Study Abroad Opportunities in Europe

Vesalius College

Vesalius College is a Liberal Arts college situated in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. As the centre of the European Community, Brussels is the ideal place for students of varying interests and major areas of study to enrich their undergraduate experience. Over 300 international students of over 50 nationalities attend Vesalius College every semester, providing a truly cosmopolitan and culturally enriching environment. With class instruction in English, associated with a Dutch-language university and located in a French/Dutch bilingual city, Vesalius College offers something for everyone.

Why study at Vesalius?

  • Classes are small and interactive, with no more than 25-35 students per class, sometimes as low as five or six, and personalized attention from professors.
  • Study abroad students can benefit from specialty seminars and workshops that feature some of the key decision-makers and opinion leaders in the European Union and that are held at the College.
  • Vesalius College also offers a unique programme that provides insight into the changing nature and fundamental challenges of contemporary security issues from a distinct Brussels perspective.

EDC Paris
Paris, France

EDC Paris is a unique business school. Unique because it is owned by 250 alumni, all business leaders. Backed by 60 years of experience, EDC Paris is ranked among the top 35 French business schools and one of the very top undergraduate business schools. It is a totally independent school which possesses its own entrance examination. Though academic ability is crucial, the juries also attach great importance to the values that must guide businesses: ambition and respect, drive, a search for excellence ethics and solidarity.

Why Study at EDC?

  • Classes taught in English and French.
  • Located just 10 minutes from the Champs Elysées and at the foot of France’s tallest skyscraper, EDC Paris, La Défense thrives in Europe’s leading business district.
  • 19 international dual degrees are offered.
  • Dual-degree agreements with institutions in France and abroad.
  • 20% of EDC graduates start up their own company within five years of graduating from the school and 80% land their first job immediately after obtaining their diploma.

International Business School Paris – ISG
Paris, France
The Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) is one of Europe’s leading business schools and was one of the first to offer English-taught, international BBA and MBA programmes in Paris, France. Founded as a non-profit organization by a group of prominent French corporate executives in 1967, the school has more than 60 nationalities today and welcomes students from all across the globe. With a long record of educational innovation, the Institut Supérieur de Gestion use Anglo-Saxon methods of higher education and adjust them to fit international needs.

Why study at ISG?

  • More than 60 % of the graduates from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion’s International Programme have positions of international stature and 13% have created their own companies.
  • A truly international spirit, this education provides all nationalities and cultures an opportunity to express themselves.
  • Both the BBA and the MBA programmes are taught in English by a faculty of highly qualified instructors.
  • The Institut Supérieur de Gestion is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a member of EFMD.
  • The school believe in providing a multicultural environment in order to foster intellectual development and have students coming from all across the globe to study at the Paris campus.

DEREE – The American College of Greece Athens
Athens, Greece

Located in Athens, and originally founded in 1875 Smyrna, DEREE – The American College of Greece is the oldest American accredited college in Europe and the largest private institution in Greece. ACG is an independent, coeducational community of a talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, with a commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Why study at DEREE?

  • Students in virtually any academic major can find courses to apply towards graduation in their home institution.
  • All classes at ACG are taught in English.
  • Transferring credits is easy because ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the US and its degree programs are also validated by the Open University, UK.
  • ACG offers a holistic student experience with a full range of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.
  • ACG’s student residences, built for the 2004 US Olympic team, provide a comfortable and enriching living environment.

CEU San Pablo University
Madrid, Spain

Located in Madrid, Spain, CEU San Pablo University offers the opportunity to study in a world-class city with limitless opportunities. The university has been ranked among the Top 5 Universities in Spain consistently with international projects with over 200 higher education institutions across the globe. With students from Europe, Australia, America and more, Richmond students who study at CEU San Pablo are assured a global experience.

Why Study at CEU?

  • Wide variety of courses: law, humanities, business, economics, marketing and finance.
  • The capital of Spain, Madrid offers a vibrant city setting boasting many historical sites, museums, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Strong study abroad and exchange culture.
  • Spanish language and English language modules, and students can also improve their language skills by taking classes in Spanish Language, ranging from beginning to advanced.
  • San Pablo is located on the edge of Madrid offering a quiet setting for studying, but easy access to the city centre with public transportation located all around the university.

Franklin University
Lugano, Switzerland

Franklin University Switzerland is located on a hillside above Lugano, the principal city of Switzerland’s southernmost Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. An American liberal arts institution in an international environment, Franklin is fully accredited in the United States by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in Switzerland by the Swiss University Conference.

A commitment to courses of study that are international in perspective and cross-cultural in content has been the cornerstone of their educational mission since their founding in 1969.

Why study at Franklin?

  • Offers a unique and innovative approach to liberal arts education, characterized by an emphasis on international exposure.
  • The exceptional student-faculty ratio makes learning at Franklin University Switzerland an intensive and personal endeavor.
  • Introduces students to the professional world through specific courses, guest lectures and co-curricular activities.
  • Franklin has residences on campus but also provides housing close to the center of Lugano for a more independent lifestyle.
  • Academic Travel classes fully related to the academic expertise of the individual professor and to his or her particular knowledge or experience of a given country or area.

*Please note that Richmond students who want to spend a semester at Franklin will have to take a Leave of Absences and pay Franklin’s tuition and accommodation fees. Franklin does provide a discount for its Richmond partner. Please contact Richmond Office of International Programmes for more information.

Paris School of Business
Paris, France

Paris Business School is located in Paris, with a campus in Rennes also. The university was founded in 1974 and is one of Europe’s elite Grand Ecole management school, whose motto is ‘Acting Beyond Knowledge’; reflecting it’s philosophy that combines academic excellence, international awareness and professional experiences. The school is internationally accredited and provides excellent programmes and courses entirely taught in English by faculty coming from all over the world.

Why study at PSB?

  • Internationally accredited and courses taught in English.
  • Member of the “Grande Ecole Programme”.
  • Majors including marketing, management, finance and accounting.
  • Over 400 events organised throughout the year including conferences (politicians, intellectuals, business leaders) and humanitarian actions.
  • An International & Innovative Campus in the Heart of Paris.

Reykjavik University
Reykjavik, Iceland

Located in Reykjavik, Iceland’s cool capital city of 120,000, the university teaches some 3500 students under one roof. Specialising in Business, Computer Science, Law, Science and Engineering, it has a large number of classes taught in English.

Why Study at RU?

  • World’s greenest economy.
  • Extreme landscapes.
  • One of the highest standards of living in the world.
  • Beautiful natural landscape on your doorstep.

Universitat Witten Herdecke
Witten, Germany

The faculty of Management and Economics of Witten offers high quality teaching with options of specialisations such as Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Leadership and Organisation. The aim of the University is to turn students into critical thinkers who assume entrepreneurial responsibility.

Witten University is situated in the lively Ruhr metropolitan area with one of the highest densities of theatres, opera houses, concert halls, and a lively pub scene.

Why study at Witten?

  • Oldest and most prestigious private university in Germany.
  • Small-group teaching.
  • Innovative approaches in teaching and research.
  • A diverse city with an important student population.
  • Possibility to learn German.
  • All classes taught in English at the faculty of Management and Economic.

Kazan University
With 210 years of high-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields, Kazan Federal University is top rated among Russia’s higher educational institutions.

Kazan University is famous for its robust scientific infrastructure, including 17 globally competitive research Centers of Excellence and 80 research and teaching world-class laboratories.

With Kazan Federal University, which has always been considered as a bridge between East and West, you can discover a world of ideas, diversity and culture. You will learn, grow and explore your potential both in and out of the classroom.

Why study at Kazan University?

  • 50 student clubs and organisations.
  • 8 museums.
  • Student campus (University Village Dorm Complex) for 13,000 people.
  • 11 sports and cultural facilities.
  • 29 international academic and research centres.
  • Many classes taught in English such as Management, Software engineering, Physics, Geology and Biology.

The University of New York in Prague
Czech Republic
Situated in an upscale neighbourhood in central Prague, the University of New York in Prague is a small university with an overall population of 1000 students from 60 different countries.

Why study at UNYP?

  • Live in a safe, beautiful city with a rich history
  • Small class sizes
  • Courses in Business, Communication & Media, International Relations, Psychology and Arts
  • A multitude of student clubs such as: Model United Nations, UNYP TV, Film Club, Humans of UNYP, Volunteering team