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As a member of ISEP (the International Student Exchange Programme), the University of Chester offers students the opportunity to undertake a study abroad placement.
Do it! It will be the best, most worthwhile experience of your life. It may be scary, but it is really fine when you get there. The people you visit are lovely and you'll make good friends with your peers.
You may take six modules of study each year, in a programme tailored to your individual needs. The Study Abroad unit provides:
Students who would like to do a placement outside of the UK during the work-based learning period in Year 2/Level 5 have two options:
If you decide to travel overseas some placement organisations have included:
International Experiential Learning includes a university-based orientation, followed by up to five weeks travelling and living abroad. Students are assessed through an essay and a briefing paper based on their experiences.
"Living with a family in Costa Rica was the best experience." (Costa Rica 2008)
"Work experience can be done anytime, but this trip will give you more than experience, it gives you an insight to life and helps you judge your own." (Brazil 2006)
Studying abroad is a great way to broaden your horizons. University of Chester students study all of Year 2/Level 5 overseas. Incoming international students have the option of studying at Chester for a single semester - both September and January intakes - or for a full-year.
We are a member of the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP). ISEP is a worldwide network for international education consisting of 245 member institutions in the United States and 35 other countries. Since 1979, ISEP has made it possible for more than 21,000 students to study in another country. Through ISEP, you have access to over 120 colleges and universities in the United States. You will also have access to more than 50 universities in Asia, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
ISEP offers a diverse range of sites and programmes that combine opportunities for intellectual and personal growth with immersion in another culture. Through reciprocal exchange and other innovative and cost-effective approaches, students have access to affordable, high quality study abroad programmes as an integral part of their education.
The programme is designed so that Chester students who exchange throughout the ISEP network pay all of their fees, including room and board, to their home institution and take up a place at a host institution, with no money changing hands.
Wichita State University, Kansas: A co-educational university, situated in the heart of the Midwest. Set in an attractive campus, Wichita State teaches similar subjects to those taught at Chester.
University of Chester students will also have the opportunity to study in Australia:
This university is the regional university of New South Wales and provides study in five areas: Health Sciences, Science and Agriculture, Education, Commerce, Art.
Federation University Australia – Mt. Helen campus:
Located 10 kilometres from the Ballarat city centre, and 90 minutes by car or train from Victoria’s capital city Melbourne; FedUni Mt. Helen is surrounded by park and natural bushland and is attended by more than 4,500 students. Study is available in courses from the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Education and Arts, the Faculty of Science; and the Faculty of Health.
This will be a great opportunity to live, study and work 'down under!'. Exchanges will take place in Year 2/Level 5.