Written by Lauren Tai, Class of 2017
Featuring Sabrina Chow and Dominique Nguyen, Class of 2017
While Study Away is the most popular way for Stern undergraduate students to go abroad, IBEX (International Business EXchange) provides undergraduates in their junior or senior year an opportunity to experience cultural and social life at a local university in another country.
Rather than studying abroad at an NYU campus, IBEX specifically offers Stern students a highly immersive experience by placing students who apply to top business schools abroad at one of 18 partner schools in countries that include Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Korea, The Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and Thailand. Courses taken through IBEX can complete major and minor requirements or can be approved for Stern and non-Stern elective credit.
For elective courses taken at the campuses, students gain the valuable opportunity to learn more about the culture of the host country and even have the option of taking language courses as well. To apply, students must be in their sophomore or junior year (have to be junior-standing to go abroad and must apply one year in advance), have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have the credit capacity to take at least two elective classes of 6-8 credits. The application process and information sessions take place in the beginning of each Fall semester, see online for more details.
Two students currently participating in IBEX for the Fall 2016 semester share their travels through photographs below: Sabrina Chow (Class of 2017) in Milan at Bocconi University and Dominique Nguyen (Class of 2017) in Hong Kong at the University of Hong Kong.
MILAN, Photos by Sabrina Chow
HONG KONG, Photos by Dominique Nguyen