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Programs in Europe

  1. Czech Republic:
    Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  2. France:
    KEDGE Business School, Marseille
    Audencia Nantes
    Paris Graduate School of Management
    ESC Clermont Graduate School of Business
  3. Germany:
  4. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
    Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
    University of Mannheim
    Karlshochschule International University
    Berlin School of Economics and Law
    SRH University Heidelberg
  5. Hungary:
    University of Pecs
  6. Ireland:
    IT Carlow
  7. Italy:
    John Cabot University
    Bocconi University
  8. Norway:
    BI Norwegian Business School
  9. Spain:
    Autonoma de Barcelona
    Autonoma de Madrid
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Universidad de Zaragoza
  10. Sweden:
    Stockholm University
  11. Switzerland:
    Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  12. Turkey:
    Bahçeşehir University
  13. United Kingdom:
    Keele University
    Leeds Metropolitan University
    London Metropolitan University
    Napier University
    Birmingham City University
    University of Strathclyde
    Aston University

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France flag KEDGE
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river scene, Marseille

Location: Marseille
Population: 1.42 million

Program
Price
Courses

Dual-Degree students looking for internships, the following are good sources:

  • Another great source to find an internship is www.iagora.com

    SDSU Career Services: Career Services has added a website, "Going Global", where you can find both internships and jobs abroad.

    You need to register with the Career Services first in order to have access to this program. It is free for SDSU students.

    After you register and enter the secure part of the Career Services site, you will find the Going Global link on your left hand side.

  • At KEDGE join AISEC 
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: Early September to Mid-December
    Semester 2: Early January to late May
Contact

KEDGE Business School is located in Marseille, in the South of France, in the region of Provence. Marseille, which is the 2nd largest city in France, is located 3 hours from Paris by train, with approximately 1 000 000 inhabitants. Combining art de vivre with a stimulating economic activity, Marseilles is the key metropolis of Southern Europe. As the number one industrial and service pole in the south of France, Marseilles offers many advantages: a significant history of international trade, a young, lively and creative population, a strategic geographical location between Europe and the Mediterranean, and a privileged quality of life and environment. Marseilles also asserts its identity as the major economic center of the Mediterranean basin. The Euro-Mediterranean project for urban planning anticipates Marseilles as playing the role of capital of Southern Europe and as the economic driver for the region. This project is the largest urban planning development scheme ever undertaken in France. It is also currently the most ambitious European project.

The Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region rivals the Parisian region in terms of business start-ups. The area benefits from a dense fabric of SMEs-SMIs that satisfy the sub-contracting requirements of major companies and constitute a solid industrial anchorage. The PACA region is a leader in the fields of petro-chemistry, steel metallurgy, microelectronics, telecommunications, food processing, ocean engineering, tourism, culture and cinema.The Provence region is host to over 500 companies with foreign capital, including a large proportion of American, British and German companies. It also is host to the second most important diplomatic representation in France, after Paris.

 

river scene, Marseille Le sugiton

Calanques of Marseille
“He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing” (Frederic Mistral, famous French writer

Campus of Luminy:
- 2,200 Students (20% international students of 30 different nationalities)
- 155 employees, 57 full-time professors, 509 part-time faculty, and 75 visiting foreign professors
- 3 training sites (2 in Marseille, 1 in Paris) and 1 international representative office (China)
- 12 000 Alumni

Academic Notes: KEDGE Business School set up the concept Pro-Act (Projects-Actions) which is an innovative learning concept that bridges the gap between academic training and requirements as expressed by the recruiters and your future career. It permits students to learn through action. The concept translates into personalized academic courses and more interactive pedagogical methods focused on concrete measures and actions.

Room and Board: KEDGE Business School has a “student life” department offering assistance such as administrative formalities (opening a bank account), applying for a residence permit, or providing a list of available housing (3 residences on-campus or off-campus). This department helps students find and book accommodation in one of the 3 dormitories around the campus.

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France flag Audencia Nantes, France
castle scene, Nantes
Location: Nantes
Population: 590,000
Program
Price
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus accommodations. The average cost for accommodation is €300 and €150 for meals (per month) or about $380 for accommodation and $190 for meals per month. The cost can be more depending on accommodations.
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: Early September to Mid-December
    Semester 2: Early January to late May
Contact

University Profile: Audencia Nantes was founded in 1900 and has established itself as one of France's top six management schools. Its purpose-built campus just over ten minutes tram ride for the city center welcomes 2,200 students of 42 different nationalities. Now ranked by international references such as The Financial Times and The Economist, the school is one of less than 1% in the world to holds the three recognized quality accreditations: AACSB, Equis and Association of MBAs. Close to 80% of Audencia faculty hold PhDs. These lecturers, like their students, have a firmly international profile.

Locale: Recently re-elected France's most livable city by the news magazine Le Point, Nantes is just two-hours by high-speed train from Paris and less than an hour from both the sandy Atlantic coast and the world famous castles of the Loire valley. The city itself has a large student population and an increasingly active cultural life with numerous cinema festivals, rock and jazz events, national theatre and opera presentations, dance, contemporary art and literature. The city boasts the newly-restored Dukes of Brittany castle, the eye-catching architecture of the Lieu Unique arts center and relaxing walks along the banks of its two rivers. Nantes has a well-developed public transport system encompassing tram, bus and river ferries, as well as an extensive network of cycle paths.

Audencia's campus, located opposite the social sciences block of Nantes University, is situated 12 minutes by tram from the city center. Modern, spacious and light, the Audencia site is five minutes walk from both the river Erdre and from one of the city's leisure centers containing a public swimming baths, ice rink and ten-pin bowling alley. In addition to providing a comfortable learning environment, the school also houses a sports hall, a fitness room, a music rehearsal space and a wealth of student associations.

Divisions: Audencia's faculty is divided into 10 departments: •  Strategy •  Human Resources Management •  Marketing •  Information Systems •  Accounting, Management Control, Audit •  Finance •  Commercial Law •  Culture and Languages •  International Affiliate Faculty •  Sport

Academic Notes: Requirements vary for each academic program offered by Audencia. Please consult the schools web site for specific details or contact directly the international office at international@audencia.com

Language Notes: Audencia Master in Management can be studied in English or French with further study tracks available in Spanish and German. The school's International Master in Management is taught wholly in English, while the European Management Program requires students to work in English, Spanish and French. An international MBA program is also taught in English, while other Masters and MBAs are studied in French.

Room and Board: While no board is available on Audencia's site the school does provide an effective service for finding student accommodation. This service can be contacted at the following address: international@audencia.com

Other than the school's on-site cafeteria, students can eat at the nearby university's restaurant which offers award-winning and economical cuisine.

Exchange Dates: Exchange dates once again depend on a number of factors. Please contact the international office at international@audencia.com

Special Conditions: Audencia offers only management programs. For any specific enquiries on conditions please contact international@audencia.com

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French Flag Paris Graduate School of Management
Paris
Location: Paris
Population:
10 million
Program
Price

Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Fall Semester: early September until late December
    Spring Semester: January to May
Contact

The PGSM Business School Group, founded in 1975, is a private institution made up of four Business School Units (ESG, ESGCI, ESGF, ESGI), which are located on 5 campuses in the heart of Paris. These campus are located near famous places including Place de la Bastille, Tour Montparnasse, Place de la Nation, Parc Monceau and Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Recognized and accredited by the French Government and the French Ministry of Education, and ranked among the top 10% in France, our majors in the fields of Business, Management, Finance, Marketing and Computer Engineering are taught in French and English.

The Business School Group has over 4,200 students, of whom 1,000 are international, with more than 80 nationalities represented. Today, over 22,000 PGSM alumni work across the five continents. Our faculty has over 400 professors from all over the world.

Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs are taught in French, English or in both languages. Our short-term international programs are also taught in Spanish.

All of our campuses and most of our classrooms are equipped with the highest standard of information technology, as well as a wireless Internet connection for the teachers and the students. Always implementing the newest teaching methods, such as E-learning, we assure that our lectures continuously meet the highest international standards.

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French Flag ESC Clermont Graduate School of Business, France
clermont

Location: Clermont-Ferrand
Population: 141,000

Program
Price
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus cost of living (including rent, food, and other bills), which can be estimated at around €550-750 per month depending on the student’s lifestyle and the type of accommodation rented (university halls of residence being the cheapest form of housing)***
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Center for International Business Education and Research [CIBER] will award two $800/travel stipend.
Courses
  • Graduate Course Articulation (Offered in English)
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Fall Semester: early September until late December
    Spring Semester: January to May
Contact

ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management is one of the elite French “Grandes Ecoles.” We have been educating managers for more than eighty-five years. Many of our 6,500 alumni hold posts of high responsibility in companies in France and around the world. Our long-standing success is due to our 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.

Our faculty, through their research and teaching, aim to provide our students with quality management education relevant to the global business environment. Our entrepreneurial spirit provides our students with a challenging learning environment that enables them to be successful in their academic and professional lives.

Historical Background

The French higher education system is comprised of universities and graduate schools in engineering and management called “Grandes Ecoles.” ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management is one of the oldest of these “Grandes Ecoles,” selecting students through competitive national and international entrance examinations.

1919 The “Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand ” was founded by representatives of the regional business community.

1979 Our name was officially changed to “Groupe ESC Clermont” to include the various educational and training activities organized by the school. We adopted an internationalization strategy.

1985 Groupe ESC Clermont was admitted to the select inner circle of top French Schools of Management, the “Chapitre des Ecoles de Management de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.”

1990 We were awarded First Prize by the European Commission for the quality of our Erasmus exchange programs.

2001 We launched an ambitious development project with the strategic and financial support of the Clermont/Issoire Chamber of Commerce.

2005 Groupe ESC Clermont becomes only the 10th Business School in France to obtain accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

City and Region

  • Location: downtown Clermont-Ferrand, capital of the Auvergne region in central southern France.
  • Population: 400,000 inhabitants – greater metropolitan area
  • Business environment: wide range of companies from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinationals.
  • World headquarters: Michelin Tire Company
  • Large firms: Danone-Volvic, Oréal, Pechiney, Merck, Limagrain, Valeo.
  • Universities of Auvergne and Blaise Pascal: 35,000 students
  • Six Graduate Schools of Engineering

Cleremont region

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Germany Flag Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Hamburg lakeside scene
Location: Hamburg
Population: 1.8 million
Program
Price
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing in Germany, about 230 Euros ($355.68) per month
  • Scholarship list of application requirements (complete only if you have been nominated)
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Spring semester (Summer Trimester in Germany): mid-March to mid-July
Contact

Scott Myers' Report: Scott was the first student who attending this University. He received the 1,500 Euros scholarship

Eriana Fisher Report: she was the second student who received the 1,500 Euros scholars

Additional reports by other students who have attended this University

City Profile: Hamburg is Germany's second largest city and offers excellent quality of life and international flair. The river Elbe connects the city and its international harbor with the world. With a large lake in the center of the city and literally millions of trees and large parks Hamburg is one of Europe 's greenest cities.

Hamburg is a city of culture with a vibrant theater scene, famous ballet, over fifty museums and great nightlife. It is also one of the most dynamic commercial centers in Europe , with a strategic focus on six innovative segments: aviation, IT and media, the international port and logistics, life sciences, nanotechnology, and renewable energies.

University Profile: With just under 12,000 students Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is the second largest institution of higher education in the Hamburg region and one of the largest of its kind ( University of Applied Sciences ) in Germany . Founded in 1970, our roots go back to the 18th century. Our practice orientation guarantees a continuous adjustment of teaching based on current development. Small groups, interdisciplinary projects and academic support ensure that our students feel at home at our university.

Students at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences do not have to pay tuition fees at Hamburg University (only to SDSU) but they do have to pay a semester contribution of 210 Euros ($324.75) Included in this amount is the price of a semester ticket with which they can use the public transport system in Hamburg (bus, underground) for six months.

Accommodations: Generally guest students are offered a room in a apartment in a hall of residence. They have their own room and share kitchen and bathroom with a small number of students. The monthly rent costs roughly 230 Euros ($355.68). If students want to live privately, they can get tips from the International Office how and where it is best to look

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Germany flag Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Karlsruhe
Location: Karlsruhe
Population: 291,959
Germany
Germany
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing in Germany of €200–280 or US$250  
  • Every semester Karlsruhe University will award several scholarships for students in this program. Up to 3,600€ for an academic year, including the semester-long internship.
  • Funding is dependent on each company, but most internships through this program are paid, with students receiving €500-1000 per month. In rare situations, internships may be un-funded.
Germany
  • Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences Course Articulation (offered in English)
  • This university offers full-time, paid internships in accounting, finance, management, marketing etc. Both, graduate and undergraduate students may apply
  • Students will receive 15 units of academic credit. Some of this credit (3-6 units) maybe used for the major if approved by the chair of your department. Please consult with the CBAbroad academic advisor to petition this credit.
  • Ideally internships should last six months, but they may be as short as 4.
  • There are NO GRADUATE LEVEL BUSINESS COURSES IN ENGLISH
Germany
  • Students must complete this application 6 months before the desired start of internship (please contact us if you are interested in applying for this program)
  • Please note that students who are completing an internship as part of this program must check in at Karlsruhe University before they start their internship, regardless of where the internship takes place. Be prepared to pay for this expense, which can be about US$200+
  • How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
German
  • Academic Calendar:
    Internships are full-time for a minimum of 4 months. Can start at any time.
Germany

Locale: Karlsruhe is a city in the south west of Germany, located in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, near the French-German border. Founded in 1715 as Karlsruhe Palace, the surrounding town became the seat of two of the highest courts in Germany, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht) whose decisions have the force of a law, and the Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof), the highest court of appeals in matters of civil law and criminal law. It therefore considers itself the home of justice in Germany, a role taken over from Leipzig after 1933.

Recent national rankings have confirmed that Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (HsKA) (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences) is one of Germany’s most successful universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen). In a nation-wide comparative study of 63 German universities, 6,300 future IT graduates were surveyed. In the overall ranking, HsKA placed in the top two IT colleges, with its practical orientation receiving particular praise from the students. HsKA came in 1st place nationwide in terms of practical orientation of the curriculum and in cooperation with industry. In quality of teaching as well as mentoring by lecturers and professors, it received 1st place among universities of applied sciences and 3rd place for all universities. The international focus of their studies was also seen as outstanding in the eyes of IT students. Here HsKA again seized 1st place for universities of applied sciences and came in 2nd place for all colleges.

For a ranking published by two prestigious business magazines, WirtschaftsWoche and Handelsblatt, 5,000 personnel managers of Germany’s biggest companies were asked from which universities they had recruited their specialists and future executive staff and which institutions had prepared their graduates best for their careers in industry. In the area of Business Administration and Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen), HsKA was ranked top out of all German universities of applied sciences. For Electrical Engineering (Elektrotechnik), Mechanical Engineering (Maschinenbau) and Business Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik), HsKA came second, and for Computer Science (Informatik), third. With places in the top three for five engineering, IT, and business disciplines, HsKA was ranked as Germany’s best university of applied sciences.

Housing: Local accommodations can be found within 200 km of Karlsruhe. If the internship is in Karlsruhe or nearby, Karlsruhe University may help in finding accommodation. If the internship is located further away, the internship provider may help in finding a place to stay. In most cases accommodation is reserved in the nearby international student hostel, the rooms are single rooms, completely furnished, with kitchen and bathroom that are usually shared with other students. The rent per month is approximately 200 – 280 Euros + deposit of usually 2 rents. Information on “How to apply for accommodation” will be sent to students along with your acceptance letter.

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germany flag University of Mannheim, Germany
Mannheim
Location: Mannheim
Population: 311,969
Germany
Germany
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing in Germany. Most residences in the University of Mannheim are around €300 (about $400).
Germany
Germany

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
  • Scholarship Application
German
  • Academic Calendar:
    Spring semester: February to June
    Fall Semester: September to December
Germany

The University of Mannheim currently maintains approximately 300 partnerships with universities all over the world, more than 200 of them in Europe.

International Academic Calendar: The University of Mannheim is the only German University to ad pot an international, more common academic calendar. The fall semester starts in September and ends in December (with all examinations finished by Christmas), and the spring semester starts in February and ends in June (spring-break included). 

Special Offers for International Exchange Students

  • Preparatory Intensive Language Course "Winter/Summer Academy" - For an easier start, the four-week International Summer or Winter Academy for German Language and Culture of the University of Mannheim provides international exchange students with or without previous knowledge of German the opportunity to learn the language before the semester starts. There are cultural programs including concerts, excursions and sports that accompany the language classes.
  • Language Courses during the semester - The International Office offers special courses for exchange students throughout the semester, e.g. language and cultural courses. Some of the later ones are also taught in English.
  • Numerous Courses taught in English - All Schools of the University of Mannheim offer numerous lectures and seminars conducted in English. Thus, in most Schools it is even possible for exchange students to obtain the complete number of credit points required for their home university from classes offered in English.
  • Buddy-Program and Personal Support - The Buddy Program is organized by the student organization VISUM and matches a German student to an exchange student who registers for the service with the online application form. The German Buddy will help foreign students adjust to German life, the University, and everything around it. He or she can answer questions, help with problems, may offer a pick-up service from the train station, the airport, or accompany the exchange student to various special VISUM Buddy Events throughout the semester - a lot of fun included!
  • Beautiful and centrally located Campus - University of Mannheim is considered one of the most beautiful universities in Germany. University 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, and the city center is within walking distance. Thanks to its central location and extensive transport system, the city of Mannheim is a perfect starting point to explore Germany and the rest of Europe. Heidelberg castle is just a 15-minute train ride away, and the Black Forest can be reached within 90 minutes by train. Other popular destinations for weekend trips are the Alps in Switzerland or Austria as well as the Alsace wine region in France. Frankfurt International Airport is just a 30 minutes train ride away.
  • Various Leisure Activities - The University offers various leisure activities: Its sport teams are one of the most successful teams in Germany.

Accommodation: The International Office conveys dorm rooms to exchange students and offers support to find private rooms. In this allocating process, the International Office only intermediates. The landlord for these units is “Studentenwerk Mannheim”. Student residence halls are the ideal place to get to know not only German students but also fellow students from all over the world! Depending on the residence hall, you will live with between two and fifteen people in a shared apartment (Wohngemeinschaft = WG). In a WG everyone has his or her own room but the kitchen, bathroom, and toilet are communal and shared with two to fifteen other students. There are single rooms and cheaper double rooms with two beds in one room. The communal areas (kitchen, bathroom, and toilet) are regularly cleaned by the Studentenwerk Mannheim (SWM, Mannheim’s student union) but the cleaning of your own room is your responsibility.  You must ensure, however, that kitchen, bathroom, and toilet are always kept clean. The communal areas should always be left in a clean condition for your flatmates. Additionally, the International Office offers a very limited number of one bedroom apartments with a small in-room kitchen and private bathroom. The kitchens are fully equipped with cooking facilities and a refrigerator. Crockery (dishes, utensils, etc.) is sometimes provided but it depends on the flat (in some flats people share crockery whereas in others people use their own). We would therefore recommend that you bring a set of crockery with you (1 cup, 1 glass, 1 plate, cutlery, etc). If you need to, you can always buy whatever is missing quite cheaply in Mannheim. Toilet paper and cleaning materials are not provided and must be bought by the residents. Washing and drying facilities for your clothes are available in all residence halls. The machines work with the ecUM card. One washing is € 1,80, a drying € 1,20. All rooms have a bed (as well as bed linens, blanket and pillow), a cupboard, a desk, a swivel chair, a bookcase, a rolling cabinet, a towel rail, a wash basin (except for N6), a wall mirror, a TV connection, a telephone connection, and internet connection. In a double room there are two beds, two chairs, two desks, two swivel chairs, two cupboards, two bookcases, two rolling cabinets, two visitors’ chairs and two internet connections. Please note that in the residence hall, “Steubenstraße Apartments”, you will need to find an internet provider on your own.

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Germany flag Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
Berlin city

Location: Berlin
Population:3.45 million


program
cost
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing in Berlin: private accommodation costs from €200-400 per month and student residence halls €150-260 per month

  • Berlin School of Economics and law is offering five (5) $1,000 scholarships students for 2015. The scholarships will be awarded to the first students who apply in Aztecs Abroad
courses
application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
dates
  • Academic Calendar :
  • PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED DURING SPRING SEMESTER ONLY DUE TO THEIR FALL OVERALAP WITH OUR SDSU SEMESTER.
    Summer semester (spring semester at SDSU): early April to late July (lecture time including exams)

    PLEASE NOTE: the Berlin School of Economics offers for free an Intensive German Language Course 2 weeks prior to their spring semester, some time in March

    Winter semester (fall): early October to late February (lecture time including exams)
contact

Language of Instruction and Examinations: German is the main language of instruction. However, there is an English Stream of Courses available. Exchange students can study for one or two semesters completely in English. Please find an updated list on the university's website.

German Language Course: There is a German Intensive Language Course offered prior to the semester. Exchange students can take part in a two-week Intensive Language Course. The course will start in March (summer semester) or September (winter semester). During the semester regular German Language classes are offered.

Choice of Courses:Exchange students are free to select any of the courses offered within the undergraduate study programs B.A. in Business Administration, Economics and International Business Management.

Academic Calendar:
Summer semester: 01 April – end of July (lecture time including exams)
Winter semester: 01 October – end of February (lecture time including exams)

Accommodation: The International Office supports students seeking accommodation. The average rent in the student residence halls is € 150 – € 260 a month. The room is furnished, bathroom and kitchen are shared with the rooms on the same floor. There are several more possibilities for exchange students to find accommodation during their stay in Berlin. http://www.hwr-berlin.de/en/study-at-hwr-berlin/exchange-students/schoeneberg-campus/registration/accommodation-in-berlin/

Arrival Support: Every exchange student will have a German student (Buddy) as a constant contact person. Furthermore, if requested, your Buddy will pick you up at the airport/train station and will bring you to your residence hall/apartment. Your Buddy should be your contact person concerning day-to-day questions. During the first week of the semester, a Welcome Day/ Orientation period will be organized for all Incoming students.

Cost of Living: The cost of living for students in Berlin is estimated to be, on average, between 600 and 750 Euro monthly. This includes rent in a student residence (private accommodation costs from 200 to 400 Euro per month and student residence halls 150 – 260 Euro per month), living, health insurance (around 70 Euro per month), books and material, and incidental expenses.

Enrollment Fee and Public Transport Ticket: Approx. 220 Euro per semester cover fees for Student Services Organisation and student parliament groups, as well as costs of a semester ticket for public transport which enables the student to use all public transport facilities in Berlin and surroundings throughout the semester. A car is not needed to get around in Berlin. The public transport system runs day and night.

Job opportunities: Students can apply to work as student assistants at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and seek other jobs elsewhere. There are special employment agencies which support  students in finding jobs.

Locale: Berlin, the capital of Germany, with its population of some 3.5 million is the largest city in Germany and the seat of the Federal Government and Parliament. In no other German city the process of reunification and the merging of East and West is as evident as here. Berlin is not an industrial center, but a metropolis of science, culture, media and services. The multi-cultural nature has always been affiliated with Berlin and is an important element of its attractiveness. Berlin represents the most important scientific and academic center in Germany with a high concentration and variety of universities and research facilities. Moreover, Berlin is a green city: numerous parks and lakes within the city boundaries, forests, castle gardens and outdoor restaurants and cafés offer recreational pleasure. In addition to a large number of operas, theatres, museums, libraries and cinemas, the metropolis also boosts a wide off-culture with its own locations and events

Contact:
International Office
Tel.: +49 (0)30 – 857 89-260/-354
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin / Berlin School of Economics and Law
Badensche Straße 52, 10825 Berlin
Katrin Mahnkopf, Incoming Officer (ERASMUS)
E-Mail: katrin.mahnkopf@hwr-berlin.de
Katrin Hecker, Incoming Officer (Overseas, Double Degree)
E-Mail: katrin.hecker@hwr-berlin.de
www.hwr-berlin.de - Internationales – Wege an die HWR Berlin

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germany flag Karlschochschule International University, Germany
Karlsruhe

Location: Karlsruhe
Population: 290,000


program
cost
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing of about €200–350
courses
application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
dates
  • Academic Calendar
    Fall semester: Late September to mid January (please note that the semester will end just about when the one at SDSU starts. You have to make sure that the semester does not overlap at ny give fall)

    Spring semester: Late February to early June
contact

Language of Instruction: English and German

International office: http://karlshochschule.de/en/international/international-office/
Services for international students: http://karlshochschule.de/en/international/services-for-international-students/

University Profile: Karlshochschule International University is a private, state accredited university of applied sciences that provides students with a practical and career-focused education. We offer unique Bachelor’s programs and a Master’s programs that are internationally recognized and have a clear focus on future growth industries and key foreign markets. All programs are officially accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Locale: Karlsruhe is located in the southwest of Germany, only a 30-minute drive from France, and has over 800 hectares of public parks and greens spaces. Museums, galleries and theatres nearby offer a range of cultural enrichment.

Divisions:
Bachelor:
International Business (IB)
Intercultural Management and Communication (IMC)
International Marketing (IMA)
International Tourism Management (ITM)
Management of Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions (MEEC) Management of Cultural Institutions (MCI)
Energy Management (EM)
In development: Media and Communication Management (MCM)

Masters:
Leadership program

Academic Notes: Modules are usually offered as interactive lectures, often including exercises, case studies and/or group work. The module is graded based on 1 or 2 types of assessment. The following examination and assessment types are used:
- examination (60 – 240 minutes)
- test, written or oral (15 – 45 minutes)
- written assignment (15 – 20 pages)
- seminar paper (8 – 12 pages) and oral presentation and discussion
- essay (5 – 10 pages)
- learner’s portfolio (20 – 30 pages)
- oral examination (10 – 20 minutes)
- presentation
- course-related project work (group work) and presentation of the results.

Language Notes: The International Business Program is offered completely in English.
All other bachelor programs are offered in German for the first two semesters and in English for semesters 3-6.

The master’s program is offered completely in English.

Room and Board: The international office helps students find an accommodation upon request. We offer rooms in Student Union residences, in private student residences and in shared apartments. Exchange students are recommended to make housing
arrangements as early as possible.

Special Conditions: For some courses, there are pre-requisites; these are listed in the respective module descriptions, which are available on the web site under http://karlshochschule.de/en/ > the respective program > course structure > description of modules.

For Bachelor students, due to overlapping schedules, not all combinations of courses are possible. Exchange students are recommended to join one of our regular cohorts if possible, e.g. in the fall term Marketing 3rd or 5th semester, and take the two specialized modules from that field. Other modules can then be arranged around it. Special requests should be communicated as early as possible.

Master students join the regular program of the first year and can take up to 5 modules.

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germany flagHeidelberg

Heidelberg

Location: Karlsruhe
Population: 290,000


program
cost
  • Tuition paid at SDSU FREE HOUSING OFFERED AT THIS UNIVERSITY
courses
  • SRH University Heidelberg courses (Offered in English)

  • Please note that THIS IS THE ONLY UNIVERSITY THAT GUARANTEES AN INTERNSHIP part-time with an business incubator company in Heidelberg for academic credit
application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
dates
  • Academic Calendar
    Spring: Early January- mid May
  • Fall: Late August-Mid December
contact

Why study at SRH University Heidelberg?

“Imagination is the factor that brings science to life” (Albert Einstein)

“Studying” can mean many things: it can mean that you have direct access to your teachers or that you find yourself crammed into packed lecturing halls. It can mean individual attention from your professors, or anonymity. It can mean your studies take forever or produce viable results in the shortest time possible. Our students not only get more out of their studies; they also graduate earlier and earn money sooner. Many of them stay in touch with professors and staff after graduation.The SRH University Heidelberg is one of the largest and oldest private universities in Germany. This fully state-accredited institution was founded in 1969 and offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the fields of architecture, engineering, business, law, information technology, psychology, and social sciences as well as music therapy and physical therapy. About 2,600 students are currently enrolled in the various faculties.
Being a private university, our first priority is to promote the personal success of our students. The effective combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience enables them to meet the needs of the market. The opportunity for individual personal growth, combined with the ability to realize innovative projects that are close to one’s heart and the benefits of cooperation between professors and students motivate our students to excellence.

Our philosophy - offering the best chances for the future

The key premise of our study model is the transfer of relevant knowledge and its application in practice. So the most important characteristic of our model is linking knowledge and practice. This is fostered during the entire course of studies, and it prepares our students most effectively for their future professions. In the initial stage of a study program at our University, students acquire the relevant theoretical basics, soft skills, and working techniques for their future. Throughout the second stage, the knowledge and skills acquired are put into practice by means of simulations and actual events. The process is accompanied by the transfer of in-depth knowledge. During the third stage of the study program, students are often involved in projects from the business sector, running parallel to attending classes. Many of the companies co-training our students choose to offer them a job after they graduate. As a result, almost one third of our students are offered permanent employment after graduation.

SRH University Heidelberg is a University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule). This means providing students with a scientifically based education, tailored to the demands of professional life. Courses tend to be more career-oriented than programs at regular universities, which usually focus on scientific education and research. Our professors have years of experience, both in industry and academia. The undergraduate degree programs generally include internships and/or a practical module. This enables students to apply their knowledge on the job at real-life companies and businesses.

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Hungary flag Univesity of Pecs, Hungary
Pecs, Hungry

Location: Pécs
Population: 157,680


program
cost
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing in Pécs, of bout $150 per month
courses
application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
dates
  • Academic Calendar
    Fall Semester: Late August-Late December
    Spring Semester: Early January-Late June
contact

Profile: At the time when several universities were founded in Central Europe, the Anjou king of Hungary, Louis the Great established the first Hungarian university in Pécs in 1367. Thus the history of Hungarian higher education goes back to this date. The University of Pécs is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Hungary with high-quality research and education. At present the number of students is around 35,000. The University has the traditional structure of European universities, headed by a rector and a team of six vice rectors, each responsible for a different area of university life. The faculties, headed by a dean, and the institutes, headed by a director, represent larger academic areas. They are subdivided into departments, which are in daily contact with the students and are responsible for the academic programs. The wide range of programs covers nearly every possible study area.

Locale: Pécs is the fifth largest town in Hungary, with a population of about 160,000. Lying in the south-western part of Hungary, close to the border with Croatia, it has a mild, almost Mediterranean climate. Its history dates back over 2,000 years, and the name of the old Roman town, “Sopianae” is still found in the names of institutions and products. Although its development suffered several setbacks throughout the centuries, such as the Tartar invasions, or the Ottoman-Turkish Rule, it has not only survived, but developed into a pleasant, modern town, rich in historical monuments, an administrative, cultural, and educational centre with a lot to offer to those who wish to live or study here. The town is famous for its museums, galleries, the festivals and cultural events it hosts. The downtown area of Pécs is a unique mixture of the relics of Early Christianity, the arrival of the Hungarians, the Turkish reign and the achievements of modern architecture and art. The city of Pécs holds the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture in the year of 2010.

Divisions: Human Resources and Adult Education, Business and Economics, Health Sciences, Political and Legal Sciences, Natural Sciences, Visual Arts and Music, Medical School; Engineering, Humanities and Education.

Academic Notes: Course formats: seminars and field/course work. Most of the courses require one semester attendance.  In some cases a course can be delivered throughout the whole academic year always named the same just marked with I. for first semester and II. for second semester. In these cases first semester attendance is a prerequisite for taking the course in the second semester as well. Please note that there are full programs taught in English or German at the University of Pécs. These are the English/German Program of the Medical School, BA in Business Administration and MSc in Applied Management, DLA in Visual Arts etc. Students enrolling to one of these programs are obliged to pay the appropriate tuition fee. Check the Course Catalogue to see special prerequisites and the minimum number of students.

Room and Board: With regards to accommodation in Pécs, international students have two basic options. They may indicate their intention of staying in the student hostel accommodation on their application, or seek alternate accommodation on arrival. The student hostel is located in a quiet, residential area of Pécs – it is in fact the same building where you can find the International Relations Office. Spaces are limited and we cannot offer a room for a single student due to the short supply and generally large demand for rooms! The price of the rooms/person is HUF 15,000/month. Payment must be made by postal order at the beginning of each month or may optionally be paid in full for the entire period. Postal orders can be obtained from the International Relations Office. A HUF 10.000 cash deposit needs to be paid on registration to the dormitory which will be repaid in accordance with the house rules of the hostel on checking out. Please contact Ms. Judit Nemeth for reservations for the student hostel: nemeth.judit@pte.hu.

The Central Student Service Office (Központi Szolgáltató Iroda - KÖSZI) has a large database of accommodations available for rent. Prices range between approximately HUF 45,000- 100,000 (above EUR 200) for a furnished flat with gas heating for two persons that is fairly near to the city centre and/or faculties of the University. The Central Student Service Office can usually offer at least a couple of flats that suit your needs, but don't be too choosy. Not all flat owners are ready to lease their flats for a short period of 0.5 to 1 year and some of them know very little English.

As for meals, there are student cafeterias at most of the schools and faculties that are offering daily menus for students and staff members. These are relatively inexpensive (prices range 400–800 HUF which is about $2-4). Elsewhere in the city there are a great variety of restaurants that are also offering daily menus (prices range 500–1500 HUF). Fast food options and international cuisine are also available besides the world famous traditional Hungarian cuisine.

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Ireland flag IT Carlow, Ireland
carlow

Location: Carlow
Population: 20,000

Program
Price
  • $10,945 for tuition and fees, plus $2,300-$2,800 for housing
Courses
Application
  • Apply directly to this university and
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad and complete an independent program application, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Fall Semester: Early September to Mid-December
    Students applying to IT Carlow can attend only for the Fall semester, or full academic year. Students are not able to attend IT Carlow for Spring semester.
Contact

Profile: At the Institute of Technology Carlow, every effort has been made to combine a stress-free location with top-level academic programs and facilities that are the leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally. The Institute has a student body of almost 4,500 and an academic staff of 200. All of this in a town of 20,000 people with healthy industrial and business sectors. Located in Ireland’s sunniest region and only about an hour from Dublin, this university is great for students who want a small, traditional Irish setting and opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community.

Locale: Ireland has recently been named by The Economist Magazine as the best place in the world to live. “Ireland wins because it successfully combines the most desirable elements of the new (the fourth-highest GDP per head in the world in 2005, low unemployment, political liberties) with the preservation of certain cozy elements of the old, such as stable family and community life.” 

Carlow, just 80 kilometers from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology campus. The Institute benefits from continuous investment by the Government in the student learning environment and boasts excellent computing, multimedia, and library facilities in a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre. The Institute is also internationally renowned for research in the areas of Biotechnology, Engineering, and Marketing. Situated in the island's sunniest region - the sunny southeast –  the county is ideally located to explore the Wicklow Mountains, the medieval city of Kilkenny, the Viking settlements that grew into Waterford city and Wexford town, and of course, Dublin, Ireland’s exciting capital city. With its rural location, Carlow provides the ideal setting for learning with all the essential services but without major urban distractions. Their large campus is situated on the banks of the beautiful river Barrow just a five minute walk from the center of town.

Accommodations: Student housing is provided adjacent to the campus or in Carlow town center. The International and Accommodation offices assist the students in finding the best type of accommodation to suit their requirements. In the past, study abroad students have stayed at the Carraig Abhainn Village. This student village is located across the street from campus. Carraig Abhainn is a low rise, high quality, privately owned development comprising of 38 fully fitted self catering apartments. Thirty five of the apartments cater for 4 people with two single rooms and one twin room with ensuite bathroom. A further three apartments have a bedroom with ensuite facilities specially designed for students with disabilities. These fully furnished apartments include cable television and wireless internet access and have laundry facilities on site.

Scholarships: The Institute of Technology Carlow supports GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students with Irish heritage through the Irish Homecoming Study Program (IHSP) Initiative. GlobaLinks study abroad students attending IT-Carlow for an academic year will be eligible for a scholarship of €3000 (EU) per year. Upon acceptance, students must demonstrate Irish Heritage with a passport or birth certificate from a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. No additional application is required.

In addition to this scholarship opportunity, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers many other scholarship opportunities and resources for students. Learn more.

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Italy flag John Cabot University, Italy


Colosseum Arch, Rome
Location: Rome
Population:
2.7 million

 

Program
Price
  • SDSU Program: Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing: from $4800-$5700 per semester
  • Independent Program: SDSU students will receive an application fee waiver plus a 10% discount from tuition of about $10750 (approx. $9500). Additional fees apply, check here for details.
Courses
  • John Cabot University Undergraduate
  • JCU offers a number of opportunities for students to gain practical experience: internships, work study, club membership, Model UN (this year they went to Brussels, London, Geneva, and New York), and volunteering for international events.
  • John Cabot University Internships. PLEASE NOTE that John Cabot has a large list of potential internships available. Even though they do not guarantee the internships, it is very likely that students will get one. Students may complete a part-time internship while taking courses. Internships are available both semester, fall and spring. This is just a sample of the internships available in fall of 2013. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please contact John Cabot directly if you are going on an independent programs, or after you have been accepted by SDSU to participate in the exchange program.
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
  • IMPACTED PROGRAM Fall semester exchange only. BOTH SEMESTER FOR INDEPENDENT PROGRAM.
  • Please note that you must contact this program directly to apply if you are applying as INDEPENDENT PROGRAM
  • You need to contact also the International Student Center IF YOU ARE APPLYING AS INDEPENDENT PROGRAM
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Fall Semester: Late August—Mid-December
    Spring Semester: Mid-January—Mid-May
  • Please note: you may apply for the SDSU exchange during Fall semester only. You may apply for the independent program for Fall, Spring, or Summer
Contact

Profile: John Cabot University is an American International University in Rome. Founded in 1972, John Cabot University is licensed by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware, accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association, and authorized by the Government of Italy to operate as an American four-year university in Italy. Located in the heart of the Eternal City, in the beautiful compound of the Italian National Academy of Sciences, John Cabot is a unique place. It combines the best qualities of American liberal arts education, with the history and rich cultural heritage of Rome, a city that is at the same time one of the cradles of western civilization and a vibrant center of international life.

Locale: The main campus is situated near St. Peter's and the Vatican in the charming Trastevere quarter, with a fine-arts annex on the other side of the Tiber River. The central Rome location means that students are literally surrounded by the history and art of thousands of years. John Cabot's strategic position in this world center of diplomacy, combined with the unique relationship enjoyed with leading multinational corporations, embassies, media and international organizations, also gives JCU students the opportunity to participate in exclusive internship programs and to be first-run candidates for distinguished job openings in the vibrant international market.

Academics: The business program is distinguished by its international emphasis. Courses are balanced between the theoretical and practical. Small class sizes permit most of the upper level courses to focus on active learning through in-class discussion and teamwork including projects, reports, and/or formal presentations.

Accommodation: JCU Housing provides accommodations to students in residential areas in order to promote an authentic study abroad experience in support of the overall mission of the University. Students housed with JCU are given the opportunity to live like Romans and should be mature, open to new experiences and ready for an international 'off-campus' housing experience. Living in JCU Housing will give students a better understanding of urban Italian life. For the most part, JCU apartments are grouped in areas adjacent to the university. Our clustered apartments make it easy for you to get to know your JCU neighbors and commute to campus together on foot or by bus. All students in JCU Housing are assigned Resident Assistants who are available to help students in their residential life experience while at JCU. Resident Assistants live in the same neighborhoods as students and are available to answer questions, organize events and generally assist students adjust to Roman life. JCU also provides a meal plan which is valid for breakfast and lunch at restaurants around both campuses. The apartments we use are all in desirable residential areas for both Romans and foreigners alike. Each neighborhood has its own character and is more like a small village within the large city of Rome. In order to house our numerous students relatively near our Trastevere campus, the Housing Office contracts apartments or makes arrangements with commercial residences in the central area of the city. Although the apartments vary in location, style, age, and size, all of them are equipped with the essentials. Housing costs range from $4800-$5700 per semester. Please check JCU web site for actual cost since prices may change any given semester http://www.johncabot.edu/student_life/housing-and-residential-life/housing-options.aspx

Roman Colosseum Castelloth walkway

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Italy flag Bocconi University, Italy


Milano Transit
Location: Milan
Population:
1.3 million

 

Program
Price
  • SDSU Program: Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing: from 500-800 euros ($700-1100) for a shared bedroom in a private apartment.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT HOUSING IS NOT GUARANTEE, FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE BASIS. Make sure that you apply early in the application process and pay on time. Finding housing can be challenging if you do not apply on time.
Courses
  • Bocconi University Undergraduate Course Articulation
  • Bocconi courses change each semester, please consult the university web site to ensure the courses you are interested in will be offered
  • Some courses at Bocconi are taught in an English-Italian hybrid, please make sure to verify the language of instruction for each course
  • If you plan to take courses in Italian at Bocconi, you must complete a minimum of two upper-division Italian language courses at SDSU before studying abroad
Application
  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring

Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Fall Semester : mid-September to late-December
    Spring Semester : Mid-January to late-May
Contact

Profile: Bocconi University is considered the leading university in Business and Economics in Italy. It has just been ranked 33rd worldwide according to the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2010 and 38th worldwide according to the Financial Times MBA Ranking 2010. Thanks to its network of alliances, Bocconi exchanges 1000 students every year with over 180 universities worldwide and belongs to two of the most prestigious international networks: CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) and PIM.

Locale: Milan is the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1,318,000, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering province of Monza e Brianza (created in 2004 splitting the eastern part from the province of Milan itself), is one of Europe's largest with an estimated population of 4 million spread over 1,980 km2, with a consequent population density of more than 2,000 inhabitants per km2. The growth of many suburbs and satellite settlements around the city proper following the great economic boom of the 1950-60s and massive commuting flows suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of the city proper and its agglomeration, creating a metropolitan area of 7.4 million population expanded all over the central section of Lombardy region. It has been suggested that the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. An international and cosmopolitan city, 15.2% of Milan's population is foreign born. The city remains one of Europe's main transportation and industrial hubs, and Milan is the EU's 10th most important centre for business and finance with its economy being the world's 26th richest by purchasing power.

Academics: Exchange students are expected to attend a minimum of 3 courses, up to a maximum of 6 courses per term. Classes are mainly lectures. Depending on the subject, case discussions and presentations in class are also used. Usually, class attendance is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended: notes taken during lectures are relevant for the final exam. Classes have from 20 up to 130 students in each. Examinations may be written or oral, but they are usually written exams in courses taught in English. Exams must be sat on the official examination sessions and only at Bocconi. Students must officially enroll to exams on the official dates in order to allow the grade registration. Grading is essentially based on the result of the final exam. In some courses it is the sum of different elements like team‐work, projects, essays, and class participation. Course Selection is carried out by students through an online application, and exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses offered in English (over 100) every semester.

Accommodation: Exchange students can acquire accommodation in Bocconi dorms through the ISD Housing Office. There are a variety of options through the university residences, but these can change each semester. A meal at the university canteen is approx 8 Euro (Exchange students will have meal plans at a different rate). Exchange students can access the internet through a wireless and cable University network. The wireless connection is operational on a wide area of the campus. Additionally, IT labs are connected to the University network and printers are also available for students. Exchange students can also access a comprehensive library free of charge.

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Norway flagBI School of MGT
Oslo fjord

Location: Oslo
Population: 592,082


Program
Price
  • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing in Norway, between $320-650/month
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT 2 STUDENTS EACH SEMESTER will receive a scholarship of NOK 15.000,- (around USD 2.500,-) this will cover the price of housing. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY, CONTACT US SO WE CAN NOMINATE YOU

  • There are good opportunities for part-time work for international students in Norway,e.g. Newspaper delivery, conducting surveys, etc.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week
  • Average hourly pay is around 12-15 EURO ($15-18 USD)
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
Dates
  • Academic Calendar
    Fall Semester: Late August-Late December
    Spring Semester: Early January-Late June
Contact

Profile: BI Norwegian Business School is one of Norway 's largest educational institutions (about 7,000 students) and a future-oriented business school. The school was established in 1943 and has since the late 1940's been an important part of the Norwegian educational system, with strong links to both the Norwegian and the international business and academic communities. The school's research meets international standards of excellence. In 2005, BI opened its new and modern main campus in Oslo, centrally located in an emerging and pulsating area. BI's International Student Association ensures that exchange students are taken care of from the moment they arrive in Norway and continues as the students' point of reference as they integrate into Norwegian student life and culture.

Locale: Norway is a country of contrasts: soaring mountains, breathtaking fjords, ice-blue glaciers, deep green forests, fertile valleys and rich pastures. Oslo has a population of approximately 600,000 and has all the amenities of a major European city. Along with the world class art that you would expect from a major European city, Oslo has sights that appeal to a broad range of interests, a vibrant city life, a fjord and lakes located in a wooded wilderness area that can be reached by public transportation. Norwegians are proud of the fact that the Norwegian king is the only king in modern history to have won a gold medal in the Olympic Games!

Academics: The school hosts Norway's largest academic milieu within the areas of business economics and administration, marketing and management. Exchange students can choose courses from the Bachelor's program in Business Administration. The student body of this program is international, and the program is conducted entirely in English. Each semester the International Relations Office offers a basic Norwegian language course to exchange students. Though not for academic credit, these courses are a great way to immerse yourself fully in your Norwegian exchange experience.

Accommodations: BI Norwegian School of Management has no dormitories on campus, but will assist all students in finding accommodation. There are two student dormitory villages near campus that the school recommends, as private apartments are expensive and can be difficult to find. Both of these villages offer apartment-style living and a chance to live and socialize with both Norwegian and international students. Rent varies depending on accommodations, but usually ranges from $320-$650/month.

Special Perk: The student union at BI has access to a cabin in Nordmarka, a forest north of Oslo . The cabin is available to all BI students, including exchange students

Kylling bru, Romsdalen (Photo: Johan Berge/ IN) BI Norwegian School of Management

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Czech flagCzech University

Prague

Location:Prague
Population: 1.3 million

program
cost
courses
application
  • How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
dates
  • Fall semester: Late September- Early February***PLEASE NOTE: that you maybe able to take finals before Christmas. You can also be done with your exams very early in January. Please talk to your professors at the beginning of the semester. They are the only ones who can decide.

  • Spring semester: Mid-February- late June

contact

The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) is a public university.  It was established in 1776 with lectures in agricultural economics in the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague. The Chair of Agricultural Economy was located at the Czech Polytechnics, on the basis of an Imperial Decree issued on 17 December 1812. First lectures in forestry sciences were launched in autumn 1848.

Post WWI reforms in Czechoslovakia led to changes in the CUT structure. In 1920 the College of Agricultural was restructured to become the College of Agriculture and Forestry Engineering (VSZL). For a few years it was situated in a large mansion in Prague's Vinohrady district.  In 1936  the College of Agriculture and Forestry Engineering (VSZL) moved to new premises built for this purpose in Prague's Dejvice district. During Nazi occupation (1939-1945) all Czechoslovaks universities were closed.

After the takeover of a communist government in Czechoslovakia in 1948, the College of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, previously part of the Czech Technical University in Prague, was established by a Socialist Government Decree of  8 July 1952, as a State university - the University of Agriculture in Prague. On the one hand the generous socialist state support of agricultural education was positive. On the other hand the political character of the climate and the education of experts, to meet the needs of collectivization, should not be overlooked, particularly when the effect on the national economy proved to be at least dubious in historical retrospect. Up to about 1959 the University included Faculties which were aimed at materializing the new agricultural policy. The Faculty of Forestry remained as part of the Czech Technical University (1952-1959), and after a transition period, under the administration of the University of Agriculture, it was transformed into a Scientific Institute of Forestry in 1964.

In the 1960´s the University developed step by step. The fourth faculty of the University started work at České Budějovice in the academic year 1960-61. In the first half of the 1960´s the entire University of Agriculture in Prague moved into the newly built campus at Suchdol in the Prague outskirts. It should be noted that the campus is still under continuing construction and the original intention of establishing a respectable centre of education for several thousand students had been generous from the very beginning.

From 1952 the studies were a five-year course while the new Act on Schools of Higher Learning 39/1980 Coll. changed the period of studies to four years. Since 1990 the full course study time has again been changed to take five years, and in 1993 the three-year Bachelor Degree studies were introduced. Since 1998, in line with Act 111/1998 Coll. a two-tier study system has been introduced at all faculties of the University. In 1990 the Faculty of Forestry was restored completely and became an integral part of the University. In 1997 the Faculty of Forestry moved into its own newly constructed building within the University campus.

On 1 January 1995 the University of Agriculture in Prague was renamed as the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague. In 1998, in accordance with the governmental act 111/1998 Coll., the Czech University of Agriculture became a public university, with a great deal of autonomy in matters related to development of new study programmes (including study programmes taught entirely in English), voting of new Rectors by the university Academic Senate, and overall autonomy for development of infrastructure and new strategic plans, including membership in relevant international university networks and consortia. In 2007 the English name of the university was changed to Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Leisure activities: http://www.czu.cz/en/?r=4906
Entertainment: http://www.praguewelcome.cz/en/
UNESCO World Heritage: 12 sites within the country.

Major cities transportation:

    • Berlin (Bus/Train – 4 hours, Plane – 1 hour)
    • Munich (Bus/Train – 4 hours, Plane – 1 hour)
    • Vienna (Bus – 3.5 hours, Plane – 1 hour)
    • Paris (Plane – 2 hours)
    • Rome (Plane – 2 hours)
    • Budapest (Bus – 5 hours, Plane – 1.5 hour)
    • Zurich (Plane – 1.5 hour)

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    Spain flag Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

    Fountain, Barcelona

    Location: Barcelona
    Population: 3.1 million


    Program
    Price
    • Independent Program: $12,000-$14,000 includes tuition, housing, excursions
    Courses
    Application
    • Apply directly to this university and
    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad and complete an independent program application, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar (Independent Program)
      Late August - Late January
      February - May
    Contact

    Profile: Founded in 1968, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was established in a climate of dramatic student activism and aims to uphold four principles of autonomy: freedom to select teaching staff, admission available to all students, freedom to create its own study plans, and freedom to administrate the university's capital. UAB has moved forward at a rapid pace in its short history and is a leader in education and research, cooperating with universities and international organizations on five continents.  Students can take courses in a variety of disciplines, including economics, international business and marketing, history, humanities, and of course, Spanish.

    Locale: Home to over 1.5 million people, Barcelona is Spain's second largest city. As host of the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona saw major investments that dramatically changed the city's face. This thriving Spanish port is situated on a beautiful strip of Mediterranean coastline and is one of the most cosmopolitan locales in the world. In the center of the city is Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous boulevard. This charming tree lined avenue is constantly bustling with life and activity from the assortment of street performers, human statues, musicians, open air markets, sidewalk cafes and restaurants present at all times of the day. As rich in life at night as in day, Barcelona's intensity does not falter when the sun sets. After dark hundreds of taverns, discotecas, opera houses and theatres all come to life. It is no wonder that more international students than ever are choosing Barcelona as their study abroad destination.

    A Note on Catalonia: Barcelona is located in a region of Spain known as Catalonia. These Spanish citizens speak their own language that resembles a combination of French and Spanish called Catalan. Though Catalan is the region's official language, all language courses will be in Castilian, the most wide spread Spanish dialect, referred to simply as “Spanish” in the rest of the world.

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    Spain flag Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
    Madrid Cibeles
    Location: Madrid
    Population: 3 million
    Program
    Price
    • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing between €285 (around U$393) for a share room and €577 (around U$796) for single room. UAM accommodations
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Semester 1: October to February (note that this semester overlaps with the SDSU spring semester)
      Semester 2: February to June
    Contact

    Locale: Madrid became Spain's capital simply through its geographical position at the center of Iberia. When Felipe II moved the seat of government here in 1561 his aim was to create a symbol of the unification and centralization of the country, and a capital from which he could receive the fastest post and communications from each corner of the nation. The site itself had few natural advantages – it is 300km from the sea on a 650-metre-high plateau, freezing in winter, burning in summer – and it was only the determination of successive rulers to promote a strong central capital that ensured Madrid 's survival and development. Nonetheless, it was a success, and today Madrid is a vast, predominantly modern city, with a population of some two million and growing. The journey in – through a stream of concrete-block suburbs – isn't pretty, but the streets at the heart of the city are a pleasant surprise, with pockets of medieval buildings and narrow, atmospheric alleys, dotted with the oddest of shops and bars, and interspersed with eighteenth-century Bourbon squares. By comparison with the historic cities of Spain – Toledo, Salamanca, Sevilla, Granada – there may be few sights of great architectural interest, but the monarchs did acquire outstanding picture collections, which formed the basis of the Prado museum. This has long ensured Madrid a place on the European art tour, and the more so since the 1990s arrival – literally down the street – of the Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza galleries, state-of-the-art homes to fabulous arrays of modern Spanish painting (including Picasso's Guernica) and European and American masters.

    Profile: The Autonomous University of Madrid was created in 1968. It was conformed by five faculties: Sciences, Law, Philosophy, Arts & Letters, Medicine, Political Science, Economics and Commercial (Economic Section); each localized in different areas of Madrid. On October 25, 1971, with the inauguration of Cantoblanco's campus, the university started to grow in its infrastructure. The university raised the number of staff, the Psychology faculty was created, and also raised the number of research projects and help services for those activities.

    The Autonomous University of Madrid is a public institution in the Spanish and international context. It is recognized by its highest quality researcher units, its enterprising capacity, its permanent search of the educational excellence, as its noticeable social commitment. Its international projection is seen promoted by numerous programs of exchange with universities of the entire world, in which students, professors and not educational personnel participate. The Autonomous University of Madrid offers undergraduate and graduate studies. The innovative teaching, research and quality defines it personality. Its management, transparent and efficient, is oriented to service the users. The proposal of physical ordering of the campus carried out by the architect Carlos Ferrán, in 1983, was the base of its subsequent urban development that materializes in the following years with the construction of numerous buildings and infrastructures that conforms its current image.

    The campus of Cantoblanco has 22,252,000 square meters total surface. Of the 766,630 square meters built-up, 120,000 are zones landscaped, which gives the feeling of a privileged mountain area. In the campus of Cantoblanco are found the building of the governed and central services, and the faculties of Sciences, Philosophy and Letters, Law, Economics and Business, Psychology, Education and the School Upper technical college. The campus of the Faculty of Medicine is situated next to the hospital The Peace.

    The university is benefited by spaces and infrastructures adapted for the work and living of the university community, with a great respect for the environment. It possesses excellent communication with Madrid and neighboring towns, such as Alcobendas, San Sebastián of the Kings, Three Songs and Old Apiary. The presence of schools (preschool, primary school), extensive cultural opportunities and sports that promote complementary leisure activities, and the basic services (bookstore, pharmacy, optical, banking branch offices, travel agencies) facilitate the life in the campus and they permit to be approached each time more to their initial conception of university campus.

    These conditions create the environment required for the learning, the professional training, the communication and, above all, the life forms experience, the acquisition of know-how and of convictions, key for an integral formation in a company of just, supportive, and free beings.

    Divisions: The University has seven main faculties: Sciences, Law, Philosophy and Letters, Law, Economics and Business (Marketing, Economics, Business and Tourism), Psychology, Education and the School Upper technical college.

    Room and board : The University offers four housing options: Colegio Mayor “Juan Luis Vives,” University Residence “Erasmo,” Residence “La Cristalera” and the Program of living Intergeneration “Vive y Convive.” For a better description of the housing facilities, please visit this site. In a north tranquil zone of Madrid, the Greater School Juan Luis receives university students from all the corners of the Spanish geography. Its proximity to the Plaza of Castile and to the Station of Chamartín, makes the place suitable of residence for all students that choose the Autonomous University of Madrid to initiate their university studies. The temporary stays of visiting professors of the U.A.M. from different countries, also enrich the day by day of our School. The prices for housing vary from €285 (around U$393.00) for a share room and €577 (around U$796) for single room.

    Exchange dates: It is recommended that the students go abroad to UAM in the spring semester because the fall semester overlaps with the SDSU academic semester. The spring semester at UAM starts in mid-February, and ends in late-June.

    Courses: After receiving their acceptance packet, students will be required to complete a Learning Agreement that lists all the courses they are interested in taking. Students are not guaranteed spots in courses, it is up to the departments/faculties to allow students to take courses. The learning agreements are sent to the faculty that the courses are taught in and they then let the coordinator know if they will allow the students into the requested courses.

    UAM is transitioning between Licenciatura and Grado degree programs. Each faculty is transitioning at their own pace. To determine which courses are being offered each year, you can review the grados and licenciatura courses on these sites.
    After acceptance, students should receive information regarding their registration date and time an initial meeting once they arrive at UAM to cover the registration process.

    Once the students receive a copy of their learning agreement the courses approved by the faculties are guaranteed for the students, but the courses are not registered yet.

    When students register at UAM, a period for making changes in their learning agreements is opened, so students can apply for new courses or drop courses previously approved if they need/want to. After that period ends, then exchange students make their final registration of courses, which won’t be allowed to be changed.

    UAM gives students directions of how to make changes in their learning agreements and how to register in our registration meeting (the meeting, which is compulsory for exchange students, takes place after arrival, before courses start).

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    Spain flag Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

    Madrid lake scene

    Location: Madrid
    Population:
    3 million


    Program
    Price
    • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing between €400-700 for off-campus accommodations and €600-900 for on-campus housing
    • UC3M Housing Web site
    Courses
    Application
    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring

    • IMPACTED PROGRAM: WE HAVE seven (7) spaces available for spring 2015
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Fall Semester: September-January
      Spring Semester: January-May
    Contact


    Profile: Carlos III University of Madrid is a public university committed to a comprehensive humanities education for its students, cooperation and respect for the environment, research excellence, and quality teaching. The university consists of three schools: the School of Social Science and Law, the School of Humanities and the School of Engineering situated on three different campuses in Getafe, Leganés y Colmenarejo. Located in the town of Getafe to the south of Madrid, this campus has two schools: the School of Social Science and Law, and the School of Humanities. The modern campus installations include two libraries, computer rooms in various buildings, audiovisual rooms, recording studios, court rooms, wifi throughout the campus and a sports centres with facilities for basketball, tennis, squash, beach-volleyball and sauna, among others.

    Locale: Studying in Madrid offers you a wide range of cultural, sports and leisure activities. In addition to getting a quality education at a prestigious university, Madrid is a welcoming city which makes it possible to turn your university stay into an unforgettable experience. It is one of the most dynamic cities in Europe and it holds a great attraction for students from all over the world. For all these reasons, 27% of the students admitted each year come from other Autonomous Regions and they choose our University. The UC3M campuses, located in Getafe, Leganes and Colmenarejo, are very well connected to the city centre by public transport.

    The capital has a rich historic, artistic and cultural heritage; it is home to some of the best art museums in the world. Additionally, the Madrid Community region includes historic municipalities such as Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez, or El Escorial, and it is very near the monumental cities of Segovia and Toledo. Madrid also offers the possibilities of practicing a wide variety of sports, including winter sports as there are several ski stations in the Madrid Community region.

    Calendar: The fall semester officially lasts 2-3 weeks into January, which may overlap with the start of spring semester courses at SDSU. It is possible to work with UC3M and SDSU to complete all requirements in December or complete final exams after returning to San Diego.

    Campus Facilities: There are a total of 982 places available in three residence halls: Fernando de los Ríos in Getafe, Fernando Abril Martorell in Leganés and Antonio Machado in Colmenarejo. They all aim to provide a true home away from home for students and faculty during their university stay. For this reason, as well as covering the basic needs of food and rest, the residence halls also offer cultural activities, forums and get-togethers which contribute to the personal development of the residents. The university has two sports centres where with outdoor sports pitches, tennis and squash courts, indoor pool, fitness centre, saunas, beach-volleyball, climbing wall, bouldering, multi-purpose rooms. Every year the sports centres org anise competitions for the university’s various sports teams as well as other events.

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    Spain flag Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
    Zaragoza
    program
    cost
    • Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Zaragoza, Spain. (€150 to €300 for a shared room; appx $190 to $380 USD. €500 to €700 monthly for a full flat; appx $635 to $900 USD).
    • Housing and residence life
    courses
    application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    dates
    • Academic Calendar
      Fall: Mid September to Mid January
      Spring: Early February to Late May
    • Spring semester or Fall/Spring Academic Year exchanges only
    contact

    Locations: Four campuses in the following locations:
    Zaragoza: Population 660,000
    Huesca: Population 52,000
    Teruel: Population 34,000
    La Almendua de Dona Godina: Population  9,000

    Locale: Zaragoza, Capital City of Aragon, is a multicultural modern and ancient city with 700,000 inhabitants and over 2000 years of history. Zaragoza has Roman, Muslim, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, mingled with a dynamic high tech 21st Century City feverishly getting ready for the 2008 International Exposition. Zaragoza also has museums and theatres, restaurants and shops, pubs and discos, parks and, not far away, the Pyrenees with plenty of outdoor activities.

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    Sweden flag Stockholm University, Sweden
    Stockholm Museum
    Location: Stockholm
    Population:
    850,000
    Sweden
    Sweden
    • Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing at Stockholm of about $600/month (see information for free housing below).
    • Students going to Sweden in the fall, may apply for this scholarship only available in the fall semester. In Fall of 2012, one of our students got this scholarship. Please contact them directly if you have any questions on how to apply.
    Sweden
    • Stockholm University Graduate and Undergraduate course articulation (Offered in English)
    • Please note that undergraduate students will be able to take courses at the graduate level at this university if they are 3rd year students and have completed a minimum of 90 units
    • Stockholm University will send students a list of the courses offerings for the semester in which the student has applied. This will take place about two months after the application deadline, ie., in November for spring semester and May for fall semester. They will also send an application form so students can choose the courses in which they want to enroll. They will pre-register students for courses at the School of Business. However, It is difficult for the School of Business to register students for courses in other departments and they cannot guarantee that courses will be available. Students need to wait until they arrive to Stockholm to enroll in courses outside of the College of Business.
    Sweden

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Sweden
    • Academic Calendar:
      First semester: January to June
    • Second semester: August to mid January (please note that the university teaches different periods during the semester. You may take courses during the first three periods and come back to San Diego early December. If you take classes during the 4th period you may the courses may or may not end before SDSU's spring semester. Please check the Stockholm University web site for the academic calendar at any given year)
    Sweden

    Profile: Stockholm University is a center for higher education and research. Stockholm University one of Sweden's largest educational establishments as well as one of the largest employers in the Stockholm area. The University is one of the largest in Sweden with about 34,000 students and more than 1,700 graduate students. The University is one of the Stockholm area's largest employers, with some 6,200 employees.

    Locale: Stockholm University, situated in the capital of Sweden, is a University city enjoying many links with today's society - both from a local and an international perspective. The Stockholm University campus may be said to start at the very edge of Stockholm proper, at the Sveaplan traffic circle, and running all the way north to the Bergius Conservatory. A fascinating architectural mix, the campus contains both old and new, and many of the best-known contemporary architects have helped to shape the University environment.

    Divisions: Undergraduate education is pursued alongside postgraduate studies and research at the four faculties: Faculty of Humanities: Ancient Culture and Society, Archaeology (with Numismatics, Osteology), Baltic Studies (Latvian, Lithuanian), Bilingualism, Child Culture, Cinema Studies, Classical Languages (Latin, Ancient and Modern Greek), Comparative Religion, English, Ethnology, French and Italian, German and Dutch, History, History of Art, History of Ideas, Journalism and Communication, Linguistics (with Logopedics, Languages of the Deaf), Musicology, Oriental Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Indology, Japanese, Korean), Philosophy, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Scandinavian Languages, Slavic languages (Czech, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian), Swedish Theatre Studies, and Women's Studies; Faculty of Law: Administrative Law, Business Economics, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, European Law, Insurance Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Informatics, Legal History, Penal Law, Private Law, Public International Law, Tax Law; Faculty of Social Sciences : Business Administration, Computer and Systems Sciences, Criminology, Economic History, Economics, Education, Health Equity Studies, Human Geography, International Economics, International Education, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Management in Graphic Production and Public Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Research, Social research in Alcohol and Drugs, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, and Stockholm Center for Organizational Research; Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences : Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth-Sciences sections. Stockholm University offers several graduate programs in Education, Law, Swedish Social Studies and Business Administration. They are open to international students.

    Room and Board: The housing situation for students at Stockholm University has never been as difficult as it is today. It has become increasingly difficult to provide rooms to all of the exchange students who apply before the deadline for student accommodation. This is due to a number of factors, including a significant increase the last few years in the number of exchange students choosing to study at Stockholm University. Stockholm University's own students have a waiting period of more than one year before they can get access to a student room. There are a number of private companies who offer help in finding an apartment or room, but require students to pay a fee for their service and also require students to make contact with the renter.

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    Switzerland flagZurich University of Applied Sciences

    Zurich
    Location: Zurich
    Population:
    390,000
    Program
    Price
    • Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of housing. Incoming exchange students live in off-campus housing facilities and shared apartments. The International Office of the School of Management arranges accommodation for those students who request assistance.
    Courses
    • Zurich University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate Course Articulation (taught in English) Excellent program for Finance Students
    • The study visa permits students to work 15 hours per week during the semester or for two months following the end of the semester.  Many students have taken the opportunity to organize their own internships in the summer.
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
    • Spring Semester: Mid-February (Calendar Week 8) to the end of June or
    • full Academic Year: Mid-September (Calendar Week 38) to the end of June
    Contact

     

    University Profile:
    The Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a public university in the Canton [State] of Zurich, Switzerland with more than 1,’000 students in eight departments.  It traces its origins to the founding of the School of Engineering in 1874.  It reached its current structure with the establishment of the School of Health Professions in 2006.

    Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW): http://www.zhaw.ch/en.html

    The School of Management and Law has 3,300 bachelor students, 150 master students and approximately 1,300 participants in professional continuing education programs.


    Location of University:
    The Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Management and Law's headquarters and five departments of the University are located in Winterthur (15 minutes by train from the Zurich Main Train Station and from the Zurich Airport).  Two departments are in Zurich and one on Lake Zurich in Wädenswil.

    The School of Management and Law campus is in Winterthur.

    Language of Instruction include English if courses are available in this language::
    Students from the SDSU College of Business Administration can take a full load of courses taught in English in general management, business administration, finance, international management.

    Locale:
    Winterthur is located in the center business and financial center of Switzerland in the heart of Europe.  This central location makes travel within Switzerland and in Europe convenient. Paris, Munich and Milan are four hours away by train.  Ski destinations can be reached in 1.5 hours.

    With a population of over 100,000, Winterthur is Switzerland’s sixth largest city and home to international companies such as Swiss Re, AxA Winterthur Insurance, Sulzer, Rieter.

    Divisions: This area should include a complete list of departments/colleges/academic divisions within the university even if they are not offering courses in English.

    Departments of:
    Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
    Health Professions
    Applied Linguistics
    Engineering
    Management and Law
    Life Sciences and Facility Management
    Social Work
    Applied Psychology

    Academic Notes: This area is critical in notifying students of any special circumstances regarding academic programs including: course formats, departments requiring full-year attendance for some subjects, any allowable practicum or internship placements etc.
    All courses are taught on a semester basis.

    The exchange is expected to be primarily to the School of Management and Law due to the large offering of courses taught in English.

    The basic “teaching unit” for most courses is classes of 30 students.  In some subjects input lectures may be given to groups of 100 students, but all are followed by classroom instruction in smaller groups.

    Language Notes: Very important in identifying what the general language of instruction is as well as noting those departments that offer courses in English if any.  Generally, students who have less than 6 semesters of a foreign language at SDSU or equivalent do not perform well in an “immersion” experience in which they are taking regular university courses in another language. If relevant and possible, please provide a link or attachment of courses available in English.

    SDSU students will study in English alongside Swiss students in the classroom.

    Students with sufficient knowledge of German may choose to take one or more courses taught in German.

    Students may study German at no cost for credit during the semester. Courses are offered at Beginning and Intermediate Levels.  Incoming exchange students are encouraged to participate in German language training.

    Room and Board:Incoming exchange students live in off-campus housing facilities and shared apartments. The International Office of the School of Management arranges accommodation for those students who request assistance.

    There is a cafeteria in the main building serving breakfast, lunch and snacks.  A coffee bar, microwaves and vending machines are also available. No meal plans are in place. 

    Exchange Dates: What are the approximate dates (months) in which a student is expected to study at their host university i.e. October to February and April to July or September to December and January to May?

    Students may study at the School of Management and Law for one semester or for a full academic year. 

    Due to the semester timing it is anticipated that SDSU students will study in Switzerland:

    • in the Spring Semester: Mid-February (Calendar Week 8) to the end of June or
    • for the full Academic Year: Mid-September (Calendar Week 38) to the end of June.

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    Turkey flag Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Istanbul
    Location: Istanbul
    Population:
    9 million
    Program
    Price
    • Tuition paid at SDSU
    • Free housing offered by Bahçeşehir University
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Fall semester: late September to late January
      Spring semester:late February to mid-June
    Contact


    Profile: Bahçeşehir University was founded in 1998 as a non-profit university by Bahçeşehir Uğur Educational Institutions, with the goal of becoming a leading university in the world. To that end, the university has attracted a world-renowned academic staff; has created state of the art research and instructional facilities; and has developed study abroad programs for its increasingly diverse student body. Bahçeşehir University encourages its students to be intellectually curious and to become critical thinkers with a strong sense of morality based on the universal humanistic values of Human rights, freedom and social responsibility. Bahçeşehir University consists of six Faculties; Economics & Administrative Sciences, Communication, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Law and Architecture. The University also contains the Institute of Science and the Institute of Social Sciences, as well as a Vocational school. English is the language of instruction at the University.

    Locale: The main campus is located in Beşiktaş in the heart of Istanbul, the city spanning two continents. Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city of Turkey. Istanbul metropolitan province (municipality) had 13.26 million people living in it as of December, 2010, which is 18% of Turkey's population and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Europe (if its Asian half is counted) after London and Moscow. The city, in its administrative limits had 8.8 million residents counted in the latest Turkish census from 2000. Istanbul is a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city.

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    United Kingdom flag Keele University, UK
    Newcastle-under-Lyme
    Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme
    Population:
    125,000
    Program
    Price
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring
    Dates
    • Academic calendar
      Autumn Semester: Late September-Mid-January (Semester 1)
      Spring Semester: Mid-January-Early June (Semester 2)
    Contact

    Profile: Keele University is the largest integrated campus university in the UK , with a student population of about 5,600 full-time students. As a university, it values both education and research, with a current key focus area of research in information technology. High standards of teaching and an excellent student support system ensure that students get the best out of their time at Keele.

    Keele's campus estate is one of the exceptional features of the University, and is integral to the quality of experience enjoyed by students, staff and visitors alike. Set in acres of wood and parkland, Keele is also one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK.

    Locale: Keele is centrally located in Staffordshire, only one hour from Manchester or Birmingham and two hours from London . Nearby rail stations enjoy direct links to these locations and more. Keele has a rural setting but is also on the edge of busy city life, giving students the best of both worlds. With 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodland and lakes, Keele is one of the UK 's largest and most beautiful campuses. Keele is situated in an area popularly known as The Potteries. The nearest towns are Newcastle-under-Lyme (2 mi. from campus) and Stoke-on-Trent . Local culture can be found at the New Victoria Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, or in Hanley, a key place on the national club scene.

    Academics: The University makes available the whole range of its introductory, intermediate and advanced courses to visiting students with appropriate backgrounds. The School of Economic and Management Studies delivers a range of undergraduate courses including economics, finance, management science, business administration, marketing, and human resource management. Most modules (courses) involve a large, one-hour lecture and a smaller, one-hour seminar per week, though many will also require a two-hour discussion or workshop class.

    Accommodation: Accommodation on campus is guaranteed for exchange students. Rooms are normally single occupancy with shared cooking and washing facilities. Standard rooms cost about $1700-2100 per semester. Rooms with a washbasin included cost about $2000-$2400 per semester. All halls of residence are located within easy walking distance of the center of campus.

    pedestrians in a city street Keele aerial view

    Graduate program opportunity: All American students will be eligible for a 10% bursary for tuition. In addition, all students graduating from San Diego State University will be eligible for a further 15% bursary. Finally, if a previous exchange student from SDSU decides to come back to Keele for graduate study, they will be eligible for a 50% bursary. This means that for 2010/11 tuition would be approx. £4,700 (approx. US$ 7,800) for a returning exchange student.

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    United Kingdom flag Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K.
    Leeds

    Location: Leeds
    Population:
    770,000

    Program
    Price
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Fall (Semester one): Mid-September to mid-December
      Spring (Semester two): Early February to late May
    Contact

    Profile: Leeds Metropolitan University is striving to be a world-class regional university, with world-wide horizons. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 52,000 students and 3,500 staff. LMU has two contrasting learning environments in Leeds, the traditional setting of one campus in the world famous sporting area of Headingley and one intertwined with the business, health, civic and entertainment quarters of Leeds. LMU's campus in the spa town of Harrogate leads the way in breaking down the barriers between business, further and higher education. Leeds Met has a vibrant and growing international community with over 3,500 international students from over 120 countries.

    Locale: Leeds is a safe, attractive place to study in the Yorkshire region of the UK, renowned for its friendly, down-to-earth and hard working people. One of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, Leeds is modern and enterprising, rich in differing cultures and communities with a population of more than 700,000. The Yorkshire Moors and Dales are less than an hour away and London is about 2 hours away by train.

    Leeds is one of the most popular student cities in the UK with over 50,000 students. The city is geared to students' needs and has something to offer everyone: a vibrant nightlife, cultural attractions, premier sport and some of the best sports facilities in the UK.

    Academics: The goal of Leeds Metropolitan University is to provide high quality programs of study, radiating out with academic rigor from a professional and vocational focus, developing student skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence for employment and wider life. Students can take a variety of courses in the Leeds Business School or the Leeds School of Accountancy and Financial Services.

    Language of Instruction: English

    Accommodations: There is a wide range of good quality accommodation in Leeds , both on and off-campus. The University's modern student residences provide over 2,000 places for both UK and international students. Most of the accommodation is single bedrooms in self-catering flats with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Some rooms have en suite facilities. In addition, the Mary Morris International Residence offers self-catering accommodation specifically for international students. The cost of accommodation depends on the type of housing chosen, but runs from about $450-$1000 per month. Most units range from $450-650 per month.

    James Graham building, Headingley Campus Leeds

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    United Kingdom flag Napier University, United Kingdom
    Edinburgh

    Location: Edinburgh
    Population:
    500,000

    Program
    Price
    • About $5,200 (housing and meals) plus the cost of your tuition at SDSU
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Trimester 1: Late September to late January
      Trimester 2: Early February to early June
      Academic year exchanges: limited number of spring semester exchanges. Please note that this university ends its fall semester at the end of January!
    Contact

    Profile: Napier University, which takes its name from the famous sixteenth century mathematician John Napier, was founded in 1964 and achieved University status in 1992. In just three decades it has progressed from first-class polytechnic to major Scottish university and one of the top new universities in the UK. Its "newest" campus, the magnificent historical buildings and landscaped grounds of Craighouse, is perhaps the UK's finest. Napier University's five Faculties (Arts and Social Science; Engineering and Computing; Business School; Science; and Health Studies) offer a wide range of professionally oriented undergraduate and graduate programs. These are designed in consultation with commerce and industry and many allow students to integrate study and work experience. Total enrollment: 11,500 (including 900 international students).

    Locale: Napier is a multi-campus institution situated within Scotland's beautiful and cosmopolitan capital city of Edinburgh. In addition to being home to the new Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh hosts the largest international arts festival in the world and offers numerous cinemas, theatres, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops. At the heart of the city is the famous Edinburgh castle, surrounded by a mixture of medieval and Georgian architecture. Located one hour by air and four hours by train from London, Edinburgh is an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish highlands and islands; it also provides a good communications hub for travel to other parts of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe.

    Divisions: Biological Sciences; Built Environment; Business; Civil Engineering; Communication; Computing & IT; Design (Interior Architecture & Industrial Design); Electronic & Electrical Engineering; Environmental subjects; Health Studies; Hospitality; Journalism; Librarianship; Management; Mathematical & Physical Sciences; Mechanical Engineering; Multimedia; Music; Nursing & Midwifery; Photography Film & TV; Publishing; Social Sciences; Tourism; Transport.

    Academic notes: Napier University has particular strengths in the fields of Business and Management; Communication Arts (e.g. Journalism, Publishing, Communication, Photography Film & TV, Design, Music); Biological and Health Sciences; and Computing / IT. Napier's graduates have a high record of employment, demonstrating the University's achievement of its primary mission: preparing students for the world of work. There is fairly strong competition for exchange places in the Communication Arts field, but applications from students of all academic disciplines are encouraged. Napier has a modular structure allowing visiting students to devise programs tailored to their own (and their home institution's) needs. Modules (courses) in most academic disciplines can be combined with one another. The normal workload is 4 modules per semester.

    Room and board: University housing is situated within easy reach of the city center and is mainly composed of modern apartments providing the privacy of individual study bedrooms with a shared lounge/kitchen for cooking and socializing. Welcome packs consisting of bedding, crockery, cutlery etc. are provided to international students staying in University housing. A stipend is provided to purchase or prepare meals.

    Exchange dates: Academic year: late September to early June; Semester 1: late September to end of January; Semester 2: early February to early June.

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    United Kingdom flag Londom Metropolitan University, UK
    London
    Location: London
    Population:
    7.6 million
    Program
    Price
    • SDSU Program: Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing: twin room: 1,735 pounds and single room: 2,283 pounds per semester or about US$3,251 to US$4,278/semester.
    • Independent Program: £5,040 tuition per semester for undergraduate students (graduate fees depend on your area of study). There is a scholarship of £1,000 to be redeemed on the tuition cost, available to SDSU students only.
    Courses
    Application
    • NO SPACES AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2015 SEMETSER FOR THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM. IMPACTED PROGRAM

    • Please note that you must contact this program directly to apply and contact also the International Student Center
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Autumn Semester: Late September- Mid-December
      Spring Semester: Late January-Mid-May
    Contact

    Profile: London Metropolitan University is the largest single university in London , and one of the biggest in Britain . The university provides a friendly atmosphere and welcoming attitude with the capacity and resources to deliver a quality learning experience. 34,000 students attend University, 7,000 of whom come from overseas. London Metropolitan University brings together over 150 years' experience of providing quality education in London.

    Locale: London, the largest city in Europe, is a major international and communications hub and arguably among the most diverse and exciting cities in the world. Well-known sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Tower of London, as well as the capital's theatres and concert halls are just a short journey away from the university. Study Abroad students choose to attend either the London North campus or the City Campus, both centrally located.

    Academics: London Metropolitan University is one of the foremost providers of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education and training in Britain. Courses are planned in consultation with employers and examining bodies in commerce, industry, the world of art and design, the financial services industries and the professions. The end result is high quality courses that are of direct relevance to their field. You will be able to take classes alongside students from all over the world and gain first hand experience of the British educational system. Internship opportunities are available. London Met's Business and Management sector programs have received the highest possible rating from the United Kingdom educational rating agency, QAA. The Department of Accounting, Banking and Financial Systems, the Department of Economics, Finance and International Business, and the Department of Business and Service Sector Management all offer classes that may appeal to SDSU Business students.

    Accommodations: Students in London for just one semester usually stay in the Arcade Residence Hall. It has a number of advantages such as its location and proximity to the university, the underground station, and local shopping and entertainment. It costs is twin room: 1735.00 pounds and single room: 2283.69 pounds per semester. Other options include private apartments, hostels, or possible home stay opportunities

    London river

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    United Kingdom flag Birmingham City University, UK
    Birmingham
    Location: Birmingham
    Population: 1 million
    Program
    Price
    • SDSU Program: Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing of about $440/month
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Autumn Semester: Mid September- Mid-January
      Spring Semester: Late January-Mid - June
    Contact

    Profile: Birmingham City University is a public university with about 24,000 students and 9 campuses around the city. All campuses are in an urban environment and students take advantage of the city facilities as well as of the university ones. The city's multinational character is also reflected in the university population which has around 30% of its students from a wide range of ethnic groups and foreign countries.

    Locale: Birmingham City University is located in the city of Birmingham, UK 's second city. It is about 90 minutes north of London, 45 minutes north of Oxford and Stratford (Shakespeare's home town) and within easy traveling distance of Wales, Scotland and mainland Europe. With a population of around 1 Million, Birmingham is a very multi ethnic city with currently over 30% of non-white inhabitants.

    The Business School is situated on the main campus of Perry Barr. About 13,000 students use this campus which has all study and living facilities and two housing complexes.

    Academics: the Birmingham City University Business School has about 4000 students studying over 100 courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Research level in Business and Computing. Business students on exchange programs can take classes from Year 1, year 2 or year 3 of our degree programs (introductory, intermediate or advanced level classes) in Accountancy, Advertising, Business, Business Law, Business Psychology, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Public Relations. Computing courses are also available in Information Systems. The Business School prides itself on its vocational and professional approach to education and on developing the transferable skills and employability of its students.

    Accommodations: Exchange students who apply in time are guaranteed a place in university housing. Accommodation is in co-ed flats with a shared fully equipped kitchen and shared lounge. Each flat has 6 to 8 single rooms, either with en-suite shower and toilet or sharing 2 bathrooms for 6 students. Accommodation is self-catering so students either use the cafeterias on campus and in the local shopping center or prepare their own meals to reduce costs. The current rent is 82 Pounds sterling (about $110) per week for single rooms with en-suite bathrooms or 69 (about $90) Pounds Sterling for single rooms with shared bathrooms. Contracts generally have to be signed and rent paid for a whole semester as per the dates below, even if students leave early (at Christmas or in the summer). The rent includes electricity, water and heating as well as internet access. Bedding can be purchased on arrival.

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    United Kingdom flag University of Strathclyde, UK
    Glasgow
    Location: Glasgow
    Population:
    600,000


    Program
    Price
    • SDSU Program: Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing pay at Strathclyde
    Courses
    Application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    Dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Semester 1: mid-September to December/January
      Semester 2: January to early June
    Contact

    Profile: The University of Strathclyde has a long tradition of excellence. The university's reputation for high academic and research standards has led to extensive collaboration with industry and with educational institutions throughout the world. Strathclyde is Scotland's third largest university with 13,000 students.

    Location The university is situated in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and third largest in the United Kingdom. Glasgow is home to Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The Burrell Collection, a wonderful display of art objects from across the world, is a haven for culture lovers. The Gallery of Modern Art, set in the neo-classical elegance of the former Royal Exchange, displays the work of living artists from across the world. Glasgow is approximately 450 miles from London and can easily be reached by air (one hour flight) or train (five hours).

    Courses: Arts and Social Sciences (English studies, geography, history [economic, modern, social], modern languages [French, German, international business & modern languages, Italian, Russian, Spanish], politics, psychology; Scottish history, literature & studies; sociology); Business (accounting, administration, economics, finance, hotel & hospitality management, human resource management, international business, law [business, European], management science, marketing, technology & business studies, tourism); Education (applied music, community arts, community education, early childhood studies, educational studies, outdoor education in the community, primary education, social work, speech & language pathology, sport & exercise science, sport in the community); Engineering (architectural studies, architectural technology, biomedical electronics, computer & electronic systems, electronic systems, engineering [building design, chemical, civil, electrical energy systems, electronic & electrical, mechanical, product design, sport], environmental health, environmental protection & pollution control, manufacturing technology, mobile communication systems, naval architecture [marine engineering, ocean engineering, small craft engineering], product design & innovation, prosthetics & orthotics); Science (biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biophysics, bioscience, biotechnology, business information systems, chemistry, computer science, forensic biology, forensic & analytic chemistry, health sciences, immunology, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacy, physics, statistics, software engineering).

    Hints for Researching Courses: From the alphabetical list of departments, click on your field of study. This shows general information about the structure of the department, as well as specific module (class) titles if available. If a department does not list specific module titles or descriptions, students may need to be flexible in their module selection and finalize their choices upon arrival. All modules are subject to scheduling and availability. Please note the online course catalog is currently out of date so students should consult Strathclyde departmental websites for the most accurate information.

    Academic Notes: The university operates a credit-based modular system that allows students great flexibility of course content. Unfortunately, biological sciences are currently closed to ISEP applicants for the 2008-09 year, due to reviewing and revision of courses within the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

    Language Notes: Multilateral applicants who are not native English speakers must submit a minimum TOEFL of 600 (250 CBT).

    Program Dates: Academic year: mid-September to early June; Semester 1: mid-September to December/January; Semester 2: January to early June. Fall semester students may request alternative assessment to enable them to finish their studies in December, but this is at the discretion of the individual department depending on various factors including the nature of the course. In the past, students in Humanities fields are able to arrange alternative assessment more frequently than those in Business or Sciences.

    Housing and Meals: Students are housed in single room self-catering flats (apartments) on the John Anderson Campus. Each flat houses six students who have access to a communal kitchen and lounge. A meal stipend is provided.

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    United Kingdom flag Aston University, UK
    Birmingham
    Location: Birmingham
    Population: 1 million


    program
    cost
    • SDSU Program: Tuition paid at SDSU plus housing, depending on accommodations.
    corses
    application

    How to Apply

    • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
    • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
    • Scholarship Application
    dates
    • Academic Calendar:
      Teaching Period 1 (TP1): September to December or late January.
      Teaching Period 2 (TP2) January to June
    contact

    Profile: Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Professor Julia King became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006.

    Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.
    Our friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities for our 9,500 students.
    We are ranked 13th out of 113 UK Universities by the 2010 Complete University Guide, and 19th in the Guardian rankings 2010, confirming our place amongst the elite of UK Universities. We also have an outstanding reputation for helping our graduates secure good jobs, with 82% finding graduate level employment within six months of graduation, compared to a national average of less than 70% (2007 and 2008 graduates).
     
    This success placed Aston 9th out of all 120 UK Universities for this variable in the 2008-9 Sunday Times University Guide
    Aston offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also works with the public and private sector to develop tailored

    Fountain and main building

    Did you know:

    • Birmingham is the UK’s fourth most visited city by foreign visitors.
    • Birmingham has developed a reputation as ‘Europe’s Meeting Place’, attracting over 40% of the UK’s total conference trade.
    • In 2007 Birmingham was named as one of the top three places in the UK to locate a business (Cushman & Wakefield, commercial real estate service).
    Business in Birmingham

    Business & industry: Birmingham is a global centre for business, commerce and industry. The city is home to numerous UK, merchant and overseas banks, over 500 law firms and Europe’s second largest insurance market. The UK’s top accountancy and management consultancy firms have their largest offices outside London here, and the city has a thriving small enterprise community.


    Birmingham is by far the UK’s largest manufacturing and engineering centre, employing over 100,000 people and contributing billions to the national economy. In the public sector, Birmingham is home to three universities, major medical centres of excellence and employs thousands of people in national and local government.

    Birmingham offers the lowest weekly living cost of all UK student towns and cities, according to the Natwest Student Living Index 2009. The survey took into account the cost of rent, going out, food shopping and more. Birmingham students are spending, on average, just £171.14 a week.
    Birmingham is a real student city and many restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas, museums and more offer generous student discounts. Aston is based right in the city centre, so most things are within easy walking distance, saving you transport costs.  

    Aston Welcome Weeks: A special programme of events is offered to students upon their arrival at Aston University. For students arriving in January (Teaching Period 2), a programme of events to welcome you to Aston has been developed, which includes subject advice sessions, an introduction to the library, a tour of the campus and Birmingham city centre and plenty of opportunities to meet your fellow exchange students.

    Arriving at Aston University: A web site dedicated to International students who are coming to Aston for the first time is available here. This site contains very useful pre-arrival information for students coming from outside the United Kingdom and we strongly advise you to visit it. Please note that some information may change and that we recommend that you check the site regularly for updates throughout the year.

    Accommodation:

    Students attending for the whole academic year
    Students who attend for the whole academic year are guaranteed on-campus accommodation as long as they apply by the deadline. For EU students this is normally at the end of July. For non-EU students, this is usually around the beginning of August. Further information will be provided on the Residential Services website in due course: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/accommodation/
    Once they have received their student numbers, students can apply online for accommodation on the Residential Services website: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/accommodation/apply-online/
    Residential Services cannot guarantee a particular block or type of residence, as places are subject to availability.
    Students attending for less than one academic year
    Students attending in Teaching Period 2 (arriving January 2013) may apply for on-campus accommodation, but allocation is not guaranteed. Please see above for the application procedure.
    Off-campus, there are many accommodation opportunities and the Advice and Representation Centre in the Students’ Guild is happy to provide advice on locating them.
    For off-campus accommodation options, please visit http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/international/incoming/undergraduate/accommodation/
    University Accommodation Office
    T: +44 121 204 4704/ 4706/ 4707 F: +44 121 204 4705 E: accom@aston.ac.uk Website: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/accommodation

    Current prices:


    Accommodation

       Facilities

       Rent per week

     William Murdoch - James Watt

     En-suite 5 bed unit with shared kitchen facilities

       £129.00

     William Murdoch - James Watt

     En-suite 7 bed unit with shared kitchen facilities

      £121.00

     Lakeside

     En-suite unit with shared kitchen facilities

      £116.00

    Visas: Students from outside the EU will need to make sure that they have the necessary visa to enable them to study in the UK. Advice on Visa issues for International students (non-EU students) is available in Section 2 of Aston University's pre-arrival information web pages.

    Support Facilities at Aston for Exchange Students: At Aston University there is a range of support services available. Highlighted below are a few of the key support services.

    Library & Information Services (LIS) provides a comprehensive service to support learning and research needs throughout your study here at Aston. The Library provides books, journals, reports and statistics for students to consult and borrow. Many of the journals and other sources of information are also available electronically.
    0121 204 4525 - library@aston.ac.uk

    The Learning Development Centre (LDC) offers a range of support options for all aspects of your academic study and key study skills, from group sessions, one to one sessions and drop in support sessions. The LDC is based on the first floor in the Library.
    0121 204 3040 - lsc@aston.ac.uk

    Academic writing skills support is available to all students at Aston University. This support includes a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Writing Mentors who are based in the Learning Development Centre.

    Aston University’s Careers and Employability Centre is available to all students offering careers guidance and support in creating CV’s, completing application forms and preparing for interviews.

    Exchange students studying at Aston Business School can use the services of Graduate Advantage, a regionally funded project which matches students with paid full and part time work placements, industrial placements, graduate jobs and summer internships from between 4 weeks and 12 months in all sectors of business and industry across the West Midlands.  Placements cannot be guaranteed, but Graduate Advantage can offer advice in applying for placements.  Students should check the requirements of their visa to find out if they are eligible to work in the UK before applying to Graduate Advantage.

    Students can apply to Graduate Advantage once they are registered as full-time students at Aston University.  Please see the Graduate Advantage web site for further information.

    Health Care: All students at Aston University are able to access Health Care. EU students should obtain a European Health Insurance card prior to arrival.  Students from non-EU countries should ensure that adequate health insurance cover is purchased before coming to the UK.
    Halcyon Medical is based within Boots in the centre of Birmingham. The practice is available 7 days a week. We encourage all students to register with the practice as soon as you arrive at the University. All students who attend Aston University for six months or more will be able to register with the Health Centre.  Students who attend for less than six months will not be able to register with the Health Centre, but will be able to attend free of  charge for advice and treatment.
    0845 072 4632 - auhc@hobtpct.nhs.uk

    There is also a dental surgery and an optician on campus.

    Sports: We have excellent Sports and Recreation facilities at Aston University, especially for a University of our (relatively small) size. We have two sports centres on campus including 25m Swimming Pool, all-weather floodlit pitch, two large sports halls for a massive range of indoor sports, squash courts and a brand new Cybex Fitness Centre and Gym. Outdoor sports are catered for at the Aston University Recreation Centre, a 45 acre facility 5 miles from campus. Facilities are open 7 days a week.

    At Aston, there is also a wide range of Sports Clubs and Societies which are open to all students.

    For further information about the facilities at Aston, please visit the Sport Aston web site

    Academic Support: Within Aston Business School, there are a number of sources of support all dedicated to helping you get the most out of your time studying at Aston. As well as all academic staff offering “Office Hours” every week, where you can sign up to chat to them about the academic aspects of your time at Aston University, we also have Personal Advisors. Personal Advisors are based within the Undergraduate Office and are available for you to talk to Monday to Friday, throughout the year.

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