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Contents Welcome 4 Why Exeter?


Academic programme


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Exeter’s success as The Sunday Times University of the Year is richly deserved. Shortlisted for the top award no less than four times in the past decade, it has consistently

Arrival, departure and beyond


Wellbeing 50 Eligibility 52 Fees and Applications


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embodied the very best in British higher education. A key player regionally, nationally and internationally. The Sunday Times, September 2012



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Welcome The University of Exeter invites you to study at one of the UK’s best universities for three weeks in the Summer of 2014. We are proud of our position as a top-10 university in the UK, of our membership of the Russell Group and of our place as one of the top-150 universities worldwide.

In 2014 we will be offering eight

We look forward to welcoming

credit rated pathways, each taught

you to Exeter and the UK this

by academic experts through a


combination of lectures, seminars and study trips, giving you a thorough grounding in your chosen subject.

Professor Neil Armstrong

Our International Summer School

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

is unique within the UK. The quality of our courses, the quality of our faculty teaching those courses, and the support that we will offer you during your stay on our beautiful campuses in Devon and Cornwall are second to none.



The University of Exeter International Summer School

For 2014 you can choose one of eight pathways:

Saturday 5 July – Saturday 26 JULY 2014

• English Law and the Era of Globalisation

• Britain and the Making of the Modern World • Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society

The International Summer School is a unique educational programme providing the opportunity to study at a top-10 UK university, experience British culture and engage with students from across the world. The academic programme features eight accredited pathways taught by Exeter faculty. Pathways are taught and assessed to the same standards as our degree programmes. Maximum class sizes and an emphasis on student


participation ensure an academic experience which is second to none. Exeter’s International Summer School also delivers a fantastic social experience. A three day orientation in London gives you the time to explore the UK’s capital. Social events in Exeter and Cornwall will give you an authentic UK student experience and day trips at the weekends will take you to some of the UKs most iconic destinations.

• Global Enterprise • International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace

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• King Arthur: Investigating the Myth and the Legend • Preventative Medicine: Exercise and the Environment • Shakespeare and His World


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Find out more about what our class of 2013 have to say – watch our film at or join us on Facebook.

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Why Exeter? UK and world league tables and one of the fastest growing organisations

Exeter is ranked 8th out of 121 UK universities

in Europe. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world this

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014

The University of Exeter is one of the fastest rising universities in both the

success is based on the strength of our research, teaching, student satisfaction and our facilities. Teaching and research

Student satisfaction

As a member of the Russell Group, the University sees academic research and teaching as highly complementary. 90% of Exeter’s research is rated as ‘internationally recognised’, with our academics being at the forefront of their fields. Whether this research is in combating climate change, making a healthier world, tackling global uncertainties or understanding society and identity, it is shaping these fields of study and you will benefit from this research-led culture.

At Exeter, students are put at the heart of the university decision making process and are trusted to shape the student experience. As a result our students are amongst the most satisfied in the UK – the University has ranked in the top 10 in every National Student Survey – and they have contributed to the creation of a welcoming and flexible learning environment.

Exeter’s teaching style and ethos means that teaching is delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops to small teaching groups which encourage class participation. As an International Summer School student you will be part of this vibrant learning community and you should expect to be an active contributor throughout the programme.


Facilities During your time here you will have full access to our world class facilities, including a university IT account, and ELE, our online learning environment. The recently opened Forum building, which is the hub of campus, houses the new library, spaces for independent and group study as well as cafes, shops and banks.

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Why Exeter? Campus and accommodation During the International Summer School you will be based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter, which is widely acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful in the UK. Set around botanic gardens with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, the campus provides a safe and convenient environment.


The campus has excellent facilities to support your studies and help you unwind after lectures, including cafés, bars, shops, an outdoor swimming pool and sports hall, all within easy walking distance of your accommodation and lecture rooms. During the programme you will also visit the University’s campus in Cornwall, which will allow you to make the most of your visits to St Ives and the Eden Project and also see our state-of-the-art campus close to the Atlantic coast.

‘Exeter is very easy to fall in love with. It has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, in one of the most beautiful counties in Britain’.

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Accommodation Where you live is an important part of your time in the UK and while in Exeter you will stay at Holland Hall. As well as fabulous views, our most popular residence has spacious, en-suite, single rooms, a glassfronted restaurant where breakfast and your evening meal are served, and common rooms where you can unwind with your fellow students.

Holland Hall also houses our residential student ambassador and has a porter’s lodge should you need any assistance during the evenings. There is also wifi coverage throughout, laundry facilities and vending machines. From Holland Hall, it is a short walk across campus to lecture rooms, and only a 20 minute walk into Exeter city centre.


Why Exeter?

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The city and surroundings Exeter has a population of 120,000 and is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the UK. It is a safe, studentfriendly city with a vibrant culture and relaxed atmosphere. It is also the ‘County Town’ of Devon and has all facilities that you would expect of a much larger city. The city has over 2,000 years of recorded history, original Roman walls and a famous cathedral dating back to medieval times. It also boasts a bustling modern city centre. Exeter has a number of museums, theatres, galleries and has a wide range of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés and night clubs – all within walking distance of the campus.

Exeter’s surrounding area is popular with tourists for its warm sunny climate, spectacular natural scenery and sandy beaches. Exmouth’s beaches are only 15 minutes away by train, and the wild and beautiful landscape of Dartmoor is nearby. Whether you are looking for quaint English villages, historic maritime ports or the buzz of a city centre experience, it is all on your doorstep.

‘I loved it! I will aim to travel much more now; I’ve expanded my horizons and learned a lot. I leave with confidence and new knowledge of myself.’ Claire MacKenzie, University of Alberta



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Why Exeter?

All inclusive social and cultural programme Our International Summer School starts with a three day orientation in the capital city of London. Accommodation is in central London at the Travelodge Covent Garden, providing easy access to all of the sight-seeing that the city has to offer. University of Exeter staff will be in London to meet you on the 5th July – at Heathrow and at the hotel – and will be in London throughout your stay. Organised excursions in London include a visit to the Tower of London, the British Museum and a walking tour taking in the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Once in Exeter a number of trips and social events are included in the fee. These include: • Day trip to Stonehenge and the Roman city of Bath • Day trip to the Eden Project • Day trip to St Ives

That little bit extra… Our International Summer School offers that extra personal touch, allowing you to feel at home whilst you are far from home. A dedicated team of staff will be available throughout the programme to provide pastoral support and answer any questions you have. As well as staff our ‘student buddies’ will be available to help you make the most of your time in the UK.

• A welcome barbecue • Pub quiz night • Gala farewell dinner

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Academic programme Choose one of the eight pathways for 2014

• Britain and the Making of the Modern World • English Law and the Era of Globalisation • Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society

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• Global Enterprise • International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace • King Arthur: Investigating the Myth and the Legend • Preventative Medicine: Exercise and the Environment • Shakespeare and His World



Academic programme The academic content of the International Summer School is a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops plus guided independent study. Each course is worth 15 Exeter credits and 7.5 ECTS credits. Pathways are coordinated by a member of faculty who will also teach on the pathway. He or she will be able to answer any questions and offer advice throughout the programme.

There are typically two taught sessions per day between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm. A syllabus with further details of lectures, readings and a timetable will be sent to successful applicants.

Lectures/seminars/ workshops The aim of our teaching is not to tell you the “correct” answer, but to explain the main points of a topic and encourage debate. This helps you to understand different arguments, make judgements about their merits and learn to analyse a topic critically. Participation is an important part of the learning process and it is important to do some reading before each seminar, so that you can follow and contribute to the discussion.

Independent study An important part of UK academic culture is independent study. This usually involves working on your own or in a small group to research a topic and contribute to a seminar. Independent study is intended to develop skills such as critical analysis and problem-solving to develop your own ideas.

Group work Most of the pathways include group work designed to encourage team-working skills. As groups will include students from different countries, it is a good way of learning about working in a multi-cultural environment.


Assessment Assessment consists of a presentation and/ or an essay, to be submitted within two weeks of the end of the programme. In addition, there will be one piece of ‘formative’ assessment set during the second week of the programme. The feedback you receive about this assessment will help you complete the presentation and final essay to achieve the best possible grade.

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Transferring credit Many students are able to take summer school courses for credit and all of our pathways are accredited at 15 Exeter credits and 7.5 ECTS. North American universities generally award 3 credits. If you wish to receive credit for your course we advise that you speak to your academic advisor or international office before you apply. We will be happy to supply any additional information that they need.

Library The Forum Library is at the heart of the campus and houses over 1 million books, journals and e-books. It is open 24/7 and also contains 3 computer clusters and study spaces for independent and group study.

IT services Before you arrive in the UK you will be given instructions on how to register for an IT account enabling you to access the Exeter network. You will receive access to the IT network which includes all the software you need to support your studies and keep in touch with friends and family.


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Britain and the Making of the Modern World Academic Coordinator: Dr Daniel SteinbacH

For much of the 19th and 20th century Britain was the world’s superpower, and its imperial connections not only left deep traces in America, Africa and Asia, but also in Britain itself. Thus to understand modern British history it is necessary to see it in a global perspective: not only were British politics and economics influenced by imperial considerations, but also most of its wars were global conflicts. Furthermore, British culture – food, fashion and architecture – was, and still is, shaped by its imperial legacy. By combining political, social and military history, this module introduces you to the key developments, ideas, events and people that shaped modern British history. The module encourages you to explore the interdependency of national and global history in the last two hundred years through different scholarly methods and sources. You

will learn how global events, like the slave trade, the First World War or the conflict in the Middle East, are linked with British history. But you will also consider how life in Britain, for wealthy and ordinary people in London, Exeter or Bath, was influenced through global connections. You will work with varied primary sources and visit the archive of the university’s cinema museum ( and the Exeter museum (www.rammuseum. with their rich collections of imperial artefacts. Key readings John Darwin, The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World System 1830-1970 (Cambridge, 2009) Andrew Thompson, Britain’s Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century (Oxford, 2012)

‘The International Summer School is the most exciting experience that I have ever had. The courses are thought-provoking and enable students from all over the world to exchange their ideas.’ Zong Yuren, Peking University



Pathways 2014

English Law and the Era of Globalisation Academic Coordinators: Dr Joseph Lee, Dr Susan Yin The English common law has been

The aim of the Summer School is

influential in facilitating global trade and

to provide students with sufficient

legal reforms in many countries in the

knowledge and understanding of the law

world for more than two hundred years.

to enable them to engage in discussions

However, globalization has resulted in

and further studies on English, EU and

major issues of international concern,

international law.

including the environment, trade and human rights. As a result, international law has become a prominent player alongside national laws.

Key reading Roy Goode, Commercial Law in the Next Millenium (Sweet and Maxwell 1998)

This course is intended to give

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participants insight into both the areas of English law that are important for international commerce, and the current international law issues under debate.

‘It was perhaps the best experience of my life. I learned so much, both inside and outside the classroom. It opened my eyes to the world and who’s out there. From Hong Kong to Turkey, from China to the Netherlands, from Ghana to Thailand, from England to the U.S. state of Montana, I now have friends from around the globe that I will never forget.’ Katelyn Sullivan, Rowan University



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Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society Academic Coordinator: dr diego gomez This module explores the societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change as well as the policy and technology solutions available. Specific topics related to climate change include: • Causes and effects • Social, economic and political impacts • Environmental impacts and threat to ecosystem services • Modelling and prediction • Adaptation and mitigation of catastrophic events • Management of water resources and rainfall changes • Renewable energy technologies and policies for a low carbon society • Climate Tipping Points We will explore these issues in a multidisciplinary framework with lectures, workshops and practical exercises led by world-class researchers in engineering, physics, mathematics, social, biological, and environmental sciences. This module aims to give you a broad vision and perspective on global climate change: its mechanisms, impacts upon society and the environment, the


technologies that can be employed to mitigate its effects, and adaptation strategies. Lectures and seminars will be used to introduce topics and provide a foundation for case studies; case studies will provide the foundation for discussion and personal work. Reading lists issued before the start of the module will be used to ensure that all students have a common background. Teamwork and individual study will be used to present work. Key readings Andrew Dessler, Introduction to Modern Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2012) Rajendra Pachauri and Andy Reisinger (Eds.), Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report ( and_data/publications_ipcc_fourth_ assessment_report_synthesis_report.htm)

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Climate Change: Basic Information website, EPA United States Environment Protection Agency, September 2009 ( climatechange/basics/)


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Global Enterprise Academic Coordinator: Professor David Boughey This pathway focuses on the growth and management of global enterprises from the emergence of the modern multinational to the present day. We take an interdisciplinary approach to understand and assess the challenges associated with developing strategies and managing the operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries. We explore the interplay between the multinational corporation, the countries in which it does business, and the competitive environment in which it operates. During the pathway we use case study examples for class discussion, draw on leading academic research, and learn with staff from across the EQUIS accredited University of Exeter Business School.

‘The International Summer School was a crucible of ideas and experiences from every corner of the world. I was enriched both academically and by the memories and friendships I made.’

This pathway’s content is explicitly international, encouraging students to reflect on cultural values, question their own assumptions and develop knowledge on other cultures through class discussions and group work. Employability skills are developed through giving presentations, problem-solving, team-working, and report-writing. You will have the opportunity to enhance understanding

of sustainability and business ethics through engagement with the Eden Project. You will take away an understanding of the dimensions, the management and strategic challenges facing organisations operating on a global scale. You will also gain an understanding of the temporal and spatial nature of international business, and enrich this understanding with an interdisciplinary social science approach. This approach will ensure that global enterprise is framed in a wide political, social, historical and economic context

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Overall the course aims to improve students’ knowledge of the modern multinational, and to foster systematic and informed analysis of how multinational enterprises operate, thrive, stagnate or fail in an integrated global economy. Key readings Peter Dicken, Global Shift: Mapping the changing contours of the world economy, (6th ed. Sage, 2011) UNCTAD World Investment Report 2013 (

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International Relations: Conflict, Security and Peace Academic Coordinator: Dr Klejda Mulaj

The International Relations pathway will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pertinent aspects of core theoretical and empirical debates in this discipline. You will explore the evolution of security, both as a concept, policy, and practice. You will consider how various schools of thought contribute to the understanding and interpretation of security, conflict, and peace. The module aims to encourage students to explore some of the most topical issues in International Relations and will investigate the causes of recent and ongoing conflicts in the global context. It will address how sustainable peace might be built in regions such as the Balkans and the

Middle East. You will also engage with the latest debates related to security and intricacies of strategy; ongoing international and local efforts to achieve peace in the aftermath of violence; challenges of uncontrolled migration; and lack of development. Teaching will be delivered by leading experts and it will adopt an interactive format of lectures and seminars. Key readings Alan Collins, Contemporary Security Studies (3rd ed. Oxford, 2013) Sean Kay, Globalization, Power, and Security (Security Dialogue, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2004)

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‘After my experience with the International Summer School, I have been empowered and gained skills that will make me a better player on the international front.’ Naa Quaynor-Mettle, Asheshi University, Ghana



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King Arthur: Investigating the Myth and the Legend Academic Coordinator: Dr Daniel SteinbacH The legend of King Arthur sits at the core of European medieval tradition and has inspired literature, fine arts and film for a millennium. Yet the Arthur myth is also a prime example of the interdependency of art, religion, power and politics in the medieval world. By combining history, archaeology and literary studies, this interdisciplinary module introduces you to the historical origins of the myth of King Arthur in the early Middle Ages, its popularization during the 12th century in the court of Henry II of England, and its subsequent importance for European romantic culture.

medieval England and Europe; explore the historical works of Geoffrey of Monmouth; analyze medieval literature (e.g. Le Morte d’Arthur). You will also consider specific questions relating to the legend of Arthur, e.g. the medieval ideas of kingship and knighthood, the connections between religion, magic and love. Finally, a visit to Glastonbury as well as Exeter Cathedral and its rich medieval archives will provide you with a unique material access to the topic of King Arthur.

The module will encourage you to investigate the legend of King Arthur and its metamorphoses over the centuries through different academic and scholarly methods. You will learn about the historical background of

Nick Higham, King Arthur: Myth-making and History (London, 2002)

Key readings

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Christopher Snyder, Exploring the World of King Arthur (London, 2002)

‘A memorable experience in a global learning environment’

Susanne Khatib, College of William and Mary, USA



‘The International Summer School atmosphere gives a unique perspective on each topic, giving a better understanding of the global nature of public health concerns’

Pathways 2014

Preventive Medicine: Exercise and the Environment Academic Coordinator: Professor Craig Williams

Jennifer Stenback, University of South Florida

Preventive Medicine: Exercise and the Environment offers an insight into preventive health issues related to physical activity and the environment. Drawing upon sustained research in these topics at Exeter, you will gain a deeper understanding of the science behind the interaction of physical activity and the environment on health across the lifespan. This pathway is aimed primarily at those undergraduates and graduates with a keen interest in exercise, physical activity, health, medicine and the environment. If you have a background in biology, kinesiology, sports science, medicine, psychology, professions allied to medicine, you will be well prepared for this pathway. Topics will include physiological and psychological aspects of health and wellbeing, natural and virtual environments and their impact on health. These topics will encompass the lifespan, from childhood to old age. You will be able to interact with internationally renowned and world-class researchers over a series of lectures, seminars and practical sessions in natural environments and have a chance to practise and promote preventive medicine.


The programme creates a challenge for you academically whilst providing you with the skills to apply theoretical concepts in real-world laboratory and field settings. The aims of the pathway are: • To reflect the University’s strong and unique reputation for internationallyexcellent multi-method and multidisciplinary research and teachings in the health sciences, medicine and the environment. • The provision of a sound basis in quantitative approaches to the study of physical activity and the environment. • To work with the research expertise of staff across various, diverse disciplines (psychology, physiology, exercise medicine, paediatric exercise science, the environment).

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Key readings Adrianne E. Hardman, David J. Stensel, Physical Activity and Health: The evidence explained (2nd ed. Routledge, 2009) Claude Bouchard, Steven N. Blair, William Haskell, Physical Activity and Health. Human Kinetics (Champaign, 2007)


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Shakespeare and His World Academic Coordinator: Dr Victoria Sparey

Shakespeare and His World provides a rich introduction to Shakespeare’s drama, encouraging students to engage with an expansive approach to the most influential writer of the Renaissance period. You will achieve a fuller understanding of Shakespeare’s work by placing it in vital contexts: historical, cultural, and theoretical. Connections between Shakespeare’s texts and their contexts will be examined in taught sessions that benefit from the expertise of scholars from the departments of English, History and Drama. You will encounter different ways of interpreting Shakespeare’s works in sessions that include: examinations of the textual history of Shakespeare’s plays; the significance of historically and culturally specific detail when interpreting Shakespeare; analysis of performance practices of the past and present that inform an understanding of Shakespeare.

You will also attend sessions that analyse the module’s central texts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, as well as sessions that provide historical, performance and theoretical contexts for understanding other Shakespeare plays.

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The module encourages you to explore Shakespeare’s drama via both text and performance. The pathway includes going to see a play at the world famous Globe Theatre in London. Within performance workshops, you will draw upon their experience of watching a play at the Globe and put performance theory into practice. Key readings William Shakespeare, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

‘My first UK experience was just terrific, the Shakespeare and His World pathway exciting and the experience of watching Macbeth at the Globe thrilling. The programme also offered me a unique chance to meet friends from other countries and to learn about other cultures than my own.’ Hao Zhizi, Fudan University 36



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Social programme and orientation London orientation Saturday 5 July – Tuesday 8 July 2014 With hotel accommodation in central London at the Travelodge Covent Garden, you will be ideally situated to explore the capital city. The programme of events includes: • A guided walking tour of London landmarks including; - The Houses of Parliament - Big Ben - Westminster Abbey - No 10. Downing Street - Horse Guards Parade - Trafalgar Square • A tour of The Tower of London • A Thames river cruise from the Tower of London to the Palace of Westminster • A play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre • A visit to the British Museum





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Saturday 12 July 2014

Ancient Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site and an iconic UK tourist attraction. Built over 4,000 years ago, Stonehenge is a place of pilgrimage for people following pagan and non-pagan beliefs and is the location for annual festivals marking the summer and winter solstices.




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Saturday 12 july 2014 Bath is a city steeped in history, famous for its Roman Baths. Today, you can still swim in these restorative waters at the Thermae Bath Spa. Other attractions include the Royal Crescent, the Jane Austen Centre and a multitude of boutique shops and cafes.



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Eden Project FRIDAY 18 July 2014

The Eden Project in Cornwall is one of the UK’s top tourist attractions. Eden’s world famous biomes host plants from around the globe, each dome representing a different climate. One of these biomes houses the largest ‘captive’ rainforest in the world, a humid jungle complete with tropical flowers, waterfalls and tree frogs. As well as the biomes and extensive gardens, Eden offers a thought provoking environmental education zone, regular music concerts and a thriving arts scene.



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St Ives

SATURDAY 19 JULY 2014 An archetypal Cornish fishing village, and one of the best seaside towns in the UK. St Ives is set on the dramatic North Cornwall coast. The town is a haven for artists and surfers alike. While here you might like to wander around the cobbled streets, visit one of the art galleries or take a boat trip to Seal Island.



Arrival, departure and beyond


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Arrival You will be met by University of Exeter staff and student buddies in London on Saturday 5th July 2014. Full pre-departure information will be sent to successful applicants

Departure The programme finishes on the evening of Friday 25th July with a Gala dinner to celebrate your time on the Summer School. Coaches will take you from Exeter to Heathrow airport or London Victoria station on the morning of Saturday 26th July.

Exeter alumni Your association with Exeter does not end on departure; as a Summer School graduate you will be part of a community of more than 80,000 alumni in more than 150 countries. As an alumnus of the University you can access a range of free benefits including professional networking events and reunions which are held around the world.




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Wellbeing The programme is managed by the International Office, who will give you comprehensive support to you before, during and after your International Summer School experience. We are more than happy to answer any queries you have prior to the International Summer School and can be contacted via:

During the programme International Office staff are available in person throughout the working day, on social events and day trips. They are contactable by phone 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency. You will be given full details prior to departure.

• Email:

The buddy system

• Tel: +44 (0) 1392 725451

In addition there will be a number of student buddies attending orientation and the social programme with you. They are there to help you make the most of your stay in Exeter and are more than happy to help with advice on the University


and local area.



Entry requirements

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Am I eligible? entry requirements You are eligible if you: • Are a current university student – either undergraduate or postgraduate • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above • Have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any

section OR a TOEFL score of 90 OR an equivalent level of competency (see englishrequirements/other/ for more information) Applicants who do not currently

Email if you have

satisfy our academic or English language

any questions about your eligibility.

entry requirements may be given a conditional offer with details of how these requirements can be met.

International Summer School terms and conditions can be viewed at



What will it cost? All inclusive package

Scholarships A number of merit-based scholarships are available – for more information about these write to

Fees and deadlines There is an early application fee of £2,195.00 for applications received by

Our 2014 fees are £2,445.00 and are inclusive of: • The academic programme • A three day orientation programme in London, including a number

of cultural excursions

• An extensive programme of cultural activities including trips to Stonehenge, Bath, the Eden Project and St Ives

14 February 2014. Standard fees are £2,445.00 for applications submitted by 30 April 2014. A deposit of £250.00 is required to secure your place on the programme and is payable within two weeks of an offer being made.

What will it cost? / HOW DO I APPLY?

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An international learning environment both inside and outside the classroom


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Maximum class sizes and interactive learning teaching ensure a experience of our previous students have rated the programme as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’

Our modern & campus traditional with is a mix exceptional of the facilities




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Class of 2013

‘The International Summer

School changed my perspective on how I see the world and it has been one of the best experiences in my life’

Graduating Class of 2013

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Luis Eduardo Cerro Chiang, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru.

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nal o i t a n r e 014 2 int l o o h sc summer

International Summer School 2014 Saturday 5 July – Saturday 26 JULY 2014 • Study at a Top-10 UK university whilst gaining transferable credit • Spend three weeks at one of Britain’s most beautiful university campuses in the stunning South West of England • Explore iconic UK destinations including London,

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Stonehenge and Bath

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