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Rising Sophomore Summer Study Abroad Program in the Developing World

Led by Tulane faculty, this 4-5 week program will offer students the core course in finance for the BSM (FINE 3010) and a course on Globalization (ISIB 1010).  Fully subsidized by the Altman program, students will have the opportunity to explore as a group the cultural and business practices of a region where they would be unlikely to do their junior year study abroad.

As part of the Summer Program, ISIB 1010 is structured as a lens through which students will see and experience first-hand how the global issues are played out in a specific part of the world. For the first three years, the summer study abroad program was held in Costa Rica. Currently, it is held in Vietnam. The course also pays particular attention to how culture interrelates with and affects all communicative processes, including business ones:  being able to communicate across cultures is imperative to our ability to function in a diverse workplace, city, and world.  The course’s mandatory service learning component allows them to observe first hand how cultural, national, and socioeconomic identities shape communication.

The Altman Program covers all costs of this summer program.


Cohort 2017 Scholar in Vietnam

Full-Immersion Junior Year Study Abroad Programs

All Altman scholars spend a full year studying at a university in a region where the language they have chosen to study is spoken. While abroad, they learn how to interact in environments that are culturally, linguistically, socially, politically and economically very different from their own. Encountering and making sense of those differences while learning to live, study, work and thrive under them is an essential and meaningful component of the Program. Many times, it is also a defining moment in students’ development as individuals, scholars, and professionals.

Altman staff work closely with faculty and administrators in the School of Liberal Art's Center for Global Education and the A.B. Freeman School of Business's International Programs Office in order to identify programs abroad in which students can undertake coursework in their target language while also making progress towards the completion of their degrees. Each student will work closely with Altman staff and advisors in the CGE and the Business School to select the programs that meet their academic needs and personal interests.

In order to get started, students can review the Altman Guide to Study Abroad.

All students are required to take classes in their target language alongside other local university students and generally have the opportunity to live with a family. Students are not permitted to attend “island programs” where students enroll in specially designed courses for U.S. students, and the Altman Program regularly evaluates its abroad programs to ensure that a maximum degree of immersion is obtained. All abroad programs are also approved by the Office of Study Abroad and the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

Altman-approved Study Abroad Programs:

  • Chinese-speaking countries – China (Beijing)
  • French-speaking countries – France (Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Nice, Paris, Rheims, Strasbourg) and Morocco (Rabat)
  • German-speaking countries – Austria (Innsbruck and Vienna) and Germany (Berlin, Hohenheim,  Jena, Koblenz)
  • Italian-speaking countries – Italy (Bologna, Milan, Rome, Venice)
  • Portuguese-speaking countries – Brazil (Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo) and Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Spanish-speaking countries – Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago), Colombia (Bogotá), Mexico (Monterrey), Peru (Lima) and Spain (Madrid)

Students receive a $2,000 stipend to help offset study abroad expenses.