Studies and International Business and Modern Languages. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, this program is open to W.P Carey School of Business students only and offers coursework for the ASU International Business Certificate.

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