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Program Type

  • Exchange

Academic Focus

  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Media
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Language and Area Studies
  • STEM
  • Sustainability, Food, and Environment
  • Various

Program Feature

  • Gen Ed
  • Gilman Eligible

Country/Region

  • United Kingdom
  • Wales

Program Term

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Semester
  • Academic Year

Application Deadline

Fall/Academic year 2021-2022
February 15, 2021

Spring 2022
October 1, 2021

For more information, contact:

Office of Global Opportunities
global.opportunities@ohio.edu

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Overview 

Enjoy inspirational scenery and immerse yourself in the unique language and culture of Wales with a semester or academic year on exchange at Swansea University. The University is set in rolling parklands overlooking the Swansea Bay with fresh sea air, gorgeous beaches and a safe environment. 
 
SU welcomes students form 100 countries every year and has a long international tradition.  The staff are supportive and accustomed to working with international exchange students. At SU you are able to choose a variety of courses to fulfill major, minor and general education requirements. 

Nathan P - Study Abroad Student Blog 

Study Away and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial, and academic risk. The CDC advises that you should delay travel until you are vaccinated. Note that entry to some countries and participation in local program and free-time activities, including in the U.S., may be severely restricted or potentially unavailable to unvaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated travelers should additionally expect to incur extra expenses and onsite logistical challenges due to onsite testing requirements. For further information, contact ogoriskmanagement@ohio.edu

Living Arrangements 

Students will live in university accommodations (dorms) or shared flats (apartments) located close to campus.  

Program Dates 

Actual dates will vary based on host institutions academic calendar, but below are estimated timeframes.

  • Fall Semester: mid September – late December 
  • Spring Semester: mid January – late June 
  • Academic Year: mid September – late June 

This program is offered annually.

Academics  

Courses are available in American studies, computer sciences, development studies, economics, English, geography, history, languages, literature, math, media studies, music, physics, political science, psychology, and social policy.  
 
Swansea modules (courses) are listed as credit points. A typical semester load is 60 credit points (15 OHIO semester credits) and an academic year is 120 credit points (30 OHIO semester credits).  
 
Courses in Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Health Science and Sports Science may have limited access for or be unavailable to Ohio University students. 
 
For more information on modules (courses) available, visit the  Swansea University website

Recommended Pre-Departure Course: INST 1001 

All students participating in an OHIO Exchange Program are encouraged to take INST 1001 "Cross-Cultural Preparation for Study Abroad" the semester prior to departure. Read more about  INST 1001 here.

Cost  

The students are responsible for health insurance, administrative fee, and out-of- pocket costs, in addition to tuition for 12-20 credit hours. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs. 

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet Academic Year 2021-2022

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet Fall 2021

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet Spring 2022

Items that are not related to the program (i.e., additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  

*Note: 

  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 

In event of emergency, it is essential that participants have access to contingency funds as the University cannot loan money to participants. Participants need access to resources to cover unanticipated medical or other expenses, such as quarantine housing. While the University does provide international emergency health insurance for students traveling abroad, not all medical care providers overseas accept this in lieu of payment up front. Travelers may need to cover the cost up front and seek reimbursement after the fact. Visit our health and safety webpage for more information on international emergency health insurance for travelers.

Looking for Funding Opportunities? 

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Students participating in the Swansea Exchange program are eligible to apply for a BUTEX Scholarship.

Eligibility and Requirements 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program does not accepts NON-OHIO students. 

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for Spain can be found  here

US citizens will need a visa to enter the country for the length of this  program. Students participating in the HKBU summer program will additionally need a short-term, single-entry visa to China.  HKBU and OGO will advise you on the visa process.  You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here

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