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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: EM Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg is the second largest university in France with a population of 48,000 students and foreign students representing about twenty percent of the student body. Originally founded in 1631, the University of Strasbourg is now amongst Europe’s best in the League of European Research Universities. The EM Strasbourg Business School alone hosts around 400 foreign students every year. Students can focus their studies in banking, finance, entrepreneurship, organizational management, accounting, supply chain management, management information systems, and marketing. Being on the French-German border, the University of Strasbourg is one of the most important links unifying the Franco-German culture creating a unique academic atmosphere.
 
Location

Strasbourg is the capital of its region, Alsace, in eastern France along the border with Germany. Instead of French, the historically spoken language in Strasbourg is actually Germany. Strasbourg is characterized by its medieval past and a progressive future having the second-largest student population in France. The city itself boasts rich architectural heritage, museums, and many sights to see! This was especially reflected when the entire city center was deemed a World Heritage site, the first time that has ever happened to an entire city center. Additionally, Strasbourg is the official home of the European Parliament making it a center for politics in the region. It is only 2 hours from Paris, 3 hours from Brussels, or 4 hours from London! The installation of the TGV train has bought Strasbourg even closer to the top European cities on anyone’s bucket list.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have a classification of Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or French
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December; arrival by early September, late August)
  • Spring Semester (January to April; arrival by early January, late December)
  • Academic year (September to April)

Courses

The EM Strasbourg Business School offers approximately 90-100 courses taught in English with a much wider range of courses taught in French. The Business School is on the ECTS credit system. On this system, 30 ECTS credits equals a full semester course load.

The International Association or BDI (Bureau de I’International) is dedicated to welcoming the 400 plus student every year coming to EM Strasbourg Business School. They are ready and willing to help the international students assimilate into the school and culture of Strasbourg. Orientation week for incoming reciprocal exchange students will be held the week before the beginning of courses.

 
Housing

University housing applications open before the start of each semester. Rooms are grants on a first-come first-serve basis. A notification will be sent to you after the end of the application period of whether or not you receive university housing. Also, beware that there are some administrative procedures students must follow through with including health insurance and visas.

EM Strasbourg estimates 160-500 Euros per month for housing. Additionally, electricity and telephone/internet are not included in that monthly price. Estimates for these are 30/40 Euros for both of those individually. The mains power voltage is 22V, be sure to bring a converter and/adapter for power outlets.

EM Strasbourg is not involved in or responsible for housing arrangements made outside of the university dorms. However, they do provide easier access to private housing information outside the university setting once admitted as an exchange student. This includes options of private residences, a list of French students willing to share rooms/apartments with international students, and access to a Facebook group dedicated to the search of an apartment in Strasbourg. This link will take you to an off campus housing provider but beware the website is only in French.

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to EM Strasbourg
Accommodations $1,500    (depends on room type)
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,200
Meals $1,650
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $750
Personal Spending $1,360+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $11,760+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost  $13,636+

This estimate includes these figures predicted by the university:
  • 22 Euros ($30 USD) transportation per month
  • 207 Euros ($279 USD) for mandatory social/health insurance for the semester
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
 Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
 
Helpful Links

EM Strasbourg  Homepage
EM Strasbourg  Brochure
EM Strasbourg  Exchange Student Information
EM Strasbourg  English Course Listing
EM Strasbourg  French Course Listing
EM Strasbourg  ECTS Credit System
EM Strasbourg University Housing
EM Strasbourg Off Campus Housing Link
EM Strasbourg Administrative Procedures
EM Strasbourg International Association Facebook Page
EM Strasbourg Campus Tour Video
EM Strasbourg Fact Sheet
University of Strasbourg Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business  Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Strasbourg, France Travel Guide
France Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Studying in France


Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

“I have learned so much about international business, culture, the French language, relationships, navigation, food, and travel. I wish that I was better at putting this semester into words, but I am afraid that it might be an impossible task. I just have to conclude with saying that I am indescribably grateful to everyone involved in making this semester the best experience of my life.”
 
 Leah, Mays Reciprocal Exchange Student at EM Strasbourg
 
 


Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at EM Strasbourg Business School, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.