Note from Dr Jennifer Harris, Associate Dean Undergraduate Welcome to UNSW! And a warm welcome to the B Com (International) program for 2013. Hopefully the year began well and, for those in the first year of this program, that your time at ASB is memorable and rewarding. With the first session now finished and exams commencing - I’m sure everyone will be looking forward to a couple of weeks break. Welcome also to the first edition for 2013 of our Newsletter “Going Places”, just for B Com (International) students. We will be sending at least two editions per year to let you know key points about your program, new initiatives to support you and opportunities which may be of interest. We are also interested in hearing from you – so if you would like to add a piece to our next edition, please get in touch.
Some Common FAQs When do I go on exchange? Students who commenced this program prior to 2013 generally go on exchange during their third or fourth year. However students who commenced in 2013 will go on exchange in Session 2 year 2 and Session 1 year 3. I’ve heard ASB gives a grant to B Com (International) students. What do I need to do to receive this money? Yes, ASB gives a $2000 grant to each B Com (International) student to assist with the costs of the one year exchange. You do not need to apply or complete a special form. Once you leave for your exchange, the UNSW Exchange Office provides all the necessary details to ASB who then transfers the $2000 into your account.
We would especially like to hear from students returning from their exchange – to share your experiences, and a photo or two, with your fellow students. If you would like to contribute to our next newsletter just send an email to Lisa (email@example.com) In this edition we update you on the slight changes to the exchange application process, provide dates for the special exchange sessions just for B Com (International) students and introduce you to the new Student Advisor, to assist students. Take a couple of minutes to browse through the Newsletter to see what may be happening. All the best for the year ahead!
Student Advisor for B Com International students: Alvin Li If you have any questions regarding your program structure, courses to select for the Study of the Region component, how to commence planning your exchange, what courses you should do on exchange or at UNSW, or anything else related to your program... drop into the ASB Student Centre and ask to speak to Alvin. Or email an online request and identify yourself as a B Com (International) student. Alvin is the dedicated Student Advisor to support this program.
Student Exchange Update From this year semester the Information Sessions will change slightly. Information Sessions are a great way to find out about opportunities abroad and learn about all the different programs, regions and requirements. These optional information sessions are held throughout the semester. To find out how to apply you now need to complete the Student Exchange online tutorial. The tutorial covers the application process, suggestions on how to research your options and you can download your application pack. Completing the online tutorial is essential to apply. On completion the logon details for your online exchange application will be sent to you. Email intex@ unsw.edu.au or visit the Global Education Office for access details to the online tutorial. If you attend an Information Session, access details for the Student Exchange online tutorial are emailed to you after the session. For further information see www.international.unsw. edu.au/outbound-opportunities/student-exchange/ info-sessions/ HOW TO APPLY You will need to register to: • Attend an Information session (optional) • Access the Student Exchange online tutorial (compulsory) Step 1 Complete the online tutorial and download your application pack • Your exchange application logon details are emailed to you after you complete the tutorial • Logon and start your online exchange application Step 2 Research your exchange partner universities • You need 6 university preferences that you are happy to exchange to • It is important all 6 preferences have sufficient courses on offer . Step 3 Book an appointment with an Exchange Adviser to discuss your preferences • There may be course restrictions or partner university requirements • Complete your Proposed Courses form for preferences 2-6
Step 4 Prepare your study plan • Complete the Transfer of Credit form. Talk to your faculty and seek approval for the courses for your first preference university. If you are nominated to another preference you will need to repeat this process for your nominated university Step 5 Organise your academic reference Step 6 Prepare your financial documents • $2200 for each month you are overseas Step 7 Prepare your supporting documents • Academic printout • Resume • Passport photo • Passport ID page Step 8 Pay the application fee at the Cashier’s Office • Use the payment form in your application pack • Keep the receipt to hand in when you lodge the hard copy of your application. Step 9 Submit your completed online exchange application. • Print a copy, sign the declaration and attach your supporting documents • Make a copy of your completed application for your records STEP 10 • Lodge your application with supporting documents at the Global Education Office by the deadline. People Supporting Your Program: Contact in ASB Student Centre: Alvin Li - Ground Floor of ASB, West Wing ASB Undergraduate Programs Unit Lisa McCarthy Ground Floor, ASB Dr Jennifer Harris Ground Floor, ASB UNSW International Exchange advisors: Elena Sinitsyna Coordinator and Student Advisor for the USA, Canada Email: advisor4americas@unsw. edu.au Ms Suzan Dankha Student Advisor for Europe (excluding Spain) and South Africa Email: advisor4europe@ unsw.edu.au Andrew Fester Student Advisor for Asia, Israel,Oceania, Spain and Latin America Email:Advisor4asia@unsw. edu.au