University of South Florida
Year (Fall - Spring)
|Eligibility:||Please see below for requirements.|
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Requirements:||English|
|Program Type:||USF Exchange||Eligibility Requirements:||Degree Seeking|
|Level of Study:||Graduate, Undergraduate||Open to:||USF Students Only|
|Credit Offered:||USF Credit||Program Advisor:||Rene Sanchez|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Sponsoring College:||Arts and Sciences, Business, The Arts|
|Program Primary Subject:||Business, Marketing, and Finance, Fine Arts and Art History, Health Sciences, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences|
Semester / Year-long
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.
Situated in the west of Britain, Wales is a country of green and picturesque landscapes, and has one of the oldest cultures in Europe. Bounded by three seas and marked by a variety of coastlines, the land is largely mountainous.
Ironically, the history of struggle against invaders left Wales with its most priceless treasure, more castles per square mile than any other country in Western Europe. Enriched with a fascinating history and strong industrial heritage, the South Wales region has much to offer.
The Host Institution, The University of Glamorgan is a single campus university with accommodation, social and sports facilities on site. Its business school has been rated among the best in the UK. Visit the university website: www.glam.ac.uk
The University of Glamorgan is located in Treforest, near the busy market town of Pontypridd, and a short distance from Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales.
From the university site, participants will make day trips to visit a variety of businesses and industries, including those in Technology, Economic Development and Investment areas. Students will also tour important cultural and historical points of interest throughout Wales, such as a working coal mine, castles, museums and more.
Studemts may choose coursework from the University of Glamorgan's schools of Business, Arts and Humanities, and Fine Arts.
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:
- 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 $50/month.
Program housing is on-campus in comfortable university apartment-style residences, consisting of single sleeping rooms with private bath and shared kitchen facilities. Lodging is a short walk from the classroom site.
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.
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.
Contacts for More Information
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) 974-4314 Fax: (813) 974-4613