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World economy, world-wide learning

One of the advantages for Blugolds in the economics program is the tremendous access to study abroad opportunities that include a full semester of credits in the major. That is not true of some majors, which make it a bit harder to add this life-changing experience to the degree plan.

UW-Eau Claire students have multiple options for learning abroad, some as part of an exchange program, some as a standard enrollment overseas, and there is even an option for a semester at sea. Here are a few of the options available to economics students in this current academic year.

Study econ in one of these places

  • Lismore, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Graz, Austria
  • Hessen, Germany
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Limerick, Ireland
  • Florence, Italy
  • Hirakata, Japan
  • Massey, New Zealand
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Suwon, Korea
  • Linnaeus, Sweden
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

You can find all the important information and application deadlines at the Center for International Education website, using the search options for multiple filters. Below is a link to the widest list for economics programs.

Details for economics options abroad

Studying abroad in Japan has had changed my global perspective view. It's a great experience to study in a different environment especially when it is not in your native language, I was able to build up my confidence through study abroad by speaking Japanese language to the local people. Nothing is impossible, if you never try, you'll never know!

Irene Ng, economics major

Study abroad through economics at UWEC

Dr. Thomas Kemp, professor of economics, and chair of the economics department at UW-Eau Claire, talks about all the study abroad opportunities undergraduates have at their fingertips.

Pack your bags
Irene Ng in Japan

Study economics on board

One little gem in the Blugold study abroad menu is the Semester at Sea, which takes students on a world tour while earning credits in on-board coursework.

All aboard!

What’s National Student Exchange?

Having a new cultural experience does not have to happen overseas. UW-Eau Claire is one of 200 universities participating in National Student Exchange, which allows students to spend a semester at a campus is one of 49 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada or Puerto Rico. While paying their Blugold tuition rate, students are able to have a whole new academic and cultural experience, progress toward graduation and gain valuable diversity of perspective. 

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