An international experience is the perfect way to set yourself apart.

According to a 2016 survey by the QS Global Employer Survey Reporter, six out of 10 employers around the world say international experience is a bonus. More than 80 percent said they actively sought out candidates who had international experience. No matter how you cut it, any type of experience abroad can help.

We will help you participate in semesters, summers, internships and competitions abroad. And, thanks to the generous donations from friends and alumni of UNIBusiness, we guarantee financial assistance for international opportunities.

 

Semester abroad

Spend a semester studying at a UNIBusiness partner institution and we’ll guarantee that the cost will not exceed the projected cost of studying for a semester at UNI, and the time abroad will not require an extra semester at UNI. All partner institutions teach courses in English, but are in a country where English is not the main language, pushing your cultural limits.

 

Summer abroad

A summer abroad program may be the perfect solution if it's not easy for you to travel during the school year. UNIBusiness offers a variety of summer abroad programs that will give you a more well-rounded education and increase your cultural intelligence.


Faculty-led short-term programs

Join a cohort of other UNI students and study abroad with your own UNI professor. Faculty-led short-term programs take place over the summer or winter break and also satisfy a general education course requirement. Choose a program led by a business professor and we’ll cover the cost of your airfare.

 

International internships

Internships are arranged on an individual basis to best fit students’ experience and goals. Experiences offer experience in both international work and interpersonal relations and put you a world ahead of your peers in the job market.

 

Latest News & Views


Social Media
New Social Media Marketing Course at UNI Open to Local Business Professionals

Need an introduction or refresher to the fundamentals of using Social Media for effectively marketing your business or organization? The MBA program in the College of Business Administration at UNI announced a new graduate level one credit course on Social Media Marketing to be offered to its students taught by professional marketer Sara Kies with start dates in April, 2021.

4 days 15 hours ago
university of northern iowa accounting student working with community members
UNI VITA Tax Program Postponed Due To COVID-19 Concerns

University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration’s long-running Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which allows accounting students to prepare tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, will not be providing services this spring due to COVID-19 concerns. Taxpayers are encouraged to call the United Way at 211 for help in locating an alternative site in their area or use the Internal Revenue Service’s Free File program. 

2 weeks 3 days ago
taylor baltes at the university of northern iowa
UNI Business student helped analyze community’s health needs during internship

Taylor Baltes (Management ’20) combined her interest in data with working for a good cause. It started in the late summer when Baltes was searching for an internship for the fall semester. She stumbled upon an opening for data analytics at the Cedar Valley United Way, a nonprofit organization that distributes funds to various community needs.

2 weeks 3 days ago
Travis Steffen
Serial entrepreneur got his start at UNI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Travis Steffen remembers the first time he contemplated building a business. An undergraduate student, he was sitting in his dorm room at Dancer Hall, chatting with his two roommates. They wanted to make bed lofts and sell them to incoming students. They calculated a $10,000 profit, life-changing money in college. Although they later found out UNI already contracted with a bed loft company and dropped the idea, Steffen couldn’t shake the potential.

1 month 2 weeks ago
Curris Business Building circa 1986
Is history on repeat? Former UNI student body presidents weigh in on the changes

Four former student body presidents and graduates from the College of Business Administration shared the highlights and struggles of their terms across four decades, illuminating along the way the universal struggles of the college experience and the unique challenges brought on by current events.

2 months 1 week ago
University of Northern Iowa students work on finance software start up at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
UNI's business college responds to disruption to finance industry

Technology has made sweeping changes to our daily lives, and the financial industry is no exception. Fintech, which generally refers to financial technology, is changing how companies do business and how consumers manage their financial lives.

 

2 months 1 week ago