England, The University of East Anglia
Program Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Duration: Fall*, Spring, or Year
*only if all courses do not require final exams
Fall 2011: September 26 – December 16 (with special permission only)
Spring 2012: January 16 – June 8 (break March 30 - April 23)
Flights should be not be booked based on the dates above. It is recommended to wait until the program has issued specific arrival information.
Map courtesy of CIA World Factbook
The University of East Anglia is one of Britain’s leading universities, offering a number of academic strengths and research centers that may enhance your major or minor. UEA is particularly strong in literary studies, creative writing, art history, environmental science, film studies, and international development. It is also on of the United Kingdom’s larger universities, with close to 11,000 undergraduates, of which 2,000 are international students. While UEA uses a two-semester system, some aspects of the traditional British term system remain, which means that final exams take place at the end of the academic year. This means that Clark students generally study at UEA for the full academic year or spring semester, but can, in some cases, study there for the fall semester (*possible only if courses are not evaluated on exams).
UEA is situation in the historic city of Norwich. A two-and-a-half hour train ride from London’s Liverpool Street Station, Norwich was once the second largest city in England and remains a popular cultural and commercial destination. It is also the base for excursions to the countryside and to the Broads, a protected area of nearby seashore. The University itself is built on 270 acres of beautiful park land on the slopes of the Yare Valley, which is about two miles west of the city of Norwich.
UEA offers a wide range of courses and departments (school of study) in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Clark students choose from one school of study, which will serve as their academic base. Students can also cross-register into courses from other schools. Possible subject areas include: art history, biology, chemistry, international development, economics, English and American studies, and various others.
Students specializing in the arts and social sciences ordinarily take three courses per semester; natural science students might have to take a slightly heavier course load. In the arts and social sciences, courses are primarily taught through seminars of 10 to 15 students. At each meeting, the seminar leaders plan the material to be discussed so that ideas can be exchanged, debated, and refined. It is important to be well prepared for meetings. The courses in sciences place greater emphasis on lectures, with seminars and tutorials providing further explanation of set problems. Practical and laboratory work is also part of many courses in the sciences.
Clark students are guaranteed on-campus accommodation at UEA. They typically live in single-study bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. The residence halls do not serve meals, nor is there a meal plan. Students who don’t wish to cook for themselves may make use of the wide range of buffets and cafeterias on campus.
Participating students receive four units per semester, provided all coursework is completed, all required exams are taken, and final papers are submitted. Students must take a total of 60 units of credit at UEA. Many of the courses are worth 20 units of credit, equivalent to three courses of study. Students are eligible to enroll in any course for which they are qualified, with the exception of a very few specialized subjects. Please check with the Study Abroad Office to ensure credit transferability of credit.
Clark requires, that prior to your study abroad program, you have been in residence at Clark for at least one year. You must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of a 3.0, and good standing in the Clark community (not on academic or social probation at the time of application or thereafter). Before participating in a study abroad program, you have to declare a major, and as a rule, have junior-class standing. In order to be considered, you must complete/submit the full application by the appropriate deadline. Your application will be reviewed by the Study Abroad Advisory committee, and if approved, will be sent to the University of East Anglia for final admission. Applications may be rejected for any number of reasons by the overseas program.
Your student account will be billed for Clark tuition each semester that you are abroad, and Clark will pay your tuition/academic fees to UEA. You will be billed by the University of East Anglia directly for your housing, and you will need to provide for your own meals (i.e. cooking or purchasing meals). Books, non-academic fees, visa, and travel expenses are your responsibility. You are also responsible for all of your personal expenses and for your pocket money while abroad. Remember that here might be a whole array of fees at UEA for using the gym, clubs, computers, laundry, transportation, books, cell phones, etc. These fees vary from year to year and we recommend that you check the website of your host institution to see if further information is available. Any additional expenses related to individual courses, such as travel, are also your responsibility.
Studying off-campus always generates additional and unexpected expenses. If you are a financial aid recipient, you should continue to receive financial aid. However, be sure to check with the Office of Financial Assistance to see if there will be any changes in your financial aid package. You will not be able to receive Work-Study money while you are abroad. International Scholarships are granted to enrich the Clark campus with international students and, in general, cannot be applied to off-campus programs.
You will receive an invoice from Clark's Student Accounts Department, indicating that the tuition payment will be due by mid-July for the fall and mid-December for the spring. The exact due date will appear on your bill. Failure to satisfy your financial obligation to Clark University by the due date may result in your withdrawal from the program. Failure to satisfy your financial obligations to your host institution may result in no transcript being issued for your participation in their program.
Under NO circumstances will Clark University be responsible for independent travel you choose to participate in, which is not an official part of the Clark program. Clark will not assist in any personal travel arrangements.
Estimated additional costs per semester 2011-12
- Accommodation - $3100
- Meals - $2250
- Personal Expenses - $1600
- Transportation - $800
- Visa Fees (if needed) - $340
- Local Transportation - $300
- Books and Supplies - $200
NOTE: These costs are estimates based on exchange rates at time of publication, and are subject to change.
*Personal expenses are based on student feedback, and vary dramatically based on individual spending habits. Estimated personal expenses include items such as food, personal travel, clothing, etc.
Application forms for the University of East Anglia are available, by appointment (extension 7363), in the Study Abroad Office. It is essential to submit completed applications by the appropriate deadlines. Late applications will not be accepted, and retrospective credit will not be granted.
- For the fall semester - February 15
- For the spring semester - September 15
- University of East Anglia
- United Kingdom Department of State Information
- UK Visa Information
- CDC Travel Information
- East Anglia Daily Times: http://www.eadt.co.uk/home
- British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
For more information about this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 508.793.7363.
Any information on this page is subject to change.