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Transatlantic Atlantis Program Information Session

February 25, 2020

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University students interested in learning more about global academic program opportunities can attend the Transatlantic Atlantis degree information session from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in Stipes Hall, room 121.

Atlantis is a dual-degree program, founded in 2007. The program offers students an opportunity to study and live in France, Sweden and the U.S. and earn an undergraduate or a graduate degree in business or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in four years. Students study at INSEEC in Lyon, France in the fall and at Linköping University in Sweden in the spring during their third year of study, with the first two years being completed at Western. The fourth year is spent in the U.S. at WIU, where students will obtain a second bachelor's degree or an MBA.

"This is a unique program that isn't offered anywhere else in the country," said director of the Atlantis Program and WIU Assistant Professor of Marketing Donna Wiencek. "It is a highly recognized degree program that offers students more than just a study abroad experience. Students have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Linköping University, a second bachelor's degree or an MBA from Western."

The prestigious program provides students an opportunity to strengthen their professional résumé by showcasing their academic achievements; exposes them to European and American commerce and culture; and enables them to be part of an alumni network of graduates from France, Sweden and the U.S.

Since the inception of the program, 278 students have graduated from the Atlantis Program and are currently working in senior-level market research, management, operations and logistics positions. Several graduates are entrepreneurs who started their own businesses.

For more information about the information session, contact Wiencek at

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