With more than 40 exchange programs in 24 countries, BBA can see the world through one of Goizueta’s study abroad programs. For more school-specific information regarding course offerings, housing, program dates, scholarships, and estimated program costs, visit the partner school's website. Students interested in a foreign language exchange programs will be required to demonstrate proficiency at the time of application, either by completion of at least the 212 class level or native proficiency.
Based on demand and partner program features, all programs have been organized into three tiers. With the help of the BBA International Programs director, you will select one program from each tier.
On the online application, you will record your preferred programs. Approximately 85 % of students receive offers for their first choice destinations.
Forecasting from current demand, Goizueta has more than enough places to send every applicant abroad. Demand for several specific partner schools can be very high. The number of students selected to participate in programs through Goizueta is regulated by exchange agreements different for each school. If you wish to study abroad in a specific semester, please be willing to attend your second or third choice program.
A limited number of partner schools reserve university-affiliated housing for study abroad students. In these cases, pay careful attention to deadlines for securing such housing, as communicated by the host school. Some schools provide plenty of help for students to secure housing, although it may not be owned or operated by the partner school.
In many countries, however, colleges do not offer housing services. In these cases, you will find a place to live on your own initiative. Some schools offer limited assistance; others trust students to secure their own arrangements. Many families send students over a few days early to stay in a hotel/hostel and look at potential apartments. While this can seem daunting, all of our students successfully complete this task every semester. A smaller number of families secure housing before the students fly to their destinations, a process involving much time, trust (in the agent or web material provided), and effort. Home stays are rare, but when available, the host school often has a coordinating role.
Here is a chart of housing situations at our partner schools.
One of the hallmarks of Goizueta Business School’s study abroad program is our small cohort size. Each semester, between 1 and 6 students attend our partner schools across the globe. We value that this approach allows our students to integrate closely with local students and culture. In combination with our selection criteria, this approach also means that the students selected to study at a particular university do not necessarily know each other well before departure.
Some BBA students would prefer to go abroad with a small, trusted group of friends they already know. To honor these preferences and simultaneously keep cohort sizes small, we proudly present our iBuddiesprogram!
A select group of our partner schools have sufficient capacity to accept and support small groups of Goizueta students. For these schools, study abroad applicants may designate up to 2 friends with whom they wish to go abroad. Students should discuss this before application, and should all put each other’s names in the relevant place on the online application. Provided all students meet the minimum study abroad criteria and accounting for overall demand for iBuddies destinations, all students in each small group will be offered places to study together at the same partner school.
(Applicants to the iBuddies program will also enter preferences through the regular tier system, as a back-up to the iBuddies program.)
Offers to study at these partner schools will be made at an early action date prior to general study abroad offers. (The due date for all applications, iBuddies or regular, remains the same as noted at the beginning of this Guide.) Like all study abroad offers, ones to iBuddies schools are school-specific, meaning they apply only to the particular school at which a place has been offered.
The current iBuddies destinations abroad are:
Thammasat Bus. School
University of St. Gallen
Please note: Due to the nature of exchange agreements, which require remaining in overall balance with partner schools, the schools on the iBuddies list are subject to change each semester. Students planning far ahead for future semesters of study abroad should check this list again in the semester immediately prior to the one in which they plan to study abroad.
CIPA Programs Semester (for BBA students with second majors) or Summer (for all undergraduates)
Non-Emory Programs (by petition only—see BBA IP director for more information)
What better way to learn about what it is like to live and study abroad than reading your peers’ first-hand feedback regarding specific information on courses, safety, culture shock, housing, and money for each of the partner schools?
Student experience reports: Currently stored on the FirstClass system. Log in to FirstClass. Then click on BBA News-->Study Abroad & Int. Opps. Look in individual folders on the left to find available experience reports.