Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships
How much does studying abroad cost?
- Program fee – includes cultural excursions, business visits, lodging, and some meals, varies between $3,000-$8,000
- Flight – varies between $1,400-$2,000
- Baylor tuition - $1,518 per credit hour for wintermester programs and $1,580 per credit hour for summer programs
- Study-abroad fees - $50 per credit hour ($150 for a three-hour program, $300 for a six-hour program)
- Administrative fee - $100
Check out our scholarships page for information about how to apply to get help with some of these expenses. Click here for a financial decision tree to determine what help you may have in financing your study-abroad.
- Can I use my existing financial aid to study abroad? You may use financial aid to study abroad for a semester. Usually, wintermester and summer programs aren’t eligible for financial aid, but if you are going to graduate early, you could apply one semester of financial aid to a summer study-abroad program. Please consult a financial aid counselor to determine how your aid may apply. You can contact Financial Aid at baylor.edu/sfs/contactus.
- Are there scholarships available? Yes! McBride offers need-based scholarships of up to $5,000. Click here to learn more and apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time for a business student to study abroad? The summer between your sophomore and junior year is ideal for summer study abroad. You can also go between your freshman and sophomore year if you have completed 24 hours at Baylor. We recommend seeking a business internship between your junior and senior years, if possible. If you choose not to intern, you are welcome to study abroad. And don't forget you can always do more than one program! Semester programs fit best during the second half of your sophomore year or the beginning of your junior year. Wintermester programs work well in sophomore, junior, or senior year.
- When should I start planning my global engagement experience? NOW! It is never too early to plan for studying abroad, and we recommend you make this plan by the end of your freshman year. Talk to your advisor about how it fits into your degree plan. Please contact the McBride Center for International Business (McBride_Center@baylor.edu) or the Center for Global Engagement for help choosing the best program for you.
- I have not been admitted to the business school yet. Can I still go abroad? Absolutely. You can apply for a study-abroad program after completing 24 hours of course credit at Baylor.
- What if I don’t speak another language? The study-abroad experiences with Baylor faculty offer all their courses in English, and company visits are conducted in English. Also, the program locations are very receptive to English-speaking visitors.
- What if I have more questions? If you have questions about business study-abroad programs, please email us at McBride_Center@baylor.edu or come by our offices on the 2nd floor of Foster. If you have general questions about studying abroad, please contact the Center for Global Engagement at Baylor.
- Want to talk about your options for taking a business course abroad? Stop by the McBride Center, Foster 230, to ask all your questions, Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-2 and Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:30.
Programs and Participation
- What is the difference between a global engagement experience and a study-abroad program? Studying abroad is just one of many global engagement opportunities in which you may choose to participate. Studying abroad involves traveling to another country with Baylor faculty and a group of Baylor students or with one of our partners to take classes and expand your global perspective.
- What types of global engagement opportunities are offered in the business school? We offer a wide range of international business engagement experiences. Visit the Study-Abroad Opportunities page to learn about the places you can travel to take Baylor classes abroad. You can also participate in business-focused mission trips and courses integrating global engagement. Click Other Global Opportunities for more details.
- What is the difference between semester, summer, and wintermester business study abroad programs? A summer program is approximately two to five weeks and is offered in either summer 1 or 2. Summer programs provide three to six credit hours. A summer program is ideal if you cannot be abroad for an entire semester. A semester program is approximately 15 weeks and provides twelve credit hours. It is the best approach financially because the price per day is much lower, you get a longer stay, and you can transfer much of your scholarships and financial aid. A wintermester program is 2-3 weeks and is offered the last half of Christmas break, starting just after Christmas and ending just before the spring semester starts. It usually provides three credit hours. A wintermester program is best if you have summer internships and want to stay on campus during the semesters. Visit our Study-Abroad Opportunities page to learn more.
- Can I do an international internship in conjunction with a business study abroad program? Yes, some of our semester programs include an internship component with the program. For example, the spring semester program in London offers nine credit hours and three internship hours. Our exchange partners also provide opportunities for international internships. Please remember that due to international laws, these internships are unpaid. One exception is a partnership with WHU in Germany, which involves a spring semester of courses in English and then a summer paid internship.
- How can I get a Global Engagement Certificate in Business? The primary requirement for this certificate is a global engagement experience (i.e., study abroad, business mission, international internship, or a COIL class). You also need to take three courses—some of which you likely have already taken—and participate in co-curricular activities such as intercultural events and activities. This certificate goes on your transcript, and you receive cords at graduation. Please check out our Global Engagement Certificate page to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
- How does studying abroad fit into the BBA plan? Most courses offered abroad are required core courses for the BBA degree. Pick a program that is interesting to you and see where it fits. PLAN EARLY. Don't wait until you have taken all your required classes to try to study abroad.
- What is BUS 3330, and where does it fit in my degree plan? BUS 3330: Cross-Cultural Communication is a course unique to study-abroad programs. In this course, you visit businesses, hear from high-level employees, and learn experientially about global business from them. You also learn about and reflect on cultural differences that change business communication practices in international settings. This course meets a language/communication requirement for BBA majors.
- How many credit hours can I receive abroad? The length of the program determines the number of credit hours you can earn. For most programs, summer offers 3-6 hours of credit, semester offers 12 hours, and wintermester offers 3 hours.
- Will completing a business study-abroad program stop me from graduating on time? Most of the courses offered in business study-abroad programs are core classes and high-demand electives. Plan early to work it into your degree so you don't take the course on campus. According to a recent study, students that studied abroad were 6 percent more likely to graduate in four years and with a higher GPA.