USA EXCHANGE INFORMATION: BALDWIN
Partner Institution: Baldwin Wallace College located in Berea, Ohio,
Language of Instruction: English
Description: Baldwin Wallace is situated on a pleasant campus in the
town of Berea, very near to Cleveland airport and 20 minutes from
Cleveland town centre. It therefore has easy access to flights across
America and to the social and artistic life of Cleveland, which has world-
renowned art, music and theatre performances, Including the Cleveland
Symphony Orchestra. Excellent residential accommodation is provided
on the campus, with newly renovated teaching accommodation in
impressive old buildings. New buildings include theatres, art exhibitions,
sports hall, gymnasiums, and the library. The College itself is very similar
to York St John, with an undergraduate population of about 4,000. It offers
excellent support to international students through the Study Abroad
Office, including a full orientation program, welcome weekend, student
activity fair, programme of extracurricular activities and social events, off-
campus visits, coffee hours, culture nights, and trips. Catering provision
remains college owned and is of an excellent standard. The College is
small, friendly and helpful, and lives up to its brand promise as providing
’a quality education with the personal touch.’
What can I study at Baldwin Wallace? BW offers a wide variety of
degree programmes, many of which are consistent with York St John
degrees, such as: Film & TV Production/Film Studies, Fine Arts,
History/American Studies, Media, Music, Theatre, Business Management
and related fields, Theology & Religious Studies, Psychology, and sport
programmes. The following are examples of modules taken at BW by
York St John exchange students:
History of Jazz
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Group Communication & Leadership
Psychology of Music
Audio for Media
Lighting for Film
Television Production & Direction
Small Business Management
Principles of Accounting
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Salesmanship and Sales Management
Media and Diversity
Human Resources Management
Management Strategies and Policy
Religion & Film
Jesus & the Gospels
History of Spirituality
Women & Religion
Modern Spiritual Paths
20 Century Heroes of Asia
Module offerings and availability vary on a yearly basis. When
preparing for study at any institution you will need to check that year’s
current module offerings on the institution’s website.
Climate: There are four distinct season in Ohio, with warm summer
temperatures and potentially harsh, very cold winters. A wide variety of
clothing is needed for each term.
Term Dates: Fall term runs from late August through mid-December.
Spring term runs mid-January through mid-May.
Is a visa necessary for exchange in the USA? YES.
o Students will need to pay the SEVIS fee of $180 and then apply
for a J-1 (Exchange Visitor) Visa. The visa application fee is $140.
More information about the visa application process can be found
Is it possible to work while studying? YES.
o J-1 visas ordinarily allow for on-campus employment; with part-time
(20 hours per week) during term time and full-time (40 hours per
week) during holidays. Work may begin once courses have started.
Prior authorisation must be given for anyone seeking off-campus
What are the estimated costs for exchange at Baldwin Wallace?
o The exchange agreement with Baldwin Wallace includes tuition
and accommodation. Students will be placed in on-campus
accommodation as part of their exchange, and will therefore only
require funds for supplies and miscellaneous expenses. Textbooks
at American institutions tend to be one of the larger expenses,
especially for students studying history, literature, or a related field.
Health Insurance? YES.
o Medical care in the USA is very expensive. York St John provides
Travel and Health insurance for students on exchange, however,
in addition to this some Universities in North America will require
students to purchase their own insurance. Please check with the
Study Abroad Office.
More information about exchange at Baldwin Wallace can be found