The best of both words? An American education in Europe

The best of both words? An American education in Europe


The Liberal Arts core at Richmond offers options for exploring History, International Relations, Economics, Scientific Reasoning. Significant course offerings exist to develop expository writing skills. Richmond is known for its programmes in Business, Film Studies, Psychology, and International Relations.

Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany

Jacobs University was established as a private, English medium university, recreating the intense research atmosphere of North American universities. The university seeks excellence in its teaching, and most importantly, in its research. It has a high reputation in the Natural Sciences and Engineering. Its small size guarantees a high level of personal attention and interaction with faculty.

Besides Mathematics and Sciences, the University offers degree programmes in Psychology, Business, Global Economics, International Relations, and Integrated Social Sciences. The University has reputable post-graduate programmes and takes research seriously.

Of note: Jacobs University has a rolling admissions system and considers students for entry all year around.

Suffolk University, Madrid Campus

Suffolk University is a global community of learners, with a proud history of bringing together students from around the world and helping them become leaders in their chosen fields. Suffolk’s main campus in Boston is in the heart of the city, and Suffolk’s branch in Madrid, Spain offers a variety of courses which correspond to the first two years of undergraduate study. Students become immersed in Spain’s culture and language, yet follow a U.S. regionally-accredited liberal arts academic program with classes in English. Upon completion of the coursework in Madrid, students make the internal transfer to Boston to complete their bachelor degree requirements. As the only university in downtown Boston, Suffolk gives students unparalleled access to everything this ultimate college town has to offer. Suffolk’s College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School offer more than 60 academic programs at the undergraduate level.

Florida State University Valencia Programme

This is the study abroad programme of the Florida State University, which allows students to pursue courses in Spain and achieve Spanish fluency while earning credits towards their degree in the main campus in the United States. The university has developed partnerships with local faculties and the students get a real Spanish student experience.

“The Academic program gives students the opportunity to earn credits in general requirements, elective, business, Spanish language, humanities and much more while experiencing Valencia, the surrounding areas of Spain, and neighbouring European countries.” Class sizes are small.


Highly effective people exploit synergy. The mix of European high culture and American Liberal Arts curricula is a winning combination as an educational experience and as a preparation for a globalized workplace. The programmes we have listed here, certainly have the potential to open your mind and open many doors to your career.

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