Spend a Semester in the Netherlands

by Tim Pate

The deadline is approaching to apply to study business in The Hague, – the “gateway to Europe.” Applications will be accepted until Nov. 1 for students interested in studying international business and management in a European cultural hot spot.

Downtown Hague

Downtown Hague

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is the host institution, and it features a modern central campus surrounded by water. Approximately 21,000 students from 135 countries attend the school for bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  As this is a CSU exchange program, two students from The Hague are currently studying at CSU.

Rob Ronci, a graduate of the program, says that the connections he made during his semester in the Netherlands left a lasting impression on him.

“I have made friends for life who want me to visit them in all different parts of the world,” Ronci said. “That alone is priceless.”

Students attending the university can expect to gain theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for careers in business, communications, industrial design, law, and other fields. All students will be taught in English, and THU International Office helps exchange students find a suitable place to stay in a furnished single or double room in an apartment within 5-20 minutes from the campus. Most rooms offer internet connection and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The university is located near a large number of companies and organizations with global influence, including corporate headquarters of Shell, Siemens, the International Criminal Court, the War Crimes Tribunal, and Europol. The Hague has a reputation of being the international city of peace, justice, and security.

The HagueThe Hague, which is a short train ride from Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London, Luxembourg, and Copenhagen, will give students easy access to the most enthralling parts of Europe when they are not in the classroom.

“[Studying abroad] was easily one of the greatest and most important experiences I have ever had,” said Ronci. “It is really one of those things where once you do it, it will completely change you.”

Apply online at www.studyabroad.colostate.edu. Applications must be completed by the deadline. (Late applications considered on space available basis.)

Extra credit: Check out these other great semester/academic year study abroad programs for business students:


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