Business, Marketing, and Finance, Computer and Information Sciences, Fine Arts and Art History, Health Sciences, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, World Service Experience or Internship
Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity to earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subjects abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local 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.
"The city of Exeter, with a population of about 122,000 is a student-friendly city which combines modern life with a sense of the past. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and modern shops mix easily with historic buildings, including the Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1133 and rebuilt in the late medieval period, the Guildhall is the oldest civic working building in the country, Mol's coffee house and the Ship Inn, both favourite haunts of Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Exeter is consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the UK." http://www.exeter.gov.uk
Students may also opt to attend the equally beautiful campus in Cornwall. A favorite among artists, this small picturesque community is tight-knit and perfect for students looking for a smaller campus with a safe and friendly feel. http://www.visitcornwall.com/
Information courtesy of the University of Exeter
"The University of Exeter had just 19 students in its first intake in 1840, it is now one of the UK's most popular and successful universities with 17,000 students, of which just over 12,000 are undergraduates. Exeter is ranked in the Top 200 in the world in the 2010-11 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and has one of the highest National Student Survey rankings in the country, being in the top 10 since the survey began. Exeter has a lively, friendly and welcoming campus environment where there's always lots going on. Studying at Exeter is about more than getting an education, there is a wealth of opportunities open to students to develop personally as well as professionally."
Students have the opportunity to study on one of three different campuses, their main Streatham Campus or the St. Luke's Campus, both in the city of Exeter, and their Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Exeter offers classes (modules) in the following areas:
Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management
English Literature, History, Classics & Ancient History, Film Studies, Drama, Modern Languages, Theology & Religion, Art History, Foreign Language Centre, Archaeology
Biosciences, Sport & Health Sciences, Geography, Psychology
Engineering, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Renewable Energy, Geology, Computer Science, Mining & Minerals Engineering, Natural Sciences
Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Law, Arab & Islamic Studies
The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students also pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.
Not included in this cost:
Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
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 $1.53/daily.
How and When to Pay
Please click here for further details regarding payment.
Health and Safety
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.
"Most Study Abroad students live in the University's purpose-built self-catering flats apartments). The Accommodation Office is also able to provide a list of privatelyowned flats and houses to rent in the city and they are always happy to answer any questions.
Students must apply by the deadline date of 31 July for Semester 1 entry.
If you are in Exeter for less than a year we can usually offer you a place, but this is not guaranteed."
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.
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.
Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.
The USF Card Center sells the International Student ID Card (ISIC), which has a health insurance benefit in addition to providing student discounts overseas. For information, call the Card Center at (813) 974-2357 or visit the office located in the Marshall Center on the USF Tampa campus.
Faculty and Contacts
Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-3104 Fax: (813) 974-4613