** 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.
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Arnhem Business School (ABS) is part of HAN University (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), located in Arnhem, Netherlands. The University has a total enrollment of about 23,000 students, 6,000 of which study at ABS; sixty percent of those are from abroad. This exchange program allows students to gain international experience in Europe while maintaining enrollment at Stout and earning credit towards a degree in business. Arnhem offers an international business program especially designed for European, U. S. and other international students.
The school is situated in an important region for international trade and is one of Europe's prime economic locations. ABS is a medium-sized institution of higher education that provides higher professional education in English as well as in Dutch. The Arnhem Business School campus features an extensive library; state-of-the-art computer and multimedia facilities; on-campus bookstore, a seated auditorium and various lecture rooms. Most people in the Netherlands speak English fluently, which makes the transition to European culture easier. Students take a week of intensive Dutch on arrival and may continue to study Dutch language and culture as one of their subjects. For more information check out their website.
Buddy programme - Get in Touch with the Dutch (or those who know the Dutch)
If you would you like to meet local students to share your exchange experience, Arnhem can arrange an enthusiastic student to be your Buddy. Your Buddy will help you feel at home and help you become acquainted with the Dutch culture and way of life. He/she will also answer any questions you may have related to Arnhem Business School or the education system in The Netherlands.
Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
Arnhem is located on the Rhine River about 20 miles from the German border and is one hour from Amsterdam. Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin and other major European cities are also just a few hours away by train. Arnhem borders the Netherlands' largest national park and has many historic buildings, museums, theaters and sports clubs. Bicycling is the popular means of transportation and there are numerous bike paths in and around the city. The Korenmarkt in the center of the city is a popular plaza where students gather at outdoor cafes and discos at night. Arnhem is a students´ town, with an atmosphere of its own. There are student houses, theaters and cinemas which make it a lively place with plenty of opportunities for culture and relaxation. There are pop festivals, street music and pleasant restaurants. Its shopping district and Korenmarkt are famous in the region.
The ABS Exchange Course modules (courses) are taught entirely in English and cover a wide range of subjects in the fields of international business and management, marketing, corporate communication, finance, human resources, quality management, distribution and logistics. The semester is divided into two periods (quarters) each eight weeks long and students are graded on a combination of papers and exams. Students will take a total of 30 ECTS (15 credits) during the semester. You can find a list of the courses offered at this link.
Students can also choose to participate in the International Entrepreneurship Minor program. This program awards 15 credits (30ECTS) and covers topics such as business plan, project responsibilities, entrepreneurial skills, international marketing, business economics and international business.
Summer Program, "Doing Business in Europe": During this three week summer course, taught in English, students will follow classes on ‘Doing Business in Europe’ and participate in interactive workshops that focus on skills and personal development. By participating in the course, you will become acquainted with Dutch and other European cultures. You will also learn about European business policies and practices and develop the personal competences needed to do business in Europe. The course includes a trip and a Meet & Greet with local entrepreneurs.
Accommodation: Arnhem Business School facilitates furnished accommodation for its international students. Exchange students are usually housed together in the “Montevia” building at Bergstraat 280 in Arnhem. The Bergstraat (also known as “The Montevia Building”) was fully renovated 2014. The Montevia Building is located in the city centre of Arnhem. This complex is unique because of its central location in Arnhem, very close to the high street shopping area, bars and the central station (bus and train), overlooking the river Rhine and with easy access to the HAN campus. More information about housing can be found here.
Location: The central station is within walking distance (500 m). A train leave for the HAN campus every 30 minutes and a bus every 15 minutes. You can also bicycle to the HAN campus, which takes approximately 15 minutes. There is a bike shed on site.
Kitchen, Bathroom and Toilet Facilities: Each apartment has shared kitchen/living room, bathroom and a toilet. The kitchen has some equipment (such a microwave, a fridge, a vacuum cleaner and a cooking set).
Summer Program Accommodation: Students will be housed in self catering bungalows at the holiday resort “De Zeven Heuvelen” (“Seven Hills”). Each bungalow sleeps 6 in 3 double rooms (2 single beds per room) and has a communal bathroom, lounge and kitchen. For more information please visit their website.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in the Netherlands. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students will need to have a Residence Permit to study in the Netherlands. The current cost of a residence permit is €304. The International Office at Arnhem does a great job walking you through this process after you are accepted into their exchange program. A visa is not needed for the summer program.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the Netherlands. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in the Netherlands before or after the program.
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Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!
Financial Aid Office
210 Bowman Hall