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  • Locations: Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year (Fall - Spring)
  • Budget Sheets:: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/14/2018 10/12/2018 TBA TBA
Program Description:
University of Nottingham
USF Exchange Program
14 Weeks Sept. - Dec / 28 Weeks: Sept - June

Program Overview

Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local British and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.

 Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.

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Location

Nottingham is a major UK city, located in the center of England, one hour and thirty minutes from London by train. The city is home to two of the UK's most successful universities and ten percent of their population are students.

Nottingham is a great place for international students. It is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city with a lively and integrated mix of Asian, African, Caribbean, and European communities. The city celebrates the culinary, cultural and religious aspects of this diversity and is a friendly and welcoming place. The cost of living in Nottingham is significantly lower than in many other cities in the UK, particularly London.

City Council Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Host Institution

Founded as a civic college in 1881, the University of Nottingham spans multiple campuses with a variety of subjects. Ranked as one of the top universities in the United Kingdom, the University of Nottingham offers students a dynamic program with faculty active in leading research. For more information, please see the university's history page.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Please note: In the British system, your "course" is your major and the "module" is the class you are taking.

With a wealth of subjects available, Nottingham provides USF students a great breadth of possible topics. Below you will find instructions from the host university about selection classes.

Download Module Guide

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Student Testimonial

Sarah Gold

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England- Fall semester 2010    

                Most people desire to study abroad in some far off place they have never been to. I did the study abroad experience in a rather different manner. I was born in England, but never got to experience university there. I always wanted to do a full degree at a university in England but due to the staggering fees of being an international student, I was denied that dream. When I discovered that USF did exchange programs in England, I knew I had to apply. Although they did not offer my teaching courses at the universities, I added an English minor onto my degree and went to the University of Nottingham. It sounds rather humorous- I am English, studying English, in England.

                I had spent the summer in the Netherlands before the study abroad and absolutely fell in love with the country. I was so excited when I found out the University of Nottingham had just started Dutch lessons. I signed up for three English classes and one Dutch class and after four months of studying Dutch I can now speak quite a fair bit of it. Learning the language was frustrating and challenging but I am glad I had the opportunity to do it.

                I luckily did not suffer culture shock or homesickness because I am well familiarized with the English culture and fortunately had my entire extended family in the country. What I can state categorically though is that I saw England in a different light. Going to school there I had to challenge myself with the strenuous system the U.K has. In my degree we have lots of small assignments, but in England at the end of the course, you take one test and that is your complete grade for the entire course.  I remember being so confused as to why I did not get homework every night. Instead of befriending all English students, I made some other amazing European friends, who came from Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands on their own study abroad. I experienced England as a tourist with them. We went to Dublin together and did sightseeing things in Nottingham.

                Although adding a minor has prolonged my degree one semester, I would not trade my study abroad experience for anything in the world. I have absolutely no regrets and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you go on a study abroad you will go through every emotion possible. At the end it is very emotional to leave it all behind. You quickly become accustomed to your surroundings, meet amazing people from all over the world and create memories that last a lifetime. I remember going out the night before I left Nottingham and crying hysterically for almost the entire night. I recommend doing a study abroad 100%- - it is a life changing, unforgettable experience.


Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • Additional travel or medical insurance
  • Any transportation fees
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Any additional or personal expenses

In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month.

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Living Arrangements

The University in Nottingham can help arrange housing for students in in on-campus dormitories or in local off-campus apartments. When students are accepted by Nottingham, they will receive more information.

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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation. 

A 3.0 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration

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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

 Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.

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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:

Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-4314 Fax: (813) 974-4613
email: rsanchez@iac.usf.edu

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