The university is located in Msida (pronounced im-seeda), on Malta, which is one of a group of islands and rocky islets that comprise the Republic of Malta. The island, with a population of 375,000 and measuring about 17 by 10 miles, is in the center of the Mediterranean about 60 miles south of Sicily. The Maltese have one of the highest standards of living in the Mediterranean and an impressive record in health and education. Msida is a suburb of Valletta, the republic's capital city. Valletta is easily reached from the university by bus, affording convenient access to the capital's museums, palaces, hospital, theater, libraries, botanical gardens and churches.
Academic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
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Semester 2: late January/ early February to June. Students cannot depart before the end of exams, which may go into the third week of June.
(American studies, anthropology, Arabic, archaeology, art history, classical culture & civilization, communication studies, comparative religion, contemporary Mediterranean studies, economics, English, French, Hispanic studies, history, international relations [European studies], Italian, linguistics, Maltese, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, sociology, theatre studies); ; Theology (depending on availability of courses).
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in a university residence hall off-campus. A stipend is provided to cover meals. Married student housing can be arranged.
Established in 1592, the University of Malta is the oldest university in the Commonwealth outside the United Kingdom and is Malta's only university. The present campus, opened in 1968, has recently been greatly extended to include theater-type lecture rooms and science, language and computer laboratories. The sports complex includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and separate diving pool, a football ground, tennis courts, and a track. Total enrollment: 8,000 students.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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