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Welcome from the Dean
Introduction Where can I go? Canada, Edmonton Canada, Sydney Cyprus, Nicosia Denmark, Ă…arhus Denmark, Herning France, Clermont-Ferrand France, Marseille France, Paris France, Paris France, Toulouse Finland, Turku Finland, Kajaani Germany, Berlin Germany, Cologne Germany, Mannheim Germany, Koblenz Germany, Mainz Italy, Castellanza Spain, Madrid The Netherlands, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Groningen The Netherlands, Rotterdam The Netherlands, Deventer and Enschede Switzerland, Zurich Turkey, Istanbul United States of America, Boston United States of America, Oklahoma United States of America,Tulsa
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What do I do next?
Frequently asked questions
Why work abroad?
Don't just take our word for it
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welcome to New Horizons from the Dean of Aberdeen Business School, Professor Rita Marcella
English, however there may be an opportunity to learn a second language once you are at your exchange institution. We have many years experience with European partner institutions and have developed strong links with major international employers to provide placement opportunities, which enhances your CV and future employability - something we take very seriously.
An international study exchange or work placement is a great opportunity to meet new people and experience new cultures. Students on the majority of our undergraduate degree programmes have an opportunity to study or work abroad as part of their course. Exchange programmes are an excellent forum for selfimprovement. They help to build confidence, motivation and transferable skills.
I hope that you will take the time to read this brochure carefully and that it inspires you to increase your own international experience.
The exchanges do not always require a second language as many courses are delivered in
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Introduction What is Study Abroad with ABS? Most undergraduate programmes at Aberdeen Business School include the opportunity for a period of study abroad with one of our carefully chosen International partners. The study abroad period is an integrated part of your course - so all of the credits you achieve at our partner institution count towards your RGU degree -and without any loss of time. Most students are eligible and entry to the programme depends upon your academic record so far and your motivation to make the best of your time abroad. There are 2 major types of programmes, Erasmus and non-Erasmus.
WHY SHOULD I GO ABROAD? Going abroad to study or work could be one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of your course. The experience, new friends, a different country and its culture and language - these, and many other factors, can make it an unforgettable experience!
Erasmus is the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students and is part of the Life Long Learning Programme. With Erasmus you could study for 3-12 months in another European country and receive a grant to help you with the costs. You may be able to apply to go abroad for a minimum of 1 semester and a maximum of 2 semesters (depending upon the course you are taking), and you can take part in it even if you don’t speak a foreign language! Usually this will take place in year two or three. There is also an Erasmus programe which supports placements in Europe - grants are available and it is possible to undertake a study abroad period and a placement within the Erasmus programme. Unfortunately, the scheme is only open to students who are EU citizens or have permanent resident status.
WHERE CAN I GO? Where you go depends on the course you are studying. Each participating course has its own partner Universities in different countries. Most of the courses have more than one partner University so that you can choose which programme is most suitable for you.
International students may be able to take part in the NonErasmus programme (along with EU citizens) with our partners usually outside Europe, subject to the normal visa regulations. For this exchange there is no grant support. Many of our partners operate a fee-waiver scheme which means that you continue to pay your fees to RGU as usual (e.g. by SAAS funding or international fees), and will just pay costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence in the host country. A small number of our partners do charge fees and this is noted in the brochure. All of the partners in the non-Erasmus programme teach in English.
“It really is something anyone can do and should be taken up while the opportunity is there” Deborah O’Mullane BA(Hons) International Hospitality Management.
This brochure illustrates the various partners ABS has. Each partner institution has its own section to give you a clear overview of what your possibilities are and each destination has a short introduction to the country and area where the partner school is based so that you can decide where you want to have the time of your life! Currently the courses which include the opportunity for foreign study are: BA(Hons) Management with Marketing BA(Hons) Management with HRM BA(Hons) Management with Economics BA(Hons) Management with Finance BA(Hons) Retail Management BA(Hons) International Tourism Management BA(Hons) International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) International Business Management
These programmes offer you an additional educational and cultural experience which is part of your accredited qualification. It enhances your CV as many employers like to have graduates with some international experience so students who undertake such programmes will widen their employment opportunities after their course.
BA(Hons) Law and Management LLB Law BA(Hons) Communication with Public Relations BA(Hons) Media BA(Hons) Journalism BA(Hons) Events Management BA(Hons) Fashion Management Remember where you go does not always depend on the languages you speak. Many courses will be taught in English and many institutions will also offer a language course that can be followed to help you assimilate into the local community.
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where can i go?
1 Canada, Edmonton, University of Alberta 1 Canada, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton University 2 Cyprus, Nicosia, European University of Cyprus 3 Denmark, Aarhus, (Århus) University of Aarhus 3 Denmark, Herning, TEKO 4 France, Clermont-Ferrand, ESC Clermont-Ferrand 4 France, Marseille, Euromed Management 4 France, Paris, Advancia - Negocia 4 France, Paris, ESCE Paris
5 Finland, Kajaani, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences 6 Germany, Berlin, Berlin School of Economics and Law 6 Germany, Cologne, The European University of Applied Sciences 6 Germany, Mannheim, The University of Mannheim 6 Germany, Koblenz, The University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Koblenz 6 Germany, Mainz, Fachhochschule Mainz University Of Applied Sciences 7 Italy, Castellanza, Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC)
9 The Netherlands, Groningen, Hanze University 9 The Netherlands, Rotterdam, INHOLLAND University 9 The Netherlands, Saxion, University of Applied Sciences 10 Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich University of Applied Sciences 11 Turkey, Istanbul, Boğaziçi University 12 United States of America, Boston, Boston University 12 United States of America, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University 12 United States of America,Tulsa, Oklahoma, The University of Tulsa
8 Spain, Madrid, University CEU San Pablo
4 France, Toulouse, ESC Toulouse 5 Finland, Turku, University of Applied Sciences
9 The Netherlands, Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences 5
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HOUSING University halls of residence
University of Alberta
WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management with programmes International Business Management
Founded a century ago, the University of Alberta is one of the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving more than 47,000 students and staff. These come from all Canadian provinces and territories and also more than 137 countries from around the world. Created – in the words of its first president, Henry Marshall Tory – “for the uplifting of the whole people,” the University of Alberta is committed to inspiring the human spirit through
outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship and building one of the world’s great universities for the public good. The 5 different campuses scattered all over the region have more than 300 different students groups for almost every area of student interest. The largest group, which is the Dance Club, has been going strong since 1957 with over 1,800 members.
Canada, Sydney, Novia Scotia Cape Breton University
FUNDING This exchange is not available on a ‘fee waiver’ system, therefore you pay fees to the host institution, and you must pay for travel and accommodation. An Erasmus grant is not available for this exchange For more information on the university visit www. ulberta.ca For more information about Edmonton visit www.edmonton.ca
LANGUAGE English HOUSING University halls of residence WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management with programmes International Business Management International Tourism Management International Hospitality Management
Discover a world of opportunity. Invest in a Cape Breton University education for your period of study abroad. Rooted in a solid academic tradition, and poised to explore the frontiers of creative and scientific innovation, Cape Breton University inspires personal and professional excellence. The university’s distinctive blend of international degree, diploma and certificate programs allows students to pursue dynamic fields of study and to design a university education ideally suited for success in liberal arts, business, science, and technology. Cape Breton University is the perfect
fit for students who want to study abroad, or for those looking to enhance their skills or develop new areas of expertise. Cape Breton University is located near Sydney in Canada. The campus is near the town and has accommodation for students. The Student Union, library, sport facilities, computer centre and many other facilitates are on campus. This location would be ideal for those who like a rural environment with a rich celtic culture.
FUNDING This exchange is available on a ‘fee waiver’ system, therefore you pay no fees to the host institution, but you must pay for travel and accommodation. An Erasmus grant is not available for this exchange For more information about the university visit: www.cbu.ca For more information about Sydney visit: http://sydney. capebretonisland.com/
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European University Of Cyprus
HOUSING University halls or agencies WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1 or 2 or 1 & 2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Retail Management International Tourism Management International Hospitality Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant
Cyprus is an Island that is divided into two parts, Greek and Turkish. Nicosia, the capital city, has influences from both cultures. Nicosia is located in the South of Cyprus (the Greek side) and in the middle of the country, but not too far away from beach resorts. The official language of this part of Cyprus is Greek, but English is widely used and understood. Apart from the unique places of interest left from the ancient times with memories of many generations, the present Nicosia is a dynamic metropolitan city with highly developed
infrastructure and an attractive modern look. The uniqueness of such combination makes the capital of Cyprus a place worth knowing and certainly a place worth visiting! The European University of Cyprus has a wide selection of courses to offer. This college selects its students on quality and not on numbers. This guarantees a high level of education, and has resulted in various memberships of international associations.
For more information about the university visit www.euc.ac.cy For more information about Nicosia visit www.cyprusnicosia.com
Denmark, Aarhus (Århus)
University of Aarhus
HOUSING Halls of residence WHEN YOU CAN GO Semesters 2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY LLB Law Law and Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the university visit www.au.dk/en For more information about Aarhus visit www.visitaarhus.com
Aarhus was founded over 1,000 years ago as a Viking settlement at the mouth of the river. The town first began developing in approximately 1900, when industrial growth attracted rural populations into the town. Aarhus is described as a “young” town due to the relatively large population of younger inhabitants. Aarhus is a lively town with many cultural attractions on offer, both for locals and guests. Almost all types of art and culture are represented here.
The University believes in the growing importance of students and researchers having an international dimension in their education or work and is a strong supporter of international mobility. With connections all around the world, the University of Aarhus offers a warm welcome to its guests from abroad. The Business School is EQUIS accredited and Aarhus University will be of particular interest to ABS Law students.
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LANGUAGE English HOUSING University halls of residence
WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Fashion Management FUNDING Erasmus grant available For more information about the university visit: www.teko.dk
TEKO is Scandinavia’s Largest design and business academy within the fashion and lifestyle industry. More than 1100 students are currently enrolled in the vocational or Academy Profession (AP) Degree programmes within the areas of fashion and textiles, as well as furniture and furnishings. With a wide range of further education and consultancy services, the TEKO Knowledge Centre and the entrepreneurial house ‘TEKO Seeds’ offer new knowledge and advice to
companies, employees and entrepreneurs within the industry. At TEKO you can enrol as a student in one of the International AP Degree Programmes, where all classes are taught in English.
For more information about Herning visit: www.herning.dk
The TEKO University is located near the city of Herning. It’s a small city with an estimated population of 45,470 people. Herning has a lot to offer. It hosts 3 buildings which where designed by Jørn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House.
France, Clermont-Ferrand ESC Clermont-Ferrand
LANGUAGE French or English HOUSING Limited availability at university and agencies WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of Stage 2 ELIGIBILITY Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance International Business Management
Clermont-Ferrand is a large University town with some 35,000 students. Situated in the heart of the Auvergne Volcano National Park, Clermont-Ferrand enjoys an exceptional location where all sorts of outdoor activities can be enjoyed. ESC Clermont-Ferrand is recognised worldwide for its high level of education and the strong links the school has with international companies. This school of management aims to let students graduate with the highest level of education possible and they are constantly improving their courses. Optional language courses are offered by the University before the start of the first semester to help you assimilate into the French community. There are many leisure time activities in Clermont-Ferrand. You
can either choose to fill in your spare time yourself, or you can join one of the many trips that are organised by the University. The city hosts many sporting events, but even if you don’t like sports, this city offers enough to spend your free time with your new friends. The nightclubs, bars and cinemas are almost countless and are very lively. ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management is one of the elite French “Grande Ecoles.” Many of the 6,500 alumni hold posts of responsibility in companies in France and around the world. This long-standing success is due to the culture of innovation and constant striving for excellence. This has been recognized with accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
FUNDING Erasmus grant. Housing benefits may also be awarded by French authorities For more information about the university visit www.univ-bpclermont. fr/ For more information about Clermont-Ferrand visit www.clermont-fd. com
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LANGUAGE English and/or French
HOUSING Halls of residence, Housing grant may be available from French government
WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 ELIGIBILITY Retail Management Management Management with Economics Management with Finance International Business Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant
Euromed Management possesses indisputable assets: An exceptional setting in the Provence region, nestled between sea and mountains, in a region of rich cultural history at the heart of the Marseille-Luminy Science and Technology Park. A geographical location in which you can benefit from the surrounding natural environment to enjoy top level sports facilities, with Marseille town centre not too far away; accessible via an efficient public transportation network. By selecting Euromed Management, you will discover Southern Europe within an exceptional teaching, cultural and economic environment. Euromed Management offers a wide range of courses delivered in English for non French-speaking students.
Created 2600 years ago, Marseille is a great cultural city and it still is one of the biggest cultural centres in the south of France. With the train, the bus or with the tramway you can get to the university and any other place in and around Marseille. Course Belsunce, Marseille cathedral and Place de Lenche-these are some of the few museums, cathedrals and theatres available for visiting. In the harbour of Marseille you can take the boat to one of the two small islands, called Château d’lf and the Frioul islands, with small villages and castles on it.
For more information about the university visit: www.euromedmanagement.com For more information about Marseille visit: www.marseille-tourisme. com
Marseille is also known for it’s great sporting facilities. Climbing and diving are especially popular. The hills and mountains around Marseille provide good areas to climb.
LANGUAGE English or French
Advancia - Negocia
As the capital of France, Paris has a lot of opportunities to offer students. The school is located in the Montparnasse district on the left bank of the River Seine. This area is well known for its bars, restaurants, cinemas, bookshops, department stores and small stores. The school hosts about 100 International and European students each year. Paris is known for the designer shops, excellent nightlife and the sports events hosted every year, but also has a lot more to offer. The several districts are all different, each having its own cultural identity. You can visit the famous attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Sacre Coeur, les catacombes and much more. Making friends is very easy at the local sport clubs and there is a lot of interaction between the students. National and International students socialise together a great deal. Advancia is a business school of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry dedicated to entrepreneurship.
HOUSING Housing grant may be avaliable WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management International Business Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the university visit www.advancia.fr For more information about Paris visit www. paris.org
The University is in the city centre and is convenient for urban transport.
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LANGUAGE English or French
HOUSING French grant may be avaliable
ESCE Paris is located at the heart of the Paris-La Défense district, which is home to the headquarters of the biggest French and international companies. The Hauts de Seine administrative département boasts more than 27,000 small and medium sized enterprises and hosts the largest number of exporting firms in France.
WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1 or 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance International Business Management
Each year ESCE welcomes more than 250 international students-that is nearly 20% of its student body. More than 30 nationalities are represented, which lends the ESCE campus a very rich cultural diversity. Everything has been done to make ESCE a forum for ideas open to students of all backgrounds or origins.
FUNDING Erasmus Grant Housing benefits may also be awarded by the French authorities
The International Relations Department is responsible for facilitating the integration of international students into the ESCE student body and providing them with all the help they need to ensure their experience goes smoothly. This may entail helping them prepare their curriculum, making arrangements for lodging, greeting students upon their arrival, providing advice in administrative matters and supporting students throughout their stay.
For more information about the university visit www.esce.fr For more information about Paris visit www. paris.org
LANGUAGE French or English
HOUSING French grant may be avaliable WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1 or 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance International Business Management
ESC Toulouse is one of the best Grande Ecoles in France. Almost all their exchange courses will be taught in English, as well as French.
number of students outside Paris and is close to the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean.
The leisure time activities in Toulouse are endless. The lively student life makes Toulouse a dynamic city and the number of international visitors is very high. The city boasts the biggest cathedral in Europe, there are a lot of outdoor concerts, and students who like art can visit the Hotel d’Assezat where they have an impressive art collection. If you are interested in air transport you should not miss the Air exhibition. Toulouse has the largest
Candidates for the Grande Ecoles need reliable points of reference in choosing their future framework of studies. The three international accreditations-EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA-awarded to Toulouse Business School, veritable certificates of academic excellence, are the guarantee of the world-class quality of its programmes and the assurance for its future graduates of a successful launch into professional life.
FUNDING Erasmus Grant Housing benefits may also be awarded by the French authorities For more information about the university visit www.esc-toulouse.fr For more information about Toulouse visit www. cict.fr/toulouse
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Finland, Turku University of Applied Sciences
HOUSING Housing offered by university WHEN YOU CAN GO: Semester 1 or 2 of stage 2 or semester 1 & 2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY: Management International Hospitality Management International Business Management FUNDING: Erasmus Grant Available For more information about the university visit www.turkuamk.fi
Turku University of Applied Sciences is an internationally oriented multi disciplinary institution of higher education that enjoys an excellent location in South West Finland. Turku University of Applied Sciences (or Turunammattikorkeakoulu in Finnish) is located in the beautiful and historical city of Turku and five other municipalities in Southwest Finland. The population of Turku is 175,000 and 20% of those are students. Turku is a vibrant city with many
attractions and a lot of festivals and many other events. TUAS, as it now is, was established in 1996 and it is financially maintained by the City of Turku.
For more information about Turku visit www.turku.fi
Students studying stage 1 International Hospitality Management are offered the chance to truly internationalise their experience within a special E.U. funded programme spending one semester in Finland and a year at Oklahoma State University, USA.
LANGUAGE English or Finnish
HOUSING University halls
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1 or 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance International Tourism Management International Business Management The historic city of Kajaani was founded in 1651. Kajaani is also known as the city of sport including winter sports which are very popular all over Finland. There are hiking paths and skiing tracks, but students who prefer indoor sports can visit one of the many leisure centres. There is also a 9 hole golf course just outside the city and a lot of bars and clubs for the late night hours.
Winters in Kajaani will be cold, but can be a lot of fun as well. Christmas time is very special with many Finnish traditions. The temperatures during the summer can rise up to 30 degrees, and gives you the opportunity to swim in one of the many lakes.
FUNDING Erasmus Grant
At Kajaani University of Applied Sciences there are two English taught degree programmes: International Business and Tourism.
For more information about Kajaani visit www.kajaani.fi
For more information about the university visit www.kajak.fi
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LANGUAGE English or German
School of Economics and Law
HOUSING Assistance is given with housing. WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with Economics Management with Finance International Business Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant
For many years, the Berlin School of Economics and Law has been establishing a raft of competences to give its graduates the best possible career opportunities. New degree programmes have been designed and launched together with experts from business and industry associations. The University is regularly ranked among the top institutions in the best-known ratings. In the current CHE survey, the Berlin School of
Economics and Law has been singled out for its excellence in several fields. The Berlin School of Economics and Law is also a member of AASCB International. The Berlin School of Economics and Law has firm roots in Berlin, an exciting cosmopolitan and international city. Moreover, Berlin is one of the leading academic locations in the world, with a tradition shaped by such key figures as Humboldt and Einstein.
For more information about the University visit: www.hwr-berlin.de For more information about Berlin visit www.visitberlin.de
LANGUAGE German or English
The European University of Applied Sciences
HOUSING Assistance given to find housing. WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Retail Management Management with Economics Management with Finance International Business Management
EUFH is a state-approved private university of applied sciences. The overall aim of EUFH is to prepare its students for a career in middle management. Seminar groups at EUFH consist of about 20 to 25 students and even less than that in language classes and project work. Thus, EUFH encourages intensive studying in order to maximise the individual performance of each student. EUFH also offers a number of extra-curricular activities, for example campus parties, collective sport and cultural activities and close interaction between students, lecturers and administration
staff, which clearly contributes to the positive atmosphere at EUFH. Almost 10 million people live in and around Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany. Berlin, Hamburg and Munich are easily accessible by train. Cologne is the major cultural centre of the Rhineland has more than 30 different museums in and around the city. You can also visit the Cologne Cathedral (Kรถlner Dom) or the university of Cologne This is one of the oldest universities in Europe.
FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the university visit: www.eufh.de For more information about Cologne visit: www.bruehl.de
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Germany, Mannheim The University of Mannheim
LANGUAGE English and German HOUSING Halls of residence WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1&2 of stage 3
The University of Mannheim is considered one of the most beautiful universities in Germany. It is mainly located in Mannheim’s palace - the largest baroque palace in Germany and the second biggest in the world. Within the project “Renaissance of the Baroque Palace” many lecture halls and libraries have been redecorated and provided with modern technical equipment. The campus of the University of Mannheim is very centrally located. The Business School of the University of Mannheim belongs to the elite group of business schools in the world that are accredited by the three major international accreditation bodies.
Only 33 institutions, have successfully completed the strict accreditation tests set by the three most important organizations AMBA (London/UK), AACSB International (Tampa/USA) and EQUIS (Brussels/Belgium). Until now the Business School of the University of Mannheim is the only institution in the German speaking region with this sought after international triple accreditation. The “Triple Crown” is a high commendation for the school and a confirmation that it offers first class management training at an internationally high level.
ELIGIBILITY Management Management with Economics International Business Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant Available. For more information about the university visit: www.unimannheim.de For more information about Mannheim visit www.tourist-mannheim. de
The University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Koblenz
HOUSING Halls of residence WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance International Business Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant
Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges is the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz. While strolling through the town’s historic centre with its narrow lanes and romantic squares you may choose to go shopping, or just to have a break in one of the many sidewalk cafés. The view from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress high above the Rhine (118 metres) across the river down to “Deutsches Eck” with its re-erected equestrian statue of Emperor William I is spectacular. Enjoy extensive strolls, scenic walks and cycle routes or take a river cruise. There are water sports, golf, horse-riding and swimming. Tasting the wines and savouring the specialties of this region is a unique experience. Visit a beer garden or a “Weinstube” (wine tavern) serving local wine from the steep slopes of the Moselle or from the Rhine valley. Also look for a “Straußwirtschaft” (a winery or winegrower’s cottage) where homemade
wine is offered, and often homemade food is offered to go with the wine. You will enjoy the best of local cuisine! The University of Applied Sciences, Fachhochschule Koblenz has about 6,500 students studying on four campuses located between Bonn and Frankfurt. Courses are orientated towards interdisciplinary learning, take intercultural dimensions of vocational practice into account, and prepare for international practice. With over 80 partners in more than 60 countries, this is a very international environment for learning. However, the small, manageable sizes of the 4 campuses mean that there is a favourable ratio of lecturers to students and allows for effective group work and discussion forums.
For more information about the university visit www.fh-koblenz.de For more information about Koblenz visit www.koblenz.de
Koblenz offers a ‘first aid’ programme which guarantees that international students are picked up at the station and have a guide for the first few weeks. 13
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LANGUAGE English or German
Germany, Mainz Fachhochschule Mainz University Of Applied Sciences
HOUSING Halls of residence WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1&2 of stage 3
Mainz is located near Frankfurt and Heidelberg and many say this is the best student city in Germany as it has a rich history and offers lots of opportunities to have a fantastic time. Mainz is relatively close to several big cities and the borders of France, Luxemburg and Belgium are not far away. A good way of making new friends is by going to one of the many wine taverns or signing up for a local sports team or University society. Mainz offers a wide selection of restaurants and excellent nightlife.
ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance International Business Management
The University in Mainz has many international contacts. It supports local businesses by sending students and graduates to them for either work placements or full time jobs. The University is widely recognised for its high quality teaching; this and learning about the German culture could mean great job opportunities.
FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the university visit www.fh-mainz.de
For more information about Maniz visit www.touristik-mainz. de
Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC)
HOUSING University halls
Castellanza is a city in the North of Italy and is close to the Swiss, Austrian and French borders. The mountains, which are great for skiing, are not far away and are an excellent place to spend your leisure time. Nearby Milan offers haute couture shops, football clubs and nightlife – the lively bars and restaurants are well worth a visit. The University has 3000 students divided over three faculties: Economics, Engineering and Law. This low number of students means that they can provide a high quality education to give students the best career opportunities. Students who have a good understanding of the Italian language can apply for work placement in one of the local companies - although you can study all of your classes in English.
WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1 or 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing Management with Finance Law Law and Management International Business Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant
The Italian lifestyle is very different from the Scottish. This is partly due to the weather. Italians live more outdoors with a great feel of ‘al fresco’ dining.
For more information about the university visit www.liuc.it For more information about Castellanza visit www.castellanza.org
There is a continuous increase in the number of international courses offered to all students in English, as well as an Italian language programme for international students.
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spain, Madrid The CEU San Pablo Foundation
With approximately 3,000,000 inhabitants, Madrid is a fantastic and exciting place for an exchange. The city has many bars, cafes, festivals, beautiful parks, and numerous cultural attractions from flamenco to bull fighting – not to mention the famous Real Madrid football club! With great transport links, excursions outside of the city to places such as the historic town of Toledo are more than manageable in a day. The CEU San Pablo Foundation is a non-profit educational institution with more than 70 years of
experience in the teaching field. CEU began in 1933, in Madrid and quickly expanded with the opening of new education centres in Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Elche, Seville and Valladolid. Today, CEU has become a great organization with more than 3,000 teachers and professors and 26,000 students. It provides students with an opportunity for, not just academic excellence, but also solid ethic and human values. Recently, more than 300 students and professors took part in exchanges outside of Spain and approximately 450 students and teaching staff from European, American and Asian countries went to CEU. CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, is located within the city, a short Metro journey from the heart of Madrid. The University has created a large media centre a short walk from the faculty building. This includes TV studios, editing facilities, a radio station and a small agency where students can do small advertising jobs on behalf of the university. Facilities are available for the students to use independently. There is also a student newspaper.
LANGUAGE English HOUSING Assistance will be given to find housing WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 ELIGIBILITY Media Communication with PR Journalism FUNDING Erasmus Grant Available For more information about the university visit: www.uch.ceu.es For more information about Madrid visit: www.esmadrid.com
There is no student accommodation, but assistance is given to students to find accommodation in the private market. The University also has an active Erasmus society that arranges various excursions and cultural activities and provides an excellent opportunity for exchange students to meet each other and local students.
The Netherlands, Amsterdam Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
LANGUAGE English HOUSING Assistance will be given to find housing WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Fashion Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant Available For more information about the university visit:www.international. hva.nl
The AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute is a member of the International Federation or Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI). This guarantees the international, high standard of the course, and facilitates the exchange of students both to, and from, many institutes in the world. AMFI students regularly do part of their studies in England (London College of Fashion), France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, India, Australia, and Canada. The programmes of study are practice-focused and tailored to students’ personal needs, talents
and ambitions. The student takes charge of his or her own learning. The teacher facilitates the learning process and monitors academic progress.
For more information about Amsterdam visit: www.iamsterdam.com
With the estimated population of 1 million, Amsterdam is the second biggest city of The Netherlands after Rotterdam. The capital city is in the centre of densely puplulated area called ’’De Randstad’’ and with museums, festivals and an exciting social scene, it’s no wonder Amsterdam is considered the cultural centre of The Netherlands. 15
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The Netherlands, Groningen Hanze University Groningen
city enjoys a bustling reputation, while retaining a safe community character. Full of restaurants, pubs, art galleries, theatres, museums and bookshops, Groningen is suited to its youthful population. If you are looking for an international study environment, Hanze University is the place for you! Hanze University has over 22,000 Dutch and foreign students. Available to ABS students are the School of Law and the International Business School (IBS). The School of Law is the knowledge institute of applied legal studies in the north of the Netherlands. The School contributes to the circulation and innovation of knowledge at a national and European level. Students of this study programme are innovative, socially responsible and internationally oriented professionals.
In the north of the Netherlands, surrounded by green pastures, lies the ancient Hanseatic city of Groningen, with 180,000 inhabitants. As the economic and cultural capital of the region, the
Founded in 1988, IBS is the oldest International Business School in the Netherlands. Classes are taught in English by multinational staff. Teaching has a strong focus on project and group work allowing for enhanced communication skills. This is supported by modern IT facilities and project rooms.
LANGUAGE English HOUSING Assistance given to find housing WHEN YOU CAN GO Stage 2 Semester 1 Stage 3 Semesters 1&2 ELIGIBILITY Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Finance Management with Marketing International Tourism Management International Hospitality Management Retail Management Law and Management LLB Law FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the University visit www.hanze.nl For more information about Groningen visit http://toerisme. groningen.nl
The Netherlands, Rotterdam INHOLLAND University
LANGUAGE English HOUSING Host university arranges accommodation WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3
During the year, the International Office organises several integration activities to provide exchange students the chance to get to know each other and Dutch students. At the start of the academic year a potluck dinner will be organised, students will be introduced to Dutch food and eating habits and they can bring food from their culture to share something new with fellow students. A lecture will be given about the culture shock that the students may experience. There will also be a workshop about intercultural communication, especially about the differences between the West and the East of the world.
Student mentors and students from the Erasmus Student Network support the international students during their studies. Furthermore they organise extracurricular activities, social cultural projects and theme parties. The Heineken Dance Parade has become the biggest dance parade in Europe. Forty floats with hundreds of international acclaimed DJs, dancers and party people will be travelling all the way through the centre of Rotterdam.
ELIGIBILITY Management Management with HRM Management with Economics Management with Marketing International Business Management Communication with PR Media Journalism Events Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the university visit www.inholland.com For more information about Rotterdam visit www.rotterdam.nl
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The Netherlands, Deventer and Enschede Saxion University of Applied Sciences
LANGUAGE English HOUSING With assistance from the housing office. WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1&2 of stage 3
International courses are all taught at campuses in Enschede and Deventer, and Hospitality Management is also taught in Apeldoorn. The campuses are equipped with computer rooms, an extensive library and restaurants. Wireless internet is available throughout the campuses enabling you to bring your laptop and work, study, search and check your email wherever you want. The Saxion campus in Deventer is situated within walking distance from the railway station. The striking architecture, designed by the Dutch architect Paul Dirks and the special location, a few minutes from the old town, the town centre and the arts centre, are all ingredients that make this an exceptional learning environment.
From 1998 untill 2001 a lot of hard work has gone into the building of a new campus in Enschede. The building is the first real ‘City campus’ in Holland. It doesn’t look like a traditional school at all. Characteristic to the building are the pavilions, which house different types of education. The new campus does not consist of just classrooms but also of study group and individual working spaces, the so-called ‘study landscape’. The city campus is situated in a quiet green part of the town, next to the city park and only a few minutes walking distance from the bus and train station and the lovely town centre. The campus has a lot to offer: restaurants, an espresso bar, sporting facilities, a job agency, shops and a theatre. These facilities all contribute to a pleasant stay.
Switzerland, Zurich Zurich University of Applied Sciences
ELIGIBILITY Management Law and Management International Hospitality Management International Tourism Management International Business Management Events Management FUNDING Erasmus grant available from 2011. For information about the university visit: www.saxion.edu . For information about Deventer visit: www. deventer.nl For information about the city Enschede visit: www.enschede.nl
LANGUAGE English or German HOUSING Assistance given to find housing WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management International Business Management Management with Economics
The ZHAW is one of the largest Universities of Applied Science in Switzerland, with a strong presence both nationally and internationally. The University offers a wide range of attractive and innovative study programmes which provide ideal preparation for careers in administration and research to major corporations and federal offices.
counselling. Other activities available to students include joining The ZHAW band or the choir. The university library is a specialist library with subject areas corresponding to the disciplines taught at the ZHAW. The ZHAW is situated over three campuses at Winterthur, Zurich/Dubendorf and Wadensfill.
FUNDING Erasmus shadow programme grant may be available For more information about the university visit: www.zhaw.ch/en For more information about Zurich visit: www.zuerich.com
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HOUSING Halls of residence
To the south of Istanbul stretches the Marmara Sea and to the north is the Black Sea. The west part of the city is in Europe and the east part is in Asia. The important waterline dividing Istanbul into two is the Bosphorus. Boğaziçi University is one of the top-ranked institutions in Turkey. Situated high above the Bosphorus in an area of Istanbul called Bebek, the University has imposing views of the bustling city. Boğaziçi University, which was formally established as a state University on September 12, 1971, has its origins in Robert College, founded in 1863 as one of the first American colleges outside the United States. The University has constantly tried to build on that tradition of excellence by adapting its academic programmes to meet new challenges created by a changing environment. Boğaziçi University makes every effort to maintain its traditional excellence in undergraduate education. Admission to undergraduate programmes is extremely competitive; only the top one percent of more than one and a half million students who yearly take the Turkish Higher Education Placement Examination are admitted.
United States of America, Boston Boston University (BU Global)
WHEN YOU CAN GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semester 1 or 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with Economics Management with Marketing Retail Management International Tourism Management International Business Management Events Management FUNDING Erasmus Grant For more information about the university visit www.boun.edu.tr For more information about Istanbul visit http://english.istanbul. com
LANGUAGE English HOUSING University halls of residence WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1 of stage 2 or semesters 1&2 of stage 3 ELIGIBILITY Management Management with Finance International Business Management FUNDING This exchange is not available on a ‘fee waiver’ system, therefore you pay fees to the host institution, and you must pay for travel and accommodation.
Boston University is one of the world’s great academic and research centres with a truly international community of students and scholars. You’ll study with one of the largest international student populations of any American University. Faculty members include Nobel Prize Winners. BU is located in the heart of the city of Boston, Massachusetts, long recognised as the academic hub of the United States. Rich in culture and history, alive with the arts and entertainment, the city is easily accessible from campus.
Boston University is looking for students who will create a unique, diverse community at BU. People who are doers - volunteers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Students who are passionate about a single pursuit or exploring a wide variety of subjects. For admissions, they consider extracurricular activities and interests, special talents and skills, along with recommendations from teachers, counsellors, community leaders, and others who know you well.
An Erasmus grant is not available for this exchange For more information about the university visit: www.bu.edu/ For more information about Boston visit:www. cityofboston.gov or www.boston.worldguides.com
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United States of America, Oklahoma Oklahoma State University
LANGUAGE English HOUSING University halls. WHEN CAN YOU GO Various in year 2 + 3 depending on course ELIGIBILITY Management International Hospitality Management International Business Management Events Management
Oklahoma State University is the flagship university in the state of Oklahoma, offering over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Faculty members include leaders in their fields and an array of nationally published authors and scientists. OSU provides world-class education, which is intellectually challenging and has practical value far beyond the classroom. With 109 countries represented, OSU is one of the best institutions to receive high quality education. Plus, the Princeton Review named OSU as one of the best higher educational institutions in the western United States.
ATLANTIS SCHOLARSHIPS PARTNER Students studying International Hospitality Management are offered the chance to truly internationalise their experience within a special E.U. funded programme spending time in Finland and a year at Oklahoma State University, USA. Not only will you earn your UK degree, but if successful, an American qualification too! For ‘Non-Atlantis Scholars’ this exchange is available on a ‘fee waiver’ system, therefore you pay no fees to the host institution, but you must pay for travel and accommodation. An Erasmus grant is not available for this exchange
United States of America,Tulsa Oklahoma, The University of Tulsa
FUNDING: Generous Atlantis scholarship funds are available for International Hospitality Management. See your Programme Leader or the European Co-ordinator for details. Fee Waiver Programme available for other students. For more information about the university visit: www.pio.okstate. edu For more information about Oklahoma visit www.travelok.com
LANGUAGE English HOUSING Halls of residence WHEN CAN YOU GO Semester 1, stage 3 Law. Semester 1, stage 2 for Management. Semester 1 & 2, stage 3 Management
Created in 1894, the University of Tulsa is one of the oldest universities in the United States of America. Since then the university has had a diversity of students coming from 48 different states within the United States of America and 63 other foreign countries. It currently has more than 4000 students. The University of Tulsa provides professional education of the highest quality in arts, humanities,
sciences, business education, engineering, law and in many other sectors. The university campus lies two miles east of downtown Tulsa, which is a vigorous, a metropolitan area with a estimated population of over half a million people, set among the hills and lakes of north-eastern Oklahoma ‘’Green Country’’.
ELIGIBILITY Law Management International Business Management FUNDING This exchange is available on a ‘fee waiver’ system, therefore you pay no fees to the host institution, but you must pay for travel and accommodation. An Erasmus grant is not available for this exchange For more information about the university visit: www.utulsa.edu For more information about the city Tulsa visit: www.cityoftulsa.org
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What to do next? 1. Check that the course you are studying includes a ‘study abroad’ element - the timing of these may vary from course to course - and some courses do not have this option.
The Support Available Support is available from your advisor of studies, the European Student Administrator (Fiona Jardine), your Course or Programme Leader or Richard Barnes - we are all happy to talk through any issues with you at any time. Funding and Costs Details of financial support can be found at www.britishcouncil.org/Erasmus
2. Decide if this type of programme is right for you 3. Discuss it with friends / family 4. Notify the European Co-ordinator for ABS (Richard Barnes) and your Course/Programme Leader if you wish to be considered for the programme - the sooner the better
Health and Safety All students who participate in Study Abroad programmes with ABS must attend a Health and Safety briefing prior to departure.
5. Selection of students will initially be made by Course/Programme leaders and is based upon your academic progress so far 6. The Exchange Student Administrator (Fiona Jardine) will then keep in touch on the next stage of the process
Please note: To be eligible for Eramus, students must be • formally registered at an HEI which holds a standard EUC, whatever the field of study, in order to follow higher education studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification, up to and including the level of doctorate and • a national of a participating country or recognised by their country of residence as a refugee, stateless person or permanent resident.
Further information is avaliable in the following Campusmoodle modules: What is ERASMUS? Study abroad with ABS ERASMUS Aberdeen Business School
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FAQ What will it cost to live abroad? The cost of living varies considerably. In many countries, living costs are lower than in the UK but in others they can be higher. Many countries have a variety of student reductions in order to make life cheaper. Wherever you go, you will find that the Study Abroad experience, with its many benefits, is great value for money. Do I pay tuition fees? Host institution: you do not pay tuition fees to the institution you are visiting if you go on Erasmus or if there is a fee wavier agreement in place. Otherwise you need to pay tuition. Home institution: tuition fees will still be charged by the University, however funding is normally available to Scottish and EU students by applying to SAAS (or the relevant Local Education Authority for English, Welsh and Northern Irish students). What happens to my student grant and loan? During your Erasmus study you continue to receive any student grant or loan to which you are entitled. You may also be eligible for a supplementary grant or loan. The Erasmus grant Erasmus students also normally receive an additional Erasmus grant provided by the European Commission towards the extra costs of studying abroad. This will be administered by the Robert Gordon University International Office, the European Student Administrator will guide you through the process. Please note that from 2007, students may be eligible for Erasmus funding for a period at undergraduate study AND Masters level study AND Doctoral level, although conditions may apply - see the European co-ordinator for details.
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Why work abroad? Going abroad for your placement or part of your degree is not the easiest decision to make: there are some expenses up front (visa fees, flights, insurance, academic costs etc.), it might seem daunting to leave home, family and friends, to go through the hurdles of finding your way around in a foreign country, arranging accommodation, getting used to a different way of thinking etc, and yet 91% of managers interviewed in the research conducted by a German psychologist reported that their international experience had significant positive effects on their personality and 82% said it improved their professional development. So apparently it does work out well for you. The business world is shrinking, and managers who are able to think globally are in high demand, that is why an international experience is very likely to boost your graduate career prospects and even change the way you see the world and yourself.
- USA – Florida, New York, Chicago, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania - FRANCE – Nice, Paris - DENMARK - CANADA
Year long Placements are paid – the majority of European placements are supported by Erasmus funding. Contact the Placement office for more details. If you choose to work abroad you can expect to…. - - - - - - - - -
These are just a sample of our locations and we are continuously developing more each year. Visit the ABS Placement Office for more details.
Gain greater self confidence Develop greater listening skills Gain a greater appreciation of different cultures Develop a wider range of transferable skills for your CV Have a greater thirst for knowledge Become more independent Develop faster decision making skills Develop a better understanding of global business Have fantastic stories to tell!
Each year the Placement Office advertises a variety of placement opportunities abroad. Students regularly undertake placements in the following locations undertaking a variety of jobs in hospitality, tourism and management.
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Don’t just take our word for it... Angelique Shields - International Hospitality Management
Stephanie Fraser – International Tourism Management
If you are considering studying abroad, just go! Go for it! You’ve nothing to lose.
“It was extremely beneficial to work and deal with so many people from different cultures and backgrounds as I feel more aware of the ever changing world that is going on around us. I have gained a new outlook on life, not to waste any opportunity that comes your way, and have made friends with people from all over the world.”
Keith McCrae – Management with Marketing The Italian Erasmus committee made sure we were always partying, going on trips and having as much fun as possible. It was almost like being on holiday at times and you had to remind yourself that you had exams to study for.
Craig Troup – Retail Management “It has been the best experience of my life and I could write a novel about it. It’s been like living an entire new life in such a short time and nothing could have prepared me for it.
Marion Rennie – International Hospitality Management I would highly recommend going on the exchange. It’s good for your CV, and it’s good for you personally. As a result of the exchange I have definitely become more confident and more aware of other cultures and people from other countries.
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IMPORTANT CONTACTS European Co-ordinator, Aberdeen Business School Richard Barnes Head of Articulation and International Academic Development firstname.lastname@example.org 01224 263030 Exchange Student Administrator, Aberdeen Business School Fiona Jardine email@example.com 01224 263003 Programme Leader, Management Programme Julie Strachan firstname.lastname@example.org 01224 263814 Programme Leader, Hospitality, Tourism, Retail and Events Management Deirdre Oâ€™Donnell email@example.com 01224 263010 Course Leader, Law and Management Rebecca Cox firstname.lastname@example.org 01224 263427
Course Leader, Fashion Management Karen Cross email@example.com 01224 263854 Course Leader, Journalism Andrew Jones firstname.lastname@example.org 01224 263915 Course Leader, Communication and Media Isabella Crawford email@example.com 01224 263820 James Robertson Placement Manager firstname.lastname@example.org (01224) 263837 European and Overseas Exchange Co-ordinator Julia Kennedy email@example.com 01224 262160
Course Leader, LLB Law Laura Sharp firstname.lastname@example.org 01224 263414
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Published on Feb 9, 2012