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Swansea University

Swansea University is located in Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom. Students from all majors are eligible to study at Swansea University as a Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program (REEP) student. The Spring semester Political Science Internship is also a great opportunity for students interested in International Relations, Political Science, and similar fields.

Please note: This exchange opportunity is best for full academic year (September-June) or the spring term (January-June). Due to overlap in academic calendars, we are not able to accommodate fall-only enrollment.

Deadlines:

  • Academic Year Exchange: Apply though UH by May 1
  • Spring Exchange: Apply through UH by October 1
  • Political Science Internship Exchange: Apply through UH by September 23

About Swansea University:

Over 15,000 students and scholars attend Swansea University each year in colleges such as the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Engineering, the College of Human and Health Science, the College of Medicine, and the College of Science. Swansea University also has a School of Management and a School of Law. Swansea University is a research-led university and includes centers and institutes focusing on areas such as nanohealth, life sciences, and cognitive neuroscience. In September 2015, Swansea University will open a second campus knows as The Bay Campus. The Bay Campus will be home to the College of Engineering and School of Management. Please note that if you take classes on both campuses, you will need to create your schedule to include the commute from one campus to the other.

Check out Swansea University's Website:  http://www.swansea.ac.uk/ 

About Swansea, Wales:

With a rich history dating back to the twelfth century, Swansea is a coastal city in the south of Wales and is just an hour away by car or bus from Cardiff, the capital of Wales. London, England is just three hours away by train. One of the great things about attending a university in the United Kingdom on a student visa is the ability to visit any of its four countries during your study: Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland. English is the primary spoken and written language, though many signs are also written in Welsh.

Map of Wales:

Swansea Map

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA, No exceptions
  • Must have completed 12   UH  credit hours
  • Must have at least one semester remaining at   UH  upon return from abroad

 How to Apply:

  • Meet with a Learning Abroad Advisor to learn about the program
  • Review the Swansea University  module catalog
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor to determine  course equivalencies
  • Complete the   UH  required forms found on the the  Learning Abroad Timeline.
  • Complete an application to Swansea University

 Expected Expenses:

  • University of Houston tuition and fees
  • UH Learning Abroad Exchange fee: $75
  • Airfare to Swansea 
  • Information for on-campus housing can be found  here.
  • Passport: With Passport for Coogs, you are able to apply for a passport in the Learning Abroad office.
  • Local Transportation Costs: Varies 
  • Academic materials/textbooks, as required by your syllabi in Swansea: Varies
  • Meals: Varies
  • Personal Expenses and Incidentals: Varies

Personal preferences affect the total cost of your program. Participants should plan for the trip and budget appropriately.

Political Science majors may apply for a Spring internship program at Swansea. This 14 week program offers a unique experience of studying abroad and gaining work experience at the same time. Students will complete courses in British and European Politics and Policy-making in British and European Context. Internship placement options include: The National Assembly for Wales, Swansea City of Sanctuary, and House of Commons. Students will receive UH credit and a letter grade for their courses (including the internship).

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • Must have completed 12 UH credit hours
  • Must have at least one semester remaining at UH upon return from abroad
  • Must be nominated by UH before applying to Swansea

How to Apply:

  • Meet with the Learning Abroad REEP Advisor to learn about the program
  • Review the Swansea University  module catalog
  • Make an appointment with your academic advisor to determine  course equivalencies from the pre-set courses offered by Swansea University 
  • Complete an application for nomination in ViaTRM
  • If nominated, complete an application to Swansea

 Expected Expenses:

  • University of Houston tuition and fees
  • UH Learning Abroad Exchange fee: $75
  • Airfare to Swansea 
  • Information for on-campus housing can be found  here.
  • Passport: With Passport for Coogs, you are able to apply for a passport in the Learning Abroad office.
  • Local Transportation Costs: Varies 
  • Academic materials/textbooks, as required by your syllabi in Swansea: Varies
  • Meals: Varies
  • Personal Expenses and Incidentals: Varies

Personal preferences affect the total cost of your program. Participants should plan for the trip and budget appropriately.

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