|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||UW-Stout applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2015||10/15/2014 **||Rolling Admission||01/17/2015||05/22/2015|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Housing Options:||Apartments, Residence Halls|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Internships Available:||No|
University of Hertfordshire
Students have the opportunity to study just outside of London, England at the University of Hertfordshire. With around 22,000 students, the University of Hertfordshire is located on a green campus with excellent learning, residential and sports facilities. Hertfordshire is a young university with state-of-the-art facilities and a frequent collaboration with local, regional and national employers.
The Student Union has a wide range of clubs and societies, including its own bar and night club on campus for music and entertainment. Also located on campus, a Sports village offers outstanding sporting and fitness facilities with a fitness club, climbing wall, cricket hall, squash courts, indoor swimming pool, badminton, basketball, and volleyball and netball courts.
Location: The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, a town of 28,000 people. London is less than a half hour by train and the city of St. Albans is also close. The University's placement gives students the best of all worlds. Hatfield is most famous for being the location of Hatfield House (or Royal Palace of Hatfield), where Queen Elizabeth learned about her accession to the throne. It is also regarded as being the birthplace of the jet airliner (the ill-fated De Havilland Comet).
Nearby St. Albans was founded by the Romans in 43 A.D. Today, St. Albans has a population of 129,000. The city center has many historic buildings from the Romans founders to the Normans, but also has all the modern conveniences and entertainment such as restaurants, bars, shops and live music.
Just a short ride away, London, the largest city in Europe, has a wide variety of cultural activities and entertainment from museums and art galleries to theater, opera, ballet, modern and classical music and shopping.
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Students will take 3 or 4 modules (classes) equivalent to 12 UW-Stout credits. For module descriptions please refer to this link.
Please note that Education and Health subjects are restricted, and Film and TV modules have limited availability.
A full load at University of Hertfordshire is equal 15 UW-Stout Credits.
Art & Design Students
To enhance awareness and promote study abroad experiences, Art and Design study abroad students, studying for one semester or more, will be required to exhibit their art & design work in a group exhibition in the Gallery 209, upon their return, as organized by the Art & Design Department's International Studies Committee. Students in short-term programs are not required but encouraged to participate. While the work is on exhibit, students will be expected to organize the appropriate faculty and the program director to assess their work for related study abroad credits, as needed. Students returning from HAWK will exhibit their work in September and students returning from all other programs in February. Students will also be responsible for submitting a complete electronic portfolio (CD, DVD) of their work to the Program Office by the end of their exhibition week. Students will not receive equivalent Stout credits until the exhibition and electronic portfolio requirements are satisfied.
de Havilland Campus Accommodations: Eleven purpose built halls on the de Havilland campus made up of self-contained flats. Each flat has an average of eleven students. The flats are made up of single study-bedrooms all with their own en-suite shower rooms, fridges and network points for fast broadband internet access.
The kitchens/common rooms are spacious and well-equipped with up-to-date appliances. Furniture and equipment are of a high standard.
The halls are next to the Learning Resources Center and refectory. They are also near the Sports Village which offers top-class facilities for sports including swimming, badminton, climbing, squash, cricket, aerobics, rugby and football.
College Lane Campus Accomodation: This established campus is convenient for the Students' Union, Student Center, the largest Learning Resources Center and teaching rooms.
You'll find six halls on the College Lane Campus, as well as groups of student houses. All rooms on the College Lane Campus have network points so you can access the University's high speed internet connection.
Butler, Fern, Chapman, Broad and Coales Halls are older-style halls where a large kitchen is shared between twelve rooms off a corridor. Most of the rooms are singles, but Butler, Fern and Chapman Halls have some double rooms. All rooms have hand washbasins and you share bathroom facilities with your flatmates.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in the United Kingdom. The current U.S. passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: A visa gives a student permission to enter, study and stay in a country for a given amount of time. The consulate may change visa requirements, costs and procedures without notice and we suggest visiting the consulate website for the most up to date information.
For students staying in the United Kingdom for 6 months or less, it is suggested to apply for either the Student visitor or Tier 4 student visa. For students staying in the United Kingdom for 2 semesters Tier 4 student visa. Detailed and up-to-date advice is found on the UK Border Agency website.
Please note students staying on the Tier 4 (general) student visa may work for up to 20 hours per week during term time, and up to 40 hours per week during vacations. Students may work on- or off-campus. The Students Union runs a small employment agency and recruits for both on- and off-campus positions. Students who entered the UK as a Student Visitor are NOT allowed to work under any circumstances, even if it is unpaid.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the University of Hertfordshire. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling before or after the program.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.
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