WMU’s Haenicke Institute for Global Education reports that there was a 15% increase in the number of students who studied abroad during the 2014-2015 academic year. International student enrollment also grew by 9.8% during the same period. The 2015-2016 academic year should see a record number of business students study abroad.
In addition to supporting semester-long study abroad programs, the Haworth College of Business has developed business-specific, short-course study abroad programs, ranging from two to three weeks. The college currently offers courses in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Germany, India and Thailand.
All students who study abroad receive a scholarship from the Haworth College of Business to support their international experience. The college awarded more than $113,000 in scholarships in calendar year 2015 and expects to award $140,000 in 2016. These awards make study abroad more accessible for students.
The footprint of the business alumni community globally extends to more than 90 countries. With both alumni who studied at the college as international students and U.S. alumni living and working internationally, the alumni community across the globe has never been stronger.