Questrom students study abroad for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:
- To expand their professional networks.
- To strengthen proficiency in another language.
- To experience different perspectives on the world, education, and management practices.
- To gain competitive advantage in the job market by demonstrating an awareness of a culture beyond their own and of the global economy.
To accommodate this desire to explore the world, Boston University sponsors one of the largest study abroad programs in the country with diverse offerings in more than thirty cities on six continents.
When Questrom Students Study Abroad
Students begin planning for study abroad early in their time at BU, especially if they plan to study in a non-English speaking country and need to learn another language. The application deadline for programs occurs early in the semester prior to departure: early fall for spring, early spring for summer, and mid-spring for fall. Though many students study abroad in the spring of their junior years after completing Core, there is no one right time to go. Advisors in the UDC are available to assist students in planning for study abroad.
Where Questrom Students Study Abroad
Questrom students choose a variety of programs, not necessarily specific for Questrom students, through which to study abroad. Courses taken and internships completed through BU Study Abroad transfer to BU directly, counting for course requirements as appropriate and toward students’ BU GPAs. If students cannot find a program through BU that piques their interest, they may choose to study abroad through an external program, understanding that they may take only non-management courses and that internships through non-BU programs will not transfer.
How Questrom Students Select a Study Abroad Program to Meet Their Needs
In choosing a study abroad program, students often try to select:
- A region of the world they find appealing.
- A semester that will not interfere with course sequencing.
- A program that offers courses they still need.
- A program that offers internships in their field (if they plan to intern).
- A program for which they meet the pre-requisites.
- A program with start and end dates that do not interfere with summer plans.
Once students have thought about these details, they should meet with an academic advisor in the UDC to determine options.
Study Abroad Options for Questrom Students
Questrom students have numerous options for studying abroad.