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|Program Type:||Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program||Academic Area:||Liberal Arts|
|Academic College:||College of Liberal Arts||Academic Department:||Economics|
|Program Advisor:||Bianca Cusimano, Savannah Maxwell||Housing:||Dormitory|
|Open to non-majors:||No||Classification:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|REEP Program Type:||Departmental Exchange|
Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam has a population of over 20,000 enrolled with 5,416 international students. Its areas of expertise include the study of medicine, economics, law and the arts. More specifically, the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) is one of the leading economics schools within Europe and the world. With Nobel Prize winning professors, the faculty is ranked 9th best in Europe and 40th in the world in economics and econometrics among some polls.
The second largest city in The Netherlands, Rotterdam is one of the largest port cities in the world offering a unique environment that include cultural events, festivals, sports and other activities for any exchange student to enjoy. Located just a short distance from London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam, students can plan any weekend excursion throughout Europe while getting a world class education at the Erasmus School of Economics.
- This exchange program is limited to students in the Department of Economics
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
• Fall Semester (September to December, Blocks 1& 2)
• Spring Semester (January to April, Blocks 3&4 )
• Academic year (September to April, Block 1-4)
One of the benefits of participating in an exchange program is the wide availability of courses that students can choose from. At Erasmus School of Economics, exchange students are offered upper level courses that are all taught in English, known as Bachelor 3 level coures (see link for course listing). ESE is on a block scheduling system (see Block Scheduling section in the link). For students studying abroad in the fall, they will register for Blocks 1 &2, for the spring, Blocks 3&4. Each block is roughly 7 to 8 weeks with a final exam after each block. Ultimately, you can think of ESE as being on a quarterly schedule instead of semester schedule like at Texas A&M.
It is recommended that you start your housing search before you arrive in Rotterdam. Many resources are available to international students in order to find housing that fits everyone’s preferences. The majority of the time students live in shared apartments or dormitories with private bedrooms but include shared kitchens and living spaces. The rent and cost of living can be quite high in some located, so it is important to shop around. Erasmus has reserved rooms for international students. However, there are not enough rooms for all short stay students, therefore, some students will have to research on their own for housing in the private market.
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 Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)|
|Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies||$240|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED COST||$15,115+|
|Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost||$13,636+|
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.
Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus School of Economics Home Page
Erasmus School of Economics Practical Information
Erasmus School of Economics Exchange Student Course Listings
Erasmus School of Economics International Exchange Factsheet 2014-2015
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus University Rotterdam Homepage
Erasmus University Rotterdam Exchange Student Webpage
Erasmus University Rotterdam New Student Handbook
Erasmus University Rotterdam International Student Housing
Erasmus University Rotterdam Housing Information
Erasmus University Rotterdam Preparation for Departure Information
Erasmus University Rotterdam Academic Calendar
Spring 2014 Estimated Costs
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Netherlands Travel Guide
Rotterdam Travel Guide
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
For detailed information about the exchange program to the Erasmus School of Economics, students should contact Savannah Maxwell in the Department of Economics.
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.