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					Study Abroad
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
         2008 - 2009



      ARE YOU READY ?




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                        Go beyond the Grove.
            Studying in another country can be the highlight of your
    college career. To aid you in your journey, the Study Abroad Office has
    developed a variety of opportunities to address the diverse needs of UM
    students. We work with many departments, administrative offices, and
    the wider University community to help students earn UM credit through
    study abroad while working toward a University degree.
            You can get started as early as your freshman year and study
    abroad as many times as you want while enrolled as a student. We offer
    programs as short as three weeks and as long as a full academic year. We
    also assist students in securing financial aid to help pay for their experi-
    ence through national scholarships and government aid as well as our
    Study Abroad Office Scholarships.
            Flip through this catalog and see what piques your interest. You
    can read about study abroad from students who have already been abroad
    and check out photographs from prior programs. You can also visit our
    web site (www.olemiss.edu/abroad) to learn more about the steps to study-
    ing abroad and tips on what to do while you’re gone.
            When you’re ready to get started, come by our office – 359
    Martindale Student Services Center – or contact one of our advisers. We
    are committed to helping students learn more about other cultures and
    languages and to gain the training they need to be successful in the global
    community of the 21st century.

               We only have one question for you: Are you ready?




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                                     USING THIS CATALOG
The mass of information on the following pages may seem overwhelming. With all these options, how are you
supposed to decide? Don’t be intimidated. Within these pages are the details for one of the most amazing times
of your life. To find the most helpful information first and to learn where to get more in-depth information, fol-
low this plan of action:
1-5 Introductory Pages                                   50-53 Japan
6 When to Start — No matter where you are in             54-55 Mexico
school, this information will help you decide what       56-57 The Netherlands
steps you need to take to get on the road.
                                                         58-59 Portugal
7-9 How to Decide — Many factors figure into the
                                                         60-63 South Africa
decision to study abroad. We list some of the most
important and the options we provide.                    64-67 South Korea
10 Student Teaching Abroad — School of Education         68-69 Spain
students have the unique opportunity to complete their   70-71 Sweden
final semester of student teaching in UK classrooms.
                                                         72-87 United Kingdom
11 Global Ambassadors — Your international experi-         80-81 Article — The University of Edinburgh
ence isn’t just about studying abroad. You can get to
know international students visiting the UM campus       88-89 Uruguay
by participating in the Global Ambassadors Program.
12 How to Apply                                          Affiliates
13 Paying for Programs                                   92-93 France
14 Getting a Passport                                      94-95 Article — Fine Art and Fine Dining
15-111 Individual Program Pages — Each of our            96 Greece
semester programs has a page of information related      97 Italy
to its academic and social offerings, as well as cost,
                                                         98-99 Mexico
dates of stay, and other general details.
                                                         100-101 New Zealand
Exchange Programs
                                                         102-103 Russia
15-17 Argentina
                                                         104-109 Spain
18-21 Australia
                                                         110-111 United Kingdom
22-23 Barbados
24-25 Chile                                              113-115 Partner Programs
26-27 China
                                                         116 The Course Approval Form — Once you’ve
28-29 Costa Rica
                                                         selected where you’d like to study abroad, completing
  30-31 Article — Las Playas Bonitas                     the Course Approval Form is one of your top priorities.
32-33 Czech Republic                                     Some students find this process a bit confusing, but this
                                                         page should help answer your questions about the form.
34-35 Ecuador
                                                         117-134 Application — Cut out these pages and turn
36 Finland
                                                         them in to begin your semester abroad application
37-39 France                                             process.
40-45 Germany                                            136 Calendar
46-47 Ireland                                            135 GPA Petition
48-49 Jamaica                                            137 About Wintersession
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                              When to Start
           The University of Mississippi Study Abroad Office wants every
    student to have the chance to study abroad during his or her time at the
    University of Mississippi. To serve those needs we offer programs of
    various lengths over many different terms.
           You can live abroad for a semester or year, or travel with an Ole
    Miss professor and student group for a couple of weeks. As a freshman,
    you can participate in our winter or summer session courses. Sopho-
    mores and juniors are the best candidates for a longer period of study.
           So come in now and start talking with our advisors about when
    you might want to go. The earlier you start planning, the more time you
    can spend exploring the world while earning credit toward your degree.




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                                          HOW TO DECIDE
Selecting the study abroad program that’s right for          long exchange, but depending on where you want to
you takes some personal reflection and information            go and how long you want to stay, there may be other
gathering. While some people just “know” where               economical options. In general, the earlier you discuss
they should or want to go, others will need to review        cost and financial aid with a study abroad adviser, the
all of the information available and narrow their            more choices you’ll have available to you and the more
choices as they learn. There are many factors to con-        aid you’ll be able to receive.
sider when selecting a program; here are a few that
most students contemplate.                                   5) Language
                                                             Many students use their study abroad experience as
1) Academics                                                 a time to enhance language skills they’ve been learn-
What you’re learning (and how) is the most im-               ing on campus. Others select locations where being
portant part of the study abroad experience. It’s            fluent in a second language is not a major concern.
important to select a program that offers academics          We offer options to fit both tastes. You can travel with
suiting your personal interests as well as your degree       a group of UM students and faculty and have short-
requirements. You also need to decide whether you            term classes taught in English all over the world. We
prefer to take classes from a UM faculty member              also have semester and academic year options where
(winter and some summer programs), with other                courses are taught in the host language, in English, or
American students (winter and some semester and              in both languages. There are as many options as there
summer programs), or with international students             are languages to learn.
(some semester and summer programs). There are
also some programs that offer lecture-based learn-           6) Housing
ing, while others are more experiential.                     Being comfortable when you’re away from class is
                                                             very important to a successful term abroad. Most of
2) Location                                                  our faculty-led groups stay in hotels or dormitories
The second major factor to ponder when selecting             while directly enrolling at a university abroad might
a program is where you’d like to study. The region,          offer you the opportunity to stay in dorms with other
country, and city, of course, are important consid-          international students or in apartments off campus with
erations, but also think about whether you prefer to         local students.
be in a metropolitan area or in a small town. Think
about whether you prefer a campus environment or             7) Independence
would like to study in a more intimate setting. Each         For the first time abroad many students prefer traveling
of our options is a little different to suit the different   with a group of students. However, there are a good
tastes and needs of students.                                number of students who go abroad alone and spend
                                                             their time making friends with the new people they
3) Length of Stay                                            meet. An important factor in deciding where to study
Not everyone is ready for a full year abroad, but two        abroad is whether you prefer to travel with a group of
weeks may not be enough to satiate your taste for            UM students or fully integrate independently into your
travel. Since there are so many options for length of        new environment.
stay, it’s important to decide what type of cultural
experience you want.                                         Making decisions on these topics will help bring you
                                                             closer to a decision on where and when to study, but
4) Financing                                                 you’ll always have more questions. As you’re con-
Program cost is always a key factor in deciding              templating your options, be sure to stop by the Study
which program is best for you, but you also have             Abroad Office in 359 Martindale and talk with an
to decide whether a particular experience would be           adviser to get your answers.
worth the additional cost. In general, the least expen-
sive option for study abroad is a semester or year-

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    Study Abroad If You’re Currently                       Study Abroad If You’re Currently
            A FRESHMAN                                            A SOPHOMORE
            OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU                                 OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU
In the fall of your freshman year you can apply to par-    During the fall semester you can apply for Winter-
ticipate in a short-term program during the Winterses-     session programs; during the spring you can look
sion. You can also look ahead to summer options and        forward to summer. This is the year that you can
apply for a summer program during your spring term.        also spend a semester or year abroad. If you plan to
Both core classes and general electives are offered,       spend spring semester abroad, it’s important to meet
though some do have prerequisites or require upper-        with a study abroad advisor early in the fall semester.
level standing. Check the web site for more details on     Meeting in the spring can get you prepared for study
programs you might find interesting.                        during the fall or full year of your junior year.

PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR SEMESTER OR YEAR                       PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR SEMESTER OR
ABROAD BY:                                                 YEAR ABROAD BY:

• telling your academic adviser that you plan to           • Reviewing the steps for freshmen and completing
  study abroad. Letting your advisor know your               any that you haven’t already completed.
  goals will help him or her to help you better plan
  your academics on campus.                                • Spending some time during academic advising
                                                             talking to your adviser about what courses you
• saving as many general electives as possible.              have left to take and which must be taken on cam-
  Though you should be able to take major and minor          pus. That way you can better plan your academics
  credits abroad, it’s good to save one or two electives     abroad with a study abroad adviser.
  so you can take an interesting class that relates to
  your time abroad like salsa dancing in Argentina or      • Checking out the information in this catalog and
  the culture of tea service in Japan.                       online to see what programs are available to you
                                                             and which fit best with your personal and academic
• meeting with Financial Aid. As important as a con-         interests.
  versation with your academic adviser is, so is meet-
  ing with a Financial Aid adviser to discuss how your     • Applying for your semester or year abroad if you
  aid package can be used for study abroad and what          plan to go during your sophomore or junior year.
  extra aid might be available to you
.
• focusing on your GPA. A minimum 2.5 is required to
  study abroad, but some programs require a higher
  GPA. Keeping your GPA up will also be helpful for
  competitive applications as well as scholarship ap-
  plications.

• visiting the Study Abroad Office. The earlier you talk
  to a study abroad advisor the more helpful they can
  be to you during the decision-making and application
  processes.




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Study Abroad If You’re Currently                              Study Abroad If You’re Currently
          A JUNIOR                                                      A SENIOR
          OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU                                   OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU
The junior year is the period that you have the most      It’s not over yet! This year you can pack in a winter or
options related to Study Abroad. A majority of the        summer course that can put you closer toward gradu-
short-term programs (winter and summer) are geared        ation or help build your resume for graduate school or
toward the junior level. Most students also take a        the job market. With some extra work, you also still
semester or full year during their junior year to study   have time for a semester abroad. It’s never too late.
abroad.
                                                          PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR SEMESTER OR YEAR
PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR SEMESTER OR                           ABROAD BY:
YEAR ABROAD BY:
                                                          •     Reviewing the steps for freshmen, sophomores, and
• Reviewing the steps for freshmen and sophomores             juniors and completing any that you haven’t already
  and completing any that you haven’t already com-            completed.
  pleted.
                                                          •    Discussing graduation requirements and intended
• Considering your intended graduation date and               date of graduation with your academic advisor and
  how study abroad can fit into your remaining aca-            dean to be sure studying abroad will fit into your
  demic terms.                                                academic plan.

• Meeting with your study abroad advisor to select a      •    Meeting with a study abroad advisor as soon as
  program and complete the application process.               possible in the fall semester to discuss options and
                                                              begin the application process.




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                             STUDENT TEACHING ABROAD
After a successful program in spring semester 2008, the        Dates of Study:
University has decided to continue the Student Teaching        Early January to late April
Abroad program at Liverpool Hope University in Liver-
pool, United Kingdom.                                          Housing:
                                                               You will be housed on the Liverpool Hope campus
Elementary education students in their final year of            in student residence halls. The basic halls are similar
course work can apply to complete their 12- week student       to those at UM as they have shared bathroom facili-
teaching requirement in elementary schools throughout          ties; however, each student has a single room. Several
Liverpool under the supervision of UM and Liverpool            options are available and can be considered during the
Hope staff.                                                    application process.

This opportunity provides a comparative knowledge of           Board:
the educational system in the United Kingdom as well           Since you will not be attending classes on the Liver-
as experience teaching in a classroom setting. All work        pool campus, no meal plan is suggested for this experi-
meets at least the standard qualification set by the State of   ence. More details on meal options can be provided by
Mississippi for certification and will be reflected on the       the Study Abroad Advisor.
final transcript.
                                                               Approximate Costs:
Students will receive the following UM credit:                 Semester tuition and fees (Mississippi residents:
• EDCI 419 — Effective Classroom Management                    $3803; non-residents: $7484), housing ($2200-$3200,
   for Teacher Education (3 hours)                             depending on selection), airfare ($1,200), and personal
                                                               spending money (approximately double what you
•   EDLE 464 — Students Teaching: Elementary                   would spend on campus at UM).
    Education (12 hours)
                                                               Additional Requirements: To be considered for the
Location:                                                      program, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Liverpool is a medium-sized city and one of the major
ports of Britain. Located in northwestern England, it is       Application Deadline: October 1
the European 2008 Capital of Culture and home to the
Beatles. You can read more about Liverpool at http://          For more information contact:
www.visitliverpool.com/.                                       Maury Breazeale
                                                               maury@olemiss.edu
Program:                                                       662-915-1508.
Upon arrival you will meet with staff at Liverpool Hope
University to be assigned an experience supervisor as
well as a classroom at one of the schools within the city.
After an orientation program during your first week,
you will spend most of your remaining weeks in schools
working in a classroom and eventually leading class
activities. At the end of the program you will be
expected to submit a final portfolio to both your
Liverpool supervisor and a UM faculty member
 for your end evaluation. There may also be
in-classroom reviews by a UM faculty member
during the semester.
Ole Miss student teacher in London, photo
courtesy of UM Instructor Jennifer Angle

Ole Miss student teacher in South Africa, photo
courtesy of UM Professor Dr. Debby Chessin
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                                  GLOBAL AMBASSADORS
Whether you’re unsure about taking the leap to study       Other International Opportunities on Campus
abroad or just interested in learning more about the       You can also volunteer for or join in the following pro-
world, serving as a Global Ambassador might be the         grams to learn more about the world at the University of
job for you.                                               Mississippi:

Each semester we welcome a growing number of in-           Planet Partners — Share the campus with an inter-
ternational students to campus as part of our Intensive    national friend and show them your favorite places in
English and Exchange programs. Global Ambassadors          Oxford.
are UM students who share the UM campus and life in
Oxford with these visitors. It might be as simple as in-   International Tea and Coffee Hour — Get to know
viting them to dinner with friends or giving them a ride   international students and faculty in an informal setting at
to the store. They might need help finding their way to     the Southern Breeze in the Union. Tea, coffee, and snacks
classes or getting out of town for the weekend.            are served, and game tables are set up throughout the
                                                           semester to facilitate an international community.
And, while a lot of the Global Ambassador position
is one-on-one with your assigned student, the Study        WhereFair — Get involved with U.S. and international
Abroad Office also sponsors events throughout the           students to share your world knowledge with the rest of
semester to keep everyone involved.                        the community. The highlight of WhereFair is a GeoQuiz
                                                           for middle school students.
If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, con-
                                                           WorldFest — Help coordinate and carry out one of
tact the Study Abroad Office to see how you can get
                                                           the largest international events on campus by planning
involved. Applications are available online at www.
                                                           games, songs, food, and activities that represent all the
olemiss.edu/abroad. You can also request more infor-
                                                           cultures in Oxford.
mation from Ruth Maron at rfmaron@olemiss.edu.




More information about these and other
programs with international students can
be found at www.studyatusa.org/index.php?
content=faculty_and_researchers
/Resources/organizations.
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                                           HOW TO APPLY


Just like classes on campus, every semester program has    The basic parts of a completed application are:
certain requirements for students to be eligible. While
some courses have prerequisites or special requirements,   • Study Abroad Application — General informa-
all of our programs require that the student:                tion we need to know in order to consider you for a
                                                             program as well as policies and provisions related to
• Is at least 18 years old                                   study abroad students.
                                                           • Host University or Program Application — Most
• Is in good ACADEMIC and DISCIPLINARY standing              semester programs will require a secondary applica-
  at UM                                                      tion, sometimes including references and essays, that
                                                             will need to be sent to the host site.
• Has at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA; students              • Course Approval Form — You’ll need to work with
  with a GPA below 2.5 should contact the Study              your academic advisor, study abroad advisor, and
  Abroad Office regarding the GPA Petition Process            various deans and departments on campus to com-
                                                             plete this form. This form will define what courses
Check your program’s web page at www.olemiss.edu/            you are taking abroad with signatures of agreements
abroad to see if there are additional requirements.          from departments and deans on campus. More infor-
                                                             mation on the Course Approval Form can be found
Once you’ve selected a program, it’s easy to                 on page 133.
apply for a Summer 2008 course. You can stop by the        • Current Transcript — All students are also required
Study Abroad Office in 359 Martindale to pick up an           to turn in a current, official transcript with their ap-
application or download one from our Web page at www.        plication showing grades up to the current semester.
olemiss.edu/abroad.
                                                           Some programs may require additional materials.
                                                           Check your program’s web page for specific
                                                           information.




                                              The earlier you
                                        apply for your program, the
                                 better chance you have of being selected.
                             Our Summer 2008 programs fill quickly so be sure
                                   to come talk to one of our advisors as
                                      soon as you start thinking about
                                               Study Abroad.




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                                 PAYING FOR PROGRAMS



Office of Financial Aid                                   Northwest Airlines World Travel Scholarship North-
A visit to 257 Martindale should be your first step in    west Airlines has partnered with the University of Missis-
funding your Study Abroad experience. The advisers       sippi to provide airfare scholarships to our Study Abroad
in Financial Aid will be able to look at your current    students. Six round-trip tickets to KLM/Northwest
aid package and determine whether any of those funds     international destinations are offered each academic year.
can be applied toward your term abroad. In most cases,   Awards are based on financial need and academic merit.
semester aid from the University of Mississippi can be   To apply, check the Scholarships and Aid link at www.
applied toward a semester UM Study Abroad Program.       olemiss.edu/abroad.
There are also avenues to use aid for summer and
winter sessions.                                         National Study Abroad Awards
                                                         The federal government, as well as many non-govern-
University of Mississippi                                mental organizations, recognize the benefits of Study
Study Abroad Office Scholarship                           Abroad and provide funding opportunities to students
The Study Abroad Office offers a need- and merit-         who demonstrate academic merit and/or financial need.
based scholarship to all students who apply for a        To see a list of some of these programs check the Schol-
UM-sponsored Study Abroad Program. You must have         arships and Aid link at www.olemiss.edu/abroad.
a FAFSA on file, but otherwise there are no eligibility
requirements. Awards range from $250 if you show a       Loan and Grant Programs
minimum amount of need, up to the full program cost.     The Financial Aid Office can also help you find some
To apply, check the Scholarships and Aid link at www.    alternative loan and grant programs that are available
olemiss.edu/abroad or pick up an application in 359      specifically to students planning a Study Abroad expe-
Martindale.                                              rience. Check with the Financial Aid Office for more
                                                         information.




                                            Remember that the
                                        added value of Study Abroad
                              on your resume as you head into the job market
                                 or on to graduate school will far outweigh
                                      any cost you assume right now.
                                   Consider the long-range cost of NOT
                                             studying abroad.



         For more scholarship opportunities, check out www.studyabroadfunding.org.




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               What’s the REAL first step to studying abroad?

                        GETTING A PASSPORT
              Between the increase in United States citizens traveling abroad, the
     increased number of students studying abroad, and changes in passport regula-
     tions, there has been a spike in passport requests in the past year. Because of
     this, many students considering study abroad may have difficulty receiving a
     passport in time to get abroad during the coming winter and summer sessions.

                        So, what does this mean to you?

     • Any trip outside the borders of the United States requires a passport
       even if you’re just going to Canada or Mexico.

     • If you plan to go abroad during your time at UM, there’s no
       time like the present to start your passport application.

     • If you’re considering an upcoming program you should
       apply for your passport today. Even if you later decide not
       to go, having your passport will still be a valuable asset.

      Having a passport literally
      opens the world to you.
      Don’t be left behind!




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               EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
         Study Abroad isn’t just for summer or winter. Plan now to spend a
semester abroad. Semester programs allow you time to immerse yourself in a
new country and culture and build lasting relationships in a new home.
         A semester abroad doesn’t have to hold you back, and neither does a
lack of funds. For some programs you pay the same tuition as you would spend
here at the University of Mississippi and all courses are ABCDF-graded so you
can take 12 hours of credit abroad and still graduate in four (or five) years.
         Start planning now for your semester abroad. The following pages
give a little information about each of our semester programs. For more details
check our Web site at www.olemiss.edu/abroad. We’re sure to offer something
to meet your academic and personal goals.
         The University of Mississippi currently has exchange agreements with
many universities throughout the world. Through these agreements our stu-
dents can spend a semester or year abroad, and students from international
universities can come to the University of Mississippi. Students who study
abroad on an exchange pay University of Mississippi tuition and fees for
the semester they’re abroad. They remain enrolled as University of Missis-
sippi students and receive University of Mississippi credit for the courses they
take while abroad. In the host country, UM students are housed on or near
campus with host nationals or other international students. They work with
advisers at their host institutions to enroll in courses onsite and get involved on
their new campuses.
         Some exchange programs include housing and meals; some do not.
Some exchange universities also offer excursions and campus events for in-
coming exchange students. Independent students will find this type of program
offers them the greatest connection with the culture and people in their countries.
             Advantages: Low cost with a high level of independence




                  GO BEYOND THE GROVE!




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Argentina
Universidad Catolica de Cordoba
Cordoba, Argentina
Language of Instruction: Spanish

Universidad Catolica de Cordoba is a private university
founded in 1956 by Jesuit priests. While at UCC, students
can take classes geared specifically to exchange students
(such as History of Argentina or Spanish) or may take
a variety of courses in classes with Argentine students.
There is also a month-long pre-semester language course
so that students can improve their Spanish and learn the
city prior to the official start of classes. When you’re not
in class, enjoy one of the gatherings that the UCC Student
Exchange Department organizes—learn about Argentine
customs or attend an International Fair where you can
teach others about the United States. You can learn more
about UCC at www.ucc.edu.ar/portalucc/.

Cordoba is the second largest city in Argentina with more
than one million people, many of whom are university
students. There are many things to do within the city
including exploring colonial architecture, visiting the       Tango dancers in Cordoba, photo courtesy of Raney-Mills
weekly artisan’s fair, or taking advantage of the exciting    Turner
nightlife. Centrally located within the country, Cordoba
provides easy access to other major cities such as Buenos     Food: There is no meal plan option available at UCC,
Aires or Mendoza. You can learn more about Cordoba at         though some meals are included if students stay with
www.cordoba.com.ar/.                                          host families. All other students should budget approxi-
                                                              mately $1500 per semester for food.
BEST-FIT MAJORS
Political science, economics, education, engineering,         Program Fees
philosophy, chemistry, international studies, and             This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Spanish                                                       are not covered in the program cost, but UCC will
                                                              help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
Additional Program Information                                are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
Dates of study: Spring semester at Cordoba begins             Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
in March and ends in July. Fall semester runs August          of tuition, international health insurance, and some
through December.                                             program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
                                                              2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
Housing: Students pay UCC directly for housing. Options       per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
available are single or shared student apartments ($300-
$500 per month) or host families ($450-$550 per month         Study Abroad Contact
including some meals).                                        Ruth Maron
                                                              rfmaron@olemiss.edu
                                                              662-915-1508
                                                              359 Martindale Student Services Center




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Argentina
Universidad de Belgrano
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Languages of Instruction:
Spanish and English
Universidad de Belgrano is a private university with
about 12,000 students. Visiting students can take class-
es specifically for exchange students or classes with lo-
cal Argentine students. The university offers drama and
tango groups, choral activities, and sports fields along
with a wonderful educational experience. You can learn
more about Belgrano at www.ub.edu.ar/.

Known as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires
is the capital of Argentina and is its largest city. In
this activity-laden city students can visit the historic
districts to check out European architecture, learn some
tango, or observe an exciting soccer or “futbol” game.
You can learn more about Buenos Aires at www.bue.
gov.ar/home/index.php?&lang=en.

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            Bienvendos, photo courtesy of Raney-Mills Turner
Students with a fluency in Spanish who are studying
economics, engineering, health sciences, psychology,
journalism, political science, and/or international
relations
                                                           Program Fees
Additional Program Information                             This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Dates of study: Spring semester at U. Belgrano begins      are not covered in the program cost, but U. Belgrano
in March and ends in June. Fall semester runs August       will help students arrange accommodations. Student
through December.                                          fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University
                                                           of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
Housing: Students pay U. Belgrano directly for hous-       cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
ing. Options include living with a host family ($450-      program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
$650 per month including some meals) or in an apart-       2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
ment with other students ($450-$650 per month).            semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Food: There is no meal plan option available at U.         Study Abroad Contact
Belgrano. Students who stay with host families are pro-    Ruth Maron
vided breakfast and dinner as part of their housing fee.   rfmaron@olemiss.edu
All other students should budget approximately $500        662-915-1508
per month for food.                                        359 Martindale Student Services Center




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Australia
Macquarie University                                            BEST-FIT MAJORS
Sydney, Australia                                               Accounting, anthropology and sociology, biology,
                                                                business, chemistry, music, English, finance, history,
Language of Instruction: English                                marketing, journalism, mathematics, philosophy, phys-
                                                                ics, political science, gender studies, or psychology
The Macquarie campus is located on Parklands 30 min-
utes northwest of Sydney Harbour, the center of the city.       Additional Program Information
With a student population of 30,000, the campus includes        Dates of study: Spring semester at Macquarie begins
numerous restaurants, museums, shops, and sports clubs.         in February and ends in July. Fall semester runs July
It is also ranked as one of the world’s top 200 univer-         through December.
sities. You can learn more about Macquarie at www.
sydney.com.au/.                                                 Housing: Students pay Macquarie directly for housing.
                                                                On-campus apartments are available, as well as as-
Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the           sistance finding off-campus housing. Students should
world with a landscape that varies from skyscrapers to          budget approximately $5000 per semester for housing.
bustling port to relaxing beach line. The Sydney Opera
House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are two of the world’s          Food: Students have the option of enrolling in a meal
most recognized architectural structures and share the          plan while studying at Macquarie. The semester cost
coastline near the bustling city center. The city center also   for the meal plan is $6,780 and is paid directly to
offers an outstanding nightlife anchored by festivals and       Macquarie.
parades throughout the year. You can learn more about
Sydney at www.sydney.com.au/.




                                           The Sydney Opera House,
                                            background photo courtesy of UM student
                                           Josh Stelzer




                                                                                              A friendly roo, photo
                                                                                courtesy of UM student, Josh Stelzer
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  Program Fees
  This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
  are not covered in the program cost, but Macquarie
  will help students arrange accommodations. Student
  fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University
  of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
  cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
  program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
  2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
  per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

  Study Abroad Contact
  Blair McElroy
  blair@olemiss.edu
  662-915-1508
  359 Martindale Student Services Center
                                                                   Featured in many myths and legends, koalas are an
                                                                   important part of Aboriginal culture. Koalas were
                                                                   declared a ‘Protected Species’ by the late 1930’s. Photo
                                                                   courtesy of UM student Alicia Trahan




Explanation of Australian Slang
Billabong: A waterhole.
Billy: A can or small kettle used to boil water for tea.
Coolabah tree: A type of native tree in Australia
Jumbuck: A sheep. There are 20 times as many sheep as there are people in Australia.
Matilda: This commonly referrs to the great army coats or blankets that soldiers rolled into a swag and tossed over their shoul-
ders while marching.
Squatter: At one time, squatters claimed (seized) land for themselves in addition to land that they had been granted.
Eventually, through the continuous occupation of the land, their claims were legitimised in the eyes of the law.
Swagman: Someone who lives on the open road. A hobo. The term came from the canvas bag that they would carry their
bedroll and/or belongings in.
Trooper: In Australia’s early days, there was no police force. The colony was protected by and policed by soldiers and
 even when a police force was eventually formed, they were still referred to as “troopers.”
Tucker bag: A knapsack or bag for storing food in the bush.
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Australia
University of the Sunshine Coast
Maroochydore, Australia
Language of Instruction: English

The University of the Sunshine Coast campus is located
in the center of the Sunshine Coast region and was es-
tablished by the Australian government. Currently about
5,000 students study in the attractive and supportive
environment fostered by the local administration. You can
learn more about USC at www.usc.edu.au/international.
                                                              All photos are courtesy of the University of the
Sunshine Coast is about 56 miles north of Queensland’s        Sunshine Coast
capital city, Brisbane. Surfing and other outdoor sports
are very popular in the region, which is also home to        Additional Program Information
Steve Irwin’s Australian Zoo. The Noosa Festival of Surf-    Dates of study: Spring semester at USC begins in Feb-
ing, Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, and Australian PGA       ruary and ends in June. Fall semester runs June through
Championship are some of the amazing international           November.
events held in Queensland. You can learn more about
Queensland at www.tourismsunshinecoast.com.au.               Housing: Students pay USC directly for housing.
                                                             Options available include apartment complexes near
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              campus. Students can also elect to find their own off-
English, journalism, art, business, marketing, hospitality   campus housing.
management, health and exercise science, psychology




Hopping roos by the art gallery

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Food: There is no meal plan option available at USC.
Students should ask their study abroad adviser for an
approximate food cost.

Program Budget
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but USC will




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are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
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2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
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Study Abroad Contact
Blair McElroy




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blair@olemiss.edu
662-915-1508
359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                                                  Lounging roo by the ICT building

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Barbados
University of the West Indies –
Cave Hill Campus
Bridgetown, Barbados
Language of Instruction: English
Originally established as a branch of the University of
London, UWI achieved full university status in 1962 and
is now a great place for students who are interested in
Caribbean culture. Local students come from 16 English-
speaking countries in the Caribbean, bringing a rich and
diverse social and cultural life on campus. You can learn
more about the UWI – Cave Hill Campus at www.barba-
dos.org/btown.htm.

The Cave Hill Campus is currently located on 47 acres
of elevated land that overlooks the island’s capital and
principal commercial center, Bridgetown, just five miles
away. Cave Hill itself is a relatively new and expanding
suburban community. Nearby is the St. James coast, one
of the country’s principal tourist zones. Bridgetown has a
population of around 80,000. The city has a well devel-
oped infrastructure and is conveniently located minutes
away from the white sand beaches and deep blue waters
of the Caribbean. You can learn more about Cave Hill
and Bridgetown at http://www.barbados.org/.

                                                             Photos of Barbados courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor
                                                             Maury Breazeale




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BEST FIT-MAJORS:
Accounting, business, economics, political science,
psychology, English, history, philosophy, math, chemis-
try, biology, physics, computer science, social work, or
hospitality management

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at UWI begins in
January and ends in May. Fall semester runs August
through December.

Housing: Students pay UWI directly for housing
directly to UWI. Options available include on-campus
housing (approximately $600-$1200 per semester) or
off-campus housing.

Food: There is no meal plan option available at UWI.
Students should expect to spend approximately the           Study Abroad Contact
same amount on food as they spend on the UM                 Maury Breazeale
campus.                                                     maury@olemiss.edu
                                                            662-915-1508
Program Fees                                                359 Martindale Student Services Center
This is a TUTITION-ONLY exchange. Room and
board are not covered in the program cost. Student
fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University
of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
per semester and non-residents
were charged $7484.




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Chile
Pontificia Universidad
Catolica de Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile
Language of Instruction: Spanish

Founded in 1928, PUCV is one of the most prestigious
universities in Chile, with more than 13,000 local stu-
dents. Exchange students can enroll in a wide variety of
classes on the different campuses throughout the city and
take Spanish as a second language through the exchange
department. You can learn more about PUCV at www.
pucv.cl/.

The city of Valparaiso is located on the coast of Chile      Chilean street musicians, photo courtesy of UM Study
and has a population of more than one million people.        Abroad Advisor Ruth Maron
Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonder-
ful weather while visiting the beautiful beaches or the      Food: Students should budget approximately $350 per
Cordillera de Los Andes. Additionally, the city is located   month for food. Breakfast and dinner are provided by
only two hours away from the capital, Santiago, which        the host family. Lunches average about $10 a day.
allows for easy weekend trips. You can learn more about
Valparaiso at www.municipalidaddevalparaiso.cl/.             Program Fees
                                                             This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              are not covered in the program cost, but PUCV will
Students with a strong Spanish fluency who are in chem-       help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
istry, journalism, philosophy, history, political science,   are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
music, psychology, engineering, religion, or biology         Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
                                                             of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Additional Program Information                               program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Dates of study: Spring semester at PUCV begins in            2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
March and ends in July. Fall semester runs August            per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
through November.
                                                             Study Abroad Contact
Housing: Students pay PUCV directly for housing.             Ruth Maron
Students live with host families in Vina del Mar,            rfmaron@olemiss.edu
approximately 20 minutes from campus. The cost is            662-915-1508
approximately $500-$600 per month including some             359 Martindale Student Services Center
meals.




Background photo from South American Tour,
courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor,
Ruth Maron




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Chile
Universidad de Diego Portales
Santiago, Chile
Language of Instruction: Spanish

Universidad de Diego Portales is a private school found
in 1982. Situated in the center of Santiago, it offers
courses in many subjects as well as an intensive Span-
ish program prior to the start of the semester. You can
learn more about the Universidad de Diego Portales at
www.udp.cl/.

Santiago is the capital of Chile and is located in the
heart of the country among the Andes Mountains. With
a population of about five million people and a grow-        Santiago, Chile
ing economy, you will never run out of activities such
                                                            Program Fees
as skiing, touring a vineyard, or just relaxing in one of
                                                            This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
the many parks. You can learn more about Santiago at
                                                            are not covered in the program cost, but UDP will help
www.santiago.cl/enjoy/top_dest.htm.
                                                            students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
                                                            on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                            Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
Students with a strong Spanish fluency who are in so-
                                                            national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
ciology, political science, history, nursing, psychology,
                                                            excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
journalism, or English
                                                            sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
                                                            non-residents were charged $7484.
Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at UDP begins in
                                                            Study Abroad Contact
February and ends in July. Fall semester runs August
                                                            Ruth Maron
through December.
                                                            rfmaron@olemiss.edu
                                                            662-915-1508
Housing: Students pay host families directly
                                                            359 Martindale Student Services Center
for housing arranged through UDP contacts.
The cost is approximately $500-$700 per
month and includes breakfast and dinner
each day.

Food: Students should budget
approximately $350 per month for food
not taken with the host family.




         Photo of Study Abroad Students in Chile,
                         courtesy of UM student
                          Malorie Bohnert, 2007                                                                      25
     UM Students vist the Great Wall of China, 2008




                                                      Photo: Chinese artist, courtesy of Jitin Chatlani



The gold fish pond, photo courtesy of UM
Study Abroad Advisor, Vanessa Cook,
China, 2007




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China
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, China
Languages of Instruction:
English, Cantonese, and Madrin

Founded in 1956, HKBU is the second oldest institu-
tion of higher learning in Hong Kong. Though some
classes are taught in Cantonese, a wide variety of
courses are taught in English, and students can study
Cantonese as part of their semester abroad. You can
learn more about HKBU at www.hkbu.edu.hk/eng-ver/
index.php.

Hong Kong is home to nearly 7 million people and is
located on the southern coast of China. It is a leading
financial center and port as well as home to Bruce Lee
and Jackie Chan. Due to many years of governance
by Britain, the culture of Hong Kong is an interesting
mix of East and West. You can learn more about Hong
Kong at www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp.

BEST-FIT MAJORS
Music, accounting, economics, finance, marketing,
MIS, chemistry, computer science, physics, biology,
history, sociology, or journalism                         Ole Miss students in China, photo courtesy of UM Study
                                                          Abroad Advisor, Blair McElroy, 2008
Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at HKBU begins in         health insurance, and some program-sponsored excur-
January and ends in May. Fall semester runs August        sions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Mississippi resi-
through December.                                         dents were charged $3803 per semester and non-residents
                                                          were charged $7484.
Housing: Students pay HKBU directly for housing and
live in residence halls on campus. The cost of housing    Study Abroad Contact
is approximately $745 per semester plus a $60 deposit.    Blair McElroy
There is an additional charge of approximately $120       blair@olemiss.edu
per month for utilities.                                  662-915-1508
                                                          359 Martindale Student Services Center
Food: There is no meal plan option available at HKBU.
Students should budget approximately $450 per month
for food.

Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room
and board are not covered in the program
cost, but HKBU will help students arrange
accommodations. Student fees are based
on the cost of tuition at the University of
Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and
cover the cost of tuition, international
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Costa Rica
Universidad Veritas                                           BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                              Art and design classes are taught in both English and
San Jose, Costa Rica
                                                              Spanish. Students can also study Spanish language.
Languages of Instruction:
English and Spanish                                           Additional Program Information
                                                              Dates of study: Spring semester at Veritas begins in
Veritas is a university known for its programs in art,        April and ends in June. Fall semester runs September
design, and architecture. Students may take classes in        through December.
these departments along with intensive Spanish language
classes designed for international students. You can learn    Housing: Students pay Veritas directly for housing.
more about Veritas at www.uveritas.ac.cr/.                    Options available include host family ($1750-$2000
                                                              per semester including breakfast and dinner).
San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica, which is
known for its tropical rain forests and beautiful beaches.    Food: Students should budget approximately $1000 per
Located in the center of the country, it is easy to travel    semester for meals not provided by the host
to all areas of Costa Rica while in the city. You can learn   family.
more about San José at www.visitcostarica.com/ict/pagi-
nas/informacion.asp.




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Program Fees                                             Study Abroad Contact
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board          Ruth Maron
are not covered in the program cost, but Veritas will    rfmaron@olemiss.edu
help students arrange accommodations. Student fees       662-915-1508
are based on the cost of tuition at the University of    359 Martindale Student Services Center.
Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
of tuition, international health insurance, and some
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.




                                              All Photo courtesy of the Costa Rica Spanish Institute
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                                                             Monkeys, lizards, and a host of other “jungle” crea-
                                                             tures can all be seen in these parks. Soak it up before
                                                             the middle of the afternoon though. It rains every day
                                                             at 3 p.m. sharp.
                                                                     When the rains come, it’s a great chance to
                                                             enjoy the best part of Costa Rica: the people. This is
                                                             truly why everyone should study abroad. Aside from
                                                             the cliched “life-long friendships” that you will make,
                                                             the people are quite excited that you are there and

Las Playas Bonitas                                           willing to experience their culture. Not only will most
Ryan Whittington, Study Abroad Student, Summer, 2007         Costa Ricans ask where you are from and take interest
                                                             in your family back home, but they will always ask if
      You know that image you conjure in your mind           you need anything. Safety is something many people
when someone tells you, “I want to go to Costa Rica”?        who study abroad for the first time always ask about.
Pristine beaches, jungle wildlife, beautiful scenes, a re-   Granted, everyone should be smart regardless in which
laxed feeling of life? It’s all of these things and more.    country they are traveling, but Costa Rica is certainly a
        The beaches stretch for miles. And these aren’t      safe place. Small towns are very safe, especially after
Florida beaches. Don’t get me wrong– I’ll be the first to     you have spent a longer period of time there. Not only
admit that Destin is the place to go, but in Costa Rica,     will you get to know the taxi drivers and their sched-
they don’t need beach cleaning crews at 3 a.m. to clear      ules, but you will also get to know store owners and
what the previous day’s inhabitants left behind. These       other town members.
beaches are why the word “paradise” was invented. The                In addition to the experiences you will have
sand is white, the sun is always out, and the surfers, are   outside class, the in-class portion of the course will
too. Even the national parks are built around the beaches.   only enhance your trip. Costa Rica is different from




                                                                                                                       Beach at sundown, photo courtesy of Ryan Whittington, 2007




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other Spanish-speaking countries. Just like other          getting 3 hours of Spanish a week, you’re getting close
nations, Costa Ricans have different dialects, ac-         to 4 hours of language practice daily as well as what you
cents, and even different words that they use that         learn on your own outside class. It makes it so much
many people will never come to understand unless           easier to learn this way.
they actually travel to that country and are immersed              The side trips and extracurricular activities are
in the culture. In a few weeks you will gradually          a must. Whether it’s a trip to Volcan Arenal and the hot
increase your understanding of the language. The first      springs around the volcano or a canopy tour in the upper
couple of days are kind of a blur. There’s the overall     reaches of the rain forest, these activities are definitely
breathtaking beginning, with the beautiful landscapes      the memories you hold onto after your study abroad ex-
and the idea that you actually get to study in paradise,   perience ends. Get out and do it all. Everyone back home
but once classes begin, you really begin to put things     will certainly be jealous when you show them your photo
together. The teachers are already experienced– it’s a     album of the beautiful beaches and scenery. Just be sure
Spanish learning institute. And instead of maybe only      to remind them– it’s more.



                                                                          UM students, and Costa Rica journal,
                                                                                   courtesy of Ryan Whittington




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Czech Republic
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Languages of Instruction:
English and Czech
Charles University was originally founded in 1348 with
four main areas of concentration: theology, medicine, law,
and arts. Today the campus boasts many more majors as
well as various sports clubs, film seminars, and academic
organizations. There are also many inexpensive eateries
and cafeterias in which to relax during breaks from class.
You can learn more about Charles at www.cuni.cz.             Charles University main entrance, all photos courtesy of CU

                                                             Prague is the new European vacation destination, offer-
                                                             ing both historical and architectural sites. The Prague
                                                             calendar is also filled with music and art festivals,
                                                             gallery exhibits, theater performances, and sporting
                                                             events. When you’re ready to escape the big city, there
                                                             are many small towns surrounding the city that offer
                                                             charming countryside, swanky spas, picturesque cha-
                                                             teaus, and medieval castles. You can learn more about
                                                             Prague at www.czech.cz.

                                                                     BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                                     History, art, philosophy, math, physics,
                                                                     and the social sciences




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Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Charles begins in
February and ends in September. Fall semester runs
October through February.

Housing: Students pay CU directly for housing. The
CU staff will assist in securing dorm rooms on campus
($325 per month). Students can also elect to find their
own private apartments.

Food: There is no meal plan option available at
Charles. Students should budget approximately $175
per month for food.

Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and
board are not covered in the program cost, but CU will
help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
                                                         Charles University, interior
Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost    of main building, 2008
of tuition, international health insurance, and some
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year      Study Abroad Contact
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803      Vanessa Cook
per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.       vanessa@olemiss.edu
                                                         662-915-1508
                                                         359 Martindale
                                                         Student Services Center




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Ecuador
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Quito, Ecuador
Languages of Instruction: Spanish
with some English

USFQ is a private university founded in 1987 and located
30 minutes from the capital city, Quito. Approximately
5,000 local students attend classes at the suburban cam-
pus. You can learn more about USFQ at www.usfq.edu.
ec/home.html.

Besides being the capital, Quito is also the second most
populous city in Ecuador with more than one million
inhabitants. Outside the city students can explore the rich
biological diversity of the Amazon and Galapagos Islands
as well as Inca and pre-Inca ruins. You can learn more
about Quito at www.quito.com.ec/.                             Housing: Students pay USFQ directly for housing. The
                                                              university will help arrange stays with host families
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                               ($1600-$1850 per semester including breakfast).
Although most courses are taught in Spanish, there are
some courses taught in English in the following areas:        Food: Students should budget approximately $1500 per
business administration, economics, marketing, interna-       semester for food not provided by the host
tional relations, psychology, biology, engineering, jour-     family.
nalism, graphic design, and hospitality management.

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at USFQ begins in Janu-
ary and ends in May. Fall semester runs August through
December.




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Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but USFQ will
help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
of tuition, international health insurance, and some
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Study Abroad Contact
Ruth Maron
rfmaron@olemiss.edu
662-915-1508
359 Martindale
Student Services Center




                                         All photos courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor Ruth Maron
                                         South American, 2007                                        35
Finland
University of Jyvaskyla
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Languages of Instruction:
English and Finnish

UJ was founded in 1863 as a school for Finnish language
teachers. It is now home to several centers of research
including evolutionary research, nuclear and accelera-
tor-based physics, learning and motivation research, and
political thought and conceptual change. There is also a
strong academic focus in sport and health sciences and
teacher education. Nearly 16,000 students take advan-
tage of the university’s academics as well as the lakeside
beach in the center of campus, recreational and cultural
activities, and stunning modern and historic architecture.
You can learn more about UJ at www.jyu.fi/intl/eng/
studying.html.
                                                             Photos
                                                                      of Jyva
Jyvaskyla is the perfect location for winter sports enthu-                   skyla,
                                                                                      courte
siasts as there are many skiing opportunities, including                                     sy   of Uni
                                                                                                        versity
slopes and cross-country trails near student housing. In-                                                         of Jyva
                                                                                                                         skyla
door activities include theater and orchestra performanc-      Program Fees
es, as well as museums and a large sports complex near         This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and
campus. In warm weather students can take advantage            board are not covered in the program cost, but UJ will
of nearby Lake Paijanne to fish or canoe or just relax on       help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
the beach. You can learn more about Jyvaskyla at www.          are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
jyvaskyla.fi/lang.                                              Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
                                                               of tuition, international health insurance, and some
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                                program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Physics, language studies, music, health and exercise sci-     2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
ence, art, education, management, and business                 per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Additional Program Information                                 Study Abroad Contact
Dates of study: Spring semester at Jyvaskyla begins in         Vanessa Cook
January and ends in May. Fall semester runs September          vanessa@olemiss.edu
through December.                                              662-915-1508
                                                               359 Martindale Student Services Center.
Housing: Students pay UJ directly for housing. Student-
shared apartments are available on campus ($315-$395
per month), or students may arrange their own housing
off campus.

Food: There is no meal plan option available at UJ. Stu-
dents should budget approximately $300 for food and can
eat economically ($4 per meal) at the various dining halls
and cafes across campus.


                                                               Photo of Palace Victor Hugo, Grenoble, France,
36                                                             courtesy of UM Director of Study Abroad Susan Oliphant
France
Grenoble Ecole de Management                               Additional Program Information
Grenoble, France                                           Dates of study: Spring semester at Grenoble Ecole de
                                                           Management begins in January and ends in May. Fall
Languages of Instruction:                                  semester runs September through December.
English and French
                                                           Housing: Students pay on-site housing providers directly
Located in Grenoble’s business district, 4,367 stu-        for housing. Options available include privately managed
dents are enrolled at Grenoble Ecole de Management.        student residences.
It was the first business school in France to base
curriculum around technology management and was            Food: There is no meal plan option available at Grenoble
founded in 1984. You can learn more about Grenoble         Ecole de Management. Students should budget approxi-
Ecole de Management at www.grenoble-em.com/ac-             mately $1000 per month for food.
cueil.aspx?lg=en.
                                                           Program Fees
Located at the heart of the Vercors, Chartreuse, and       This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Belledonne mountain ranges, Grenoble is a paradise         are not covered in the program cost, but Grenoble Ecole
for any lover of the outdoors. It is less than an hour’s   de Management will help students arrange accommoda-
drive from 40 winter sports resorts and is an ideal        tions. Student fees are based on the cost of tuition at
location for bikers or rollerbladers during the spring     the University of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees
and summer. The rich cultural diversity is composed        and cover the cost of tuition, international health insur-
of historical traditions and the melting pot of artists    ance, and some program-sponsored excursions. For the
that call the city home. You can learn more about          academic year 2008-2009, Mississippi residents were
Grenoble at www.grenoble-isere.info/english/greno-         charged $3803 per semester, and non-residents were
ble-tourism.htm.                                           charged $7484.

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            Study Abroad Contact
Business and management                                    Susan Oliphant
                                                           susano@olemiss.edu
                                                           662-915-1508
                                                           359 Martindale Student Services Center




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France
ISC Paris School of Management
Paris, France
Languages of Instruction:
English and French
ISC is a private, non-profit university located in the heart
of Paris. It is a leading French business school and was
founded in 1963. One unique aspect of the university
is its focus on real-world application of business prin-       Waiting for the Tour de France bicyclists, photo
ciples. Students have the opportunity to participate in        courtesy of UM student Kim Breaux
professional non-profit associations that apply business
                                                              Housing: Students pay on-site landlords directly for
techniques in a hands-on environment and that earned 5.1
                                                              housing. No housing is provided on campus, but ISC
million Euros in 2006. You can learn about ISC at www.
                                                              will help students secure off-campus housing.
business-school-paris.com.
                                                              Food: There is no meal plan option available at ISC.
Besides being the City of Lights and Love, Paris is one of
                                                              Students should budget approximately $1200 per
the foremost European university cities and the leading
                                                              month for food.
French center for higher education and research. As a
multi-national city, students in Paris have the opportunity
                                                              Program Fees
to make connections with both French and European
                                                              This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
culture and history. If you tire of Paris, you can easily
                                                              are not covered in the program cost, but ISC will help
travel to other popular destinations including Barcelona,
                                                              students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
London, Rome, and Krakow. You can learn more about
                                                              based on the cost of tuition at the University of
Paris at www.parisinfo.com.
                                                              Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
                                                              of tuition, international health insurance, and some
BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                              program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Business and marketing
                                                              2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
                                                              per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at ISC begins in Janu-
ary and ends in May. Fall semester runs August through
December.




                                                              Study Abroad Contact
                                                              Susan Oliphant
                                                              susano@olemiss.edu
                                                              662-915-1508
                                                              359 Martindale Student Services Center



38
France
Universite Catholique de l’Ouest                             Additional Program Information
Angers, France                                               Dates of study: Spring semester at Angers begins in
                                                             January and ends in May. Fall semester runs September
Language of Instruction: French                              through January. For students taking only French-lan-
                                                             guage courses, the spring semester begins in February
Originally established in the Episcopal tradition in         and ends in June; fall semester runs October through
the 11th century, the modern version of the university       January, though a December semester is possible.
encompasses both language and traditional integrated
studies. Around 9,000 students call the campus home          Housing: Students pay UCO directly for housing. Op-
while studying topics from art, literature, and history      tions available include the foyer (approximately $2500
to math, science, and sports education. You can learn        per semester) or with host families (approximately $2000
more about Universite Catholique de l’Ouest at //www.        per semester including some meals).
uco.fr/.
                                                             Food: There is no meal plan option available at UCO.
Located southwest of Paris in northwestern France,           Students should budget approximately $4000 for food.
Angers is a city of nearly 150,000 and traces its roots to
early Roman times. It is well known for its fresh pro-       Program Fees
duce and cut flowers, as well as its relationship to many     This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
of France’s historical moments. The cultural life of the     are not covered in the program cost, but Angers will help
city abounds with national museums, a theater troupe,        students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
and a metropolitan orchestra. You can learn more about       on the cost of tuition at The University of Mississippi
Angers at www.angers.fr/.                                    plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition,
                                                             international health insurance, and some program-spon-
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              sored excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Mis-
Courses are offered in French so students who attend         sissippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
classes at Angers should either have a strong command        non-residents were charged $7484.
of French or be there solely to study French language. A
special program recommended by the UM French faculty         Study Abroad Contact
is offered for language training.                            Susan Oliphant
                                                             susano@olemiss.edu
                                                             662-915-1508
                                                             359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                             The Tour de France is a 23-day, 21-stage bicycle road race
                                                             usually run over more than 3,500 kilometres. Photos of
                                                             Tour de France courtesy of UM student Kim Breaux
                                                                                                                      39
Germany
Friedrich-Schiller Universitat
Jena, Germany
Language of Instruction: German
FSU is a public university established in 1158 and home
to 21,000 students. It has a well-established library,
computer center, and language center. You can learn more
about FSU at www.uni-jena.de/start_en.html.

Jena is the German 2008 “City of the Sciences” with a
population of about 100,000. Located in Thuringia — the
“Green Heart of Germany” — Jena was a center of early
romanticism in the 18th century and is now a manufac-
turing city that specializes in optics. You can learn more
about Jena at www.jena.de/sixcms/detail.php?_nav_
id1=3161&id=10869&_lang=en.
                                                             Program Fees
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Students who have a strong command of the German             are not covered in the program cost, but FSU will help
language can take courses in biochemistry, business and      students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
economics, nutrition, physics, psychology, art history,      based on the cost of tuition at the University of Mis-
history, English, German, philosophy, political science,     sissippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
and sociology.                                               of tuition, international health insurance, and some
                                                             program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Additional Program Information                               2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
Dates of study: Spring semester at FSU begins in April       per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
and ends in July. Fall semester runs October through
March.                                                       Study Abroad Contact
                                                             Vanessa Cook
Housing: Students pay FSU directly for housing. Options      vanessa@olemiss.edu
available include residence halls (approximately $340        662-915-1508
per month) and apartments (between $400 and $600 per         359 Martindale Student Service Center
month).

Food: There is no meal plan option available at FSU, but
students who stay in the residence halls can purchase
meal tickets at a discount. Students should budget ap-
proximately $2000 per semester for food.




40
Germany
Georg-August University of Goettingen
Goettingen, Germany
Languages of Instruction: English and
German
Georg-August was founded in 1734 and is now home
to 24,000 students. You can learn more about Georg-
August at www.uni-goettingen.de/en/1.html.

Even though it is home to 130,000 residents, Goet-
tingen is considered a university town. You can learn      Campus scene, photo courtesy of Georg-August University
more about Goettingen at www.eng.goettingen.de/.
                                                           Program Fees
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Although German language skills are recommended,           are not covered in the program cost, but Georg-August
business and economics courses are taught in English.      will help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
                                                           are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
Additional Program Information                             Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
Dates of study: Spring semester at Georg-August            of tuition, international health insurance, and some
begins in April and ends in July. Fall semester runs       program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
October through February.                                  2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
                                                           semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
Housing: Students pay Georg-August directly for
housing. Options available include residence halls or                          Study Abroad Contact
apartments.                                                                     Vanessa Cook
                                                                                 vanessa@olemiss.edu
Food: There is a meal plan option through the mensa                               662-915-1508
(cafeteria) system at Georg-August. Students should                                359 Martindale
budget approximately $2000 for food and can eat eco-                                Student Services Center
nomically at the on-campus mensas.




Community race outside Berlin, photos courtesy of UM student, Scott Copper                                       41
Germany
Nuertingen-Geislingen University
Nuertingen, Germany
Languages of Instruction:
German and English

Founded in 1949 as a college of agriculture and engi-
neering, NGU now also offers programs in business,
international finance, applied economics, and urban
planning. There are more than 3,000 students enrolled at
the Neurtingen campus, which is known for its business
prowess. You can learn more about NGU at www.hfwu.
de/index.php?id=218.                                         Rhine River, photo courtesy of UM
                                                             instructor Laura Antonow
Nuertingen is a small town of 40,000 people located
within the district of Esslingen. You can learn more about   Food: There is no meal plan option available at NGU.
Nuertingen at www.nuertingen.de/.                            Students should budget approximately $2000 for food.

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              Program Fees
Courses in business administration, economics, market-       This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
ing, and finance are taught in English. There are also        are not covered in the program cost, but NGU will
courses taught in German in economics and business           help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
administration.                                              are based on the cost of tuition at The University of
                                                             Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
Additional Program Information                               of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Dates of study: Spring semester at NGU begins in March       program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
and ends in July. Fall semester runs October through         2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
January.                                                     per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Housing: Students pay NGU directly for housing. Op-          Study Abroad Contact
tions available include student hostel (approximately        Vanessa Cook
$300 per month) or private residence (between $500–          vanessa@olemiss.edu
$600 per month).                                             662-915-1508
                                                             359 Martindale Student Services Center




42
                      Ole Miss students study German in Germany, courtesy of UM student Scott Copper, 2008
Germany
Padagogische Hochschule
Freiburg, Germany
Languages of Instruction: German and
English
Padagogische Hochschule is a premier teacher train-
ing school in Germany. Students enroll in a course of
study that provides foundational knowledge of academ-
ics as well as international experience and qualifica-
tions. Graduate-level German and English majors can
teach courses in English at Padagogische Hochschule
while taking classes that suit their interests. You can
learn more about PH at www.ph-freiburg.de/.                 Campus view, photo courtesy of Padagogische Hochschule

Freiburg is an ideal place both for meeting people from     Program Fees
all over the world and for relaxation and contempla-        This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
tion. The town boasts a rich cultural life at an interna-   are not covered in the program cost, but Padagogische
tional standard; the tranquility of the Black Forest and    Hochschule will help students arrange accommodations.
the Vosges is within easy distance; and the tri-national    Student fees are based on the cost of tuition at The Uni-
border area of France, Switzerland and Germany has          versity of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover
its own inimitable Mediterranean atmosphere. You can        the cost of tuition, international health insurance, and
learn more about Freiburg at www.germany-tourism.de.        some program-sponsored excursions. For the academic
                                                            year 2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                             $3803 per semester and non-residents were charged
Graduate students in German or English                      $7484.

Additional Program Information                              Study Abroad Contact
Dates of study: Spring semester at Padagogische Hoch-       Vanessa Cook
scule begins in February and ends in June. Fall semes-      vanessa@olemiss.edu
ter runs October through January.                           662-915-1508
                                                            359 Martindale Student Services Center
Housing: Students pay PH directly for housing.

Food: There is no meal plan option
available. Students should budget
approximately $2000 per
semester for food.




Ole Miss Students hiking outside of Freiburg, photo courtesy of UM student, Scott Copper, 2008                      43
     Photos of Osnabrueck University students, and home of the Brothers
44   Grimm, courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor Ruth Maron
Germany
Universitat Osnabrueck
Osnabrueck, Germany
Languages of Instruction: German and
English
Universitat Osnabrueck is a public university founded
in 1974 and home to more than 9,000 students. The
campus has a plethora of cultural activities including
music, film, and theater produced by students and by
professional groups. You can learn more about Univer-
sitat Osnabrueck at www.uni-osnabrueck.de/standard_
en/index.htm.                                                 The city is in the middle of a nature park

Known as the “City of Peace,” Osnabrueck is home to           Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
about 200,000 people in Lower Saxony. The city itself         of tuition, international health insurance, and some
is in the middle of a large nature park and hosts May         program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Week, one of Germany’s biggest music festivals. You           2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
can learn more about Osnabrueck at www.osnabrueck.            per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
de/25374.asp.
                                                              Study Abroad Contact
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                               Vanessa Cook
Students with a strong command of German can study            vanessa@olemiss.edu
math, physics, psychology, and business. There are also       662-915-1508
some business courses taught in English and a strong          359 Martindale Student Services Center
language studies program for international studies or
German majors.

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Osnabrueck begins
in February and ends in June. Fall semester runs Octo-
ber through January.

Housing: Students pay Osnabrueck directly for hous-
ing. Options available include residence hall ($350 per
                                                                                       rmany
                                                                                  , Ge
month) or apartment ($500 per month).
                                                                            astle
                                                                  bru eck C
Food: There is no meal plan option available at Osna-        Osna
brueck. Students should budget approximately $700
per month for food and other expenses and can eat
economically at student mensas throughout campus.

Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but Osnabrueck
will help students arrange accommodations. Student
fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University of




                                                                                                                      45
Ireland                                                         Additional Program Information
                                                                Dates of study: Spring semester at Griffith begins in
Griffith College                                                 February and ends in June. Fall semester runs Sep-
                                                                tember through January.
Dublin, Ireland
Language of Instruction: English                                Housing: Students pay Griffith directly for housing.
                                                                Options available include residential dorms (approxi-
Established in 1974, Griffith College is now home                mately $3500-$4500 per semester) or off-campus
to more than 8,000 students. The site was originally            housing coordinated by the student (more than $4500
used as a prison and has served as a penitentiary and           per semester).
wartime hospital. It is the largest private educational
institute in Ireland and hosts the Leinster School of           Food: There is no meal plan option available at
Music and Drama. Students participate in numerous               Griffith. Students should budget approximately
sports clubs are offered on campus including rugby,             double what they would for food at UM.
soccer, paintball, and basketball. You can learn more
about Griffith at www.gcd.ie.                                    Program Fees
                                                                This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and
Dublin is a big city with a small-town atmosphere.              board are not covered in the program cost, but
Between the galleries, gardens, and nightclubs there is         Griffith will help students arrange accommodations.
plenty to keep students busy in this capital city of about      Student fees are based on the cost of tuition at the
1.4 million inhabitants. It is also known as a university       University of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and
town and offers a great environment for learning and            cover the cost of tuition, international health insur-
leadership. You can learn more about Dublin at www.             ance, and some program-sponsored excursions. For
dublin.ie.                                                      the academic year 2008-2009, Mississippi residents
                                                                were charged $3803 per semester and non-residents
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                                 were charged $7484.
Business, accounting, journalism, art, music, and
theater                                                         Study Abroad Contact
                                                                Maury Breazeale, maury@olemiss.edu
                                                                662-915-1508
                                                                359 Martindale Student Services Center




46                                    Background photo of the historic Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
Ireland                                                      Additional Program Information
                                                             Dates of study: Spring semester at St. Patrick’s begins in
St. Patrick’s College                                        January and ends in June. Fall semester runs September
                                                             through December.
Dublin, Ireland
Language of Instruction: English                             Housing: Students pay St. Patrick’s directly for housing.
                                                             Options available include residential dorms or off-cam-
St. Patrick’s College is a medium-sized College of           pus housing. Contact Study Abroad Office for more
education with its campus conveniently located near          information.
Dublin’s city center. St. Patrick’s has over 2,000
students taking courses in education and humanities at       Food: There is no meal plan option available at St.
undergraduate and postgraduate level. Since 1993, St.        Patrick’s. Students should budget approximately double
Patrick’s College has been a College of Dublin City          what they would for food at UM.
University, and all courses are accredited by the uni-
versity. You can learn more about St. Patrick’s at www.      Program Fees
spd.dcu.ie/main/index.shtml.                                 This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                             are not covered in the program cost, but St. Patrick’s
Dublin is a big city with a small-town atmosphere.           will help students arrange accommodations. Student
With the galleries, gardens, and nightclubs there is         fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
plenty to keep students busy in this capital city of about   Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of
1.4 million inhabitants. It is also known as a university    tuition, international health insurance, and some pro-
town and offers a great environment for learning and         gram-sponsored excursions. For the academic year 2008-
leadership. You can learn more about Dublin at www.          2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
dublin.ie.                                                   per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                                           Study Abroad Contact,
Education, history, or English                                             Maury Breazeale, maury@olemiss.edu
                                                                           662-915-1508
                                                                          359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                             Ole Miss students in Dublin, Ireland
                                                             courtesy of UM Professor Dr. Fred Dorn, 2008
                                                                                                                     47
     3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
     1/3 cup melted butter
     1 cup sugar
     1 egg, beaten
     1 teaspoon vanilla
     1 teaspoon baking soda
     Pinch of salt
     1 1/2 cup of flour

     No need for a mixer for this recipe.
     Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a
     wooden spoon, mix butter into the
     mashed bananas in a large mixing
     bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and
     vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda
     and salt over the mixture and mix
     in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour
     mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch
     loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on
     a rack. Remove from pan and slice
     to serve.




48
Jamaica
University of the West Indies
Mona Campus
Mona, Jamaica
Language of Instruction: English

Originally established as a branch of the University of
London, UWI achieved full university status in 1962
and is now a great place for students who are interested
in Caribbean culture. Local students come from 16          Housing: Students pay UWI directly for housing. Options
English-speaking countries in the Caribbean, which         available include on-campus housing (approximately
brings a rich and diverse social and cultural life to      $600-$900 per semester) or off-campus housing.
campus. You can learn more about UWI at www.mona.
uwi.edu/.                                                  Food: There is no meal plan option available at UWI.
                                                           Students should budget approximately double what they
The city of Mona is about five miles from Kingston,         would for food at UM.
the capital and largest city in Jamaica. Framed by the
northwestern range of the Long Mountains, the region       Program Fees
is known for its tropical climate and rich culture. You    This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
can learn more about Mona at www.visitjamaica.com.         are not covered in the program cost, but UWI will help
                                                           students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
Journalism, geology, history, linguistics, philosophy,     Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
English, math, and hospitality management                  national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
                                                           excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
Additional Program Information                             sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
Dates of study: Spring semester at UWI begins in           non-residents were charged $7484.
January and ends in May. Fall semester runs August
through December.                                          Study Abroad Contact
                                                           Maury Breazeale
                                                           maury@olemiss.edu
                                                           662-915-1508
                                                           359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                                                                                    49
Japan
Kansai Gaidai University
Osaka, Japan
Languages of Instruction:
Japanese and English




                                                                                                                       Photo courtesy of UM Instructor, Laura Antonow
Kansai Gaidai is a private university well known for its
focus on foreign language training and its strong Asian
Studies program. Founded in 1945, more than 15,000
students now study in its multitude of academic
programs. You can learn more about Kansai Gaidai
at www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/index-e.htm.

Osaka is the second largest business hub in Japan and
home to 8 million people. You can learn more about
Osaka at www.city.hirakata.osaka.jp/freepage/
gyousei/hpcontent/eng/index.html.

BEST FIT MAJORS
Courses taught in Japanese include economics,
sociology, engineering, and chemistry. There are
also courses taught in English.

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Kansai Gaidai
begins in January and ends in May. Fall semester
runs August through December.

Housing: Students pay Kansai Gaidai directly for hous-
ing. Options available include home stay (recommended
for students wishing to significantly improve Japanese      Program Fees
language), international student dormitories with a        This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Japanese roommate, and off-campus housing. Students        are not covered in the program cost, but Kansai Gaidai
should budget $2500 for home stay per semester, includ-    will help students arrange accommodations. Student
ing two meals per day. Students should budget $1700 for    fees are based on the cost of tuition at The University
dormitory stay per semester.                               of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
                                                           cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Food: There is no meal plan option available at Kansai     program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Gaidai. Students housed in a home stay receive two         2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
meals per day but should budget approximately $500 per     per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
semester for food. Students living in dormitories or
off-campus should budget approximately $1300 for food.     Study Abroad Contact
                                                           Blair McElroy
                                                           blair@olemiss.edu
                                                           662-915-1508
                                                           359 Martindale Student Services Center




50
Japan
Osaka Gakuin University
Osaka, Japan
Languages of Instruction:
Japanese and English
Osaka Gakuin University (OGU) is a co-ed, private
institution of higher education in Japan. OGU offers a
unique study plan to maximize language learning and
also offers courses to international students in English.
Read more about OGU at www.osakagu.ac.jp/english/
index.html.




                                                            Housing: Students pay OGU directly
                                                            for housing. Students are housed with a
                                                            Japanese host family and receive two meals per day as a
                                                            part of the home stay. The home stay experience is one
                                                            of the most valuable experiences during a study abroad
                                                            session. The home stay arrangement is approximately
Photo courtesy of UM student Matt Hodges                    $450 per month.

Osaka has been a major center of commerce since the         Food: There is no meal plan option available at OGU.
18th century and is still a vast and expanding hub of       Students should budget approximately $700 per semester
business and industry today. As a center of pop cul-        for food. Breakfast and dinner are included in the home
ture, Osaka never ceases to generate a variety of new       stay arrangement.
and unique trends and expands the dimensions of the
Japanese urban experience. Learn more about Osaka at        Program Fees
www.city.osaka.jp/english/.                                 This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                            are not covered in the program cost, but OGU will help
BEST FIT MAJORS                                             students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
International studies, business, art, and Japanese          on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
                                                            Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
Additional Program Information                              national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
Dates of study: Fall semester runs September through        excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
January with students taking Japanese language for          sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
10 hours of credit and a choice of two courses taught       non-residents were charged $7484.
in English. A six-week-long mini-term gives students
the opportunity to study intensive Japanese during          Study Abroad Contact
the winter break. Spring semester at OGU begins in          Blair McElroy
March and ends in June. The spring semester consists        blair@olemiss.edu
of Japanese language and content-based courses taught       662-915-1508
in Japanese. Students must choose fall semester or          359 Martindale Student Services Center
academic year for study.

                                                                                                                     51
Japan
Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan
Languages of Instruction: Japanese and
English
More than 100 years old, Ritsumeikan is a private
university of 34,000 students. The university offers an
integrated studies program as well as the Study in Kyoto
Program, which offers courses in Japanese language and
culture. You can learn more about Ritsumeikan at www.
ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/index.htm.

Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan and is now home       Kinkaku-ji–The Golden Palace, Kyoto, Japan,
                                                              photo courtesy of UM student Eric Beavers
to 1.5 million people. Because of its historical impor-
tance, statues, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and
imperial palaces dot the landscape of the vast city. In
                                                              Program Fees
the modern age Kyoto is also the center of the Japanese
                                                              This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and
television and film industry. You can learn about Kyoto at
                                                              board are not covered in the program cost, but
www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/index.html.
                                                              Ritsumeikan will help students arrange accommoda-
                                                              tions. Student fees are based on the cost of tuition at
BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                              the University of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees
Some courses in the following areas are taught in Eng-
                                                              and cover the cost of tuition, international health
lish: humanities, international studies, political science,
                                                              insurance, and some program-sponsored excursions.
social sciences, economics, business administration, and
                                                              For the academic year 2008-2009, Mississippi resi-
engineering.
                                                              dents were charged $3803 per semester and non-resi-
                                                              dents were charged $7484.
Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Ritsumeikan begins
                                                              Study Abroad Contact
in April and ends in July. Fall semester runs September
                                                              Blair McElroy
through February.
                                                              blair@olemiss.edu
                                                              662-915-1508
Housing: Students pay Ritsumeikan directly for housing.
                                                              359 Martindale
Options available include student dorms (from $275-
                                                              Student Service
$415 per month). Apartments (prices vary)
                                                              Center
are allowed but must be arranged independently
by the student.

Food: There is no meal plan option
available at Ritsumeikan. Students
should budget approximately
$1700 per semester
for food.




52
Japan
Sophia University
Tokyo, Japan
Languages of Instruction: English and
Japanese

Sophia is one of the top three private universities in Ja-
pan. Established in 1913, there are now 11,000 students
on campus. A majority of courses are taught in English,
though there is an intensive language study program
for students interested in learning Japanese. You can
learn more about Sophia at www.sophia.ac.jp/E/E_top-          Tokyo, Japan, photo courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor
page.nsf/.                                                    Blair McElroy

Tokyo is one of the most impressive multinational            Food: There is no meal plan option available at Sophia
cities in the world with an amazing array of activities      unless a student chooses accommodation with meals
available 24 hours a day. More than 12 million people        included. All other students should budget approximately
call the city home. You can learn more about Tokyo at        $1500 per semester for food.
www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp/english/.
                                                             Program Fees
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Philosophy, history, literature, journalism, psychology,     are not covered in the program cost though Sophia will
sociology, economics, management, linguistics, inter-        help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
national studies, engineering, or Japanese                   are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
                                                             Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
Additional Program Information                               of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Dates of study: Spring semester at Sophia begins in          program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
April and ends in July. Fall semester runs September         2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
through February.                                            semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Housing: Students pay Sophia directly for housing.           Study Abroad Contact
Options available include host family (approximately         Blair McElroy
$3000 per semester, including two meals per day), off-       blair@olemiss.edu
campus dormitory (approximately $4200 per semester,          662-915-1508
including two meals per day), or apartment (approxi-         359 Martindale Student Services Center
mately $2300 per semester, no meals included).
                                                             .




                                                                 Meoto-Iwa, Japan, background photo courtesy of
                                                                 UM student, Eric Beavers 2007



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Mexico
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios                          the town hosts the Pachuca Fair with food and perfor-
Superiores de Monterrey Campus Hidalgo                       mances by world-famous artists. You can learn more
                                                             about Pachuca at www.visitmexico.com/wb/Visitmexco
Pachuca, Mexico
                                                             /Visi_Pachuca.
Languages of Instruction:
Spanish and English                                          BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                             Finance and business administration courses are taught
ITESM is a system of 32 campuses throughout Mexico,          in Spanish and English.
with the UM link being at Campus Hidalgo in Pachuca.
Students can enroll in English-language courses specifi-      Additional Program Information
cally for exchange students, take integrated courses in      Dates of study: Spring semester at ITESM begins in
Spanish with Mexican students, or select to take a portion   January and ends in May. Fall semester runs August
of course work in each language. You can learn more          through December.
about ITESM at www.itesm.edu/wps/portal?WCM_
GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/HGO/                         Housing: Students pay ITESM directly for housing
Hidalgo/.                                                    with host families. The cost is approximately $2000 per
                                                             semester.
Pachuca is located one hour from Mexico City in Central
Mexico. Known as the Windy City because of its strong        Food: A meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch, and
afternoon winds, the city is also filled with Baroque and     dinner with host families is provided as part of the
Neo-Classical architecture. Outside town there are sites     housing benefits.
for rapelling, camping, and climbing, and each October




 Aztec ruins, Mexico, background photo
courtesy of UM student
Jennifer Lawrence




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Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but ITESM will
help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
are based on the cost of tuition at the University
of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and
cover the cost of tuition, international health
insurance, and some program-sponsored
excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009,
Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Study Abroad Contact
Ruth Maron
rfmaron@olemiss.edu
662-915-1508
359 Martindale Student Services Center

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The Netherlands
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Languages of Instruction: English
and Dutch
More than 20,000 students call EUR home and have
established themselves at one of Europe’s leading institu-
tions. UM is connected with the Faculty of History and
Arts and the Department of Sociology, though students
                                                                                                                         Harris
can take courses outside those fields. Each fall kicks
                                                                                    oto courtesy of   UM student Megan
off with Eurekaweek — a time for newcomers to get                  Wooden shoes, ph
involved in student organizations on campus and par-
ticipate in Night of the Songs (Europe’s largest sing-a-        Housing: Students pay on-site landlords directly for
long party). You can learn more about EUR at www.eur.           housing and stay in off-campus apartments for approxi-
nl/english.                                                     mately $700 per month.

Rotterdam is the second largest city in The Netherlands         Food: There is no meal plan option available at EUR.
with only 600,000 inhabitants. It is also the largest port in   Students should budget approximately $2000 for food.
Europe and was the European Capital of Culture in 2001.
Every January the town hosts an International Film Festi-       Program Fees
val, and in June it hosts the International Poetry Festival.    This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
You can learn more about Rotterdam at www.rotterdam.            are not covered in the program cost, but EUR will
nl/smartsite268958.dws?MainMenu=268958&Menu=26                  help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
8958.                                                           are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
                                                                Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                                 of tuition, international health insurance, and some
History, arts, psychology, and sociology                        program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
                                                                2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
Additional Program Information                                  per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
Dates of study: Spring semester at EUR begins in Janu-
ary and ends in June. Fall semester runs August through         Study Abroad Contact
                                                                Vanessa Cook
December.                                                       vanessa@olemiss.edu
                                                                662-915-1508
                                                                359 Martindale Student Services Center




56                                                              Iamsterdam, photo courtesy of UM student Megan Harris
The Netherlands
Tilburg University
Tilburg, Netherlands
Languages of Instruction: Dutch with
some English

Tilburg University is well known for its programs in
research and education, particularly in relation to eco-
nomics and law. Nearly 12,000 students attend classes
at this premier European university. You can learn
more about Tilburg at www.tilburguniversity.nl/.
                                                           Food: There is no meal plan option available at Tilburg.
Tilburg is a small town of 200,000 people that hosts       Students should budget approximately $4500 per semes-
many festivals throughout the year. You can learn more     ter for food.
about Tilburg at www.travbuddy.com/Tilburg-travel-
guide-1130016.                                             Program Fees
                                                           This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            are not covered in the program cost, but Tilburg will help
International business, liberal arts, and economics        students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
                                                           on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
Additional Program Information                             Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
Dates of study: Spring semester at Tilburg begins in       national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
January and ends in June. Fall semester runs August        excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
through December.                                          sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
                                                           non-residents were charged $7484.
Housing: Students pay on-site landlords directly for
housing. Most students arrange housing in single-room      Study Abroad Contact
residences (approximately $340-$600 per month).            Vanessa Cook
                                                           vanessa@olemiss.edu
                                                           662-915-1508
                                                           359 Martindale Student Services Center




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Portugal
Universidade de Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
Language of Instruction:
Portuguese

Founded in 1285, Universidade de Coimbra is one of
the oldest universities in Europe. The university spe-
                                                           UC Faculty of Economics reading room
cializes in teaching Portuguese language and culture to
incoming exchange students. You can learn more about
                                                           Food: There is no meal plan option available at U.
U. Coimbra at www.uc.pt/en.
                                                           Coimbra. Students should budget approximately $500
                                                           for food.
Coimbra is the former capital of Portugal and was
previously occupied by the Romans, Visigoths, and
                                                           Program Fees
Moors. More than 100,000 inhabitants enjoy the city
                                                           This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
life, which includes student festivals twice a year. You
                                                           are not covered in the program cost, but U. Coimbra
can learn more about Coimbra at www.cm-coimbra.
                                                           will help students arrange accommodations. Student
pt/index.htm.
                                                           fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
                                                           Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                           of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Courses taught in Portuguese include philosophy, his-
                                                           program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
tory, journalism, biology, engineering, chemistry, math,
                                                           2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
physics, economics, international relations, sociology,
                                                           semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
and psychology.
                                                                    Study Abroad Contact, Ruth Maron
Additional Program Information
                                                                           rfmaron@olemiss.edu
Dates of study: Spring semester at U. Coimbra begins
                                                                                662-915-1508
in February and ends in June. Fall semester runs Octo-
                                                                                  359 Martindale
ber through January.
                                                                                    Student Services Center
Housing: Students pay about $250 per month directly
to U. Coimbra for housing.




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South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Language of Instruction: English

NMMU is a comprehensive regional university that
brought together many campuses after Apartheid. The
university now strives to educate both the local student
body and international students interested in learn-
ing about South Africa. While studying at NMMU, all
international students are encouraged to get involved in
campus and community volunteer organizations related
to health, education, or environmental sustainability. You
can learn more about NMMU at www.nmmu.ac.za/De-
fault.asp?bhcp=1.

                                                             New baby elephant born in the Addo National Elephant
                                                             Park, Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, photo
                                                             courtesy of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
                                                             University




       Sunset over Port Elizabeth, South Africa, background photo courtesy of UM professor Dr. Debby Chessin, 2008

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Port Elizabeth is a quiet, coastal town on the Eastern     Program Fees
Cape that is very student focused. The public beaches      This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are close to campus and the shopping center and di-        are not covered in the program cost, but NMMU will
rectly across from the bustling Boardwalk and Land-        help students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
ing areas. As a stop on the famous Garden Route, the       based on the cost of tuition at The University of Missis-
region is full of amazing historical and environmental     sippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition,
points of interest. You can learn more about Port Eliza-   international health insurance, and some program-spon-
beth at www.gardenroute.co.za/pe/.                         sored excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Mis-
                                                           sissippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            non-residents were charged $7484.
African-American studies, art, business, engineering,
education, health, exercise science, parks and recre-      Study Abroad Contact
ation management, geology, and biology                     Vanessa Cook
                                                           vanessa@olemiss.edu
                                                           662-915-1508
                                                           359 Martindale Student Services Center




Senior level teacher candidates study science education     The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, photo
methods at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University          courtesy of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
photo courtesy of UM professor Dr. Debby Chessin


Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at NMMU begins in
February and ends in June. Fall semester runs July
through January.

Housing: Students pay NMMU directly for housing.
Options available include residences on campus ($200
per month) and guest houses off campus ($1000 per
semester).

Food: There is no meal plan option available at
NMMU. Students should budget approximately $1000
per semester for food.




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    South Africa                                                  Stellenbosch is located in the heart of the Western Cape
                                                                  wine country, about 20 minutes north of Cape Town.
    Stellenbosch University                                       The colonial look of the town has helped it maintain its
    Stellenbosch, South Africa                                    quiet demeanor while the influx of Maties has helped
    Language of Instruction: English                              make it a significant part of the new South Africa.
                                                                  Its small feel and rural surrounds make Stellenbosch
    with some Afrikaans
                                                                  perhaps the location most like Oxford, Mississippi, of
                                                                  all of our exchange partners. You can learn more about
    Stellenbosch University is a former Afrikaans university      Stellenbosch, South Africa at www.
    located just outside of Cape Town. It is a top research       tourismstellenbosch.co.zaindexphp?cityhome+97099.
    university with a large international student population.
    Student organizations cater to a wide range of interests      BEST-FIT MAJORS
    including culture, politics, religion, and relaxation. From   Theater, management, music, public policy, art, politi-
    its initial class of 500 in 1866, the university has grown    cal science, philosophy, economics, psychology, social
    to encompass more than 23,000 Maties (as Stellenbosch         work, and engineering
    students are called). You can learn more about U. Stellen-
    bosch at www.sun.ac.za/                                       Additional Program Information
    index.asp.                                                     Dates of study: Spring semester at Stellenbosch
                                                                    begins in February and ends in May. Fall
                                           of
                                courtesy                             semester runs July through October.
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Housing: Students pay Stellenbosch directly for hous-
ing. Options available include on-campus residences
($750 per semester), student houses ($800 per semes-
ter), or university flats ($300 per month).

Food: There is no meal plan option available at Stellen-
bosch. Students should budget approximately $700 per
semester for food.

Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but Stellenbosch
will help students arrange accommodations. Student
fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University
of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some   Students at Stellenbosch, South Africa,
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year         photo courtesy of UM student La Vida Yarber
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.          Study Abroad Contact
                                                            Vanessa Cook
                                                            vanessa@olemiss.edu
                                                            662-915-1508
                                                            359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                                          Background photo of Cape Town, South Africa




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South Korea
Hanbat National University
Daejeon, South Korea
Language of Instruction: Korean

Hanbat National University is a public university in
Daejeon, South Korea, with strong ties to national
research and development centers in Korea. You can
learn more about Hanbat National University at www.
hanbat.ac.kr/english/index.htm.

Daejeon is a metropolitan city in the center of South Ko-
rea, also known as the “Silicon Valley” of South Korea.
It is home to various private and public research insti-
tutes, centers, and science parks, such as the research and
development centers of Samsung and LG. You can learn
more about Daejeon at tour.daejeon.go.kr/english/index.
jsp.

BEST-FIT MAJORS
Engineering, Teaching English as a Second Language

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Hanbat begins in           School child in South Korea, photo courtesy of
March and ends in June. Fall semester runs September          UM Study Abroad Advisor Blair McElroy
through December.
                                                              Food: There is no meal plan option available at Hanbat.
Housing: Students pay Hanbat directly for housing.            Students should budget approximately $1500 for food
On-campus dormitories are available. Contact the Study        per semester.
Abroad Office for more information.
                                                              Program Fees
                                                              This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                              are not covered in the program cost, but Hanbat will
                                                              help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
                                                              are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
                                                              Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
                                                              of tuition, international health insurance, and some
                                                              program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
                                                              2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
                                                              per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

                                                              Study Abroad Contact
                                                              Blair McElroy
                                                              blair@olemiss.edu
                                                              662-915-1508
                                                              359 Martindale Student Services Center




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South Korea
Kyung Hee University
Seoul, South Korea
Language of Instruction: Korean
Kyung Hee University, located in Seoul, was founded
in 1949 and currently has an undergraduate enrollment
of 25,000. There are three campuses with 24 colleges.
Kyung Hee offers students a dynamic place to study, as
Kyung Hee’s commitment to creativity, progress, and co-
operation in world affairs makes it a frequent destination
for international seminars and movements. You can learn
more about Kyung Hee at www.kyunghee.edu/.
                                                             Ole Miss faculty meet with South Korean faculty, photo
Located in the Han River Basin, more than 10 million         courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor Blair McElroy
people call Seoul home. The city hosted the 1988 Sum-
                                                             Food: There is no meal plan option available at Kyung
mer Olympics and 2002 FIFA World Cup and is the
                                                             Hee. Students should budget approximately $300 per
headquarters for some of the world’s largest corporations
                                                             month for food.
such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai. It is also the capital
and largest city of South Korea You can learn about Seoul
                                                             Program Fees
at english.seoul.go.kr/.
                                                             This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                             are not covered in the program cost, but Kyung Hee will
BEST-FIT MAJORS
                                                             help students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
Hospitality management, political science, international
                                                             based on the cost of tuition at the University of Missis-
studies, English, business, physics, biology, chemistry,
                                                             sippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition,
economics, engineering
                                                             international health insurance, and some program-spon-
                                                             sored excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009,
Additional Program Information
                                                             Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per semester
Dates of study: Spring semester at Kyung Hee begins in
                                                             and non-residents were charged $7484.
March and ends in June. Fall semester runs September
through December.
                                                             Study Abroad Contact
                                                             Blair McElroy
Scholarships are available directly from Kyung Hee
                                                             blair@olemiss.edu
University. The Foreign Mentor Program covers the cost
                                                             662-915-1508
of housing and round trip airfare to Seoul in exchange
                                                             359 Martindale Student Services Center
for tutoring KHU students ten hours per week. The TaLK
(Teach and Learn in Korea) Program provides a monthly
stipend of 900,000 won (approximately $900 US), ac-
commodation, round-trip airfare, and the opportunity
to take Korean language classes in return for teaching
English nine hours per week in after-school classes.

Housing: Students pay Kyung Hee directly for housing.
Exchange students live in on-campus residences that are
approximately $150-$300 per month, including furniture,
central heating, and electricity.




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South Korea
Konkuk University
Seoul, South Korea
Language of Instruction: Korean and
English

Konkuk is a private university founded in 1948 by Dr.
Yoo Suk-Chang. His vision was that “sincerity, fidelity,
and righteousness” should act as rules of conduct to serve
as the basics of morality and citizenship. In academ-
ics, the university focuses on science and technological
education. You can learn more about Konkuk at www.
konkuk.ac.kr/eng/.

Located in the Han River Basin, more than 10 million         Housing: Students pay Konkuk directly for housing.
people call Seoul home. The city hosted the 1988 Sum-        Shared on-campus dormitories are available. Students
mer Olympics and 2002 FIFA World Cup and is the              should budget approximately $350 per month for a
headquarters for some of the world’s largest corporations    dorm room.
such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai. It is also the capital
and largest city of South Korea You can learn more about     Food: There is no meal plan option available at
Seoul at english.seoul.go.kr/.                               Konkuk. Students should budget approximately $1500
                                                             for food.
BEST-FIT MAJORS
Classes taught in both English and Korean include            Program Fees
philosophy, history, physics, biology, math, chemistry,      This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
engineering, computer science, political science, public     are not covered in the program cost, but Konkuk will
administration, economics, business, and MIS.                help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
                                                             are based on the cost of tuition at The University of
                                                             Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
Additional Program Information                               of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Dates of study: Spring semester at Konkuk begins in          program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
March and ends in June. Fall semester runs August            2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
through December.                                            per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.




66                                    Seoul, South Korea, photo courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor Blair McElroy
Ole Miss students and Korean students together at Konkuk University, South Korea, photo courtesy of UM Study
Abroad Advisor Blair McElroy


                                                          Study Abroad Contact
                                                          Blair McElroy
                                                          blair@olemiss.edu
                                                          662-915-1508
                                                          359 Martindale Student Services Center




Ole Miss and Konkuk students in South Korea with the
Lott Leadership Exchange Program, photo
courtesy of UM student Meaghan Gandy
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Spain
Universidad Publica de Navarra
Pamplona, Spain
Language of Instruction: Spanish

A young university with only 11,000 students, UPN is a
great location for students hoping to build their Spanish
fluency in a native-speaking environment. The university
prides itself on its commitment to providing quality high-
er education with excellent resources that complement
classroom learning, including a multi-media language
center, library, sports facilities, and cultural activities.
You can learn more about UPN at www.unavarra.es/eng-
lish/index.htm.
                                                               Students witness a bull fight from ringside, photo
Great American writer and fan of bullfighting Ernest            courtesy of UM student Alex Bucaciuc
Hemingway loved Pamplona for the “Running of the
Bulls,” but you might fall in love with the picturesque        BEST-FIT MAJORS
mountain ranges, original folklore, or amazing history.        Students with a strong command of Spanish can take
The city is the capital of the Navarre region and is close     courses in education, economics, business adminis-
to all the major Spanish cities — five hours to Madrid,         tration, sociology, or engineering; twelve hours of
two hours to Bilbao, five hours to Barcelona. You can           Spanish language and culture classes for 12 hours per
learn more about Pamplona at www.pamplona.es/ver               semester are open to students with intermediate-level
Pagina.asp?idPag=1&idioma=5.                                   Spanish skills.

                                                               Additional Program Information
                                                               Dates of study: Spring semester at UPN begins in Feb-
                                                               ruary and ends in June. Fall semester runs September
                                                               through February.




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                                                          Program Fees
                                                          This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                          are not covered in the program cost, but UPN will help
                                                          students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
                                                          on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
                                                          Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
                                                          national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
                                                          excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
                                                          sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
                                                          non-residents were charged $7484.

                                                          Study Abroad Contact
                                                          Ruth Maron
                                                          rfmaron@olemiss.edu
                                                          662-915-1508
                                                          359 Martindale Student Services Center
Bull fight, photos courtesy of UM student
Megan Harris

Housing: Students pay UPN directly for housing. Op-
tions available include host families ($800 per month),
on-campus residences ($750-$800 per month) or off-
campus apartments. Students may stay the first month
with host families and then move to an apartment or
residence hall.

Food: Some meals are included
for students who live with a host
family. All students should
budget approximately $10 per
meal for food at UPN. There is
also a meal plan option at the
campus cafeteria that provides
30 meals for $185.




                                                 Flamingo dancer, photo
                                                courtesy of UM student
                                                Megan Harris




background photo courtesy of UM student Jose Rodriguez                                                             69
70   Musicians perfom traditional Swedish music, photo courtesy of Anders Carlsson
Sweden
Umea Universitet                                          Additional Program Information
Umea, Sweden                                              Dates of study: Spring semester at Umea begins in
                                                          August and ends in January. Fall semester runs January
Language of Instruction:                                  through June.
Swedish with some English
                                                          Housing: Students pay Umea directly for housing.
Umea Universitet is the largest employer in the re-       Options available include on-campus student-shared rooms
gion, drawing top faculty from throughout the country.    with private bath ($2200 per semester) or off-campus
While nearly 300 courses are already taught in English,   apartments arranged independently.
the university is making a move toward total English
teaching by the year 2010. This language compatibility    Food: There is no meal plan option available at Umea.
combined with the university’s vision of project-based    Students should budget approximately $300 per month
teaching make Umea a great learning environment. You      for food.
can learn more about Umea Universitet at www.umu.
se/umu/index_eng.html.                                    Program Fees
                                                          This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
Umea is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden,      are not covered in the program cost, but Umea will help
considered the capital of the northern region. The        students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
climate offers fairly warm summers when the sun           on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
hardly sets, and snowy winters ideal for cross-country    Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, interna-
and downhill skiing. The campus and community are         tional health insurance, and some program-
closely linked and together promote a unique cultural     sponsored excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009,
and social calendar. You can learn more about Umea at     Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per semester
www.visitumea.se/Default.aspx?lang=en.                    and non-residents were charged $7484.

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                           Study Abroad Contact
Chemistry, biology, sociology, art, art history,          Vanessa Cook
accounting, marketing, economics, MIS, management,        vanessa@olemiss.edu
business administration, computer science,                662-915-1508
or education                                              359 Martindale Student Services Center




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United Kingdom
Liverpool Hope University                                     Additional Program Information
Liverpool, UK                                                 Dates of study: Spring semester at Liverpool Hope
                                                              begins in January and ends in June. Fall semester runs
Language of Instruction: English                              September through December.

Liverpool Hope is one of the oldest higher education in-      Housing: Students pay Liverpool Hope directly for
stitutions in England and offers a wide variety of courses    housing. Options available include on-campus resi-
ranging from English literature and history to creative       dence halls (approximately $2000-$3000 per semester)
and performing arts, forensic science, and marketing.         or off-campus apartments.
You can learn more about Liverpool Hope at www.hope.
ac.uk/.                                                       Food: There is no meal plan option available at
                                                              Liverpool Hope. Students should budget approximately
On the west coast of England, Liverpool is the birthplace     $2500-$3000 per semester for food.
of the Beatles and has been named Europe’s 2008 Capital
of Culture. Liverpool has something for everyone, from        Program Fees
miniature train rides to snowboard and skiing lessons.        This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
It is also a major port city and home to 400,000 people,      are not covered in the program cost, but Liverpool
many who work in port industries. You can learn about         Hope will help students arrange accommodations. Stu-
Liverpool at www.visitliverpool.com/.                         dent fees are based on the cost of tuition at The Univer-
                                                              sity of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                               the cost of tuition, international health insurance, and
Biology, business, dance, theater, education, English, art,   some program-sponsored excursions. For the academic
history, music, political science, psychology, sociology,     year 2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged
or computer science                                           $3803 per semester and non-residents were charged
                                                              $7484.

                                                                                        Study Abroad Contact
                                                                                        Maury Breazeale
                                                                                        maury@olemiss.edu
                                                                                        662-915-1508
                                                                                        359 Martindale Student
                                                                                        Services Center

                                                                                         Ole Miss students tour
                                                                                         the Beatles exhibition
                                                                                         in Liverpool, photo
                                                                                         courtesy of UM Study
                                                                                         Abroad Advisor
                                                                                         Maury Breazeale




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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK
Language of Instruction: English

The University of Birmingham is one of the leading
research institutions in the UK. With 30,000 students
from 150 countries, it’s also an academic community
as cosmopolitan as the city in which it stands. Besides
stellar academics, UB also has excellent sporting facili-
ties and a busy calendar of social events to keep incom-
ing students involved. Business students also have the
unique opportunity to pick up an internship during the
April break to add another experience to their resume.
You can learn more about UB at www.bham.ac.uk/.

Birmingham was an important center during the In-
dustrial Revolution. That lineage has helped it grow to
more than one million people and become more ethni-
cally and culturally diverse. This industrial background
has also served as a proving ground for bands such as
Judas Priest and Black Sabbath and has earned the city
the title of “birthplace of heavy metal.” You can learn
more about Birmingham at www.visitbirmingham.
com/.

BEST-FIT MAJORS
Business administration, English, computer science,
accounting, political science                                Church sanctuary in Birmingham, England

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at UB begins in Janu-       Program Fees
ary and ends in May. Fall semester runs September           This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
through December.                                           are not covered in the program cost, but UB will help
                                                            students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
Housing: Students pay UB directly for housing.              on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
Options available include a large range of campus           Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
accommodation options (approximately $3000-$4000            national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
per semester).                                              excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
                                                            sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
Food: Birmingham offers a meal plan that covers             non-residents were charged $7484.
most meals Monday through Friday for approximately
$1200-1500 per semester. Students should budget ap-         Study Abroad Contact
proximately double what they would for food at UM.          Maury Breazeale
                                                            maury@olemiss.edu
                                                            662-915-1508
                                                            359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                                                                                     73
United Kingdom                                             still safe and manageable, its more than 100,000
                                                           inhabitants are also proud of the city being voted the
University of East Anglia                                  greenest city in the UK in 2007. You can learn more
Norwich, UK                                                about Norwich at www.visitnorwich.co.uk/.
Language of Instruction: English
                                                           BEST-FIT MAJORS
UEA is a leader in the fields of American studies,          Accounting, art history, anthropology, biochemistry,
social work, development studies, environmental            biology, business, chemistry, drama, economics,
sciences, and law. It also houses excellent liberal arts   English, history, management, math, music, nursing,
programs in literature and writing, music, philosophy,     philosophy, politics, or sociology
political science, and economics. Founded in 1963 and
home to 20,000 students, it is currently ranked as one     Additional Program Information
of the top 200 universities in the world. You can learn    Dates of study: Spring semester at UEA begins in
more about UEA at www1.uea.ac.uk/cm/Home.                  January and ends in June. Fall semester runs Septem-
                                                           ber through December.
Located in the heart of England, the city of Norwich
has recently been voted one of Britain’s top cities for    Housing: Students pay UEA directly for housing.
quality of life and prosperity. Young and active while     International students are guaranteed a single room
                                                           on campus for $500-$800 per month. Students who
                                                           wish to stay off campus can arrange to do so with the
                                                           assistance of UEA.

                                                           Food: There is no meal plan option available at
                                                           UEA. Students should budget approximately double
                                                           what they would budget for food at UM.




                 Photo: The 900-year-old
          Norwich Cathedral is a building that
          has always been greatly loved by the
                    people of the town.
          Today it contains works on theology,
           philosophy, science, history, poetry,
          travel, and many other subjects. The
          majority of the collection dates from
          before 1851, including a small num-
          ber of pre-Dissolution volumes and a
          unique collection of Tracts and Pam-
           phlets published in the seventeenth
           and eighteenth centuries. Anyone is
             welcome to use the library on a
                   reference-only basis.




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Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but UEA will help
students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
based on the cost of tuition at the University of
Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
of tuition, international health insurance, and some
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

Study Abroad Contact
Maury Breazeale
maury@olemiss.edu
662-915-1508
359 Martindale Student Services Center




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United Kingdom
University of Essex                                           Food: There is no meal plan option available at Es-
Colchester, England                                           sex. Students should budget approximately double
                                                              what they would budget for food at UM.
Language of Instruction: English
                                                              Program Fees
The University of Essex was established in 1963 and           This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and
specializes in human rights, law, and government. The         board are not covered in the program cost, but Essex
close to 12,000 students study at Wivenhoe Park in 19         will help students arrange accommodations. Student
departments. You can learn more about Essex at www.           fees are based on the cost of tuition at The University
essex.ac.uk/.                                                 of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
                                                              cost of tuition, international health insurance, and
Though London is only a hop away, Essex is a world            some program-sponsored excursions. For the aca-
apart from the bustling big city. Colchester is the largest   demic year 2008-2009, Mississippi residents were
city in the region and home to more than 100,000 people.      charged $3803 per semester and non-residents were
The rest of the region is dotted with small market towns      charged $7484.
and tiny villages, as well as an array of fantastic art,
music, and literary findings. You can learn more about         Study Abroad Contact
Colchester at www.realessex.co.uk/.                           Maury Breazeale
                                                              maury@olemiss.edu
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                               662-915-1508
Accounting, art history, biology, computer science, eco-      359 Martindale Student Services Center
nomics, business, government, history, literature, math,
philosophy, psychology, or sociology

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Essex begins in April
and ends in June. Fall semester runs September through
December.                                                     English acoustic band, photo courtesy of
                                                              UM student Mary Warner
Housing: Students pay Essex directly for housing.
Options available include on-campus housing (approxi-
mately $2500-$3500 per semester).




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United Kingdom
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, UK
Language of Instruction: English

University of Plymouth is the fifth largest university in
the UK with just more than 30,000 students. It is also
ranked as one of the top five UK schools in psychol-
ogy, computer science, and art history. The school
has most recently invested in its facilities, updating
its fitness complex, and opening buildings for theater
and education. You can learn more about Plymouth at
www.plymouth.ac.uk/.

Plymouth, the city of discovery, is a hot spot in the
UK for sunning on the waterfront. The coastal town
holds both heritage buildings and a vibrant shopping
center. For those reasons it’s a popular stop for Brits on
holiday. Last August, Plymouth played host to the Brit-
ish Fireworks Championships Finals, an event pitting
eight teams against each other in two nights of massive
fireworks displays. You can learn more about Plymouth
at www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/leisureandtour-
ism/tourismandvisitors.htm.

BEST-FIT MAJORS
Accounting, chemistry, geology, psychology, art his-
tory, biology, business administration, engineering,
                                                                 The British Fireworks Championhsip was
computer science, dance, economics, English, history,            held in Plymouth.
hospitality management, marketing, math, music, nurs-
ing, or psychology                                           of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
                                                             cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
Additional Program Information                               program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Dates of study: Spring semester at Plymouth begins in        2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per
January and ends in March. Fall semester runs Septem-        semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
ber through December.
                                                             Study Abroad Contact
Housing: Students pay Plymouth directly for hous-            Maury Breazeale
ing. Options available include residence hall ($430 per      maury@olemiss.edu
month) or private housing ($900).                            662-915-1508
                                                             359 Martindale Student Services Center
Food: There is no meal plan option available at Plym-
outh. Students should budget approximately double
what they would budget for food at UM.

Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but Plymouth
will help students arrange accommodations. Student
fees are based on the cost of tuition at The University
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     Ole Miss students in
     Edinburgh, photo courtesy of
     UM professor Dr. John Winkle

     Old College, University of Edinburgh,
     photo courtesy of UM professor
     emeritus Dr. Ron Borne
     Scottish pipers in
     traditional dress

     Background photo
     Edinburgh




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United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
Language of Instruction: English

Founded in 1582, University of Edinburgh is one of
the largest and most prestigious universities in the UK.
Students from more than 130 countries participate in
classes and extracurricular activities. You can learn
more about UE at www.ed.ac.uk/.

Edinburgh was recently voted “friendliest city in the
UK” and has a rich literary heritage that makes it popu-
lar with visitors and home to 460,000 people. Walking      Students wait for class in front of a lecture theater at the
down the streets reveals medieval and Georgian archi-      University of Edinburgh, photo courtesy of UM Professor
tecture and, once a year, Edinburgh hosts the Edinburgh    Emeritus Dr. Ron Borne
Festival — the largest arts festival in the world. Known
at the “Athens of the North,” Edinburgh is also a great    Housing: Students pay UE directly for housing. Options
place for fans of rugby and football. You can learn more   available include apartments ($1260 per month) or resi-
about Edinburgh at www.edinburgh.org/.                     dence halls ($680 per month).

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                            Food: Most student accommodation is self-catered.
Accounting, art, biology, business, chemistry, classics,   Some halls of residence offer a meal plan that covers 14
computer science, economics, engineering, English,         meals a week.
history, linguistics, math, music, nursing, philosophy,
physics, political science, psychology, religion, social   Program Fees
anthropology, or sociology                                 This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                           are not covered in the program cost, but Edinburgh will
Additional Program Information                             help students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
Dates of study: Spring semester at Edinburgh begins in     based on the cost of tuition at the University of Missis-
January and ends in May. Fall semester runs September      sippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition,
through December.                                          international health insurance, and some program-spon-
                                                           sored excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009,
                                                           Mississippi residents were charged $3803 per semester
                                                           and non-residents were charged $7484.

                                                                             Study Abroad Contact
                                                                            Maury Breazeale
                                                                            maury@olemiss.edu
                                                                            662-915-1508
                                                                            359 Martindale
                                                                            Student Services Center




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                                                                          The university consists of seven main sites. The
                                                                  Central Area is bordered by George Square and includes the
                                                                  old Medical School, the Informatics Forum, and The Old
                                                                  College. Chambers Street is marked by The Old College.
                                                                  Both are located a short stroll from the center of the city
                                                                  of Edinburgh. A statue in honor of the loyal Skye Terrier
                                                                  Greyfriar’s Bobby can be found at the west end of Cham-
                                                                  bers Street. Former residents of George Square include Sir
The University of Edinburgh                                       Walter Scott and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Old Col-
by Professor Emeritus Dr. Ron Borne                               lege was originally planned by Robert Adam in 1791 and,
                                                                  following Adam’s death, completed by the famous architect

      T      he University of Edinburgh is the fourth oldest
university in Scotland, having been founded in 1582 – nearly
                                                                  William Henry Playfair in 1827. The well-recognized dome
                                                                  was added in 1887.
200 years before the first university was established in the
United States. It is generally recognized as one of the leading
teaching and research centers not only in the United King-
dom but throughout the world. The university is located in
one of the most beautiful cities in the world – the “Athens
of the North” – a city bounded on the east by the natural
geological formation called Arthur’s Seat and Carlton Hill
and on the west by the Edinburgh Castle which dates to the
11th Century and sits on a rock formation formed 70 million
years ago. These landmarks are connected on the north side
by Princes Street – the main street of Edinburgh noted for the
variety of its shopping opportunities – and the bench-lined
Princes Street Gardens on the south, all of which offer stun-
ning views of the city, the Firth of Forth, and the Kingdom of
Fife. Edinburgh also provides one of the best public transpor-
tation systems in Europe.
        There are approximately 26,000 students enrolled at
UE: 18,500 undergraduates and 7,200 post–graduates. The
academic reputation of the university is ranked by the lat-
est Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) as 23rd in
the world and 5th in the United Kingdom and Europe over-
all. THES also ranks the University of Edinburgh as 28th for
arts and humanities, 30th for life sciences and biomedicine,
and 47th for social sciences in the world. The most recent
Guardian University Guide ranked the university as first for
computer science, first for physics, and second for medicine
in the United Kingdom.                                            The Old College, University of Edinburgh
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The Old College houses the School of Law, university ad-                 The Institutes which make up the School of Bio-
ministration offices, and the Talbot Rice Gallery – the pub-     logical Sciences are housed there as are the School of En-
lic art gallery of the university.                              gineering and Electronics, and the School of GeoSciences
         Located nearby are The Royal School of Veterinary      and Earth Sciences, while the School of Agriculture building
Studies at the east end of a large park called The Meadows,     houses most of the Institute of Atmospheric and Environ-
the Moray House School of Education (located just off the       mental Science.
Royal Mile), and Pollock Halls, which provide housing for                The most recent of the seven areas is the Chancel-
first-year students. New College is located on the Mound at      lor’s Building which houses a new Medical School in an area
city center and houses the School of Divinity.                  known as “Little France.”
                                                                         The University of Edinburgh’s academic programs
                                                                are divided into three Colleges: the College of Humanities
                                                                and Social Science (housing the Schools of Art, Culture and
                                                                Environment, Divinity, Social and Political Studies, Philoso-
                                                                phy, Psychology and Language Sciences, Education, Health
                                                                in Social Science, History, Classics and Archaeology, Busi-
                                                                ness, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures), the College
                                                                of Science and Engineering (offering biological sciences,
                                                                chemistry, geosciences, physics, mathematics, informatics,
                                                                engineering and electronics), and the College of Medicine
                                                                and Veterinary Medicine (housing the Schools of Biomedical
                                                                Sciences, Veterinary Studies, Molecular and Clinical Medi-
                                                                cine, and Clinical Sciences and Community Health).
                                                                         The University of Edinburgh offers an excellent op-
                                                                portunity for students who choose to attend a university of
         Approximately two miles south of George Square         the highest academic quality located in one of the world’s
are the King’s Buildings, which house the Science and Engi-     most beautiful cities.
neering Schools. The Joseph Black Chemistry Building, the
home of the School of Chemistry, was the first to be built at
the King’s Buildings in the 1920s. The James Clerk Maxwell
Building is the largest building in the complex and is one
of the largest single academic buildings in Europe. Schools
and units based there include the School of Mathematics,
the School of Physics, and parts of the School of Informat-
ics. It also houses the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
and the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions. The uni-
versity’s Computing Service for the campus and the James
Clerk Maxwell Library are also located there. The Institute
for Astronomy, part of the School of Physics, is based at the
Royal Observatory built on the Blackford Hill, just around
                                                                University of Edinburgh, all photos courtesy of UM
the corner from the King’s Buildings in 1896.                   Professor Emeritus Dr. Ron Borne, 2008                    81
United Kingdom
University of Northampton                                     ics, engineering, English, finance, history, biology,
                                                              journalism, math, marketing, music, nursing, philoso-
Northampton, England                                          phy, political science, or psychology
Language of Instruction: English
                                                              Additional Program Information
With strong programs in fashion design and environ-           Dates of study: Spring semester at Northampton begins
mental science, University of Northampton also offers         in January and ends in March. Fall semester runs Sep-
football, lacrosse, hockey, and golf teams for students to    tember through December.
enjoy. The student body of 10,000 also includes exchange
students from 100 different countries. You can learn          Housing: Students pay Northampton directly for hous-
more about Northampton at www.northampton.ac.uk/.             ing. Options available include residence halls (approxi-
                                                              mately $2500-$3500 per semester).
Formerly a major center for shoe making and leather in-
dustries, Northampton has one of Britain’s largest market     Food: Northampton offers three different meal plans
squares, dating from 1235. The town of 200,000 began as       ranging in price from $1000-$1350 per semester. Stu-
a Viking settlement and hosts a Hot Air Balloon Festival      dents should budget approximately double what they
every August. It is also only 1.5 hours from London,          would budget for food at UM.
which will give students a quick trip to big city life. You
can learn more about Northampton at www.northampton.          Program Fees
gov.uk/site/index.php.                                        This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
                                                              are not covered in the program cost, but Northampton
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                               will help students arrange accommodations. Student
Accounting, finance, theater, administration, art, biology,    fees are based on the cost of tuition at the University
business management, computer science, dance, econom-         of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
                                                              cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
                                                              program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
                                                              2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
                                                              per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.

                                                              Study Abroad Contact
                                                              Maury Breazeale
                                                              maury@olemiss.edu
                                                              662-915-1508
                                                              359 Martindale Student Services Center




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United Kingdom
University of Reading
Reading, UK
Language of Instruction: English

University of Reading is based on three campuses, all
within ten minutes of the Reading town center. It is
considered one of the top 200 universities in the world
and one of the top 20 most research-intensive universi-
ties in the UK. Established in 1892, the university now
has great departments of social sciences and fine arts.
You can learn more about Reading at www.reading.
ac.uk/.                                                    All photos courtesy of the University of Reading

Reading is a thriving, cosmopolitan city that is a blend
of old and new. Located on the juncture of the River
Thames and the River Kennet, Reading was an impor-         Study Abroad Contact
tant national center during medieval times and today is    Maury Breazeale
an important commercial center. In August one of the       maury@olemiss.edu
largest music festivals in the UK– The Reading Festi-      662-915-1508
val – envelopes the city only two hours from London.       359 Martindale Student Services Center
You can learn more about Reading at www.reading-
guide.com.                                                       Student perf
                                                                              ormance at
                                                                                           the Univers
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                                                                       ity of Readin
                                                                                                                   g
Art, biochemistry, biology, business, chemistry, clas-
sics, design, economics, engineering, English, finance,
history, management, marketing, math, nursing, politi-
cal science, psychology, or theater

Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at Reading begins in
January and ends in March. Fall semester runs Septem-
ber through December.

Housing: Students pay Reading directly for housing.
Options available include on-campus residence halls.

Food: Reading offers a meal plan to students living on
campus.

Program Fees
This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
are not covered in the program cost, but Reading will
help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
of tuition, international health insurance, and some
program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.             Fox Hill Historic House
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United Kingdom
St. Mary’s University College
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Language of Instruction: English
St. Mary’s was officially established in 1985 but traces its   Food: There is no meal plan option available at St.
roots back to 1900. It is now home to 1,300 students. You     Mary’s, but the campus dining room serves hot and
can learn more about St. Mary’s at www.stmarys-belfast.       cold meals at lunch.
ac.uk/.
                                                              Program Fees
Belfast is the seat of the government of Northern Ireland     This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
and the location where the Titanic was built. The medi-       are not covered in the program cost, but St. Mary’s
eval ruins and hills nearby are thought to be the inspira-    will help students arrange accommodations. Student
tion for Gulliver’s Travels. You can learn more about         fees are based on the cost of tuition at The University
Belfast at www.gotobelfast.com/.                              of Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the
                                                              cost of tuition, international health insurance, and some
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                               program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
Education                                                     2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
                                                              per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
Additional Program Information
Dates of study: Spring semester at St. Mary’s begins in       Study Abroad Contact
January and ends in April. Fall semester runs September       Maury Breazeale
through December.                                             maury@olemiss.edu
                                                              662-915-1508
Housing: Students pay St. Mary’s directly for housing.        359 Martindale Student Services Center
Options available include on-campus residence halls (ap-
proximately $350 per month).




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United Kingdom                                               Additional Program Information
                                                             Dates of study: Spring semester at Stranmillis begins
Stranmillis University College                               in January and ends in May. Fall semester runs August
                                                             through December.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Language of Instruction: English                             Housing: Students pay Stranmillis directly for housing.
                                                             Options available include on-campus accommodation or
Stranmillis University College is a college of Queen’s       off-campus apartments.
University Belfast. The campus is conveniently located
near the city center of Belfast in a conservation area       Food: There is no meal plan option available at Stranmil-
that features plenty of green space. You can learn more      lis. Dining facilities on campus offer a variety of snacks
about Stranmillis at www.stran.ac.uk.                        and hot and cold meal options for lunch.

Belfast is the largest urban area in Northern Ireland.       Program Fees
The signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has         This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
fueled a decade of incredible economic growth, devel-        are not covered in the program cost, but Stranmillis will
opment in the city center, and a substantial rise in the     help students arrange accommodations. Student fees are
number of tourists who visit the Belfast area. Today,        based on the cost of tuition at The University of Missis-
Belfast is a lively city that is home to tens of thousands   sippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition,
of college students, a thriving nightlife, and dozens of     international health insurance, and some program-spon-
sports teams and clubs – from football (soccer) and          sored excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Mis-
rugby to Gaelic hurling and cricket. You can learn more      sissippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
about Belfast at www.gotobelfast.com/.                       non-residents were charged $7484.

BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              Study Abroad Contact
Education                                                    Maury Breazeale
                                                             maury@olemiss.edu
                                                             662-915-1508
                                                             359 Martindale Student Services Center




Evening lights in Belfast,
photo courtesy of UM Study Abroad Advisor Maury Breazeale
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United Kingdom
University of Ulster
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Language of Instruction: English


The Belfast campus of University of Ulster is
one of four campuses that make up the university
system and also houses the sports facilities and dining
areas. You can learn more about Ulster at www.ulster.
ac.uk/.

Between the amazing historic landscapes and its amaz-
ing, quick-paced nightlife, Belfast is a town that appeals
                                                              Students in walkway of the Belfast campus
to every student. Explore the C.S. Lewis Trail or your
family history in the highlands and lowlands of Northern     Program Fees
Ireland. Get out of town and hike, bike, or ride through     This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
the Belfast Hills. You can learn more about Belfast at       are not covered in the program cost, but Ulster will
www.gotobelfast.com/.                                        help students arrange accommodations. Student fees
                                                             are based on the cost of tuition at the University of
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                              Mississippi plus Study Abroad fees and cover the cost
Accounting, biology, business, computer science, engi-       of tuition, international health insurance, and some
neering, criminology, dance, design, drama, economics,       program-sponsored excursions. For the academic year
English, history, hotel management, political science,       2008-2009, Mississippi residents were charged $3803
journalism, marketing, music, nursing, philosophy, psy-      per semester and non-residents were charged $7484.
chology, or sociology
                                                             Study Abroad Contact
Additional Program Information                               Maury Breazeale
 Dates of study: Spring semester at Ulster begins in         maury@olemiss.edu
January and ends in May. Fall semester runs                  662-915-1508
September through January.                                   359 Martindale Student Services Center
Housing: Students pay Ulster directly for housing.
Options available include on–campus or off–campus
housing.

        Food: Meal plans are available at the
           University of Ulster.




                                                                      Belfast campus students during orientation
86
                      Studen
                              ts in th
                                      e comp
                                              uter lab




  Student Johnny Moore works with a high
  powered microscope in the lab.




Student artist Emma McKeown
All photos courtesy of the University of Ulster




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Uruguay
Universidad Catolica de Uruguay                            Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is a port town on the
Montevideo, Uruguay                                        Rio Plata. The city is also the capital of Mercosur and
Language of Instruction: Spanish                           is mainly populated by European immigrants. It offers a
                                                           rich climate, clean air, and is surrounded by an uninter-
                                                           rupted stretch of white sandy beach. You can learn more
UCU is a great location for students who hope to improve   about Montevideo at www.turismo.gub.
their Spanish fluency or feel comfortable interacting in    uy/index.php?idioma=2.
Spanish-language classrooms with native speakers. To
prepare students for a semester in a new language, UCU
offers a 2-week, pre-semester intensive Spanish course.
You can learn more about the university at www.ucu.edu.
uy/.




88
BEST-FIT MAJORS                                         Program Fees
Students with a strong command of Spanish language      This is a TUITION-ONLY exchange. Room and board
can take courses in business administration, econom-    are not covered in the program cost, but UCU will help
ics, political science, engineering, or psychology.     students arrange accommodations. Student fees are based
                                                        on the cost of tuition at the University of Mississippi plus
Additional Program Information                          Study Abroad fees and cover the cost of tuition, inter-
Dates of study: Spring semester at UCU begins in        national health insurance, and some program-sponsored
February and ends in July. Fall semester runs August    excursions. For the academic year 2008-2009, Missis-
through December.                                       sippi residents were charged $3803 per semester and
                                                        non-residents were charged $7484.
Housing: Students pay UCU directly for housing.
Options available include housing with host families,   Study Abroad Contact
including 3 meals per day ($450-$650 per month).        Ruth Maron
                                                        rfmaron@olemiss.edu
Food: There is no meal plan option available at UCU.    662-915-1508
                                                        359 Martindale Student Services Center




                                                                   Ole Miss students in Uruguay, photo courtesy
                                                                   of UM Study Abroad Advisor Ruth Maron




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                                         Ole Miss students enjoy the local cuisine in Italy,
                                         photo courtesy of UM student Mary Gwen Lynch, 2008




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                                   AFFILIATES
         The University of Mississippi has approved affiliate programs in which students
may participate. Affiliate programs allow students to study at sites that may not be available
through exchanges. Some also offer unique programs that are tailored to particular academic
or career interests. UM students who study abroad through affiliate programs remain en-
rolled as University of Mississippi students while abroad and receive UM credit. They are
billed through their UM Bursar accounts, though the program price is not set at the cost of
UM tuition. The cost of an affiliate program usually runs between $11,000 and $23,000 per
semester. Federal and state aid, as well as some UM scholarships, can help defray the cost.
         Affiliates are selected because they fit the academic requirements of UM students.
Because of the University’s close relationship with the staff of these organizations, we pre-
fer their programs in particular locations or for particular majors to ensure that our students
get the highest quality experience abroad.

        Advantages: Program coordinators are on site to help students get accustomed to
their new environments; most programs are all-inclusive, meaning they provide food and
housing, excursions, and activities on top of the academic requirements.




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France
College International de Cannes
Cannes, France
Languages of Instruction: French
with some English

The College is a few minutes from the beaches of the
Riviera and a five-minute walk to the famous La Croi-
sette and port area of Cannes. Classes are small, and all
instructors are native French speakers. Students can earn
French credit at the 100 and 200 levels and take seminars    Students studying French at the College International de Cannes,
in English in the areas of international business and art    all photos courtesy of UM student Sarah Freeland, 2008
history. General courses taught in French are also avail-
able to upper-level students. More about the College can     General Information
be found at www.french-in-cannes.com/eng.htm.                The spring semester at the College runs January
                                                             through March. The fall semester begins in September
Cannes is known throughout the world as home of the          and ends in November. Students must register for a
annual film festival, but the city has much more than         minimum of 12 hours per semester while abroad.
cinema to offer. The Cote d’Azur region of France is
breathtakingly beautiful and full of both cultural and       This is not an exchange. Housing options include dor-
recreational opportunities. Short train rides can take you   mitory, apartment, or host family. A passport and visa
to activities ranging from hiking and snow skiing in the     are required for students studying in France.
nearby Alps to deep-sea diving in the Mediterranean.
More about Cannes can be found at www.cannes.fr/Fran-
cais/unefr.html.




                                                             French language students visited the Musee Matisse in the
                                                             nearby town of St. Tropez, while studying in Cannes.

                                                             Program Fees
                                                             Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Missis-
                                                             sippi tuition. The cost of the program varies depending
                                                             on the chosen housing option, and there is an additional
                                                             charge for UM Study Abroad fees. For the Fall 2008
                                                             semester, the cost was $7500. The cost INCLUDES
                                                             tuition, housing, some meals, program-sponsored
                                                             excursions, and international health insurance. The cost
                                                             DOES NOT INCLUDE the University of Mississippi
                                                             application fee, airfare, some meals, course materials,
                                                             personal spending money, or passport and visa fees.




92                                                           After class French students enjoy the beach at Cannes.
France
Universite Paul Valery
(University of Minnesota)
Montpellier, France
Language of Instruction: French

This program, facilitated by the University of Minneso-
ta, allows you to choose from a mix of special courses
with American and French students. Based at the Uni-
versite Paul Valery, you can learn about French culture
and gain language proficiency while enjoying southern
France. This program should be especially interesting
to French majors and minors, but also offers a begin-
ning program for students who are interested in taking
12 hours of French language abroad. More about the
program can be found at www.umabroad.umn.edu/
programs/EUROPE/montpellier/index.html.

Montpellier is one of the leading tourist destinations
in France. Located on the southern coast of France, it
is part of a crossroads on the Mediterranean. A stroll
through Montpellier will take you to medieval times       View of the Mediterranean from St. Tropez
with streets lined with 17th and 18th Century man-
sions and into new districts designed by contemporary     Program Fees
architects. More about Montpellier can be found at        Affiliate program prices are not linked to University
www.enjoy-montpellier.com/Web/Visiteurs_GB/index.         of Mississippi tuition. The cost of the program var-
asp?GroupeFiche=ExplorezMontpellier.                      ies depending on the chosen housing option, and there
                                                          is an additional charge for UM study abroad fees. For
General Information                                       the Fall 2008 semester, the cost was $10,950 (dorm),
The spring semester at UPV runs January through May.      $12,850 (apartment), or $13,800 (homestay). The cost
The fall semester begins in August and ends in Decem-     INCLUDES tuition, housing, some meals (depending
ber. Students must register for a minimum of 12 hours     on housing choice), program-sponsored excursions, and
per semester while abroad.                                international health insurance. The cost DOES NOT
                                                          INCLUDE the University of Mississippi application fee,
This is not an exchange. Housing options include dor-     airfare, some meals, course materials, personal spending
mitory, apartment, or host family. A passport and visa    money, or passport and visa fees.
are required for students studying in France.




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                                                                artists lived and worked. Picasso spent considerable
                                                                time in Antibes, now home to a museum of his work in
                                                                the 17th century Chateau Grimaldi. Matisse lived in the
                                                                village of Vence, which he bestowed with his famous
                                                                Chapelle de Saint-Marie du Rosaire. An extensive col-
                                                                lection of his work can be found in Nice. Marc Chagall
                                                                lived the latter part of his life on the Riviera, and there

Fine Art and Fine Dining
Sarah Freeland-Simonson, Sudy Abroad Student, 2008

     G lamorous beaches, couture shopping, glittering
discotheques, and the alluring story of Grace Kelly punc-
tuate most perceptions of the French Riviera, known in
French as the Cote d’Azur. Cannes is especially known
for its world- renowned film festival, held in May, and the
celebrities that descend upon it to soak up the sun and cel-
ebrate their art. To the west is Saint Tropez, bright and
synonymous with wealthy excess. To the east is Nice and
Monaco, both conjuring images of sunlit alleys and terra
cotta roofs alongside the ornate Monte Carlo Casino.            is a museum dedicated to him in Nice as well. A Renoir
         Beneath its slick exterior, however, the Cote d’Azur   Museum is located in his home of Cagnes-sur-Mer. The
is rich with the culture and history of Provence. A rela-       village of Saint Paul is teeming with art. Nestled in the
                                                                trees, hidden from view, is the Fondation Maeght that
                                                                houses a Miro labyrinth and garden. Stroll into town
                                                                to find La Colombe d’Or, a hotel and restaurant where
                                                                artists used to pay for meals and lodging with their art.
                                                                The extensive collection hangs on the walls, some of
                                                                it tacked up with nails. All of the Riviera villages and




tively quick train ride from Menton down the coast- line to
Cassis is breathtakingly beautiful and decorated with one
tiny village after another. The simple beauty and glowing
sunlight has served as the inspiration for hundreds of art-
ists who lived and worked on the coast. I spent most of my
time away from class exploring the villages where these
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towns are a quick train ride from Cannes and are easy to      competition, with the locals who were celebrating their na-
visit even in the afternoons after class.                     tional holiday.
   The proximity of Italy and the Mediterranean Sea has         Being immersed in the culture of France is an experience
greatly influenced the food of the Riveria. Fish, olives,      that can never be duplicated in a classroom. In four weeks
and pasta are all staples of this part of France.             of classes and travel I learned more than I ever could have
                                                              imagined. I spent 21 hours a week in class, which was
                                                              enough time to really learn the language yet left more than
                                                              enough time to experience the culture and travel to the sur-
                                                              rounding areas. France is even close enough to Italy and
                                                              Spain that a train ride to San Remo or Barcelona, could be
                                                              easily accomplished. Even while attending class and visit-
                                                              ing museums, however, there is also plenty of time left to
                                                              lounge on the beach, shop on La Croisette, and dance at
                                                              the discotheque.




Every town has at least one patisserie, or French pastry
shop, with its daily selections in neat rows behind a large
glass window. The pastries are so beautiful that they are
almost difficult to eat. Every day after a visit to the bou-
langerie and fromagerie – or bakery and cheese shop
– my friends and I would sit on the beach that stretched




in front of the College and picnic in the sand. One of
my favorite memories of Cannes was Bastille Day. My
friends and I sat on the beach with bread and cheese and
watched the yearly Festival du Pyrotechnic, or fireworks       All photos courtesy of Sarah Freeland-Simonson
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Greece
American College of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
Language of Instruction: English
ACT is a premier private university in Greece with a
student body made up of Greeks, Eastern Europeans,
and Greek Americans. Professors are primarily of Greek
descent but have taught in US universities and, there-
fore, most classes are set up in a style familiar to UM
students. Besides the general classroom structure, ACT
also incorporates many extracurricular and campus-based        This is not an exchange. Students are primarily housed
activities for degree-seeking and visiting students, includ-   off campus in student-shared rooms in an ACT dormi-
ing boating, exploring the Greek Isles, and seeing Greek       tory. A passport is required for students studying in
history firsthand. More about ACT can be found at www.          Greece.
act.edu/study_abroad.jsp.
                                                               Program Fees
Thessaloniki is a mid-sized town on the interior coast         Affiliate program prices are not linked to University
of Greece, close to some of the best beaches in Europe.        of Mississippi tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester,
Within Greece it is known as a college town as it serves       the cost was $10,400. The cost INCLUDES tuition,
as home to four universities. The college students and         housing, deposit, program-sponsored excursions, ACT
coastal environment bring a young vibe to this historical-     orientation and study abroad fees, and international
ly important city. More about Thessaloniki can be found        health insurance. The cost DOES NOT INCLUDE the
at www.visitgreece.gr/?langID=2.                               University of Mississippi application fee, airfare, some
                                                               meals, course materials, personal spending money, or
General Information                                            passport     and visa fees.
The spring semester at ACT runs February
through June. The fall semester begins in
September and ends in December. Students
must register for a minimum of 12 hours
per semester while at ACT.




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Italy
The Umbra Institute
Perugia, Italy
Language of Instruction: English and
Italian
The Umbra Institute was founded in 1999 in Perugia,
Italy, as a center for higher education offering academic
programs for students of US colleges and universities.
Today, the Institute maintains two locations in Perugia,
offers a wide array of courses, and hosts nearly 600
students from more than 100 North American colleges
and universities annually, including Italian students
from the local Universita’degli Studi di Perugia. More      and ends in December. Students must register for a mini-
about the Umbra Institute can be found online at www.       mum of 12 hours per semester while abroad.
umbra-institute.com/.
                                                            This is not an exchange. Housing options include apart-
Perugia’s fine art, ancient Etruscan history, and jazzy      ment or homestay. A passport and visa are required for
flare make for a fabulous getaway year-round. Cen-           students studying in Italy.
trally located in Umbria, the city provides a great base
for day trips to other picturesque towns in the region      Program Fees
such as Assisi, Orvieto, and Spoleto. With Tuscany just     Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Mississippi
a short distance away, travelers may conveniently visit     tuition. The cost of the program varies depending on the
Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, or the famous Cor-          chosen housing option, and there is an additional charge
tona, a charming town featured in the movie Under the       for UM Study Abroad fees. For the Fall 2008 semes-
Tuscan Sun. More about Perugia can be found online at       ter the cost was $12,030. The cost INCLUDES tuition,
www.perugiaonline.com/.                                     housing, some meals, program-sponsored excursions,
                                                            and international health insurance. The cost DOES NOT
General Information                                         INCLUDE the University of Mississippi application fee,
The spring semester at the Umbra Institute runs January     airfare, some meals, course materials, personal spending
through April. The fall semester begins in September        money, or passport and visa fees.




Italian musician, photo courtesy of UM student
Alexia Moerman, 2007
The Italian coast line along the Mediterranean Sea,
photo courtesy of UM student Chris Tatum
Ancient Greek ruins, photo courtesy of UM
professor Dr. Natalie Schroeder, 2007                                                                               97
Mexico
Inter-American University
Studies Institute
Queretaro, Mexico
Language of Instruction: Spanish

The UM partnership with the Inter-American University
Studies Institute offers students the chance to improve
their Spanish as well as their intercultural communica-
tion. Students are also given the opportunity to volunteer
in after-school programs and learn from experienced
instructors and distinguished professors. More about the
                                                               A young Mexican musician, photo courtesy of
IUSI program can be found at www.iusi.org/programs/
                                                               UM student Ellen Steele
undergraduate/.

Queretaro is a modern, safe, and dynamic city of one
million, located 130 miles northwest of Mexico City. The
city is a perfect place to experience the culture, sights,
sounds, tastes, and warmth of Mexico and its people.
More about Queretaro can be found at www.mexperience.
com/guide/colonial/queretaro.htm.

General Information
The spring semester in Queretaro runs January through
April. The fall semester begins in August and ends in
December. Students must register for a minimum of 12
hours per semester while abroad.

This is not an exchange. Housing is arranged with Mexi-
can host families. A passport is required for students
studying in Mexico.

Program Fees
Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Missis-
sippi tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester, the cost to study
in Queretaro was $9104. This cost INCLUDES tuition,
housing, some meals, program-sponsored excursions,
and international health insurance. The cost DOES
NOT INCLUDE the University of Mississippi applica-
tion fee, airfare, some meals, course materials, personal
spending money, or passport and visa fees.




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New Zealand
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Language of Instruction: English
The University of Auckland was founded in 1883. As
one of New Zealand’s oldest, largest, and most pres-
tigious universities, the University of Auckland has a
proud heritage. Its mission is to be an internationally rec-
ognized, research-led university known for the excellence
of its teaching, research, and service to its local, national,
and international communities. The university offers
courses in business, social sciences, English, and various
other disciplines. More information about the University         Auckland harbor, New Zeland
of Auckland can be found online at www.auckland.ac.nz/.

New Zealand is landscapes and farms, big cities and              This is not an exchange. Housing options include apart-
small towns, and all the things in between. A nature             ment or dormitory. A passport and visa are required for
lover’s paradise, the two islands that make up this small        students studying in New Zealand.
nation offer plenty of rock climbing, camping, and water
sport sites. The South Island is a don’t-miss, as is a walk      Program Fees
through Hobbiton in Matamata. More information about             Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Missis-
New Zealand can be found at www.newzealand.com/                  sippi tuition. The cost of the program varies depending
travel/northamerica/.                                            on the chosen housing option and there is an additional
                                                                 charge for UM Study Abroad Fees. For the Fall 2008
General Information                                              semester the cost was $13,500-$15,000. The cost
The spring semester at the University of Auckland runs           INCLUDES tuition, housing, some meals, program-
February through June. The fall semester begins in July          sponsored excursions, and international health insur-
and ends in November. Students must register for a mini-         ance. The cost DOES NOT INCLUDE the University
mum of 12 hours per                                              of Mississippi application fee, airfare, some meals,
semester while abroad.                                           course materials, personal spending money, or passport
                                                                 and visa fees.




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Hobbiton, New Zealand, photos courtesy of UM Study
Abroad Advisor Vanessa Cook
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Russian landscapes, photos courtesy of
Tatiana Cipkowski, a visitor to The University of
Mississippi from Russia, 2008

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Russia
American Councils for International
Education
Moscow, Russia
Languages of Instruction: Russian with
some English

The UM partnership with American Councils provides
students the opportunity to study at Moscow Interna-
tional University. MIU was the first accredited private
university in the post-Soviet Russian Federation and
specializes in foreign languages, economics, finance,
management, ecology, and sociology. More about the
Moscow program can be found at www.acrussiaabroad.
org/pbRLASP.php.

Some of the most valuable historical and architectural
monuments of world importance find their home in
Moscow, so it’s no wonder that for hundreds of years
Moscow has been the center of Russian national cul-

                                                         Ole Miss student Dustin Bankston


                                                         ture. But history isn’t all you’ll see in Moscow. The last
                                                         two decades have also brought skyscrapers, electronic
                                                         billboards, and a flourishing business sector that rival the
                                                         sights of New York City or London. More about Mos-
                                                         cow can be found at www.moscow-city.ru/.

                                                         General Information
                                                         The spring semester in Moscow runs January through
                                                         May. The fall semester begins in August and ends in
                                                         December. Students must register for a minimum of 12
                                                         hours per semester while abroad and are required to have
                                                         completed two years of Russian language study at the
                                                         college level.

                                                         This is not an exchange. Housing is arranged with Rus-
                                                         sian host families or in university dormitories. A passport
                                                         and visa are required for students studying in Russia.

                                                         Program Fees
                                                         Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Mississippi
                                                         tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester, the cost to study in
                                                         Moscow was $18,750. This cost INCLUDES tuition,
                                                         international airfare, housing, most meals, program-spon-
                                                         sored excursions, visa fees, and international health insur-
                                                         ance. The cost DOES NOT INCLUDE the University of
                                                         Mississippi application fee, course materials, some meals,
Moscow, Russia                                           personal spending money, or passport fees.
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Spain
Barcelona Center for Education Abroad
Barcelona, Spain
Languages of Instruction: English and
Spanish
The Barcelona Center for Education Abroad (BCEA) is
just the right size for a diverse but not over-crowded pro-
gram in Spain. Classes are small and diverse, including
courses taught in English and in the areas of business,
art history, political science, creative writing, and studio
art. Language, literature, culture, and society are just
a few of the classes taught in Spanish. More about the
Barcelona Center can be found at www.barcelonacenter.
org/index.php.



                                                               Ole Miss students in Barcelona, photo courtesy of UM
                                                               student Alex Bucaciuc




104                          Street dance in Barcelona, photo courtesy of UM student Alex Bucaciuc
Simply put, Barcelona is an incredible destination for   This is not an exchange. Housing options include apart-
studying and living. In a privileged position on the     ments shared with other BCEA students, apartments
southeastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the      shared with international students, or homestays. Meals
shores of the Mediterranean (near France), Barcelona     are included in the program for an additional fee for
is the second largest city in Spain in both size and     students living with host families. A passport and visa are
population. There are two official languages spoken in    required for students studying in Spain.
Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Cata-
lonia, and Castilian Spanish. The city of Barcelona      Program Fees
has a population of 1.5 million, but this number soars   Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Missis-
to more than 3 million if the outlying areas are also    sippi tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester the cost to study
included. More about Barcelona can be found at www.      in Barcelona was $12,828. The cost INCLUDES tuition,
okspain.org.                                             housing, program-sponsored excursions, and internation-
                                                         al health insurance. The cost DOES NOT INCLUDE the
General Information                                      University of Mississippi application fee, airfare, meals,
The spring semester at the Barcelona Center runs Janu-   course materials, personal spending money, or passport
ary through May. The fall semester begins in Septem-     and visa fees.
ber and ends in December. Students must register for a
minimum of 12 hours per semester while abroad.




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Spain
Universidad de Deusto
Bilbao, Spain
Language of Instruction: Spanish

Located opposite the Guggenheim-Bilbao Museum, the
Universidad de Deusto’s architecture reflects the beauty
of old Spain while within its walls resides the best of
modern technology. Each year the university welcomes
students from all over the world not only to study Span-
ish, but also to immerse themselves in the rich heritage
of the Basque and Spanish people. Semester course of-
ferings include either the Spanish Language and Cul-
ture track or the Business, International Relations, and
Spanish track. More about Universidad de Deusto can be
found at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Deusto.

Bilbao is a cosmopolitan city of 400,000 located in the    Students after class at the Universidad de Deusto
Basque Autonomous Community on the northern coast          General Information
of Spain. The city is home to both historic and modern,    The spring semester at Deusto runs January through
dynamic centers and a rich Basque food culture. More       May. The fall semester begins in September and ends
about Bilbao can be found at www.bilbao.net/WebBilba-      in December. Students must register for a minimum of
onet/home_i.jsp?idioma=i.                                  12 hours per semester while abroad, 9 of which must
                                                           be Spanish language course work. Most students are
                                                           able to earn an average of 15 hours per semester.




                                                                Bilbao Bridge crosses to the university’s campus
                                                                Deusto rowing team at practice near the bridge
                                                                All campus photos courtesy of Universidad de Deusto




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This is not an exchange. The Deusto International Of-      This cost INCLUDES tuition, housing, some meals,
fice staff will help students arrange accommodations in     program-sponsored excursions, and international health
a residence hall, shared apartment, or with a family. A    insurance. The cost DOES NOT INCLUDE the Univer-
passport and visa are required for students studying in    sity of Mississippi application fee, airfare, some meals,
Spain.                                                     course materials, personal spending money, or passport
                                                           and visa fees.
Program Fees
Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Mis-
sissippi tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester the cost to
study in Bilbao was approximately $11,500.




                                                           Background photo of high-tech environment restaurant in
                                                           Bilbao near the museum




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Spain
University of Valencia                                     A coastal city of more than 800,000 on the Mediter-
                                                           ranean, Valencia is surrounded by immaculate beaches
Valencia, Spain                                            and filled with monuments testifying to its Roman,
Languages of Instruction: English and                      Visigoth, and Arab ancestry. The mild climate and
Spanish                                                    dynamic cultural activities attract Europeans and stu-
                                                           dents alike. More about Valencia can be found at www.
The UM partnership with UVA provides students the          virginia.edu/span-ital-port valencia/location.htm.
opportunity to take Spanish language and culture courses
abroad. The program also facilitates relationships with
native Spanish speakers through Intercambio language
partners. More about the Valencia program can be found
at www.virginia.edu/span-ital-port/valencia/.




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General Information                                                    oto courtesy
The spring semester in Valencia runs January       Artis t at work, ph
through May. The fall semester begins in September
and ends in December. Students must register for
a minimum of 12 hours per semester while abroad.

This is not an exchange. Housing is arranged with
Spanish host families. A passport and visa are re-
quired for students studying in Spain.

Program Fees
Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Mis-
sissippi tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester the cost to
study in Valencia was $13,710. This cost INCLUDES
tuition, airfare from New York to Madrid, housing,
some meals, program-sponsored excursions, and
international health insurance. The cost DOES NOT
INCLUDE the University of Mississippi application
fee, course materials, some meals, personal
spending money, or passport and visa fees.




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L’Hemisferic is an IMAX cinema where everyone lies almost horizontally on the floor to watch a wide range
of 3D films, photo courtesy of UM student Alex Bucaciuc
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United Kingdom
The UM-London Center
London, England
Language of Instruction: English

The University of Mississippi London Center is located
in the Center for Academic Programs Abroad offices on
Cromwell Road. This location puts students only a few
blocks from the Gloucester Road Tube and minutes away
from Kensington Palace and Gardens, the Natural His-
tory Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and
Albert Museum. Taught by British faculty from various
institutions of higher learning in London, courses are
offered in a variety of disciplines including art history,
business, criminal justice, education, history, literature,
politics, and theater. Optional internships with British
organizations and businesses are offered to students inter-
ested in gaining valuable work experience in their desired
fields. More about the UM-London Center can be found
at www.olemiss.edu/abroad.

London is one of the most vibrant, artistic, and cultural     Ole Miss students Rhea Miner and Nicole Wathen in
cities in the world. It is also one of the most ethnically    front of West Abbey, photo courtesy of Nicole Walters, 2008
diverse capital cities in the world, featuring food, music,
and businesses from many cultures. The city never stops,
with something to do every day and all night long. More
about London can be found at www.visitlondon.com/.

General Information
The spring semester in London runs January through
April. The fall semester begins in August and ends in
December. Students must register for a minimum of 12
hours per semester while abroad.

This is not an exchange. Housing options include flat or
host family. A passport is required for students studying
in England.

Program Fees
Affiliate prices are not linked to University of Mississippi
tuition. For the Fall 2008 semester, the cost was $13,249.
The cost INCLUDES tuition, housing, some meals, tube
pass, program-sponsored excursions, and international
health insurance. The cost DOES NOT INCLUDE the
University of Mississippi application fee, airfare, course
materials, personal spending money, or passport and visa
fees.

Big Ben, photo courtesy of UM instructor Jennifer Angle


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Winter night in London,
photo courtesy of UM student
Leslie John Ray, 2008




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                               Ole Miss students attend a performance
                               of “Woman in Black,” photo courtesy of
                               UM student Nicole Wathen, 2008




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Prague, photo courtesy of Megan Tussey, 2008




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                        PARTNERS

The following partners offer programs in many countries throughout the
world. Most of their programs are approved for UM students who would
  like to study abroad for a semester, summer, or winter. There is an
             additional fee applied to all partner programs.




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PARTNERS
AustraLearn                                                   CET Academic Programs Abroad
AustraLearn provides university students with study           CET works with the University of Mississippi to
abroad opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, and the       provide programs for UM students in China. There are
South Pacific. Students may participate in a semester or       four options available, the most popular being the C.V.
year abroad at one of more than 30 major universities.        Starr-Middlebury School in China. This program is tar-
There are also opportunities to participate in a high-qual-   geted at advanced learners of Mandarin Chinese. There
ity internship in Australia or New Zealand, or a January      are also programs available for learners with lower
term or summer abroad program. More information about         language proficiency. Each program maintains CET’s
AustraLearn’s programs can be found at                        traditional emphasis on rigorous curriculum, creative
www.australearn.org/.                                         programming, and immersion into Chinese local life.
                                                              More information about CET’s programs can be found
The Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia                    at www.cetacademicprograms.com.
University
The Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University         Council of International Educational Exchange
was established in the belief that a study abroad expe-       (CIEE)
rience is fundamental to a liberal arts education and         Join students from a consortium of more than 170
enhances an individual’s ability to live in a global soci-    member institutions to learn in study centers or through
ety. Committed to providing high-quality, academically        direct university enrollment in one of 49 programs
sound, and experientially rich study abroad programs,         offered in 24 countries. CIEE has earned a reputation
the Center provides broad and supportive services to a        for offering carefully designed, high-quality academic
wide range of students and institutions. More information     programs, and excellent support services that assure
about Arcadia’s programs can be found at www.arcadia.         students a totally integrated, well-rounded study abroad
edu/cea/.                                                     experience. More information about CIEE’s programs
                                                              can be found at www.ciee.org

                                                              Institute for International Education of
                                                              Students (IES)
                                                              For more than 53 years, the Institute for the Interna-
                                                              tional Education of Students has been building quality
                                                              study abroad programs and introducing students to new
                                                              places, studies, and ways of thinking about others and
                                                              themselves. IES is a global, non-profit educational or-
                                                              ganization with programs in 22 cities throughout Asia,
                                                              Australia, Europe, and South America. More informa-
                                                              tion about IES’s programs can be found at
                                                              www.iesabroad.org/.

                                                              Ole Miss students look out across the rooftops of Florence,
                                                              Italy, photo courtesy of UM student Alex Bucaciuc




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International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)               School for International Training (SIT)
ISEP is a worldwide network for international educa-        The mission of SIT is to prepare students to be intercul-
tion consisting of 245 member institutions in the United    turally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. SIT
States and more than 35 other countries, including          fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organi-
Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the        zations committed to responsible global citizenship. To
South Pacific. Costs for ISEP are linked to University       fulfill this mission, SIT sponsors field-based academic
of Mississippi tuition. More information about ISEP’s       study abroad programs. Students typically live with host
programs can be found at www.isep.org/.                     families and incorporate their daily community activities
                                                            into their academic program. More about SIT’s programs
Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University             can be found at www.sit.edu/.
(IFSA-Butler)
The Institute for Study Abroad is a non-profit institute     Study Abroad Italy (SAI)
founded at Butler University that provides high qual-       Founded in 1995, Study Abroad Italy offers U.S. and
ity overseas opportunities in addition to academic          international college students the finest English-speaking
and personal support services for qualified American         programs available in Italy with a varied and extensive
undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through      curriculum for students arriving from many different na-
study abroad. Placement in overseas universities is         tions. With main offices in California, SAI is the primary
done with the hope of preparing students to become          enrolling office for six Italian schools, handling admis-
active and responsible global citizens. More informa-       sions and course registration, offering housing accommo-
tion about Butler’s programs can be found at www.           dation, advising on visa and travel arrangements, as well
ifsa-butler.org.                                            as providing important general information. More about
                                                            SAI’s programs can be found at www.studyabroad-italy.
Lexia Study Abroad Programs                                 com.
Lexia’s goal is to teach students the skills they need to
academically engage in the local culture, including how
to communicate effectively in another language, how
to understand different histories and values, and how
to conduct rigorous and independent
research, analysis, and
writing. More about Lexia’s
programs can be found
at www.lexiaintl.org/.




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