To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic standing and have a cumulative resident GPA of 3.0. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.
Please note that the fall application cycle is more competitive than the spring. We have limited placements in the fall as the fall semester is an exchange program, which requires us to cap at the number of students going to Winchester with the number of Winchester students coming to UW-Eau Claire. Students not accepted for fall can transfer their applications to another fall program or the Winchester spring semester. The spring application cycle is not competitive. We are able to place all students who write strong applications and meet the eligibility requirements.
You will take four courses from regular Winchester offerings. Subjects include American Studies, Archaeology, Business, Dance, Drama, Education, English, History, Media & Film Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Screen Production, Social Care Studies, and Theology & Religious Studies.
Both business and psychology require visiting students to demonstrate previous studies within the major in order to take 2nd and 3rd year modules (level 5 & 6 modules). Psychology requires one year of research methods. Business requires an email or letter of support stating that students are academically capable of taking upper division courses. Students requiring psychology and business courses during their semester abroad may want to consider other programs with more open access to courses.
You can learn more about academics at the University of Winchester at: http://learn2.winchester.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2677&username=guest. Please scroll down to topic "6- Module Information" to view the courses available to visiting students.
For more information about how specific University of Winchester courses have transferred back to UW-Eau Claire, go to: http://www.uwec.edu/oakdev/rar850/C9021.htm. Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.
The Winchester program runs both fall and spring semesters. Fall term runs September-December; Spring runs mid-January through early April. Students accepted to the fall exchange have the option of staying the full academic year. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to the exchange.
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