No. It is not mandatory to study parts of the program abroad. However, during the program, students can apply to take part in the ERASMUS + program and spend one semester abroad in one of our partner universities. Some of our partners are presented on the following website. It is not yet clear with which partner universities we will have Erasmus + exchange agreements, as the MACR will be offered at University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam for the first time in 2016/17. It is planned to set up agreements with: United Kingdom (London), Lithuania (Vilnius), Portugal (Braga), Romania (Cluj-Napoca), Sweden (Stockholm) and Switzerland (Geneva). Updates will be posted here. (likely in July/August 2016).