International Exchange Programs

International exchange programs give law students a chance to increase their intercultural knowledge, enhance their legal educations and improve their communication skills through international experience and comparative law studies. Students participating in an international exchange program may also pursue an international field placement while studying abroad. Current students who are interested in an international exchange program will find more information about the programs and how to apply in the International Exchange Programs portal.

International Exchange Programs Portal

Pompeu Fabra University

Barcelona, Spain

Our program with Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain is designed to give students an opportunity to study at a foreign law school offering a diverse array of international legal courses in English, Spanish and Catalonian.

Pompeu Fabra Universitat

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Overview

Pompeu Fabra University is dedicated to training responsible professionals and citizens committed to civic values and who contribute towards the development of outstanding research. International students become a part of the university community and contribute to its goal of training young professionals with international skills and understanding to increase their value professionally.

Pompeu Fabra University (Catalan: Universitat Pompeu Fabra) is a public university widely considered to be one of the best public universities in Spain and in Europe. The University offers 19 undergraduate degrees, 37 official masters and 9 PhD programs as well as around 60 UPF masters.

It is also the most efficient Spanish university and the most productive according to different national and international rankings. It ranks first in the national ranking of scientific productivity since 2009. In 2010, the university was awarded as Campus of International Excellence.

Language Requirement

The admission requirements are the same for all students regardless of their citizenship or country of residence. Some programs need proof of language level. Please check the admission requirements and language accreditation on each master's website.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at Pompeu Fabra University can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall, spring or summer.

First and second year day division students are eligible to study internationally in the second or third year. Evening division students are eligible to study internationally in their third or fourth year. Applications are due in February of the prior academic year.

Program of Study

As a member of the student body at Pompeu Fabra University students will have access to all of the same classes as other enrolled students.  This is particularly useful for students considering legal practice in the areas of international and foreign law because there are numerous course offerings in business law, comparative law, criminal law and family law.  Coursework is aimed at developing comparative law skills and giving students the skills they need to become able international practitioners.  Choosing to study at Pompeu Fabra University gives students access to an international legal education in a world class city with course offerings in three different languages - English, Spanish or Catalan.

General information: https://www.upf.edu/web/incoming/exchange-students

Student handbook (2018/2019): https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/eap-student-s-handbook

Bachelor’s Degree Program options: https://www.upf.edu/web/graus/dret.

Master Degree Program: https://www.upf.edu/web/masters/dret

LLM PROGRAM OPTION:  If a student is interested in studying abroad at Pompeu Fabra for the complete academic year, there is a way to complete the LLM program within your course of study.  For complete details, please make an appointment with the director of graduate and exchange programs.

The Culture

Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city and is the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast.

Barcelona is recognized as a Global City due to its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. It is in addition the most popular tourist destination in Spain (receiving over 5 million tourists every year). Barcelona is the 15th most livable city in the World according to lifestyle magazine Monocle. Transportation to and from includes Barcelona international airport, an extensive motorway network and is a hub of high-speed rail, particularly that which will link France with Spain and later Portugal.

Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, it became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona houses the seat of the Catalan government, known as the Generalitat de Catalunya; of particular note are the executive branch, the parliament, and the Supreme Court of Catalonia. The city is also the capital of the Province of Barcelona and the Barcelonès comarca (shire). Barcelona was always the stronghold of Catalan separatism and was the center of the Catalan Revolt (1640–52) against Philip IV of Spain.

The resistance of Barcelona to Franco's coup d'état was to have lasting effects after the defeat of the Republican government. The autonomous institutions of Catalonia were abolished and the use of the Catalan language in public life was suppressed. Barcelona remained the second largest city in Spain, at the heart of a region which was relatively industrialized and prosperous, despite the devastation of the civil war. The result was a large-scale immigration from poorer regions of Spain (particularly Andalucia, Murcia and Galicia), which in turn led to rapid urbanization.

Living in Barcelona

https://www.upf.edu/barcelona

Department of Law

Telephone: (34) 93 542 16 16
Fax : (34) 93 542 17 19
E-mail : departament.dret@upf.edu
Website : http://www.upf.edu/dret/

International Relations Service

Tel.: (+34) 93 542 20 60
Fax: (+34) 93 542 20 02

E-mail: uri@upf.edu

Dates to Remember

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

Student Testimonials

“The opportunity to live and study in a foreign country is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever felt. I recommend this experience to any student. Observing and participating in conversations based around legal/political issues, current events, and literature, increased my grasp and fluency in the language. I have no doubt that this will serve me well in my career, as well as serving as mark of personal pride and achievement.”

- Adam Colorado, '17
Barcelona, Fall 2016

“I am definitely happy that I took advantage of the exchange program.  I was able to meet lawyers and law students from all over the world, improve my Spanish skills, and immerse myself in a new culture.  Studying abroad requires an open mind and a willingness to adapt; two qualities that serve you well throughout your life.”

- Carmen Gonzalez, '17
Barcelona, Spring 2016

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Since 1995, students have studied Civil Law and Jurisprudence at the Free University of Berlin, which has one of the largest Law Departments in Germany and has offerings in German and English.

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Overview

Founded in 1948 by students, scholars and scientists who wanted the opportunity to be free to pursue their training, teaching and research activities outside of the scope of political influence, it is now one of the top ranked universities in Germany. The three guiding principles of truth, justice and liberty underscore the values contributing to the legal education.

Students choosing to study at Freie Universität will have a large variety of legal courses to choose from and will work with a German Law professor to select a suitable group of courses tailored to the students' academic preferences and demonstrated fluency level. More than 4,000 students, 25 professors, and over 100 adjunct professors and faculty assistants make the Law Department one of the biggest in Germany.

The Department of Law is structured into three academic parts: civil law/private law, criminal law and public law. Their research in legal studies include Europeanization and international interlinking of law, emphasizing not only in European and international law and comparative law, but also in international economic and regulatory law, law in social practice and age and demographic change within the field of law.

Language Requirement

Students with a knowledge of German are preferred for this program because they will have more options in terms of coursework. However, there are a number of courses taught in English. Set up a meeting with Carrie Field, Director of Graduate and Exchange Programs, to discuss your eligibility of this program.

The programs have different requirements, and participants usually do not need to prove the same level of proficiency in German as regular students.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

For more information visit http://www.fubest.org.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at Free University Berlin can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring. Please note that the academic calendar at Free University Berlin does not align with the UConn Law’s academic calendar. Students typically opt for the spring semester which runs from March through July.

First and second year day division students are eligible to study internationally in the second or third year. Evening division students are eligible to study internationally in their third or fourth year.  Applications are due in February of the prior academic year.

Students choosing to study at Freie Universität Berlin can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring.

Fall Semester: October to mid-February
Spring Semester: April to July
Full Year: October to July

Program of Study

The Law Department at Freie Universität Berlin allows direct exchange students to freely choose their classes. There are no mandatory courses to attend and no minimum ECTS credits that need to be obtained. Each exchange student can decide which and how many subjects he/she wants to complete. Exchange students will have the opportunity to study from a number of different subject areas and under many different professors.

Study Programs: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/studienangebot/index.html

Overview of all courses offered by the Law Department: http://www.jura.fu-berlin.de/en/studium/lehrplan/index.html

The Law Department at Freie Universität Berlin also offers a list of classes taught in English.

Additionally, students are able to take courses offered at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

The Culture

Freie Universität is located in Germany's capital city of Berlin and there's nothing this historic city does not offer. It's home to 39 universities, 20 courts, 56 theaters, 157 museums, 1,931 sports clubs, a lake, a river, and a canal system, all meandering through 12 different neighborhoods. Berlin is a city offering unlimited cultural exploration. While living in Berlin, students can explore Museum Island, Charlottenburg Palace, parks, planetariums, lectures, readings, and become part of a vibrant international scene.

Founded in the 13th century and located in the center of Europe, Berlin has an eventful history that defies simple summarization. Caught in the middle of the East-West Conflict, Berlin is a symbol of the European integration process where different political, cultural, and historical experiences have merged to create a truly unique and personable city.

Berlin is a city that continually reinvents itself, offering a laid back way of life amidst historical and traditional activities. Choosing to study in Berlin offers students access to an international university with a global network located in a leafy residential district that has long been a highly respected and well known center of research-based activities.

Contact

Ms. Grit Rother
International Office, International Exchange Programs
Boltzmannstr. 3, Raum 1117
14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 011-49-30838-52526
Email: g.rother@fu-berlin.de

Mrs. Carmen Gleisenstein
International Students Mobility - Welcome Services
Bruemmerstr. 52 (subway station: Thielplatz)
14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 011-49 -30838-70000
Email: info-service@fu-berlin.de

Freie Universität Berlin International Student Handbook

Freie Universität Berlin International Student Services

Freie Universität Berlin Academic Calendar

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

Student Testimonials

“I spent the Summer Semester of 2016 in Berlin, Germany at Freie University.  It was an incredible experience which I recommend highly to any law student. The diversity of my classmates and the lens through which subjects like international law, human rights, the United Nations, and Economics are viewed in Europe allowed me to view our legal system from a perspective that I would not have been able to get here at UConn Law. “

- Jonathan Anderson, '17
Berlin, Spring 2016

“My experience in Berlin was extremely positive, benefiting all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I enthusiastically recommend a year of study in Berlin to any and all students who are fluent in German.”

- Brent M. Houston
Berlin

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Students at the University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, can take advantage of varied course offerings in Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, European Law and Criminal Justice Law. 

University College Dublin

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Overview

University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most richly diversified university.  UCD traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland, founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated text “The Idea of a University”.  The UCD’s key initiatives include providing a top-notch education with the resources, programming, training opportunities and innovation needed to be a leading institution in Europe.

With over 23,000 students UCD offers over 70 degree courses and doctoral degrees in seven different practice areas.  The 320 acre campus provides a unique mix of academic facilities, research institutes, library and archival collections. UCD is rich in tradition and scholarship and situated just 5km outside the city center, one of Europe's fastest growing cosmopolitan urban areas.

UCD is Ireland's University of first choice, leading in first-preference applications in Ireland year after year; as well as being the university of first choice for international students coming to Ireland. The role of UCD within Irish higher education is underscored by the fact that UCD alone accounts for over 30% of international students, over 25% of all graduate students and almost 28% of all doctoral enrolments across the seven Irish universities.

Language Requirement

No language requirements. All instruction in English.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at University College Dublin can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall and spring.

Fall Semester: September to mid-December

Spring Semester: Mid-January to mid-May

Full Year: September to early June

Program of Study

The program at the University College of Dublin is designed to give students a chance to study International Human Rights Law, European Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property/Information Technology and Criminal Justice in an Irish law school.

Undergraduate programs at University of College

Dublin: http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/undergraduateprogrammes/

Graduate programs at University College

Dublin: http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/graduateprogrammes/

Exchange student information: http://www.ucd.ie/international/exchange-programmes/incoming-exchanges/non-eu-english-speaking/

The Culture

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, enjoys one of the best settings of any European city. Stretching around the wide expanse of Dublin Bay, few parts of the city are far from the sights and smells of the sea, while many center-city streets seem to end in a vista of mountains.

Dublin was originally a Viking settlement known as Dyflin, the Black Pool. Being the principal city of Ireland for most of its thousand-year history, Dublin experienced a period of rapid expansion in the eighteenth century when it attained the status of one of Europe's great cities, replete with magnificent squares and stately public buildings.

Small by present-day international standards, Dublin nevertheless has the resources of a capital city with a full and varied cultural and intellectual life. Both the National Museum and the National Gallery are conveniently located in the city center.  In the work of its writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians Dublin is exceptional. It is renowned particularly for its theatrical life. It boasts established theatres (such as the Abbey and the Gate) and small experimental theatres, like Trinity’s Players. In the literary field the contribution of Dubliners has been outstanding. Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett are only some of the most prominent names. A particular feature of Dublin life is the tradition of live music. From street busking, to the National Concert Hall, to the singing pubs, traditional music still lives and flourishes.

Dublin, with one of the youngest populations of any of Europe’s major cities, offers an unusually congenial atmosphere for students. While the economic upsurge of recent years has brought a proliferation of fashionable boutiques and expensive restaurants, there’s a profusion of second-hand bookshops, street markets, fast food outlets and ethnic eateries of all kinds, many located in the revitalized Temple Bar opposite the front entrance to the College.

The weather in Ireland is neither too hot nor too cold. The average temperature is about 50° F and, although time may change, it is rarely extreme.

In spring (February to April), the average of the highest temperatures is between 46 and 54° F, and April is considered especially pleasant. In summer (from May to July), the average of the highest temperatures is 64 to 68° F. In the summer months, July and August, there are about 18 hours of sunlight and dusk only after 11 o'clock at night. Therefore the well-known expression in Ireland: "Sure there's a grand stretch in the evenings" (certainly there will be plenty of time at night).

Student life: http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/student-life/

Contact

Clair Collins
Erasmus and International Exchange Coordinator
T: 011-353-1-7164154
E: claire.collins@ucd.ie

For more information about international exchange visit http://www.ucd.ie

For Student’s handbook go to http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/coming-to-ireland/international-student-handbook/

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim

Mannheim, Germany

With a student population in Mannheim of approximately 12,000,, the University of Mannheim offers UConn Law students the opportunity to study Comparative Law with classmates from all over the world in an unmatched setting⁠—the largest baroque castle in Germany built in the 18th century.

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Located in Mannheim Palace, the largest baroque palace in Germany, the University of Mannheim’s approach to business and international scholarship is particularly focused on interdisciplinary scholarship between its renowned Economics and Social Sciences including its Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science departments.

The aim of the University of Mannheim is to train its students to excel and lead in the areas of business, society and science.  It places particular emphasis on social awareness and social responsibility in all areas of practice.  Offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, its Master of Comparative Law is a draw to UConn Law students seeking to diversify their educational experience with international scholarship.

Our program with the University of Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany is designed to give students who are not fluent in German a chance to study Comparative Law in a German Law School.

Language Requirement

There are a diverse array of course offerings each semester in English and students with a proficiency in German may opt to enroll in courses where instruction is in German.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Mannheim can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring. Students attending Mannheim for the fall semester only can arrange to complete all course work by the end of December, prior to returning to the U.S.

Fall Semester: First week of September through December

Spring Semester: Mid February through first week of June

Full Year: September through first week of June

LLM Option

University of Mannheim has a year-long LL.M program where students can earn a Masters of Law in Comparative Law. Students taking part in the LL.M program spend the full year in Mannheim. Students interested in this program would apply separately.

Program of Study

At the University of Mannheim classes are small which allows students direct access to faculty for educational support and enhanced academic scholarship.  Coursework highlights the partnership between the two schools with concentrations in international business transactions, European law, and international human rights in economic, political and comparative contexts. UConn students select four of the courses offered in English or they may elect to take one of the courses in German if they are proficient in the language. UConn students earn a total of twelve credits for a semester of work.

The Culture

The city of Mannheim is located close to the French and Swiss borders, is less than 60 miles south of Frankfurt, and about 10 miles from Heidelberg. With a population of 325,000, Mannheim is the second largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg and serves as the economic and cultural hub of the Rhine-Neckar-triangle. Its unique location in the center of Europe has allowed Mannheim to become a global player in high-profile industries such as the mechanical engineering, trade, electrical, and chemical sectors.  However, as recently as 2003 a Pop Academy was established offering degree programs in pop music design and music business, creating a vibrant musical influence on the city.

People from 168 countries shape the cultural life of the city and influence its fashion, music, and art. Primarily known for its music festivals, there are also a number of well-known theaters and art museums. The region boasts 15 internationally renowned music, film, and literary festivals, offering a broad spectrum of programming.

If you’re more interested in quiet soulful activities, Mannheim won’t disappoint. Located near the Odenwald and Pfälzerwald forests, a famous wine route wends its way through the region. Luisenpark, near the city center, also offers a unique hybrid of botanical garden, zoo, and urban green space.

Students can also experience a multicultural city, with tons of leisure and culture activities, from festivals to big fairs.

For those who are sports fans, Mannheim has some major sports teams, including the SV Waldhof Mannheim and VFR Mannheim soccer teams and the Adler Mannheim ice hockey team. The city is also home to the Mannheim Tornados, the oldest baseball club in Germany.

The University of Mannheim is housed in an historic Baroque palace built between 1720 and 1760. It’s the largest Baroque building in Europe—larger, even, than Versailles. Nearly 14% of the student body comes from abroad and the total student population is around 12,000. Approximately 1,300 are enrolled in the Faculty of Law. The Law Department is one of the larger departments at the University and it has a rich tradition of Civil Law, Criminal Law, Public, and Private Law.

Support in Mannheim

Contact: 
International Office
Meta Geisbüsch LL.M., International Coordinator
Universität Mannheim / University of Mannheim
Department of Law - Dean's Office

Office of International Relations
Room 114
Kaiserring 10-16
68161 Mannheim  | Germany
Phone: 011-49- 621- 181-1307  |  Fax: 011-49- 621-181-1318
Website: https://www.jura.uni-mannheim.de/en/international/

University of Mannheim
L 1, 1
68131 Mannheim
Phone 011-49-621-181-1151
Fax 011-49-621-181-1161
aaa@verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de
www.uni-mannheim.de/aaa

International Student Handbook: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/media/Universitaet/Dokumente/Downloads_AAA/Study_abroad_at_the_University_of_Mannheim.pdf

Master of Comparative Law (MCL): http://mcbl.uni-mannheim.de/

International Student Services: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/about/centers-institutions-affiliates-and-partners/international-office

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

Student Testimonials

“I had an excellent time studying abroad in Mannheim, Germany. The classes were interesting, the professors were extremely helpful and accommodating and my fellow colleagues provided me with a wealth of cultural Knowledge. I strongly recommend that prospective study abroad students consider studying at the University of Mannheim.”

- Julie Wynns
Mannheim, Fall 2008

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, England

At the University of Nottingham in England, students will have access to one of the leading centers in the world for legal research, as well as courses concentrating in Human Rights Law and Criminal Law.

University of Nottingham

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Overview

University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most richly diversified university.  UCD traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland, founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated text “The Idea of a University”.  The UCD’s key initiatives include providing a top-notch education with the resources, programming, training opportunities and innovation needed to be a leading institution in Europe.

With over 23,000 students UCD offers over 70 degree courses and doctoral degrees in seven different practice areas.  The 320 acre campus provides a unique mix of academic facilities, research institutes, library and archival collections. UCD is rich in tradition and scholarship and situated just 5km outside the city center, one of Europe's fastest growing cosmopolitan urban areas.

UCD is Ireland's University of first choice, leading in first-preference applications in Ireland year after year; as well as being the university of first choice for international students coming to Ireland. The role of UCD within Irish higher education is underscored by the fact that UCD alone accounts for over 30% of international students, over 25% of all graduate students and almost 28% of all doctoral enrolments across the seven Irish universities.

Language Requirement

No language requirements. All instruction in English.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at University College Dublin can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall and spring.

Fall Semester: September to mid-December

Spring Semester: Mid-January to mid-May

Full Year: September to early June

Program of Study

The program at the University College of Dublin is designed to give students a chance to study International Human Rights Law, European Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property/Information Technology and Criminal Justice in an Irish law school.

Undergraduate programs at University of College

Dublin: http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/undergraduateprogrammes/

Graduate programs at University College

Dublin: http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/graduateprogrammes/

Exchange student information: http://www.ucd.ie/international/exchange-programmes/incoming-exchanges/non-eu-english-speaking/

The Culture

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, enjoys one of the best settings of any European city. Stretching around the wide expanse of Dublin Bay, few parts of the city are far from the sights and smells of the sea, while many center-city streets seem to end in a vista of mountains.

Dublin was originally a Viking settlement known as Dyflin, the Black Pool. Being the principal city of Ireland for most of its thousand-year history, Dublin experienced a period of rapid expansion in the eighteenth century when it attained the status of one of Europe's great cities, replete with magnificent squares and stately public buildings.

Small by present-day international standards, Dublin nevertheless has the resources of a capital city with a full and varied cultural and intellectual life. Both the National Museum and the National Gallery are conveniently located in the city center.  In the work of its writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians Dublin is exceptional. It is renowned particularly for its theatrical life. It boasts established theatres (such as the Abbey and the Gate) and small experimental theatres, like Trinity’s Players. In the literary field the contribution of Dubliners has been outstanding. Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett are only some of the most prominent names. A particular feature of Dublin life is the tradition of live music. From street busking, to the National Concert Hall, to the singing pubs, traditional music still lives and flourishes.

Dublin, with one of the youngest populations of any of Europe’s major cities, offers an unusually congenial atmosphere for students. While the economic upsurge of recent years has brought a proliferation of fashionable boutiques and expensive restaurants, there’s a profusion of second-hand bookshops, street markets, fast food outlets and ethnic eateries of all kinds, many located in the revitalized Temple Bar opposite the front entrance to the College.

The weather in Ireland is neither too hot nor too cold. The average temperature is about 50° F and, although time may change, it is rarely extreme.

In spring (February to April), the average of the highest temperatures is between 46 and 54° F, and April is considered especially pleasant. In summer (from May to July), the average of the highest temperatures is 64 to 68° F. In the summer months, July and August, there are about 18 hours of sunlight and dusk only after 11 o'clock at night. Therefore the well-known expression in Ireland: "Sure there's a grand stretch in the evenings" (certainly there will be plenty of time at night).

Student life: http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/student-life/

Contact

Clair Collins
Erasmus and International Exchange Coordinator
T: 011-353-1-7164154
E: claire.collins@ucd.ie

For more information about international exchange visit http://www.ucd.ie

For Student’s handbook go to http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/coming-to-ireland/international-student-handbook/

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

Curitiba, Brazil

PUCPR is a university that reflects the history of the people who make the city of Curitiba and the state of Paraná: a unique mix of European, indigenous and African cultures sprinkled with influences from all parts of the world.

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PUCPR is a university that reflects the history of the people who make the city of Curitiba and the state of Paraná: a unique mix of a predominantly European background enriched with large doses of local indigenous, African heritage and sprinkles of cultures from all parts of the world. As an international student at PUCPR, you’ll have a unique opportunity to expand your academic knowledge in an exciting, diverse, global environment.

Please bring your own experience and join us in our permanent quest for excellence in teaching, research, innovation, and social engagement. Come to PUCPR and experiment beyond! Learn more: https://pucpr.br/international

Language Requirement

PUCPR does not have a language requirement; please note that even though most of the classes are offered in Portuguese, PUCPR has the largest offer in Brazil of disciplines conducted in English. Still, we highly recommend all international students attend our Portuguese classes as part of their academic schedule; it is an opportunity for incoming students to really immerse into the Brazilian culture and language. At PUCPR, admission requirements are the same for all students regardless of their citizenship or country of residence.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at PUCPR can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or one semester in the fall and spring.

Fall Semester: July - December

Spring Semester: February – July

Full Year: February – December

https://www.pucpr.br/international/undergraduate-admissions/

Law School - Program of Study

The PUCPR School of Law offers legal training based on humanistic values ​​and principles, training professionals with a keen critical sense to mediate conflicts arising from differences in society. Learn more: https://www.pucpr.br/international/law-school/

The PUCPR School of Law has a highly qualified faculty, formed by S.J.D. Professors with high standard professional performance in the various fields of law. The student also can improve his legal training with studies in integrated knowledge modules of specific areas of knowledge. The use of active learning methodology occurs throughout the whole course and the law student beside the universal disciplines will be able to choose for completing other subjects. In addition to a Legal Practice Center that brings together simulated and real activities directly to Public Institutions such as Judicial Courts, Public Attorney’s office, etc.

The Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR) has developed a strategic plan for the continuous internationalization of international curriculum, activities and services that, has been changing the culture of the University, transforming it into a culturally rich, varied and vibrant universe. Currently, the University's merit in achieving excellence in education has been recognized internationally through partnerships that promote outgoing and incoming mobility, such as our flourishing partnership with UCONN which makes us very proud.

The Law School presents a number of internationalization opportunities that enable foreign and national students to experience learning without borders, experiencing the cultural diversity of our time.

Internationalization programs offered by the PUCPR Law School:

Global Classes: Global Classes brings the internationalization opportunity once you want to come to PUCPR. We offer to national or foreign students courses taught in other language, especially in English, in different levels, from basic to advanced. Access here the  Global Classes Portfolio.

LIP - Law International Program: LIP is a pioneering and innovative Extension Program that PUCPR offers you because it develops 20-year expertise on the internationalization path. LIP intends to demystify the idea that it is not possible to internationalize the themes of the Law and seeks to generate career opportunities in the national and international market. It is a semiannual online program (live in web conference) with hands on activities and practical application of law. It aims to prepare your academic training with current and globalized subjects in an environment 100% in English in the areas of Conflict Management, Economic Law, Socio-Environmental Law, Human Rights and Sustainability and Comparative Law, as well as making it possible to prepare a career plan in the international context through Mentorship with experienced professionals. There are optional activities as well as for international immersion. The Program is designed for national or foreign students from undergraduate and graduate courses at PUCPR and other Higher Education Institutions, as well as professionals from the legal area and professionals from areas related to the courses offered. Learn more: https://www.pucpr.br/law-international-program-lip/

PIBIC International: PUCPR's Institutional Scientific Initiation Scholarship Program (PIBIC) with a scholarship financed by CNPq, the Araucária Foundation and the PUCPR University itself. To participate, students must be enrolled in a degree program. Every year, the best researchers and their projects in each study area are awarded by PUCPR and can participate in conferences.

Short courses: In addition to the courses taken at PUCPR in Global Classes, you have the opportunity to participate in Short Courses that are Summer and Winter Programs in cities such as: Hartford UCONN, Ohio - Kent State University, Malibu Pepperdine University, Lisbon Faculty of Law de Lisboa, Porto Catholic University of Porto, Rome - Sapienza University, Firenze - Kent State University, Paris - Sorbonne Law School, among others. PUCPR International Exchange: Short courses within PUCPR or online allowing the student's contact with foreign professors, new methodologies and networking in Extension Courses and Workshops at the Law School with foreign teachers.

Freemover Academic Exchange: Students who wish to do academic exchange at non-partner Universities must act independently by paying a fee for the exchange. This  Program can be applied to spouses or relatives of exchange students from partner universities such as PUCPR and UCONN.

Study groups: Led by PUCPR professors, focused on research with national and international bias. Research lines: Arbitration, Human Rights, Mediation, International Law, Negotiation, WTO - World Trade Organization, PUC MUN - UN Simulation, ICC - International Criminal Court.

Moot Court Competitions: Moots are the so-called “Mock Trials” or simulated judgments in national and international competitions, in global strategic areas, with permanent training with coach teachers from the PUCPR School of Law with emphasis on competitions in Vienna, Washington, Geneva, Paris, among others whose calendars are made available each semester. PUCPR has achieved great results in these competitions, being the 3rd place of the Arbitration Team in the World Competition, in Vienna (Vis Moot). International Events at PPGD: The Postgraduate Program stricto sensu (master's and doctorate - PPGD) from the School of Law PUCPR offers courses, lectures, integration weeks, workshops with professors from different countries, integrating undergraduate and graduate courses sensu in order to share international academic knowledge and experiences.

Visiting Professors and Researchers: PUCPR and partner universities have programs for professors, researchers and visitors who are interested in spending one or more semesters conducting research and contributing to the academic life of partner universities. Visiting professors are granted certain benefits, including access to the University Library, access to certain Campus parking facilities, eligibility for membership in Campus sports, leisure facilities, in accordance with the regulations of the selected Universities.

The Culture

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, both in the area and population size. According to the World Bank’s data from 2015, Brazil is also the ninth biggest world economy; the country is a leading producer and exporter of mineral and agricultural commodities such as iron, soy, coffee, and sugar cane, as well as the major industrial hub in Latin America. PUCPR is located in Curitiba, which is the capital of the state of Paraná, south of Brazil. Referred to as the ecological capital of the country, Curitiba is considered one of the best examples of urban planning in the world. The city became an international model for sustainable development due to its integrated urban planning and is today a global reference in public transportation, preservation of the city’s cultural heritage, expansion of parks and green areas and social and environmental programs. Curitiba displays some of the best socioeconomic indicators in Latin America and is a city of many museums, street fairs, cinemas, theaters, and parks. It also adds to the charm of the fact that Curitiba is just a one-hour drive from the coast and its quiet and charming beach towns.

Top 5 Reasons to Study in Curitiba

  1. It is strategically located in an environment conducive to hosting large businesses; Curitiba hosts a large, multinational industrial park, it is only a 45 minutes flight away from Sao Paulo (the largest economic hub in Latin America) and is a prime gateway to Mercosur Countries (Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay);
  2. Curitiba is well-known for its urban planning, great infrastructure and high quality of life compared to other cities in Brazil; Most importantly, Curitiba has indicators of urban violence similar do a city like Chicago, US;
  3. You will live in a beautiful and well-organized city with vibrant cultural, gastronomical and sports scene, located just one hour driving from the coast and surrounded by several great options for outdoor activities;
  4. You can take classes taught in a foreign language (English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc) and choose to study subjects from all PUCPR seven schools, and all of our campuses, building up a very diverse and rich academic experience;
  5. “PUCPR is the number 1 University in Paraná in terms of internationalization, according to the Times High Educations rankings" (THE, 2020).

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

University of Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium

The University of Antwerp in Belgium draws students from around Europe and the world to its master of laws program. Course work can be completed in English, so there is no foreign language requirement.

University of Antwerp

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Overview

The University of Antwerp is the third largest university in Flanders, with students from around the world. More than 20,000 students enroll in undergraduate and graduate degrees across nine faculties and numerous disciplines. UConn Law students enroll in the law faculty, which has a bachelor of law program, two master of laws programs in Dutch and English, an advanced masters in tax and corporate law, and a doctoral program.

Nine campus sites throughout the city give students the opportunity to explore all aspects of life and culture in Antwerp. The city offers a wide array of museums and cultural activities, but is also the second largest port in Europe and has 80 percent of the world trade in rough diamonds.

Language Requirement

There is no language requirement. All course work can be completed in English.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Antwerp can opt to attend the university for one semester in the fall or spring.

Fall Semester: Begins 4th week of September (orientation week during 3rd week)

Spring Semester: Begins 2nd week of February (orientation week during 1st week)

Program of Study

As an exchange student at the University of Antwerp, you will take courses in the Masters of Laws program, which are taught in English. Students who take 30 ECTS credits in a semester receive the certificate of International and European Studies. In this program, you will study alongside students from Belgium and other European nations, Australia, Brazil, China, India and the United States.

The Master of Laws program allows you to explore the law in many contexts, through courses on governance, sustainable development, human rights and business. You will think critically about the law from a global perspective and in an interdisciplinary context.

LLM Program: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/education/education-and-training/master-of-laws/profile/

The Culture

With a population of just over 500,000, historic Antwerp has been described as a metropolis in pocket size. Rich with cultural and religious diversity, it is home to fashion designers, art and music lovers, diamond dealers, beer and chocolate gourmands, and roughly 44,000 students. It is the second largest city in Belgium, after Brussels, and the second largest port in Europe. Students will find an abundance of museums, theaters, parks and festivals to explore. Because of its central location in Europe, Antwerp is less than two hours by train from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Although the city was heavily damaged during World War I, many historic buildings remain, which make the city a perfect place to explore. Visitors enjoy its cobbled lanes, cathedral, river fortress and people who are welcoming, easygoing and always ready for adventure.

Support in Antwerp

Contact: Mieke BrielsInternational Administrative Coordinator
mieke.briels@uantwerp.be
City Campus, building V
Room V. 024
Venusstraat 23
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Tel: +32 3 265 58 57

About UAntwerp: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/about-uantwerp/

Exchange students at the law school: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/faculties/faculty-of-law/international/international-students/exchange-students/

Some testimonials: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/faculties/faculty-of-law/international/international-students/

Campus lifehttps://www.uantwerpen.be/en/campus-life/

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

University of International Business and Economics

University of International Business and Economics

Beijing, China

Students interested in a global view of international trade and economic law find at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, a focus on international trade, economics, finance and law, as well as management, foreign languages, liberal arts and science.

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Overview

The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is a nationally recognized multi-disciplined university that specializes in international trade, economics, finance, and law, as well as management, foreign languages, liberal arts and science based in Beijing. It is administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce.  Many government officials have received their training here.

UBIE is one of the first universities in China to offer an international student program taught entirely in English. The university is relatively small with 16,000 students, in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. There are 3,200 international students, representing 130 countries, with the largest contingent from Republic of Korea (South Korea).

The law program is three decades old and includes both masters and doctorate level courses in Chinese law and international law.  The law school has an outstanding faculty from around the world, including many who have worked with multi-national corporations and at foreign universities.  There is also an extensive program about Chinese law which will help future leaders understand how to successfully work with Chinese companies and government.

Language Requirement

There are no language prerequisites.  Courses are taught in English. A three credit course in Introduction to Chinese is encouraged while in China.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Fall Semester: End of August into January*

Spring Semester: End of February until mid-July

Full Year: No full year option

* Arrangements can be made to complete coursework prior to spring semester.

Program of Study

UConn law students attending UIBE via the exchange program will be enrolled in courses from the UIBE International Master’s program.  Sample lists of courses typically offered in a semester are as follows:

The Comparative Legal Studies includes:

  • National Legal Systems, including traditional Chinese Law and legal System, as well as Comparative Legal Studies.
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Business Law
  • Economic Law
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Legal Issues for doing business in China

The Program in International Legal Studies includes:

  • International Law in General
  • International Economic Law
  • International Business/Commercial Law

The Culture

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of more than 21 million people.  In addition to being the headquarters of most of China’s largest state-owned companies, Beijing had the highest number of Fortune Global 500 company headquarters in the world in 2013.  It is the cultural and educational center of China, with tremendous art and cultural resources, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • The Forbidden City
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Ming Tombs
  • Zhoukoudian
  • The Great Wall
  • The Grand Canal

UIBE is located in Chaoyang District, which has a population of 3.6 million and is adjacent to the center city and the Beijing International Airport.   Many of the foreign embassies are located in Chaoyang.

Official website for Beijing: http://www.uibe.edu.cn/

Support in Beijing

Ms. Tian Tian
Senior Coordinator of International Programs
No. 10 Huixin Dongjie
Chaoyang District, Beijng 100029
China

Tel: (86)(10)64493038
Fax (86)(10)64492061
E-mail: tiantian8904@126.com

University of International Business and Economics University Web site

University of International Business and Economics Campus Map

University of International Business and Economics Map of area around campus

University of International Business and Economics Guidelines for Incoming Exchange Students

University of International Business and Economics Facebook UIBE

International  Student Union: Holds cultural and sports activities, assisting with communications, cultural integration and mutual understanding.

International Volunteer Association: Organizes activities in the community, often helping others such as children, youth and college students.

Housing: International students can apply for on-campus dormitory housing. The accommodation types range from $6 - $12 per day. However, on campus housing is reserved quickly and cannot be guaranteed. UIBE will assist international students in finding an apartment in the area if needed.

 

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

University of Münster

Münster, Germany

Founded in 1780, the WWU Münster is a university with 44,000 students and one of the largest law schools in Germany. Students at Münster have the opportunity to take law courses in German, Spanish, French or English.

University of Münster

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Overview

The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany with a rich and time-honored tradition. 44,000 students and 5,600 academics from Germany and around the world appreciate the University's extensive range of courses, diverse research profile and the advantages of living in the city of Münster.

The University of Münster is committed to offering excellent research opportunities, high-quality teaching and strong support to its junior researchers. Ensuring equal opportunity for both men and women is also a matter of vital interest. With close regional ties and a cosmopolitan attitude, the University of Münster promotes international exchange, interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer in the professional and public sectors.

Language Requirement

Submit proof of language proficiency as required by the University of Münster.  Students may opt to enroll in courses with English language instruction.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Münster may attend for one academic semester or for the entire academic year.

Program of Study

The faculty of law offers different degree programs:

  • "Rechtswissenschaft" (= our main law degree program)
  • Bachelor "Politik und Recht"
  • Bachelor "Wirtschaft und Recht"
  • Master "Deutsches Recht (LL.M.)"

International incoming students can choose from all subjects offered without any restrictions. There are no special requirements for the admission to law classes.  The faculty offers German-taught and English-taught classes within the different degree programs. Even with an intermediate level of German (B1 or better) students should be able to participate in introductory classes, e.g. in philosophy of law, history of law, etc. without greater problems.

For more detailed information please consult the course catalogue of the faculty of law: http://vkonline.jura.uni-muenster.de/

Besides, Faculty of Law offers a very renowned “Foreign Law and Language Program (FFA)”. FFA-courses are taught in English, French or Spanish. Law students enroll in the FFA-program in addition to their studies in German law in order to achieve an additional certificate in either “Common Law”, “Droit Français” or “Derecho Español”.  The FFA-classes are also open to incoming students and very popular.

Further information about the FFA-program is available online: https://www.jura.uni-muenster.de/de/studium/studienmoeglichkeiten/ffa-fachspezifische-fremdsprachenausbildung/

Finally, incomings law students are also welcome to attend classes from other faculties of the University of Muenster or to select from the many language courses offered. Students like to use this unique opportunity to study subjects that are not typically part of their degree.

For choices please consult the university’s course catalogue:  https://studium.uni-muenster.de/qisserver/servlet/de.his.servlet.RequestDispatcherServlet?state=wtree&search=1&category=veranstaltung.browse&navigationPosition=lectures%252Clectureindex&breadcrumb=lectureindex&topitem=lectures&subitem=lectureindex

The Culture

Münster is one of the largest university towns in Germany located near the Dutch border just in between Cologne and Hamburg. The Altstadt (old town) was rebuilt after WWII to resemble its medieval predecessor and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. This is a cosmopolitan city, youthful, laid-back and proud of a history going back more than 1,200 years. Whether as a bishop's seat, a member of the Hanseatic League or a university city – Münster has always played an important role in the region and far beyond. The city earned its place in the annals of world history when the Treaty of Westphalia was signed there.

The locals love their bikes and prefer to use them instead of their cars because the city is extremely compact. The beautiful city has a homey feeling, has numerous parks to relax in, many cultural activities such as sighting and museums and many historic buildings around the city. The universities and research institutes have attracted many young people to the city. In fact, one out of every five inhabitants is a student.

Support in Münster

International Office
Exchange Student Service

Room 105 Schlossplatz 3, 48149 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83-22113
Fax: +49 251 83-21413
Mail: admin.ess@uni-muenster.de
Social Support
Wilmergasse 2, 48143 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83-21546
Fax: +49 251 83-21413
Mail: social.ess@uni-muenster.de

Departmental coordinator
Studieninformationszentrum

Room J111a, Universitätsstraße 14-16, 48143 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83 22750
Mail: siz@uni-muenster.de

FFA-Office
Room 301, Universitätsstraße 14-16, 48143 Münster
Phone: +49 251 83 22887
ffa@uni-muenster.de

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

University of Siena

University of Siena

Siena, Italy

The University of Siena in Italy offers students fluent in Italian a diverse course offering with concentrations in Law and Politics as well as the opportunity to live and study in a medieval walled city.

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The University of Siena is one of the oldest Italian universities, its foundation dating back to the 13th Century. It has approximately 20,000 students from all parts of Italy and from foreign countries. With its many international exchange programs, the University of Siena is one of the most forward thinking in Italy. Every year over 700 European students attend the courses in Siena. The university is entirely located within the medieval city walls and most of its buildings are historical convents and palaces. The Circolo Giuridico, the largest of the university libraries has a collection of about 300,000 books and journals focused on the field of social and legal sciences.

UConn students attending the University of Siena will enroll in second degree level courses focused on law and the political process and theory.  There are additional course offerings in business law and comparative law.  All instruction is in Italian.

International dimension: https://en.unisi.it/university/international-dimensio

Language Requirement

Courses are available in English as well as Italian. Students with knowledge of Italian will have more options in terms of coursework. However, there are a sufficient number of classes taught in English for a complete course load for one semester.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Siena can opt to attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring. There is a language course given in mid-September prior to the start of the fall semester. Students attending University of Siena for the fall semester only can arrange to complete all course work by the end of December, prior to returning to the U.S.

Fall Semester: End of September to January

Spring Semester: End of February through May

Full Year: End of September to end of May until coursework is completed

Program of Study

All course lectures are in Italian, except for courses held by foreign visiting professors. UConn students take four courses. Since the first semester does not start until the end of September, students who plan to study at Siena for one semester need to take a three-credit SRP with a Connecticut faculty member or, if available, a two-credit five-week course here plus paper (for a total of three credits) before going to Europe.

Degree courses taught in English: https://en.unisi.it/teaching/courses-taught-english/degree-courses-taught-english

The Culture

Siena is located at the very center of the Italian peninsula, in the region of Tuscany. It contains an embarrassment of riches in the form of relics, historical construction, and artwork preserved from both the Italian Renaissance and the Middle Ages. The historical city, still surrounded by its imposing walls, has one of the best preserved historical centers in Italy. With cars almost completely banned from the inner city, pedestrians may stroll and enjoy the meandering streets between medieval and renaissance buildings. At the center of this maze is the Piazza del Campo, the political and social center of the city, where twice a year the Palio takes place. This famous horse race is the occasion of a fierce competition between the city boroughs. The Duomo (Siena’s cathedral) is the other central focus of the city, and is not far from the piazza, dominating the landscape with its striated marble facade. Siena is not just a city with historical and artistic traditions. Being the seat of one of the largest Italian banks, the Monte dei Paschi de Siena, the city has developed important connections with the financial centers of the country. The city of Siena is located in the middle of one of Italy’s best wine growing areas, Chianti.

Siena is an hour’s bus ride from the city of Florence, where many of the greatest works of the renaissance masters can be seen at display in the museums, churches, and monasteries. There you can walk in the footsteps of Dante Aligheri (heck, you can even take a tour through the house where he lived), Niccolò Machiavelli, and the palaces of Popes and potentates.

Support in Siena

Contact: 
International Relations Office
Via San Vigilio, 6 - 53100 Siena
Tel. 0039 0577 232158 – 232025
Tel. 0039 0577 232496 (Desk)
Fax 0039 0577 232392
incoming@unisi.it

Pre-arrival information: http://en.unisi.it/international/international-exchange-students/prior-a...

While attending Siena University:   http://en.unisi.it/international/information-institution/exchange-studen...

International Student Handbook: http://en.unisi.it/international/general-information-students

For more information send an email to internationalplace@unisi.it

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

Student Testimonials

“I would look around at the natural beauty I was surrounded by, the history, the food, the wine, and I was very humbled and grateful for having such an experience.  The best advice I can give someone studying abroad is to slow down and live a slower pace while you are there.  Do not try and fight the fact that things take longer to do and that everything is closed when you need it to be open but try and learn to live as the Italians do, in the moment.”

- Elizabeth Salsedo
Siena, Fall 2005

Tilburg University

Tilburg, Netherlands

Tilburg University in Holland offers exchange students a chance to study Business or Administrative law in English from a uniquely European perspective with more than 350 international students annually.

Tilburg University

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Overview

Founded in 1927, Tilburg University, located in the Netherlands, is a fully accredited, government financed university that specializes in the social sciences.  There are almost 10,000 students completing degrees in five different faculties: Economics and Business Administration, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy and Arts. The university is small and easy to navigate.

The Tilburg University Faculty of Law was founded in 1963. The faculty offers four degree programs: Dutch Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration, and European Law. The law faculty is comprised of 30 professors, 15 senior lecturers, and 150 junior lecturers.

Language Requirement

No language requirements. All instruction is in English.

Budget

Each year the International Programs department and the Office of Financial Aid work together to create an appropriate semester or year budget for the exchange program. This budget is based on the UConn Law rate of tuition plus the living costs associated with the program.

Term Schedule

Students choosing to study at the University of Tilburg can opt attend the university for the full academic year or for one semester in the fall or spring.

Fall Semester: End of August to mid-December, orientation in mid to late August

Spring Semester: Mid-January to mid-May

Full Year: End of August to mid-May until coursework completed

Program of Study

Our program with Tilburg University is designed to give students a chance to study Business or Administrative Law in a diverse international setting.  Because Tilburg encourages foreign exchanges and has over 350 international students annually, the classroom is as diverse as the student center and the dormitories.

Exchange program: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/exchange-programs/

Master ‘s program: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/

The Culture

Tilburg is the Netherlands' sixth largest city, located in the Province of Brabant. Its population is just over 205,000 and it’s located about 1.5 hours by train from Amsterdam, 2 hours by train from Brussels.

The city grew up around a confluence of herding roads, which carried the great flocks of Dutch sheep to and from the pasturelands. Laborers, tradesmen, and manufacturers built their homes along these connecting roads, ultimately shaping the town. Wool was the city’s primary industry for centuries. By 1881 Tilburg had over 145 wool mills and was a chief exporter of raw materials for weavers. Wool remained vital to the city until its collapse in the 1960s.

Fortunately, the University of Tilburg was growing and expanding around the same time, and it began to contribute to modern intellectual society. In 1962 the University of Tilburg moved its campus west of the city center so it would have more area to expand. This also allowed for modern business development in the vacated factory grounds. The city shifted to a knowledge-based economy, which continues to bolster business in Tillburg through numerous collaborations with the city’s universities.

Most of the shops, hotels, restaurants, and cafes are conveniently located in the city center not far from the University campus and there are a number of unique neighborhood events such as the Art in Open Space, which provides for artworks throughout the city.

Support in Tilburg

Contact: 
International Affairs Office
Ms. Tessa Barten
Room M-101b
Phone: 011-31-13- 4668377
Fax: 011-31-13-4663143
Email: law-exchange@tilburguniversity.edu

Practical issues: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/practicalissues/

International student handbook -https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/practicalissues/international-student-handbook

For more information send an email to studyabroad@tilburguniversity.edu

Dates to Remember

2021-22 Applications

Applications Due: September 13, 2021
Interviews: September 20-24, 2021
Decisions: Week of September 27, 2021

Student Testimonials

“Going on exchange is the best thing you could do for yourself as a global citizen, as a law student, and as an individual. Tilburg afforded me the opportunity to take classes that focused on my actual interest of startups and entrepreneurship. I gained real-world experience and knowledge through the academics and my externship. You will be challenged more than you've ever believed possible.  You will make new friends and experience cultures from all over the world. Exchange gives you the opportunity not to redefine yourself, but allow yourself to realize your own potential.”

- Danielle DeLorenze
Tilburg, 2014

“Spending a semester abroad at Tilburg University was the opportunity of a lifetime. In my six months in The Netherlands I was fortunate enough to gain valuable knowledge both inside and outside the classroom that will provide me with an edge in achieving my lifetime goals.”

- Kathleen Carey
Tilburg, Spring 2010

Other Exchange Opportunities

Independent Programs
In addition to the programs with partner universities, UConn Law students have, with prior law school approval, independently arranged to study at universities in Argentina, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Poland, and Spain, to name a few. The director of graduate and exchange programs can advise students about alternative opportunities to study abroad and the parameters for creating an individually tailored program.

Universitas 21
Exchange opportunities can be explored through UConn’s membership in Universitas 21 a consortium of universities around the world working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through connection of students and faculty. The director of graduate and exchange programs can advise students about the logistics and parameters of arranging a study program at one of UConn's U21 partners. More information on the U21 member schools can be found on the U21 website.

Summer Programs
Students interested in studying abroad at a time outside of the academic year are welcome to explore ABA approved summer programs at the American Bar Association: Foreign Study website.

Contact the International Exchange Programs Office

UConn School of Law
39 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 570-5172
lawexchange@uconn.edu

Contact the Office of the Registrar Thomas J. Meskill Law Library

39 Elizabeth Street, Room 211
Hartford, CT 06105
law.registrar@uconn.edu
(860) 570-5136
(860) 570-5135 (fax)

Carrianna Field

Director of Graduate and Exchange Programs
UConn School of Law
Thomas J. Meskill Law Library, Onestop, 221C
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
Phone: (860) 570-5172
carrianna.field@uconn.edu