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ATCM student exchange abroad. Contents: Exchange information European exchange Australian & New Zealand exchange Exchange to China Any questions? By Roger.

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1 ATCM student exchange abroad

2 Contents: Exchange information European exchange Australian & New Zealand exchange Exchange to China Any questions? By Roger Howard Taylor Mobile:

3 Student exchange abroad Why do I want to go on exchange? Its very important to consider why!

4 Pros & Cons of student international exchange Positive points (pros) Develop language skills Learn different tradition Become open minded Learn new skills Function in a new culture Make new friends and an international network Self development Learn about yourself New environment

5 Pros & Cons of student international exchange Negative points (cons): Language difficulties Different culture & values Transport, living costs Accommodation standard Home sickness (family, friends, food) Teaching methodology Computer software, internet etc. Isolation & insecure

6 Semesters at home and abroad

7 Exchange on equivalent semesters abroad Many universities abroad do not have teaching in English language. Its is difficult to find a semester that has the same contents as yours at VIA. Teaching methodology can be very different for example more individual work than group work.

8 The exchange planning process Start as early as possible Europe: Start early in the semester before you want to go abroad. Outside Europe: Start the planning process one year before you plan to go. Visa procedures, etc. may take a long time (Australia/New Zealand 3 months).

9 International partners & semesters

10 If VIA does not have an agreement If it is a new university or college that VIA does not have an agreement with, contact the institution yourself and ask if you can study with them as an exchange student.

11 International contact persons at VIA If you choose one of our partners on the list contact: Hanne Miller International coordinator tel: Or

12 International contact persons at VIA Roger Howard Taylor International marketing coordinator Tel:

13 International contact persons at VIA EU & Erasmus funding & scholarships: Karen Brostrøm tel: Temporary: Anna Evelina Larsen Tel:

14 EU & Erasmus scholarships A study and learning agreement must be made between VIA and the exchange Institute. The agreements and other useful information can be found on studienet, see this link: ¤ There is no garuantee that you will receive an Erasmus scholarship. ¤

15 EU & Erasmus scholarships Study scholarship Erasmus scholarships: 250 EUR/month You must be an EU citizen or have a permanent residence permit or official status as a refugee in an EU country (+ Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Turkey). The study period must take place in an EU country or in Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Turkey. The foreign university must have a bilateral LLP agreement with VIA University College.

16 EU & Erasmus scholarships Workplacement scholarship Erasmus grants: 325 EUR/month You must be an EU citizen or have a permanent residence permit or official status as a refugee in an EU country (+ Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Turkey). The placement period must take place in an EU country or in Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Turkey.

17 Study abroad program for Danish citizens Study abroad scholarships Danish Citizens who are entitled to receive the monthly Danish State grant S.U. can have tuition fees paid overseas up to a certain amount. Contact S.U. Administration office in your institution Read more on ”Udlandsstipendium”.

18 EU & Erasmus scholarships Before you leave: Check that all your documents are correctly filled out and signed by the right persons before you leave. Dead lines for sending your documents to the study administration must be respected. If your documents are not filled out correctly or your documents are delivered after the deadline, you could be refused a scholarship.

19 Approval of semesters abroad A study program abroad must be approved and a learning agreement made and sent to the host university. Contact VIAs international office about your wishes. You must be approved for an exchange abroad by your departments leader/teachers

20 Grades and semesters Full time students If you would like to go on exchange in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th semesters you must have an average grade of 4 or higher. Merit students To be approved for exchange for the 7th semester you must have grades of 4 & 4 or higher for the 4th and 5th semesters.

21 Accomodation abroad Most universities & colleges provide or give you information about accommodation. Before you sign an accomodation contract make sure it is the place you want to live, for the semester abroad.

22 Important links scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm

23 Exchange abroad will change you studying abroad will increase your awareness about yourself and your own life. It will also give you a good idea of what it is like to work abroad in an international enviroment. Good Luck Roger & Hanne


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