Education Abroad

Experience Unique Cultures at our Business School Partner Universities

Set up a meeting with the Education Abroad office at 419-372-0479 or

Programs exclusive to the Schmidthorst College of Business:

Audencia Nantes School of Management – Nantes, France – the Ecole de Management in Nantes is one of Europe’s leading business schools. It is situated in Brittany, a culturally distinct region of France. Partner with BGSU nearly 40 years.

Artevelde University College, Ghent – Ghent, Belgium – Ghent is a beautiful, historically and culturally important city in Belgium, a small nation in Europe that plays a major role in the Western European Economy. Artevelde is highly accredited and provides promising education opportunities and business connections for BGSU students participating in this exchange.

Norwegian Business School – Oslo, Norway – The exchange with BI marks the first agreement BGSU has had with a school in Scandinavia, and in that role there’s no better option than BI. With triple accreditation, it is a very well renowned institution in the beautiful, bustling Norwegian capital.

Hong Kong Baptist University – Hong Kong – Study business and media communications in one of the world’s prominent economic centers. HKBU has been a fully-accredited institution since 1983 and enrolls over 10,000 students. Courses are conducted in English.

Incheon National University
– Yeonsu-gu, Korea – INU has focused on developing its international programs in order to become a leading university in Asia, with an emphasis on quality of education and facilitating world-class research.

Universidad Carlos III – Madrid, Spain – Carlos III is a world-class university in Madrid, Spain, that offers over 50% of their undergraduate courses in English. An internationally-minded campus, over 18% of their student population is international.

University of Macau
– Taipa, Macau – Macau is a major Asian economic center, with the highest per-capita GDP in the world. The University of Macau recently moved to a new campus, and their main language of instruction is English.

University of Strasbourg- École de Management Strasbourg – Strasbourg, France – The University of Strasbourg, which houses the École de Management, is the second-largest university in France, founded in 1538. Strasbourg is a major city in the European Union, one of two cities that houses the European Parliament.

University of the West of England – Bristol Business School – Bristol, England - The University of the West of England, one of the UK's leading new university business schools. Recognized as a Centre for Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and a learning quality partner for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  - Milan, Italy - This Milan, Italy campus is located on hallowed turf. Developed around the original site of a monastery, this campus is in the very heart of the city. Home to over 27,000 students, the Doric and Ionic cloisters provide a haven of peace and grace within a city which offers an abundance of food, history, heritage and choice. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, affectionately known as Cattolica, is a comprehensive university covering an impressive range of programs including Economics & Business, Accounting & Finance.

Rennes School of Business – Rennes, France -  Located in Rennes, France, this is one of the most international Business Schools in Europe, with 85% of the Faculty being non-French nationals. Programs taught in English by an international full-time faculty, students coming from all over the world, program development with partner institutions, strong links with local and international companies, international research cooperation, make the Rennes School of Business unique in France and abroad.

Programs with Business courses in English open to Business and non-Business majors:

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) – Ras al Khaimah, UAE – AURAK is a small institution in the United Arab Emirates, an oil-rich nation on the Persian Gulf. All courses offered at UAE are in English, and students may take courses related to business and management, communications, English literature, biotechnology and a number of disciplines in engineering.

Deakin University – Melbourne, Australia – Situated in the large Australian city of Melbourne, and with two seaside campuses in the state, Deakin offers a variety of educational atmospheres as well as a wide array of courses. The school is well known for its programs in sports and fitness, which makes this exchange a unique opportunity for students in that major at BGSU.

Kansai Gaidai University – Hirakata, Japan - Kansai Gaidai is a private, nonprofit Japanese institution located between a few major Japanese cities. The university’s Asian Studies program allows international students from all academic backgrounds (including business administration) to take courses that will apply to their field while teaching them about Japanese and Asian studies. Integrated into this program is an exclusive internship opportunity with Honda Motor Company.”

Keele University – Staffordshire, the United Kingdom – Keele is a public research university that boasts one of the largest campuses of any in the UK. It is known for its politically engaged student body and robust contributions to research. BGSU students may study Art, Art History, Business, Education, English, History, International Relations, Music, Psychology, Theater and Film, and more.

Pontifical Catholic UniversityRio de Janeiro, Brazil - Located next to the Tijuca National Forest and within a 30-minute walk to the beach, PUC-Rio is a university with a beautiful campus environment. It also boasts a strong international focus, with over 300 exchange partnerships and upwards of 1,500 international students each year. BGSU students may choose from English courses in literature, culture, business, and history—and learn a little bit of Portuguese while there!

University of Hohenheim – Stuttgart, Germany - University of Hohenheim is the oldest university in Stuttgart and one of the top business schools in Germany. Study Business Administration and Economics while learning more about German culture, participating in internships, or simply exploring one of the largest cities in Germany!”

VU Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands. – VU is a large, publically funded research university in Amsterdam that places a focus on social, cultural and philosophical perspectives. BGSU students may choose from 300+ courses in English in arts, earth & life sciences, business & economics, philosophy, psychology & education, social sciences


Spend your entire junior year studying in Strasbourg to earn a dual degree, a B.S.B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a B.A. in European Management from the Ecole de Management in Strasbourg, France. The Ecole de Management Strasbourg is a renowned European educational institution.  

This international dual degree program is one of few dual degree programs in business available in the U.S. In fact, it is the only one in Ohio!

  • "My experience abroad was not what I expected! It was a process of unbecoming to become. The people, the environment, the culture, and the differences have all made me appreciate life and the world in ways words can't explain. I walked away with a confidence that is untouchable, knowing that, now, I can literally do anything. It taught me to be way more independent than I have ever been or ever imagined. It also taught me to embrace my fears because on the other side of them it is usually the best experience ever."
    -- Epiphany Thornton, University of the West of England: Bristol, England, Spring 2019
  • "As cliché as it sounds, studying abroad has made me an overall more confident and positive person. I moved to a city that was filled with unfamiliar people whose primary language was one that I was only slightly comfortable using. There's no use in lying; the idea of doing that terrified me, no matter how many times I told people I was excited to go. However, education abroad is a sink or swim situation. You need to believe in yourself enough to push through the tough days where all you want is to go home. Immersing yourself into this new life is the best decision to make. I dove headfirst into my experience and made incredible memories that I wouldn't have had I not made the conscious decision to adopt a positive outlook towards my semester abroad."
    -Kathleen Tegenkamp, Universidad Carlos III: Madrid, Spain, Spring 2019
  • "Only one week left before I leave Strasbourg and return to the states! It's a bittersweet feeling; on one hand I'm excited to complete my dual degree at EMS, but I'm also sad to leave all my friends and the city that has been my home for the past eight months."
    –Rawlin Meyers '11, business administration major specializing in marketing.
  • "The other day a couple of us sat around and summed up our experiences. We realized that we have effectively spent five months on the other side of the world, visited five different countries within Asia, laid on the White Beach in the Philippines, saw the world's largest Buddha, climbed a really big wall in China, stood on the holiest spot in all of China, won singing contests singing Chinese songs and much more."
    –Greg Blinn '13, dual major in finance and international business and a minor in entrepreneurship.
  • "In a global economy, it is becoming more and more valuable to gain international knowledge and experience."
    –Zahid Afzal, chief information officer of Huntington National Bank
  • "At Cooper Tire, we have found that those individuals whom have taken an international assignment return with much improved skills and a much deeper understanding of global business. We have also found that living abroad is imperative to gaining those cultural and global skills…no amount of reading or week-long foreign business trips can replace the actual experience of living abroad."
    –Thomas Lause, Vice president finance of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Julie Ash, Student Success Coordinator
Schmidthorst College of Business, BGSU
Office of Undergraduate Student Development
Maurer Center Room 114

Updated: 10/06/2022 11:53AM