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Economics Abroad
Observe different economic systems, issues, and policies in action and witness how other countries are responding to an increasingly interrelated economic world. At the same time, you can take advantage of unique coursework and gain exposure to various schools of thought in the discipline of economics. All of this will help you obtain the broader perspectives, knowledge, and skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing global economy. 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses and unique academic opportunities in economics. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: economics. 
 

Australia: University of New South Wales
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Economics courses are offered through the UNSW Business School which has been consistently ranked first among the major Australian Universities for its quality of teaching. Research standards are high, and members of the School play an important part in policy issues and debate within Australia.
  
China: Fudan University, Shanghai
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Finance
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Spring 
 
Study and experience China's growing place in the world economy in this program tailored specifically for business and economics majors. The program also offers the chance to participate in an internship for academic credit or personal growth. You can study topics such as political economics of China, China economics and development, international trade, and many more.
 

China: Tsinghua University, Beijing
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
Language of Instruction: English or Chinese
Terms: Spring
 
Allow the dynamic, global city of Beijing to open the door to your future. This competitive program attracts the most promising economics students. Tsinghua is recognized internationally for excellence in teaching and research and offers courses such as Chinese Economy, Econometrics, Corporate Finance, and more.
 

Denmark: University of Copenhagen
 
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This is a great program for students with a strong background in economic theory, math, and econometrics. You may have the opportunity to take first year graduate level courses in economics for upper-division undergraduate credit provided you have the appropriate background. You may supplement your economics coursework with unique and captivating courses about Danish culture and society. 
 

France: University of Bordeaux 
 
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
Language of Instruction: French; English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This program gives you the opportunity to study economics from a French and international perspective. Take courses such as Global Economic Landscape, International Economics & Commerce, or European Economics. Economics courses can be found in the following departments: Economie, Sociologie, IEP, and DEFLE.
 

Germany: Free University Berlin
 
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: German
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Access a broad field of study with diverse and comprehensive course offerings in economics. Courses cover both contemporary and historical economics in the European Union, Germany, and the United States.
 

Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Take a wide range of courses at the University of Hong Kong, a highly ranked university both in Asia and nationally. The Faculty of Business & Economics is known for educating world-class leaders for the current global economy. 
 
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Econometrics, Finance, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Learn from experts in the field and on the forefront of economics research at University College Dublin (UCD), home to Ireland's leading economics department. UCD has a wide variety of classes to choose from spanning many topics within economics; you will also have the opportunity to learn using current events in Ireland as a case-study in regional and global economics.
 

Italy: University of Commerce Luigi Bocconi, Milan
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English or Italian
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This is a prestigious program with a global focus offering courses in accounting, decision sciences, finance, law, marketing, management, policy analysis, and public management. You will have the opportunity to work directly with professors on a self-designed research project. Internships in Milan may be possible in the summer following the spring term.
 

Japan: Keio University, Tokyo
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Econometrics, Finance, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English or Japanese
Terms: Year
 
The Department of Economics at Keio University is one of the leading economics departments in Japan and offers a variety of courses. Smaller class sizes are designed to put theory into practice and allow personal interaction with professors. Past students recommend joining social and sports clubs to further integrate into life abroad.
  
Netherlands: Business & Economics, Maastricht University
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This program gives you the opportunity to study economics through Problem-Based Learning. You should possess a strong background in quantitative analysis (completion of introductory calculus is recommended) and micro/macroeconomics. This is an advanced program which gives the unique experience of studying in an environment similar to graduate-level seminars at UC.
 
New Zealand: University of Auckland
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Economics courses are offered through the Auckland Business School which is consistently ranked among the top of its field in Australasia. Students are entitled to all services at the Business School's own Career Center.
 

Thailand: Thammasat University, Bangkok
 
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience living in a progressive economy while taking classes that combine economic theory and practice. Internships are also available in finance and marketing. With a combination of high-quality Thai instructors and respected visiting faculty, the Economics Department provides a strong, comprehensive learning experience.
  

UK-England: Summer School, London School of Economics
 
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer, Summer + Summer2
 
Gain a truly international experience studying alongside current and future leaders in finance and politics. The London School of Economics is one of the world's most prestigious universities offering challenging courses such as the History of Bubbles, the Economics of European Integration, and International Political Economy. You will have the opportunity to explore London through organized cultural excursions.
 

UK-Scotland: University of Glasgow
 
Sub-disciplines: Business Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Choose from a wide availability of classes in this lively and friendly Scottish University. Examples of course topics include Environmental Economics, Regional and Scottish Economics, International Trade and Finance, and more. The University has particularly strong coursework covering the economics of developing countries.
 

These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: economics