Admitted International Exchange Students
Welcome to Willamette Willamette University's MBA Program
This Information Directory provides some basic information you will need as you plan for your MBA exchange program at Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management. We will keep you up-to-date and informed throughout the coming months.
Be sure to contact us with your questions. Call 503-370-6167 (toll free within the U.S. at 1-866-MBA-AGSM) or email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire Atkinson School community congratulates you on your admission to the Willamette MBA program and encourages you to join us for a career-building and life-changing experience.
|Judy O'Neill||Aimee Akimoff||Matt Alex|
|Associate Dean and Director of Admission||Director of Recruitment||MBA Recruiter and Admission Counselor|
Learn More About the Willamette MBA
- Read previous editions of the applicant newsletter: February 2013 Newsletter December 2012 Newsletter
- Read the Willamette MBA Student Blog
- Visit our website at http://www.willamette.edu/mba
- Download a PDF version of the Early Career and Career Change viewbook
- Download a PDF version of the most recent Dean's Report "Innovation, Imagination, Ideas and Impact"
- Download a PDF of the previous Dean's report People, Planet and Profits
- Visit the Admitted Student Web page
- Read recent editions of Atkinson News - the newsletter about faculty, students, alumni and events
- "Like" our Willamette MBA facebook page for the Early Career and Career Change MBA Program
- "Like" our Willamette MBA general facebook page
- Follow us on Twitter
Academic Calendar for 2013 - 2014
Fall Semester 2013 officially begins on Tuesday, August 13th, with Compass Week. Compass Week is required for all new students. New students should plan to arrive in Salem between August 1st and August 8th (or before) so you have time to get settled and rested before school starts. A fun and optional presession will be available on Friday, August 9th. The basic academic calendar for 2013-14 is shown below.
Fall Semester 2013
|Optional Presession Program||August 9|
|Fall Semester Begins||August 13|
|Willamette International Student and Exchange Student Orientation||August 13|
|Compass Week||August 13 @ 4:00 p.m. through August 16|
|Labor Day Holiday||September 2|
|Thanksgiving Vacation||November 25 - November 29|
|End of Fall Semester||December 13|
Spring Semester 2014
|First Day of Spring Semester||January 13|
|Spring Vacation||March 24 - March 28|
|End of Semester||May 7|
|Commencement for Graduating Class of 2014||May 11|
An Atkinson School student will pick you up at Portland International Airport (PDX) when you arrive for Willamette's fall semester 2013. Our arrival student liaisons will bring you to Salem, help you find a place to live, start your bank account, etc. We will provide more information about our Arrival Liaison Program and International Student Orientation programs early in the summer of 2013.
International Student Advisor
Christine Andresen, Associate Director of International Education, is your international student advisor. Contact Chris with questions about visa, immigration or health insurance issues. Email email@example.com or call 503-375-5404.Your will receive your Willamette University Student Identification Number in an email from Judy O'Neill within a few days of your admission email. You may be asked for your ID number when working with many campus offices because it will expedite their ability to rapidly access your records. Your ID number is private information, so you should not share your ID number with people other than Willamette University employees.
As an exchange student you pay tuition at your home school.
Save on Exchange Rates and Bank Transfer Fees
Willamette University partners with peerTransfer to save international students money on exchange rates and bank fees involved in their payment processes. Using peerTransfer can save students up to $1500 a year. peerTransfer also provides great 24 hour multi-lingual customer support (phone, email, Skype, and chat), quick service, and the opportunity to easily track your payment.
Learn more about peerTransfer at http://peertransfer.com/ and see a comparison of the costs you will have from peerTransfer versus a typical bank. If you want to use peerTransfer you can access Willamette's page at https://peertransfer.com/school/willamette.
All Willamette MBA students are required to have a laptop computer. In some classes you will use your laptop extensively; in others periodically or minimally. Current required laptop specifications are listed below.
* 802.11b or 802.11g wireless LAN capability
* Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
* Recommended RAM of 2G
Special Note #1. Some courses require Windows only software applications that are not available for Mac. In these cases, students will need to provide their own access to an appropriate windows based laptop. In other cases, windows based software is available for Apple OS X Intel based laptops (MacBook and MacPro) that are set up to support the Windows operating system. However, the cost to purchase Windows operating system software and license are the responsibility of the student.
Special Note #2. : If you intend to use a laptop provided by an organization or employer for your MBA course work, be sure the laptop administration is NOT restricted by the organization's IT department. You may be required to install software, make network changes, or make other system configuration changes to your laptop. Laptops with administration lock down or that are only partially configurable will not meet the requirements of this program.
Housing for Exchange Students
We have reserved on-campus housing for exchange students. The Willamette University housing office will email you about reservations. The email address of the housing office is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are participating in a two semester exchange at Willamette, you can live on-campus or off-campus. If you choose to live off-campus you should email email@example.com and tell them you do not want to live on-campus. If you decide to live off-campus, be sure to understand that you will be committed to living off-campus -- there will be no rooms available on-campus at a later date. Please copy firstname.lastname@example.org on any emails you send to email@example.com If you are planning to live off-campus check our online Google map and recommendations from students.
We will provide additional and updated information in early summer 2013.
A recent Statesman Journal newspaper article estimates the going rate for two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment ranges from $560 to $650 per month. The typical one-bedroom rents for about $460 to $570 per month.
Health Insurance for International Students
All students are required to have health insurance. You will not be required to purchase the Willamette insurance plan if you are covered by a comparable health insurance plan.
The Willamette University Student Health Plan Student reflects the ruling passed March 16, 2012 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The cost for 12 months coverage through the Willamette University Student Health Plan for 2012-13 was $2,536. The cost for 2013-14 will be announced at a later date.
Complete information about health insurance for international students is available online.
Disability and Learning Services
The mission of the Willamette University Disability and Learning Services office is to facilitate reasonable accommodations for those students with a qualifying disability or temporary medical condition and to provide academic assistance on an individual basis to any undergraduate or graduate student who requests it. Admitted applicants desiring information regarding Disability Services for Willamette MBA students may go to www.willamette.edu/dept/disability and follow the procedures listed. Students who have a documented disability requiring accommodation should contact the Office of Disability and Learning Services at 503-370-6471.
Communicate with an MBA Student, Faculty Member or Alumnus
If you would like to communicate with an MBA School student, faculty member and/or alumnus, we will be happy to connect you! To request contact, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes in Your Mailing Address, Email Address or Telephone Number
If you have a change in your mailing address, email address or telephone number, be sure to tell us so we can continue to keep you informed of important information. Email changes to email@example.com
Willamette University Resource Directory
|Atkinson School -- Admission Office|
Associate Dean and
|Director of Recruitment||Aimee Akimoff
|Admission Counselor||Matt Alex
|Admitted Student Web Page||www.willamette.edu/agsm/admission/admitted|
|Mailing Address||Admission Office
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
|International Student Advising|
Associate Director of International Education
|Financial Aid Office|
Senior Financial Aid Counselor
|Mailing Address||Financial Aid Office
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
|On-Campus Housing – Office of Residence Life|
Web Resources for Learning about Oregon, Salem and Portland
Links to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest:
- Travel Oregon Online - regional activities and tourist information
- Welcome to Oregon - A collection of Oregon links and information
- Travel Guide - Oregon - NY Times
- Oregon.com - a great collection of information sorted by interest
- Oregon - 50 States.com
- Oregon Highways - information about Oregon and links to other areas of the Pacific Northwest
- Oregon Live - news, information and links
- Pictures of Oregon - pictures of Oregon and Washington
- Pictures of the Oregon Coast - a collection of photographs featuring the Oregon coast
- Photographs of Oregon - Oregon scenic photography
- Travel Salem - a great guide to Salem
- City of Salem - the City of Salem's web site
- Pretty as a Postcard - Photos of the Salem area
- Salem Chamber Of Commerce - quick answers to frequent questions about Salem
- Salem Visitor Center - information regarding the greater Salem area
- Statesman Journal Online - the website of the Salem Statesman Journal
- Weather Forecast for Salem
- Portland City Search - news, events, visitor information
- Portland Online - official web site of the City of Portland
- Travel Portland - Portland Visitors Association - things to see and do
- Welcome to Portland - a collection of Portland links and information
- Discover Portland - information for travelers
- Trip Advisor - Portland
- Portland International Airport