University of East Anglia
     School of American Studies

                              CONTACT DETAILS

  Your School will use your UEA email address for all correspondence, both before
  you leave for the Year Abroad and when you are abroad. Please make sure you
  always log onto your account regularly. It would greatly assist us if you could
  set up your account so that, in the sender’s column, you are identified by your
  name and not your UEA number. Below is the website for the year abroad with
  the past guides as well as the up to date 2008/9 guide, visa information,
  dissertation proposal form along with the autumn semester transcript form.

     Director of the Year Abroad           Room A1.22
         Prof Chris Bigsby        

     Senior Administrator                  Room A0.55
        Michele Pavey             

     Senior Administrative Assistant       Room A0.50
        Sheryl Colk               

     Film and Television studies           Room A1.56
         Prof Diane Negra         

     Study Abroad and Exchange             International Office, Registry
         Sally Ward               

GUIDE TO THE YEAR ABROAD, 2008-2009, was printed in October 2007. The
  University of East Anglia reserves the right to make changes and revisions.

                   YEAR ABROAD GUIDE - INDEX

SUBJECT                                                     PAGE

Preparing to go abroad: your Year 2 Calendar                 4

Eligibility for the Year Abroad Programme

Choosing your University/College

Filling in the Application Forms

Applying for your Visa                                      10-15

Requirements for Study whilst in the USA/Canada/Australia

The Dissertation                                             17

List of Year Abroad Universities with websites              18-20

List of Year Abroad Students 2007/08 (current 4th years)    21-22
List of Year Abroad Students 2006/07 (currently abroad)     23-24
List of Year Abroad Universities for 2008-09 with
agreements regarding Tuition, Room and Board costs          25-26

Sample costs of the Year Abroad                             26-28


AUTUMN SEMESTER                                            TIMING
October 24th                                                Week 5
Briefing meeting to discuss your Year Abroad                 24th
It is vital that you attend this meeting.                   October
  University Application forms will be distributed.
  4th Year students will also talk about the experience.
You should research the Year Abroad universities and
make informed choices about where you would like to        Weeks 3-7
study (details on Page 6-7).
November 14th:
Deadline for the return of your preference and consent      Week 8
form with list of FIVE Year Abroad Universities.           Nov. 14th
You will be emailed the allocation of your Year Abroad
university. The list will also be posted on the            Week 12
noticeboard outside room 0.50.

SPRING SEMESTER                                            TIMING
Application forms and information requests start to         Week 1
arrive from the Year Abroad universities (details on        onwards
Pages 8-9).
Visas application and information talk will be held         Week 4
February/March 2008 details to follow (visa information     onwards
on pages 10-14)
Dissertation Seminar to discuss planning and               Week 11
researching the dissertation.


                             Please read this carefully
   Academic Performance: You must maintain an overall mark of at least 40% in each
    of the units you take in years 1 and 2; the required 40% in each unit can only be on a
    first attempt basis. You must also achieve an aggregate mark of at least 55% at
    both the year 1 and year 2 Assessment Boards. Failure to do so will result in your
    being transferred out of the Year Abroad Programme. Borderline candidates will be
    decided at the discretion of the Director of the Year Abroad.
    Please maintain contact with the Senior Administrator if you are in any doubt about
    your academic status.

    N.B. 1 The Assessment Board for the Spring Semester meets at the end of June. If
    you fail to meet the standards outlined above, you will be transferred out of the
    Year Abroad Programme at this time.
    N.B. 2 It is not possible for students to enter reassessment to improve their grades
    if they have met the Stage requirements of pass marks of 40% in 80 credits and an
    overall average of 40% for the year.

   Extenuating Circumstances: Factors (personal or medical) that are affecting your
    ability to maintain your academic performance at UEA should be brought to the
    attention of your Adviser who will make these available to the Board of Examiners
    for consideration (see Undergraduate Student Handbook for further details).
    Should there be reason for concern over your ability to perform academically whilst
    abroad, you must contact the Senior Administrator immediately.

   Academic Misconduct. Should you be found guilty of infringement of the academic
    code of conduct, including but not limited to plagiarism, collusion, or cheating, you
    may be required to transfer from the Year Abroad Programme.

Please be advised that we reserve the right to transfer any student out of the
year abroad programme who fails to meet the above requirements.

The University has a primary obligation to its students, but the University also has an
important secondary obligation to the Year Abroad universities with whom we have
long-standing Year Abroad agreements. In order to respect these obligations and to
ensure that you are able to complete the programme, if you have any circumstances
which have affected your academic performance in the past and/or may affect
your academic performance in the future [e.g. dyslexia, depression] you MUST
outline these on your University Preference and Consent form.



     Attend the Briefing Meeting, where the Director of the Year Abroad (Prof.
      Chris Bigsby) will take you through the process of choosing and applying to the
      Year Abroad universities.

     Consult the comprehensive library of Year Abroad university and college
      catalogues in Room 0.50.

     Read the debrief forms from past students, available in Room 0.50. These give
      a ‘student-oriented' viewpoint of each university and college and are extremely

     Contact students who have attended the universities/colleges you are
      considering, who each have invaluable insights into their institution from the
      point of view of somebody who has been there:

          Last year’s Year Abroad students who are currently in their 4th year of study
           and back at UEA (email list on pages 21-22).

          This year’s Year Abroad students who are currently abroad (email list on
           pages 23-24).


  This introduces the possibility of another comparative dimension to your degree.
  Australia, after all, was also a settlement society, with an indigenous population. It
  views the United States from a Pacific Rim vantage point. For those in a literary
  major, courses on post-colonial literature (including, of course, Australian
  literature) would be relevant. This scheme is available to those taking their year
  abroad in 2008-09. Those wishing to go to Australia will fill in a second preference
  form on which they will be asked to present their reasons for wanting to go to


       FINANCE              When choosing your five US, Australian and Canadian
        universities, the first thing you should consider is how much it will cost and what
        you can afford. The cost of living is higher in some states (particularly California)
        and the Reciprocal Year Abroad Agreements vary considerably. A full list of
        these can be found on pages 25-26 to assist you with assessing your financial
        obligations for this potentially expensive year. A general guide to accommodation
        expenses (a vital component of your costs) can be found on page 27.

       ACADEMIC           Do the universities/colleges you are considering run units that
        match your course at UEA (ie Film, Politics, History, Literature)? Do they run
        other, quite different units, which might influence your choice (eg Languages,
        Journalism, Oral History, Film Making etc)? Please consult the course catalogues
        (Room 0.50) and websites (list on page 18-20). [This is particularly relevant for
        FAS students, as not all Year Abroad universities have film departments.]

        Some universities specialise in certain areas of American studies, so AHP
        students might consider places such as Georgetown University, and FAS students
        might look at Temple, Occidental, San Francisco State University. This is not a
        hard and fast rule, but something to bear in mind.

       TYPE OF INSTITUTION             Year Abroad institutions vary enormously in size.
        Universities have graduate departments and some enrol over 20,000 students.
        Colleges focus on undergraduate teaching and tend to be much smaller. Think
        about which type of institution will best suit you.

       LOCATION Consider the size of the town or city where the university is
        situated. Do you want the hustle and bustle of big city life or do you want a
        quieter and more localised feel? Do you have specific travel plans? Remember
        the scale of the continent and go for somewhere close to where you want to


   Your first choice is by no means guaranteed. When filling in your University
    Preference and Consent Form, please make sure that you would be willing to go to
    any of your 5 choices of university/college.            Occasionally, after careful
    consideration and discussion with you, we ask that you attend a university/college
    you have not listed. It is helpful if you list any universities/colleges to which you
    would definitely NOT want to go.

   If there is high demand for particular institutions, students who have achieved the
    highest marks will be given preference.


These forms will be handed out at the briefing meeting in week 5, please note that you
must sign the consent form before we can process your application.

        Please return the consent form to Room 0.50 by this date:

             Wednesday, November 14th, 2007.


   The forms and information required by the US, Australian and Canadian universities
    vary enormously and you should take care to provide all the requisite information.

    Please note: The Undergraduate Programmes Office does NOT keep a copy of your
    completed form, so make sure you retain a copy for future reference.

   Be prepared to produce a Personal Statement as many of the Year Abroad
    universities require one. It is generally just a short essay outlining your reasons for
    wanting to study abroad, your personal and academic interests, etc.

   Include a copy of the information page of your passport.

   If you hold a valid US passport, currently you do not have to complete a financial
    guarantee or apply for a visa. However, you should DEFINITELY include a copy of
    this with your application.

   All Year Abroad universities require financial documentation stating that you have
    sufficient funds to live abroad for a year. This is extremely important information
    as it is essentially part of your visa application. Exactly what is required varies
    among institutions, but in most cases it is either a bank statement or a letter from
    the bank (or your parents' bank) stating that you have sufficient available funds.
    Your parents must provide a letter explicitly naming you, and stating that these
    funds will be available to you during your year abroad. You can also use past Student
    Loan Statements, so make sure you keep these from this year. This financial
    information is also a requirement for your Visa Application (see page 10). If you
    still have difficulty meeting your financial guarantee, you can also use the financial
    resources of anyone (grandparents, family friends and, in theory, total strangers)
    who are prepared to provide a bank statement and supporting letter. In such
    situations where you have to approach people with whom there may be some
    awkwardness, we would suggest that you make an early approach and explain that
    while you need this support to gain entry to the US, Australia and Canada, you will
    NEVER draw on these funds. Documentation which is generally not acceptable are
    those which fluctuate with circumstance or are not readily available. The most
    obvious one is stocks and shares or using your parents’ house as collateral. Cash flow
    and overdraft facilities are equally not acceptable. Please note that the information
    for room and board costs on pages 26-28 will be lower than the required financial
    guarantee. The exact sum will be provided by your host institution. However, as a
    bench mark you should inflate the figures given by around 20% (this would include
    other additional costs such as local transportation, and an estimated 10% increase in
    room and board costs for 2008-2009).

   Most places will also ask for an Academic Reference. We will ask your Adviser to
    provide this so it can be sent with your completed application forms.

   Please return your completed forms and any other required information, to Room
    0.50 by the deadline stated on the covering memo (deadlines will vary, so be
    alert!!). The form will be sent to the Year Abroad university from the UEA
    International Office, with your academic reference and marks statement.

   It is very important that you meet all the deadlines to ensure that your application
    arrives at your Year Abroad university on time. Failure to meet the deadline may
    result in the loss of your place. Subsequently, you must adhere to all deadlines set
    by your Year Abroad university for the return of any additional forms. Since we deal
    with such a range of Year Abroad partners, whose administrative systems and
    attitudes vary enormously, you MUST NOT presume that they will be flexible or
    sympathetic to forms being returned after a deadline has been missed. For
    example, certain Year Abroad partners have been quite explicit that if a UEA
    student misses the housing deadline, they will NOT get university accommodation.

For students applying for visas in the United Kingdom (London Embassy or Belfast

Dear Student,
In May/June, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (also known as an I-20 or a DS-
2019), which will allow you to apply for your visa at the U.S. Embassy (London) or
Consulate (Belfast). Please read through the following notes as well as the US Embassy
website: (under section ‘Exchange
Visitor’ –if you have a DS-2019 – or under ‘Student’ – if you have an I-20) very carefully
to ensure your application is successful.

Obtaining a Visa in the UK Note: The Certificate of Eligibility is as important
as the visa stamp in your passport, which is only valid for entry to the U.S.A.
Once in the U.S.A., the I-20 or DS-2019 demonstrates your eligibility to be
there. However, both documents (the I-20 or DS-2019 and your visa) are
required for entry to the U.S. Do not leave your I-20 or DS-2019 at home.
Students who receive an I-20 will be applying for an F-1 visa and students who
receive a DS-2019 will be applying for a J-1 visa. The nature of your visa (F-1 or
J-1) is determined by your US institution.

The application process for an F-1 or J-1 visa comprises the following stages:

       1. Complete the DS-156 form online, then download and complete by hand the
          other application forms as listed below from the U.S. Embassy website
       2. Call to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy. At this stage you will also
          pay your application MRV fee over the phone.
       3. Pay the SEVIS application fee
       4. Attend an interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate (in London or Belfast)

Further details of each of these steps are as follows:

1. Complete the necessary visa application forms from the US Embassy website
You need to complete the following documents:

      i)    DS-156: Non immigrant visa application (all applicants)
      (Go to & complete this
      form on-line. Once you have reviewed the information you have entered in the
      various fields on this form, press the continue button at the end of the form.
      Wait while the system processes your data and transfers it to a 3 page DS-156
      form with a special bar code on the third page. Print the form after it is
      returned to you and then sign and date it.

      ii)   DS -157: Supplemental Non-immigrant visa application (download &
      complete this form by hand ONLY if you are a MALE applicant aged 16-45 –

      iii)   DS-158: Contact Information and Work History for Non-immigrant Visa
      Applicant (all applicants need to download and complete this form) ).

Take your time completing the documents. It is essential you complete them
correctly or it will delay your application. For further information, please refer to
the U.S. Embassy website.

2. Make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy. Call 09042-450-100 (calls cost
£1.20/min from BT landlines – charges may vary from mobiles or other networks).
The line is open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm & Saturday from 9am – 4pm. The
service is not available on UK public holidays and you may have to call from a
landline, as this number is inaccessible to some mobiles. When calling to set up
your visa appointment, you will need to provide the operator with the following
   a. Name
   b. Date of birth
   c. Nationality
   d. Passport number and expiry date
   e. Contact telephone number
   f. Where you would like your appointment (US Embassy in London or the U.S.
       Consulate in Belfast)
   g. An email address. The appointment letter and receipt for payment of the MRV
       application fee are sent by email. If you do not have an email account in your
       name, you may elect a third party to receive the information on your behalf.
       However, you must be in possession of the appointment confirmation letter and
       MRV application fee receipt on the day of the appointment, otherwise, you will
       not be admitted into the Embassy.
   h. Your credit or debit card details to pay the visa MRV application fee. The MRV
       application fee is currently $100.00 (approx £51.00). For further details, please
       see .
   i. Information on the type of visa for which you are applying. You must also be able
       to confirm to the operator that you are in possession of the documents required
       to apply for the visa; i.e. an I-20, DS-2019. BEFORE calling for a visa
       appointment, you must be in possession of your I-20 or DS-2019.

3. Pay the SEVIS application fee

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a U.S.
government system that manages data and application processes for F-1 and
J-1 international students studying in the U.S.A. As an international student,
you are required to pay a one-time fee of $100 to the U.S. government
before you obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa. The SEVIS fee is in addition to the
visa MRV application fee. Please note that the SEVIS fee must be paid at
least 3 business days prior to your visa appointment and cannot be paid at a
U.S. Consulate or at a U.S. port of entry. Citizens of Canada and certain
islands exempt from visa requirements must also pay the SEVIS fee at least 3
business days before entering the U.S. at a U.S. port of entry.

To pay your SEVIS fee, go to and click on the
File form I-901 online’. Click on ‘Proceed to I-901 form and payment’. You must
have your I-20 or DS-2019 with you in order to complete all the information
requested. Complete the online form I-901 as instructed, entering your name
exactly as it appears on your I-20 or DS-2019. Online payment should then be
made using Visa, Mastercard or American Express and you will need to be able to
print a receipt immediately after you have submitted your SEVIS form and
payment. Print the online receipt after completing the payment form and make
extra copies of this receipt. You should keep your receipt for your entire period of
study in the U.S. and also carry the receipt with you during any future travel to
the U.S.

4. Attend your U.S. Embassy / Consulate interview

Confirmation of Appointment

You will receive written confirmation of the date and time of the scheduled
appointment and the receipt for the MRV application. You must bring the Non-
immigrant Visa Interview Confirmation letter and MRV Fee receipt with you for
presentation to the security guards at the gate. Check the date and time. Although the
Embassy advises that you do not take along any mobile phones or any electronic devices
(such as blackberries, IPods, or PDAs) nor large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or
packages as they are not allowed within the Embassy, the Embassy does have a
luggage/hat check like area which allows you to leave items while you are attending your
appointment and then retrieve them items later.

Please note that if you attend an interview in Belfast and are travelling by plane,
you will need to take additional photo ID for your return plane journey.

In addition, on the day of your interview, a set of your fingerprints will be
electronically scanned. If you have a cut or blister on any of your fingers or thumbs,
your application will not be processed. You will be required to reschedule an
appointment for a later date.

Please ensure you take the following:

   o The written confirmation of Visa interview date and time plus MRV
     application fee receipt documents.

   o Current passport (with at least one blank page), which is valid until at least
     six months after the end of your academic programme in the U.S.A.

   o Completed forms DS-156 (DS-157 if applicable) and DS-158

   o Signed and dated I-20 or DS-2019 Form

   o One photo that complies with US Embassy requirements (see for further details).
     Regular passport photos will not be accepted.

   o Proof of payment of the visa application fee (same as MRV fee receipt listed

   o Proof of payment of the SEVIS fee (printed receipt)

   o Documentation of intent to return to your country of residence; for
     example, a short letter from your UK university stating that you are a
     continuing student and will be resuming studies at your home university on
     return to the UK the following academic year

   o A copy of the financial documentation submitted with your university
     application showing that you have sufficient funds to cover all your expenses
     while in the U.S.A.

   o Copies of your A-Level (or equivalent) certificates, plus a transcript of your
     university grades to date

   o £13.50 (payable in cash or by debit/credit card) to pay the Special Mail
     Services (SMS) at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Please note that SMS is a
     courier agency contracted to the U.S. Embassy and they have a desk located in
     the Visa Branch Waiting Room at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. On the day of
     your visa interview you will be required to purchase an envelope from them for
     the return of your passport once visa processing has been completed.
NON UK CITIZENS ONLY: You will most likely have to apply for your U.S. visa at a
U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country/ country of citizenship. We
recommend          you       visit       the         U.S.       Embassy         website
( for up to date information. If you
are not a UK citizen, you should pay particular attention to changes posted on the U.S.
Embassy website and will need to bear in mind that your application may take longer to
process. also gives more

Note: We cannot intervene in any visa applications to speed up the process or to make
visa appointments on your behalf. Under no circumstances travel to the U.S. on the
visa waiver scheme in the hopes of changing your status on arrival. THIS IS NOT
POSSIBLE. If you go to Canada / Mexico and apply for your visa there, they will
almost certainly reject your application; you will be seen to be using a backdoor route to
the U.S. The Embassy will state that they are not able to assess your home ties and
this will also mean that you will not be able to re-apply for your visa in London for
several months. A rejected visa application looks bad on your record and could
jeopardize your chances of getting a U.S. visa in the future. Students travelling
abroad in the summer prior to attending the study abroad programme should also
ensure that they have allowed themselves enough time for their visa applications to
be processed by the U.S. Embassy. The summer is a busy time for the U.S.
Embassy so it may take several weeks or more for you to secure an Embassy

The I-20 or DS-2019 will be returned to you with your passport and visa. The I-20 or
DS-2019 is an important document and should ALWAYS be carried with the passport
during the year. It is also necessary to have your DS-2019 or I-20 SIGNED by a
designated school official (DSO) at the international student office on your host
university if you travel outside the U.S. during your year abroad (including if you return
home to the UK for Christmas or Easter holidays). The immigration officer at the port
of entry to the U.S. will not allow you to re-enter U.S. territory without a DSO signed
I-20 or DS-2019.
NOTE: This also applies for visits to Canada and Mexico.

Students should contact Overseas office in HUM (Sheryl Colk) if they have not
received their I-20 or DS-2019 two months before they plan to depart.

During the flight, you will be given an I-94 Arrival/Departure Record Card. You will
need to complete this and the document will then be stamped by Immigration at the
port of entry (i.e. at the airport immigration desk). This then needs to be kept with
your passport stapled so that it’s not lost.


Be sure that you these items (visa, passport I-20 along with your address in the US and
financial support etc) in your hand luggage.
Students on both J-1 and F-1 visas can enter the U.S.A. no more than 30 days
before the designated start date on the Certificate of Eligibility, assuming the
processed visa has been received back from the U.S. Embassy before departing

F-1 visa holders have a so called “period of grace” to remain in the US for up to
60 days after the last date indicated on their I-20, while J-1 visa holders can
remain in the country for up to 30 days past the date indicated on their DS-
2019. This grace period DOES NOT ALLOW for travel and re-entry to the US.
US Embassy Contact Website:

Operator Assisted Visa Information Line: 09042-450- 100, Mon-Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat
9am – 4pm. Calls cost £1.20 per minute from BT landlines. Charges may vary from other
networks or from mobiles.
                       Australian Visa Application Process

To apply for a visa you will need to have a confirmation of enrolment (CoE) from the
university you will attend. This will be provided by your Australian Year Abroad
institution on acceptance. The online visa application is an easier form to complete than
the paper-based form as you are required to provide additional documentation. The
online form can be found at: .

Students will almost certainly be required to provide the following to be granted a
student visa:

      AUS$ 6,000 in their (or supporting) accounts [n.b. these figures are for 2005-
      A passport valid for the duration of the stay in Australia (it would be wise to
       ensure that it will be valid for another 6 months after your Year Abroad
       semester finishes)
      £180 (approx.) for the visa

You should make sure you know the current requirements by visiting the website.

Please ignore any references to pre-departure health checks by an approved doctor in
the UK, such as X-rays etc. This is only a requirement for students studying in
Australia for more than 12 months. The online visa application automatically adds 90
days to your period of study, however, as a semester-only student this should not apply.
If you encounter any problems please contact Sally Ward in the UEA International

                        Canadian Visa Application Process

Students intending to study in Canada should first find out if they require a study
permit or a temporary resident visa. In practice only students studying for more than
six months will require a study permit. The current charge for the study permit is

Further information can be found at:

You will need a letter from the university in Canada confirming your acceptance before
you can apply for a study permit. You should apply for a study permit as soon as you
receive your letter of acceptance as the process can take a number of weeks to

You are required to enrol for a full-time course of study (the number of units varies
for different universities and depends upon which academic year system they run). The
assumption is that students will take one fewer unit than normal in the spring semester
in order to work on their dissertation (two fewer units in the second and third
quarters, for those on the quarter system). In place of the taught courses, students
must take an independent study course (ie, a course involving some supervision of their
dissertation research).
N.B. If you fail to enrol for the necessary number of units, you will not be eligible to
return to continue your course at UEA and your US/Canadian/Australian Visa status will
also be jeopardised.

      At least HALF of your units must be within your Major subject (ie, Film and
       American Studies, American History and Politics etc.) and MUST be advanced
       (300 level or above).

      The rest of your units may be taken outside of your major as Free Choice
       options. We will consider individual requests to take introductory level subjects
       (often 100-level) as long as they are in academic subjects. You may not take non-
       academic subjects for credit (e.g. Intro to Scuba Diving or Modern Dance).

      You must maintain an overall GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.75. Failure to
       maintain this will mean that you will be referred to reassessment [required to sit
       one or more examinations in August 2009, at UEA] before you are allowed to re-
       register for your course. Failure to sit this/these examinations and/or failure to
       pass it/them will render you ineligible to continue your studies at UEA.
       N.B. There seems to be a general assumption among students that the academic
       work in the US is easier than in the UK - do not be drawn into this false sense of
       security! Often there is much more class and out-of-class work expected of
       students, and also more spot-tests and mid-term reviews. Take care to adapt to
       this different style of working.

      You must also pass all units [achieve a GPA of 2.75] for which you are enrolled to
       maintain full degree eligibility at UEA. If you fail to pass a unit(s) in your first
       semester(s) abroad, you must notify the Senior Administrative Assistant (Sheryl
       Colk) immediately. You must then sign up for an extra unit(s) to make up the
       shortfall. If you fail to pass a unit(s) in your final semester abroad, you must
       notify the Senior Administrative Assistant (Sheryl Colk) immediately. You will be
       required to sit examinations at UEA for units you fail. You should make
       arrangements to return to UEA in August 2009, to sit this/these examinations.
       Failure to sit this/these examinations and/or failure to pass it/them will render
       you ineligible to continue your studies at UEA.

      You are required to check your UEA email regularly and inform the Senior
       Administrative Assistant (Sheryl Colk) immediately if you are having difficulty
       fulfilling any of the requirements listed here.

      You are required to inform UEA of which units you have enrolled on at the
       beginning of each semester. You do this via e-mail to:

      At the end of the first semester, you are required to send your grade transcript
       to the Senior Administrative Assistant (Sheryl Colk). Failure to do so will result
       in you being withdrawn from your course at UEA and will necessitate you leaving
       the US/Canada/Australia immediately.
       N.B. Generally, by using your pin number, you can log onto your Year Abroad
       university’s web site to generate a mark statement/transcript.

Before you leave your host university, you must request that a transcript be sent back
to UEA, to arrive no later than July 31st, 2009. If no transcript is received, you will
be presumed to have failed your Year Abroad. Transcripts are not automatically
generated and therefore must be requested by the student. MAKE SURE YOU DO
will be available to the Board of Examiners when they determine your degree class.

Full Year Abroad: Once you have registered at your U.S./Canadian/Australian university
you are committed to staying the full academic year in order to pass the Year Abroad.
The Year Abroad Programme is an ‘exchange’ programme. UEA is able to provide you
with the opportunity to study at a US/Canadian/Australian university because we agree
to host their students in exchange for ours. The financial benefit to UEA students is
enormous, but, as you might expect, these exchange agreements entail complicated
financial and legal obligations for the universities involved. The most important, from
your point of view, is that these agreements are for the full-year. You do not have the
option of a semester abroad. If, for any reason, you need to withdraw from your
US/Canadian/Australian university, you must notify UEA immediately. You will then
need to apply for permission from the University of East Anglia to intercalate that
academic year, in order to return to UEA in autumn 2009 to continue your studies. You
will be required to pay back the fees that UEA paid to your Year Abroad institution,
any scholarship or funding you received, as well as any outstanding debts you incurred
at you Year Abroad institution [such as accommodation].

Students spending a Year Abroad are required to carry out research for a dissertation
while attending their Year Abroad institution. This 8,000 word dissertation will be
written on your return to UEA with faculty supervision [the Year Abroad Dissertation
is a 30 credit unit].


COUNTRY      UNIVERSITY                 CITY         STATE                         WEBSITE
            Charles Darwin
Australia                    Darwin                 NT   
Australia   University of    Perth                  WA   
Australia                    various campuses       Victoria

            Flinders                                South
Australia                    Adelaide                    
            University                              Australia

Australia                    various campuses       Queensland

            La Trobe
Australia                    various campuses       Victoria

            Macquarie                               New South
            University                              Wales

Australia                    Melbourne and others   Victoria

Australia                    Perth                  WA   
            The Australian
Australia   National         Canberra               ACT  
            The University
Australia                    Melbourne              Victoria
            of Melbourne

            The University
Australia                    Armidale               NSW  
            of New England

            The University
Australia                    Newcastle              NSW  
            of Newcastle

            University of                           South
Australia                    Adelaide                    
            Adelaide                                Australia

            University of
Australia                    Canberra               ACT  

            University of
Australia                    Sydney                 NSW  

            University of
Australia                    Hobart                 Tasmania

            University of
Australia                    Wollongong             NSW  

Canada                           Ottawa                     ON

              Simon Fraser
Canada                           Vancouver                  BC
              University of
Canada        British            Vancouver                  BC
              University of
Canada                           Calgary                    AB

              University of                            
Canada                           Vancouver                  BC   tml

              University of
Canada                           London                     ON
              Western Ontario

              University of
New Zealand                      Dunedin               
New Zealand   University of      Wellington            
US            (State             Binghamton                 NY
              University of
              New York)

US            Clark University   Worcester                  MA

US                               Washington                 DC
US                               Baltimore                  MD

              Louisiana State
US                               Baton Rouge                LA
US                               Plattsburgh                NY
              University of
              New York)
                                 Camden, New Brunswick,
US            Rutgers                                       NJ
              San Francisco
US                               San Francisco              CA
              State University
US                               New Orleans                LA

              University of
US                               Anchorage                  AK

              University of
US                               Tucson                     AZ
                                          UC Berkeley
              University of               UC Davis
US                                  
              California                   UC Irvine
                                          UC Los Angeles
                                UC Riverside
                                UC San Diego
                                UC Santa Barbara
                                UC Santa Cruz

     University of
US                     Boulder                      CO

     University of
US                     Urbana-Champaign             IL

     University of
US                     Lawrence                     KS

     University of
US                     Orono                        ME

     University of
US                     Amherst                      MA

     University of
US                     Miami                        FL

     University of
US                     Oxford                       MS
     University of
US   Missouri --       Columbia                     MO
     University of
US   Missouri -- St.   St Louis                     MO
     University of
US                     Albuquerque                  NM
     New Mexico
     University of
US                     Chapel Hill                  NC
     North Carolina

     University of
US                     Eugene                       OR

     University of
US                     Providence                   RI
     Rhode Island

     University of
US                     Richmond                     VA

     University of
US                     Austin                       TX

     University of
US                     Salt Lake City               UT

US                     Fulton                       MO

     2006/07 YEAR ABROAD STUDENTS (CURRENTLY 4th Year Students)

UNIVERSITY                        NAME                   COURSE   E-MAIL

Clark University                  Lucy Finnie            T700
Georgetown University             Emma Colthup           V2L2
Occidental College                Poppy Perret           TW76
                                  Edward Clough          T7W8
Reed College                      Susannah Rumsby        TQ73
                                  Timothy Wade           V238
Roanoke College                   Lydia Burt             TQ73
                                  Jessica Craven         T700
                                  Sarah Head             V238
San Francisco State University    Luke Baines            TW76
                                  James Bassett Symons   TQ73
                                  Amy Charlewood         TW76
                                  Sarah Colter           TQ73
                                  Sam Crisp              TQ73
                                  Bridget Dalton         TQ73
                                  Sarah Ellmer           TQ73
                                  Alexandra Frayne       T700
                                  Laura Frier            TW76
                                  Edward Harkness        T7W8
                                  Esme Knight            V2L2
                                  Timothy Mayton         TQ73
                                  Rebecca Rutt           V238
                                  Tom Urwin              TQ73
                                  Vikki Williams         TW76
State University of New York at   Tom Winfield           TW76
Plattsburgh and Binghampton       Kate Munchie           TQ73
                                  Lydia Mizon            T700
Temple University                 Matthew Shoesmith      TQ73
                                  Thomas Wallis          TQ73
                                  Matthew Nitch-Smith    TQ73
UCI(Irvine)                       Duncan Mcintosh        TW76
UCSB (Santa Barbara)              Robin Davies           TQ73
University of Illinois            Laura Cuthbert         TQ73
                                  Julie Eisenstein       T7W8
University of Massachusetts       Micky Van Praagh       T7W8
                                  Thomas Wade            TW76
University of New Mexico          Katherine McBride      T7W8
                                  Madeline Newport       TQ73
University of Miami               Sian Sadler            TQ73
                                  Marcus Walsh           T7W8
University of Oregon              William Arnott         V238
                                  Nathan Evans           V2L2
                                  Martin Sawyer          V2L2
University of Redlands            Rebecca Hunt           TQ73
University of Texas at Austin     Thomas Abbs            T700
                                  Anna Curnock           TQ73
                                  Jack Doughty           T700
                                  Richard McCulloch      TW76

University of Rhode Island        Jennifer Croydon       T700
                                  Alistair Smyth         V2L2

University of Carleton     Alexia Smith           TW76
                           Rebecca Wray           TW76
University of Arizona      Michael Brand          V238
                           Jake Davies            T700
                           Phillipa Makin         TQ73
University of Colorado     Caroline Dunmore       T700
                           Laura Sedlak           TQ73
                           Emma Smith             TW76
University of Middlebury   Kirsty Slack           V2L2
University of Utah         Rachel Bouchier        V238
                           Ben Tanner             T700
University of Sydney       Edward Clough          T7W8
                           Phillipa Makin         TQ73
(2nd Semester)             Emma Smith             TW76
                           Alastair Smyth         V2L2
University of Adelaide     Katherine McBride      T7W8
                           Anna Curnock           TQ73
(2nd Semester)             Sarah Ellmer           TQ73
                           Matthew Shoesmith      TQ73


       UNIVERSITY                    NAME            COURSE           E-MAIL
University of Arizona            Jonathan Bray      T700
                                 Chloe Foster-      TQ73
                                 Coleman            TQ73
                                 Caroline Thomas    T700
                                 Laura Whitehead
Carlton University               Oliver Clifford    TW76
                                 Emily Weeks        TW76
California =                     Iavn Botoucharov   TW76
                                 Michael Farrant    TQ73
University of Calgary            David Stitson      V238
                                 James Duffy        T7W8
Georgetown University            Ben Baruch         T7W8
San Francisco State University   Robert             TW76
                                 Joseph Asher       TW76
                                 George Cottrell    TQ73
                                 Kyle Dollan        V2L2
                                 Jamie Franks       V2L2
                                 Amanda Gavin       T7W8
                                 Linnea Hussein     TW76
                                 Maria Jones        T7W8
                                 Tejal Parmar       T700
                                 Connor Webber      T7W8
                                 Simon West         TQ73
University of Colorado           Laura Howells      V238
                                 Katie McFarlane    TQ73
University of Kansas             Tom McCulloch      T700
University of lllinios           Alexander Allen    T7W8
                                 Miranda Huntley    T7W8
Louisiana State University       William Downing    T7W8
University of Massachusetts      Samuel Bellinger   T700
                                 Katherine House    TQ73
                                 James Hull         TQ73
University of Miami              Carlie Horsley     T700
                                 Harriett Kendall   TQ73
University of Middlebury         Rose Crawley       T7W8
University of New Mexico         Nina Anderson      TQ73
                                 Amy Hodgkins       TQ73
                                 Mollie Holden-     T700
                                 Nicholas Hunt      V238
University of Oregon             Emma Jenkins       TQ73
                                 John Mutch         T700
                                 Danielle Mutter    TQ73
                                 Kiera O’Brien      TW76

                                Freddie Powell-
                                Tuck                T700
                                Astra Rudling       T700
                                Holly Smith         TQ73
                                James Tomlinson     T700
                                Benjamin Woods      T7W8
Reed College                    William Greaves     TQ73
                                Alex Jenkins        T7W8
University of Redlands          Emily Hiscock       T700
University of Richmond          Charlotte Jarvis    V238
University of Rhode Island      Samantha            T700
                                Castagnoli                 Stephen.douglas@
                                Stephen Douglas     V238
University of Rutgers           Hanako Parker       TW76
Roanoke College                 Helen               T700
                                Melina Nicolaou     T700
SUNY Binghamton                 Charlotte Cooper    V238
                                Anthony Duncan      TQ73
                                James Meakin        T700
                                Daisy Pickup        TW76
Temple University               Francesca           T700
                                Matthew             T700
                                Katherine           T700
                                Slemmings ½
University of Texas             Max Brough          V2L2
University of Tulane            Michael Austell     V2L2
                                Chloe Evans         V2L2
Westminster College             Tony Warren         V238
University of Western Ontario   David Billinge      TW76
                                James Morrish       T700
University of Utah              Robert Williams ½   T7W8
University of Sydney            Katherine           T700
Australia                       Slemmings
2nd semester                    Robert Williams     T7W8


Most Year Abroad placements are on a ‘tuition only’ basis, which means that UEA
students pay their required tuition fee to UEA and are not liable for any tuition fees at
the host institution. However, will be responsible for payment for their own
accommodation and meals cost while abroad.

Please bear in mind that in some US states (California and Texas for example) renting
off-campus accommodation can be very expensive (not to mention scarce) and you are
strongly advised to take on-campus accommodation in the first instance. In some cases,
you can always move off-campus in the 2nd semester when you know the area and the
housing situation better, but this way you can at least guarantee a room for when you
arrive. However, this does depend on the individual housing contracts that vary from
institution to institution (some you sign for the whole year, and some on a semester
basis - do your research and check the situation out).

However, if your US institution is listed as Tuition, Room and Board or Tuition and
Room this means that special arrangements have been made for payment of 40 weeks
accommodation and/or meal costs at the appropriate UEA rate. You will be invoiced for
these costs in October. The invoice will be sent to your home address in the UK. The
incoming Year Abroad partner will have paid for these costs in the USA and you will not
therefore be required to make any further payments to the USA institution.

Tuition, Room and Board       Tuition and Room            Tuition only

Roanoke College, VA           Occidental College          Binghamton University, NY
Middlebury College, VT        Reed College                Clark University, MA
                              Temple University           Georgetown University, D.C.
                              University of Redlands      Louisiana State University, LA
                                                          San Francisco State University, CA
                                                          Plattsburgh State University, NY
                                                          University of Alaska
                                                          University of Arizona
                                                          University of California
                                                          University of Colorado
                                                          University of Illinois
                                                          University of Kansas
                                                          University of Massachusetts
                                                          University of Miami
                                                          University of Mississippi
                                                          University of New Mexico
                                                          University of Oregon
                                                          University of Rhode Island
                                                          University of Texas
                                                          University of Utah
                                                          Westminster College
                                                          And all others mentioned in the list on pg 18

                              UNIVERSITIES IN CANADA

Tuition only                                                        u/g approx population
University of Calgary, Alberta                                      20,000
University of Western Ontario, London Ontario                       20,000
Carlton University, Ottawa, Ontario                                 15,700
University of British Columbia (possibly)                           32,000

                               UNIVERSITIES IN AUSTRALIA
Tuition only                                                        u/g approx population
University of Sydney                                                30,000
University of Adelaide                                              13,000

Please go the library in room 0.50 in the arts building for the up to date

                         SAMPLE COSTS OF THE YEAR ABROAD

Tuition, Room and Board
These institutions cover the full costs of your tuition, room and board while you are
    Roanoke College
    Middlebury College

However, you will be billed by UEA for the cost of accommodation and board at UEA
for a full academic year of *£4,581.82 [2007-2008] and, in addition, half the UEA
tuition fee.

Tuition and Room
These institutions cover the full costs of your tuition and room:
    Occidental College
    Reed College
    Temple University
    University of Redlands

However, you will be billed by UEA for the cost of accommodation at UEA for a full
academic year, *£2,598.82 [2007-2008] and, in addition, half the UEA tuition fee.

* These figures will almost certainly be higher for subsequent years.

Sample Room and Board Costs in US$, (2006-07)

Below is a list of sample room and board costs you can expect to incur at these
universities. All prices are published by the universities and reflect the cost per annum
of room and board at the university. UEA cannot guarantee the accuracy of these
figures, due to the fluctuating exchange rate. They are offered as a guideline only:

       University of Utah                      $7700 p/a
       University of Kansas                    $7798 p/a
       Clark University                        $9050 p/a
       University of Mississippi               $5380 p/a
       Westminster College                     $6420 p/a
       University of Massachusetts             $8774 p/a
       University of New Mexico                $7520 p/a
       University of Illinois                  $8800 p/a
       University of Arizona                   $8006 p/a
       University of Oregon                    $9978 p/a
       University of Texas                     $8700 p/a
       University of Colorado                  $10472 p/a
       SUNY Binghamton                         $9188 p/a
       San Francisco State University          $9856 p/a (SFSU does not recommend university accommodation)
       University of Miami                     $9606 p/a
       Georgetown University                   $12254 p/a
       University of California
              Irvine                           $8954-12056 p/a
              Davis                            $9137-12088 p/a
              Santa Barbara                    $9009-12911 p/a
              Riverside                        $8595-11800 p/a
              Santa Cruz                       $8832-12384 p/a
              Los Angeles                      $9207-14157 p/a
            San Diego                          $8117-9667 p/a
            Berkeley                           $10485-14200 p/a

     British Columbia                           $6000
     Western Ontario                            $8000-9000
     Carleton                                   $8650
[figures for other institutions not available at time of printing]

University of Sydney
16 week semester.
     Living costs per week AUS$360, or US$272
     16 week semester AUS$5760, or US$4360

University of Adelaide
16 week semester.
     Living costs per week AUS$245, or US$185
     16 week semester AUS$3960, or US$2997

Please note these are semester costs, however, in terms of actual spend the Australian costs are far
more realistic than the US figures.

                             OTHER COSTS FOR EVERYONE

Over and above the money you will spend on housing, food, travel and books, the
following are expenses you should not forget about:

      Airline flights    - LEAs vary on what they will pay for. Some will cover the
       whole cost, some pay a flat fee, some pay nothing. Find out what you are likely to

      Medical expenses – some host institutions require you to have an X-ray, blood
       tests, vaccinations and medical history etc, results sent to them before your
       arrival. The medical centre at UEA will contact you in January via email or letter
       in your pigeonhole regarding the required tests, clinics will start in March.

      Visa           - see visa section of this guide

      Tuition            - you will pay half the cost of your UEA tuition fee

      Health Insurance - US/Canadian universities and colleges run their own health
                        schemes which vary enormously. When you have found out
                        what cover is provided by your Year Abroad institution,
                        you may want to take out additional insurance.


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