University of Sussex
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About the Program
Tulane students have the opportunity to directly enroll at the University of Sussex which is located in the southern coastal town of Brighton, England. The University of Sussex, founded in 1961, has an international reputation for the quality of its research and its innovative styles of teaching. It is located in a park-like setting four miles from central Brighton. The university is organized into schools of study, which bring together related subject areas and provide academic, social and advising facilities. The schools are small enough to accommodate students to get to know each other but large enough to accommodate students' diverse academic interests and backgrounds.
As you might expect from a University dating back over 600 years, the University of St Andrews has its fair share of student traditions in which visiting study abroad students are able to participate. From the May Dip to Raisin Weekend, read about what traditions you could take part in as a student at the University.
Only minutes away from campus, the city of Brighton & Hove has everything: sun, sea, great places to eat, fabulous shops, a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere and it’s only an hour from London. And, since students form 10 per cent of the city’s population, you can be confident that you’ll find plenty to satisfy your needs.
As a visiting and exchange student at Sussex, you are able to choose from more than 1,000 modules from within Sussex’s full degree programs. As a directly enrolled student, you will be taught alongside British and international students taking degree programs, and can select your modules from a wide range of subject areas.
- 3.0 CGPA
- Completion of 3-4 courses within the chosen field or department of study
In order to help you integrate into a different academic culture, the University provides support to ensure that your first few weeks go well and leave you feeling positive and confident. This support comes from your school of study, together with more specialist support from the Library, IT Services and the International Student Office. You will be able to see an appropriate member of staff to discuss any difficulties you may encounter, either personal or academic. Staff offer guidance and advice about modules, organize training and skills days, are responsible for student monitoring and discipline, and can deal with aspects of welfare provision. Sussex also has specially trained student mentors who can offer support on learning and assessment from a fellow student’s perspective.
Tulane students who are interested in American or New Orleans studies may take advantage of Sussex's world-renowned American Studies department, which offers a course on New Orleans!
Fields of Study
Anthropology, Art History, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Digital Media Production, Economics, Engineering Science, English, Film Studies, History, International Development, International Relations, Philosophy, Physics, Political Economy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy and Practice, Sociology, Theatre
Study abroad students are free to join any of the university’s 150 student organizations and sports teams, which are a great way to meet local students. The Sussex Students’ Union organizes entertainment and social events, and also runs the campus nightclub. These initiatives include: a mentor program; an Orientation program focusing on both academics and social concerns; and the opportunity to undertake service learning in Brighton and Hove. On top of this programming, Tulane students will be able to participate in the various activities, clubs and societies to which degree-seeking students belong. Most of these activities and groups center around Sussex's student union.
Finally, the university staff makes every effort to help students integrate into city life and take advantage of the exciting opportunities and experiences available in Brighton and Hove as much as they would like!
Sussex has a range of student housing, both on and off campus, offering a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which to live and study. Living in University accommodation is one of the best ways to meet new people and settle into life at Sussex.
If you decide to study at Sussex for the full academic year you are guaranteed University-managed accommodation. Accommodation for visiting and exchange students for the part-year is more limited, though rooms are usually available. You may need to consider alternative housing options.
Many students live off campus in private, rented accommodation, mainly in Brighton & Hove. The Housing Office has an online database of available properties but it cannot arrange your housing for you.
University of Sussex Study Abroad Guide
University of Sussex Course Catalog
University of Sussex International Student Pre-Arrival Guide
Brighton Tourism Information
Contact Past Participants
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