University of East Anglia
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About the Program
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 14,000 students. UEA is ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world and is consistently in the top ten for student satisfaction. It is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. Tulane students who study at UEA directly enroll at the institution as an exchange student and take courses right alongside degree-seeking students.
Norwich has been a thriving trading city for the last 900 years and for much of that time was England's second city after London. Steeped in history, it boasts a stunning Cathedral and Castle, as well as an open-air market, quirky independent shops, restaurants cinemas, galleries, theatres, cafés, bars, pubs and clubs. The city is consistently rated as one of the top ten shopping venues in the UK and is a found-er member of the Cultural Cities Network. The city's medieval center of cobbled streets remains largely intact, but there is still space for modern buildings. Nestled between picturesque coastal landscapes and countryside, the city is just a one hour flight from Amsterdam, great for connections to mainland Europe.
Norwich has also always been a great place for a night out with stylish café bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals. The population of the city is just of over 200,000 people, making it the perfect size to stay engaged while being able to really get to know locals. Whether you're into alternative comedy, classical music, top West End musicals or independent films and music, Norwich, with its plethora of arts venues and yearlong program of entertainment will always have something for you.
- 3.0 CGPA
- Completion of 3-4 courses within the chosen field or department of study.
Higher education is based on a system of lectures, seminars, tutorials and primarily self-directed study (meaning independent research). Unlike in the U.S. liberal arts system, you will find your British friends will generally be taking "modules" (classes) only in the department of their specific "course" (major). Because British undergraduates started specializing in their major during secondary school, there are rarely courses offered at what U.S. students think of as 100-level.
Teaching is done primarily by lecture, sometimes supplemented by small group supervision sessions called tutorials. Because of the emphasis on independent study, you may find you are in the classroom less in the UK than at Tulane. Assessment will vary from department to department, even course to course, and may be based only on one final exam or project; it can also include your participation in tutorials, and/or a few assignments throughout the term or year so check with your professor to find out what is expected. Do yourself a favor and don't skip classes, even though they may not be part of your final grade. Students who attend the lectures and tutorials tend to do much better on the final exams (which can be your only grade for the class!).
All Study Abroad students are expected to study a full course load while attending UEA. This means that you must choose 60 credits in total per semester. You will note that the majority of Study Abroad modules are worth 20 credits each, therefore in a single semester you will be expected to study three modules each worth 20 credits giving you a total of 60 credits for the semester.
Fields of Study
American Studies; Film and Television Studies; History; Language and Communication Studies; Literature and Creative Writing; Music; Philosophy; Political, Social and International Studies; World Art Studies and Museology; International Development; Economics; Social Work and Psychology; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computing Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Mathematics
Interesting courses include seminars on Hollywood and Celebrity, and the intersection of creativity and commerce. The University of East Anglia also boasts a world-renowned Creative Writing Department.
As a visiting student directly enrolled at the University of East Anglia, you can participate in the various on-campus student organizations and associations, just like you would at Tulane. Your study abroad at UEA will begin with an on-campus orientation during which time you’ll learn about all of these on-campus opportunities and the vibrant student union. In order to get a preview of what campus life is like, check out the UEA student blogs available on the website: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-life/student-blogs. UEA also provides many opportunities for you to get involved in the local community, such as the Global Voice Project, through which you can visit a community group or school and talk about your culture. The International Student office also coordinates trips (Harry Potter Studio Tour! London Christmas Market!) and volunteer opportunities to give you the opportunity to fully integrate into British life!
Accommodation in all University residences is self-catering (i.e., no meal plan). There are 3 room types: Standard rooms share a kitchen/common room and bathroom facilities. Campus en-suite rooms have in-room private shower, washbasin and toilet and share a kitchen/common room. Village en-suite rooms are in University Village which is made up of 10 blocks of flats and share a kitchen/common room.
All 3 room types contain several fully-furnished, centrally-heated, single-occupancy rooms grouped round a shared kitchen. Kitchens come equipped with a fridge, freezer and oven or microwave; and residents provide their own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Students also provide their own linens, or bedding packs can be purchased from the Accommodation Office.
University of East Anglia Homepage
UEA Study Abroad Website
Modules for Visiting Study Abroad Students
UEA Study Abroad Guide
Contact Past Participants
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