Business is becoming more global by the day.

Make sure your business education keeps pace.

Employers are increasingly looking for cultural competencies that are hard to glean from a textbook. From observing how cultural norms affect business practices to learning a new language, the experience of studying abroad will be a boost to your world-view and your career. It’s worth knowing that Tippie students who study abroad are more likely to have a higher GPA and to finish on time than those who don’t.

Tippie offers a wealth of study abroad options, including our own short-term programs, the CIMBA Italy program, exchange programs, and study abroad partner programs.

Study abroad process

Find your fit

There are study abroad options for every type of student—from spending two weeks in an English-speaking country to learning a foreign language as part of a year-long program. Find your match by exploring your options.

Talk to your advisor

Make sure your study abroad dream fits into your on-time graduation plan. Use the course equivalency database to plan your courses (or request an evaluation if your courses are not listed). Most importantly, talk to your advisor.


Apply to the program of your choice and explore ways to finance your study abroad. Look into Tippie scholarships and apply by the deadlines—November 1 for winter, spring, and summer programs and March 1 for summer or fall programs.

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Study abroad options


Tippie short term study abroad programs


Tippie offers two-week study abroad sessions in London, China, and Sydney that are organized by the college specifically for Tippie students. During the sessions, students fulfill a 3 s.h. course and explore the business and cultural environments that these countries have to offer. From local meals to company visits, students are immersed into what a professional-working life is like in major cities around the world.

Tippie students can also take the International Entrepreneurship & Culture course through the Institute of International Business (IIB). The course combines classroom learning about a foreign country with on-the-ground experience helping local businesses or microenterprises. Upcoming destinations include Cuba, Belize, South Africa, and Senegal.



Another popular Tippie-run study abroad option is CIMBA Italy. CIMBA is a global leader in business education and offers a study abroad program in Northern Italian village of Paderno del Grappa. The program staff is here in the Pappajohn Business Building and the course credits are issued by the Tippie College of Business. With its focus on leadership and personal development, CIMBA offers both semester and summer abroad options for undergraduates.

Intern Abroad

Intern abroad

Get hands-on experience in an international workplace with an internship that is customized to your professional interest, including: finance, accounting, marketing, HR, event planning, business analytics, and many more. With 13 internship locations to choose from, global interning will equip you with the skills and background that today’s employers want. 

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs in business

Spend a semester learning and working beside other business students at noted universities across the world. You pay the same UI tuition rates and get the same quality education at our exchange partners' universities.

Study Abroad Short Term

Study abroad partner programs

We collaborate with the UI Study Abroad Office to offer you an extensive amount of opportunity for studying abroad. Search the UI Study Abroad website to find a University Partner Program that fits your specific interests from location to language spoken.