Study Abroad

Why should you study abroad?

Studying abroad allows you to:

  • Enhance your career at Clarion University.
  • Appreciate other cultures and your own culture.
  • Gain global awareness and education.
  • Learn to be a global citizen.
  • Become more confident about the world in which you live.
  • Understand your role in the world better.
  • Have a stronger profile for the job market.
  • Prove you can adapt to different cultures, environments.
  • Earn credits while living in another country.

Application Process for Students

When planning to study abroad you want to take the following steps:

  1. Select one of the many programs available at the Office of International Programs (O.I.P). Meet with the study abroad coordinator, Dr. William R. Naugle in 413 Becht Hall.
  2. Make sure that all classes you take abroad will transfer as part of your major/minor. A GPA OF 2.8 IS REQUIRED TO STUDY ABROAD UNLESS A WAIVER IS APPROVED BY THE STUDENT'S ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND DEAN.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss classes that best fit your degree program. Explore funding and scholarship opportunities, including the Financial Aid Office.
  4. Fill out a study abroad application form available at O.I.P. (or download here), and apply for a passport and the student identity card (international insurance).
  5. Important travel related websites
    Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
    International Travel Safety Information For Students
    Safety Issues
    Transportation Security Administration
    Tips for Traveling Abroad
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Study abroad opportunities

Winter 1 - Europe (2018)
Winter SE - Asia (2018)
Winter 2 - London, Paris (2018)

BSAD 437 - International Business Seminar focuses on developing an understanding of the problems and opportunities faced by international organizations.  Students visit businesses abroad for discussions with top-level executives. Several trips are scheduled each year, both winter and summer, and include visits to countries such as England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, as well as China, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Trips vary in length from 10 to 22 days.  Students stay in 4 Star centrally located business hotels in each city rather than hostels or dormitories.  In addition to meeting with international executives and opportunities for international travel, the students will meet with an instructor for a series of briefing and debriefing sessions throughout the trip.

This course is open to all business and communications majors and counts for three or six credits.  MBA credits are also available.  Prerequisites are MGMT 320 and Junior standing.  Interested students should contact Professors Jeff Eicher (, Chad Smith (, or Gustavo Barboza (  Additional information can be obtained at .

BSAD 637






Last Updated 8/24/17