Jonkoping International Business School
|Type of Program||Exchange|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||Minimum 2.75 GPA|
|Program Director||Dr. H. Stephen Gardner: Steve_Gardner@baylor.edu|
Location:The Jonkoping area with its about 120,000 people is the tenth largest municipality in Sweden and includes Huskvarna, the twin city of Jonkoping, and the picturesque and scenic town of Granna on the eastern shore of Lake Vattern.
J"nk"ping once was the home of Dag Hammarskjold, the Secretary General of the UN between 1953 - 1961, and Agneta Faltskog of the ABBA:s.
The country side around Jonkoping with its verdant, rolling hills speckled with lakes, forests and farms is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful in Sweden.
Jonkoping's strategic location in the heart of Sweden makes it excellent for communications. You can arrive by plane from Copenhagen or Stockholm, by train or by bus from Malmo, Stockholm or Goteborg (Gothenburg). Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) has rapidly established itself as being the strongest academic environment in Scandinavia for entrepreneurship and research on small and medium-sized enterprises. JIBS is internationally very well reputated when it comes to research in trade, infrastructure, regional development, media management, family ownership, and tax law.
Courses or Areas of Study:Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management, Economics, Geography, Informatics, Languages, Law, Political Science, Statistics
For complete course listings and scheduling, please see http://www.ihh.hj.se/doc/1626.
Housing:Students who attend JIBS will live in apartments that have been rented by the university. While students are allowed to live off-campus, the university strongly discourages it for international students as it can be very hard to find private accommodations in J"nk"ping. If living on-campus, you will have your own room and access to a kitchen and laundry facilities. The university will provide kitchen appliances and some small items for your bedroom. For complete information regarding housing, please see the university's housing website at http://www.hj.se/forms/acco_login.php?returnto=/forms/acco.php.
Application Procedure:Students are responsible for applying directly to JIBS as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, go to http://www.ihh.hj.se/doc/1614.
Costs:Students should expect to spend between $300 and $450 on housing a month. Please note that electricty and water is included. In addition, students should expect to spend around $400 on food, $65 on books, and around $75 on transportation (all per month). In total, students should budget around $1100 for expenses per month.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare. The university can arrange airport pick-up if so desired.
Legal Documents:A passport and resident permit are required. After being accepted to the university, you must consult the nearest Swedish consulate to obtain a residence permit (the closest one to Waco being in Dallas or Houston).
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:Monika Pavlovic
International Student Coordinator