Northbrook College, UK
Northbrook prides itself on providing a supportive learning culture, with compact teaching groups, enthusiastic staff and a friendly atmosphere for your studies. Northbrook has impressive art and design studios and workshops equipped for working with a wide range of media including ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles, film, photography, digital media, and computer graphics. This exchange program is open to UW-Stout students in Art and Design majors. Applicants will undergo portfolio review by the UW-Stout Art and Design department.
Location: Northbrook College is located in Worthing, about 60 miles south of London. Worthing is in West Sussex County and is 30 miles from Gatwick International Airport. The city's location provides students with easy access to air, bus and rail transportation for travel to other regions of Britain and Europe. Worthing is a seaside resort town of 100,000 residents, situated on the English Channel; it is a city rich in diversity and offers something for everyone. The coast offers many recreational opportunities to those students that study at Northbrook. Overall, Worthing has a reputation for being a clean, safe town with friendly locals. The West Sussex countryside surrounds Worthing.
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Brighton, another seaside town is just 12 miles away. Brighton is also known to be one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan towns in England outside London. The "ancient" towns of Arundel, Chichester and Lewes are nearby Worthing.
At Northbrook, students receive individual support through small class sizes, personal tutors and generous contact hours each week. Students will work with their academic adviser or Art and Design program director to select courses that will fulfill their Stout degree requirements.
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 studying abroad 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.
Accomodation: Shared Houses/Flats: Most students share a house/flat with other students. The majority of houses are in central Worthing, very close to the main railway, pubs, bars and clubs. Weekly rent generally includes utility bills and some flats will also have internet access. All flats are inspected by the Worthing Borough Council to ensure compliance with regulations. Students are responsible for purchasing food and cooking meals.
College Managed Shared Houses: Northbrook has two houses close to West Durrington and Broadwater campuses. The Mill Road House has bedsits and kitchenettes; some have en-suite bathrooms and shared gardens. The Broadwater Road House has single bedrooms; some have en-suite bathrooms and a shared kitchen and living room. Students are responsible for purchasing food and cooking meals.
Host Family: Many students choose to stay with a host family. Weekly rent with a host family includes all food and utilities. For students who opt to stay on a self-catering (cooking your own food) basis, utilities are still included.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Germany. The current 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: Students studying in England less than six months and not partaking in an internship or work do not need to apply for a student visa. Students studying in England for longer than six months or less than six months, but partaking in work or an internship will be required to apply for a student visa. The current visa fee is £200. The Office of International Education will be able to assist you with this process.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from England. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Europe 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.