The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an excellent location for exchange and study abroad for students interested in the humanities and social sciences. The university has established an international reputation as a center for teaching and research. Subject areas that have been rated particularly highly include American studies, biological sciences and subjects related to medicine, art history and museum studies, creative writing, developmental studies, drama and the performing arts, economics, environmental science, film studies, history, law, literature, political science, and social work. Many of UEA's schools of study are interdisciplinary, allowing students access to a rich diversity of complementary subjects. UEA's academic year is divided into two equal semesters of 18 weeks each with self-contained units of study. Fall or Spring semester exchanges are available, as well as an Academic Year option for students who want to study for a whole year.
The campus is located on 320 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Norwich (pronounced "Norridge"), just two hours from London, and one hour from the beautiful Norfolk coast. The university, established in 1963, has won major architectural awards, and is home to the world-renowned modernist Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts. A new £17.6 million Sports park offers more than 40 sports, from team games to aerobics and personal training in the fitness center. The city center is a short walk or a 10-minute bus ride away from campus
Norwich is the regional center of East Anglia, and is regarded by many as England's most attractive, livable, and safest city. The city grew out of several small Saxon settlements and had become one of the largest English market towns by the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Norman's built a castle and magnificent cathedral that today are the city's most prominent monuments. As the largest city in medieval England after London, history is still evident throughout the city, as preserved medieval and early modern buildings give Norwich much of its charm as they find new life as restaurants and shops. Throughout the city riverside walkways, gardens and parks, pedestrianized shopping streets, and museums and galleries invite leisurely exploration.
Alongside its historical past, Norwich also has many modern amenities throughout the city, influenced by the quarter of the population of Norwich who are students. UEA itself has a concert venue on campus, but also one in town with many band performances throughout the year. The city also has other arts centers and theaters with live musical performances, theater performances on tour and more. With the growth of the student population there has been a revitalization of the shopping districts in town, along with the new restaurants and pubs opening up throughout the city. As the largest city in the county of Norfolk, Norwich also hosts many festivals throughout the year, some on UEA's campus as well.
Norwich is also home to an English Premier Football team, the Norwich Canaries, with football matches being held throughout the year. You can explore more of what Norwich has to offer at the Visit Norwich website.
The East Anglia region has much that is considered quintessentially English. While itself a city, Norwich is surrounded by pastoral countryside interlaced with small villages, bustling market towns and stately manor homes allowing students to explore the various aspects of British life and culture. Norwich lies on the banks of the River Wensum, just 20 miles from the North Sea where there are popular beach destinations and attractions. To the east of Norwich are the Norfolk Broads, a National Park with network of rivers and lakes with miles of sailing and cruising water. London is an easy train ride away, and other cities in the UK are accessible from Norwich's train station. There is also an international airport in the city, with flights to UK cities and the European continent.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is one of the most successful new British universities. Founded in 1963, programs in the humanities, social sciences and sciences are offered to 14,200 students. There are 2,800 international students from 100 countries worldwide. UEA is organized in 18 schools of study. With an educational philosophy that views breadth of knowledge to be as important as specialization, interdisciplinary study is encouraged.
The University is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's largest and most successful single-site concentrations of research and development in the areas of plants, microbes, food, diet and health; the environment and information systems. Pre-medical students can arrange to take their MCAT examinations in London.
Students are admitted to the school of their major interest, and must take at least one course in their field. Participants are encouraged to take a range of courses. Each student will be assigned an academic advisor to assist in planning a program of study and answering any academic questions that arise. For students interested in going to UEA for the autumn semester, they will only be able to take courses with no examination (examinations are held at the end of the spring semester). Students can see if an autumn class (called module in the UK) will be have exams or not on the list of classes available to exchange students.
Credits: As of August 2014, 20, 15, 10 credits at UEA equals 5, 4, 3 credits at Binghamton respectively.
UEA offers classes in the following areas:
Art, Media and American Studies (includes Art History, American Literature, and Film/Television Studies)
Language and Communication Studies
Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Political, Social, and International Studies (PPL)
To look at the different available classes available for exchange students, including course descriptions, check out the UEA's site: Module Catalogue
Participants live alongside British and other international students in residence halls. Rooms are single bed-studies, and students share bathrooms with one other student, and all halls have self-catering kitchen facilities and common living areas. They can also live in residence hall suites or student flats at an additional charge.
Over 100 student clubs and societies, ranging from archery to yoga, are chartered by the Student Union. Union House is where many activities take place and where there are common rooms and a café. Intercollegiate and intramural sports are very popular; they include rugby, basketball, U.S. football, soccer, cricket, hockey, lacrosse and tennis. The campus hosts events and concerts throughout the year, providing for a lively campus environment. Learn more about sports clubs here, students clubs here, and campus life here. Also, check out the Student Union's Facebook to see all of the happenings around campus, link here.
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In order to understand the actual difference in cost of your semester abroad, you should compare the Estimate of Costs sheet for this program that is linked above to what you would pay normally for a semester at Binghamton. **Cost Comparison:Binghamton University estimates the average cost for a full time student one semester on campus to be $13,050 in-state and $20,590 out-of-state.
Withdrawal Policy: When a student commits to an education abroad program in their Terra Dotta online program application, the Office of International Programs (IEGI) mirrors the Binghamton University Student Accounts refund policy for tuition, tuition differentials, and all program fees.
Financial Aid Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply it. The amount of financial aid that you may be eligible to receive is of an individual nature. All students should print out this Estimate of Costs Sheet, bring it to the Financial Aid office, and consult with a counselor there about what the implications of this cost would be for them individually. Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.
Binghamton and SUNY Scholarships Students applying for this program are highly encouraged to apply for the Myers Family Scholarship if eligible. This provides an award of $1,500. For more information about this scholarship, click here.
For more information about scholarships and financial aid in general, click here.
Applicants for the UEA program should in their sophomore, junior, or senior year at the time of application. Students with a 3.0 GPA or other academic strengths are encouraged to apply.
Students must apply via this website and will need:
Two academic recommendations
Applications for spring semester are due October 1st. Applications for fall semester are due April 1st.
This information is subject to change without notice. The State University of New York at Binghamton is strongly committed to affirmative action. We offer access to services and recruit students and employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.