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Study Abroad FAQs

How do I apply?

Robins School majors (accounting, business administration, and economics‐business) apply for study abroad using the online application found on the International Education office (IE) website.

Where can I obtain the Robins School list of international partner universities?

The list of approved Robins School international partner schools can be found on the international business website.  Hard copies are located in the Center for International Business Programs suite, Q291.

How can I learn more about the study abroad application process?

All students who have declared or who intend to declare a major in accounting, business administration, or economics-business are required to attend a study abroad information session for Robins School majors in addition to the information sessions conducted by International Education (IE).  Dates, times, and locations for study abroad information sessions for fall study abroad are posted on the international business programs web page, in Spiderbytes, and on TV monitors across campus.  For spring study abroad, contact Ms. Fae Bell, International Business Programs Coordinator, at to schedule an information session.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Dr. Thomas J. Cossé, Associate Dean for International Programs in the Robins School is the primary advisor for study abroad for business students.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cossé, contact Ms. Fae Bell and/or Ms. Kim Duren

When are applications due?

The deadline for fall and full-year programs is typically late January or the first week in February.  The deadline for spring applications is mid- to late September.  Refer to the IE website for exact dates.

How long does it take to find out if I have been accepted and how will I be notified?

Typically decisions are made three weeks after the application deadline; however, fall semester decisions for business students can take longer due to size of applicant pools for fall study abroad.  Preliminary letters of acceptance for business students are sent out via email from Dr. Thomas Cossé prior to receiving notification via the on-line application system.  The host school will send out a formal letter of acceptance once your application has been approved by the Robins School.  Acceptance packages with instructions and information are sent out by IE.

What if I want to study abroad during the summer semester?

Summer study abroad programs require registration on this page.

A list of programs can be found on the International Education office website under summer programs. Students wishing to take business or economics classes abroad during the summer should complete a Study Abroad Course Approval form for the Robins School and bring it to the Center for International Business Programs in the Robins School, Q291, for approval or you may email the completed form to

Center for International Business Programs

Robins School of Business
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Associate Dean for International Business Programs
Thomas Cossé, Ph.D.
Queally 291A
(804) 289-8572

International Business & Residencies Coordinator
Fae Bell
Queally 291B
(804) 287-6651