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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan; Phuket, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type(s): Dormitory, Hostel/Hotel Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Language(s) of Instruction: English
Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Badge Opportunities: Career Development, Research Experience
Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Questionnaire & Clearance, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Asia Innovation Program
DESCRIPTIONUAC Entrepreneurship

Join the David Eccles School of Business for the 2018 Spring semester innovation in Asia Learning Abroad Program. This program is unique, as it is the University of Utah’s only semester-long study abroad program where students are taught by U of U faculty and receive U of U credits. In addition to earning a Certificate in Entrepreneurship, you will have the opportunity to explore South Korea, travel to Japan and China and spend spring break in Thailand.
Students will be assigned to a startup team tasked with co-creating a digital innovation. You will create collateral and deliverables, and learn the basic skills required to launch a new venture. And oh, did we mention? You will be there in South Korea during their hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics.


  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program courses 
  • Courses are subject to change
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites
During the Spring you will take the following 15 credit hours and participate in hands-on experiential learning to become a real inventor, innovator and entrepreneur:
  • ENTP 1010: Entrepreneurship & Society
  • ENTP 1020: Entrepreneurship & the Scientific Method
  • ENTP 2020: Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • ENTP 2020: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • COMM 1500: Introduction to Media Business and Ethics
*You will need to take 2 other courses (a total of 3 credit hours) in the preceding Fall semester, and following Summer semester to complete your certificate:
  • BUS/UGS/HON 3050: Innovation Roadmap
  • BUS/UGS/HON 3051: Innovation Scholar Portfolio


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Himeji Castle
    • China - Shanghai
    • Thailand - Spring Break in Phuket
    • South Korea - 2018 Winter Olympic Weekend Trips (additional cost) 


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.


  • Dr. Chris Wasden
    • Director/Professor
    • Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation, David Eccles School of Business


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.