GLOBAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS


University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Yonsei University, Seoul, S. Korea
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
University of Tuebingen, Germany
Curtin University, Perth Australia - (note: there are no slots available in Perth during 2010)

About Exchange Programs

All HWS exchange partners are accredited, degree-granting institutions where HWS students have access to a full curriculum. In each case, in order to send a Hobart or William Smith student, HWS must also receive a local student from the exchange partner. Thus admission to exchange programs can be competitive as we generally have only one or two places available for each program. Although the academic programs are structured differently, HWS students will receive full credit for their exchange semester, and will have international course grades figured into their cumulative GPA.

About University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
The university is comprised of 12,000 students, equally distributed between the two campuses located in the cities of Koblenz and Landau. This program provides HWS students the opportunity to develop German language skills while taking a variety of other courses in English alongside German students as well as other international students. This program can accommodate a variety of students and is designed for those who are interested in learning more about Germany and in developing German language skills. Students in Environmental Studies, American Studies, European Studies and German Area Studies will find the program of particular interest.

About Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Korea's oldest university, Yonsei was established in 1885 as a Christian institution of higher learning. Yonsei's spacious, quiet and wooded campus is 20 minutes from the economic, political and cultural center of Seoul. The university enrollment is over 38,000 students (including a satellite campus). About 400-500 international students attend Yonsei from partner universities in 45 countries. Exchange students may choose from over 60 courses taught in English by the international undergraduate division. Native speakers of Korean are also welcome to elect other courses offered by the university provided that reading and writing skills are at an appropriate level. Curricular strengths at Yonsei include Asian Studies, Economics and Business, International Relations, Religious Studies and Sociology. In addition to the many cultural and social opportunities available to HWS students on the Yonsei campus, the university offers optional international buddy and host family programs to facilitate integration into the local community. Club options range from traditional folk music, drama, photography, and calligraphy to political, religious, and sporting organizations. Within Seoul, students can visit museums, palaces and temples, as well as enjoy a variety of cultural activities and the traditional coffee houses throughout the city. For more information go to: oia.yonsei.ac.kr

About Lingnan University
Lingnan University seeks to provide its students with quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions from both East and West. It adopts a whole-person approach to education, teaching students to think, judge, care and act responsibly in the constantly changing circumstances of life in Hong Kong, the region and the world. The university is officially "bilingual" with the majority of classes offered in English to both its international and Chinese students. The Lingnan student body comprises approximately 4,500 students - half undergraduates and half Master's students. Lingnan University is best known for its Business and Economics programs, as well as Cultural Studies, History, Media and Film, Philosophy and Asian Studies (including Chinese language). International students have many clubs and activities from which to choose and can enjoy the amenities offered by Hong Kong, one of Asia's most diverse and cosmopolitan cities. Hong Kong has 7 million residents, 95% of whom are ethnic Chinese. English, however, is widely spoken throughout the island. For more information go to: www.ln.edu.hk

About the University of Tuebingen
Founded in 1477, Eberhard-Karls-Universit├Ąt of Tuebingen is a university of 20,000 students in a small, historic city of 85,000. (The saying goes that Tuebingen is a town on the university campus.) Its diverse faculty offer specializations in the fields of Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Medicine, Philosophy and History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Modern Languages, Cultural Sciences, Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Biology, Geosciences and Informatics, all of which are taught in German. For international students, in addition to courses on language, culture, and literature offered during the normal German semesters, Tuebingen offers intensive language courses year round for the continuing language-learner, as well as various special programs in the context of the university's international partner institutions. Tuebingen has a 900-year old history, and its old town runs along the picturesque Neckar River. Stuttgart, Munich, and Strasbourg (in France) are all nearby, as are other sites of cultural interest or natural beauty (including the Black Forest). For more information go to: www.uni-tuebingen.de/intrel/exchange.html

About Curtin University
(Please note that no slots will be available in Perth for 2010)

Curtin is a large research university ranked among the best in Australia. It has more than 25,000 students, including over 3000 international students. The main campus is not far from Perth City (the capital of Western Australia), ideally situated for those who want to experience the unique opportunities of Western Australia, from hiking or horse riding in the Karri and Marri forests, diving at Ningaloo Reef and Rottnest Island, surfing at Margaret River, or joining Curtin Volunteers! in one of their programs serving a remote Aboriginal community. The range of courses is extensive, facilities state of the art and teaching staff highly qualified and personable. The university is particularly recommended to students interested in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art (studio), Australian and Aboriginal Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Communications/Media, Computer Science, Economics, Geoscience, Mathematics, Psychology, and Physics. For more information go to: www.curtin.edu.au.

Eligibility

HWS exchange programs are open to juniors and seniors in good academic and social standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants to Tuebingen are also required to have completed the equivalent of four semesters of German with a B average. Lingnan and Yonsei will consider applications from exceptional sophomore students when space is available. These programs are recommended only for students who are extremely independent, both socially and academically. Note: the academic calendars for each site are quite different than at HWS. Seniors might not be back in time for Commencement. If you apply to Tuebingen in the fall, please note that this is a full-year program. In the spring, it is for one semester only.

Accommodations

In Perth, Hong Kong, and Seoul, students reside in residence halls run by the host universities for international undergraduate and graduate students. All rooms are furnished and there are communal kitchen/cooking facilities placed throughout the residences for the use of the residents. In Tuebingen, students live in apartments with other international or German students; the international office staff provides assistance in locating housing.

Going Abroad With the CGE

Students will be charged standard HWS tuition and a $550 administrative fee. This will cover credit for a four-course semester, airport arrival services and orientation program. Note that no room or board charge is included as students will pay rent directly to the host university or apartment landlord and either purchase or prepare their own food (depending upon preference and site). Students should bring the HWS room and board fees with them to cover these expenses. Additional expenses not covered include airfare, books, visas, personal expenses, (laundry, entertainment, ground transportation and independent travel). CGE staff will provide reasonable cost estimates for each site.

 

MORE INFO

  • These programs are offered every semester.
  • Applications are available at the Center for Global Education.
  • Applications are due at the CGE office on a selected date in October (for Fall programs) and March (for Spring programs). For specific dates contact the CGE.
  • For specific date contact the CGE.
  • CGE Brochure

NOTE: The information contained in this brochure is subject to change. Please see the CGE for more information.

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