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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: University of Liege
Liege, Belgium (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
University of Liège

HEC Management School – University of Liège (HEC Liège) is a business school of international stature located at the heart of a fully-fledged university, Liège University (ULg), which was established in 1817. HEC Liège was created by business enterprises to fill the need for training in times when the industry was booming. Today, HEC Liège offers courses under the bachelor’s programs of management, business engineering, and economics.

Location

Liège is a major city and municipality of Belgium, located in central Europe. Liège is a great location for those who love to travel and experience European culture first-hand, as it is located a mere hour away from Brussels, 3 hours from Amsterdam, and 2.5 hours from Paris. The metropolitan area of Liège boasts a population of over 700,000 people. One of the original seven collegiate churches, Liège Cathedral (or Saint Paul’s Cathedral), is located in Liège and contains a treasury as well as Saint Lambert’s tomb. The church of Saint James is remarked as one of the most beautiful churches in all of Liège, and was built in a Flamboyant-Gothic style, and was founded in 1016.
Liège is also home to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), which was founded in 1980 and contains the works of contemporary, surrealist, and impressionist artists such as Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, and Tàpies. The Batte Market, an outdoor market that is highly popular among the locals, happens every Sunday along the Meuse River that runs through the city.


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 French or 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 (September to December, exams may be held in January)
  • Spring Semester (February to late June)
  • Academic year (September to June)

Courses
 
Exchange students at HEC Liège may take courses in economics, business management, and business engineering. Information about courses available to exchange students at HEC Liège, including a list of courses offered in English, can be found on the Exchange Student Courses page. A list of courses offered in economics and business management can be found here, and a list of courses offered in business engineering can be found here. French language courses are also offered at ULg, and are available to exchange students at HEC Liège.

All exchange students to HEC Liège are required to have all of their courses approved by their home university prior to the start of their program.


Housing

Housing for exchange students at HEC Liège is provided through the student association, International Exchange Student Network (ESN HEC). Exchange students are given the option of staying in a university dorm of ULg, of which the number of rooms are limited so early registration for on-campus living is recommended. Exchange students may also live in a private accommodation (also called a Kot), and ESN HEC offers resources to help students find off-campus housing for discounted and reasonable prices. All of the accommodation options ate HEC Liège can be found on the ESN HEC’s Accommodation page.

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 $5,100
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to University of Liege
Accommodations $1,600    (depends on room type)
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,300
Meals $1,650
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $750 
Personal Spending $1,400+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $12,100+
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.
  • 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

HEC Liège Homepage (French)
HEC Liège Homepage (English)
HEC Liège Exchange Student Page
HEC Liège Exchange Student Courses
List of Courses in Economics and Business Mgmt
List of Courses in Business Engineering
International Exchange Student Network (ESN HEC) Homepage
ESN HEC Accommodation Tips 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
Currency Converter



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 HEC Liège, 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.