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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: Jonkoping University
Jönköping, Sweden (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
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 ** 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
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University

Founded in 1977, Jonkoping University (JU) has a student population of about 10,000. It is considered one of the best universities in Sweden that specializes in internationally based education. The Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) has been a pioneer in establishing one of the most internationalized business schools in all of Europe. JIBS has a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, with many students taking initiative to create their own startup companies while still at the university, and teaching students with the international business environment in mind.
 
Location
 
Located on Sweden’s second largest lake, Vattern Lake, Jonkoping is in the heart of southern Sweden. If you are one to enjoy the outdoors and its natural beauty, Sweden is the place for you. Anything from hiking, camping, cycling, skiing, boating and fishing are all open to you while on your exchange program at Jonkoping University. With the university being in the heart of the city, it is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shopping, and water front views.

 
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • 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 (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
  • Academic year (August to June)

Courses
 
Since Jonkoping International Business School is internationally based, numerous courses are offered in English that fit the needs of any business student. JIBS has courses offered in English that range anywhere from retailing to international trade analysis. Jonkoping University functions on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On this system, 30 credits are equivalent to a full course load with each course being 7.5 credits each.
 
Housing

All incoming exchange students are guaranteed accommodations located around campus arranged by the university.  Students have the option of an apartment or dorm. Within your housing, certain aspects are included such as electricity, internet and water as well as furniture and some kitchen appliances. Students will need to arrange their own linens and towels. Cost of living is estimated to be around 7500 SEK per month which is a little over $1,000. This includes living costs, food, housing, transportation, books and any other daily expenses.

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.

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
    • 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

JIBS Homepage
JIBS Incoming Exchange Student Information
JIBS Exchange Student Brochure
JIBS Course Listing
JIBS Grading System
JIBS Academic Calendar
JIBS Photos and Videos
JU Homepage
JU Accommodations
JU Apartments
JU Dorms
JU FAQs and Other Information
JU Academic Calendar
JU Fact Sheet
JU Facebook Page
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
Sweden Travel Guide
Currency Converter

 
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain
 
Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University, 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.