For the second time, the International Office brought students together with representatives and guest students from partner universities for the “International Days” on 17th and 18th September 2018. The aim of the international study abroad fair was to make it easier for CBS students to decide on a semester abroad at one of the 110 partner universities. Many of the students took the opportunity to inform themselves about the programmes offered at more than 15 international partner universities from Europe, America, Asia and Australia at the stands and during the information sessions.
From the Gold Coast to the Jewel of Flanders
For Christiane Dangelmaier, Marketing & Communications Manager of GOstralia!-GOzealand!, it was the first visit to the CBS: “We have been cooperating with the CBS for many years for the semester abroad and look after partner universities in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. Bond University, which is located directly on the Gold Coast, is particularly popular with students.” As the first private university in Australia, Bond university scores highly with its personal support and ideal teaching conditions: A professor mentors 11 students on average.
If you are looking for a study abroad programme with a high practical relevance, the Rikkyo College of Business in Ikebukuro, 30 minutes from “Tokyo” station, is the place to be. During the semester, foreign students take part in business projects with Japanese companies such as Shisheido and Yoshinoya and gain an insight into Far Eastern business culture. “As one of the oldest universities in Japan, the Rikkyo University College of Business is distinguished by its international character. Our founding father was an American, our faculty is reminiscent of a British country house and our teaching language is English,” said Ojima Minami, a student at Rikkyo College of Business.
The International Office has also won Artevelde University College Ghent as a new partner university. Around 14,000 students study at the Belgian college, 3,000 of them in the business school. As the “hidden jewel of Flanders”, the city of Ghent scores highly with students primarily because of its picturesque old town, low rental costs and car-free city centre. Griet Naeyeart, International Relations Officer, emphasised the cosmopolitan nature of the campus: “At Artevelde University College, we attach great importance to international practical experience in our studies. Since only about 30 percent of our students go abroad themselves, we bring the semester abroad to our campus in the form of business projects with international partner universities. Our exchange students will also benefit from this.”
The semester abroad at the Cologne Business School
In all of its Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, the Cologne Business School offers the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of over 110 partner universities worldwide. Studying abroad is firmly anchored in the English-language Bachelor programmes. In the German-language Bachelor programmes General Management and Business Psychology as well as in all Master programmes, students can optionally study abroad during their fourth semester.
Every year, about 200 students of the Cologne Business School go abroad for one semester. The university itself serves as a host university for around 250 to 300 international students each year. The application periods for a semester abroad take place twice a year in April and November, depending on the programme of studies.