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  1. Student exchange programmes Faculty of Spatial Sciences, 2014/2015 November 13, 2013 – 15:00 5412.0020 (Blauwe Zaal) Paul van Steen

  2. Student exchanges.... A few questions.... • Why study abroad? • For whom? When? How long? • Where to? To do what? • How to prepare? Information? • Costs? Subsidies? • How to apply? Selection? Some answers....

  3. Why study abroad? • New, additional courses • Language • Learn about culture, people, country • Improve quality CV • Personal motives • New perspective on own country, culture, discipline (the ‘mirror’ function) • Confrontation with yourself

  4. For whom? When? How long? (1) • Bachelor students– in thirdyear: • - semester 1: courses (in stead of 'Minor' at RUG), • - semester 2.b (forexample, Bachelorthesis) • Master students- semester 1 or 2 • Approval of curriculum coordinatorneeded(credits; conflict with FRW curriculum?) • Minimum 3 months, sometimes 4 or 5 months(problem/challenge: different academictimetables)

  5. For whom? When? How long? (2) Otherconditions: • Ifacademic level abroad is equivalent. • If host university has space/capacity. • Ifthere is a ‘balance’ in studentsexchanged. • Ifyou have sufficientprogress in FRW curriculum.

  6. What can you do abroad? • Courses - sometimesvery ‘different’, language!, time period (seriousdifferences in academictimetables) • Bachelorthesis- noteverywhere, FRW staff member is primary supervisor; ONLY abroad in 2b • Masterthesis - noteverywhere, FRW staff member is primary supervisor, time period? - NEURUS

  7. Some ‘solutions’ to some ‘problems’ • Bachelor: compulsoryexcursion2b (in SG&P) - ifyou go abroadwhenexcursion is offered, youcanapplyforwaiverforexcursion (but youneedanother 5 EC course tocompensate) - ‘costs’, benefits • Bachelor and Master: combination of BA project (or MSc thesis) andelective course abroad • Master thesis: if host universityonlyallowsfor course participation, work 100% independently on MSc thesis

  8. Some ‘solutions’ to some ‘problems’ • Bachelor: if you have already developed a delay in your curriculum, include 7th semester in your plans • Master: if you have already developed a delay in your curriculum, include 3rd semester in your plans But: study abroad need not cause delays in your study

  9. Where can you go to? (1) Important distinction: • FRW partners: Exchanges to partner universities of the Faculty ofSpatial Sciences = many options, more flexibility, lesscompetition • RUG partners: Exchanges to partner universities of the University of Groningen = very few options, often extreme competition

  10. Where can you go to? (2) A. European partners Spatial Sciences (Erasmus) B. Non-European partners Spatial Sciences C. European partners other RUG Faculties (Erasmus) D. Non-European partners University of Groningen E. Rest of the world A to E: easy (A) todifficult(C, D, E) toarrange; many (A) tovery few (D, E) scholarshipsavailable; short (A) tovery long (D, E) preparation time, etc.

  11. Partners of FRW = SpatialSciences 1. In Europe: • 30partners in 15 countries • Verylimitedaccess to 200+ partners of otherRUG Faculties (e.g., Arts; Economics & Business) • Erasmus scholarshipalmost ‘guaranteed’ 2. Outside Europe: • North America: USA + Canada • Oceania, Asia: New Zealand, Indonesia

  12. Partners FRW - United Kingdom 1. Coleraine Newcastle Reading + Leeds, Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh

  13. Partners FRW - United Kingdom Reading • Courses • Human Geography • October-December, January-March • Campus, residence halls for students

  14. Partners FRW - United Kingdom Newcastle • Courses • School of Geography, Politics and Sociology • September-January, February - May

  15. Partners FRW - United Kingdom Coleraine • Courses, BA project, MSc project • Human Geography, Environmental Sciences • late Sept - late January; late January - early June • Campus, most students stay in Portrush or Portstewart

  16. Partners FRW - NW Europe Joensuu • courses in English • Sept/Dec, Jan/March • Stockholm • bachelor/MSc courses • also MSc thesis Agder – new partner Lund - courses!

  17. Partners FRW - East/Central Europe Riga, Jelgava (Latvia) Wroclaw, Krakow (Poland) Vienna (Austria) 2x! Budapest (Hungary) Pecs(Hungary) Istanbul (Turkey) Volos(Greece)

  18. Partners FRW - East/Central Europe Riga • BA project, also in 2b • MSc thesis • Growing number of courses (outside Geography) in English Jelgava - Agricultural Univ. (BA projects)

  19. Partners FRW - East/Central Europe Vienna • University of Economics & Business Administration • includes Dept. of Regional and Urban Planning • large no. of courses, incl. large number in English • 2 full semesters (exchange in 1 semester)

  20. Partners FRW - East/Central Europe Pecs • BA project, also in 2b • MSc thesis • small number of courses in Geography/Nature Sciences • Budapest • MSc thesis • MSc courses

  21. Partners FRW - Germany Bremen ( + Oldenburg) Berlin • Geography, Planning • + Ba project / MSc thesis Munster - Geography, Planning • Frankfurt amMain • Geography !!! Semesters in Germany October - February, April - August

  22. Partners FRW - SW Europe Zaragoza • ‘traditional’ teaching (in Spanish) • Ba project, MSc thesis • Lisbon • BA project, MSc thesis

  23. Partners FRW - Rest of Europe Italy - Milan • planning, architecture, economicgeography Greece - Volos • planning, regionaldevelopment

  24. Partners of Spatial Sciences 1. In Europe: • 30partners in 15 countries • Verylimitedaccess to 200+ partners of otherRuGFaculties (e.g., Arts; Economics & Business) • Erasmus scholarshipalmost ‘guaranteed’ 2. Outside Europe: • North America: USA + Canada • Oceania, Asia: New Zealand, Indonesia?

  25. Partners FRW - USA Seattle Geneseo Urbana Omaha Irvine Phoenix Gainesville NEURUS partner

  26. Partners FRW - USA, exchanges Geneseo, NY • Courses • Ba project • MSc thesis • Campus town • Geography + Planning

  27. Partners FRW - USA, Exchanges Seattle, WA • Priority for MSc students • Priority for students Real Estate, Planning or Economic Geography • courses • ‘trimester’ system: Sep-Dec, Jan- March (Apr-Jun not possible) • ‘in city’ campus location

  28. Partners FRW - USA, Exchanges Omaha, Nebraska • Geography, International Studies • courses

  29. Partners FRW - United States Fees • Student exchange programmes: students do notpaytuitionfees ('collegegeld') • However: students do paylocalfees, e.g. for on-campus health services, sportsfacilities; sometimesalsoforuse of computer labs, library

  30. Partners FRW - NEURUS NEURUS Network for European and US Regionaland Urban Studies Europe: Groningen, Berlin, Vienna ( + more) Asia: South Korea USA: Irvine, Urbana,Gainesville, Phoenix

  31. Partners FRW - NEURUS NEURUS - for MSc thesis • Arrive in USA in January • September: seminar EU: present and discuss research proposal MSc thesis • September: workshop EU (research methods) • January - May: MSc thesis ( + course possible) • April: seminar USA: present work-in-progress • April: workshop USA (policy implementations)

  32. Partners FRW - New Zealand Auckland • BSc and MSc students, Geography and Planning • academic year: February-June, July-November • 2 students per year

  33. Partners of University of Groningen • Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand 12 • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 8 • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 4 • Chinese University of Hong Kong 6 • Osaka University, Japan 2 • Concordia University, Montreal, Canada PM • University of Calgary, Canada 6 • McGill University, Quebec, Canada 1 • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada PM • University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, United States 3 • UniversidadNacionalAutonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 20 Unfortunately... seriouscompetitionwithstudentsfromother RUG Faculties…

  34. Student exchanges.... A few questions.... • Why study abroad? • For whom? When? How long? • Where to? To do what? • How to prepare? Information? • Costs? Subsidies? • How to apply? Selection? Some answers....

  35. Preparations (1) Collect information • website FRW (‘Information for students’) • travel reports FRW students, Student Support Desk Identify or create time in study programme • decide what to do, and when (timetables!) • find other students (for Ba project) Make shortlist of possible/desired destinations

  36. Preparations (2) Have personal talk with Paul van Steen • 20min., sign in (seelist on room door 0.19) – prepare yourself! Make budget • expenses vs. subsidies Fill in application form • availableat Student Support Desk (for FRW + RUG partners) • submitbefore January 11, 2014

  37. Costs • Travel • Housing abroad • Other survival expenses abroad • Decide on ‘local’ travel behaviour • Tuition fees (waived if you go to FRW or RuG partner)

  38. Funds • IBG/DUO scholarshipcontinues (advance payment) • reimbursement OV card (at this moment: € 99/month) • rent room Groningen? • additionalscholarship: • Erasmus (€ 220/month) or Marco Polo • GUF = ‘Groningen Universiteits Fonds’: € 300 or nothing (tip: share in BA project) • other, private funds (Studenten Service Centrum)

  39. Application & Selection (1) 1. Submitapplication form in time: • beforeJanuary 11, 2014 for FRW & RUG partners in mailbox Paul van Steen (ground floor) • Submissionof application form is expression of ‘seriousintention’ toparticipate, but not (yet) a contract • In January/February: selection of non-EU destinations, next (in February/March): selection of EU destinations

  40. Application & Selection (2) 4. Ifdemandfor FRW partner > contract specification: • we willtryto let everybody go • ifnotpossible: selection (motivation, progress in studyprogramme, advise of program coordinators) 5. IfdemandforRuG partner > contract specification: seriouscompetition, chancesnotthat high

  41. Questions? Questions?

  42. Thank you - See you in Elsewhere!