• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Oklahoma

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):

    20

    General University Website:

    http://www.ou.edu

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    www.ou.edu/internationalexchange

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Incoming: Katie Richardson, Exchange Student Coordinator  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    729 Elm Avenue, Room 144, Norman OK  73019
    (p) 405-325-3337, (f) 405-325-0197

    Outgoing: Loy Macari, Senior Study Abroad Adviser  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    729 Elm Avenue, Room 144, Norman OK  73019
    (p) 405-325-1693, (f) 405-325-7387

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    studyabroad.ou.edu (“Application Login”)

    The Exchange Student Coordinator creates applications based on nominations; students cannot create their own applications.  The Exchange Student Coordinator contacts nominated students via email, notifying them once an application has been created and providing them with detailed instructions on the application process.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    They have the same process.

    Other important notes

    All documents for the application process must be uploaded as electronic files through the online system before the student can be admitted in the main OU Admissions system. Original documents or hard copy applications will NOT be accepted, as our application process is conducted completely online.

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    College of Architecture, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, College of Business, College of Earth & Energy, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Journalism & Mass Communication, College of International Studies, College of Law 

    There are many departments within each college at the University of Oklahoma.  More detail is available on this website.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes - all courses at the graduate-level must be approved by the department, regardless of the student’s level at his/her home institution. Additionally, no graduate-level coursework taken while on exchange at the University of Oklahoma may later be applied to a University of Oklahoma degree if the student returns to OU.

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    College of Architecture, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, College of Earth & Energy, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Journalism & Mass Communication, College of International Studies, College of Law

    There are many departments within each college at the University of Oklahoma.  More detail is available on this website.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes - subject to departmental approval 

    Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    None

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Coursework offered at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City or the OU Tulsa campus

         --Ex: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Telecommunications

    College of Continuing Education coursework

         --Ex: Aviation, Administrative Leadership, Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice

    College of Business coursework at the graduate level (numbered 5000 and above)

         --Ex: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, and Management Information Systems

    Department of Economics coursework at the graduate level (and some at the undergraduate level)

    Department of Energy Management

    Websites for course offerings

    classnav.ou.edu

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    All exchange students are considered “non-degree” (no undergraduate v. graduate distinction).
    Minimum: 12 OU credits
    Maximum: 15 OU credits

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    In Advance – Students should send course registration requests to the Exchange Student Coordinator who works on permissions and enrollment.  Full-time enrollment cannot be guaranteed in advance and may continue upon arrival.

    Upon Arrival – Students may also register for courses after arrival, as they have the first two weeks of the semester to finalize their schedule.

    Language Requirements

    iBT TOEFL:
    Undergraduate coursework: 61, Graduate coursework: 79, College of Law: 90

    IELTS:
    Undergraduate coursework: 6.0, Graduate coursework: 6.5, College of Law: 7.0

    On a case-by-case basis, this requirement can be waived by the Exchange Student Coordinator if the student comes from a university with sufficient English classes.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    International TOEFL or IELTS score required at the time of nomination – the certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the time of intended study at OU.  For example, if the student wishes to participate on exchange in Fall 2017, the language score certificate must be from August 2015 or more recent.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    None

    Are there any special advising or registration concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    All course registration and enrollment is handled by the Exchange Student Coordinator.  Departmental restrictions are highlighted above, and course approvals are based upon prerequisite coursework and language ability.  All concerns about course availability and eligibility can be directed to the Exchange Student Coordinator.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    03/20/17

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Deadline to nominate for Fall: 15 March
    Deadline to complete application for Fall: 15 April

    Deadline to nominate for Spring: 15 September
    Deadline to complete application for Spring: 10 October

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    http://www.ou.edu/admissions/academic_calendar

    Examination Period(s)

    Fall: mid December
    Spring: early May

    Examinations take place in the week following the last class session, according to the Academic Calendar above.

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January)

    There is no break between courses and exams.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Students are asked to arrive to campus one week prior to the first day of classes.

    The New International Student Orientation (NISO) experience includes four components:
    1)    a pre-departure Mandatory Internet Orientation, covering topics in immigration, healthy and safety, and academic and social integrity
    2)    Airport Transport where students are greeted by OU students and staff at the airport and shuttled to campus
    3)    an ISS Arrival Appointment where students report to the International Student Services office to complete immigration-related tasks
    4)    Crimson Connection, a required, in-person orientation on campus where students are introduced to various aspects of OU and get to meet fellow international students

    The NISO Experience is mandatory; students are charged $200 for the NISO Experience in their first semester on campus.  Crimson Connection takes place on Wednesday before classes in Fall and on Thursday before classes in Spring.

    Course registration deadline

    Students may request courses prior to arrival, but full course registration is not guaranteed until the second week of classes.  All effort is made to enroll students prior to arrival, but students should be flexible and should expect changes.

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    $2400 per semester for Traditions Square, $1200 per semester for Kraettli (paid by semester prior to arrival)

    Meals

    Meal plans (optional): $263 for block plan of 25 meals

    Regular grocery expenses: $400-600 per month, depending on student needs

    Books

    $250-500 per semester

    Local Transportation

    $25-50 (free university bus system)

    Health Insurance

    Approximately $550-700 per semester

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    It is recommend that students bring $300-500 per month for personal expenses.


    $20 SoonerCard ID
    $75 International Maintenance Student Fee (each semester)
    $50 Exchange Student Program Fee (each semester)

    Students must be prepared to show bank statements in support of the Form DS-2019 immigration document.  Students must demonstrate access to $7500 US if staying for one semester or $13,000 US if staying for one year.

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes – In order to waive the OU Student Health Plan insurance, the student’s home insurance must meet the strict criteria outlined on the Human Resources Offices: http://hr.ou.edu/Students/Student-GA-Health-Insurance/Norman#4175145-international-students   The application to waive coverage is completed online after arrival; all documentation must be in English.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    01/12/17

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes – Housing contracts are created based on the preference indicated by the student in his/her program application.  The students will then be contacted by the Housing Office to complete their contract and their rent payment. While OU cannot guarantee on-campus housing for all exchange students, every effort will be made to house exchange students on campus who meet the deadlines communicated to them by the Exchange Student Coordinator.

    Off-campus housing is available, but this is not facilitated through the International Student Services Office.  Off-campus housing options are generally only feasible for exchange students planning to study at the University of Oklahoma for a full academic year.

    Housing options

    Traditions Square (apartments)
    Kraettli Complex (apartments)
    Off-campus

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    housing.ou.edu 
    Luis Salvatierra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    The housing application is separate, but it is managed through the Exchange Student Coordinator once initial applications are approved online.  The housing application deadline is specified in email correspondence with the students.  Payment is required at the time of contract completion.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Goddard Health Center, goddard.ou.edu or ou.edu/healthservices

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    No

    Additional Notes

    Oklahoma state law requires that all students who enroll as a full-time or part-time student in an Oklahoma public or private postsecondary institution provide documentation of vaccinations against Hepatitis B (three doses) and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR - two doses).  The University of Oklahoma policy requires students who hold US visas to provide evidence of having been tested for Tuberculosis within six months prior to attending classes for the first time; this can also be completed for free upon arrival.

    Last Updated

    01/12/17

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017

  • General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    10

    General University Website:

    http://www.unomaha.edu/

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    http://world.unomaha.edu/

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Emily Hassenstab
    Manager of Education Abroad and Global Partnerships
    6001 Dodge St., ASH 220B
    Omaha, NE 68182
    phone 1-402-554-2293, fax 1-402-554-2949
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Nominated students will receive a detailed e-mail regarding the application procedure.  Application materials can be found at: http://world.unomaha.edu/admissions/.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Graduate admission usually takes 4-8 weeks after all documents received for admission decision on average and additional documents may be required. Undergraduate admissions are able to be processed more quickly and will have fewer requirements. International Admissions will guide students through this process.

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Area Studies, Biology, Business, Communication, Computer and Information Sciences, Education, Engineering, Foreign Languages and Literature, Health Sciences, English Language and Literature, History, Social Work, International Studies, Law, Criminal Justice, Library and Information Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Physical Sciences, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports Studies

    http://www.unomaha.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes, pending approval from graduate college and department. 

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    http://www.unomaha.edu/academics/graduate-education/ 
    Psychology unavailable.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Psychology (graduate level)

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Architecture, Psychology (graduate), and Interior Design. Education courses are limited.

    Websites for course offerings

    https://mavlink.nebraska.edu/psp/mavlink/NBO/HRMS/?cmd=logout

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    12-15 credits, undergraduate
    9-15 credits, graduate (9-12 hours recommended)

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    In Advance 

    Language Requirements

    English language proficiency required.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Before admission.
    Undergraduate Students:  61 IBT, 500 TOEFL or 6 IELTS
    Graduate Students:  varies by program

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    ILUNO (Eight week intensive language program)  http://world.unomaha.edu/iluno/index.php 
    Tuition & Fee Cost for 8 week program $1,800/ Insurance $281
    Tuition & Fee Cost for 16 week program $3,600/ /Insurance $562
    Living Expenses: contact advisor for further details

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Students accepted to our program will receive assistance with course registration through the Study Abroad Office

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Fall 2017: May 15
    Spring 2018: November 15
    *Late applications will be considered based on availability of housing and exchange openings. These deadlines are usually flexible. Nomination deadlines one month before application deadlines.

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall 2017: August 21 - December 15
    Spring 2018: January 8 - May 3

    International Student Orientation takes place during the week preceding semester start dates.

    Examination period(s)

    Fall 2017: December 11 - December 15
    Spring 2018: April 30 - May 3

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    No, there is no break.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    International Student Orientations are held the week prior to the start of each new term. All new students are required to attend the orientation. Visit http://world.unomaha.edu/advising/getting_started.php for the most up to date orientation schedules.

    Course registration deadline

    Students should try to complete registration prior to arrival if possible as courses fill quickly. Course registration must be complete prior to the first day of classes.

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    (approx.) $600 per month ($3396/semester)

    Combined room & board estimated at $4458.00 for a semester.

    Meals

    (depending on habits, approx.) $400 per month, kitchen available in student housing.

    Books

    (approx.) $500 per term

    Local Transportation

    (approx.) $100 per month

    Health Insurance

    (approx.) $850 per term

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Personal expenses (approx.) $1815.00

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes, all health insurance must be approved by UNO Student Health Services during Orientation Week.

    Beginning January 1, 2017, all UNO international students will be required to be enrolled in the StudentBlue Health and Dental Insurance plan. Waivers will only be reviewed for students who have an active financial guarantee or have a US based employer plan. Students who are eligible to waive coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) must submit a waiver application and all required documentation by the Waiver Deadline Date. Any student who is covered under a health insurance plan that does not meet all of the applicable requirements will not be allowed to waive out of SHIP.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    01/12/17

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes, all students are required to live in on-campus, apartment style housing and receive application information via email from the Manager of Education Abroad or International Student Advisors.

    Housing options

    On-Campus Housing: University Village

    (Homestay options are available on a limited basis)

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    http://universityvillage.unomaha.edu/
    Trent Fredricksen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Housing applications can be completed via MavLINK once the student has completed the UNO admissions process.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    UNO has a full service health center which includes robust personal fitness options, student health, and counseling services.

    http://studenthealth.unomaha.edu/index.php; http://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/index.php
    Student Health Services (Full time registered nursing staff, part time doctor on staff)
    University Counseling Services (personal, academic, career)
    University Gymnasium (track, weightlifting, pool, group fitness)

    Are internships available?

    Yes, under the provisions for J1 visa requirements for "Academic Training." In past years, Utrecht Network students have had success at finding their own internship placements. Students must consult with International Office if planning to participate in an internship.

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes, however the availability of student worker positions are very limited.

    Additional Notes

    Recommended UNO web page highlights:
    Enjoy the city of Omaha: www.omaha.com/ 
    Campus Recreation:  http://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/involvement/index.php r/ 
    Outdoor Venture Center: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/ovc/index.php

    Last Updated

    01/12/17

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017

  • General Information

    Full Name of University:

    West Virginia University

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    4

    General University Website:

    https://www.wvu.edu/

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    https://studyabroad.wvu.edu/incoming

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Deanna Epps
    Education Abroad Coordinator
    Office of Global Affairs
    B-3 Purinton House PO Box 6313
    Morgantown, WV 26506
    304.293.6955
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Student can contact us via e-mail for instructions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Graduate students must receive pre-approval from the WVU program within which they intend to study. Student can contact us via e-mail for instructions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    10/23/2017

  • Academics

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    The exchange is designed to be an undergraduate only exchange. Special circumstances for interested grad students can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All areas for which students are academically qualified. https://admissions.wvu.edu/academics/majors

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    NA

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    The following areas of study are not open to exchange students: Law, Medicine, MBA

    Websites for course offerings

    https://star.wvu.edu/pls/starprod/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Min = 12 credits (undergraduate) & 9 credits (grad)
    Max = 18 credits (undergraduate)

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No, summer courses are not available.

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    In Advance: An academic advisor will contact students regarding registration in advance, however, students may adjust their schedule up until the end of the first week of classes.

    Language Requirements

    English

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    An official IELTS score of 6.0 For IELTS test information, visit www.ielts.org
    An official TOEFL score of 500 (on the paper-based test) or 61 (on the internet-based test).
    For TOEFL test information, visit www.ets.org

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    WVU Intensive English Program

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    An academic advisor will work with students to remove pre-requisite and major requirements. Some courses have a limited number of seats, capacity overrides for exchange students cannot be guaranteed for all courses.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    10/23/2017

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    March 1st for Fall or Academic Year
    September 15th for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall 2018:  August 15th, 2017 ~~ December 15th 2017; Mandatory Orientation will be held the week before classes start. Dates TBD.

    Examination period(s)

    Fall 2017: December 10th-December 14th

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    No

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Students are required to arrive the week before classes begin to move into housing and attend international student orientation. The only expense is for meals and accommodation before their housing contract begins.

    Course registration deadline

    Students must register for full-time credit hours before the end of the first week of classes.

    Last updated

    10/23/2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    $500-$1,000 per month

    Meals

    $300 per month

    Books

    $500 per semester

    Local Transportation

    $200 per month

    Health Insurance

    $300 per month

    Other

    Education Abroad Administative Fee: $150 per semester

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes, if a waiver is submitted and approved on time.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    10/23/2017

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    On-Campus Housing is provided to incoming exchange students and application materials are sent upon successful nomination.

    Housing options

    On-campus residence halls plus apartments within walking distance of campus. Students can choose to pursue off campus but will not be able to gain assistance from the office. Students over the age of 23 are not permitted to living in on-campus residence halls.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    https://housing.wvu.edu/

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Application for housing is completed online through their WVU student account after admission.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Health Clinic

    Are internships available?

    No.

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Conditional upon the terms of their Visa

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    10/23/2017

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video: https://youtu.be/cW2e_1Wnyj4

    University Image Library: http://photos.wvu.edu/

    University or Departmental Brochures: https://issuu.com/dmolsen/docs/internationalviewbook_web

    Last Updated

    23 Oct 2017