Outgoing Exchange Students
The Department of American Studies offers students the opportunity to pursue a cross-cultural experience by studying abroad for a semester at one of our exchange partner universities in the United States.
This is the chance for students to fully explore the country and culture which they have been studying – a life-changing experience, both academically and personally. While abroad, students can choose a variety of courses that complement their American Studies curriculum and Minor specialization.
Students in the Bachelor program may apply to study abroad during the first semester of their third and final year of the program. Master's students can apply to study abroad during the second semester of their graduate program.
Interested students should consult the American Studies Community Site on Nestor to view the exchange program application, requirements and deadline information.
Department-Specific Exchange Programs
|Central Michigan University||Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
|College of Charleston||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Eastern Michigan University||Ypsilanti, Michigan|
|Furman University||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff, Arizona|
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, Florida|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Saint Louis University||St Louis, Missouri|
Additional opportunities may be available in Canada and Latin America. For more information, please contact Dr. Marietta Messmer, departmental exchange coordinator, via email at m.e.messmer rug.nl.
"To me the American Studies program in Groningen is unique, challenging, and attractive in many different ways. Besides the fact that the program is fully taught in English, with lectures coming from the US, the UK and Canada, its interdisciplinary courses, which cover everything from cultural theory and history to constitutional law and a research seminar on migration, give a highly diverse perspective on all aspects of the Americas. American Studies taught me to think outside the box and to always look at things from more than just one angle. The biggest highlight in the program was the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at the College of Charleston. There I was not just able to experience the American way of life first-hand, but also to freely choose courses in my field of interest, namely politics, reinforcing my decision to pursue a career involving foreign politics and America's foreign relations. The exchange was a life experience from which I profited personally as well as academically since it taught me discipline, the appreciation of small things, and above all impartiality." - Lisa Ziemann
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