Don't just study abroad once, do it multiple times
Last night my friend Guy Flouch, of EUNICAS, tweeted news of a new degree programme, run at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Radboud offer a range of degrees in English, but this programme caught my eye:
Students on this degree can split their time between university in the Netherlands and university in Canada, the University of Victoria specifically. These pathways are becoming increasingly popular, with students able to get the benefit of multinational study across some widely different cultures.
The World Bachelor of Business programme run by Bocconi, HKUST and the University of Southern California is very well established, and Minerva at KGI - where students move en masse to a new location every six months - is successfully disrupting the traditional university model. There’s also ESCP Europe and SP Jain School of Global Management, who do this in Europe and Asia respectively, and options to create your own programmes with Webster University and Long Island University, both of which have multiple campuses around the world.
Beyond this, here are some of my favourites:
Sciences Po in France offer a wide range of joint degrees, with options to add time in France to studies in the UK, USA or Australia: http://www.sciencespo.fr/college/en/academics/dual-degrees
Trinity College Dublin and Columbia are now in year 2 of this programme:
Creighton University’s Global Scholars Program allows students to base themselves in the US at Creighton’s campus in Nebraska and then also study in Australia, the Dominican Republic and two other locations.
Brock University in Canada have the option for business students to combine their degree with options in Ireland, Germany or France.
Many US universities make use of their international branch campuses, allowing students to spend their first year outside the US before completing the degree back in the US at the main campus:
Northeastern University are well-known for their NUin programme, with over a thousand of their incoming students starting off with a semester abroad as their intro to Northeastern https://www.northeastern.edu/nuin/destinations/
The College of William & Mary in Virginia and St Andrew’s University in Scotland have great success with this programme, a 2+2 pathway: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/study-options/ug/degree-routes/william-mary-joint/
Utrecht University has the option to also study in Rome, with LUISS: https://www.uu.nl/bachelors/en/international-business-economics-joint-programme-rome
On UCAS, Lancaster allow you to apply to study this degree, in partnership with Northeastern: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/international-business-management-america-bba-hons-n202/
Loyola in Chicago have partnered with their namesake in Andalusia to offer this 2+2 degree: https://www.luc.edu/quinlan/undergraduate/bbauseuropedoubledegree/
Combination of Law at the University of Sussex (UK) and BA Arts at Wilfrid Laurier (Canada): https://wlu.ca/programs/interdisciplinary/law-degree-uk-and-ba-laurier/index.html
Start in Japan and finish in either the USA or Austria, with this option at APU: http://en.apu.ac.jp/academic/page/content0298.html/?c=17
Global BA in International and Political Communication from Emerson College in Boston, USA: https://www.emerson.edu/academics/global-partnerships/franklin-university-switzerland/global-ba-international-and-political-communication
This is just a small sample of what is available, but with such innovation out there there’s certainly something for everyone!