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Study Abroad
Opportunities for Students

University of Central Lancashire

www.uclaninternational.org

Contents
Study Abroad Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Fast Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Costs and Brilliant Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 The ERASMUS Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 The Worldwide ExchangeProgramme USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 International Student Exchange Programme ISEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 The Maastricht Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 How to find out more . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

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Winner of the Times Higher Education Award 2006

Study Abroad
Opportunities for UCLan Students
As a UCLan student you have the fantastic opportunity to study part of your degree abroad. Studying abroad is a great way to see more of the world and experience new and exciting cultures.A period of study abroad is a positive element for your CV and, as a life experience, it is unique. UCLan offers a huge range of study abroad opportunities in many different countries. There are 4 different types of exchange on offer:1) The ERASMUS Programme - To study between 3 and 12 months at an institution in Europe with which UCLan has links - You may be entitled to receive an ERASMUS grantduring your exchange

2) The Worldwide Exchange Programme - To study in the USA, Australia or Mexico - For a semester or a full academic year

3) International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) - ISEP is a worldwide network for international education, consisting of 275 member universities from over 30 countries - UCLan is a member of this network; therefore, as a UCLan student you have theopportunity to study abroad at other institutions which are also members of ISEP

4) The Maastricht Programme - The Maastricht Centre for Transatlantic Studies (MCTS) is made up of a consortium of 34 universities from around the world. As UCLan is a member of this consortium you have the opportunity to study at MCTS - MCTS is based in Teikyo University, the Netherlands - For a semester, fullacademic year, or one month

www.uclaninternational.org

0044(0)1772 201201

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Fast Facts
◗ Study undertaken and passed abroad will be credited back to your UCLan degree ◗ The majority of undergraduate degree programmes allow you to participate in an exchange programme ◗ Study abroad is usually completed during the second year of your degree

Increase your employability
whilst gaininglife experience at the same time…
“Today’s job market for graduating students is extremely competitive. A growing number of companies are looking to employ well-rounded graduates. An international experience develops skills that are highly important in the job market.” - DiversityAbroad.com “Employers want to attract more graduates with an international view of the world. It shows employers thatcandidates are self-motivated, able to take the initiative and willing to work outside their comfort zone.” - Lucie Carrington, Benefits of Studying Abroad “We seek people who are at home in a complex multi-national and multi-cultural environment.” - Chris Goscomb, manager of recruitment in Europe and Africa, Shell Oil

This picture was taken by Steve Laden (MSc International AppliedCommunication). It won the prize for best European photograph in the 2006/07 UCLan photographic competition for exchange students.

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Winner of the Times Higher Education Award 2006

Costs
The table below illustrates the financial benefits that are available for each type of exchange: 1) You do not pay any tuition fees to the host institution abroad 2) If you are a UK national you are still entitled...
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