Participation in Study Abroad allows our students to gain hands-on, practical international experience for today’s global marketplace. The University of Toledo has partnered with various consortia to include USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) ISA (International Studies Abroad) GlobaLinks Learning Abroad – AustraLearn / AsiaLearn / EuroLearn, and Semester at Sea. These partnerships allow UT students the opportunity to study at top-ranked, international universities throughout the world. Our most popular sites include: Torino Italy, Bilbao Spain, Gold Coast Australia, Shanghai China, Luneburg Germany, and Puntarenas Costa Rica.
All College of Business and Innovation students, regardless of their intended major(s), are strongly encouraged to study abroad throughout their undergraduate degree program. Study abroad programs assist students in the development of academic, intellectual, personal, professional, and cross-cultural skills. Students may choose to study abroad over a traditional fall or spring semester, over non-traditional, intensive summer sessions, or throughout the full academic year. Students typically enroll in a combination of upper-level business courses and core curricular courses (taught in English). Elementary, intermediate, and upper-level foreign language tracks are also available; multiple courses may be completed in only one semester (particular programs determine language requirements). Foreign language proficiency prepares students for international internship opportunities.
Additionally, the College of Business and Innovation offers 10-day, faculty-led, international intensive immersion trips to Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Asia throughout the academic year (to include summer semester). Intensive immersion opportunities vary from year to year.
COBI students will meet with the COBI Study Abroad Specialist who works in conjunction with the Director of Student Academic Success and the COBI department chairs to identify which study abroad courses will transfer into their specific degree program.
Please note that current students may be eligible to receive a free travel grant from The University of Toledo’s Center for International Studies and Programs Office. For more information on any of the aforementioned programs, please contact COBI Student Services at 419.530.2087 for a referral. Please note that early preparation (first-year planning) is imperative to successful study abroad opportunities!