International Student Exchanges

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International Student Exchanges

Annette Strauss

Head of International Mobility & European Affairs


International Relations Office

Student Exchanges

Singapore

6775 miles

12 hours


Australia

10538 miles to
Melbourne

22 hours

USA

3864 miles to Raleigh,
North Carolina

3948 miles to Cincinnati,
Ohio

4734 miles to Denton,
Texas

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

When you go abroad..



You will usually do this in the second year
of your course



You can go for one semester or one year



You are still registered as a Surrey
student



You continue to pay fees at Surrey



You pay no fees to the partner institution
abroad

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Academic requirements



There usually needs to be a good course
match (never completely perfect)



You must check with your personal tutor
and second year course director



It must prepare you for level 3



Care about professional requirements



You will need to be able to transfer your
credit at the end


www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Personal Requirements



High academic calibre



No likelihood of level 1 resits



You could be overseas from July onwards



You must have written consent from your
tutor



Adaptable (academically and socially)



Committed (no last minute change of mind)


www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Where can I go?

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Where can I go?

University
-
wide Partners


University of North Texas, USA

University of Cincinnati, USA

North Carolina State University, USA

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan (postgraduates only)

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Where can I go?

Subject
-
based Agreements



Sociology


University of Maryland, USA


Language and Translation Studies


Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia


Management and Law


La Trobe University, Australia

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Where can I go?

Subject
-
based Agreements



School of Management


University of Central Florida, USA


Brock University, Canada


Ryerson University, Canada


Singapore Management University, Singapore


University of Hong Kong, China


City University Hong Kong, China


Mahidol University International College, Thailand


La Trobe University, Australia


www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

United States of America

University
of North
Texas

University
of
Cincinnati

North
Carolina
State
University

University
of
Maryland

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Australia

Swinburne University of
Technology

La Trobe University

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Why should I go?



Experiencing a different culture will broaden your horizons



Increase your cultural awareness



Develop a much more international outlook



Help you to become more flexible and adaptable in your work
and study



Chance to develop lasting international friendships and
business links






Generally, mobile students are seen by employers as more ‘rounded’
individuals because they have experienced different study and work
environments and they have developed their social skills. Academically,
your period of study abroad will contribute credits towards your degree
and broaden your academic experience in your chosen subject.

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

How much will it cost?

LEA



contact your LEA to find out if you are eligible for any extra
funding and to notify them that you are planning to study abroad


Tuition



you pay reduced fees at Surrey if you go for a full year.
No fees are payable at the overseas partner institution


Accommodation



usually on campus and cheaper than the UK.
Often a shared room. Possibly with meal plans


Travel costs and insurance


Visa fees


Study books, spending money, etc




www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

How do I apply?

1. Inform your
Personal Tutor

that you are
interested. Find out whether your department
will support your application.


2. Check the course descriptions published
online by the partner university and check they
are acceptable with your
Course Director


3. Come and talk to the
International Relations
Office

(28/29BA00)


please make an
appointment via email before you come

s.hedley
-
boxall@surrey.ac.uk






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How do I apply?

4. Complete the University of Surrey application form


5. Complete the partner university application forms



Ask your Personal Tutor to write a confidential letter of
recommendation


Write a short personal statement


Provide evidence of financial support sufficient to meet
expenses


Include a passport sized photo with your application

Deadline for applications is the 28 February 2008. We aim to have a
firm list of acceptable candidates for each University by the end of
April 2008.


www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Life in the USA



Usually superb sports and recreation facilities



No significant language problems



You will need a credit card



Alcohol is illegal if you are under 21



Car hire can be difficult if you are under 21


Different academic system:



very directed, little reading around subject



attendance required



tests / multiple choice exams every week



short answers



consistent amount of work
-

less emphasis on final exam



higher pass mark

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

University of Cincinnati



Located in Cincinatti, Ohio



Exchange partner since 1998



About 37,000 students



In the top 25 public research universities in
the USA



Courses include aerospace engineering, civil
engineering, materials engineering,
mechanical engineering, law, English,
business, media.

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

University of North Texas



Located in Denton, Texas, 35 miles north of
Dallas



Exchange partner since 1986



About 35,000 students



Courses include biochemistry, chemistry,
economics, English, mathematics, politics, film,
business, electrical engineering, materials
engineering, mechanical engineering.

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

North Carolina State University



Part of Surrey’s Global Partnership Network



Located in Raleigh, North Carolina



Exchange partner since 2008



About 31,000 students



Ranked 219 in the world



Located in Raleigh, capital city of North
Carolina



Courses include politics, business,
biosciences, chemistry, physics, economics,
English, mathematics, mechanical and
aerospace engineering.

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

University of Maryland



Located in College Park, Maryland, just
outside of Washington DC



Sociology exchange partner since 1990



About 37,000 students



Ranked 122 in the world



Exchange with Maryland is only available to
Sociology students

Nanyang Technological University



Located in the south west of Singapore



Exchange partner since 1998



About 29,000 students



All teaching is in English



Courses include business, aerospace
engineering, chemical engineering, computer
science, mechanical engineering, materials
engineering, economics, physics.

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Swinburne University of Technology



Located in Melbourne



Exchange partner since 2002



About 26,000 students



Courses include film, politics, business, civil
engineering, biomedical engineering,
mechanical engineering, computing, chemistry,
biosciences.

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges

Student Exchanges

What should I do next?




Talk with family over the break




Decide where you want to go (three choices maximum)




Speak to your Personal Tutor and Course Director




Complete the application form




Further contact next year


International Relations Office
28BA00

Annette Strauss
a.strauss@surrey.ac.uk

Sandra Hedley
-
Boxall
s.hedley_boxall@surrey.ac.uk

www.surrey.ac.uk/exchanges