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Semester and Yearlong Exchange Programs

 Students have several options for yearlong and semester exchanges at  Queens:
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
 - Spring 2018, Fall 2018 or 18-19 Academic Year

ISEP allows a group of selected students to choose from over 150 partner universities in over 50 countries. Selection of students is based on:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Student Essay
  • Faculty letter of recommendation
  • Interviews (when necessary)
  • Other information, such as the student’s major and intent with the program
Students participating in this program pay comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double corridor style room and meal plan to Queens University of Charlotte and are given tuition, room and board at the host university. Financial Aid awards, scholarships and grants that students receive at Queens apply to the semester or yearlong study abroad. Students are provided meals, typically in the form of a stipend, at their host institution and accommodations that local students in the host country receive. Passport visa fees are student's responsibility. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate. There may be additional fees and expenses such as rental deposits, semester registration fees, transportation fees to/from major airport to university, etc. Note that there also may be charges by the host university such as national health insurance fees that the student will need to cover while abroad.
 
With the ISEP program, students can select up to 10 institutions abroad to be considered for placement. ISEP strives to place students in one of their top three choices. Students should understand that placements are not guaranteed in any one university and students must be flexible. Once students are placed, they will have the option to accept or reject the placement, but ISEP considers any university put on the application as a serious choice for the student. If a student does not get placed at any school listed, they must choose from schools that have space available. If a student decides to reject placement, they will forfeit their non-refundable deposit and be charged any remaining difference due to cover their placement fee.


The Irish American Scholars Program (IAS)
- Fall 2018 or Spring 2019
 
The IAS program is a consortium of universities in Northern Ireland and the US. Through Study USA a student from Northern Ireland studies in the US in exchange for hosting students from Queens to study at one of five universities in Northern Ireland. Queens University generally sends one to two students a year on this program. Students can participate in the IAS program for Fall OR Spring semester. Students who participate in this exchange can choose to study at the following universities:
  • Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Queens University Belfast
  • University of Ulster
  • St. Mary's University College
  • Stranmillis University College
Selection of the student will be based on:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Student Essay
  • Two faculty letters of recommendation 
  • Interviews (when necessary)
  • Other information, such as the students major and intent with the program

Students participating in this program pay the comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double corridor style room and meal plan to Queens University of Charlotte and in return are given tuition at the host university. Queens University of Charlotte will then award the student funds in the form of a stipend check for room and board while abroadThese funds may not cover the entire housing and meal expenses abroad. Any additional expenses are paid by the student. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate.



Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA
)
 - Spring 2018, Fall 2018 or 18-19 Academic Year
 

This exchange program offers business students the opportunity to study abroad at one of France's highly rated schools of commerce. ESSCA offers programs at two locations in France: Angers and Paris.  During their junior year, students are able to spend a semester at one of these locations studying business in English-taught classes. Students are nominated by their advisor and the Center for International Education to apply to ESSCA. Students are selected each year to participate in this exchange program. The criteria for selection is as follows:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Interviews (when necessary)
  • Other information such as the student's major and intent with the program
Students participating in this program pay the comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double double corridor style room and meal plan to Queens University of Charlotte and in return are given tuition at the host university. Queens University of Charlotte will then award the student funds in the form of a stipend check for room and board while abroad. These funds may not cover the entire housing and meal expenses abroad. Any additional expenses are paid by the student. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate.

 
ESSCA Summer Program - Students interested in studying at ESSCA for a less than a semester or year can participate in a month long program and take university courses at Angers or Paris or Shanghai (rising juniors only). The course offerings differ by location so students should select the program that best suits their needs.
 
 
EM Strasbourg Business School 
- Spring 2018, Fall 2018 or Academic Year 2018-19
 

This exchange program is located in Strasbourg, France and offers business students the opportunity to take courses in English. EM Strasbourg Business School is the only French Business School to be part of a multidisciplinary academic center of excellence: the University of Strasbourg. This business school offers an ideal academic setting located in Strasbourg, France - considered the capital of Europe. Several students are selected each year to participate in this program based on: 

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Interviews (when necessary)
  • Other information such as the student's major and intent with the program

Dual degree option: for students from Queens on exchange who spend junior academic year at EM Strasbourg Business School. Upon successful completion of this program, students receive a Bachelor in European Management degree. (BEM) 

Semester and yearlong courses are offered in English or French (for those who have language skills).

Students participating in this exchange pay the comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double corridor style room and meal plan to Queens University of Charlotte and in return are given tuition at the host university. Queens University of Charlotte will then award the student funds in the form of a stipend check for room and board while abroadThese funds may not cover the entire housing and meal expenses abroad. Any additional expenses are paid by the student. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate.

EM Strasbourg Summer Program - Students interested in studying at EM Strasbourg for a less than a semester or year can participate in a month long program and take university courses in Strasbourg. 



Regent’s University London 

- Spring 2018 or Fall 2018


This highly competitive program offers students the opportunity to study for one semester at the Regent’s University of London in London, England.  Due to the very limited availability for students to be placed at this school, there are specific criteria required for consideration as follows:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.8
  • Interviews (when necessary)
  • Faculty letter of recommendation
  • Other information, such as the student’s major and intent with the program

Students participating in this program pay the comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double corridor style room and board of 19 meals a week to Queens University of Charlotte and in return are given tuition and room and board at Regent's. These funds may not cover the entire housing and meal expenses abroad. Any additional expenses are paid by the student. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate.



University of St. Andrews

- Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 
 

This highly competitive program offers students the opportunity to study for one semester at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Due to the very limited availability for students to be placed at this school, there are specific criteria required for consideration as follows:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.8
  • Interviews (when necessary) 
  • Faculty Recommendation Letter

Students participating in this program pay the comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double corridor style room and board to Queens University of Charlotte and in return are given tuition and accommodations at the host university. Queens University of Charlotte will then award the student funds in the forms of a check for board (meals) while abroad. These funds may not cover the entire housing and meal expenses abroad. Any additional expenses are paid by the student. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate.


 

Aberystwyth University
- Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 

Aberystwyth University is home to about 9,000 students and located in a lively Welsh seaside town, perfectly nestled between the mountains and the picturesque haven of Cardigan Bay. Aberystwyth has a rich history and boasts many sights including a harbor that was once one of the busiest in Wales, the ruins of Aberystwyth Castle that straddles two sides of the town's promenade and the National Library of Wales, one of the great libraries of the world. 

Aberystwyth is in the top 40 universities in the United Kingdom, ranked 4th for student satisfaction, led by the School of Art and the Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies, both given ratings of 100%. Almost every other department scored 90% for overall satisfaction. Aberystwyth University is top for teaching excellence in Wales and ranked 10th for teaching excellence in the UK. Aber (as it is called for short) offers over 30 subject areas of study including Drama, Theatre, Film & Television Studies, English & Creative Writing, and Marine & Freshwater Biology, with a total of more than 300 courses from which to choose in the undergraduate program.

Several students are selected each year to participate in this program based on: 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Interviews (when necessary)
  • Other information such as the student's major and intent with the program
Students participating in this program pay the comprehensive tuition, fees, accommodation for a double corridor style room and board to Queens University of Charlotte and in return are given tuition and room at the host university. Queens University of Charlotte will then award the student funds in the form of a stipend check for room and board while abroad. These funds may not cover the entire housing and meal expenses abroad. Any additional expenses are paid by the student. The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate. 



*Note Regarding all exchange programs*
 Once accepted through the selective application process, the student will work with his/her International Education  advisor in the Pulliam Center for International Education office to complete all applications and paperwork.

 

**Note Regarding Placements**

Students should note that placement on any of the semester/yearlong exchange programs listed above is not guaranteed. A limited number of students will be selected to apply to these programs, but placements are ultimately made by the program sponsors and/or the Pulliam Center for International Education.


Other Important Information:


Course Registration

 

Students studying abroad for a year or a semester must have their courses approved at Queens before departing for their year abroad. Courses must be selected from the host university’s course catalog and then approved by the student’s advisor, the chair of the department where the credit is accepted, and the Registrar. Students must complete the Transfer Credit Approval form, which is available from the registrar’s office or from the MyQueens portal and this form must be taken to the registrar’s office upon completion.

 

Students will then be registered in 12 hours at Queens University of Charlotte as place holders for the credit. Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12 or more US credits while abroad, or will lose their financial aid. When the student successfully completes the courses abroad and a transcript is sent to Queens, the credit will be transferred. Note that students must receive the equivalent of a C- at Queens University to receive credit for any course. The credit transferred from the host university is not factored in the student's G.P.A.

 

Visas
 

Most countries require visas for US citizens studying abroad for a semester. These requirements will vary depending on the country where the student will study.  The PCIE will reimburse visa application fees paid to an embassy or consulate. The student's International Education advisor will advise  and provide instructions for obtaining the visa, however, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the visa. If the student is not a US citizen, it is the student’s responsibility to know what visas are needed.


Withdrawals
 

Students who wish to withdraw from semester long or yearlong programs while the courses are running will be responsible to notify the registrar’s office and the Pulliam Center for International Education. Withdrawal from a study abroad course will follow the university’s policy on withdrawals; however students should understand that the dates set out will be the dates at Queens University of Charlotte- not the semester dates abroad.

 

Please note that students going abroad on exchange programs who withdraw completely from the program will receive no refund of tuition, room or board for the semester from Queens University of Charlotte. Queens accepts an international student in the place of our outgoing student, so the funds paid to Queens will not be refundable.


Scholarships

The Jo Dewitt International Adventurer scholarship allows for two $500 scholarships to be awarded annually to students participating in Language Immersion or semester- or yearlong study abroad programs. This fund rewards those who are actively creating a unique international experience for themselves by extending their travels, undertaking service projects or by getting more closely in touch with the local culture.

Queens University of Charlotte Myrta Pulliam Center for International Education