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  • Locations: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
  • Restrictions: UM-Flint applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/29/2019 TBA TBA
Program Description:
zsem summer 2016
Spend 3 Weeks in this  Scenic Balkan Country and Newest Member of the European Union:

Every year ZSEM International summer school hosts international students from all over the world. In past years we had students from Australia, Japan, France, Spain, USA, Portugal, Austria, Armenia, Russia, Poland, Ghana, Canada, Mexico, Finland, Turkey and Italy. Together with students from Croatia, our summer school is a truly international experience with a great local connection.

map of croatiaAbout Croatia
Croatia (Hrvatska), officially the Republic of Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) is situated in South-Eastern Europe at the crossroads of the Adriatic Sea and the Pannonian Plain.

Croatia is classified as an emerging and developing economy by the International Monetary Fund and a high income economy by the World Bank. Traditionally, Croatia is a tourism oriented country.

Historical heritage, natural beauty and a pleasant climate make up the framework which, together with high quality accommodation, gastronomic excellence and a rich supply of activities and entertainment, enables Croatia to attract the modern-day tourist.

Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) is located in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Often reffered to as "Little Vienna," Zagreb has been the number of visitors rise sharply the last coule of years. Visually, Zagreb is a mixture of straight-laced Austro-Hungarian architecture and rough-around-the-edges socialist structures, its character a sometimes uneasy combination of the two elements. This small metropolis is made for strolling the streets, drinking coffee in the permanently full cafes, popping into museums and galleries, and enjoying the theatres, concerts and cinema. It’s a year-round outdoor city: in spring and summer everyone scurries to Jarun Lake in the southwest to swim or sail, or dance the night away at lakeside discos, while in autumn and winter Zagrebians go skiing at Mt Medvednica (only a tram ride away) or hiking in nearby Samobor.

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Excepts taken from Study in Croatia and Lonely Planet

About ZSEM
map of croatiaZagreb School of Economics and Management is Croatia’s top business school according to the Eduniversal rankings. The AACSB accreditation awarded to ZSEM in 2013 placed ZSEM among top-five percent of the best business schools in the world, reaffirming the leading status of ZSEM among business schools in Croatia. Being Croatia's higher-education institution with the highest rate of international exchange and intensive academic international cooperation throughout the academic year, we are proud that their Summer School program is no exception.

The program is traditionally tailored to offer courses in English with interesting topics from all the main fields of business administration and international relations that would fit students’ needs and enable them to transfer their credits easily. Their professors are renowned lecturers, researchers and experts with international degrees and local business expertise.

Courses Offered at ZSEM
Exchange programs allows students to register for courses at UM-Flint in SIS, and take the course at a partner institution. This allows students to continue to pay tuition like they normally do, and receive direct UM-Flint credit (not transfer credit) for courses taken abroad. Financial aid is also applicable.
For Summer 2016, students will register for INB 480 (undergraduate) or INB 580 (graduate).  While in Croatia, students will take one of the following courses at ZSEM: 
  • Applied Creativity & Innovation
  • CAPSTONE - Measuring & Maximizing Corporate Value
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Management
  • E-marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing for Emerging Markets
  • Essentials of Investments
Class hours are 3 hours/day for a total of 15 hours per week. In addition, a Croatian Studies course is offered in lieu of the above mentioned courses. 

You will complete an Exchange Program Course Approval & Transfer Equivalency with an academic advisor/dean.

This program is available to University of Michigan-Flint undergraduate students. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be in Sophomore level or higher
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must have taken at least 1 semester of business courses
Field Trips and Excursions
Apart from the quality academic program, ZSEM wants participants to really enjoy their new environment. Therefore, the informal highlights of the summer program are the fieldtrips during the weekends. One is a day trip to culturally rich Zagreb surroundings, and another is a weekend trip to beautiful Dalmatian coast (city of Zadar and national park Plitvice lakes). Students will also be able to visit museums, Parliament and a Croatian company as part of our Croatian Studies course.
HomeInZagreb is a real estate agency specialized in providing accommodation for international students coming to Croatia. All the apartments in their offer are designed for international student needs: they are full furnished, they all have Internet, and their landlords speak English, the apartments are located near city center and they are very well connected to public transportation. They offer Studio Apartments and 1/2/3/4/5 bedroom Apartments. Prices of private accommodation in Zagreb depends on the city area, size and amenities that apartments include. Airport pick-up services are also provided. 

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The approximate cost of the program is. This includes:

Item Estimated Cost
Tuition/Fees (paid directly to UM-Flint) UNDERGRAD: $1,421 (in-state);   $2,619 (out-of-state)
GRAD: $2,139 (in-state);   $2,602 (out-of-state)
Airfare  $1,400
Housing  $400
Meals  $350
Local Transportation  $50
Personal Expenses  $250
Total UNDERGRAD: $3,871 (in-state);   $5,069 (out-of-state)
GRAD: $4,589 (in-state); $5,052 (out-of-state)

Please note that these costs are estimates only. Visit HERE to verify UM-Flint tuition/fees.
Funding Support
There are multiple ways that students can receive funding support to participate in this program. These include:
It is important to start the process early, ask for help, and seek multiple resources.