Learning Abroad Center

Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management believes that firsthand international experience in new countries, cultures, and business environments is essential to providing a comprehensive business education. Carlson School undergraduates my fulfill their International Experience with any credit-bearing study abroad program. 

Department Recommendations

In addition to Carlson Global Institute offerings, these Carlson and LAC programs listed below have been identified as programs that tend to work well for Carlson students. Many of the programs allow you to take programs in your major while abroad. Consult with your academic adviser to confirm. This list is not prescriptive. You can also work with Carlson to choose another study abroad program that better fits your needs. 

Academic Planning

Consult with your Carlson academic adviser. Discuss the completion of your other academic requirements, the timing of your international experience, and the type of coursework to take abroad so your experience abroad is integrated into your overall academic plan. Use the Academic Planning for Study Abroad form to structure your academic planning. 

College/Department Scholarships for UofM Students

In addition to Learning Abroad Center scholarships, Carlson undergraduate students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) of the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (LAC) programs are eligible to apply for a need-based scholarship and CGI Undergraduate Fellowship (merit-based scholarship).

Programs

Africa and the Middle East

Senegal

MSID--International Development in Senegal

  • Fall or Spring semester
  • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
  • Study small business development through a non-profit internship placement

Americas

Argentina

Study & Intern in Buenos Aires

  • Study language and culture in Buenos Aires, the political and economic heart of Argentina. Students can take a breadth of courses in economics and Argentine history.
  • No language prerequisite; courses available in English including "The Global Economy" and "International Marketing."

Ecuador

MSID--International Development in Ecuador

  • Fall or Spring semester
  • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
  • Spring semester micro-finance track and internship

Asia and Oceania

Australia

Study & Intern in Sydney

  • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
  • Experience the dynamic city of Sydney through a professional internship and courses that deepen your understanding of Australian culture

New Zealand

University Study in New Zealand: University of Otago

  • Located on New Zealand's south island, Dunedin is renowned for its natural beauty, as well as outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, surfing, rafting, diving, and climbing.
  • Fall or Spring semester
  • The University of Otago offers management, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, HR management, and marketing.

Thailand

MSID--International Development in Thailand

  • Fall or Spring semester
  • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
  • Study small business development through a non-profit internship placement

Europe

Denmark

Study Abroad in Denmark

  • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
  • Study in the vibrant city of Copenhagen
  • International Business, Global Economics

France

Business in France

  • Developed in conjunction with the Carlson School of Management, program is based at the University of Montpellier
  • Fall or Spring semester, Academic year
  • Taught in English and/or French, French language class required alongside additional electives
  • Courses specifically designed for business & marketing students
  • Course with visits to labs and industry available

Ireland

Business in Dublin

  • Fall or spring semester
  • Foundational Business track: take required business classes abroad before you complete I-CORE at CSOM
  • Advanced Business track: take classes at the Quinn School of Business at UCD after you have completed I-CORE at CSOM
  • Internships are available in the business field, and placements are largely in small businesses and start-up organizations

Spain

Business in Barcelona

  • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
  • Take classes in a wide range of fields, including business
  • Intern with a Spanish company to gain professional skills and immerse yourself in Spanish culture

Study & Intern in Toledo

  • Fall or Spring semester, May session, or Summer session
  • Immerse yourself in Spanish culture through coursework, internships, and daily life.
  • Gain a cultural and historical perspective of Spain through excursions to various locations in Spain.

United Kingdom

Study & Intern in London

  • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
  • Take classes in a wide range of fields, including business
  • Intern with a British company to gain professional skills and immerse yourself in British culture

Additional Options to Consider

LAC Global Seminars

  • 3-week, 3-credit programs at the 3000-level led by University of Minnesota faculty and staff over winter break or May session.
  • Explore an exciting location and topic, Fulfill Liberal Education requirements, or earn major/minor credit.

LAC Freshman Seminars

  • Combine on-campus instruction during the spring semester with a study abroad component during spring break, on a 3 credits, 1xxx level Seminar.
  • Freshman Seminars Abroad are designed specifically for first-year students as an introduction to study abroad, an opportunity to explore an exciting location and topic, and likely fulfill a liberal education requirement.

Additional LAC Seminars

  • Check out additional LAC Instructor-led Seminars that might run over winter break, spring break, May, and summer sessions. They vary in length, dates, and content so students can find one that best fits their academic and professional goals.

Intensive Language Programs

  • Begin your language study or work toward completing requirements for a language minor.
  • Complete a semester of language on a short-term program or explore options to complete two or more semesters of language on semester-long program.