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Study Abroad

Experience college, business, and the world through an international lens with one of our study abroad programs.

Your Life-Changing Global Experience Awaits

Experience college, business, and the world through an international lens.

Develop a global perspective that changes your worldview.

Experience international business and prepare for a world economy.

Challenge yourself and develop confidence in your abilities.

Build a global network of friends from other countries.

Learn who you are. Discover your identity and values.

Differentiate yourself with global experience on your résumé.

Over 260 Programs—30+ Specifically for Business Badgers

Click on a specific program for more detailed information, or view our Programs at a Glance (PDF).

Argentina, Buenos Aires: IES Buenos Aires Latin American Societies & Cultures
Austria, Vienna: IES Vienna Business, Economics and International Relations
Austria, Vienna: Wirtschaftsuniversitat-Wien
Australia, Sydney: IES Direct Enrollment – University of New South Wales*
Belgium, Leuven: K.U. Leuven
China, Beijing: Tsinghua University
China, Shanghai: CIEE Shanghai Business + Culture
Czech Republic, Prague: CIEE Business, Arts + Sciences
Denmark, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School
England, London: IES London City University Direct Enrollment
France, Cergy: ESSEC Business School
France, Paris: IES Paris Business & International Affairs
France, Rouen: NEOMA Business School
Germany, Frankfurt: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Germany, Vallendar: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Hong Kong CityU: City University – College of Business
Hong Kong HKUST: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Business School
Ireland, Dublin: University College Dublin
Italy, Milan: Bocconi University
Italy, Milan: IES Milan Business Studies
Italy, Paderno del Grappa: CIMBA
Italy, Rome: CEA Rome Business & Psychology
Netherlands, Maastricht: Maastricht University
Norway, Oslo: BI Norwegian Business School
Portugal, Lisbon: Study in Portugal Network
Singapore: National University of Singapore Business School
Spain, Barcelona: CIEE Barcelona Business + Culture
Spain, Madrid: University of Carlos III Madrid
Spain, Pamplona: University of Navarra
Spain, Seville: CIEE Seville Business + Society
Spain, Seville: CIEE Seville International Business and Culture
Thailand, Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University

*IES Direct Enrollment – University of New South Wales program is advised by International Academic Programs (IAP), but is approved as part of the WSB program portfolio and will follow WSB application processes.

Global Experience in Supply Chain Management
This course and study abroad program is limited to Wisconsin undergraduate students majoring in supply chain management.
UW Global Experience in Argentina
This course and study abroad program is open to all UW undergraduate students and offers 3 credits of International Business coursework.
UW Society, Culture and Business in Senegal
This course and study abroad program is open to all UW undergraduate students and offers 3 credits of Marketing coursework.

Partnerships in international programming

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) works in close partnership with International Academic Programs (IAP) to administer study abroad programs geared specifically for business students. All UW–Madison-approved study abroad programs share policies, procedures, and best practices.

Student safety abroad

Student safety is a top priority. Every program is vetted by the UW–Madison Faculty Advisory Committee for study abroad, with additional input from UW’s Director of International Safety and Security, if needed. Find more details related to safety and security through UW Study Abroad

Majoring in International Business

International Business majors are required to study abroad in a semester-long program. The program chosen must align with your region of emphasis. Please consult the Guide for a comprehensive list of study abroad programs that satisfy this degree requirement by region.

Opportunities outside the Wisconsin School of Business

In addition to WSB Global Programs, there are other international offices across campus offering international experiences. These offices have programs with focuses outside of business, such as liberal studies, language learning, engineering, life sciences, or internships.

Virtual global business experiences

The Wisconsin School of Business offers virtual global courses and remote internships with organizations in Barcelona, Dublin, London, Florence, and Sydney.  

Get Your Questions Answered

We realize that the process of preparing to study abroad can feel unfamiliar and overwhelming. Where do I start? How do I select a program? What courses can I take? The good news: Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to provide the guidance you need to navigate the application and preparation processes so that your study abroad goals may be realized.


Business Badgers study abroad

Student Experiences

Rome Rauter
“I learned how to live life to the fullest, how to work in diverse teams, how to problem solve, travel alone, and most importantly, I learned that the world is full of amazing people.”
Rome Rauter (BBA ’20)
Vienna, Austria Study Abroad (2019)

Semester Program Competitiveness


BI Norway Oslo exchange
Bocconi Milan exchange
Carlos III Madrid exchange
CBS Copenhagen exchange
CEA Rome
CIEE Barcelona
Chulalongkorn exchange
ESSEC Cergy exchange
Frankfurt exchange
KU-Leuven + Brussels exchange
Maastricht exchange
NEOMA Rouen exchange
NUS Singapore exchange
UCD Dublin
University of Navarra exchange
WHU Vallendar exchange
WU Vienna exchange

Less Competitive

IES Buenos Aires
IES London
IES Milan
IES Vienna
IES Paris
Study in Portugal Network
CIEE Prague Business
IES University of New South Wales
CIEE Seville Business + Society
CIEE Seville IBC

Competitive Factors

How competitive a program is will vary based on the number of spaces and the number of applicants. Competitiveness is a sign of popularity, not quality.

If your top choice program is competitive, you should also rank programs that are less competitive. Summer programs are not usually competitive.