|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Year (SH)||2014-2015||03/15/2014**||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.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior||Housing Options:||Residence Halls|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Internships Available:||No|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||Yes|
Arnhem Business School
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.
Location: 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.
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Students enroll in 4 modules (courses) most of which run for the whole semester Typically each module involves two hours of lecture and two hours of seminar work each week. Group work is often required and students are expected to take initiative and do research for reports and group assignments. The semester is divided into two periods (quarters) each eight weeks long. Students usually write a report or case study as well as take the exam for each period. Grades are based on both the papers and exam results. Students who successfully complete the 4 modules earn 12 transfer credits at Stout.
Summer Program, Doing Business in Europe: The first week of class starts with introductions to Dutch and European Culture and Economy, and is followed by a business case. The second week consists of different seminars covering topics in European Logisitcs, Consumer Behaviour and Buiness Law. An organized trip to Amsterdam and Arnhem are part of the Program and take place on Fridays.
Accomodation: Students mostly live in single rooms in off-campus student housing and share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Most students commute to campus by bicycles, which can be purchased cheaply in Arnhem. Bus service is also available. There is a self-serve restaurant on campus but students generally prepare breakfast and dinner at their residence. You can arrange housing for yourself before you arrive through a site provided by Arnhem.
Summer: Housing off-campus in shared housing on the basis of self-catering.
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 visa to study in the Netherlands. The current cost of a visa is €433. The Office of International Education can assist you with this process. 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.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.
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