In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at the University of East Anglia (UEA), in Norwich, England. This exchange program is based on intensive self-motivated study in many fields of the humanities, natural, and social sciences. You may take courses in environmental sciences, film and television studies, art history, archaeology, and cultural resource management.
The UEA campus is a mini city. Almost every student need is met on campus, with a large food shop which includes a post office, bank, launderette, pharmacy, and Waterstone’s bookshop. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. The student union runs eateries, cafes, and shops. UEA boasts a range of entertainment and performance venues and is host to a variety of events throughout the year, including theater productions, comedy, literary events, and live music. The university is also home to the largest indoor university sports center in England, including an indoor climbing wall, two 25-meter swimming pools, soccer park, track, and two indoor arenas.
UEA Friends Program - Current UEA students will be your Student Support Rep. and will help welcome you after you arrive on campus, help you to meet others, and get you settled in as quickly as possible. The Student Support Service office offers a wide range of advice and guidance to students, which include: Financial advice; Advice for international students; Leaning enhancement; Disability, including dyslexia; Wellbeing; Life in residences; and General information, advice and guidance. Exchange students also have access to Computer Labs, Student Organizations, Gym and Sports Facilities, Library, Health Services, and all services offered at the student union.
The UK has laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination and is a marriage equality country.
UEA is located just outside Norwich, England, 115 miles northeast of London. The historic city of Norwich has a population of 150,000, giving it a cosmopolitan atmosphere that offers numerous attractions to students, as well as the opportunity to participate in the social and cultural life of a provincial English city. At the heart of the dynamic East Anglia region, the city is a thriving commercial center with a bustling open-air market surrounded by department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and some 300 pubs. There is also a rich variety of entertainment to choose from, including numerous lively restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, and musical venues. Norwich has a peaceful side too: quiet gardens, cobbled pedestrian streets, five museums and an art gallery. Everywhere, you see evidence of the old and new coexisting together: the architectural modernity of the University is complemented by the medieval elegance of the city. Old buildings are rarely conserved as museum pieces - a 13th century crypt is used as a coffee bar serving a 15th century friary which is used as a concert hall.
Exchange students at East Anglia are eligible for the Butex Scholarship - Visit this link to get more information about this scholarship: http://www.butex.ac.uk
The four-week summer program offers challenging introductory courses in a variety of subjects. For eight credits, choose one of the following Undergraduate International Summer School courses: Branding, Advertising and Digital Marketing; Creative Writing; Digital Animation: Creating a 3-D Computer Generated Movie; and Global Media and Communications Law. There is an additional two-credit course called Personal and Professional Development that you can take in addition to one of the eight-credit courses for an added cost. Classes meet around 15 hours per week. Most courses include field trips to thematically-relevant sites.
NOTE: If you decide to take a course through the Centre for Japanese Studies Summer Programme, please note that the classes are NOT for credit. You will not receive any credits for participating in these courses.