International Business Global Lab

Three students at Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain

Take your BUSMHR 2000, Introduction to International Business abroad in 2024! This course will include a combination of formalized instruction with a local professor and structured educational experiences outside of the classroom, including four professional business visits, a Barcelona walking tour, a Barcelona hop-on, hop-off bus tour, entrance to the famous Park Guell, a guided tour of the stunning Sagrada Familia, a chance to flex your culinary muscles with a cooking class, and a also an opportunity to attend a Flamenco performance. You'll also have access to My Global City, which is a rich and varied calendar of events, lectures, walking tours, and reflective sessions. My Global City events empower students to analyze and explore Barcelona in a manner that is relevant to their studies and personal interests.

Students must complete the application linked below AND a short CAPA by January 9, 2024. 

More Information and OSU Application

  • General Information

    Locations: Barcelona, Spain
    Travel Dates: May 5 - May 18, 2024
    Class Enrollment: Summer, 4-week session 1
    Academic Credit: BUSMHR2000 Introduction to International Business (1.5 credit hours)
    Faculty: Mona Makhija (Instructor of record at Ohio State)
    Application Deadline: January 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm
    Program fee: $3,123
    Information Session: already passed

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire program from classroom learning to company and cultural site visits, as well as the free time to explore the city and culture without specific programming. I learned a lot about the world, Barcelona specifically, culture, people, and myself. This program and experience were unforgettable and will always have an immense impact on me. 

    Anonymous Student May 2023


  • Eligibility

    In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.  

    Applicants must: 

    • Include an updated resume in their application
    • Have completed Econ 2002.01 (201), and Econ 2001.01 (200) (prior to May 2024). 
    • Be enrolled as undergraduate student at Ohio State - this program is open to declared Business Majors on all campuses + declared International Business Minors

    • Have no student record actions of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action"

    All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

    Preference is given current 2nd and 3rd year students and students who have not already taken BUSMHR2000. Students graduating in May 2024 are ineligible. 

  • Next Steps
    1. Read the program brochure.
    2. Attend an information session: (see "Announcements" tab on the brochure for up to date times and links).
    3. Ask clarifying questions: Email the program manager for inquiries not covered in the information session (contact information is listed at the bottom of the page). 
    4. Review the "Finance" tab on the program brochure.
    5. Apply for scholarships: If you have a declared major in Fisher, you will be eligible for the Fisher Global Grant. 
    6. Clear your schedule: If you are accepted into this program, you must be able to attend the required course (see the "Academics" tab on the brochure for course information). 
    7. If you're an international student, review the FAQ's about studying abroad as an international student. 

    8. Apply for the program! As you sit down to access the application, make sure you have:

      • Your passport number. If you have not received your passport, or have not yet applied for one, you may still complete the online application, but remember that you may not participate in a study abroad program without a valid passport. Passports are taking up to 18 weeks, so please make sure you have ample time to apply for or renew an expired passport. 
      • Your Ohio State advising report, saved as a PDF to attach to the application.
      • Names and contact information of the individuals you would like contacted in case of an emergency.
      • A $150 application fee is required for all education abroad program applications. Should you choose to start an application, you will be notified to pay the application fee when it has been assigned as a material due. This application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted to your study abroad program, if your program is canceled or if you withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.

Contact Information

Alyssa Kyff

Program Manager

Office of Global Business
Mason Hall 222
250 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA