International Experience

Gain a global perspective through international study.

Our world is shrinking. Technology allows companies to build functional teams across continents, not just cubicles. Study abroad options offered through OBSS International Experience expand your worldview. Participants come home with much more than souvenirs; these experiences provide independence, resilience, and flexibility. In a competitive job market, international experience can help you stand out from other candidates.

OBSS International Experience offers a variety of options; in most cases, students can earn course credits.


A large group of students including many LSU Tigers pose for a group portrait at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It appears to be a cold day as many wear jackets. All are smiling and looking at the camera. A large crane appears in the background.


International Business Seminars

These short programs are offered during winter and summer break. Participating students can earn upper-level business credit. Seminars are faculty-led, sometimes by Ourso College professors.

Get more information about international study programs, contact  International Experience director, Laura Wiley.

2024 Summer Programs

Summer Iceland:
Location: Reykjavik
August 2 - 11, 2024


2024-25 Winter Programs 

Winter Europe Seminar:
Locations: London, Paris, and The Hague, The Netherlands
December 30, 2024 - January 12, 2025
Winter South Africa Seminar:
Locations: Cape Town, Pretoria, and Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
January 1-12, 2025

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Exchange Programs

Students can participate in semester- or year-long academic national or international exchange programs. Classes are taught in English, and students can choose from various business courses. The program is ideal for those entering their junior year in the fall. International exchange program locations include Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Otto von Guericke University, Radboud University, and EM Strasbourg Business School. In most cases, students who exchange through an LSU-sponsored program can pay LSU tuition while using TOPS and other financial aid or scholarships.


International Student Exchanges


Where do you want to geaux?

LSU has your ticket to explore the globe and broaden your academic horizons. Check out all the ways your can immerse yourself in international travel at LSU. 

LSU Academic Programs Abroad

Study Abroad Scholarships & Funding

Business Tigers Around the World

Two LSU students stand in front of the Eiffel Tower at night

Mary Deshotel (right, BS Marketing ’24) says working behind the scenes at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris was a highlight of the LSU Fashion in Paris program. This international experience was offered through LSU Academic Programs Abroad.

Studnets skiing in Coloarado

Students gain perspectives through a national exchange; Natalie Queyrouze (BS ITF) studied at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

 Goup of students in front of a government building in Madrid. They are crowded together to fit in the frame. It is a sunny day and all are smiling.

Tigers in Madrid

Group of students in front of Llopart winery sign in El Castos, Spain

Tigers visit Llopart winery in Barcelona, Spain 

Female student sit on rock side of road in Hong Kong

Tiger in Hong Kong


Contact Us

Laura Wiley

Director, International Experience
2800D Business Education Complex North

Office of Business Student Success

2000 Business Education Complex