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Title: EU Exchange Program Information Session


1
EU Exchange Program Information Session
  • Nathan Funk, nfunk_at_uwaterloo.ca
  • 1 April 2008
  • 400 530 p.m.
  • CGUC 1110

2
Background Partners
  • Conflict analysis and resolution consortium
  • University of Manitoba (Project lead Canada)
  • University of Waterloo
  • Saint Paul University
  • University of Ulster, United Kingdom (Project
    lead EU)
  • http//prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/course/?id5512
  • Trinity College, Ireland
  • http//www.tcd.ie/ise/postgraduate/peace.php
  • University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • http//www.upr.si/en/
  • Funded by Human Resources and Social Development
    Canada (HRSDC)

3
Background Exchange program
  • For the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years, three
    students from each Canadian university will
    participate in a one-term exchange to a European
    Union (EU) university and vice versa
  • Students pay regular tuition fees to their home
    university
  • A small stipend (approximately 4500) is provided
    by HRSDC to help cover travel and living costs
    abroad

4
HRSDC eligibility criteria
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee
    (as defined by Refugee Protection Act in Canada)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Aged 15-30, inclusive
  • Valid social insurance number
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI)
    benefits

5
USP eligibility criteria
  • Student in a PACS degree plan
  • Completed at least one year of study at UW
  • Will be a UW student at the time of exchange
    (graduated or graduating students not eligible)
  • Excellent academic standing (A-/B or better)
  • Personal suitability
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Good ambassador for UW and Canada
  • Excellent written and oral English language
    skills (plus willingness to learn basic Slovenian
    for exchange to University of Primorska)

6
Application process
  • Download and complete application form
  • http//www.ustpaul.ca/HumanSciences/index_e.asp
  • Write a short (500-750 word) essay in which you
  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain your motivation for participating in the
    exchange
  • Explain how the exchange will contribute to your
    future career and academic goals
  • Explain how you will share your experience with
    other USP students upon your return
  • Obtain academic transcripts from UW
  • Obtain 2 academic letters of reference
  • Application deadline 14 March 2008

7
Selection process
  • Week of 14 April 2008 UW selection committee
    reviews applications
  • Week of 28 April 2008 UW selection committee
    nominates three candidates and forwards their
    applications to partner EU institutions
  • EU partner institutions confirm acceptance of UW
    nominees (could take 3-4 weeks)
  • Formal exchange offer made (hopefully by late May
    2008)

8
Exchange students rights and responsibilities (1)
  • Students have same privileges provided to regular
    full-time students of host institution while on
    exchange
  • Students are subject to the rules, regulations
    and discipline of home and host institutions
    while on exchange
  • Host institution has right to terminate exchange
    for any student who violates its policies or
    rules
  • Students must have adequate medical coverage in
    the host country for the duration of the exchange
  • Students are responsible for all arrangements and
    costs (access to stipend) relating to travel to
    and from the host institution

9
Exchange students rights and responsibilities (2)
  • Students are responsible for conforming to
    immigration requirements of host country and
    obtaining required visas for their stay
  • Students must arrange for their own accommodation
    and cover their own living costs while on
    exchange (access to stipend)
  • Students are responsible for spending stipend for
    purposes for which it is intended
  • Students must pay normal tuition fees to home
    institution and any specialized fees (ex. student
    union, membership) to host institution
  • Students must participate in UWs mandatory
    pre-departure briefings and post-exchange
    debriefing sessions, as well as an information
    session with prospective exchange students

10
UW responsibilities
  • Recruit and select students for exchange
  • Send nominations to host institution
  • Provide pre-departure orientation to exchange
    students
  • Ensure students have obtained adequate health
    insurance coverage
  • Ensure students have obtained stipends from lead
    institution (University of Manitoba)
  • Facilitate communication with host institution
  • Approve UW exchange students course selection
    and agree on equivalence

11
Host institutions responsibilities
  • Review nominations received from UW if the host
    institution does not admit a nominated student,
    reasons will be provided to the student in a
    timely manner
  • Ensure adequate reception and orientation of
    exchange students
  • Provide on-going support and advice to exchange
    students
  • Assist in arranging accommodation for exchange
    students by directing them to institution-sponsore
    d residences and to appropriate off-campus
    housing
  • Upon request, provide academic record for
    exchange student
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