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Studying in another country offers you an unparalleled learning experience, which is why we encourage our students to plan a study-abroad experience while they’re here.

“Studying Abroad has changed my life. I have become a more independent and outgoing person. I can’t imagine my life without these past 4 months in Germany and I will do anything I can to go back. It is hard to wrap up my experience in any type of sentence, paragraph, paper, anything, because it is something that everyone should experience. I recommend Studying Abroad to everyone and anyone, you won’t regret it.”

-Victoria Sweeney ’15, business management major

Academic exchanges
For a full semester abroad, consider studying business in Ireland or Germany.  In each case, you pay regular tuition at Albright but study abroad. Your advisor will help you select courses in the host country that will be most beneficial for you.

  • Reutlingen Exchange and Danzer Scholarship – Students in business and economics may apply to study business courses in Reutlingen, Germany (Reading’s sister city) for the fall semester. Since classes are in English, it is not necessary to speak German. This program includes also company tours – past visits have included BMW and Daimler Engine automobile plants – and cultural events. There is an additional scholarship to offset the cost of travel and living expenses. Click here for more information.

  • Irish American Exchange – Albright College participates in the Irish American Exchange, through which students at Albright can study at one of FIVE universities in Northern Ireland tuition-free. Through this program, we also host business students from Northern Ireland in our classes. Click here for more information.

Other semester- and year-long programs
Students also partner with many fine programs offered by both U.S. and non-U.S. institutions. The arrangements differ from program to program, but your faculty adviser and the study abroad office will help you coordinate plans and coursework to be taken at other universities.

In addition to the programs above, our business and economics students have studied in:

  • Seville, Spain
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Marburg, Germany
  • Cannes, France
  • Sydney, Australia

Faculty-led study abroad programs
Sometimes a full semester abroad is not feasible. Work, athletics, on-campus activities or even finances may make this impossible. Through faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs, you can fulfill course requirements and experience international environments accompanied by you Albright professors.

The Department of Business, Accounting and Economics offers interdisciplinary study abroad programs open to any Albright College student and focused on diverse business and cultural environments. Because of the rapidly expanding influence of Asian economies, recent courses have explored the culture and economic and business environments of Japan and India.

  • Click here to see more about Albright students in India.
  • Click here to see more about Albright students in Japan.
  • Click here for a study abroad slideshow.

How to get started
Courses in international management, international marketing and international economics are the courses most commonly taken abroad. Elective courses on specific business environments are also encouraged, even though these are not explicit program requirements in business.

To coordinate your study abroad, first visit the coordinator of study abroad programs in the Experiential Learning and Career Development Center. Once you have identified a program of interest and what courses you would like to take, arrange an appointment with the department head. Bring your pamphlets, and the chair will help you schedule courses that will be most beneficial based on your interests and program requirements.

In addition, Albright College offers scholarships to help defray the cost of study abroad. The study abroad coordinator can assist you in identifying and applying for these funds.