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University of Warwick, England (Exchange)

**The University of Warwick exchange is now campus-wide, including History, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business majors.  Some majors are only accepted for full year or fall semester study (see below).

The Program

This University of Warwick study abroad program is open to students from across the disciplines, including Business. Founded in 1965, the University of Warwick has quickly established a reputation as one of the top universities in the UK, consistently placing at or near the top five in national rankings. It has gained its high standing through excellent teaching and research, and by recruiting very qualified students from the UK and abroad. This reasonably-priced exchange program atWarwick will integrate you fully into the university’s academic and social life, and you will experience the university just as you would if you were a British student. It is an excellent way to taste British education and culture. The university campus, situated just outside the city ofCoventry, about 100 miles northwest of London, houses over 10,000 students and is a significant cultural center in its own right. You will have easy access to lively local towns and to the countryside of the Cotswolds, while high-speed Virgin Trains link Coventry to central London in fifty minutes.

The Academics

UConn students who attend the University of Warwick as part of this exchange may earn 12 credits for the fall term, 20 credits for the spring and summer terms, and a total of 32 credits if they attend the full year program.

Students who participate in this program will be based in their major department, which simply means that you will have to take at least one “tutorial” in your major discipline. To complete your schedule, you can take courses from a wide variety of fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Click here for the Visiting Students’ page, where you will find a link to the module handbook, where you will find a list of courses and access to online course descriptions. Modules will be available in April for the following academic year.

**The academic year at Warwick consists of three ten-week terms: Autumn (October to December); Spring (January to March); and Summer (April to June). Course offerings at Warwick are best suited to students visiting for the full year, but the facility exists for students to study there for the fall term (October to December) or for the Spring-Summer terms (January to June).  While students have more choice if they attend Warwick for the whole year, most departments will accept students for the fall term only. Offerings are much more limited in the Spring-Summer semesters.  Please note that Classics, Art History, Economics, Pre-Law, Politics and International Studies, Sociology, and Language courses are NOT available during the Spring-Summer terms.

The teaching method is in seminar form, supplemented by lectures, and you will find yourself in discussion groups of 8-16 students. British university education differs somewhat from the U.S.pattern and you are given more independence than you are used to here. Attendance at seminars and lectures is required, but you will also be expected to learn on your own. Instead of course syllabi that direct you to specific readings, you will have reading lists from which it is up to you to choose a certain number of books and articles to read each week. Class meetings may be less frequent than here, but you will be expected to devote the available time to reading and preparing essays. Credit is earned both by submitting essays and by taking end of year examinations. UConn students are normally required to take four courses (officially called modules).

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

Important!
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 4893 Foreign Study IB 3E00 Comparative European Employment Relations 3 6/30/2017
BADM 4893 Foreign Study IB 1200 Operations Management 4 12/31/2017
BADM 4893 Foreign Study IB3E60 Ethical Issues & Social Responsibility in Contemporary Business 2 6/30/2018
CAMS 3211 Greek Drama CX227 Greek Comedy 3 if fall only, 3 + additional 1 credit of CAMS 3293 for fall semester (Part I) of a full year course, 4 credits Part II for spring semester of a full year course 30 CATS 12/31/2017
CAMS 3293 Foreign Study CX251 The Hellenistic World 323-31BC 3 if fall only, 4 credits for fall semester (Part I) of a full year course, 4 credits Part II for spring semester of a full year course 30 CATS 12/31/2017
CAMS 3293 Foreign Study Epic and Epyllion 8 [full year 30 CATS course] 12/31/2017
ECON 2101 + ECON 2493 Economic History of Europe + Foreign Study EC 104 The World Economy: History & Theory 3 (fall only), 3 + 2 (spring only), 3 + 1 + 4 (full year course 30 CATS) 12/31/2017
ECON 2102 Economic History of the United States Economic History of the United States 3 6/30/2018
ECON 3421 International Trade EC336 International Trade 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
FNCE 3101 Financial Management IB253 Principles of Finance I 3 12/31/2017
FNCE 4893 Foreign Study IB 357 Investment Management 3 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
HIST 3320 + HIST 3993 Ancient Greece + Foreign Study CX251 The Hellenistic World 3 + 1 12/31/2017
HIST 3504 + HIST 3993 The American Revolution + Foreign Study AM 415 The American Revolution 3 + 1 12/31/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HI 127 The Medieval World 4 12/31/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study AM217 Caribbean History: From Colonialism to Independence 3 (fall only), 5 (spring only) 12/31/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HI161 Ghandi and Indian Nationalism 3 (fall only), 5 (spring only), 4 + 4 (full year course) 12/31/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HI168 The Rise of modern China: 1895-Present 4 + 4 (full year course 20 CATS) 12/31/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HI163 Galleons and Caravans: Global Connections 1300-1800 3 (fall only), 5 (spring only), 4 + 4 (full year course) 12/31/2017
MGMT 3101 Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior IB 2380 Managing Organizations 3 12/31/2017
MGMT 3239 Managing a Diverse Workshop IB3610 Equality and Diversity 3 12/31/2017
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB3F60 Understanding Enterprise 3 6/30/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB240 Understanding Industrial Relations 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB3E1 International & European Employment Relations 3 12/31/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB362 Managing Human Resources 3 12/31/2020
MKTG 3625 Integrated Marketing Communications IB365 Marketing Communications 3 6/30/2017
OPIM  4893 Foreign Study IB 244 Managing Customer Service 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
OPIM 4893 Foreign Study IB3840 Supply Chain Management 3 12/31/2018
OPIM 4893 Foreign Study EC125 Computing and Data Analysis 1 6/30/2020
OPIM 4893 Foreign Study IB136 Data Modeling and Analysis 3 12/31/2020
OPIM 4893 Foreign Study IB370 Strategic Information Management 3 12/31/2020
ENGL 3627 + ENGL 3693 Studies in Literature EN278 Ends and Beginnings: Late 19th and Early 20th-century Literature and Culture 3 + 1 6/30/2021
ENGL 3627 + ENGL 3693 Studies in Literature EN123 Modern World Literatures 3 + 1 6/30/2021
ENGL 3627 + ENGL 3693 World Literature in English EN251 New Literatures in English 3 + 1 6/30/2021
ENGL 3124 + ENGL 3693 British Literature since the Mid-Twentieth Century EN263 Devolutionary British Fiction 3 + 1 6/30/2021

The Experience

Warwick is highly rated by UK and international students for its facilities, campus life, and access to off-campus attractions. The University of Warwick accommodations office will find suitable off campus housing for you, as on campus housing is sparse. The university library houses over a million volumes and a wide range of electronic resources, and also runs a study center called The Learning Grid, open for use 24 hours a day. Three large student union and university social buildings house bars, restaurants, cafes, stores, banks, a launderette, and other services. The Warwick Arts Centre, just a few yards away at the center of campus, contains the university Bookstore, a movie theatre showing first-run and arts films daily, theatres and concert halls with full seasons of performances, an art gallery, restaurant, café and bar. Sports facilities include two gymnasia, a pool, all-weather running track, and playing fields.

Visiting students with sporting talent will be warmly welcomed by university teams and clubs, but all facilities are available to those with any level of ability, and you may find it easier to play or pick up a sport informally than at UConn. The Students Union, to which you will belong, sponsors a wide range of clubs and societies, who advertise themselves at a fair for new students at the beginning of each year, and also organize events including including One World Week in January, which is the World’s Largest Student-Run International Event with more than 20,000 participants representing 120 countries. Frequent bus services connect the campus with Coventry, and with the elegant town of Leamington Spa, seven miles away, both of which have many pubs, restaurants, clubs, and shops. Kenilworth and Warwick, each with their medieval castles, are close by. Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company) and Birmingham (Britain’s second-largest city, with a lively revitalized city centre) are each within twenty miles of the Warwick campus.

Situated in the heart of England, you will find the location a convenient starting point for visiting the rest of the UK, Ireland and Europe during the vacations while you are here. In addition to fast, regular trains to London, trains and buses connect it to all parts of the country, and to Wales and Scotland. Nearby airports, at Coventry and Birmingham, provide cheap (sometimes unbelievably cheap) flights to all parts of Europe and Ireland, and Birmingham also offers direct service to the USA and Asia.

All students who study in the UK must get either a Student Visitor Visa (for students who study in the UK for less than six months and who don’t plan to work) or a Tier 4 General Student Visa (for students who plan to stay in the UK for more than six months or who want to work or do an internship).

Finances

Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/10/2017 10/09/2017 01/08/2018 06/30/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3