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  • Studying abroad will delay my graduation.

Business students who have completed the Advanced Standing requirements and ready to take upper-division business classes can choose from management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, international business and other business classes that will count toward their Business Core and Major.

Careful planning with a business adviser can make a semester, or even an entire academic year, studying abroad fit into your plan of study without affecting their graduation date.

  • Study abroad is expensive.

Study abroad students pay their regular tuition at Wichita State University, and generally, all financial aid and scholarships, even Pell Grants, will apply for most exchange programs. Additional costs vary depending on the exchange program and how much you want to spend while abroad. With carefully planning, you can budget and save money for your study abroad experience.

Go to Estimated Costs or see Study Abroad Scholarships

  • I need to know a foreign language to study abroad.

The Barton School of Business Exchange Partner Schools all teach business classes in English. There are over 20 countries where ISEP students can take classes taught in English, so being proficient in another language is not required. You do have the opportunity to take beginner language classes while studying abroad.

  • Study abroad is not for everyone.

No matter what your major, gender, ethnic background or interests, studying in a foreign country can benefit you personally, academically and professionally. There are many types of study abroad programs, designed to meet the needs and interests of all kinds of students.

  • It’s too dangerous to study abroad.

Most risks faced by students around the world are similar to those in Wichita, which mostly result from living in an urban environment. All programs and cities are thoroughly researched before students are permitted to apply.

It’s always wise to keep abreast of world events and not choose to study in a region that is currently in a state of war or has a high level of civil unrest. But not surprisingly, there don’t tend to be study-abroad programs in those regions, anyway!