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Office of Career and Global Engagement

Study Abroad

A central goal of the Office of Career and Global Engagement is to foster globally competent professionals. To accomplish this, we offer and recommend study abroad opportunities that give students the preparation to succeed in the global economy. There are several different types of programs offered each year: Faculty-Directed, Exchange, and Third-Party/Direct Enroll. For a further explanation of each program type, please visit the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad's Programs page.

We offer one-on-one meetings with a study abroad coordinator and program-specific information sessions in order to prepare students for their experiences abroad. For a list of global engagement-specific events, please see the events calendar.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the University's COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.

For more information on studying abroad, please browse the following topics and program details below.

  • Steps to Study Abroad

    Interested in going abroad? Students should start their study abroad process by following these steps:

    1. Research Programs - Browse the recommended program options for business students on the Study Abroad Programs tab first. The study abroad program search function in Terra Dotta (Clemson Abroad's online study abroad application tool) is another great resource. Keep in mind that the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business requires students to transfer upper-level business credits from AACSB/EQUIS accredited institutions. See the Transfer Credit Policy drop down below for more information.
    2. Meet with Your Academic Advisor - Discuss how study abroad may fit into your degree plan and which courses might be good to reserve for study abroad.
    3. Schedule an Appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor - Meet with a study abroad advisor one-on-one to discuss specific questions with regard to study abroad. You may schedule an appointment on CU Navigate here.
    4. Apply to Your Study Abroad Program Choice - All students who are planning on studying abroad must complete a Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad Study Abroad application. To apply for a program, visit the Apply page. Once the application is approved, students must follow through on post-acceptance steps to ensure proper preparation for their experience abroad.
  • Transfer Credit Policy

    Students must keep in mind that in order to seek upper-level business credit (3000/4000-level) through a third-party or exchange study abroad program for courses with the rubrics of ACCT, BUS, ELE, FIN, LAW, MGT, and MKT, transfer credits will only be accepted from AACSB International and/or EQUIS accredited institutions.

    A list of all third-party and direct enroll study abroad programs with AACSB International and/or EQUIS accreditation can be found below under Third-Party Programs. As part of the study abroad application process, students seeking to transfer credit will be required to seek pre-approval of the course equivalencies from the designated advisor in each department.

    While students wishing to transfer credit for economics and lower-level (1000/2000-level) business courses will not be required to choose an institution that has AACSB and/or EQUIS accreditation, they may also use this list to narrow down program options.

  • Finances

    One misconception about study abroad is that it is too expensive. In partnership with the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad, the Office of Career and Global Engagement in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business strives to identify affordable program options for students so that studying abroad can equate to, and in some cases may even be lower than, the cost of attendance at Clemson for one semester. In addition, there are many opportunities to lower the cost of a program through study abroad-specific scholarships.

    Students will work with Student Financial Aid to determine how their specific financial aid package can be applied to their study abroad program.

    General Scholarships
    There are many funding opportunities specifically for study abroad. Students are encouraged to explore scholarship options on the Pam Hendrix Center's Financing Your Experience page.

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business Awards

    The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business offers awards to assist with the expenses of an international experience with a Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business-sponsored program. Awards range between $100-$1,000.

    Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business-Sponsored Programs

    Students who apply and are accepted into the following programs qualify for these awards:

    Spring 2022:
    Hochschule der Medien (HdM) - Stuttgart, Germany

    Summer 2022:
    Clemson Business in Europe: Oxford Programme
    Clemson Summer in Rome
    International Internships
    Graphic Design in a Global Marketplace

    Award Types

    General Travel Aid
    The Office of Career and Global Engagement provides funding for the General Travel Aid award. In order to qualify, you must:

    • be a declared business major in Accounting, Economics, Financial Management, Graphic Communications, Management, Marketing, Pre-Business.
    • pay into the Business Major and Course Fee for the 2021/22 academic year (i.e. either junior or senior standing or taking 3000/4000-level business courses).

    Bank of America Grant In Aid
    Bank of America has provided a generous donation to the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business to support students in their study abroad endeavors. In order to qualify for this award, you must:

    • be a declared business major in Accounting, Economics, Financial Management, Graphic Communication, Management, Marketing, Pre-Business.
    • be junior or senior class standing (i.e. 60+ credit hours).
    • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • demonstrate leadership skills and initiative in university student organizations, service clubs, and/or academic clubs within your major.
    • demonstrate an understanding of the global economy.

    Application Cycles

    October 15: Application deadline for Spring 2022 programs

    March 15: Application deadline for Summer 2022 programs

    Applications are scored based on eligibility, academic merit and quality of essay responses. A committee of business faculty will review applications and determine awards after the application cycle closes. Awards are typically announced 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.

    If a student receives an award but does not participate in the program listed on their application, the student will not receive the aid. Aid cannot be carried over to subsequent years, but students can reapply during a new application cycle.

    Awardees are required to provide a written testimonial with photos of their experience for promotional use. More detailed information will be provided after awards are announced.

    To Apply

    Access the online application here. Be prepared to answer the following essay prompts:

    For General Travel Aid
    (Approximately 250 words for each question)

    1. What academic, professional and personal goals do you hope to accomplish during your study abroad program?
    2. How will travel aid help you to fulfill these goals?
    3. How do you plan to apply what you have learned in your program upon your return to the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business?

    For Bank of America Grant-In-Aid
    (Approximately 250 words for each question)

    1. What academic, professional and personal goals do you hope to accomplish during your study abroad program?
    2. Please explain your leadership skills and initiative in University organizations, service clubs and/or academic clubs within your major.
    3. How would studying abroad in your chosen location support your understanding of your major(s)/minor(s) within the global economy and markets?
  • Student Testimonials

    "Studying at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia, allowed me to interact with people from so many different backgrounds and gave me the opportunity to collaborate closely with them. The educational structure was very different there and provided me with the chance to see a different country's interpretation of a college experience. While in Australia, I got the opportunity to travel to places I may have never got the chance to visit otherwise, such as Bali, New Zealand and Fiji. I was able to become more independent and worldly through my experience abroad, and I am forever grateful for that!" - Emily Boose, Management Major, Program: The Education Abroad Network: Bond University (Third Party)

    "While I was studying at Maastricht University in Maastricht, Netherlands, I got to experience the best of both worlds at a renowned university with challenging and engaging classes and a timeless and centrally located European city. My time abroad helped me to make new friends with people all over the United States and the globe, learn a new language and discover Dutch culture and expand my mind academically with new and engaging experiences in the classroom and in the professional world. And because orange is the national color of the Netherlands, it was the perfect place to wear my Clemson orange rain jacket!" - Dresden Moll, Marketing Major, Program: Exchange at Maastricht University (Exchange)

    "The Clemson Business in Europe: Oxford Programme is one experience that I am still talking about to this very day. In a month's time, I was not only able to advance my academic curriculum, but I also found out a lot about myself as a person, which has helped me grow in unimaginable ways. Little did I know that the growth that I experienced would be the talking point of my interviews with potential employers and land me the job of my dreams." - Kiah Morris, Management/Psychology Major, Program: Clemson Business in Europe Oxford Programme (Faculty Directed)

    "I studied with a third-party program in Paris, France, through CEA's International Business Program. Through this program, I attended a class at ESSCA School of Management, a French-run business school. I also was able to work on a semester-long business project with a native Parisian student. Although my experience was cut short, the transition to working online was made as seamless as possible. The experience was truly unforgettable, and I hope to return back to Paris one day to reconnect with the friends I made." - Natasha Fidler, Marketing Major, Program: CEA International Business Program (Third Party)

Clemson Programs

Oxford, England

Clemson Business in Europe: Oxford Programme

Rome, Italy

Clemson Business in Europe: Rome Program

Seoul, South Korea

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business in South Korea

London, England

Graphic Design for Packaging in a Global Marketplace

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Servant Leadership in Puerto Rico

Exchange Programs

Gold Coast, Australia

Bond University

Melbourne, Australia

Deakin University

Newcastle, Australia

University of Newcastle

Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht University

Glasgow, Scotland

University of Strathclyde

Canada

Killam Fellowship Program

Third Party Programs

Third-party programs are run by other universities and various study abroad organizations to further expand student opportunities abroad. The Office of Career and Global Engagement maintains a portfolio of programs that meet the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business Transfer Credit Policy. Information about the Transfer Credit Policy can be found in the drop-down menu above.

For students who are seeking lower-level business credits, Economics credits, or general education/elective credits, the opportunities are more expansive and can be researched in Terra Dotta (Clemson's online study abroad application).

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