Education Abroad for
Globalize Your Education
For Economics majors, studying abroad is an excellent way to get valuable experience, set your resume apart, and fulfill degree requirements. Review the resources here to first explore how an international experience could fit into your degree plan. Then, connect with your Undergraduate Advisor and your Education Abroad advisor to ensure you're choosing the best program to fit your goals. Your Education Abroad advisor can also help you explore ways to use financial aid, scholarships, and grants to finance your travel!
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You Can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
What Programs Work Well For Economics Majors?
The programs below not only offer a wide variety of Economics courses, but also may offer courses to fulfill general education requirements, minor, or certificate requirements.
CIEE Japan: Arts and Sciences Program in Tokyo
IE3 Global Japan: Tokyo, Waseda University
PSU Exchange South Korea: Seoul, Hanyang University
USAC China: Chinese Language and Culture Studies in Chengdu
USAC Thailand: Southeast Asian Economics, Politics, and Culture Studies
CIEE Czech Republic: Communication, New Media, and Journalism Program in Prague
CIEE Ireland: Arts and Sciences Program in Dublin
CIMBA: Italy Study Abroad Programs
IFSA-England: London School of Economics and Political Science
IE3 Global France: Lyon, Business
IE3 Global France: Poitiers, University of Poitiers
USAC Netherlands: Maastricht University Undergraduate Courses
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Need a Specific Economics Course?
The programs below are pre-approved for specific courses, however, this is not an exclusive list, rather it is a list of courses students have already earned abroad. There may be other programs that offer the credit you need, just meet with an Ed Abroad advisor to learn more.
FEATURED PROGRAMS OFFERING THIS COURSE
|EC 312||Macroeconomic Theory|
|EC 460||History of Economic Thought|
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.