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Charleston, Texas, Illinois - USA opportunities for Anthropology and History students

The disciplines of history and anthropology have links with three universities in the US:

The one semester exchange opportunity is available to students doing Single Honours in History or Anthropology, and to student doing any joint degree with History or Anthropology. Exchange students will only pay fees to QUB. You have the chance to receive a bursary of £600 from QUB if you apply in time.

Costs (approximate for one semester)

As provided by Charleston

Accommodation

  • On Campus Cost $3,000 - $5,150
  • Off Campus Cost $3,400 or more with roommate

Cost of Living

  • Books & supplies $609
  • Personal expenses & transportation $2708
  • Health Insurance $528
  • Room and Board $5,832

For Visa purposes you need to show you have enough in your bank (or a combination of bank accounts) to cover accommodation and board and incidentals.  These amount are usually higher than you will actually spend.  Charleston recommends $9000 dollars (includes air flights).

As provided by Illinois

Accommodation:

  • $3600 for a single room in an apartment shared with 3 other students which has two bathrooms, a kitchen and a shared lounge/dining area.

                Cost of Living

  • $3600 for a single room in an apartment shared with 3 other students which has two bathrooms, a kitchen and a shared lounge/dining area.
  • Meal Plan – multiple options but $1200 per semester should suffice
  • Health Insurance - $350
  • Books will be dependent upon specific classes but safe to estimate around $100. 

For Visa purposes you need to show you have enough in your bank to cover accommodation and board and incidentals.  These amount are usually higher than you will actually spend. 

 Procedure

Attend an Information Session about the programme

The Programme Director, Dr Jamie Hagen (j.hagen@qub.ac.uk), organises two information sessions, one in the Autumn and one around February. You will be informed by email when these information sessions take place. After the sessions, you will be asked to send an expression of interest form to Ms Tricia Lock, tricia.lock@qub.ac.uk.

Expression of Interest Form

                Personal Details

                Ranking of Preferred Destination(s)

                Brief statement (approximately 500 words) outlining which university/universities you wish to attend, why you want to take part in the exchange, and how you will benefit from the experience

                Due: TBC

International Exchange Bursary Application Form

                Personal Details

                Listing of three key objectives for participating in the exchange

                250-400 statement on how participation in the exchange will add value to your degree

                Must be approved by your Advisor of Studies and then the completed form will need to be forwarded by you to Dr Jamie Hagen (j.hagen@qub.ac.uk)

                Due: TBC