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  • Locations: Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/10/2018 10/20/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Accounting, American Studies, Ancient Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Technology Administration, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering (general), English, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media & Communication Studies, Modern Languages & Linguistics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration & Policy Program Type: UMBC Exchange
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Estimated Cost of Attendance: $10,001-$12,000
Program Description:
Swansea University

About the University:
With around 10,300 students Swansea University is substantial enough to have excellent facilities, but small enough to have a friendly feel. The university occupies a modern and compact campus. All undergraduate teaching takes place at the Singleton Park campus, where the administrative, academic, social, and some residential buildings are conveniently grouped together. Most buildings overlook the beautiful Swansea Bay. The university is a short distance from both downtown Swansea and the scenic Gower Peninsula, a national park and area of outstanding natural beauty. Swansea University participants may join more than 120 student-run clubs and societies. These societies cover hobbies, pastimes, political and religious interests, as well as serve social and entertainment functions. Membership in these organizations provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and make friends with British students with similar interests. Additionally, the student union offers trips in the surrounding areas and Europe throughout the semester.

About the City: 
Swansea University is located on Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Britain's first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. As Wales' second city, Swansea enjoys a full range of social, cultural and sporting amenities and excellent transport links: London is 192 miles away, under three hours by train, and Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is less than an hour away. From the campus you can travel along the sea front to the Marina and the city center, or to the vibrant old fishing village of Mumbles. Situated between the lively modern city of Swansea and the unspoiled beaches of the Gower Peninsula the location is unparalleled. The Gower ends at thespectacular three-mile beach of Rhosili, which is a haven for surfers. The south coast also attracts walkers, wind surfers, rock climbers and hang-gliding enthusiasts. The area also provides a natural field laboratory for the University, and field trips to the peninsula are part of life for 
students studying natural sciences.
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Course Information: 
Students can choose from a variety of modules (courses) available at Swansea University. Swansea University maintains faculties (colleges) of Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Law, and Education. In searching for courses, please note that some courses are year-long and cannot be taken for one semester only. Additionally, some fields require fall students to be present for final exams in January: Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics. See Swansea academic information for most up to date details. Students wishing to study these subjects should pursue studying for the Academic Year or the Spring. The most popular faculties for American students are American Studies, Business, English, History, Media Studies, and Psychology. Please check Swansea's course catalog for the courses available this coming semester. 
Housing Options: 
Swansea University offers on-campus housing for international students. It should be noted, that housing is not guaranteed and students are recommended to apply for housing as soon as they are accepted to the program. Campus housing will consist of apartments with single bedrooms as well as a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living area. Housing will be located either directly on campus or a short bus ride away.

Program Requirements:
  • Fall, Spring or Academic Year
  • GPA: 3.0

How To Apply:
There are several steps you must complete before you can apply to a Study Abroad program. After you have completed all the first steps you can apply to this program by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. Please note that you must complete both UMBC's Study Abroad Office Application and all supplemental material submissions before the application deadline.  Please note there are limited spots available for each UMBC exchange.

Other Useful Links: 
Getting Started
Study Abroad 101
Scheduling an appointment
Receiving Academic Credit while Abroad 
Financial Aid Transfer 
Health & Safety 
Parents & Family 

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