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Fall 2018: EXCHANGE Global E3

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Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner institutions in the Global E3 consortium. It is anticipated that up to 7 spots per year will be available..
Program Description
In 2015, the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering joined Global E3 (Global Engineering Education Exchange), a consortium of 35 engineering schools in the U.S. and 35 partner institutions in nearly 20 countries internationally.

As an exchange program, Global E3 provides an affordable means for students to study abroad with transfer credit for agreed upon coursework. Students can study in the fall, spring, or the full academic year. The list of participating universities can be found at the Global E3 website. Students must apply and be accepted through UD before completing the formal application through the Global E3 or partner institution websites. Bypassing this step will void your application.

General Info
Global E3 is a consortium of over 70 schools of engineering and computer science in the U.S. and internationally, providing a vehicle for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to study outside their own country in any of over 20 other countries.

Global E3 students are nominated by their home institution and receive academic credit at home for their academic work completed abroad during either spring or fall semesters, or during a full academic year. University of Delaware students may take engineering coursework in an international setting while paying UD tuition. During this international experience, students are able to improve their foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience while taking engineering coursework. At some institutions, students may have the opportunity to take on a supplemental internship before or after their study abroad experience.

Students
Students are nominated by UD to participate in the Global E3 exchange and receive credit at home for academic work completed abroad. They study overseas at one of over 30 member institutions for one or two semesters, typically in their junior year.

Integral to the program is intensive language instruction and the opportunity for students to undertake a practical internship in an industrial setting or laboratory in the host country. The internship component is an especially valuable element in strengthening the international and professional competency of the students, as well as a unique opportunity for host companies to become acquainted with these talented young people at an early stage in their careers.

The program is competitive, selecting only the most promising students with sufficient language ability to successfully complete coursework overseas and engage in a meaningful work experience in industry. In order to expand the opportunities for outstanding students with minimal foreign language ability, some members outside the United States provide instruction in English as well as the home country language. See the current list of participating international universities (member institutions) for more information.

Language: The language of instruction depends on the university in the Global E3 program. For university-specific lists of courses available in English, please visit the member university websites through the Global E3 portal once your UD Global E3 representatives have nominated you and your personal account has been set up. The links to each university participating indicates the corresponding language of instruction.

Calendar: The calendars are generally similar to that of the University of Delaware but the specific dates are determined by each university. Please consult the Global E3 website for specific dates.

Visas and Passports: Students will likely require a visa before departure in order to study at a foreign institution; requirements vary depending upon the country. A Student Visa application can only be completed once students have received their Confirmation of Enrollment Form from the participant university. This form is only released once students have paid all of the requested fees and met all of the conditions of their offer. Students should budget approximately $250 USD for visa fees and expenses. (Non-U.S. citizens may have additional requirements and should consult with UD's Office of International Students and Scholars regarding the status of their U.S. visa and their ability to re-enter the U.S.)

Transportation: Transportation costs are borne by the students. Most Global E3 universities provide route and transportation options from nearby airports to the respective campuses.

Housing: Students are encouraged to live on campus and to apply for such housing in advance. Every participant university has housing available; however, the reservation is a responsibility of the participating students.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker).
Courses are taught in English or the local language and can vary from semester to semester. Only courses completed with the equivalent grade of “C” or better will transfer back to UD. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure, and to have the host institution send an official transcript to UD upon conclusion of the program.
Requirements
All University of Delaware undergraduates are eligible to apply. A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 is required, and students must have completed at least two full semesters at UD prior to participation. Students must submit the online application by the deadline, as well as one letter of recommendation submitted online by a UD faculty member.

Students who intend to take coursework in a language other than English must demonstrate adequate proficiency in the target language (normally equivalent to completion of at least 300-level coursework in the target language at UD).

Students apply directly to the participant universities after being accepted into the exchange by the Institute for Global Studies. Prior consultation with the program coordinator (see contact information below) is required for all participants. No direct Global E3 applications from the students will be accepted by the participating universities.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $0.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,935.00$15,930.00
Students pay their regular undergraduate full-time tuition to the University of Delaware via normal UD billing and payment procedures; they do not pay fees, on-campus housing, or meal plan. Students do not pay a program fee to the Institute for Global Studies. Students who receive financial aid or scholarships that normally apply to tuition or other on-campus costs should seek confirmation from Student Financial Services that these will continue to apply abroad.

All travel and living expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Global E3 provides a list of resources, including scholarships, relevant for their summer and semester abroad programs.
Scholarships
Scholarships are available for full-time UD undergraduate students accepted to UD exchange programs.
Deadlines
All application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program Application by 5pm onFebruary 15, 2018
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
Contacts
Kim Bothi
Faculty Director
102 DuPont Hall
302-831-2852
kbothi@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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