Picking US college for studying abroad

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Hey guys,
I'm a current finance student at a target university in Australia for BB. I have strong academics, and relevant work experience. I'd initially want to work in IB in Australia, then later on try to switch to working in America and/or complete an MBA at a top US institution if required.
I'm currently planning to apply for study abroad in the US, for a year. Based on the partners my university offers, I can pick between the following options:

1) University of Pennsylvania- Would only be doing economics subjects under College of Arts & Sciences

2) University of Michigan- Would be doing primarily economics subjects under LSA, could potentially do 1-2 Ross finance courses

3) University of Texas at Austin- Would be doing primarily finance subjects in McCombs

4) Cornell University- Would be doing courses primarily in Industrial and Labour Relations, could do 2 finance courses through the Hotel school

5) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Would be doing finance courses primarily in Kenan Flagler

6) University of Virginia - Would be doing finance courses primarily in McIntire

7) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Would be doing finance courses primarily

Will the reputation of the uni I choose from this list have any influence on my resume, especially if applying for an MBA or working in America eventually? Or should I just aim to have a fun experience, and pick one with a good social life and lots of opportunities to experience college life? I need to list 6 prefences, so I need to cut 1 uni from this list, and rank them in order of what I want.

And one other question- I can choose to either go to one of these universities for an entire year, or go to two of these universities for one term each. What do you think would be better for my overall experience?

Comments (4)

Oct 6, 2018

I don't think study abroad really impacts your resume too much. Go somewhere cool. Or somewhere where you can network.

Oct 6, 2018

It will be cool just to say that you went to Cornell or Penn to study abroad

Oct 6, 2018

UTA or UVA. Good schools with good social life.

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Oct 8, 2018

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