Study Away Programs in Economics
Economics faculty and students have participated in study away programs in Russia and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Europe, and Western Europe. Outside of our departmental foreign study offerings, students often arrange study away programs with other departments or on their own. In addition to the programs described on this page, we encourage students of economics to explore one of the fifteen other study abroad and exchange experiences that take students to six continents.
Study Away China
The Economics Department is proud to announce its participation in the annual Fall term study away program in China. The program includes a three week educational tour of China that in recent years has featured visits to Beijing, the Great Wall, Xian, Dunhuang, Tibet, Chengdu, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Guilin, and Huangshan. The program also includes a home stay experience and a number of field trips in and around Suzhou. Full Furman credit is earned for all three classes as well as three Cultural Life Program credits.
Study Away Western Europe
In alternate years, the Economics department participates in the Fall Term European Study Away program. This program begins with a tour of Ireland and Scotland, and continues with a five-week stay in London, followed by a period of study on the continent focusing on the European Union. Students travel with faculty members to cities within the EU such as Brussles and Strasbourg, for briefings with government officials and visits to various commercial, financial and political institutions.
Study Away India
Recognizing India's historical and contemporary significance in the world, the Economics Department is participating in the inaugural launch of a Study Away program to India that provides opportunity for Furman students to learn from across various disciplines and to cultivate intellectual exchanges with Indian students, scholars, artists, activists, and business leaders. The trip will center in a few hub cities from where the group will make excursions to rural and urban architectural, commercial, environmental, historical, and industrial locations.
Study Away Charleston
The Department of Economics offers a study away program in Charleston, South Carolina, most summer terms (jointly with Business and History). With one of the most vibrant ports in North America, Charleston offers unparalleled opportunities for students to explore aspects of both international and domestic commerce. Because this program involves both a classroom experience and an internship with a local Charleston business, students will gain not only an academic credit towards graduation but also practical business experience in one of the South's most charming cities.
Study Away Australia
Although Furman creates and runs the vast majority of its own study abroad options, we do have an affiliation with Australearn, a consortium of 20 universities in Australia and New Zealand. The variety of universities involved is a major attraction of this program: you can study in the ultra-urban environments of Sydney or Melbourne, along the Goldcoast or in the Outback. The vibrancy of the Australian economy has made this a natural fit for economics majors. This program is available to students in most academic terms.