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GENERAL PLANNING TIPS FOR MARKETING

  • Start planning for your study abroad experience early.  You can take Business Foundation courses, Business Core courses, and/or Marketing major courses abroad and still stay on track for graduation.
  • Study abroad is also a great way to satisfy your KU Core requirements.  Therefore, it is a good idea to reserve some of your KU Core classes to take abroad.  
  • Scholarships are available for study abroad both through the KU Office of Study Abroad and national organizations.  Additionally, the School of Business offers scholarship opportunities for business students pursuing international study. Research your opportunities early.
  • Courses to take at KU: Although completing your capstone course (MGMT 498) abroad is possible, there are limited options.  If you plan to study abroad your senior year, you should work closely with your advisor to make sure you are on track to complete your degree requirements.

WHEN TO GO

Sample Study Abroad Graduation Plan for Marketing

Freshman

  • Schedule a meeting with your business school advisor early during your first semester at KU to discuss your graduation plan and identify specific courses as well as specific timing opportunities for your study abroad experience.
  • After you’ve met with your academic advisor, continue your program research by visiting the KU Office of Study Abroad Info Center in Lippincott Hall. Study abroad peer advisors can help you to identify suitable study abroad options based upon the information you received from your advisor.
  • Studying abroad usually requires two letters of recommendation, so it’s good to start identifying individuals who can speak to your academic qualifications as well as your ability to be successful during an international experience.
  • The summer after your freshman year is a great time to take KU Core or Business Foundation courses abroad.  Deadlines for summer programs are typically on March 1st, so visit the KU Office of Study Abroad Info Center early in the spring semester to learn more about your options. 

Sophomore & Junior

  • Sophomore or junior year is a great time for Marketing majors to study abroad.  There are program options available during either the fall or spring semester.
  • Because many of the Business Foundation courses and Business Core courses at KU are taught both during the fall and spring semesters, there is some degree of flexibility with course sequencing during this time.
  • If you're planning to study abroad during your sophomore year, you could take a combination of Business Foundation courses, Business Core courses, KU Core courses, and/or minor courses abroad.
  • If studying abroad during junior year, you could also take some of your marketing major courses in addition to the courses listed above.
  • Summer internships abroad are a great way to gain valuable professional experience in a unique location.  There are several locations to choose from, and you can participate in these internships after your sophomore or junior year. 
  • For other short-term program options, you could consider one of the faculty-led programs offered by the KU School of Business.  These are great programs to pursue during summer or winter breaks.

Senior

  • If you go abroad as a senior, work closely with your academic advisor prior to your departure to make sure that you are on track to complete all your degree requirements.
  • Completing your capstone course, MGMT 498, abroad is possible, but there are limited options available.  If you are planning to study abroad during your final semester and have not yet taken this course, you should work closely with your advisor to identify a program option that offers this course. 

COURSES AND CREDIT

  • School of Business faculty have already pre-approved a number of business courses abroad.  To see available pre-approved courses, visit the Course Equivalencies Database.
  • If you want to take a class/classes that have not been pre-approved, complete the credit approval process.

RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS FOR MARKETING

Semester Programs

CIMBA - Italy

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior, or senior year
Sample courses: Business Foundation, Business Core, Marketing Major courses

Korea University - South Korea

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior, or senior year
Sample courses: Business Foundation, Business Core, Marketing Major courses, MGMT 498

Massey University - New Zealand

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior, or senior year
Sample courses: Business Foundation, Business Core, Marketing Major courses

Richmond University - England

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior, or senior year
Sample courses: Business Core, Marketing Major courses

Universidad de Costa Rica

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - junior year
Sample courses: Business Core

Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Spain  

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - junior or senior year
Sample courses: Marketing Major courses

University College Dublin - Ireland

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior year
Sample courses: Business Foundation, Business Core, Marketing Major courses

University of Hong Kong 

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior, or senior year
Sample courses: Business Foundation, Business Core, Marketing Major courses

University of Stirling - Scotland  

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - junior or senior year
Sample courses: Marketing Major courses, MGMT 498

University of Wollongong - Australia  

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - sophomore, junior, or senior year
Sample courses: Business Core, Marketing Major courses

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business - Austria  

Recommended Timing: Fall or spring semester - junior or senior year
Sample courses: Marketing Major courses

Short term Programs

CIMBA - Italy 

Recommended Timing: Summer - after sophomore or junior year 
Sample courses: Business Core

International Internships

Recommended Timing: Summer - after sophomore or junior year
Sample courses: Varies by location

School of Business Faculty-Led Programs 

Recommended Timing: Winter Break or Summer - varies by program
Sample courses: Varies by program

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business - Austria  

Recommended Timing: Summer - after junior year
Sample courses: Marketing Major courses


Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Tuesday mornings from 11am-12pm and Friday afternoons from 2pm-3pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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