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Learning Abroad in Applied Economics

“An international study experience will increase your understanding of economics and how the principles apply at home and in other countries.”
—Vernon Eidman, Department Head, Applied Economics

Study Abroad Process

This is the basic process you'll complete in order to study abroad. The order in which you do things is somewhat flexible.

Academic Planning

Review the following suggestions from the Applied Economics program before beginning your study abroad research.

How do I select a study abroad program?

How will the study abroad program fulfill my requirements?

Liberal Education:

Major requirements:

Professional Application Cluster requirements:

Electives: All electives can be taken abroad.

When should I study abroad?

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Minor in International Agriculture

What do I do after I have selected a program?

Programs

Africa and the Middle East

Kenya

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized; example includes animal care for conservation/rehabilitation through the Kenya Wildlife Service

Senegal

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships including a Microfinance track.
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized

Americas

Ecuador

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized

Asia and Oceania

Australia

Study & Intern in Sydney

  • Take courses in international business, environmental studies and Australian politics
  • Internships available in a wide variety of fields

University Study in Australia: University of Melbourne

  • Possible areas of study include agricultural marketing, agricultural policy and international trade, and resource economics and management
  • Course offerings include: accounting, business law, commerce, econometrics, economics and environmental studies, finance, management, marketing economics, and more

Japan

IES Japan-Tokyo

  • Study Japanese language and take English-taught courses
  • Economics and business related courses may include The Contemporary Economy of Japan; Japan and International Economic Relations in Asia; and Key Features of Japanese Marketing Strategy
  • Field placement option enables you to observe a Japanese corporation, business, or non-profit organization. 

New Zealand

Massey University (available through IFSA Butler New Zealand)

  • Many opportunities in business studies, including finance, marketing, and e-business
  • Possible courses include International Business, Marketing Management, and Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Europe

Denmark

Study Abroad in Denmark

  • Program combines classroom teaching, local field studies, and study tours in Denmark and Europe
  • Students develop solid knowledge of the European business environment; the European Union (EU); and an understanding of the real-world interplay of politics, economics, and business

Norway

HECUA The New Norway: Globalization, National Identity, and the Politics of Belonging

  • This fall semester program based in Oslo, Norway, offers a comparative study of selected regions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Estonia
  • Explore issues in contemporary Scandinavia such as economic security, education, and state supported health care

United Kingdom

Study & Intern in London

  • Choose from courses in international trade, European economic history, international marketing in Europe, corporate finance, and Western European government and politics
  • This program also offers a 6-credit internship in multinational and local businesses and firms in London 

Queen’s University (available through Arcadia United Kingdom)

  • Queen’s University has an excellent reputation in agriculture; the School of Agriculture and Food Science offers courses in the economics and management of agribusiness
  • Other areas of study include agribusiness economics and marketing; agricultural economics, and natural resource economics
  • The School of Management and Economics offers course work in accounting, economics, finance, management, and management information systems

Scotland

University of Aberdeen, Scotland(available through Arcadia Scotland)

  • The University of Aberdeen has a large and well-respected Faculty of Agriculture with particular strength in applied economics
  • Take courses in a wide variety of areas such as agriculture and food marketing, rural business management, and rural economics
  • The Business School at Aberdeen offers course work in accounting, finance, economics, and management

Additional Options to Consider

Many other options are available through CFANS

Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad Programs (non-credit)

  • An alternative or complement to study abroad.
  • Explore new interests or gain experience related to your field of study.
  • Consider paid and unpaid opportunities offered throughout the year at locations around the globe.

Student Experiences

Rita M. Studies Business in Italy
Linda's semester in Italy gave her first hand experience with Italian culture and academic credit to use toward her Marketing major.

Visit the Learning Abroad Center's Student Experiences web page for details on other students' experiences studying abroad.