The Providence College School of Business (PCSB), in partnership with the Center for International Studies, has embarked on a bold new program of study for business majors on semester study abroad. This program makes engaged learning a more integral part of the study abroad experience by gradually phasing in an internship requirement for business majors who study abroad for a semester. An internship experience will be optional for the class of 2020, required for class of 2021 students who study abroad in the fall semester (but not spring), and the requirement will be fully implemented for the class of 2022 and beyond. As the new requirement is rolled out, there will be two lists of programs that have been pre-approved by the Center for International Studies and the School of Business, from which students will be required to choose their program. These programs have been pre-approved by the Center for International Studies and the School of Business.
The "Study Abroad + Internship List" (SAIL) is comprised of study abroad programs with both coursework and internships. Students on these programs would earn 15-18 credit hours. The "Study-Only List of Options" (SOLO) contains programs with and without internships. Students on these programs may complete an internship, but they are not required to do so. Programs have been approved for students based on their class year and the semester during which they study abroad.
The Providence College School of Business (PCSB), in partnership with the Center for International Studies, has embarked on a bold new program of study for business majors on semester study abroad, which will enable students to complete an internship alongside 12 additional credit hours during their semester abroad. This new model of experiential international education for undergraduate business majors, called "Study Abroad + Internship" (SAIL) is intended to help prepare students for their future professional and career aspirations.
Working alongside partner providers overseas, students will be placed into internships that provide them with the opportunity to hone skills in accountancy, finance, management, or marketing. This overseas experience will help develop and produce better prepared students for post-graduate employment opportunities, as well as enhance their employment prospects with multinational companies. Students will gain the cultural agility needed to compete in today's globalized workforce. The following business majors will study abroad under the SAIL list:
The Study-Only List of Options (SOLO) is the traditional list of approved study abroad programs for business students. Some programs on this list include internships, but they are not required. Students participating in these programs may or may not choose to participate in an internship. This is list is available for the following business majors:
The majority of programs offered in non-English speaking countries are open to students with no prior knowledge of that language. However, the programs listed below may have specific eligibility requirements in regards to GPA, language, and/or course pre-requisites. It is the responsibility of the student to research carefully these requirements prior to application.
Course offerings vary by program, so students should not assume that a program will have the courses they need simply because the program appears on this list. Students also should consult
the Center for International Studies and School of Business Policy on Study Abroad Courses, effective beginning with the Fall 2015 semester.Business majors with questions about study abroad should contact the study abroad advisor for the School of Business, Grace Cleary, Assistant Dean of International Studies.
Please note: In order to balance the number of students intending to study abroad across the academic year, the College reserves the right to restrict the numbers of students approved to study abroad in any one semester.