Studying abroad can be one of the most incredible and challenging experiences that you will ever have!
Studying in another country allows you to learn about another culture, meet new friends, learn different languages, and enhance your education while exploring a new country. The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration along with the UND Study Abroad programs allows you a multitude of options to experience the world.
Study Abroad Opportunities for Business Students
This exciting faculty-directed study abroad program is open to all UND students regardless of major and offers an in-depth examination of China, a region of growing global importance. With special emphasis on the practical development of cross-cultural business skills, the program helps students gain an in-depth understanding of the language, history, politics, legal system, customs and cultures of China.
Kay Powell is the instructor for this program in which students play an active role in designing their own fieldwork projects and itineraries. For more information contact Kay at kristin.powell@UND.edu
United Kingdom – London School of Economics
The internationally renowned Summer School offers short courses taught by leading LSE Faculty. The program was established in 1989 and now has more than 3,000 participants. Courses range from traditional core economics and finance subjects to contemporary politics and management practices. Residents and visitors enjoy the combination of old and new architecture, elegant streetscapes, parks, gardens and beaches.
France – ICN Business School
The ICN program offers an exciting opportunity for students to study business in the context of the European Union. Students will take French language courses in addition to business courses taught in English. Fall/Winter courses will take place in the city of Nancy and students participating in the summer program study in the city of Metz. The summer program offers students the opportunity to travel to Luxemburg and Belgium as part of the summer courses.
Norway - BI Norwegian School of Management - Norway
Students will gain hands-on knowledge of international business with a distinct Scandinavian approach. MBA Students may study international business for two quarters at BI.
Australia- University of Sunshine Coast
The UND-University of Sunshine Coast study abroad program offers students an opportunity to study a wide range of academic programs in a beautiful and exciting location. The university, with approx. 7,000 students, is located less than 1 hour north of the city of Brisbane, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, one of the most beautiful and rapidly developing regions in Australia.
Greece- American College of Thessaloniki
The American College of Thessaloniki campus is beautifully positioned on a hillside overlooking the city of Thessaloniki and the Thermaic Gulf. With an enrollment close to 800, Greek and international students, ACT offers an intimate learning environment. Students live off campus in the Thessaloniki area. Classes are taught in English, offering students access to the full catalog of classes.
Applying for a Study Abroad Program
UND Study Abroad programs are managed through the Office of International Programs, which is located in McCannel Hall. For information on study abroad programs contact Office of International Programs at 701.777.4231.
- Students can apply for travel abroad support through Scholarship Central. Applications are due on March 1 to support travel for the subsequent Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.
- Awarded funds in the semester following study abroad will be disbursed to students
upon submission of:
- Eligible receipts for reimbursement
- Official transcript or other documentation of successful completion of study.
Study abroad is affordable. Exchange programs are available, students pay UND tuition and fees for their study abroad experience. As a UND student, most financial aid and scholarships may be applied to study abroad. At the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration student scholarships are available to assist with international experiences each semester.
Several study abroad grants are available to help defray the costs of study abroad in the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration. Study Abroad Grants are available to Nistler CoBPA majors and other UND students paying Nistler CoBPA program fees. Study abroad grants provide partial reimbursement for costs associated with study outside the United States. Students may seek funding related to UND-sponsored study abroad programs as well as any other study abroad or international program where UND will accept transferred credits. Grants may be used to partially reimburse:
- Travel to/from the United States and the host country.
- In-country costs for meals, lodging, and local transportation.
- Program-related fees
Each applicant must:
- Be a degree-seeking UND student subject to Nistler CoBPA program fees at the time of grant application and travel.
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Participate in for-credit university-level study outside the United States.
Applicants who previously have received a Nistler CoBPA study abroad grant are eligible to apply for subsequent grants. Amounts awarded, however, may be limited based on amounts of previous awards and funds available for grants. The evaluation committee reserves the right to verify all information included in the application. If information is found to be false, the application will be considered invalid and the applicant ineligible. Applications not meeting the above eligibility requirements will not be evaluated by the committee.
Criteria & Selection Process
Study abroad grants will be awarded based quality of the application. Important dimensions that will be evaluated include the applicant’s academic background and performance, content and writing style of responses to application questions, and relation of the proposed study abroad activity to the applicant’s program of study.
For more information on UND based funding opportunities contact Brian Urlacher.