IIE Passport Directory 2012 - (Page 18)
HOW TO USE THE IIEPASSPORT PROGRAM LISTINGS
ABOUT IIEPASSPORT The Institute of International Education has produced the print editions of IIEPassport for nearly 60 years, which in combination with the IIEPassport.org website currently list nearly 10,000 study abroad programs worldwide. IIEPassport is the premier resource for U.S. students seeking international study opportunities that meet their goals. The IIEPassport print and web-based directories provide information about postsecondary study abroad programs open to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students; adult or continuing education students; or professionals in various fields including business, education, health, and law. The majority of programs are intended for undergraduates, but IIE actively seeks information about international programs that are of interest to other categories of learners. Program sponsors include U.S.-accredited colleges and universities, foreign universities, language schools, educational associations, binational agencies, and other organizations. IIE does not attempt to review or evaluate programs listed in the directory. Inclusion of a program does not imply recommendation by IIE, nor does omission imply disapproval. Program evaluations and additional information must be requested directly from the program sponsor. SURVEY METHODOLOGY Information contained in this book is based on a survey conducted each year. Notifications inviting program updates and additions for the 2012 edition of the IIEPassport directory were emailed to our program sponsors during the summer and fall of 2011. The notifications were emailed to more than 1,200 organizational sponsors of programs listed in the 2011 editions, and to those organizations that contacted the IIEPassport editor requesting to be listed. Additional listings were solicited from listservs maintained by international education professional associations around the world, and through conference networking. IIEPASSPORT PARTNERS The Institute works with a variety of partners to produce the IIEPassport Study Abroad directory and IIEPassport.org. The IIEPassport print directory is published by Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of print and online media for associations and nonprofit organizations. IIEPassport.org is produced through a strategic partnership between IIE and EducationDynamics, a unique college-oriented marketing firm. PROGRAM FORMAT Full listings appear for all programs for which we have received program sponsor updates. For all other programs, we have listed the sponsor, title, location, and URL if available. All of the study abroad opportunities included in this directory are also listed in full on our website, www.IIEPassport.org.
IIEPASSPORT STUDY ABROAD DIRECTORY
The information contained in this book—complemented by the guidance of an experienced study abroad adviser if you are currently enrolled at a college or university—can help you plan what may be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. What follows is a quick explanation to help you use these listings: Bear in mind, however, that information-gathering takes place long before the directory is published—often before program arrangements are final, particularly as new political events around the world unfold. For this reason, it is a good idea to use the IIEPassport resources only as the first stop for researching programs of interest. Final and complete program information should be obtained directly from the program sponsor. OVERALL ORGANIZATION Program entries are organized by city. In addition to specific city listings, there is a“More Than One City”section for programs that are active in multiple cities. Similarly, a“Worldwide”section appears toward the end of the book, listing programs that are active in more than one world region. SUBJECTS Up to fifteen fields of study offered by the program are listed here. Some programs provide opportunities in more than fifteen fields of study, e.g., the international student program of a foreign university. In these cases, “Full curriculum” appears as the first subject listing, to indicate the availability of a wide range of courses. Contact the sponsor for a course catalog to learn about the full range of fields of study. ELIGIBILITY If a program restricts eligibility, the phrase, “own students only,” or a similar phrase defining the restriction, e.g., “own students preferred,” “state residents only,” will be highlighted in bold italics. A program that does not include a highlighted restriction is open to all applicants at the appropriate academic levels from other institutions. Level: lists the academic levels that may enroll in the program. Most programs are intended primarily for undergraduates. Many programs are also open to graduate students (grads), adult learners, precollege students (precoll), teachers, and professionals.“Adults”usually refers to high school graduates who are at least 18 years of age, are often older than the typical undergraduate, and are not currently enrolled in a degree program at a U.S. college. “Precollege” generally means high school graduates who have not yet entered college. “Professionals” are those actively working in a field as a career who may wish to improve their skills by international study, e.g., health professionals studying the public health systems of other nations. The “Requires” subheading lists eligibility specifications, which most typically are a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA), previous study in the field, or a minimum level of language proficiency or other course prerequisite, e.g., 2 yrs coll Chinese. Since space considerations do not allow us to describe requirements in complete detail, it is a good idea to contact the program sponsor or visit the program sponsor’s website for full information. CREDIT If a unit other than semester hours is used by the program sponsor to define credit, it is specified. Undergraduate credits are listed first, then graduate credits. Foreign schools and other organizations sometimes arrange to transfer credit through an accredited U.S. college. When programs offer the transfer credit option, the name of the U.S. school(s) granting transfer credit is given. Remember that the award of credit by your home institution is never automatic. It must be arranged in advance. Consult your academic or study abroad adviser about receiving academic credit before you enroll in a program. INSTRUCTION Language of instruction is listed first under this heading. Where more than one language is used in teaching classes, consult the program sponsor for exact information. Foreign language courses are usually taught in the language being studied. Other courses may be taught in English or the language of the host country. For courses taught exclusively in a foreign language, be sure to determine in advance whether your level of fluency is sufficient. COSTS We have asked sponsors to provide a package amount for participation in the full program. If provided, this information is followed by a list of items the program fee includes: tuition, housing, all meals (where three meals per day are usually provided), most meals (fewer than three per day), some meals, international airfare (between the U.S. and the program site), health/accident insurance, fees connected with participation in the program, excursions, books and materials, rail passes, and other items. Always contact the sponsor directly for the most current information in this important area. OTHER INFORMATION All program descriptions indicate whether an accredited U.S. college or university sponsors the program. This information is especially important for those students who need academic credit for their study abroad. Also included is the availability of orientation (Orient:) in the U.S. and/or abroad. Additionally, many programs offer activities such as excursions, field trips, program-related travel (pgm travel), cultural events, and sports. An excursion or field trip is usually local and does not involve extended time away from the program site. In contrast, program travel may last up to one month or more and involve extensive distances and lectures or research on distant sites. Programs sponsored by consortia typically indicate the administering school as the primary contact. The usual rule in this situation is that students at member schools apply to their campus study abroad office, while students at nonmember schools should contact the main consortium office or the administering school.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Passport Directory 2012
A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE
How to Have a Successful Study Abroad Experience
Fast Facts from Open Doors
Funding Opportunities and Resources for Study Abroad
How to Use the IIEPassport Program Listings
Study Abroad Program Listings in Africa and the Middle East
Study Abroad Program Listings in the Americas
Study Abroad Program Listings in Asia and Oceania
Study Abroad Program Listings in Europe
Study Abroad Listings for Worldwide Programs
Fields of Study
Index of Advertisers
IIE Passport Directory 2012
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