An international experience will expand your worldview and engage you with the broader business world. Decisions people are making overseas affect your business even if you don't do business outside of the United States.
Students are encouraged to study abroad, at both the bachelor’s and master’s level. We advise you to start early in exploring the international opportunities available through Binghamton University and the entire SUNY system. Because the usual courses to be taken abroad are language and cultural, it is common to undertake this sort of study abroad in the sophomore year, especially in the spring semester.
How can you learn more about study abroad?
- Review the list of AACSB-accredited schools worldwide.
- Explore the Binghamton University’s Office of International Programs (OIP) or the SUNY-wide study abroad options for more information about the SOM-accepted study abroad programs.
- Attend study abroad info sessions on campus, the fall and spring study abroad fairs, and schedule an appointment with an OIP advisor.
- Allow sufficient time to gather recommendations, transcripts and approvals.
- Meet with an SOM academic advisor to review the number of credits available for transfer to your degree. You will need to submit a personal statement to the academic advisor for review and signature.
- Complete the Petition to Take Courses at Another Institution and submit it to the SOM academic advisor.
- Respond to registration information sent to you while you are abroad.
Where can you go?
If you wish to take and transfer business courses abroad, you must enroll in an AACSB accredited business school. SOM fosters substantive ties among the world’s leading business schools. Student may apply to the partner universities as a study abroad or exchange student, depending on the space availability and nature of the program.
Some of the schools currently participating in the exchange program are:
- Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Peking University, China
- Rennes School of Business, Paris
- National University of Singapore Business School
As a State University of New York (SUNY) campus, Binghamton University offers hundreds of study abroad programs with universities across the globe. As an exchange student, you will be able to retain your financial aid, pay Binghamton tuition while abroad and transfer the credits you earn while studying off campus if you pursuing a program through a SUNY institution.
For more information about the study abroad programs you’re interested in, visit the home SUNY campus’ international programs web site, if the university is not a Binghamton University-affiliated program.