Global Study

Babson Around the World

The world of business is international, and Babson positions you to tackle your next entrepreneurial opportunity from anywhere. Get a jump start on learning a diverse set of best business practices through Babson’s exciting global study, consulting, and service opportunities. The Glavin Office of International Education can guide you on your journey, from a term abroad to a Fulbright grant.

Semester Abroad

Spend a semester studying in France, Italy, Spain, or China. Immerse yourself in the rich cultures and traditions of another country, practice your intercultural communication skills, and build your global network—all while earning elective credits toward your degree. You also can collaborate with foundations, nonprofits, governments, and NGOs to advance global education.

HEC School of Management


ESADE Business School


IE University


SDA Bocconi School of Management


Tsinghua University, School of Economics & Management


University of St. Gallen


Electives Abroad

Learn how to conduct business at the global level with international entrepreneurs and leaders. The world is your classroom when you enroll in an elective abroad program. Offered during break periods, you’ll complete pre- and post-work and have the opportunity to enjoy seven to 10 days of international travel, all while earning three degree credits. Travel with Babson’s expert faculty, applying coursework in Entrepreneurship, Design Practices, Startupp/International Strategy, and Global Brand Management in real-world situations.

You’ll move beyond the typical tourist experience with:

  • Faculty-curated cultural tours
  • Exclusive company site visits
  • Conversations and consulting opportunities with global business leaders
  • Collaboration with students at universities around the world
  • Connections with global alumni networks

This experience, tied together with the world-class classroom experience you can expect with all of your Babson MBA elective courses, will position you as an entrepreneurial leader with a global mindset.

My trip to Milan was simply incredible. I learned a tremendous amount about the culture within the city and the intricacies of how business is done on a day-to-day basis.
William Lohr MBA’19
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MSEL Global Experience

A key learning experience of the MSEL program is to take part in an exciting international opportunity exclusively designed for the program. The Global Entrepreneurship Experience course provides the chance to work as entrepreneurial leaders in a global setting as you collaborate with a diverse group of innovators. Past excursions have included China, Chile, Israel, and Tanzania, among others.

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International Consulting Experience

Join a team of international experts to tackle real-world consulting projects and collaborate on areas such as marketing plans, industry analysis, and business development. Immerse yourself in the culture, economy, and business trends. Connect with industry leaders, create client presentations, and build international work experience—while earning 3 credits toward your degree.
Opportunities range from hospitality to next-generation medical device companies, with students developing strategies for everything from capital funding to digital and social media and beyond.

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Babson is recognized for international study abroad by the prestigious IIE Open Doors report. We rank no. 2 for the total number of students participating in education abroad, no. 1 for the number of students in short-term programs, and no. 2 for the number of students in mid-length programs (2019–2020). Additionally, Babson ranked No. 7 for number of international students (2020–2021).

Service Immersion Trips

Interested in traveling abroad to somewhere like El Salvador, Tanzania, or Guatemala during your winter or spring break? Noncredit Service Immersion Trips help you get involved with communities in need through projects like Habitat for Humanity or teaching high school students in the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA). Develop your leadership skills and foster civic engagement.

Babson Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Fulbright Grant

JerDrema (Dreme) Flynt M.Ed., MBA’22 was awarded the renowned Fulbright grant to teach English in South Africa. She also is launching her own venture, Growing Hands, a platform dedicated to serving Black and Brown people on their natural hair journey.

“My background is in education, nonprofit, and activism. So, this Fulbright really mixes together my world of thinking about education, traveling, and business and entrepreneurship for kids. … One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned at Babson is I have more power within myself than I thought I did.”

Centers & Institutes Global Opportunities

Get involved with our cutting-edge centers and institutes to participate in focused, mission-driven, global projects. Take advantage of international networking and study options offered through the Institute for Social Innovation, the Blank Center, and the Frank & Eileen™ Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (F&E CWEL). Get connected with Babson around the world.

Get a Global Experience at Babson

Grow your global network and foster friendships that will last you a lifetime at Babson College. Begin your application today.

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