Our returning students continually reaffirm the importance and validity of study abroad as a life-changing experience that fosters both a student’s personal and academic growth.
- Challenge yourself in a new environment.
- Meet new and exciting people from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Develop life-long friendships.
- Take advantage of a hands-on experience and learn both inside and outside the classroom.
- Gain fluency in a foreign language.
- Learn about life from a different perspective.
- Earn college credits and satisfy major, minor or distribution requirements.
The Zarb School’s program in China offers Hofstra business students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge about international business/marketing gained in classrooms by exposing them to the real-life business environment in China, the fastest-growing economy in the world. Through such field experiences, students gain valuable experiential insights and perspectives that enhance and supplement their learning at Hofstra University. Students take MKT/IB 170 International Marketing in two stages: they attend three weeks of classes on campus where they learn about international marketing, and then they travel to China to experience the subject first hand and attend more lectures at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Students visit businesses and learn about business practices in China. Local scholars and company personnel will give guest lectures to expose students to the local environment. For further information about Zarb School in China, please contact Dr. Yong Zhang, Department of Marketing and International Business, 127 Weller Hall, (516) 463-5713, or via Email.
Hofstra University Exchange Program With the University of Amsterdam
Hofstra University and the Zarb School of Business offers students the opportunity to travel to The Netherlands to take classes either on a full-time basis during a regular semester or on a part-time basis during the summer at the University of Amsterdam. Students from the University of Amsterdam also benefit from this exchange program and may take courses at Hofstra.
The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs awards six full-tuition scholarships, for either a full-year or semester of study at the University of Amsterdam. Three of the full-tuition scholarships are reserved for Zarb School of Business students. University of Amsterdam programs include European history and culture, humanities, social sciences, languages, and business. Students will receive Hofstra credit for approved courses. All courses are taught in English. The program is recommended for students who have attained junior status (a minimum of 60 credits), along with a minimum GPA of 3.4.
Interested and eligible students are requested to visit the Office of Study Abroad Programs and complete a formal application. The deadline for application submission is late February. Outstanding students are interviewed by the Amsterdam Scholarship committee and recommendations are made to the University of Amsterdam which has final say in candidate selection. For further information about the program or to obtain an application, please contact Professor Maria Fixell, Assistant Dean for Study Abroad Programs at 516-463-4765 or via email or Gioia Bales, Associate Dean, Third Floor Weller Hall, Room 305 at (516) 463-5703 or or via email.
The Netherland-America Foundation offers many opportunities to Fulbright Fellows and educational loans for students enrolled in exchange programs. Please take a moment to review these funding opportunities from this foundation. http://www.thenaf.org/index.cfm?s=education
Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University
The Zarb School of Business in cooperation with Erasmus University offers an exchange program for graduate students majoring in finance. Under advisement, Zarb School students may register for courses offered as part of the Master in Financial Management program at Erasmus University, and Erasmus students may register for courses in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program and other graduate finance courses at Hofstra. For further information about Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University, please contact the Department of Finance, 221 Weller Hall, (516) 463-5698 or via Email.
For more information about the School of Business’ exchange program with Erasmus University, please contact Gioia Bales, Associate Dean, Third Floor Weller Hall, Room 305 at (516) 463-5703 or via email.
The TransAtlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA)
The TransAtlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA) unites four European and four U.S. universities that are working to share cultural and educational experiences with students across geographic boundaries. The alliance’s purpose is to offer students who wish to become international business leaders of the 21st century a truly international education.
Students have the opportunity to study during the summer, fall or spring semester or for a full year. Dual degree options are also available where students receive degrees from Hofstra and the European University.
- Kedge Business School (Marseille, France)
- Bremen University (Bremen, Germany)
- University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
- University of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire, England)
Montpellier Business School
The Zarb School of Business has established an exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Montpellier Business School. Known as one of the best European business schools, the campus is located in the north-east of Montpellier, a city said to be the fastest growing in France. In 2013, Montpellier Business School ranked 36th among the best Masters programs in the world by the Financial Times. They are dedicated to helping students gain internships and excellent jobs with the help of its 32 major business partners. The business school has adopted core values of diversity, openness and global responsibility while focusing its position on the subject of managerial innovation and entrepreneurship and has triple international accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EFMD / EPAS). Some of the many business courses taught in English include Corporate Finance, International Human Resources Management, Innovation Management, and International Marketing.
Korea University Business School
The Zarb School of Business has established an undergraduate exchange program with Korea University Business School (KUBS). This business school is located in Seoul, Korea which is considered a leading and rapidly rising global city. With double accreditation, KUBS serves as an educational hub of Asia and aims to educate students to become creative global business leaders. They are the only business school in Korea to be named the best MBA for 5 consecutive years. In 2011, KUBS was ranked #1 four years in a row by the National Business School Rankings of Hankyung Business Weekly. In addition, The Financial Times placed KUBS’s EMBA program as 23rd in the world in 2011 as well. There are 86 full time professors teaching a wide range of programs including undergraduate, full time and part time MBA programs. KUBS is committed to globalization and they have the largest global internship and student exchange program in Korea. Course offerings in English will increase from 63% in 2011 to 75% by 2015. Some of those courses include Organizational Behavior, Financial Management, Marketing Strategy, and Business Statistics.
Changwon National University
The Zarb School of Business along with the Student Exchange Program at Changwon National University (CNU) offers students the opportunity to spend one semester or one year abroad in South Korea. Changwon National University is located in Changwon city, the capital of Gyeongnam province which has a population of over a million people. They offer undergraduate as well as graduate business taught in English in subjects such as Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Management. Exchange students play an important role at CNU and are an important component of CNU’s relationship with many of the best universities around the world. Changwon National University strives to be an institute of substantial education and research in Korea as well as internationally.