Study Abroad 2014

Students Take on the World with Study Abroad Programs

Want to know more about business around the world? We’ll take you there. Students gain first-hand experience and broaden their global perspective through programs in China, Europe, South America, Central America and Africa. 

September 10,  2014

By Elaine Cole

From high-technology entrepreneurial ventures in China to microlenders in South Africa, Neeley School students can immerse themselves in the business environment of countries around the world.

Our students don’t just see the world. They experience it.

They gain unique insights, enhance their language skills, learn self-reliance, challenge their thinking and add impressive experience to their resumes.

Some courses take place over the Spring semester with a trip over Spring Break. Some travel over winter break, and many take place over the summer.

Undergraduate TCU business majors can choose from China, Germany, France, Spain and London for summer 2015. Two spring break programs to China and Peru include eight weeks of classes prior to travel for each course. There are also two programs exclusively for TCU business minors: Cuba in January and Peru in summer.

“We were exposed to many different cultures and perspectives, some much different from our own, so I developed a more sophisticated way of looking at the world,” marketing major Ashley Jones said of her Business in Europe course. “The entire experience taught me independence and self-confidence. Once you figure out the Paris subway system, you feel you can conquer anything!”

TCU MBA students can choose from Chile (January), Panama/Cost Rica (January), Italy (summer), China (summer) and South Africa (summer). TCU MAc students travel to Istanbul, Munich and Athens over winter break. Master of Supply Chain Management students travel to Asia over winter break, and the Energy MBA students travel to Europe over spring break.

“What I enjoyed most was interacting with local businesses people and university students along with eating all the local cuisine,” TCU MBA Janelle Otero said of the MBA China Study Abroad program. “It was a great way to completely immerse ourselves in the culture as opposed to visiting U.S. companies in China and only spending time with other TCU students.”   

Read more about the Neeley School Study Abroad programs for undergrads and graduate students.

Study Abroad Information Fairs:

  • Graduate: Wednesday, September 10, 5:15-6:30pm, Smith 104.
  • Undergraduate: Wednesday, October 1, 4:00-5:00pm, Tandy Atrium.