Study Abroad


Zagreb, Croatia

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Jelacic Square in Zagreb, Croatia.

This program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester.

Course Offerings: Accounting; Economics; Finance; International Business; International Studies; Management; Marketing; Organizational Leadership; Philosophy; Psychology
Dates: September–December or mid-February–early June
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Price: $14,510 (tentative)
Financial Aid: Eligible students can use their entire SAU financial aid package (excluding work study grants) for one semester.

Program description

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), which recently became the first business school in Croatia to earn AACSB accreditation, organizes an undergraduate study program in the field of economics and management. ZSEM offers students modern programs of study, highly advanced teaching methods, selected top-quality professional literature and the application of modern IT technologies and e-learning. They strive to provide our undergraduate and graduate students with the ability to work and succeed in a global and competitive economy. This program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Program highlights

  • Study in Zagreb, the capital city and hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and athletic spheres in Croatia
  • Choose from a wide variety of courses offered in English
  • Campus is located 20 minutes from the city center, with easy access to public transportation
  • Take classes with Croatian and international students
  • Sports activities available through ZSEM's student athletic association
  • Student activities and extracurricular programs organized by the Student Union

What is included

  • SAU zone tuition (12-18 credits)
  • International Health Insurance
  • Study abroad fees

What is not included

  • Passport
  • Airfare
  • Temporary Residence Permit (approximately $200 to be paid on site)
  • Housing (approximately $350 - 675 per month paid on site)
  • Meals
  • Books
  • Personal expenses and spending money

How to apply

Application deadline: October 1 (Spring applicants) or April 1 (Fall applicants)
Step 1: Complete the online SAU Application. 
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Return it to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove.
Step 3: Submit your $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove (checks payable to St. Ambrose University).
Step 4: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.

Payment deadlines and instructions: 

• October 1/April 1: $500 deposit due.
Turn in your deposit to the Center for International Education in Lower Cosgrove.
Deposit checks should be made payable to St. Ambrose University.

• December 20/August 20: final payment due.
Turn in your final payment to Student Accounts.
Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University or pay online with credit card.

Payment details

  • The $500 deposit is refundable ONLY if you are not accepted.
  • The $500 deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • Credit card users will incur additional service fees.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after December 20.