International Internship Programs
During your junior in the BSBA program, you can combine study abroad with an internship.
Choose an Olin International Internship program to participate in several weeks of coursework plus a professional internship, where you gain valuable global experience that differentiates you from other candidates with prospective employers. Program components include:
- 15 total credit hours in required courses that vary by program
- Challenging full-time, semester-long internship
- Completion of three-credit hour, thesis-type research paper, with presentation to faculty, fellow students, and/or representatives from your internship organization
- Most locations include a group study tour
International Internship Program Locations
- Courses taught in English by Olin-selected faculty from schools such as LSE and Oxford University
- European Study Tour
Paris, France: (proficiency in French required)
Vallendar, Germany (proficiency in German required)
- Courses taught in English at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
- Colloquium series at Zell Center for Entrepreneurship
Asia Pacific: Sydney, Hong Kong, or Singapore
- Courses taught in English at Sydney, Australia or Auckland, New Zealand
- Asian Study Tour
For more information on Olin Global Programs, visit the BSBA Global Programs site in Campus Groups.
“Empathy is important in building personal relationships and professional connections.”
“I worked for an NGO in London, organizing a program launch event and helping set up new youth exchanges. Of all the synergies between my internship abroad and my finance career, the most important was being attuned to how a person’s background contributes to how he or she thinks.”
—Tony Zhu (far right), BSBA 2017
Academic Study Tours
The European Study Tour
The European Study Tour (EST) is a linchpin of the European internship/study abroad programs and serves as a comprehensive introduction to the European Union and European markets. The experiential learning format of EST develops your research, analysis, and presentation skills and requires travel outside of your study abroad host country during two different weeks.
Teams of two students or more are assigned an important business topic and an EU capital. You and your partner travel to the country, conduct interviews with government officials and business experts, and conduct on-the-ground research. Topic examples have included EU enlargement and the Euro financial crisis. During part two of the study tour, you and your fellow participants gather in Brussels to attend lectures and meetings with European Parliament members and debate your findings with fellow study abroad students at a mock parliament.
The Asian Study Tour
The Asian Study Tour gives students the opportunity to explore the business and culture of the region during a weeklong program. Travelling as a group, students undertake a mixture of classes, meetings with local and international businesses, and cultural activities designed to help them expand their knowledge of business in the Asia Pacific. The tour destination may change annually; in 2018, the group will travel in Japan.