University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Plan Your Study Abroad

Walton College Academic Advisors can assist you throughout the entire study abroad process. Advisors can help you explore program options, determine the best time to study abroad, discuss eligibility, and assess how the credits completed during a study abroad program can apply to your degree.

Walton College Faculty-Led Summer Programs

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Belize

The expectations are high, but the reward is a deep understanding of the challenges of working in a developing country, an amazing cultural immersion and the experience of leadership and accomplishment.

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Brazil

Delve into the business, political, and cultural environment in Brazil, and explore the Brazilian/American economic and business relationship.

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China

Explore the changing business environment in China, including opportunities and challenges of doing business as an international partner.

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Ghana

Gain perspective on the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, colonialism, pan-Africanism, as well as Ghana's current role in the global economy.

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India

The India Study Abroad program provides students with the opportunity to explore and identify trends in the economic, business, political, and cultural environments in India, while gaining a better understanding of the economic relationship between the U.S. and India.

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Ireland

The study abroad program will provide students with insights into Irish culture and history as well as international business and the economic environment in the European Union.

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Italy

The CIMBA Italy undergraduate summer program offers students the unique experience of learning abroad while providing high-quality upper-division courses on a variety of subjects.

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Italy: U of A Rome Center: Summer Campus

Nestled in the heart of Rome, the University of Arkansas's Rome Center is the perfect study abroad opportunity.

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Japan

This program will give students first-hand experience of the Japanese economic system. Students will tour many of Japan's foremost manufacturing facilities gaining knowledge of the different production and management techniques.

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Mozambique

Agriculture, business and engineering students will work together in a poultry business that is intended to be a model for sustainable economic development.

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Panama

This study abroad experience will address issues relating to the drivers of globalization and managing supply/demand fulfillment and transportation processes across an extended and global organization.

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Vietnam

This opportunity to live and work in a developing country moves the student beyond "seeing the sights" and gives the opportunity to truly experience local culture while participating in a service learning experience.

Walton College Exchange Programs

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Australia - University of Technology Sydney

Benefit from international, innovative and industry-relevant education in the heart of the global city of Sydney. UTS is a 5-minute walk from Central Station, Sydney's major transport hub, and close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Iconic attractions like Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House are just a short bus or train ride away. 

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China - City University: Hong Kong

Especially advantageous for those without fluency in a foreign language, all courses at CityU are taught in English, so you can balance important business concepts while living in Hong Kong, a bridge between East and West.

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Japan - Kansai Gaidai University

Located in the cultural heart of Japan, our campus provides an excellent starting point from which to begin exploring a land that, by anyone's standards, is truly fascinating.

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Denmark - Aarhus Business School

Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks. 

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England - University of Essex

Internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. Our global community is a place that fuses ideas, cultures and breadth of perspectives. We're about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why. If you are tenacious, bold, inquisitive and impatient for change, welcome home.

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England - University of Sussex

From its foundation, Sussex has had an international perspective to its academic activities and its outlook. The University attracts staff and students to its campus from over 120 different countries across the world. 

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Germany - WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a privately funded business school based in Vallendar/Koblenz and in Düsseldorf. It is a leading business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe.

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Spain - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The mission of Carlos III University of Madrid is to contribute to the improvement of society through teaching of the highest quality and cutting-edge research in line with stringent international guidelines. 

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Sweden - Jonkoping International Business School

Jönköping International Business School is recognized as the most international business school in Sweden and one of the most international in the world. Around 30% of the employees and students come from outside of Sweden.

Study Abroad: Course Credit Info

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International Internships

The International Internship Course, (WCOB 320V) allows you to earn up to 3 hours of upper-level credit, while gaining invaluable work experience and insight into the unique challenges of doing business abroad. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture through day to day living and working.


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From Start to Finish: Your International Internship



1. Research Your Internship Opportunities. Where can I go?

Independent Internships: Students regularly secure internships through their job/company connections, family connections, job postings, etc. Students can decide if they would like to earn academic credit for the experience. Enrollment will typically record the internship/country on UA's transcript and also allows students to receive scholarships/funding if awarded.

Brazil: Arranged through FUCAPE Business School in Vitoria, Brazil. It requires 8 weeks of full-time work, minimum. English speaking placements, some Spanish background is helpful, but not required as Portuguese is spoken in Brazil. FUCAPE will secure work placement and assist with housing/visa, etc.

Panama: Arranged through partner companies. Requires 8 weeks of full-time work and minimum enrollment in WCOB 320V. English or Spanish speaking placements. Students stay at the City of Knowledge and transportation is typically provided to and from work.

UofA External Partners: Many approved external partners for study abroad are adding service-learning and internship opportunities. Check out https://studyabroad.uark.edu and search for an internship program and/or by country as not all internship programs are listed separately.

2.  Secure an Internship: The Letter of Offer

You are responsible for securing the internship. This includes finding a position, applying, and receiving an offer.

3. The 320V Application

Complete and submit the 320V International Internship Application to Walton Career Services, which will include your letter of offer.

4. Wait

After you apply, Walton Career Services will process the application, and will review and verify the letter of offer.

5. Get Your Travel Details Sorted Out

After receiving approval, the student will need to work with the Study Abroad Office for travel, pre-departure information and international insurance. Visit http://hogsabroad.uark.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12080 immediately to start the process.

6. During Your Internship

After beginning the internship, you will have two weeks to complete and submit your Training Agreement, which includes input from your onsite internship supervisor, to Walton Career Services. As your internship nears completion, you must complete the Student Work Report, a survey of your experiences.

7. Assignments

Before the end of the academic period, you must complete and submit the following items to Walton Career Services:

Scholarships and Cost

Walton College is committed to helping students intern abroad, and offers scholarships to help lessen the cost of participation. Walton awards funding to students for international internships and Walton Honors students can receive the George and Charlene Edwards Honors College International Experience Endowment Scholarship for this experience.

Students must be eligible and apply through the Walton College Study Abroad Funding application process.  (Note: Students must be enrolled at least 1 hour of credit to be eligible to receive funding.)

Due to visa issues, most international internships are unpaid. The costs to participate are mainly living expenses, airfare, and typically 1 to 3 hours of tuition. Total costs depend on where you intern and for how many weeks.

 

 

The Application

Application Deadline: March 15th

WCOB 320V Application

Complete and submit the 320V International Internship Application to Walton Career Services after you have researched and secured an internship offer.

Requirements

You must have a 3.0 minimum GPA, have finished the pre-business core and 60 credit hours, and have secured an internship relating to your major.

1 hour = 4 weeks full time work
2 hours = 6 weeks of full time work
3 hours = 8 weeks of full time work.

Top 10 Reasons to Intern Abroad

  1. A Great Resume Builder
  2. Gain New Business Perspectives
  3. Earn College Credit
  4. Learn/Practice Another Language
  5. Develop a Global Network
  6. Show Future Employers Your Enterprising Ambition
  7. Hone Soft Skills
  8. Explore a New Part of the World
  9. Discover Yourself
  10. Have an Experience That You Won't Forget!

Study Abroad Blogs

We encurage you to document your time abroad. Not only does this keep family, friends, and supporters updated on your adventures, it also serves as a personal record of how much the study abroad experience can impact your life, and your perspectives.

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Brazil

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China

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Costa Rica

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Czech Republic

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Denmark

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France

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Germany

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India

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Ireland

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Italy

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Japan

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Mexico

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Mozambique

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Panama

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Russia

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Semester at Sea

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Spain

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Sweden

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Questions

"When is the best time to study abroad?"

"Am I eligible to study abroad?"

"How will credits earned while studying abroad apply to my degree?"


Come see us:

Advising is located in the Undergraduate Programs Office: WCOB 328.

Call 479-575-4622 for appointments. Or, schedule online via UASuccess in Blackboard.