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International Programs

GlobeAs companies expand their international reach, they are focusing on job candidates with a global perspective.   James Madison University and the College of Business offer several opporunities for JMU students to study abroad, and for international students to study in the JMU CIS program.

Study Aboard Programs for JMU CIS Students


JMU in Antwerp: COB 300 for Business Majors

Semester in Antwerp, Belgium

  • Study principles of business in a European context, and earn a Concentration in European Business (Fall and Spring). As part of your program of study, you will take trips to France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, England, and, of course, Belgium. You will visit businesses, governmental institutions, and cultural sites as part of the program.
  • No foreign language needed. All course instruction is in English. Students will stay in apartments near the historic University of Antwerp, just a short train ride away from Brussels, the heart of the European Union. Even though Flemish is the official language of Antwerp, English is spoken everywhere.

JMU in Antwerp:Summer Program

This program is open to both business majors and non-business majors. Study in Belgium this summer and earn six hours of business courses. You will be enrolled in MKTG 460 (Global Marketing) and COB 301 (European Integration, Culture and History). Students live in apartments near the University of Antwerp, and participate in organized field trips to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey, Salzburg in Austria, (birthplace of Mozart and filming location of The Sound of Music) Munich, Germany,and other cities throughout Belgium.

JMU Summer Semester in Beijing: Chinese Business Studies Minor

Experience lives in China – the heart of the world’s hottest economy. You will explore China’s 5000 years of history, its rich culture, its political and economic reforms, modern business envi- ronment and live at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestig- ious institutions. And you will earn a Chinese Business minor in the process!

Other Study Abroad Programs for JMU Students


JMU CIS Program for International Students


International Students: Admission to JMU CIS Program

International students are welcome to apply to admission to James Madision University.  The CIS program is very welcoming to international students wishing to pursue a career in the IT industry.