Undergrad Exchange in US/Europe
I'm a finance/economics undergrad at a go8 uni in Australia whose looking at going on exchange next year for 1 semester.
I am looking at going to either US or Europe.
Is it worth considering which schools are the best or is it irrelevant given I'm only there for 1 semester? If it is relevant, which of the schools I've listed have the best reputation? If it isn't, then which do you think will give me the best overall experience?
I want to pursue a career in IB and if I can work overseas. Do large financial services or IB in US/Europe ever take on exchange students for a short-term internship? If not, would smaller firms consider exchange students? (FWIW I have an expired UK passport)
I don't speak any languages other than English atm, but I'd be open to learning a new language.
Schools I am eligible to apply for include:
US - Penn State, Kansas State, North Carolina State, Boston College, Indiana Uni Bloomington, Purdue Uni, University of Vermont
UK - Queen Mary ULondon, UBristol, ULeeds, Nottnigham, USheffield, UC Dublin, Loughborough
France - IEPG, Limoges
Germany - Free University Berlin, UMunich, Humboldt University Berlin
Italy - Bocconi
Netherlands - Maastricht, Utrecht, Free University Amsterdam
Switzerland - USt Gallen
Scandanavia - Copenhagen Business School, Aarhus, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Admin