Business is becoming more global by the day.

Make sure your business education keeps pace.

Tippie offers a wealth of global options, including our signature business programs, global internships, exchange programs, and study abroad partner programs. Finding the program that's right for you has never been so easy.

Virtual Global Experiences

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, Tippie global programs will be run in a remote, virtual format. Programs will not involve international travel in Summer 2021. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE. 

We know that many of you have planned to study abroad, and we share in your disappointment that in-person programming is not possible. However, we are committed to continuing international education and cultural learning, especially during a time that keeps us apart. We have designed unique virtual experiences to help you learn more about business in different parts of the world. 

Summer 2021:

Virtual International Business in Italy: A virtual trip to Italy to examine the business, social, and political response to the pandemic.

This experience will explore international business at a time of disruption: looking at economic, political, and financial implications of the pandemic in Italy and the European Union. The class will be filled with hands-on cultural experiences that you can do from home.

Virtual Global Internships

Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support a variety of projects ranging from social media support to full business projects, website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much much more. When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist, including meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall company or organization and the culture it works in.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack 
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than a study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships
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Tippie Study Abroad Programs

These programs are created with our business curriculum in mind. Gain hands on business education around the world, while earning University of Iowa credits. These experiences range from short-term to semester-long. 

Business & Culture in China SU
London Winter Program WI
International Business in Sydney WI
International Business in Italy WI
Social Entrepreneurship: Dominican Republic WI
International Entrepreneurship: Belize or Cuba Spring Break
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Global Internships

Combine an internship and study abroad experience by gaining global professional experience. Global internships are 8-weeks over the summer, offering internships that are customized to your professional interest, including: finance, accounting, marketing, HR, event planning, analytics, and many more. With thirteen internship locations to choose from, you're sure to find an internship that fits your interests while also equipping you with the skills and background that today’s employers want. 

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Hong Kong
  • London, UK
  • Milan, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Shanghai, China
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Vienna, Austria


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Exchange Programs

An exchange program allows University of Iowa students to spend a semester, summer, or academic year directly enrolled at an institution around the world. You pay the same UI tuition rates that you pay when on campus and get high quality education at our partner universities. Learn alongside business students at noted universities around the world and become immersed in local culture. 

Glasgow, Scotland: University of Strathclyde FA, SP
Hong Kong University of Science & Tech FA, SP, SU          
Hong Kong: Chinese University FA, SP
Tilburg, Netherlands: Tilburg University FA, SP
Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration FA, SP 

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Partner Programs

Are you looking for more options? We partner with the UI Study Abroad Office to offer you extensive opportunities around the world. Search the UI Study Abroad website to find a partner program that fits your specific interests from location to language spoken. Many of these programs have approved courses listed on the MyUI transfer institution search, others may require course reviews. Here are some featured programs, along with when they are typically offered:

Latin America
  • Argentina, Buenos Aires- CIEE- FA, SP, SU
  • Chile, Santiago- CIEE- FA, SP, SU
  • Costa Rica, Puntarenas- USAC- FA, SP, SU, WI
  • Uruguay, Montevideo- USAC- FA, SP

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