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Types of Programs
Options and Cost
Finding the Right Program
Exchange Programs How to Apply
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Study abroad is an incredible opportunity to do what you’ve never done before. You can spend months living in a country you’ve only seen on maps. You can immerse yourself in a culture that is utterly different from your own. You can escape the world view you’ve grown up with, break out of a comfort zone, and redefine yourself in countless ways. You can learn at universities renowned throughout the world and challenge your pace in the scheme of the universe. You can make incredible friends who are different from you in every way. You can see your ego and national identity transformed in ways you never would have imagined.
There are 2 main types of Study Abroad programs: Short-Term Programs Any program shorter than one semester is classified a short-term program. These programs can be as short as one week or as long as eight weeks. They are offered during Summer, Wintersession, and Spring Break. Long-Term Programs Any program that lasts one semester or longer is considered a long-term program. Students can choose to study abroad during Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or both.
There are 4 primary types of short-term programs:
There are 2 primary types of Long-Term Programs:
Faculty-Led Programs Faculty-led programs are programs led and taught by a UM faculty member and are typically attended by a group of UM students. These programs are offered for a specific, pre-determined UM course credit.
Exchange Programs The University of Mississippi currently has exchange agreements with approximately 60 universities around the world. Through these agreements UM students can spend a semester or year abroad and students from international universities can come to Ole Miss in their places. UM students who study abroad through exchange programs remain enrolled as University of Mississippi students while abroad and receive UM credit. Students who study abroad on an exchange pay University of Mississippi tuition and fees for the semester they are abroad.
Partner University Summer Schools UM has partners around the world that host summer schools (or short terms in January). UM students may attend these summer schools abroad and take courses taught by the partner university’s faculty members. Internships UM offers internships in places like London, Dublin, Beijing, Sydney and Edinburgh. Students from any major on campus are eligible to participate and students can work in a variety of jobs and earn academic credit for their participation. Language Programs UM offers language programs abroad in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian. Some of these programs are taught by UM faculty members and some are taught by faculty members at our partners abroad.
An Advisor’s Overview of Programs
An Advisor’s Overview
Affiliate Programs Affiliate programs allow students to study at sites that may not be available through exchanges. Some also offer unique programs that are tailored to particular academic or career interests. UM students who study abroad through Affiliate Programs remain enrolled as University of Mississippi students while abroad and receive UM credit. They are billed through their UM Bursar accounts, though the program price is not set at the cost of UM tuition and typically costs more than an exchange program.
Photo: Megan Gargiulo, studied at Universidad Catolica de Cordoba, Argentina for Spring 2011.
Options and Costs
Options and Costs There are three main types of programs offered to UM students: faculty-led, exchange, and affiliate. The chart below can help you find the right program for your needs and interests. Faculty-Led
These programs allow UM to â€œswapâ€? students with partner institutions abroad. Students take classes at the host university and work with on-site advisors.
Minimum GPA requirement
These programs are offered during the winter and summer sessions and involve a UM faculty member teaching a group of UM students in a location abroad. Cumulative 2.5
These programs fill in gaps where UM does not have exchange programs. The cost is typically higher than exchanges, but on-site advising is provided. Cumulative 2.5, though many require a 3.0
Length of study
2 to 6 weeks
Varies based on what is included in program budget Housing included in most cases. Check program web page. UM faculty member facilitates on-site activities and you travel with a group of students.
Housing and meals Independence
>> Passport and visa fees >> Airfare >> Immunizations and health screenings (as required) >> Books and supplies >> Special Fees for optional programs (language courses, social activities) >> Personal expenses, spending money, and personal travel
Photo: Pre-med student Kwanza Boone and his students at Holy Cross School, Belize, summer 2012. See interview with Kwanza on our website @ www.olemiss.edu/abroad.
Between 3 and 9 hours of UM credit, graded by a UM professor who teaches the course Winter: October Summer: March
Cumulative 2.5, though some do require a 3.0 4 weeks to a full academic year Based on cost of tuition at UM Not typically included. Ask advisor for additional costs. Student selects host institution independently and may be only UM student at that location. Between 6 and 15 hours of UM credit, graded by professors at the host institution and credited to your UM transcript Spring: October Fall/AY: March Summer: March
4 weeks to a full academic year Varies based on cost set by provider Included in some cases. Check program web page Student selects host program independently and may be only UM student at that location. Between 6 and 15 hours of UM credit, graded by professors at the host institution and credited to your UM transcript Spring: October Fall/AY: March Summer: April
With over 120 programs in 60 different countries, you have a range of options. The tips below will help as you spend time researching the different programs to find the one that is right for you.
HINTS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
1. Use the following pages and the Study Abroad Website 1. Academic program: Are there specific courses you need (www.olemiss.edu/abroad) to find programs offering courses to take? Flexibility is helpful since precise information about you need. courses may not be available until shortly before your program begins. Work with your academic advisor and study abroad 2. Read the online program descriptions and check any linked advisor to select the right program and courses for you. web sites carefully. 2. Language ability: Do you speak another language or want to learn one? 3. Check the programâ€™s web page for deadlines and application requirements, as well as a list of what costs are included and how to budget for your study abroad. 3. Type and size of institution: Small institutions can offer more personal attention; large universities may have more course options. 4. Join other fans of Study Abroad at UM by liking the Study Abroad Facebook page (www.facebook.com/umabroad). twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelsabroad 4. Location: Major cities offer a lot of attractions, but it may be Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rebelsabroad easier to meet people and feel at home in a medium-sized city Talk to other students who have been abroad and get advising or smaller town. You can always visit larger cities during your tips from SAO staff. time off and on the weekends. 5. Consider non-traditional destinations. Later in life you may go on a European tour or cruise the seas, but this may be your one chance to spend a year or semester somewhere unique like Finland, Korea, South Africa, or Uruguay. It will also look terrific on your resume.
Finding the Right Program
Finding the Right Program
5. Housing and meals: Living with a family, in a student residence, or in an apartment involvs different levels of independence and integration. Learn more at study abroad housing options on our website. 6. F inancial considerations: Talk to your study abroad advisor about scholarship options and the cost of living and travel costs associated with various programs. 7. Dates: Because of the differing academic calendars of some countries, you may only be able to do a semester-long program during the spring semester. Consider staying a year. 8. L ength of study: While a full-year program may seem daunting, most students who go for a semester come back wishing that they had stayed for a full year. If youâ€™re not ready to miss a semester on campus, consider a faculty-led program in the winter or summer or a summer internship abroad.
Photo: Ole Miss student Isabelle Finly at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2012.
9. V olunteering or internships: While we offer some short programs that focus solely on an internship or volunteer experience, these options are also available to students who study abroad for a semester or year through their host universities. Take advantage of every opportunity you have while abroad to get into the community, give back, and build your resume.
Application and Program Timeline 1
This is the pay off for your hard work. Enjoy your term abroad and collect all the memories and knowledge you can.
Shortly after your program ends, an e-mail will be sent to you with a link to your post-program evaluation. These evaluations help us better prepare future students and programs, and they give you a chance to tell us about your experience.
When your final transcript arrives from abroad, you will be notified by your study abroad advisor, and the grades will be posted to your UM transcript.
Find ways to stay connected with your host university and country through volunteerism or social media. Attend a study abroad infosession on how to apply your study abroad experience to your resume or graduate school applications. Share your experience at our bi-annual UM Study Abroad Fairs.
After you have been notified of acceptance into your program, you will need to purchase an airline ticket. You should also make sure your passport and visa documentation are in order. All study abroad students are required to complete an online orientation and an on-campus orientation. Your advisor will let you know the dates and times of these orientations. Attendance is mandatory.
After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an e-mail from your study abroad advisor with any additional instructions.
Check program pages online to make sure you gather all required materials and have them turned into your study abroad advisor by the listed deadline.
The Journey Continues
Academic Year 2012-13 Dates >> Fall Study Abroad Fair — September 13, 2012 Don’t miss our fair in the Student Union to get the best information about all the study abroad programs available to you. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and meet with representatives of exchange patners and affilate programs >> Spring Application Deadline — October 10, 2012 This is the final date to have all application materials turned in for study abroad in the Spring 2013 term. >> Winter Application Deadline — October 10, 2012 All application materials must be turned in by 5 p.m. on this date in order for you to be considered for participation in a Winter program. >> Fall/AY Application Deadline — March 6, 2013 If you want to spend your next semester or year abroad you’ll need to have all application materials turned in to the Study Abroad Office by 5 p.m. >> Summer Application Deadline — March 6, 2013 There are tons of summer exchanges and faculty-led programs available. If you’d like to participate in one, you’ll have to get your application materials in by the end of the day in order to be considered. >> For more information contact us Study Abroad Office visit: 359 Martindale Student Services Center call: (662.915.1508) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.olemiss.edu/abroad facebook: www.facebook.com/umabroad twitter: https://twitter.com/rebelsabroad pinterest: https://pinterest.com/rebelsabroad
Situated at the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa saw the end of Pretoria Apartheid and a transition O to democracy in 1994. Its SOUTH AFRICA nickname “Rainbow Nation” reflects the diversity of South Africa’s people whose cultural influences come from 2 1 all over Africa, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean and the Middle East. South Africa’s temperate climate makes it suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities including sand-boarding, surfing, and rock-climbing. BOTSWANA
South Africa NAMIBIA
FAST FACTS—SOUTH AFRICA • The language of instruction is English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus residence halls, student houses, or university flats. • Spring semester at NMMU begins in February and ends in June; fall semester runs July through December. Spring semester at Stellenbosch begins in January and ends in June; fall semester runs July through December. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
1. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth): NMMU is a comprehensive regional university that brought together many campuses after Apartheid. The university now strives to educate both the local student body and international students interested in learning about South Africa. While studying at NMMU, all international students are encouraged to get involved in campus and community volunteer organizations related to health, education, or environmental sustainability. Port Elizabeth is a coastal town on the Eastern Cape that is student focused. African-American studies, art, business, engineering, education, health, exercise science, parks and recreation management, geology, and biology majors will find NMMU a good fit. 2. Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch): Stellenbosch University is a former Afrikaans university located just outside of Cape Town. It is a top research university with a large international student population. Stellenbosch offers theater, management, music, public policy, art, political science, philosophy, economics, psychology, social work, and engineering courses. Stellenbosch sits in the heart of the Western Cape wine country. The colonial look of the town has helped it maintain its quiet demeanor while the influx of international students has made it a significant part of the new South Africa.
China MONGOLIA Beijing
East Sea JAPAN
3 INDIA BURMA
FAST FACTS—CHINA • Languages of instruction include English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Students are housed in double rooms in the international residence halls of each university. • The spring semester at BLCU and Nanjing runs February through June; fall semester is September through December. The spring semester at HKBU begins in January and ends in May; fall begins in August and ends in December. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
China has long captivated the imagination of the world. Whether you explore China for its rich and vast history or are intrigued by its foray into the international arena, there is something for everyone. Come and explore this diverse and dynamic landscape in the most populous country on the planet. 1. Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing): Beijing Language and Culture University is the only university of its kind in China with the primary task of teaching Chinese language and culture to foreign students. It also undertakes the tasks of educating Chinese students in foreign languages and other relevant subjects of humanities and social sciences, training teachers for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and providing intensive training in foreign languages. During the 46 years since its founding, BLCU has taught Chinese language and culture to more than 100,000 international students from 160 countries and regions around the world. More than 10,000 international students and over 5,000 Chinese students study at BLCU each year.
2. Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong): Hong Kong Baptist University is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Hong Kong. Though some classes are taught in Cantonese, a wide variety of courses are taught in English, and students can study Cantonese or Mandarin as part of their semester abroad. Due to many years of governance by Britain, the culture of Hong Kong is an interesting mix of East and West. HKBU offers outstanding music, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, MIS, chemistry, computer science, physics, biology, history, sociology, and journalism courses.
3. Nanjing University (Nanjing): Apart from having been the capital of China for six dynasties, Nanjing has also served as a national hub of education, research, transportation, and tourism throughout history. With an urban population of over five million, it is also the second largest commercial center in the East China region after Shanghai. The Institute for International Students at Nanjing University has hosted more than 15,000 international students from over 70 countries. Students typically take courses to improve their knowledge of Chinese language and culture, but advanced students can also take content-based courses taught in Chinese.
“I spent two summers and a semester studying Chinese in China, and it was a very enriching experience that not only improved my language study and level but also allowed me to experience a culture different from my own. The semester experience in particular made me more comfortable with what I had learned at Ole Miss and provided a wonderful opportunity to become more adept in using my Chinese in everyday life.” Preparing for his future, Rob Pettit immersed himself in Chinese culture during three separate Study Abroad experiences. A member of UM’s Croft Institute for International Studies, Rob pursued a double major in international studies and Chinese with a focus on global business and economics.
Japan East Sea N. KOREA
JAPAN S. KOREA
1,5 O 2,3 Tokyo 4 North Pacific Ocean
Although Japan is known as one of the most innovative and modern countries for its economic and technological advances, this island nation in Asia has still managed to hold onto many of its traditions and customs. This contrast between old and new makes Japan a fascinating place to live and to study.
FAST FACTS—JAPAN • Languages of instruction include Japanese and English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include home stay, on-campus accommodations, and off-campus apartments. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
1. Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo): Aoyama Gakuin’s history dates from 1874 when missionaries sent from the American Methodist Episcopal Church established three schools which eventually became the present Aoyama Gakuin system. Courses in Japanese language and culture, international business, economics, history, and more are offered at AGU. Courses are taught in Japanese and English. 2. Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka): Located in Hirakata city in Osaka prefecture, KGU was originally established as a small, private language school. Courses taught in Japanese include economics, sociology, engineering, and chemistry. There are also many courses taught in English. 3. Osaka Gakuin University (Osaka): OGU is a co-ed, private institution of higher education offering a unique study plan to maximize language learning and also offering courses to international students in English. OGU is a good fit for international studies, business, art, and Japanese majors and minors. 4. R itsumeikan University (Kyoto): At the Kinugasa campus in Kyoto, students take Japanese and world perspective classes in English. Students with little to no Japanese take basic language courses and those with at least four semesters of Japanese may be eligible for intensive language courses. Some courses in the following areas are taught in English: humanities, international studies, political science, social sciences, economics, business administration, and engineering.
5. S ophia University (Tokyo): Sophia is one of the top three private universities in Japan. A majority of courses are taught in English, but there is an intensive language study program for students interested in learning Japanese. Students majoring in philosophy, history, literature, journalism, psychology, sociology, economics, management, linguistics, international studies, engineering, or Japanese will find Sophia a good fit.
South Korea NORTH KOREA Seoul
O 3,4,5 SOUTH KOREA East Sea
1 Yellow Sea
South Korea is the perfect destination to study abroad. Whether appreciating the historical beauty of one of the globe’s most mountainous regions or the upbeat rhythm and pace of life in the modern cities, South Korea is sure to fascinate and inspire.
FAST FACTS—SOUTH KOREA • The language of instruction is primarily Korean with some English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Students live in on-campus residence halls. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. Hanbat National University (Daejeon, also known as the “Silicon Valley” of South Korea): Hanbat National University is a public university with strong ties to national research and development centers in South Korea. HNU is a good fit for engineering majors or those looking to teach English as a second language. All classes are taught in Korean. 2. Keimyung University (Daegu): Founded in 1954 as Keimyung Christian College, KMU is a private, coeducational university with over 24,000 students. KMU is located in Daegu, Korea’s third largest city, which is situated in the southern part of Korea. Some courses are offered in English, including social sciences, humanities, education, business, and commerce. 3. Konkuk University (Seoul): Konkuk University is guided by its founder Dr. Yoo Suk-Chang’s vision of “sincerity, fidelity, and righteousness.” Academically, the university focuses on science and technological education. Classes taught in both English and Korean include philosophy, history, physics, biology, math, chemistry, engineering, computer science, political science, public administration, economics, business, and MIS.
4. Korea University (Seoul): The year 2010 marked Korea University’s 105th anniversary as Korea’s foremost university of higher learning — no other private university is as old or as respected in Korea. Asiaweek magazine ranked KU 14th overall in Asia. The university’s reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching and research as well as service to Korean society. Strengths include: Korean language and culture, business, history, international relations, and East Asian studies
5. Kyung Hee University (Seoul): Kyung Hee University has three campuses with 24 colleges. KHU offers students a dynamic place to study, as its commitment to creativity, progress, and cooperation in world affairs makes it a frequent destination for international seminars and movements. Hospitality management, political science, international studies, English, business, physics, biology, chemistry, economics, and engineering majors may find KHU a good place to study abroad.
6. P usan National University (Busan): Pusan National University is one of the leading universities in South Korea. It is one of 10 Flagship Korean National Universities established in 1946 and located in Busan. PNU now comprises 12 colleges and general graduate schools, and 6 professional graduate schools. Many courses are offered in English. Strengths include: Korean language and culture, business, history,international relations, and East Asian studies
“I was able not only to see the sights and landmarks of Korea but also to hear the opinions and perspectives that the Korean students held in regard to the areas that we studied. It was a unique way to augment my learning in our increasingly global world.” As a sophomore, Emelia Wilson, a public policy leadership major, participated in a Lott Leadership Exchange program with Korea’s Konkuk University. The program gives UM and international students the opportunity to learn together and from each other on topics ranging from international diplomacy to pop culture.
Gulf of Thailand
South China Sea
If you’re looking to take courses in English in an unusual or exotic destination, Thailand could be just what you’re looking for. Bangkok is perfect for those with a sense of adventure and independence. Discover the rich culture and spirit of Thailand and meet the people who are known for their smiles, friendliness, and hospitality.
FAST FACTS—THAILAND • There are a wide range of courses in English and Thai. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Fall semester begins in early August and ends in late December. Spring semester begins in early January and ends in mid May. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
1. Bangkok University (Bangkok): Bangkok University was the first and is the largest university in Thailand, founded in 1962. The 27,000 students currently on campus study fields such as entrepreneurship, marketing, graphics and multimedia, hotel and tourism, and communication arts.
Barbados North Atlantic Ocean
O Bridgetown Caribbean Sea
Drawing on its English, African, and West Indian roots, Barbados has established its own distinctive identity, evidenced in its customs, traditions, and values, and passionately expressed through the rich history, exceptional cuisine, and artistic talents of its people.
1. University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus): Originally established as a branch of The University of London, UWI achieved full university status in 1962 and offers accounting, business, economics, political science, psychology, literature, history, philosophy, math, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, social work, and hospitality management courses. The Cave Hill Campus is located on 47 acres of elevated land that overlooks the island’s capital and principal commercial center Bridgetown, just five miles away.
FAST FACTS—BARBADOS • All courses are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus accommodations or offcampus apartments. • Spring semester at UWI begins in January and ends in May; fall semester runs August through December. • Nearby is the St. James Coast, one of the country’s principal tourist zones. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
FAST FACTS—JAMAICA • All courses are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus accommodations or offcampus apartments. • Spring semester at UWI begins in January and ends in May; fall semester runs August through December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Jamaica is known for its tropical climate, rich culture, and friendly people. African, European, and Asian influences have helped shape Jamaica and make it the multifaceted mosaic of international customs and traditions it is today. 1. University of the West Indies (Mona Campus): Originally established as a branch of The University of London, UWI achieved full university status in 1962 and is a good fit for journalism, geology, history, linguistics, philosophy, English, math, and hospitality management courses. Mona is about five miles from Kingston, the capital and largest city in Jamaica.
1 O Brussels BELGIUM
Although relatively small geographically, cosmopolitan Belgium has a big role to play as home to the headquarters of both NATO and the European Union. Although both French and Dutch are spoken in Brussels, dive into networking, as the majority of residents speak English.
FAST FACTS—BELGIUM • All courses are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include host families or off-campus apartments. • Spring semester at VC begins in January and ends in May; fall semester runs August through December. •Blair McElory is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. Vesalius College (Brussels): Receive individualized attention at this very small private college associated with Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Gain access to professors who are experts in their fields and have their fingers on the pulse of the decision-making process in various sectors of the European Community. Ideal for students interested in international affairs, business, communications, and European studies. VC also offers great internship opportunities.
The Czech Republic’s rich and varied history — characGERMANY POLAND terized by repression, resilience, and a long struggle for independence — makes this Prague O small country in the heart of CZECH REPUBLIC Europe a fascinating place 1 to experience. The Moravian highlands offer outstandSLOVAKIA ing opportunities for hiking, AUSTRIA bicycling, and skiing, and those interested in caves and underground rivers will be fascinated by the Moravian Karst and Machocha Abyss. Visit the cathedrals, castles, and breweries in and around Brno, explore Prague, or travel just a few hours to Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, or Krakow. 1. Masaryk University (Brno): Founded in 1919, Masaryk University is the second largest and fastest growing higher education institution in the Czech Republic. Exchange students can choose from a wide variety of courses.
FAST FACTS—CZECH REPUBLIC • Language of instruction is primarily English with some Czech. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus accommodations or off-campus apartments. • Spring semester begins in February and ends in May; fall runs September through December. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
U.K. BEL. English Channel
4 Bay of Biscay
France is known for its food, wine, picturesque villages, and metropolises rich in atmosphere, culture, and history. It is home to fashion, the birthplace of modern cinema, the fastest speed train in the world, and a vacation schedule that is envied even by Europeans.
FAST FACTS—FRANCE •In most instances classes are taught in English or French. See specific schools/ programs or contact the Study Abroad advisor for more information. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing arrangements vary by institution but include on-site providers and host families. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. •Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. France Business School (Brest): Founded in 1962, FBS provides business and management courses for 650 students. The university is located in the northwestern corner of Brittany, France, a main seaport of the country. 2. Euromed (Marseille): You will find everything that a first-rate school of management has to offer for students, managers, and executives at Euromed Management. At Euromed Management, like all the other “Euromedians,” you will discover a passion for humanity, freedom, and diversity in a renowned school located in Southern Europe. 4. ISC Paris School of Management (Paris): A leading French business school, ISC is a private, non-profit university located in the heart of Paris. One unique aspect of the university is its focus on real-world applications of business principles. Students have the opportunity to participate in professional non-profit associations that apply business techniques in a hands-on environment. ISC is an outstanding choice for business and marketing majors. Most courses are taught in English. 5. Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers): Originally established in the Episcopal tradition in the 11th century, the modern version of Université Catholique de l’Ouest encompasses both language and traditional integrated studies. Angers is well known for its fresh produce and cut flowers, as well as its relationship to many of France’s historical moments. Courses offered include those in liberal arts but beginners can focus on French language only.
Germany Celebrating twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West, Berlin Germany is reinventing O 6 NETH. itself to become more 3 diverse, multi-cultural, GERMANY 2 and engaged in the world. 4 CZECH No longer just the land of REPUBLIC “law and order,” modern 5 Germany is an integral FRANCE 1 part of European history, AUSTRIA culture, and politics. Take your time and discover the vibrant cities and beautiful landscapes from the Northern seacoast to the Bavarian Alps. North Sea
1. Frieburg University of Education (Frieburg): This exchange is open to graduate students in the fields of education, English, or German, particularly those interested in participating in a teaching assistantship while abroad. 2. Friedrich-Schiller Universität (Jena): FSU is a public university established in 1158 with a well-established library, computer center, and language center. Students who have a strong command of the German language can take courses in biochemistry, business and economics, nutrition, physics, psychology, art history, history, literature, German, philosophy, political science, and sociology. 3. Georg-August Universität (Göttingen): Founded in 1734, Georg-August is located in a university town much like Oxford. Although German language skills are recommended, business and economics courses are taught in English.
4. Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz): Named after the famous fifteenth-century printer who revolutionized printing with movable types, Johannes Gutenberg University combines stimulating academic diversity with excellent research structures. Located in Mainz, a city of both tradition and progress, the university is one of the largest in Germany and is the research center of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
5. Nürtingen-Geislingen University (Nürtingen): Although NGU was founded in 1949 as a college of agriculture and engineering, it is now known for its business prowess, especially international finance, applied economics, and urban planning. Courses in business administration, economics, marketing, and finance are taught in English. There are also courses taught in German in economics and business administration. 6. Universität Osnabrük (Osnabrük): Universität Osnabrük (population ~ 9,000) is a public university with a plethora of cultural activities including music, film, and theater produced by students
FAST FACTS—GERMANY • The language of instruction is primarily German with some English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus residence halls or offcampus apartments. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
and by professional groups. Students with a strong command of German can study math, physics, psychology, and business. There are also some business courses taught in English and a strong language studies program for international studies or German majors. 7. University of Potsdam (Potsdam):The University of Potsdam is Berlin-Brandenburg’s largest university and with its numerous extramural institutes, the Potsdam and Berlin area is known as one of the most densely settled research landscapes in Germany. Located just 30 minutes by bus from Berlin, students studying at the University of Potsdam will enjoy the vast history of Potsdam and Berlin. Students can
Greece Greece is a famous country, popular for its clean beaches and its 1 ALB. long history. There are hundreds of archaeoAegean Sea GREECE logical and historical sites to visit in Greece Ionian Sea that gloriously depict OAthens the country’s past. Its landscape is mainly mountainous and the terrain is not very fertile, except for some valleys scattered along the mainland. However, Greece is surrounded by the Aegean and the Ionian Seas. The country consists of more than 1,400 islands and islets, but only 169 of them are inhabited. BULGARIA
FAST FACTS—GREECE • Courses are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing is available in shared off-campus apartments coordinated by ACT. • Spring term is January through May; fall begins in August and ends in December. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. American College of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki): ACT is a small, private institution in Greece accredited by an American university association. Because of its accreditation, the university courses and system are similar to what a student experiences on the UM campus. Courses are available in finance, business, English, humanities, and social sciences. Strengths include: international business, international relations, history, politics, European studies, computer science, Hellenic studies.
Ireland N. IRELAND
Dublin 1 North Atlantic Ocean
1. St. Patrick’s College (Dublin): St. Patrick’s (population ~ 2,000) is a college of education with its campus conveniently located near Dublin’s city center. Students take courses in education and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Since 1993, St. Patrick’s College has been a College of Dublin City University, and all courses are accredited by the university. St. Patrick’s offers courses in education, history, and English. 2. National University of Ireland (Maynooth) is located about twenty miles west of Dublin. In 2011, NUI, Maynooth became the first and only institution outside of North America to be included in the Princeton Review of Best Colleges. Students studying Business, Sciences, and Humanities will find NUI-Maynooth to be a good fit. In addition, students in Secondary Education will be able to fulfill their student teaching requirement while at NUIMaynooth during the spring semester of their senior year.
FAST FACTS—IRELAND • All classes are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus accommodations or off-campus apartments. • Spring semester begins in January and ends in June; fall runs September through December. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Perched on the northwest tip of Europe, Ireland is a land of ancient myths and legends, amazing landscapes to explore, and locals who will be more than happy to reveal their country’s hidden gems. The Irish culture has taken thousands of years to develop, so cherish every moment of your cultural discovery.
The Netherlands North Sea
The Netherlands’ central location serves as an easy hub to explore Europe. The country has absorbed influences from neighboring countries but retains its unique cultural identity. Besides the windmills, canals, bicycles, and tulips that you expect, you’ll find a dynamic economy, stateof-the-art technology, rich cultural treasures, and a lively contemporary scene.
1. Erasmus University (Rotterdam): Erasmus University is one of Europe’s leading institutions. UM is connected with the Faculty of History and Arts and the Department of Sociology at Eramus but students may take courses outside those fields.
2. Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam): VU is working hard to ensure that all of its courses rank among the best in the country by offering an inspiring study environment capable of providing students with the most suitable courses for their needs. Offered courses include business administration, computer science, health and movement, art, culture and history, natural sciences, economics, and behavioral and social sciences.
FAST FACTS—THE NETHERLANDS • The language of instruction is English with some Dutch. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing arrangements vary by institution but include on-site providers and off-campus apartments. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
• Some courses are taught in English, but most undergraduate courses are taught in Polish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options are on-campus dorms or off-campus apartments. • Spring semester begins in February and ends in June; fall semester runs September through January. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
From mountain trekking to enjoying Poland’s lovely beaches, there’s plenty to do in this small European country. Poland is consid1 ered to have one of the O Warsaw healthiest economies of the POLAND post-communist countries and is currently one of the fastest growing countries CZECH REP. within the EU. The most popular cities are Warsaw, SLOVAKIA Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Lublin, and Toruń, including the historic site of the Auschwitz concentration camp near Oświęcim. Popular destinations include northeast Poland’s Mazury lake district and Białowieża Forest. Baltic Sea
1.Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw): The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) was founded in 1906 as the first public university of economics and management in Poland. Although it underwent numerous changes during the twentieth century, SGH is Poland’s top ranking school of economics. With nearly 1,000 faculty members SGH offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs to its more than 15,000 students.
Portugal North Atlantic Ocean
With incredible diversity of landscape and a profound seafaring past, Portugal offers much to be discovered. Coimbra is the former capital of Portugal and was previously occupied by the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors.
Golfo de Cádiz
FAST FACTS—PORTUGAL • All classes are taught in Portuguese. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Students are housed in on-campus accommodations. • Spring semester begins in February and ends in June; fall semester runs October through January. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra): Founded in 1285, Universidade de Coimbra is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The university specializes in teaching Portuguese language and culture to incoming exchange students. Courses taught in Portuguese include philosophy, history, journalism, biology, engineering, chemistry, math, physics, economics, international relations, sociology, and psychology.
Russia NOR. POL.
AI UKR NE
FAST FACTS—RUSSIA • Courses are mainly offered in Russian. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include host families or on-campus dormitories. • Spring semester at both universities runs January through May; fall term at International University begins in August and ends in December; fall term at Tver State begins in September and ends in December.
Arctic Ocean FIN.
1 2 O Moscow
• Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508. CHINA
Many of the most valuable historical and architectural monuments can be found in Moscow, so it’s no wonder that for hundreds ofyears Moscow has been the center of Russian national culture, but history isn’t all you’ll see in Moscow. The past two decades have also brought skyscrapers, electronic billboards, and a flourishing business sector that rivals New York City or London. 1. International University (Moscow): Founded by Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President George H.W. Bush as a joint educational project, IU is the first private university in Russia. While financially and legally independent, IU is state accredited. The university has a unique tradition of starting every term with VIP lectures delivered by famous politicians, prominent scientists and scholars, well-known writers and artists, successful businessmen, and public figures. IU is a good fit for Russian minors, history, political science, international studies, and intelligence studies majors.
2. Tver State University (Tver): Tver State University is one of the most highly rated universities in the region. Content-based courses are offered in Russian, and intensive Russian language is taught to students from all over the world. The beautiful city of Tver is located on the Volga River, conveniently located between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Tver is a good fit for Russian minors, history, political science, international studies, and intelligence studies majors.
Bay of Biscay
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• Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508. North Atlantic Ocean
1 Mediterranean Sea
• In most instances a strong Spanish skills are recommended. Contact the Study Abroad advisor for more information. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options vary by institution but include host families, student residences, and off-campus apartments. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor.
While Spain may conjure romantic images of flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and siestas, it has much more to offer. From Moorish castles to cutting-edge architecture, and Roman ruins to cosmopolitan cities, Spain is a country that embraces its rich history while constantly striving for the modern. The passion for life that permeates Spanish culture appeals to visitors.
1. Universidad Publica de Navarra (Pamplona): Rich in historic and outdoor attractions, Pamplona is a peaceful green city in the Pyrenees. Students with a strong command of Spanish can take courses at UPN in education, economics, business administration, sociology, and engineering; twelve hours of Spanish language and culture classes per semester are open to students with intermediate-level Spanish skills. 2. Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao): Located opposite the Guggenheim-Bilbao Museum, the Universidad de Deusto’s architecture reflects the beauty of old Spain while within its walls resides the best of modern technology. Each year the university welcomes students from all over the world not ot only study Spanish, but also to be immersed in the rich heritage of the Basque and Spanish people. Courses are available in business, economics, psychology, education, and social sciences.
FAST FACTS—SWITZERLAND • Courses are taught in French and German and English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing is available in off-campus apartments. • Spring semester begins in February and ends in June; fall semester runs September through December. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Snow-covered Alpine peaks, high-tech watches, gourmet chocolate, savory cheeses, and yodeling mountaineers are the Switzerland you know. Switzerland, while not a member of the European Union, is one of Europe’s richest countries due to its sophisticated banking systems. Its geographical neutrality has made it a popular headquarters location for many international organizations and businesses. 1. University of Fribourg (Fribourg): Located in a medieval city in the foothills of the Alps, UF is perfect for experiencing Swiss multiculturalism, history, and outdoor activities. UF is a bilingual institution (French and German) suitable for studying business, humanities, international relations, law, and philosophy.
2 O Ankara
Turkey is, above anything else, a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia with its magnificent past and land full of historic treasures from 13 successive civilizations spanning 10,000 years. The huge amount of historical and archaeological wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate for an entire continent than a single country.
1. Koç University (Istanbul): Areas of study include media and visual arts, social sciences and humanities, sciences, law, engineering, philosophy, economics, and more. 2. Middle East Technical University (Ankara): METU is a public technical university with 23,000 students enrolled. The university puts special emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences. The official language of instruction at METU is English, and engineering majors will find many courses to choose from in English and Turkish as a foreign language.
FAST FACTS—TURKEY • Some courses are taught in English, but most undergraduate courses are taught in Turkish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing is available in on-campus accommodations. • Contact the Study Abroad advisor for exact dates. •B lair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
Buenos Aires O
South Atlantic Ocean
• In most instances a strong Spanish skills are recommended. Contact a Study Abroad advisor for more information. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include host families, student-shared apartments, and on-campus student housing. • UCC spring semester begins in March and ends in June; fall semester runs September through December. Belgrano spring semester begins in March and ends in July; fall semester runs August through December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Argentina is a vibrant nation whose culture blends European and American traditions to form a unique heritage all its own. Perhaps most famous for Evita, the tango, and soccer, Argentina is also a traveler’s paradise with Iguazú Falls in the northeast, the Andes Mountains in the west, the glaciers in the south, and the breathtaking beaches on the Atlantic Coast.
1. Universidad Católica de Cordoba (Cordoba): UCC is Argentina’s oldest private university. Strong fields include agronomy, business administration, and international relations. Special classes for international students are available in literature, Argentine history, and Spanish.
2. Universidad de Belgrano (Buenos Aires): Located just outside Buenos Aires, Universidad de Belgrano is a young, private institution with a reputation for international knowledge and support. Students with strong Spanish abilites who are studying economics, engineering, health sciences, psychology, journalism, political science, or international relations should consider UB.
“Because of the exchange program between [Universidad Católica de Cordoba] and Ole Miss, many of the students here already knew so much about Ole Miss and loved it! My study abroad experience really helped me become more proficient in Spanish. As expected, I was immersed—sink or swim—in the language. My classes were taught completely in Spanish, even the ones that were not language classes, and they met for two hours twice a week.” www.olemiss.edu/abroad
As a senior, Leigh Cummins of Clinton, spent the spring semester traveling to several countries, making new friends from around the world, becoming fluent in Spanish, and earning 16 credit hours toward her bachelor’s degree in international studies and Spanish in Argentina.
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Brazil is the largest economy in South America and ranks ninth in the world thanks to its modern industry and trade. From the Amazon rainforest to the sprawling cities of Sáo Paulo and Rio de Janiero, Brazil is a land known for social, cultural, and ecological diversity.
1. Fundação Armanda Alvares Penteado (Sáo Paulo): Located in the world’s fourth largest city, FAAP is filled with modern sculptures, state-of-the-art classrooms, its own museum, theater, and TV station, and is strong in business, communications, international relations, and arts. Attend exhibits and plays while taking courses in jewelry design, photography, painting, and fashion design. 2. Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro): PUC is situated in a preserved tropical forest beside a quiet neighborhood of Rio famous for its natural beauty and cultural life. One of the top universities in the country, PUC is strong in business administration, communications, computer science, economics, engineering, industrial design, international relations, social work, and theology.
3. Universidade Federal do Ceará (Fortaleza) Since its founding in 1954, UFC has established itself as one of the best public universities in Brazil and has earned widespread recognition as the leader in scientific research and outreach programs in the Brazilian state of Ceará. The engineering program at UFC is widely recognized as well, and the university participates as a partner in the U.S.-Brazil Consortium for Sustainable Drinking Water Studies (FIPSE-CAPES) along with the University of Mississippi’s School of Engineering, allowing Ole Miss students hands-on opportunities to help develop sustainable drinking water solutions for developing communities.
FAST FACTS—BRAZIL • Language of instruction is Portuguese. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508..
Chile BOLIVIA South Pacific Ocean
1 O Santiago
Discover the warmth of Chile with its welcoming people, beautiful beaches, and some of the region’s finest vineyards. Explore the Atacama Desert in the north, the Pacific coastal region to the west, the Andes Mountains to the east, or glaciers, fjords, and lakes to the south. This volcanic land of “fire and ice” has some of the most diverse landscapes in the world.
FAST FACTS—CHILE • All classes are taught in Spanish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include host families who provide breakfast and dinner. • Spring semester begins in March and ends in July; fall semester runs August through December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
1. Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (Valparaiso): PUCV (population ~ 13,000) is located in Valparaiso, the cultural and legislative capital and the main commercial harbor of Chile. One of the most prestigious, traditional higher education institutions in Chile, PUCV is best suited South Atlantic for students with a strong Spanish Ocean skills who are interested in chemistry, journalism, philosophy, history, political science, music, psychology, engineering, religion, or biology. Exchange students can take Spanish as a second language through the exchange department. ARGENTINA
Costa Rica Costa Rica has it all: volcanoes, Caribbean and Caribbean Sea Pacific beaches, rainforests, white-water rapids, COSTA RICA and a lively capital city. Well-known for environ1 O San José mental conservation and ecological awareness, the nation has set aside North Pacific Ocean 27 percent of its land for protective parks and reserves. Sometimes called the Switzerland of Latin America, it is politically stable with democratic institutions. All these features have made Costa Rica a world-wide eco-tourism center. NICARAGUA
FAST FACTS—COSTA RICA • Art and design classes are taught in both English and Spanish. Students can also study Spanish language. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include host families who provide breakfast and dinner. •S pring semester at Veritas begins in April and ends in June, fall semester runs September through December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. Universidad Veritas (San Jose): Located in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, Veritas is a university known for its programs in art, design, and architecture. Students may take classes in these departments along with intensive Spanish language classes designed for international students.
Ecuador is often called “South America in miniature” because the small country 1 O Quito contains the Galapagos Islands, beautiful Pacific Coast ECUADOR beaches, the Andes Mountains, and a portion of the world´s largest rainforest, Pacific Ocean the Amazon Basin. Explore PERU the Amazon rainforest in a dug-out canoe; learn Spanish or Quichua, the language of Ecuador’s largest group; experience diverse cultural festivals, including colorful and vibrant Afro-Ecuadorian celebrations; snorkle dive with sea lions and exotic fish in the waters of the Galapagos Islands; hike to the top of the world’s highest active volcano; help rehabilitate wounded condors; search for Incan ruins — Ecuador’s unequaled natural beauty, diverse population, and fascinating history make it an incredible study abroad destination.
1. Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito): Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito): is a private university located 30 minutes from Ecuador’s capital city, Quito. Although most courses are taught in Spanish, there are some courses taught in English in the following areas: business administration, economics, marketing, international relations, psychology, biology, engineering, journalism, graphic design, and hospitality management.
Since 2002, USFQ has operated the Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS), a world-class academic research institute which offers hands-on academic programs for international students on the Galapagos Islands. Students who participate in GAIAS programs can choose from three tracts of study: People, Politics and the Environment; Marine Ecology; and Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Most courses are taught in English.
FAST FACTS—ECUADOR • The language of instruction is Spanish with some English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing is provided through home stays or in on-campus residence halls. • Spring semester runs January through May; fall semester begins in August and ends in December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Mexico While you may be familiar with Mexican culture, visiting MEXICO Gulf of Mexico our neighbor to the south will North Pacific 1 provide an inside Ocean Mexico City O 2 view of their important role GUAT. in U.S. policy and foreign relations. Ancient ruins, colonial architecture, authentic cuisine, and white-sand beaches are all reasons to go to Mexico, but the rich culture and warm people make you want to stay. UNITED STATES
FAST FACTS—MEXICO • Classes are taught in Spanish and English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include host families and on- or off-campus residences. • Spring semester begins in January and ends in May; fall semester runs August through December. • Susan Scott is the Study Abroad contact. Susan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Campus Hidalgo, Pachuca): ITESM is a system of 32 campuses throughout Mexico with UM’s partner intitution being at Campus Hidalgo. Students can enroll in English-language courses specifically for exchange students, take integrated courses in Spanish with Mexican students, or elect to take a portion of course work in each language. the ancient city of Pachuca is located one hour from Mexico City. Finance and business administration courses are taught in Spanish and English. 2. U niversidad de las Americas (Puebla): UDLA takes great pride in its multicultural character. Students may take courses in business, economics, sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Located southeast of Mexico City, Puebla is one of Mexico’s oldest Spanish cities.
Peru Clinging to the Andes, between the parched coastal desert and the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest, Peru offers such a BRAZIL wide range of experiPERU ences that it can be dif1 ficult to choose among O Lima them. Neon-lit discos South Pacific get jam-packed with Ocean reveling youth. Ancient ruins divulge prehistoric secrets. There are museums to visit, lakes to enjoy, waves to surf, and labyrinthine cities to explore. ECUADOR
1. Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima): Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is the oldest established private higher educational institution and one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Peru. Areas of study available include accounting, art, architecture and urbanism, sciences and engineering, communication, social sciences, law, and education.
FAST FACTS—PERU • All classes are taught in Spanish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Students are housed with host families who provide meals. • Spring semester begins in March and ends in July; fall semester runs July through December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Come to the heart of MERCOSUR, South America’s famous free-trade zone, and experience charming colonial towns, hot springs, and cattle towns on the Argentine border. Uruguay, meaning the “river of painted birds,” offers a year-round mild climate, pristine beaches, and a good quality of life.
FAST FACTS—URUGUAY • All classes are taught in Spanish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include living with host families or in student residences. • Spring semester at UCU begins in February and ends in July; fall semester runs August through December. • Brad Noel is the Study Abroad contact. Brad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. Universidad Católica de Uruguay (Montevideo): Surrounded by white sandy beaches, the vibrant capital Montevideo combines a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian, and Art Deco styles. UCU features small classes in business administration, economics, political science, engineering, and psychology and is a great location for students who hope to improve their Spanish fluency or feel comfortable interacting in Spanish-language classrooms with native speakers. To prepare students for a semester in a new language, UCU offers a two-week, presemester intensive Spanish course.
1 O Copenhagen Baltic Sea
As a gateway to Scandinavia, Denmark is a small but attractive student destination. The Danish concepts of life include quality, individuality, and democracy. The tone of the country is informal compared to many European countries.
1. Aarhus University (Aarhus): Aarhus University offers unique, alternative opportunities for research and education cutting across many different subjects. These interdisciplinary combinations provide exceptional opportunities. Aarhus University combines quality in its services with diversity — a diversity that also makes sure that the university is in wide-reaching contact with all the important sectors of society.
FAST FACTS—DENMARK • Classes are taught in English and Danish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options are off-campus apartments. •S pring semester begins in January and ends in June; fall semester runs August through December. •B lair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
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SW ED EN
As the Land of a Thousand Lakes, the Midnight Sun, and the Northern Lights, Finland is known for its natural beauty. A world leader in technology (think Nokia), Finland has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Experience rich cultural activities, such as the traditional sauna, as well as beautiful architecture in clean, modern cities.
FAST FACTS—FINLAND • Courses are primarily available in English, though some are taught in Finnish. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include student-shared apartments on campus and off-campus apartments. • Spring semester at UJ begins in January and ends in May; fall semester runs September through December. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä): Located in a small, modern town in the Finnish Lake District, UJ was founded in 1863 as a school for Finnish language teachers. It is now home to several centers of research including evolutionary research, nuclear and accelerated-based physics, learning and motivation research, and political thought and conceptual change. There is also a strong academic focus in sport and health sciences and teacher education. UJ is recommended for its physics, language studies, music, health and exercise science, art, education, management, and business courses.
1. University of Stavanger (Stavanger): Stavanger is the oil and energy capital in Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. Parks and Recreation majors will enjoy the Outdoor Education courses, while any student can take courses in the humanities, business, tourism, sciences, nursing, and Norwegian culture. Courses are offered in English and Norwegian, with Norwegian language courses offered for exchange students interested in learning the native language.
FAST FACTS—NORWAY • The language of instruction is English and Norwegian. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Single room dormitories are available, and placement is coordinated by a housing organization in Stavanger. • Fall semester begins in August and ends in December; spring semester begins in January and ends in May. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
Experience the northern lights or the midnight sun above the Arctic Circle, or visit the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall MounNORWAY tains and glaciers. Norway is a long stretched country, reaching from an idyllic rocky coast with Oslo skerries in the south, to a wild and O untamed meeting between land 1 and sea in the north. The south coast is home to the Norwegian summer, the north is home to the Sami. Travel along the Norwegian coast and experience it all. On your way north you travel through untouched wilderness where the mountains dive hundreds of meters into the world famous fjords. During summer the sun never sets in Northern Norway, and in winter the magical northern lights light up the totally dark sky.
Sweden Norwegian Sea
SWEDEN NORWAY Stockholm
Sweden is an open, multicultural society that promotes equality between sexes and races, tolerance, and inclusiveness. It is the home of the Nobel prize, the world’s most prestigious academic distinction. The Swedes invest more per capita in research and development than any other country in the world — in medical, technological, and environmental areas as well as social research. As the largest city in northern Sweden, Umeå is a place where different worlds meet. Over half of the people who live here are from outside the region. More than 50 languages are spoken — with English widely used everywhere — and there is a thriving community of clubs and societies that represent people and cultures from across the globe.
1. Umeå University (Umeå): Umeå draws the top faculty from throughout Sweden. While nearly 300 courses are already taught in English, the university is making a move toward total English teaching by 2012. This language compatibility combined with Umeå’s vision of project-based teaching make it a great learning environment. Umeå is an excellent fit for those looking for chemistry, biology, sociology, art, art history, accounting, marketing, economics, MIS, management, business administration, computer science, and education courses.
FAST FACTS—SWEDEN • Most courses are offered in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus student-shared rooms with private bath or off-campus apartments arranged independently. • Spring semester at Umeå begins in January and ends in June; fall semester runs August through January.. • Blair McElroy is the Study Abroad contact. Blair can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
Australia Indian Ocean
2 1 Indian Ocean
Australia is made up of multicultural cities, bustling ports, and beautiful beaches. There is always something new and exciting to do in the world’s sixth largest country. Explore beaches, take a walkabout through the Outback, or enjoy an evening at the Sydney Opera House.
FAST FACTS—AUSTRALIA • All courses are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include residence halls or student apartments. • Internships are available. • Spring semester at USC begins in February and ends in June; fall semester runs June through November. Spring semester at Macquarie begins in February and ends in July; fall semester runs July through December. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
1.. M acquarie University (Sydney): Ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities, Macquarie University (population ~30,000) is located just 30 minutes northwest of Sydney Harbor, the center of the city recognized as one of the most multicultural in the world. Programs include accounting, anthropology and sociology, biology, business, chemistry, music, English, finance, history, marketing, journalism, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, gender studies, and psychology. 2. U niversity of the Sunshine Coast (Marrochydore): The University of the Sunshine Coast (population ~5,000) is located in the center of the Sunshine Coast region, 55 miles north of Queensland’s capital city Brisbane. Programs include English, journalism, art, business, marketing, hospitality management, health and exercise science, and psychology.
“I had the opportunity to take classes that I might not have been able to [take] at Ole Miss, and learn from others who are different from me. I think that this experience will not only further my education, but it will also develop my character through learning and growing outside of my comfort zone.” Anna Howard, a junior English major, took courses in marine biology, philosophy, screenwriting, and travel writing at Macquarie University in Sydney. After graduating from UM, she plans to attend law school and also hopes one day to write fiction.
SCOTLAND North Sea
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WALES Celtic Sea
Though pop-culture icons like the Beatles and Harry Potter have put England in the limelight in the last few decades, study the historical impact of a land whose law and government structures serve as the basis for countless societies. Add in Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, and modern-day presence in world politics, and it’s no surprise England continues to be the #1 destination for study abroad. Get to the countryside, meet the locals, and truly discover Britain.
1. Liverpool Hope University (Liverpool): Liverpool Hope University is one of the oldest higher education institutions in England and offers a wide variety of courses ranging from English literature and history to creative and performing arts, forensic science, and marketing. In 2008, Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture. 2. Newcastle University (Newcastle): The city of Newcastle was voted the UK’s best university city by MSN Travel web site in 2009. At the university, students can study one of 200 undergraduate topics including accounting, ancient history, biological sciences, biotechnology, chemical engineering, classical studies, computing science, economics, English, folk and traditional music, geography, and history.
3. University of Birmingham (Birmingham): An academic community as cosmopolitan as the city in which it stands, the University of Birmingham is one of the leading research institutions in the UK. UB is a good fit for business administration, English, computer science, accounting, and political science courses. Students studying business also have the unique opportunity to pick up an internship during the April break.
4. University of East Anglia (Norwich): Currently ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world, the University of East Anglia is a leader in the fields of American studies, social work, development studies, environmental sciences, and law. It also houses excellent liberal arts programs in literature and writing, music, philosophy, political science, and economics. Norwich has been voted one of Britain’s top cities for quality of life and prosperity.
FAST FACTS—ENGLAND • All classes are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus residence halls or offcampus apartments • Meal plans are offered at some institutions. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
5. University of Essex (Colchester): Located in Colchester just outside of London, the University of Essex (population ~ 12,000) specializes in human rights, law, and government. Courses include accounting, art history, biology, computer science, economics, business, government, history, literature, math, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. 6. University of Leeds (Leeds): The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. With over 32,000 students from more than 130 different countries, Leeds offers an enormous range of courses to meet every interest. 7. U niversity of Leicester (Leicester): The University of Leicester has established itself as a leading research university. Consistently ranked amongst the top 15 universities in the UK, Leicester is known for itâ€™s strengths in physics, biological sciences and mathematics programs. Furthermore, Leicester is a great destination of study for English, History, Business and Social Science students. Situated in the center of England, Leicester is just a quick train ride from many popular destinations in the UK. Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached 8. U niversity of Plymouth (Plymouth): Plymouth is a port city on the sunny southern coast with ferry access to France and Spain. The University of Plymouth is the fifth largest university in the UK and ranks as one of the top five UK schools in psychology, computer science, and art history. UP offers accounting, chemistry, geology, psychology, art history, biology, business administration, engineering, computer science, dance, economics, history, hospitality management, literature, marketing, math, music, and nursing courses. 9. U niversity of Reading (Reading): The University of Reading is based on three campuses, all within ten minutes of the Reading town center. It is considered one of the top 200 universities in the world and one of the top 20 most research-intensive universities in the UK. Established in 1892, the university has outstanding departments of social sciences and fine arts. UR offers courses in the following areas: art, biochemistry, classics, design, economics, engineering, finance, history, literature, management, marketing, math, nursing, political science, psychology, and theater.
While a junior, Alexandria Wallace, a broadcast journalism major, studied British literature, art history and film at University of Birmingham in England. Alexandria would like to work for Fox News after she graduates from UM.
â€œThe classes were small, around 20 to 30 people at most, so I got on a personal level with each teacher and with the exchange students who were from around the world. I met people from many different countries ... I learned much more in the time I spent in England than I would have sitting in a classroom studying the country.â€?
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Whether your interest lies in the nightlife of cities, gaining local perspective as you study The Troubles or British literary greats, or exploring the beaches and breathtaking scenery of this “emerald island,” you can do it all in Belfast.
1. St. Mary’s University College (Belfast): Belfast is the largest urban area in Northern Ireland. St. Mary’s traces its roots back to 1900. The medieval ruins and hills nearby are thought to be the inspiration for Gulliver’s Travels. Education majors will find SMUC an excellent fit. 2. Stranmillis University College (Belfast): Stranmillis University College is a college of Queen’s University Belfast. The campus is conveniently located near the city center of Belfast in a conservation area that features plenty of green space. Stranmillis is recommended for education majors.
3. University of Ulster (Belfast): One of four campuses that make up the University of Ulster system, the Belfast campus houses excellent art and design programs (fashion, textiles, fine art, design) but programs are suitable only for advanced, upper-level students and a portfolio is required. Students can also study accounting, biology, business, computer science, engineering, criminology, dance, design, drama, economics, literature, history, hotel management, political science, journalism, marketing, music, nursing, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
“Learning about the [three-decade] conflict in Northern Ireland really opened my eyes to a lot of new perspectives on the issue. The city is still in the process of recovering from such a troubled time, but the relationships between the people of the city are becoming more positive and they are really trying to make Belfast a peaceful city.” Junior Kelly Pizzo, a sociology major, enrolled in classes at Queen’s University in Belfast. Her courses included sociology, gender studies, and history.
FAST FACTS—NORTHERN IRELAND • All classes are taught in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include on-campus accommodations or off-campus apartments. • Meal plans are available at University of Ulster. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
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Scotland is characterized by friendly people, cosmopolitan cities, and sights that captivate any imagination: Ancient ruins and medieval castles dot the countryside; narrow, mysterious cobblestone alleyways wind among Georgian, Art Noveau, and modern architecture; the Scottish Highlands and rugged coastal regions provide a wild, dramatic beauty — and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster.
FAST FACTS—SCOTLAND • All classes are in English. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Housing options include apartments or residence halls • Meal plans are available in some instances. • Semester dates vary by institution. Talk to the Study Abroad advisor. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1508.
1. University of Dundee (Dundee): Dundee is riding a wave of academic success, rated 8th in the UK for all-around student experience and one of only two universities featured in the top ten in both categories highlighted in the survey as especially important — teaching and learning, and facilities. Courses are offered in accountancy, American studies, biochemistry, forensic anthropology, business management, mathematics, social work, finance, and history.
Vince Chamblee, a senior economics and public policy leadership major, studied for five weeks at University of Edinburgh in Scotland before interning for 10 weeks with the Scottish Parliament. Vince, a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, also completed an extensive research project on the economic viability of alternative energy.
3. University of Stirling (Stirling): Stirling has been the number one choice of destination for thousands of international students for many years. With more than 300 subject combinations as well as research opportunities across 19 departments, the proven excellence, the dynamism, and the passion at the University of Stirling make it an excellent location for your studies. Stirling is an especially good fit for liberal arts, sports management, exercise and leisure management, and journalism majors.
“The first thing I did when I came to the Scottish Parliment office was to prepare a political brief for a debate the next week between the Scottish Housing Association and the government provision of housing, and the private sector’s provisional policy. I had to provide a brief for [my member of Scottish Parliament] on the issues that would be covered in that discussion. There was an element of personal accountability because as I listened to him debate, I knew I was responsible for the information he knew. If he didn’t field a question very well, I felt personally responsible.”
2. University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh): Founded in 1582, University of Edinburgh is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the UK. Course selection is diverse including accounting, art, biology, business, chemistry, classics, computing, economics, engineering, history, linguistics, literatures, math, music, nursing, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, social anthropology, and sociology. UM’s Scottish Parliament Internship also offers a unique international experience that contributes to the insight and understanding of leaders in the new global environment.
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The peace and tranquility of the Welsh landscape belies a turbulent history. Though frequently occupied by foreign invaders, the unique character of Wales has endured. The country is a popular location for filmmakers: From the busy city in Cardiff to mountainous Snowdonia, the Welsh landscape has provided the setting for such Hollywood movies as First Knight and popular television shows as Doctor Who and Merlin. Wales is often referred to as the “Land of Song” and is home to the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris.
1. Aberystwyth University (Aberystwyth): Located on the coast of west Wales, Aberystwyth University is the oldest university institution in Wales. The establishment of Aberystwyth University was the work of a small group of patriots, led by Hugh Owen, a London Welshman, who sought from the 1850s onwards to raise enough money by public and private subscription to establish a college of university status in Wales. In 1872, the university was opened in a half-finished hotel building on the sea front in Aberystwyth. Students interested in criminal justice and legal studies should consider Aberystwyth.
FAST FACTS—WALES • Classes are in English and Welsh. • The program cost is based on the cost of tuition at UM. • Good fit for legal studies majors, such as criminal law, paralegal studies. • Skip Langley is the Study Abroad contact. Skip can be reached at email@example.com or 662.915.1508.
HOW TO APPLY 31. M ake an appointment with your study abroad advisor or meet with a peer counselor. 32. Download a Study Abroad Application @ www.olemiss.edu/abroad. Check your program web page on the study abroad web site for a list of all materials due with your application and deadlines for your program. 33. Submit your application, transcript, and other required material to your study abroad advisor. 34. Students are usually notified on the status of their application shortly after it is received. 35. After turning in your application, prepare for your departure by getting your p assport, joining the Facebook page, following us on Twitter and Pinterest, attending orientation and researching visa, health,and country information with your study abroad advisor. Eligibility • Must be in academic and disciplinary good standing at UM • Must have completed at least one semester of course work before departure • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for some programs) • Must have the personal maturity needed to study abroad • Must meet any additional criteria outlined for the program on the program web page
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Cover photograph: Nice, France Sarah Harris, majoring in history, studied at the University of Leeds in England, Spring 2012.
Published on Aug 23, 2012
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