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Study Abroad, Business

Program Highlight

Experiential Learning

Study Abroad Experience in Spain

Widener partnered up with the University of Vic to give students insight into the global business world of sports management. The weeklong study abroad experience in Barcelona, Spain was part of a marketing course in the School of Business Administration. Read more...

Study abroad is a wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons and push your limits. You’ll experience personal growth in addition to gaining a global perspective, which students in the School of Business Administration need to succeed in today’s global economy.

Here are just a few examples of some recent study abroad experiences that our students have pursued. Students can also customize their study abroad experience by working with our study abroad coordinators.


Each May, our business students have the opportunity to participate in a China exchange program. They become immersed in the Chinese culture by partnering with Chinese students from Chongqing Technology & Business University. Students tour various Chinese cities and landmarks, but spend a majority of their time in Chongqing taking classes on the Chinese culture and language and bonding with their Chinese peers over new foods and traditions, shared interests, and unique challenges faced by each group.


The Principles of Marketing honors course examines marketing’s interface with society and the ethical responsibilities of managers in a global context, among other things. As part of their coursework, students travel outside of the United States to further understand the global marketplace. Past trips have taken students to Spain, where they toured businesses in Avila, Madrid, Salamanca, Segovia, and Valladolid. They discussed Spain’s business and economic climate with the country’s leaders.

Costa Rica

Business students can take part in an interdisciplinary trip to Costa Rica, where students work on a coffee farm that produces the beans for Widener’s own earth-friendly coffee, WU Brew. While there, students learn about international coffee trade and the complex process of producing a cup of coffee.