Study Abroad!?

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Study Abroad!?. Erasmus & U21 International Student Exchange Coordinator: Dr. Andrew Parkes http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ajp/ ajp@cs.nott.ac.uk. Why Study Abroad?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Study Abroad!?

    Erasmus & U21 International Student Exchange Coordinator:

    Dr. Andrew Parkeshttp://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ajp/ajp@cs.nott.ac.uk

  • Why Study Abroad?Graduates who have studied abroad more appealing to businesses. UK graduates are missing out on high-flying international jobs because fewer of them are choosing to study abroad as part of their degree. New research presented today by the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) found that international businesses are increasingly seeking graduates who have a global awareness, particularly those who have the initiative to study overseas as part of their learning. Graduates who have studied abroad tend to be more culturally aware, able to work in multicultural teams and move around the world as part of their career. Guardian Newspaper. October 16 2008.

  • Why Study Abroad?Relevant, marketable skillsEnhanced Career prospects

    Cultural experiencePersonal reasonsFun!

  • Options?Usually spend 1 or 2 semesters abroad in 2nd or 3rd yearYou do equivalent modules abroad and they count towards Nottingham degree.Main avenues:Erasmus (formerly Socrates)Universitas 21 (U21)

  • KonstanzLund (en)You are hereZaragozaToulouseLyonGhentErasmus(examples only, not full list)Consider registering for relevant language module now!Yeditepe (en)

  • Universitas 21 (U21)All taught in EnglishEntry is competitive

    Links withUniversity of Hong Kong, ChinaUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, CanadaUNSW, Sydney

  • UBC Campus (U21)

  • U21 UNSW, SydneyBen George currently on a U21:Australia is awesome, I'm over half way through the semester already. The whole experience has been amazing, Sydney is a great place to live, UNSW is a great university and the courses have been really interesting I'm in the sailing team for UNSW which is awesome, we train in the harbour. I've been involved in all the CSE society stuff here, the university is based around engineering and computer science so it's a massive society.

  • Ben George currently on a U21:

    For me, the whole experience has been fantastic. I've thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people, doing new and different things and learning about different cultures. For me i found that the actual way of learning in Australia is very different from home, i'd say this has been extremely interesting and challenging.

  • U21 UNSW, Sydneyhttp://bensblog.me/

  • Other International Links

    University of Nottingham in MalaysiaNew campus in Ningbo, China

  • Visit:

    http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ajp/exchange/

    Contact me if interested!Dr. Andrew Parkeshttp://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ajp/ajp@cs.nott.ac.uk

    *Hello, welcome again to Nottingham!Ironically, even though you only just arrived I am here to tell you about opportunities to study somewhere else.Dont worry, this doesnt mean that we are just looking for ways to get rid of you .We are glad that you are here; but believe to give a wide range of opportunities, and Study Abroad is an important option.Why!?Heres is a quote:*

    Even though CS is better for job prospects than many other areas, it is still best to get as much help as possible with applying for jobs. Yes, I know that the dread day is still many years off, but it is best to start now on collecting skills.

    elided at end: But UK graduates are less competitive in the international job market as they are now less likely to study overseas than they used to.*So the top reasons are to obtain better career prospects.However, should not also forget personal reasons.

    It can be a fantastic cultural experience; and widen a view of the world and at least give some insights into different cultures I have lived in France, Switzerland and America, and found the cultural differences very interesting.

    You might have friends of family or other personal reasons to spend some time in some region.

    And not least, it can be fun.

    *The system is not totally rigid; however, the general pattern is to spend some time in your 2nd or 3rd year.

    Essentially you do some of your modules somewhere else but they still count towards your degree here.

    Note that there is a possibility to do a year in industry between your 2nd and 3rd and it is possible to do both.The names to remember are Erasmus and U21*Erasmus is a European scheme.We have links for undergraduates to the places above.Note that there are two places that either already teach in English, or will do so on request.However, most of the places are primary European languages: Spanish French German if you have any of these to some extent already then it might be a good idea to strengthen.In terms of potential great jobs,E.g. Toulouse is the home of Airbus and the European Space programme Germany the home of companies such as SAP and Siemens

    Official main languages for European Union activities are often English French and German.So if you have any relevant languages skills already then suggest to consider strengthening them by registering, if you can for some external modules.

    *Other main scheme is worldwide. All English taught.But beware it is highly competitive; last year the entire University had about 20 places. You need good grades, and also be able to show a real interest in the community in general.Current links are with two places.We currently have a student at Hong Kong.A very popular place to apply for is UBC in Vancouver:*Vancouver is on the West Coast of North America; just north of Seattle that place with that little computer company the name of which I cannot quite remember at the moment .Sea, mountains, fantastic skiing; and academically very good.

    *Other main scheme is worldwide. All English taught.But beware it is highly competitive; last year the entire University had about 20 places. You need good grades, and also be able to show a real interest in the community in general.*Other main scheme is worldwide. All English taught.But beware it is highly competitive; last year the entire University had about 20 places. You need good grades, and also be able to show a real interest in the community in general.Current links are with two places.We currently have a student at Hong Kong.A very popular place to apply for is UBC in Vancouver:*Malaysia does the full range of courses through all the years.Currently, study in Ningbo is not really viable as though only do the first year.However, you are extremely likely to meet many fellow students from these places so just showing a picture.And to emphasise that the University and the school take the international aspects very seriously.The picture below is because Tony Blair opened the Ningbo campus when he was prime minister.

    *So finally, if at all interested then go to my webpage where you will find links to a lot more information; and feel free so send me an email. Dont forget that there are application deadlines and or things to do for preparation, so do not put it off too long.Now back to things at home!