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1 MAUI Exchange (Mid-American Universities International)

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3  In the heart of the Mediterranean lies the archipelago of the Republic of Malta  Situated halfway between North Africa and Europe  Consists of three islands (Malta, Gozo, Comino) making up 122 square miles  Don’t let the small size fool you – Malta is one of the most densely populated countries worldwide (350,000 residents)  Over 7,000 years of history  Vacation destination for its relaxed lifestyle, the Mediterranean and the weather  Mediterranean climate: dry, hot summers; warm, wet falls; short, cool winters  Main languages are Maltese and English  Euro is the currency

4 Sports  Rock climbing  Paragliding  Wakeboarding  Scuba diving  Water skiing  Attend a sailing regatta  Golf  Jet skiing  Horseback riding  Malta Marathon  Maltese lawn bowling  Clay pigeon shooting  Museum of Archaeology  The War Museum  Megalithic temples (including the oldest temple in the world)  Catacombs  WWII sites  Historical reenactments  Museum of Roman Antiquities  National Museum of Fine Arts  Nadur Carnival (music)  Shopping Attractions

5 Malta International Airport is in few hours flying time from many major European cities The national airline, Air Malta, has flights coming and going from Europe Take a ferry from another Mediterranean port to the island of Malta Check sites like Student Universe and STA Travel for deals exclusively for students

6 Malta has a public bus transport system of its own Take a “Smart Cab,” a battery- powered, chauffeur-driven vehicle that you hail Orient yourself by taking a vintage bus sightseeing tour, or an open-top sightseeing double-decker bus White taxi service available If you rent a car, international driver’s licenses are accepted, but remember in Malta they drive on the left side of the road!

7 Public institution 10,000 students (600 foreign/exchange students) from 60 different countries Three campuses: Msida (main campus), Valletta (Malta’s capital), Gozo Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorates offered

8  Arts  Built environment  Dental surgery  Economics  Management and accountancy  Education  Engineering  Health sciences  Information and communication technology  Law  Media and knowledge services  Medicine and surgery  Science and theology

9 Anglo-Italian Studies Baroque Studies Confucius Criminology Earth Systems Islands & Small States Linguistics Maltese Studies Public Administration & Management Physical Education & Sport Sustainable Development Sustainable Energy Tourism, Travel & Culture The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design & Development of Thinking The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies The Mediterranean Institute International Maritime Law Institute

10 Center for Biomedical Cybernetics Center for Environmental Education and Research Center for Family Studies Center for Labor Studies Center for Literacy European Center for Gerontology European Center of Educational Resilience & Socio-emotional Health Euro-Mediterranean Center for Educational Research Euro-Mediterranean Center on Insular Coastal Dynamics Malta Operational Center and the European Documentation & Research Center

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12 Fall semester: October 3, 2011 – February 8, 2012 Winter semester: February 9, 2012 – June 30, 2012 Year-long program: October 3, 2011 – June 30, 2012 Exam Schedule: January 21, 2012 – February 8, 2012 (fall), May 31, 2012 – June 30 2012 (winter) Orientation: September 30, 2011 (fall), February 7, 2012 (winter) Application Deadlines: May 15 (fall, year-long), October 30 (winter) List of Malta holidays when university is closed: http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/110028/P ublic_Holidays_in_Malta_2011-2012.pdf http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/110028/P ublic_Holidays_in_Malta_2011-2012.pdf

13 Universities considered a part of the organization, Mid- American Universities International (MAUI), have partnered with the Utrecht Network: 31 European universities, to promote educational opportunities overseas Study opportunities for fall, winter and year-long programs Registration takes place once student arrives in Malta All courses taught in English besides foreign language courses A-F grading scale applies Teaching style: teacher/student contact, lectures, tutorials and a focus on independent study

14 Electronic online application, found here: http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/317 20/Application_visiting_students.pdf http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/317 20/Application_visiting_students.pdf Along with your application form, you are to include: Two passport sized photographs Copy of your birth certificate Official university transcript Copies of any certificates or qualifications Photocopy of passport (pages with personal details and expiration date) English language proficiency certificate, when needed Medical health form Official recommendation letter from home institution

15 7-8 bedroom townhouses available Five bathrooms Hot and cold water Each room can be occupied by one or two students Housing approximately two miles from campus Complimentary bus service regularly runs between residences and campus Large communal pool Private grounds Walking distance of Lija, a small town Free wi-fi access Dining choices: various meal plans available or cook at your residence Visit www.universityresidence.com for more information on accomodationwww.universityresidence.com

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17 Monthly estimation of costs Accommodation - $431 Meals $383 Telephone - $64 Local Transport - $48 Books, stationery, etc. - $96 Leisure activities - $223 Clothes, laundry - $32 Total - $1,277 Insurance coverage for health, medical evacuation and repatriation Medical health tests to be completed within 15 days of arrival in Malta (approx. $39) Residence permit to be bought within the first month (approx. $30) Other expenses

18 If you stay in Malta less than three months, you are not required to have a Visa If you stay longer than three months in Malta, you are required to obtain a uniform residence permit: Application form Two passport-sized photographs Proof of Malta residence Financial proof of sufficient funds Application fee Endorsement letter from the University of Malta Form available here: http://www.mfa.gov.mt/Library/Citizenship%20Forms%20and %20Templates/CEA20%20-%203rdCountry_Euros.pdf http://www.mfa.gov.mt/Library/Citizenship%20Forms%20and %20Templates/CEA20%20-%203rdCountry_Euros.pdf

19 ACCESS – Disability Support Unit Chaplaincy Counseling services Campus events team Kids Point – child care facility University IT services University library services University sports club

20 Contact Information University of Malta contact for incoming students Marlene Debono International & EU Office University of Malta Msida, MSD2080 Malta. Europe Tel: +356— 2340 2370 Fax: +356-2131 6941 Email: marlene.debono@um.edu.mtmarlene.debono@um.edu.mt Utrecht Network contact Anna Callus International & EU Office Room 105 Administration Building University of Malta Tel no: +356 2340 2591 Fax: +356 2131 6941 Email: anna.callus@um.edu.mtanna.callus@um.edu.mt University of Malta website: http://www.um.edu.mt Tips for traveling abroad: http://travel.state.gov/trave l/tips/tips_1232.html http://travel.state.gov/trave l/tips/tips_1232.html K-State Study Abroad Website: http://www.k- state.edu/studyabroad/http://www.k- state.edu/studyabroad/ Application to K-State Study Abroad: https://ksu.studioabroad.c om/ https://ksu.studioabroad.c om/ Helpful sites


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