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Temple Exchanges

England

Courses Available

Length of Program

Housing & Meals

Financial Arrangements

Application Procedures

Through a reciprocal exchange agreement with the University of East Anglia (UEA), Temple undergraduates can exchange places with UEA undergraduates and spend a period studying at UEA. The program is open to students in good academic standing who will be at least at junior level for the semester/year they wish to attend UEA and who wish to enroll in courses in American Studies, art history, BTMM, creative writing, English and American literature, economics, environmental studies, film and media arts, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and theater.

 

The University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (www.uea.ac.uk), one of Britain's newer universities, is home to about 15,000 students. Founded in the 1960's, the University is built on 270 acres of parkland 1.5 miles from the medieval cathedral city of Norwich. From all parts of University Plain, as the campus is known, there are open views across the river to woods, meadows and playing fields. The buildings are grouped together, following the natural contours of the land and linked by elevated pedestrian walkways that provide high-level walks between teaching buildings and residences, restaurants, snack bars and the library. The self-contained campus includes a health service, sports facilities, shops, a laundromat, post office, banks, restaurants and snack bars. UEA is located 115 miles northeast of London.

 

About Norwich

The historic city of Norwich has a population of close to 150,000, giving it a cosmopolitan atmosphere that offers numerous attractions to students, as well as the opportunity to participate in the social and cultural life of a provincial English city. During the Middle Ages, Norwich was the second most important city in England, boasting a fine Norman cathedral and castle, and a host of medieval buildings. Now at the heart of the dynamic East Anglia region, the city is a thriving commercial center with a bustling open-air market surrounded by department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and some 300 pubs.

There is also a rich variety of entertainment to choose from, including numerous lively restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, and musical venues. Norwich has a peaceful side too: quiet gardens, cobbled pedestrian streets, five museums and an art gallery. Everywhere, you see evidence of the old and new coexisting together: the architectural modernity of the University is complemented by the medieval elegance of the city. Old buildings are rarely conserved as museum pieces - a 13th century crypt is used as a coffee bar serving a 15th century friary which is used as a concert hall.

 

COURSES AVAILABLE

The university has a unique academic structure with subjects taught in interdisciplinary Schools of Study. Students accepted into one of these schools are eligible to take classes in the following areas: American Studies, art history, BTMM, creative writing, English and American literature, economics, environmental studies, film and media arts, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and theater.

Although students will be expected to take the majority of courses from those offered in the above-mentioned departments, students also have the option of taking one course per semester from other areas.

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LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The British academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students may attend UEA for the academic year, the Fall semester (late September-mid December) or for the Spring semester (mid January-mid June). Students enrolling for the year take a total of six five-credit courses, three in each semester.

HOUSING AND MEALS

Temple students apply for study-bedrooms on campus in UEA self-catering halls of residence. Students may take meals in university restaurants and/or purchase groceries and prepare meals in the kitchen facilities in their dormitory. There is no meal plan.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

In advance of their departure, Temple University students pay Temple tuition to Temple University; UEA students pay UEA tuition to UEA. On site, exchange students are responsible for the cost of housing, meals, transportation, insurance and living expenses. Temple students receiving financial aid may apply their financial aid to the costs of studying at UEA. Students should plan on spending approximately $3200 for housing, $2500 for meals, $3000 for other living expenses (recreation, local travel, etc), and $500 for books per semester. In addition, expect roundtrip airfare to cost about $1200, and students may need to pay for visa-related expenses and health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES


Students are selected for the exchange on the basis of their academic record and a personal interview. To be considered, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, background in the subjects to be pursued at UEA, and junior-year status by the time they begin their study at UEA. Students must complete the Temple University Exchanges Application form and submit two academic references and transcripts for all university-work completed. The application deadline for academic year, fall or spring study is March 1. The completed application and supporting documents should be sent to:

     Temple University

Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses
200Tuttleman Learning Center
1809 N 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122

Questions can be directed to Sara Lynott in Education Abroad, 200 Tuttleman, phone: 215-204-0720; email: study.abroad@temple.edu.