International Experience

All Portland State University travel has been suspended due to COVID-19. Alternative curriculum is being offered in 2020 and may be extended to 2021 for programs that require an international experience.

Complement your business expertise with a global perspective. Through custom-designed international experiences, you will gain first-hand insights into global strategy and operation, meet business leaders in key industries, and immerse yourself in different cultures.

Supply Chain & Value Chain in Asia: Vietnam & Japan

Experience with Asian business conventions is essential to successful supply chains involving partners on this continent. This trip is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the business cultures of the Pacific Rim while deepening your understanding of global supply chains and logistics in Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Typical Dates: Last week of July & first week of August
  • Programs: Open to MSGSCM and MBA students

Business Development in South America: Argentina & Chile

Study business development strategies, opportunities and challenges in two distinct economies: Argentina and Chile. In this two-week intensive, you will learn how to apply tools and knowledge gained in the MBA program to develop solutions to complex situations faced by firms doing business in South America.

  • Typical Dates: Last two weeks of August 
  • Programs: Open to MBA students

Social Innovation in Colombia

This field study is designed for graduate and senior undergraduate students interested in social entrepreneurship and social innovation, design thinking, international development and institutions, and global commodity supply chains.

  • Typical Dates: Last two weeks of August
  • Programs: Open to MBA students and Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship Certificate students

For questions and advising regarding your international experience, contact Rachel Foxhoven at