Undergraduate Study Abroad Programs
Be Global. Immerse yourself abroad while earning your degree.
What to Expect
Undergraduate students in the John Cook School of Business have a wide array of options to choose from when considering a study abroad destination, each different from the other, as noted below.
Some of our Study Abroad partner universities teach in English, while others are in their native language. Some are business schools, while others are liberal arts schools. Some allow SLU enrollment and SLU tuition (with some financial aid applicable). Credits may transfer to SLU for a “C” grade or higher. Some are a year, while others are for a semester or shorter length.
Study Abroad Program Types
The exchange programs are partnerships with world-renowned international business schools around the globe.
Explore where you can study abroad below, but please do not contact the schools directly as there is a formal application process (outlined on this page below) through the Cook School.
- Belgium (University of Antwerp)
- China (University of International Business & Economics in Beijing)
- Denmark (Aarhus School of Business)
- France (ESSCA in Angers)
- Germany (GSO in Nurnberg)
- Hong Kong (City University of Hong Kong)
- Korea (KDI in Seoul)
- Sweden (JIBS in Jonkoping)
Short Stay Programs
Short stay programs are held during the Spring Semester. Learn more about these programs.
A host of many other SLU approved destinations is managed by the University’s International Services office. If you don’t find a program that fits your needs through the Cook School, please visit the University’s International Services website by clicking here.
Academic Policies for Studying Abroad
- Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to be approved for study abroad. Some destinations may require a higher GPA, so be sure to check.
- The best time to study abroad is during the sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year (unless you are a student pursuing a concentration in International Business who has the option to complete the degree at the Madrid campus, remaining overseas in your senior year).
- Start planning with your academic advisor as a freshman, so you know which courses to take here and which to take overseas, based on residency and graduation requirements.
- It is advisable to save some of the A&S core and elective courses for overseas experience.
There is no right or wrong way to approach study abroad—as long as you end up filling out all the paperwork required by the John Cook School of Business, SLU, and the destination university.
- It is best to research the destinations first and select one or two of interest.
- If you want to transfer credit from these schools toward your degree at SLU, meet with an advisor in Cook 130; obtain and review a list of courses offered by your destination university.