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  • Locations: Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UW-Platteville Education Abroad applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Description

Arnhem Business School (ABS) is part of HAN University (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), located in Arnhem, Netherlands. The University has a total enrolment of about 23,000 students, 6,000 of which study at ABS. Sixty percent of those are from abroad. This exchange program allows students to gain international experience in Europe while maintaining enrollment at UWP and earning credit towards a degree in business.  Arnhem Business School offers an international business program especially designed for European, U. S. and other international students. The school is situated in an important region for international trade and is one of Europe's prime economic locations. ABS is a medium-sized institution of Higher Education that provides higher professional education in English as well as in Dutch. Arnhem Business School campus features an extensive library; state-of-the-art computer and multi-media facilities; on-campus bookstore, a seated auditorium and various lecture rooms. Most people in the Netherlands speak English fluently, which makes the transition to European culture easier. Students take a week of intensive Dutch on arrival and may continue to study Dutch language and culture as one of their subjects.

For more information check out the website:  www.abs.han.nl

Arnhem, Netherlands

Map of the NetherlandsArnhem is located on the Rhine River about 20 miles from the German border and is one hour from Amsterdam. Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin and other major European cities are also just a few hours away by train. Arnhem borders the Netherlands largest national park and has many historic buildings, museums, theaters and sports clubs. Bicycling is the popular means of transportation and there are numerous bike paths in and around the city. The Korenmarkt in the center of the city is a popular plaza where students gather at outdoor cafes and discos at night. Arnhem is a students´ town, with an atmosphere of its own. There are student houses, theatres and cinemas which make it a lively place with plenty of opportunities for culture and relaxation. There are pop festivals, street music and pleasant restaurants. Its shopping district and Korenmarkt are famous in the region.

Courses

Students enroll in 4 modules (courses) most of which run for the whole semester or there is a Retail Observational Study Module that qualifies for two. Typically each module involves two hours of lecture and two hours of seminar work each week. Group work is often required and students are expected to take initiative and do research for reports and group assignments. The semester is divided into two periods (quarters) each eight weeks long. Students usually write a report or case study as well as take the exam for each period. Grades are based on both the papers and exam results. Students who successfully complete the 4 modules earn 12 transfer credits at UWP.


Eligibility

Students must be at least a junior and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to participate. Qualified students are accepted on a first come basis so early application is encouraged.

Housing and Meals

Students mostly live in single rooms in off campus student housing and share bathroom and kitchen facilities. Most students commute to campus by bicycles, which can be purchased cheaply in Arnhem. Bus service is also available. There is a self-serve restaurant on campus but students generally prepare breakfast and dinner at their residence. You can arrange housing for yourself before you arrive through a site provided by Arnhem.

Passport/Visa

Students make their own travel arrangements, typically flying to Amsterdam and then taking a train from the airport to Arnhem. You will need to obtain an U.S. passport before you leave and an alien resident permit once you arrive in Arnhem. The Office of International Education has information on travel, passports and immigration and will assist you in making these arrangements.

Once you arrive at Arnhem you will check in at the International Office and have an orientation to the city and university.