College of Business & Technology

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Welcome to the Atlantis Program!

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Atlantis is a Transatlantic Dual-Degree Program, founded in 2007 with more than 200 alumni to-date, provides students an opportunity to live and study in France, Sweden and the U.S. in order to obtain an undergraduate and graduate degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) in four years. Students spend their third year at INSEEC in Lyon, France and Linköping University in Sweden. Upon successful completion of those studies in Europe, they earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration from Linköping University. The student's fourth year is spent in the U.S. at Western Illinois University (Macomb, Illinois) where they obtain a second bachelor's degree or an MBA degree. Visit wiu.edu/MBA for details.   

This program strengthens graduates' professional resumes by showcasing their academic achievements, exposing them to European, and American commerce and culture, and creating alumni networks in France, Sweden and the US. 

Students save an entire year's tuition. All financial aid received is applied toward tuition, fees and expenses. European courses are taught in English.  

Apply Today!

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Am I Eligible?

  • Are you a freshman or first semester sophomore?
  • Do you have a 3.0 GPA?
Yes, I Meet Eligibility

Please contact:

Anna James, Academic Advisor
College of Business and Technology (CBT) Advising Center
Stipes Hall 133
(309) 298-1619
AL-James@wiu.edu

Program Timeline

  1. Mandatory Eligibility Meeting with Anna James
    • Anna James, Academic Advisor
      College of Business and Technology (CBT) Advising Center
      Stipes Hall 133
      Phone: (309) 298-1619
      Email: AL-James@wiu.edu
  2. Create a Traveler Account to begin the application process.
  3. Attend an Information Session
    • Please use the Google form on this page to register to attend an upcoming session.
    • Location: Stipes Hall 121 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  4. Mandatory Meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor
    • Kimberly McDaniel, Study Abroad Advisor
      Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
      Horrabin Hall, Room 8
      Phone: (309) 298-1911
      Fax: (309) 298-2504
      Email: kd-mcdaniel@wiu.edu

  5. Mandatory Orientation Meeting - Spring Semester
    • Prepping for your trip: passport, what to take, technology, computers, cell phones
    • Finances: budget estimates, banking, accessing your money
    • Academics: course description and schedule, grades, advising
    • Culture: living in France and Sweden, classroom culture
    • Transportation in France and Sweden
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Advice from Atlantis alumni
    • Resources: applying for a student visa, traveler's checklist, tourism

  6. Fall Semester Junior Year - Attend INSEEC in Lyon France
  7. Spring Semester Junior Year - Attend Linköping University in Linköping Sweden
  8. Graduate at the end of the spring semester!
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Resources

Informational Websites
Contacts

Donna M. Wiencek, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Director, Atlantis Program

School of Management & Marketing
Western Illinois University
420 Stipes Hall
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1768
Email:  dm-wiencek@wiu.edu

Anna James, Academic Advisor
College of Business and Technology (CBT) Advising Center
Stipes Hall 133

Phone: (309) 298-1619
Email: AL-James@wiu.edu

Kimberly McDaniel, Study Abroad Advisor
Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
Horrabin Hall, Room 8
Phone: (309) 298-1911
Fax: (309) 298-2504
Email: kd-mcdaniel@wiu.edu