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International Relations and Human Rights

Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

Study international relations and human rights in the very heart of Europe through a stimulating combination of courses in politics, history, economics and cultural studies, and a study tour to Greece or to Japan. Courses may include:

Learn about the effects that social and environmental issues have on our planet and our daily lives, through an interdisciplinary study track that includes on-site learning in India or in Northeast Italy and Slovenia. Courses may include:

• POL 202 Politics of Western Europe and the EU • POL 277 International Political Economy • POL 401 Political Theory • CLCS 330 The Politics of Mobility • CLCS 370 Law and Culture • Italian 100 (or other appropriate language class) • Academic TravelTM Courses

HIS 268T History of Modern Japan or CLCS 235T Greek Civilizations and Their Discontents

• SJS 100 Introduction to Social Justice and Sustainability • ENV 350 Swiss Environments • BIO 310 Ecology • COM 352 Environmental Discourses • CLCS 242 Representations of Poverty in Literature, Film and Media • Italian 100 (or other appropriate language class) • Academic TravelTM Courses SCI 220T Freshwater Conservation (Italy/Slovenia) or ECN 330T Neo-Liberal India

In addition to the above, you can also create your own, individual study abroad program at FUS. Visit our website for more information, or email us at info@fus.edu to plan your program.

www.fus.edu/studyabroad

FUS is accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and in Switzerland by the Swiss University Conference.

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Think bigger. At Middlesex University, you’ll be encouraged to think bigger. You’ll be inspired by leading academics and the international student body. You’ll learn in world-class facilities at our modern campus, and you’ll have the inspiration of London on your doorstep – a true city of ideas waiting for you to explore. But more than that, our courses are created with industry, and with access to employability services, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to realise your ambitions – no matter how big they are. Learn more about Middlesex University by visiting www.mdx.ac.uk Email Americas@mdx.ac.uk Facebook /MiddlesexUniversity Twitter @MiddlesexUni Instagram MiddlesexUniversity


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ext month in San Diego, California, representatives from many universities around the world will converge at the NACAC College Fair (National Association for College Admission Counseling) held at the San Diego Convention Center. The event takes place on Sunday October 4th from Noon to 4pm, as a capstone to NACAC’s 71st Conference; and YOU’RE INVITED! Below is a list of universities from around the world that will have a booth at this convention and be available for you to speak with during the show. If you are a student interested in a degree abroad, or in direct short-term enrollment, I highly recommend attending this free fair (it’s San Diego after all, go ahead and make a weekend out of it!) and learning about the benefits of a degree abroad! College and high school administrators are also welcome to attend and meet the representatives at this fair. Of course, you may not be able to make it this day, so I have included the emails of the representatives if you want to contact them directly. CANADA Concordia University - Savvy.Papayiannis@concordia.ca McGill University - kalyna.kruczowyj@mcgill.ca Quest University Canada - Chelsey.Froberg@questu.ca Ryerson University - issask@ryerson.ca University of Victoria - Lauren Stamhuis lccs@uvic.ca University of Waterloo - Tasha Glover tmglover@uwaterloo.ca York University - Beth Alaksa balaksa@yorku.ca LONDON Hult International Business School - Cindy.Taveras@hult.edu SOAS University of London - matt.naylor@soas.ac.uk St. Mary’s University, Twickenham London - chris.kerzich@stmarys.ac.uk UNITED KINGDOM Bath Spa University - Missy White m.white1@bathspa.ac.uk Keele University - Sarah Beech s.e.beech@keele.ac.uk Leeds Beckett University - internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk University of Dundee, Scotland - Doug Watters international@dundee.ac.uk University of St. Andrews’s – Scotland - Wei wl88@st-andrews.ac.uk University of Stirling - Beverley Whitehead b.j.whitehead@stir.ac.uk York St John University - Vikki Wilson v.wilson@yorksj.ac.uk & Samantha Finegold s.finegold@yorksj.ac.uk SPAIN IE University - westcoast@ie.edu ITALY John Cabot University - Danette Anderson danderson@johncabot.edu American University of Rome - Claudia Stevens c.stevens@aur.edu Università Bocconi - inexchange@unibocconi.it FRANCE American University of Paris - Alexis Szemraj aszemraj@aup.edu I hope you enjoy this latest issue of Degree Abroad Guide. I’ll be at the Bath Spa University table in San Diego, so please stop by and say hi.

FALL 2015 ISSUE

degreeabroad The Degree Abroad Guide is distributed throughout CA community colleges, Veterans offices, and select private/prep high schools throughout California. For advertising information, please email eric@degreeabroadguide.com or go to www.degreeabroadguide.com 434 South Euclid Street Suite 180 Anaheim CA 92802 USA 1-714-520-1180 All photos courtesy of the respective universities, except where noted. Cover Photo: Photo courtesy of Royal College of Art Degree Abroad Guide and Excel Youth Media, Inc. are not affiliated with any universities or programs mentioned or referenced within. Excel Youth Guide and its subsidiaries are not responsible for errors or individuals decisions regarding their education choices. Circulation: 10,000

Check out our upcoming February 2016 issue featuring Mainland Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, and More


Study at the UK’s leading independent university We are the university for the professions. If you are aiming for a professional career in law, business, finance, accountancy, banking, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, psychology or healthcare we believe we are the perfect choice for you. • Scholarships available • Study in the UK’s leading cities – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Liverpool and Abingdon near Oxfordshire • Accelerated two-year undergraduate degrees, saving you time and money • Flexible start dates with three intakes per year in September, January and May

For more information Call +44 (0)20 7430 7065 Email internationaladmissions@bpp.com bppuniversity.ac.uk/international


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Study in England ENGLAND, LOCATED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, IS THE MOST POPULAR COUNTRY FOR STUDY ABROAD. STUDENTS CHOOSE TO STUDY IN ENGLAND FOR MANY REASONS, BUT A FEW OF THOSE REASONS STAND OUT FROM THE REST.

BA/BS DEGREES ACHIEVED IN 3 YEARS! MA DEGREE IN 1 YEAR! Public universities are designed so that students may complete their degree in a shorter amount of time than we find typically here in the US. This is accomplished by eliminating General Education requirements; if you are an English major you will not take Math classes, and vice versa.

IT’S NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS YOU THINK. Most public universities offer annual tuition costs around $15,000 USD. And, since you will be completing your degree in less time than in the U.S. due to the absence of the general education requirement, you should save money and be in the work force a year earlier than your blokes back home.

USE YOUR US FEDERAL STUDENT AID AND POST 9/11 GI BILL. Students may use US Federal Direct Loans and Parent Plus loans to cover costs of tuition and housing. US Veterans can use their GI Bill, just like in the U.S. The application process is the same. In the case of US Federal Student Aid, the university will have a code (starting with G) to include on your FAFSA submission. For the GI Bill, the US Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comparative tool to find out what you may receive at each university, plus statistics on the number of Veterans are currently enrolled there if that kind of information is helpful for you. You can find this information here: https://department-ofveterans-affairs.github.io/gi-bill-comparison-tool

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. You can’t beat the location of England, and its capital of London. Coordinating transportation is easy and trains and planes are abundant throughout the country. You are even a short flight away from mainland Europe. Many students that have decided on a degree abroad have already visited the city where they choose to study. This might be you, and if so, you can confirm what we’re talking about here about ease of travel (without your own car!).

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SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE. The International office at each university, and all of the Universities we’ve mentioned here will have such an office, will help you through the process and provide resources, and maybe even your first friends, to help you acclimate to your new home away from home. You do not need to fear the application, admission, visa, and housing processes. Also, the British Council offers many tips and contacts to help you successfully study in the United Kingdom. Find more information here: www.britishcouncil.us


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■ Choose to study a Bachelors Honours, Masters or a Semester Study Abroad programme from our wide range of liberal arts majors ■ Graduate with a Bachelors Honours in 3 years of a Masters in 1 year ■ Transfer your credits to complete your Bachelors degree quicker ■ Use FAFSA or your Post 9/11 GI Bill to fund your studies

■ Highly ranked government university with excellent student satisfaction ■ Study in our historic buildings, including a 14th century castle! ■ Located in the city of Bath, only 90 minutes from London ■ Become part of the Bath Spa community at one of our small, friendly campuses ■ Get involved in the extra curricular activities to become a socially engaged global citizen. To find out more - contact Bath Spa University’s California Rep Eric Tiettmeyer directly mail. BSUCalifornia@bathspa.aca.uk tel. +1-714-520-1180 skype. eric.tiettmeyer

International Relations Office / Bath, England, BA1 3ET / T: +44 (0) 1225 875777 / www.bathspa.ac.uk/international / international@bathspa.ac.uk @ bsuglobal / / bathspauniversityinternationalrrelations

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English Literature, Environmental Science, Fashion Design, Film & TV, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Graphic Design, History of Art and Design,

History and Heritage, Media and Publishing, Music, Philosophy, Ethics, Study of Religion, Photography, Publishing, Psychology, Sociology, Textiles, Theatre Production and many more...

The Uk University of choice for creativity, culture & enterprise

Ceramics, Creative Computing: Animation, Gaming, Software Development, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Drama Studies, Education: International, Early Years, Youth and Community

Majors Include: 3D Design, Acting,Art, Biology, Business Management: Accounting, Tourism, Marketing, International, Human Resources,


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Study in London THERE IS A GOOD REASON WHY SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO VISIT THIS VIBRANT CAPITAL. COMPLETING YOUR DEGREE IN LONDON IS VERY REASONABLE, WITH DOZENS OF UNIVERSITIES TO CHOOSE FROM – EACH WITH DIFFERENT OFFERINGS FROM THE OTHER.

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ondon was named the #1 travel destination in the world in 2015 by the annual Master Card Global Destinations Cities Index, ahead of typical favorites, Bangkok, Paris and Dubai. So, if you were one of almost 19 million visitors to London last year, chances are you had a great time and might want to pursue a degree in this fantastic capital city – or somewhere else close in England.

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UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, LONDON The University of Greenwich, London offers a vast portfolio of masters and degree programs, including combined degrees. With over 400 programs to choose from, the choice really is yours. Greenwhich welcomes transfer and Associate Degree students and is a fully recognized FAFSA eligible university, so you can apply for Federal Student Aid as with any US institution. With currently over 30,000 students studying with Greenwich, why not join in and experience a great education and an even better student experience. Find out when Greenwich will be visiting USA in 2016 at: www.gre.ac.uk/usa

RICHMOND, THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN LONDON HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL At Hult International Business School in London, students will gain a practical understanding of global business as they tackle exciting real-world projects and earn a U.S. accredited Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Along with Hult’s award-winning London campus, students can choose to study in San Francisco, or take part in summer programs around the world, graduating with a first-hand experience of doing business in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and China. With an innovative curriculum, worldwide campus network, and a student body made up 118 different nationalities, Hult provides a uniquely global undergraduate experience. www.hult.edu/bachelor Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Mark Ahsmann

Richmond, The American International University in London is a private, not-for-profit American institution that happens to be located in London. Richmond is accredited through Middle States in the US, and their degrees are also validated in the UK, so you can get two accredited degrees for the price of one! Campus locations in Richmond (for Freshmen and Sophomores) and Kensington (for Juniors and Seniors) are in two of London’s most trendy and beautiful areas. If you are interested in approaching your studies from an international perspective, come study in a truly international way in Richmond’s own unique global village, located in one of the world’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities. For more information visit: www.richmond.ac.uk


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YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE AT TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Delve deeper into your area of interest through a one-year International master’s program at Tel Aviv University – all taught in English! Each program combines a strong selection of core courses, with a diverse offering of electives, allowing you to tailor your studies and gain advanced knowledge in your field. Immerse yourself in culture, knowledge and innovation in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Graduate Degree Programs Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible M.A. | Conflict Resolution and Mediation M.A. | Crisis and Trauma Studies M.A. | Emergency & Disaster Management E.M.P.H. | Environmental Studies M.A. | Global Migration and Policy M.A. | Middle Eastern Studies M.A. | Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M. | Political Science and Political Communication M.A. | Security and Diplomacy M.A. | Sofaer International M.B.A. | Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) M.A.

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Study in London

SPOTLIGHT ON UNIVERSITIES

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES) SOAS’s unique combination of language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus attracts some of the brightest minds from around the world. SOAS has a long tradition of welcoming students from the US, who make up a rich community of over 3,000 alumni and friends. Benefiting from the largest concentration of academics focused on the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East at any university in the world, SOAS delivers top quality teaching in the languages, cultures and societies of our specialist regions and explore non-Western perspectives and theories across a diverse range of programs. Find out more at: www.soas.ac.uk Regent’s University London prides themselves on delivering a genuinely unique educational experience in the heart of the capital in stunning Regent’s Park. As an independent institution, Regent’s encourages individual thinking and students gain valuable insight from being taught by recognized industry practitioners. Additionally, our students take with them lifelong, global connections to their peers and the many businesses the University works with. The result of bringing all these elements together is truly international, extraordinary and eminently employable graduates. For more information, visit: www.regents.ac.uk

Photo courtesy of Richmond the American International University in London

OTHER LONDON UNIVERSITIES Queen Mary University of London www.qmul.ac.uk/international University of Roehampton London www.roehampton.ac.uk/International Middlesex University www.mdx.ac.uk/life-at-middlesex/international-students London Metropolitan University www.londonmet.ac.uk/international University of East London www.uel.ac.uk/International London South Bank University www.lsbu.ac.uk/international


University of Otago established in 1869 as new zealand’s first university

The University of Otago is located in Dunedin, New Zealand, a vibrant city where 1 in 6 of the residents are university students. Dunedin is built upon a foundation of great support for more than 70% of our students that come from other New Zealand cities, including more than 2,500 students from around the world.

Study abroad for a semester, or transfer to complete a bachelor degree at Otago

apply online - no application fee for further information please email: study.abroad@otago.ac.nz

www.otago.ac.nz/international


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Beyond London

Universities throughout England WHILE LONDON IS THE MOST POPULAR CHOICE FOR A DEGREE IN ENGLAND, THERE ARE MANY UNIVERSITIES THROUGHOUT ENGLAND THAT ALSO OFFER AN EXCITING AND REWARDING DEGREE ABROAD.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON The University of Northampton is situated in the heart of England and offers various subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University is globally renowned in subject specialties such as waste management, leather technology, occupational therapy and fashion. Northampton is a Top 50 University as recognized by The Guardian University Guide 2015, as well as gaining a 89% Student Satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2014. The University of Northampton has established a scholarship scheme which provides financial support for international students with a strong academic background, providing £1,000 and £2,000 scholarships. Please visit this website for further information: www.northampton.ac.uk/study/international-students or email international@northampton.ac.uk Photo courtesy of York St John University

YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH Ranked in the top 2% of world universities and in the top 50 in the Guardian’s 2016 league table, the University is committed to transforming your future and ensuring you have the best possible experience here. Portsmouth offers over 200 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate majors including Pharmacy (MPharm), Law (LLB), Architecture, International Relations & Politics, Business, English Literature, Economics, History, Psychology, Art, and Biological Sciences. The University of Portsmouth is at the heart of a vibrant waterfront city just 90 minutes from London. France and Spain are a ferry ride away. Find out more at: www.port.ac.uk

York St John University is an outstanding choice. York St John is a high quality, friendly university, known for academic excellence, a strong community spirit and a magnificent campus, based in the center of the historic city of York. Recent campus investments totaling over £100m provide an excellent student experience and a fantastic range of well-located accommodation. York St John awards are distinctive and dynamic. They are designed for students to achieve not only the subject specific skills needed to enter their chosen profession, but also the life and work skills employers are looking for in today’s competitive job market. Experience British culture and connect to Europe with the Study Abroad Program. For more information visit: www.yorksj.ac.uk/international.aspx


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Beyond London

Universities throughout England

OTHER POPULAR UNIVERSITIES THROUGHOUT ENGLAND Bournemouth University www1.bournemouth.ac.uk De Montfort University www.dmu.ac.uk

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UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN, ENGLAND The University of Lincoln has an award-winning city center campus providing a modern student-centered environment, which is home to over 13,000 students from over 100 different nationalities. The University has an international reputation for academic excellence and research, and we hope that you will contribute to this by joining the university’s thriving community. A number of the University’s programs are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction, including Psychology, Engineering, Media Studies, Tourism and Hospitality, Art and Design, and Marketing. Overall, 92% of graduates are either in full time employment or further education six months after they graduate. And with the best Students’ Union in the UK, University of Lincoln, England is a unique choice. For more information, go to: www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international

Glasgow School of Art www.gsa.ac.uk Falmouth University www.falmouth.ac.uk Heriot Watt University www.hw.ac.uk Keele University www.keele.ac.uk Leeds Beckett University www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk Newcastle University www.ncl.ac.uk Northumbria University www.northumbria.ac.uk Plymouth University www.plymouth.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

Ravensbourne www.ravensbourne.ac.uk

Ranked top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction, and one of the world’s most internationally diverse universities, Essex is an ideal place to study. You get to build your degree with a variety of elective courses and joint honours degrees, or become a specialist in your subject with a one-year Masters degree.

University of Bolton www.bolton.ac.uk

With three campuses all located within an hour from central London, Essex offers a range of courses from Acting to Business and Biological Science to Philosophy. Essex is known as a leading social sciences university with strong traditions in promoting human rights, democracy and equality. Find out more at: www.essex.ac.uk

University of Hertfordshire www.herts.ac.uk

University of East Anglia www.uea.ac.uk

University of Kent www.kent.ac.uk


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Free Tuition

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he government of Germany is popular for offering free tuition to study at many of their colleges. Germany can extend this benefit and welcomes foreigners to their country since the country benefits from the higher taxes students pay, and qualified student graduates stay in Germany and fill the need for a skilled workforce. Germany isn’t the only country offering free education, but they are the most popular. Filled with internationally ranked public universities, Germany is the place for English language speaking students to fill up with culture and free tuition benefits.

GERMANY EDUCATION FAQ OK, I’M READY TO STUDY IN GERMANY. DO THEY TEACH IN ENGLISH? Yes! DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service), is the German national agency for international academic cooperation. Among other things, their web site offers a search of universities in Germany, and will give you a plethora of institutions that teach in English! Search english speaking German universities here: www.daad.de/deutschland/studienangebote/international-programs/en

HOW DO I ENROLL? Many universities in Germany won’t require you to formally apply. However, if you must apply, you’ll need to complete enrollment after the application process. Every university will require students follow their own enrollment process and note that enrollment deadlines may be tight. Universities may dictate that a student to present a variety of required documents. Be prepared to present any number of these documents during your enrollment process: a passport with visa, a passport photo, completed forms, proof of entrance qualification such as diplomas or certificates, and more. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GERMANY? International students in Germany need health insurance. Make sure that your home country health insurance is valid in a foreign country, and be prepared to submit proof of coverage when enrolling in your new school. Insurance not valid internationally? No problem! Students may purchase discounted policies from statutory health insurers prior to travel.

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OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT OFFER FREE OR ALMOST FREE TUITION Sweden Home of the world’s most cost-efficient college degrees, this country only offers its PhD programs tuition-free.

Finland Although this country doesn’t charge interested foreigners tuition, it does remind students that they are expected to cover all living expenses themselves.

France With low tuition fees of approximately $200 US per year, France offers up their public universities to foreigners who can provide proof they can support themselves without working. You will need to obtain a student visa.

Norway Although known for its high cost of living, Norway does not charge tuition fees for international students. The education system is much like that of the US with small class sizes and approachable professors.

Slovenia You’ll only pay a small registration fee to educate yourself in this country. Although not in the most recent World University rankings, you could travel throughout Europe with your college fund from this conveniently located country.


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