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College of Business and Economic Development
Imagine yourself on a four-week study abroad trip in London, England, with other Southern Miss Business students and faculty learning the British way of business, or two and a half weeks in Italy, Japan, or Hawaii learning about how their culture and history influenced their business practice, leading to global expansion of their brand. 
Southern Miss Business is committed to student success in an ever-evolving global business environment. Our business study abroad programs provide students a unique opportunity to experience diverse cultures as they learn about new business environments while engaging with international and American companies abroad.
Worried about the expense of studying abroad? We offer business specific scholarships! Students who submit their study abroad scholarship application by the December 15th priority deadline will be guaranteed a certain amount of scholarship funds! If you miss the priority deadline, we continue to accept scholarship applications through February 15th
Ready to explore Southern Miss Business Study Abroad opportunities? Below are our four carefully crafted programs:
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Asian Studies
Do you want your education to be extraordinary? Why not let Japan be your classroom this summer? Join us as we explore Tokyo, the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a hub of innovation and technological industry, and a global leader in fashion, commerce, and popular culture. We will expand cross-cultural understanding as we experience the capital of the ancient nation of Japan. Explore the past and discover the history of this ancient nation as we tour Kamakura, one of the oldest cities in Japan.  
  
Beyond the past, experience modern Japanese life and technology through a mixture of guided events and independent exploration. Finally, go inside several famous Japanese and international businesses to learn how the Japanese culture interacts with the influence of western culture to shape a modern international market.  
 
Questions? Contact the Program Director
Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong (gallayanee.yaoyuneyongFREEMississippi)
 
British Studies
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Think global, act local?” The Southern Miss international business course in London, England, will help you appreciate the true meaning of this statement as you learn about British culture from a business perspective. As Americans, it is important to understand and explore the United Kingdom as much of our business practices and legal systems in the United States have been developed directly from the British system. 
 
Our students spend four (4) weeks in the summer in the heart of London, one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world. London is one of the true global leaders in business, entertainment, fashion, finance, international trade, sport, and technology. Students earn six (6) hours of academic credit, and the program is based at the University of Westminster. 
 
The class, which is led by Southern Miss professors, is a mixture of visits to British businesses, guest speakers, and visits to some of the most iconic cultural sites in London (and other parts of England). In addition to the class, students will have some free days and weekends to explore the city of London- and other parts of the United Kingdom and even another country- on their own. 
 
Questions? Contact the Program Director
Mr. Russ Willis (russ.willisFREEMississippi
 
Italian Studies
Step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in Italian centers of business, culture, cuisine, and architecture as you enhance your understanding of the business world in Florence and Milan. Italy is a modern, industrialized country with a strong regional identity, where business strategy is often focused on luxury and tradition. Skip the classroom and learn first-hand from high-level professionals representing a wide range of business sectors. Enjoy fully guided, private visits to corporate headquarters, manufacturers and retailers, who are eager to share their business practices. Italy’s vibrant culture and rich history come alive as you and your classmates participate in a cooking class focused on local cuisine, explore the quaint walled city of Lucca on a day excursion, and meet and interact with locals. There is also time set aside for independent exploration, allowing you to see more of Italy or Europe. 
 
Questions? Contact the Program Director
Dr. Jamye Foster (jamye.fosterFREEMississippi)
 
Hawaiian Studies
Would you like to have the educational and cultural experience of a lifetime in a tropical paradise? Trade the classroom for a hands-on exploration of one of the most unique cultures in the US. Steeped in the spirit of aloha, Hawaiian culture is strongly rooted in caring for the environment and people. Oahu is a thriving metropolis comprised of large international corporations and small, family-owned businesses with strategies built around these beliefs. Join us as we learn about Hawaii’s vibrant culture and how it impacts business. We’ll visit corporate headquarters, manufacturers, retailers, and farms to learn how firms incorporate aloha in all they do. Your adventure continues with opportunities to experience Hawaii’s natural wonders including snorkeling in a volcanic cone, surfing in Waikiki, hiking in a rainforest or volcanic lava field, or relaxing on one of the many beaches. 
 
Questions? Contact the Program Director
Dr. Brigitte Burgess (brigitte.burgessFREEMississippi
 
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