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  • When leaving your current university, you will likely be asking yourself how you can differentiate yourself from your fellow graduates, when seeking a job, and along those lines, what has been the most outstanding experience of your life so far in terms of what you gained, and how you developed…
  • Excellent sports facilities - one of the best student gyms in the country, Over 40 student sports clubs, A “sport for all” policy - everyone can be a member, Over 50% of students are Sports Centre members, The Venue - our own student night-club, Student radio station/newspaper, Gulbenkian Theatre, Gulbenkian Cinema, Orchestras/bands/concerts, Several bars, bistros and restaurants on campus…
  • The success of your study abroad is down to you. Get prepared, ask questions, and seek support… and be prepared to enjoy yourself
  • Study abroad 2010

    1. 1. Study abroad at University of Kent<br />Hazel Lander<br />International Office Co-ordinator<br /> Welfare and Exchanges Officer<br />International Office<br />
    2. 2. The big questions…<br />Page 2<br />
    3. 3. Where am I going?<br />Where have I been?<br />Page 3<br />
    4. 4. Page 4<br />Why study abroad?<br />Cultural immersion<br />Independence<br />Increased maturity and confidence<br />New academic avenues<br />Wider job opportunities<br />And lots of fun<br /> “There really is no more amazing experience than studying abroad.” Heather Kissinger, Study Abroad at Kent student, from USA<br />
    5. 5. The University of Kent – Canterbury campus<br />Page 5<br />Set in 300 acres of parkland… 20 minutes walk to city centre<br />
    6. 6. City of Canterbury<br />Page 6<br /> Canterbury is a World Heritage site, with a history spanning Early Britain, Roman occupation, Medieval and Tudor times <br />
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    8. 8. London or Paris… or both<br />1 hour from London by rail<br /> 15 minutes from the coast<br /> Easy access to main international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick<br /> Continental Europe <br />Page 8<br />
    9. 9. Rich cultural & literary heritage<br />Canterbury has links to Chaucer, Christopher Marlowe & Charles Dickens & Joseph Conrad. <br />Population of 45,000 with 2 million visitors annually (plus 40,000 students)<br /> People-friendly city centre specialist shops, small bars and bistros, all within walking distance of campus.<br />Canterbury is the UK’s safest student city.<br />The Independent<br />
    10. 10. Top ranking university for student satisfaction<br />“The five months were the greatest months of my life, and not a day goes by without thinking about the great times I had while at Kent"<br />Daniel Reese<br />Study Abroad student from Penn State<br />
    11. 11. Top ranking university for student satisfaction<br /> "Studying at the University of Kent in Canterbury was, without a doubt, a unique experience. I got to know and become friends with so many people from all over the world. UKC is definitely a melting pot of cultures reflected in its array of students from England and all around the world.” <br />Joe<br />Study Abroad Student from USA<br /> Did you know? Kent is one of the top ten universities in the UK for student satisfaction!!!<br />The Times Online<br />
    12. 12. First class facilities<br />New for this year: School of Arts building and Sports Pavilion, joining top academic resources, sports centre, cafes, bars, nightclubs, and cinema/theatre – the art hub in the region. <br />
    13. 13. Welcoming environment<br />Excellent support and special welcome events for international students in Welcome Week. <br /> Ongoing academic and personal support throughout the year. International events such as WorldFest in winter, and ArtsFest in summer.<br />
    14. 14. International atmosphere<br />Total Number Students: 18,164<br />Undergraduates 15,967<br />Postgraduates 2,197<br />No of students at Canterbury campus 15,316<br />25% of students are international, 139 nationalities represented. <br />Did you know? Kent’s largest student groups are from France, China and the USA!<br />
    15. 15. Campus accommodation<br />Page 15<br />Campus University with outstanding security 24/7 <br />Everything within easy walking distance <br />4,473 rooms on campus<br />Free Internet connection in all rooms <br />Catered or self catered accommodation <br />Private rooms<br />En suite<br />
    16. 16. Page 16<br />
    17. 17. Short term study programmes<br />Fall/Spring Semester<br />Fall: 12 weeks from late September to late December<br />Spring: 5 months from January to early June<br />Study for a shorter period of time from a more limited range of modules. <br />Page 17<br />Junior Year Abroad<br /><ul><li>One academic year (nine months) from late September until early June
    18. 18. Flexible option
    19. 19. Compile a programme from a range of Schools or take a more focused approach and study for one of our undergraduate diplomas</li></li></ul><li>How to apply<br /> Liaise directly with your Study Abroad Office to make an application to the University of Kent.<br /> You will be asked to complete an application form, module choice form and submit a brief personal statement. Those wishing to take creative writing modules, we also need to submit a piece of writing.<br />http://www.kent.ac.uk/studying/short-term/<br />Page 18<br />
    20. 20. When you arrive<br />Transportation: Representatives from the International Office will be at Gatwick and Heathrow Airports for September arrivals. You can book a place on a coach to bring you to the campus. This is only available to September arrivals.<br />Welcome Week: A programme will be held before the start of term in September for year long or fall semester programme.<br />Previous events have included trips to Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle - ‘the loveliest castle in the world’<br />During these times you can also make any necessary amendments to your programme of study. <br />Page 19<br />
    21. 21. What you make of it…<br />Page 20<br />
    22. 22. Useful websites<br />Kent’s International Office<br />http://www.kent.ac.uk/international/index.html<br />The British Council<br />http://www.britishcouncil.org/<br />Page 21<br />UK Visas<br />www.ukvisas.gov.uk/<br />UKCISA<br />www.ukcisa.co.org/<br />
    23. 23. University of Kent<br />Teaching informed by World Leading and Internationally Recognised research<br />              – Government’s Research Assessment Exercise<br />One of the top universities in the UK for student satisfaction <br /> – National Student Satisfaction Survey<br />Main campus in Canterbury – one hour from London, two hours from Paris <br /> –The UK’s European University<br />
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