Required Information Session Before applying to a BBA exchange program, you must first attend a BBA study abroad information session, and then visit the BBA International Programs director during drop-in hours to discuss your plans and suitable program options.
- September 15 for study abroad in semester 6/spring semester
- February 15 for study abroad in semester 5 or 7/fall semester
Use the Eagle Ops system to file your application for the full-time position called"BBA Study Abroad Student." The application is called BBA Study Abroad Student, and it will appear on Eagle Ops 30 days before the application deadline. You will only be eligible to apply if you have (1) updated your profile status to BBA student; (2) uploaded a resume; (3) uploaded an unofficial transcript; (4) uploaded anacademic advising plan; and (5) uploaded a persuasive proposal. Please be sure to update your profile and submit uploaded documents before proceeding.
Complete applications must include the following materials:
- Online Application Yes, there’s a password. You can get it at the Info Session during Orientation.
- Persuasive proposal
- Academic Advising Plan (completed in conjunction with BBA International Programs, this plan is a snapshot of your academic future)
- Unofficial transcript (available via the "other academic" drop-down menu on OPUS, the transcript details your academic past)
That’s it. Well, actually, accepted students will be required to submit additional materials as part of their nomination to and enrollment at the host school.
Note: All parts of the application are due by 12 midnight pm on the deadline day. If that falls on the weekend, then the deadline is the next business day.
Note: Applications must be COMPLETE before they will be reviewed. Late, incomplete, or improperly submitted application materials may mean your program placement is evaluated after the main group.
Persuasive Proposal: A strong essay is essential for a good overall application, and offers you the opportunity to expand beyond the facts and numbers in your resume and application. In no more than one, single or double-spaced and typed page, address the following prompts:
- As a result of studying abroad, what kind of academic, personal, and professional growth do you hope to experience?
- How do you plan to use this growth to enrich your community when you return to Goizueta?
- What kinds of intellectual experiences are available at your first choice program, and how do you plan to take advantage of them?
YOU are the subject of this essay. Every line should communicate something about you. Don’t use your limited space for general statements like “One must experience a new culture to....” or “Studying abroad broadens one’s horizons” which do not contribute to your goal of acquainting readers with you, your motivation, goals and preparation.
Please provide your one-page resume, including activities/involvement.
Academic advising plan
Submit an academic advising plan completed with your BBA advisor.
- Notification: Notification of placement offers will be by email to whatever address you gave as your permanent email address, two to four weeks after complete application submission. Students have a week to decide their commitment and confirm participation.
- Individual Program Applications: Applications to the host schools are available AFTER placement offers have been accepted; students must complete and send these to their host school, along with all requested materials. Instructions will be given during the send-off meeting.
- Passports, residency permits/visas: For all destinations, students will need a valid passport. If you don’t have one, or if yours will expire before the end of the time you’re planning to be abroad, you should apply for one now. Study in most countries also requires a residency permit or a visa. You need to have a passport before you can apply for either a residency permit or visa. Allow time, because it may take up to 12 weeks in some instances. Students are responsible for contacting the appropriate consulate or embassy for guidelines and to secure the necessary paperwork. Contact info and websites are provided in the pre-departure materials, but you can also easily find it online yourself.
- Send-off Meeting: All selected students will be required to attend the Study Abroad Send-Off Meeting.
- Re-entry and student experience reports: The final stage of your exchange. With reentry, your responsibility shifts from being an ambassador abroad to providing information for your fellow Goizueta students. Your feedback is vital for future students and for continual improvement to the programs. Returned students complete an experience report about their experience. This information is made available for students researching study abroad to assist with their choices.