University College LondonLondon, United Kingdom
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The University College London Exchange program enables Dartmouth undergraduates to take advantage of the unique academic and cultural opportunities offered by one of the top universities in the world. A major focus of research and teaching in the Economics Department is International Economics. A term abroad offers exciting options for students to improve their understanding of the topics the department teaches (for example, the effects of globalization), for exposing students to current economic issues and to introduce students to different schools of economic thought.
Additionally, this program will allow Dartmouth students to benefit from the experience of an urban university in a country with a social and economic system different from our own. The program enables our students to become fully affiliated members of UCL with complete access to libraries, lectures, seminars and other facilities. Similarly, UCL students coming to Dartmouth will experience an environment much different from their own institution and will have complete access to Dartmouth facilities. Both institutions will benefit from the cross-fertilization process that will result from this exchange.
About University College London
UCL is an urban university located in the heart of London. Before the foundation of UCL in 1826, the benefits of a university education in England were available only to men and only to those who were members of the Church of England. UCL, the first university established in England after Oxford and Cambridge, was founded to provide academic opportunities to non-Anglicans and placed no restrictions on race, class or religion of its students. In 1878, it also became the first British university to admit women on equal terms to men.
Since its founding UCL has become one of the top universities in the world. In the latest World University Rankings, UCL was ranked seventh in the world. UCL was the first institution in England to have an economics department and they continue to have an excellent economics department, ranked in the top 20 in the world. UCL offers several advanced degrees, up to and including the Ph.D.
UCL has over 16,000 undergraduate students. Over a third of the student body is international, from 150 different countries.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Students take a full course load typically consisting of four courses from the UCL course catalog. Only two courses may be counted towards the Economics major.
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Selection Criteria: Preference to Economics students. Transfer students are not eligible.
Students will have access to many courses at UCL. Before beginning the program students should get specific approval for course credit from the economics department faculty advisor. More information on courses at UCL can be found here:
Faculty regulations require that each student planning an exchange term be in good academic standing. Application forms for prior approval of transfer credit are available at the Office of the Registrar. The application deadline is published on the academic calendar. Oral approval does not serve in place of written approval.
Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.
UCL is responsible for facilitating housing in campus residences for Dartmouth students. Accomodations vary between catered accomodations with most meals provided in the residence hall, and self-catered accomodations where students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens. Students will also have access to cafeterias and cafes on and near the UCL campus. The University also offers many activities and support resources for visiting students.
Financing Your Program
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.