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  • Locations: Umea, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Full Calendar Year, Semester, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 05/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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UCIE Program Coordinator: Monica Ratliff Program: Exchange
Program Type: Study Abroad GPA (Minimum Requirement): 3.0
Language Prerequisite: No Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Contents:


Umea Sweden

Program Description:

 Come to Umeå University in Sweden as an exchange student and choose from a variety of university courses taught in English!
The coordinator at Wright State University has to nominate you for exchange studies at Umeå University by filling out an online form. The link to the form is not published online, it is sent by e-mail to your coordinator.
Once Wright State has submitted the nomination you will receive application instructions and a link to the web page where you apply for courses.

Please click here to learn more.


About the City:
Umeå is a clean and green city in Northern Europe, where people and businesses respect the beautiful northern landscape and really care about protecting the environment.
The city’s green credentials are underlined by the fact Umeå is known as the "City of Birches". Almost 3000 birch trees were planted along the city’s wide avenues following a devastating fire that destroyed large parts of the city back in 1888.

As one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden, Umeå successfully manages to balance its environmental commitments with its trade and industry ambitions, attracting some of the world’s most creative and enterprising businesses to the region. The city has tremendous IT know-how and IT and communications industries are particularly well established here.
 
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Academic Course Information:

 Please click here to begin exploring the courses offered at Umeå University.
 
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Meals and Accommodations:

 Please click here to learn more about housing at Umeå University.
 
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Eligibility:

 Students must have a 3.0 GPA
 
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Before You Leave:

Students will be required by the University Center for International Education (UCIE) to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation a few weeks before departure.

Students must also be sure they have submitted all necessary documents and payments to the UCIE.

Students must be sure to submit their proposed course sheet to their study abroad advisor before departure if they plan to receive academic credit for their courses.
 
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Getting There:

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets to and from their study abroad location. Please be sure to check with your program in order to know what dates you need to arrive and depart.

Students may purchase tickets however they choose. STA travel Student and Universe Travel are two travel agencies that we recommend.
 
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Program Costs:

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due at the time of application.

Students will pay Wright State tuition for the courses they take abroad.

Students will also be responsible for housing, meals, airfare, as well as any extra travel expenses.
 
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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid might be applicable to your chosen program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact our Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at gail.cyan@wright.edu to schedule an appointment.

Click here to learn about other Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.
 
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Passports and Visas:

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
 
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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS (www.internationalsos.com) for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

Students are required to purchase the Wallach Travel Insurance for exchange programs that do not offer built-in insurance options.
 
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)
StudyAbroad@wright.edu
937-775-2020
 

Program Coordinator:

Monica Ratliff
Education Abroad Coordinator
monica.ratliff@wright.edu
937-775-3106
 
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