Eight Students Participate in Exchange Program with University in Germany

September 25, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The fall 2014 semester marks the beginning of a study abroad program that allows Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi business students to study in Europe for a semester at no additional cost. Eight students from the College of Business are currently broadening their horizons and international business expertise as part of a reciprocal exchange program with the Worms University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Dr. John Gamble, Dean of the College of Business initiated this partnership with the Worms University of Applied Sciences to provide Islanders with the opportunity to expand their business education and observe first-hand the scope of the global economy.  

“We are excited for our students to have this opportunity to participate in this international partnership,” said Dr. John E. Gamble, Dean of the College of Business. “The study abroad program with the Worms University of Applied Sciences will provide our students with numerous benefits ranging from cultural enrichment to a deeper understanding of how international business works. In return, we’re offering the same experience to eight of their students who are currently attending the Island University.”  

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business students studying in Germany are:

  • Kristina Bradshaw, a junior management major
  • Austin Harbin, a senior management major
  • Jacquelynn Hernandez, a junior finance major
  • Nelda Hernandez, a senior marketing major
  • Colin Jefferies, a junior management major
  • Kristopher Martinez, a senior management information systems major
  • Mackenzie Pinholster, a senior management major
  • Garrett Ransom, a junior general business major

Worms University of Applied Sciences students studying at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi:

  • Matthias Prenzel, a management major
  • Maximilian Rack, an international business administration and foreign trade major
  • Nicolas Schneider, an international business administration and foreign trade major
  • Kristin Strittmatter, a general business major
  • Taha Taskinsoy, a general business major
  • Ramona Teifel, a general business major
  • Angelina Volb, a general business major
  • Julian Weyland, an international business administration and foreign trade major

The College of Business is developing additional exchange opportunities in Europe and South America to allow both graduate and undergraduate students to take courses taught in English that cover topics such as E-Commerce, International Entrepreneurship, Foreign Trade Consulting, and Innovation Management. For more information on the program, business majors should contact their Academic Advisors.

The Worms University of Applied Sciences has study abroad partnerships with more than 120 universities worldwide. Currently 28 percent of students at the campus are international students representing 82 countries. With a population of 3,200 students, the campus is centrally located in Germany and an hour away from the French border.