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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory, Independent Housing
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Biology, Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Sciences, Statistics
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Tineka Lebrun
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
Hampton Court Gardens

Program Overview     


With major international events, many pubs, clubs, and restaurants, and the region's principal arts and entertainments venues, Southampton is southern England's leading leisure destination. Southampton's parks also make it the Greenest City in the UK. The city is home to 215,000 people.

The University of Southampton is a well-established university located on the southern shore of England with study options for Penn State students studying engineering or marine science.

The University of Southampton's various Schools of Engineering are part of the Faculty (equivalent to College at Penn State) of Engineering, Science, and Mathematics. Courses are offered in areas that are related to Penn State's programs in civil, environmental, aerospace, mechanical, industrial engineering, engineering science, bioengineering, and acoustics. The University also offers courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry that may be relevant to all engineering majors. 
The University of Southampton has strong links with industry that benefit the engineering programs by providing visiting lectures, site visits, and industry-related projects.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.

A full time course load at Southampton is 60 credits, which is equivalent to 16 credits at Penn State. Students must enroll in a minimum of 60 credits at Southampton. Students can enroll in a maximum of 75 credits per semester. Most courses are worth 10 or 15 credits at Southampton. 


To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Southampton Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State.
 To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.


Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • 3.0 minimum grade point average
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study
  • Must be a student in the College of Engineering and have completed all entrance to major requirements

Housing and Meals


Students will arrange their housing directly with the University of Southampton. You will live in a dormitory, where either food may be provided or you may need to cook for yourself (depending upon what kind of placements are available).


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.


For More Information


Penn State College of Engineering has resources to help students gain international experience. The college's international office is located in 204 Hammond Building, and international engineering envoys are available during fall and spring semesters to help answer your questions. In addition, there is a study abroad adviser in each department in the college who can help to answer academic questions that you may have. Please see the Global Engineering website for information about the office, programs for College of Engineering students, and the College of Engineering International Travel Grant. In addition, it is strongly recommended that all College of Engineering students take ENGR 111: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication for Engineers, a 1 credit online course, before their semester abroad. 

For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our 
Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 


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Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 01/25/2017 06/17/2017
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
06/09/2017 01/29/2018 06/16/2018
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed