University of South Florida
Year (Fall - Spring)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Language of Instruction:||Danish, English||Language Requirements:||English|
|Program Type:||USF Exchange||Eligibility Requirements:||College of Business Student, Degree Seeking|
|Level of Study:||Graduate, Undergraduate||Open to:||USF Students Only|
|Credit Offered:||USF Credit||Program Advisor:||Rene Sanchez|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Sponsoring College:||Business|
|Program Primary Subject:||Business, Marketing, and Finance|
USF Exchange Program
Fall: Aug - Dec / Spring: Jan - June
Spend a semester immersing yourself in the amazing city of Aarhus in Denmark!
Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity to earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subjects abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.
Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.
Founded by the Vikings because of its strategic location on the Jutland peninsula, Århus is the second largest city in Denmark and the unofficial cultural capital. Århus University is located here, as well, giving the town a young, energetic, coffeehouse feel. Yet, Århus blends old and new -- from the medieval trappings of the old town to the more modern surrounding areas. The most popular attraction is perhaps Den Gamle By (The Old Town), an open-air museum depicting early Danish life. Other noteworthy museums include the Mosegard (a 250-acre museum of prehistory) and the Århus Art Museum, which showcases Danish art. Also, check out the Gothic cathedral in the city's old section, as well as the Von Frue Kirke, which boasts a medieval crypt church. The annual Århus Festival in September is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Europe.
On September 15, 2004, Aarhus School of Business (ASB) celebrated its 65th anniversary. Since the founding of ASB more than 65 years ago, the school has grown and kept growing. In 1968 ASB moved from the original location down town Århus to the yellow buildings which since then have provided the setting for the outstanding research and teaching ASB stands for. Today they are an EQUIS accredited business school, they have more than 7,000 students (a significant number of which are international students) and about 450 employees.
Aarhus's courses are entirely English taught (unless otherwise specified in the description). Students will need to consult their advisors in the College of Business to secure approval for course to transfer back to USF.
For a list of Aarhus's business courses, see:
The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.
Not included in this cost:
- Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
- Additional travel or medical insurance
- Any transportation fees
- Passport and Visa fees
- Any additional or personal expenses
In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month.
As with many European, city-based schools, no "on-campus" similar to US style campus dorms are available. However, the university has many housing facilities throughout the city of Aarhus.
For information please see their website:
Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.
Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.
Students must be admitted into the USF College of Business.
A 2.75 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.
Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.
Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.
Contacts for More Information
Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-4314 Fax: (813) 974-4613