This program is available for Education students in the elementary education major and the secondary education major; English/communications and social studies options.
University of Chichester School of Teacher Education, Bognor Regis
Students will study for the fall semester at the University of Chichester, Bognor Regis campus. The town of Bognor Regis has been a celebrated seaside resort on the Sussex coast since the 18th century, when sea bathing became fashionable. It was founded in the 1780s by Sir Richard Hotham, a wealthy London hatter, as a resort for the aristocracy seeking an escape from the London smog. Despite the many royal and aristocratic visitors, the town remains small and unpretentious. It has a new civic center and theater complex, and provides all the usual facilities for seaside recreation. Bognor Regis lies in close proximity to the cathedral city of Chichester. The larger cities of Brighton and Portsmouth are easily accessible by public transportation, and London is just 66 miles away.
Bognor Regis College was established in 1947. Along with neighboring Bishop Otter College, it forms the University of Chichester (formerly known as the Chichester Institute of Higher Education), an entity established jointly in 1977 by the Church of England and the West Sussex County Council. While the Institute is a single academic unit, its constituent colleges are retained as social and residential communities with traditional strengths in the field of teacher education. College occupies a splendid 33-acre site, including extensive grounds and playing fields, just a quarter of a mile from the sea and town center. The original buildings have been added to in recent years by a wide range of teaching and residential facilities.
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.
Students will earn 15 credits/30 ECTS on the Bognor Regis program.
Academic Terms in the United States and United Kingdom
When viewing the on-site course catalog, please note that the UK academic terms may differ than the terminology used in the United States.
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To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Dept EDUC: Bognor Regis, CIRT 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 activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, golf, 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.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
- 2.5 minimum grade point average
- Junior class standing or higher at time of study
- Students must first apply through the College of Education
The Bognor Regis housing coordinator will arrange your accommodations. You will live either in dorms on campus, or in nearby facilities.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and 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.
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 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.
Special application instructions: This program is facilitated by the College of Education. Students must have met all standard student prerequisites prior to departure. Students must first apply through the college. Once accepted by the college, they will instruct you to apply through our office, Education Abroad.
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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|Spring||2018||07/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** 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.
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