Study Abroad Event October 4 2016

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Study Abroad Event October 4, 2016 • • Opening: James Kennedy Semester Abroad 2017 Study Abroad Event October 4, 2016 • • Opening: James Kennedy Semester Abroad 2017 -2018: Carla Kist Exchanging perspectives: Mark Baldwin Tutorial perspective: Patricia Post China Program: Meiyi Bao Academic Student Council: Ella Shields Questions and what’s next: Carla Kist Study Abroad Information Market

So you want to study abroad? • When • Advice • How – Procedure So you want to study abroad? • When • Advice • How – Procedure – How to choose – What’s new in 2017 -2018? • Where • More information…

When… • 2 nd semester of your second year -or • 1 st semester When… • 2 nd semester of your second year -or • 1 st semester of your third year • last semester (sometimes) (…depends on your UCU schedule)

Advice 4 th semester • Place in curriculum after 3 semesters – half way Advice 4 th semester • Place in curriculum after 3 semesters – half way UCU, break (“helicopter view”, out of “the bubble”) • Consolidate your major: take level 2 courses • Room for electives/ minor/ specifics • Upon return: full year to finish fields and prepare and write thesis, prepare for Master etc • Social aspect: return for full year UCU

Advice 5 th semester • Place in curriculum after 4 semesters – towards the Advice 5 th semester • Place in curriculum after 4 semesters – towards the end of UCU • Maximising major: take some level 3 courses • Experience other teaching styles, look for possible Master programs/ universities • Upon return: one semester to finish tracks and write thesis, prepare for Master etc. • Social aspect: return for only one semester to UCU

How… 2 types of exchange programs: 1. UCU exchange programs 2. UU university wide How… 2 types of exchange programs: 1. UCU exchange programs 2. UU university wide exchange programs

How… (procedure) 1. Application deadlines: ON PAPER AND IN OSIRIS: NOVEMBER 18, 2016 (fall How… (procedure) 1. Application deadlines: ON PAPER AND IN OSIRIS: NOVEMBER 18, 2016 (fall 2017 and spring 2018) 2. Follow up procedures: – UCU exchange programs: exchange officer, College Hall UCU – UU exchange programs: Student Services, Heidelberglaan 8, Uithof

How…(to choose) 1. Based on academic content and courses of interest 2. Based on How…(to choose) 1. Based on academic content and courses of interest 2. Based on personal preference for a region/country

Where? Where?

Europe or far away? Europe or far away?

What’s new? New destinations in 2017 -2018: • European Liberal Arts-Network • Universidad de What’s new? New destinations in 2017 -2018: • European Liberal Arts-Network • Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires Argentina • Universidad Esan, Lima, Peru • University of Birmingham, LAS Program, UK • Certificate Program, Sciences Po campuses

Curriculum enrichment options abroad • Winter Schools: Jacobs University, Bremen; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Curriculum enrichment options abroad • Winter Schools: Jacobs University, Bremen; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Utrecht University, TLP • Summer Schools abroad: UCU and UU host universities • UCU in Africa (summer) • CHIP (Cultural Heritage Internship Program) • China Program • Research Program Aruba

More information? • • • Flyer (all UCU destinations and amount of spots) Description More information? • • • Flyer (all UCU destinations and amount of spots) Description of destinations (UCU intranet) UCU Rules and Regulations (UCU intranet) Facebook pages and websites of host universities Former UCU exchange students & Exchange students currently at UCU

Exchanging Perspectives Mark Baldwin Student Life Officer & Futures Centre Exchanging Perspectives Mark Baldwin Student Life Officer & Futures Centre

Quick focus on… • Making decisions • Self reflection • Future orientation Quick focus on… • Making decisions • Self reflection • Future orientation

Decision making - Impulsive Decider? One who takes the first alternative that is presented: Decision making - Impulsive Decider? One who takes the first alternative that is presented: "Decide now; think later. Don't look before you leap. “

Decision making - Impulsive Decider? One who takes the first alternative that is presented: Decision making - Impulsive Decider? One who takes the first alternative that is presented: "Decide now; think later. Don't look before you leap. “ - Compliant Decider? One who goes along with someone else's plan rather than making an independent decision, especially when that plan doesn't agree with one's own beliefs: "If it's OK with you, it's OK with me. " "Anything you say. "

Decision making - Agonizing Decider One who spends much time and thought in gathering Decision making - Agonizing Decider One who spends much time and thought in gathering data and analyzing alternatives only to get lost amidst the data gathered: "I can't make up my mind. I don't know what to do. "

Decision making - Agonizing Decider One who spends much time and thought in gathering Decision making - Agonizing Decider One who spends much time and thought in gathering data and analyzing alternatives only to get lost amidst the data gathered: "I can't make up my mind. I don't know what to do. " - Intuitive Decider One who decides based on what is felt, but cannot be verbalized: "It feels right. "

Decision making Trying to understand how and why we make decisions can help us Decision making Trying to understand how and why we make decisions can help us make better ones.

Decision making Trying to understand how and why we make decisions can help us Decision making Trying to understand how and why we make decisions can help us make better ones. Most important thing – consult, and then make it your own decision.

Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change

Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain aware of it at intervals

Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain aware of it at intervals • Build in moments of self-reflection

Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain aware of it at intervals • Build in moments of self-reflection • Alone and/or with others

Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain Self reflection • Studying abroad is a process of change • Try to remain aware of it at intervals • Build in moments of self-reflection • Alone and/or with others • Develop vocabulary to describe the changes and self development

Future orientation • First goals of studying abroad are curiosity and growth Future orientation • First goals of studying abroad are curiosity and growth

Future orientation • First goals of studying abroad are curiosity and growth • Exchange Future orientation • First goals of studying abroad are curiosity and growth • Exchange semesters don’t need to be a deliberate stepping stone for the future…

Future orientation • First goals of studying abroad are curiosity and growth • Exchange Future orientation • First goals of studying abroad are curiosity and growth • Exchange semesters don’t need to be a deliberate stepping stone for the future… • …but try to be resourceful in how you optimise your experience abroad afterwards

Future orientation • CV is part of the application procedure for exchange Future orientation • CV is part of the application procedure for exchange

Future orientation • CV is part of the application procedure for exchange • CV Future orientation • CV is part of the application procedure for exchange • CV update and discussion could be part of the returning home process…

Future orientation • CV is part of the application procedure for exchange • CV Future orientation • CV is part of the application procedure for exchange • CV update and discussion could be part of the returning home process… • …What’s changed? What’s been learnt? Who am I now? How do I put that across?

Resources… • Exchange Officer • Tutors • Student Life Officer • Futures Centre • Resources… • Exchange Officer • Tutors • Student Life Officer • Futures Centre • Each other!

Semester abroad Curriculum planning Dr. Patricia Post-Nievelstein Head tutor 37 Semester abroad Curriculum planning Dr. Patricia Post-Nievelstein Head tutor 37

Class of 2019: when? • Spring 2018: 4 th semester for current first semester Class of 2019: when? • Spring 2018: 4 th semester for current first semester students – this application round – deadline November 18, 2016 • Or fall 2018: 5 th semester for current first semester students – next years application round – deadline mid November 2017

Spring 2018(4 th semester for class of 2019) Advantages Disadvantages • It will be Spring 2018(4 th semester for class of 2019) Advantages Disadvantages • It will be easier to plan your senior year • Many level 3 courses are only offered once a year • Planning the Research Thesis (15 EC) • Limited time to plan exchange – Prospective major? – Planning 3 semesters ahead – Getting used to college life in general

Fall 2018 (5 th semester for class of 2019) Advantages Disadvantages • More time Fall 2018 (5 th semester for class of 2019) Advantages Disadvantages • More time to plan exchange • You will miss out on UCU level 3 courses that are only offered in fall • If no level 3 before your exchange you might have to take 3 X 3 plus Research Thesis (spring + plus summer) in final semester. – but good to start planning anyway!

Curriculum planning • Current first semester students: Review what you learned in the curriculum Curriculum planning • Current first semester students: Review what you learned in the curriculum planning workshop • Think of the potential fields you would like to include in your UCU curriculum and look for exchange destinations that match with your interest profile • If not sure yet: design two or three hypothetical curricula • Make an appointment with your tutor to discuss however come prepared!

Curriculum planning and exchange: How to start? • One of the methods is as Curriculum planning and exchange: How to start? • One of the methods is as follows: 1. List your major fields of interest or potential interests 2. Go through the level 3 courses on offer in those fields 3. Go back from there to the level 2 and level 1 prerequisites 4. Make more curriculum versions if you have multiple interests 5. Note that course offering is subject to change so be flexible in anticipating on alternatives

Curriculum planning and exchange: How to start? – 6. Try to construct your curriculum Curriculum planning and exchange: How to start? – 6. Try to construct your curriculum –if possible- such that you will meet your graduation requirements even without courses on in exchange counting for that – 7. Plan methodology courses as much as possible before going on exchange – 8. Mathematic course for SCI majors to be finished in semester 3 if abroad in semester 4 – 9. Language and culture requirement to be finished in semester 3 if abroad in semester 4

Requirements • • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3. 0 or higher Requirements • • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3. 0 or higher No shortage of credit Transfer credits totaling no more than 30 ECTS Proficiency at the intermediate (2) level in the language of instruction at the host institution No social or academic probation during exchange semester These criteria must be met at the time of application as well as at the time of departure for a study abroad destination The default course load on exchange is 30 EC. If an excess of at least 7. 5 EC is completed before going abroad, a program of at least 22. 5 EC is possible if good description of other organized formative activities while on exchange is added to the learning agreement

Orientation: Where? • Start from the perspective of your academic ambitions and course planning Orientation: Where? • Start from the perspective of your academic ambitions and course planning • Which partner universities offer really interesting and enriching courses from your perspective? • “Faraway” does not always match with “best course options” (for you) • Go to the semester abroad information market later this afternoon

You are welcome in our offices…. . You are welcome in our offices…. .

Questions? Information Market in Dining Hall! EXCHANGE-EXCHANGE: Tomorrow night, UCSA bar Carla Kist, exchange Questions? Information Market in Dining Hall! EXCHANGE-EXCHANGE: Tomorrow night, UCSA bar Carla Kist, exchange officer Room 107, College Hall Office hours: Tue: 13. 00 -15. 00 Tel. 9853 Thu: 15. 00 -16. 00 c. e. [email protected] nl/ucu. [email protected] nl




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