SPEA Undergraduate Exchange: Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication in the Arts and Cultural Studies program

Spend a semester studying at Erasmus University while earning course credit toward your SPEA undergraduate degree

SPEA undergraduate students are invited to participate in a semester exchange program with Erasmus University Rotterdam: Arts and Culture Studies. The program focuses on the role of art and culture in society and various courses explore the effects of policy, media, economics, and marketing. This exchange is only available to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in the Arts Management program.

Learn more about SPEA's undergraduate exchange with Erasmus University Rotterdam: Arts and Cultural Studies program

You should work with your SPEA advisor to determine which semester will be best for you to study at Erasmus. Please use the time frames below to help in planning your semester abroad.

Spring Semester (Erasmus Term 3 & Term 4): February - Mid June

Academic Calendar

You should prepare to take the equivalent of 15 IU credits, during your semester at Erasmus University: Arts and Culture Studies. Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring you to enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS credits throughout the semester. Numerous courses will be offered each semester in English in a variety of topics. Classes are primarily lecture based, however, some shorter, intensive seminars are also offered in English each semester.

If you drop below the required 30 ECTS enrollment while abroad, you will be awarded F grades for the missing credits (ex: if you register for 24 ECTS (12 IU credits), you will be give an F grade for the missing 3 IU credits). Please maintain required enrollment!

Please see the following course listing. Each semester the SPEA undergraduate advisors review available courses to determine course equivalencies at SPEA, so please consult with your advisor when developing your semester course plan.

Arts and Culture Studies Course Options

This program is open to SPEA undergraduate students at IU Bloomington in the Arts Management progam.

You may apply if you:

  • are an admitted SPEA major or minor
  • have at least a 3.0 cumulative and SPEA GPA; 3.2 GPA preferred

Erasmus University Rotterdam provides a variety of living options. You will be able to find housing information on the EUR Housing website. In addition, the International Office at Erasmus University Rotterdam has valuable housing information. Students are encouraged to start their housing search early.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is located in Rotterdam, a city located in the southern part of the Netherlands. Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is able to provide the demand for accommodation for part of the international students staying in the Netherlands less than 12 months, they have reserved almost 800 furnished rooms with student housing providers SSH and XIOR

For this semester exchange program, you will pay tuition at Indiana University (no tuition will be paid to Erasmus University). You will be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing. Roughly $1,200 dollars a month should cover food, housing, study materials, and incidentals. Your biggest variable is housing.

Selected students will receive an automatic scholarship of $1,500; additional need-based scholarships are available as well.

Other scholarships are available on a competitive and need-based basis.