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Norwich, England

University of East Anglia in England

Global Temple Conference

A sunny day at Norwich market.
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A cloudy afternoon at UEA.
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Entering campus.
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Tea -- the quintessential English beverage!
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University of East Anglia

Founded in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is spread over 300 acres of parkland, located 1.5 miles from the medieval cathedral city of Norwich. From all parts of University Plain, as the campus is known, there are open views across the river to woods, meadows and playing fields. The buildings are grouped together, following the natural contours of the land and linked by elevated pedestrian walkways that provide high-level walks between teaching buildings and residences, restaurants, snack bars and the library. UEA is home to about 15,000 students.

Program dates

  • Fall Semester: late-September through mid-December
  • Spring Semester: mid-January through mid-June
  • Academic Year: late-September through mid-June

Academics

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Course Offerings

Students generally enroll in three 20 UCU modules per semester (equivalent to three five-credit courses at Temple).

  • American Studies
  • Art History
  • Media Studies & Production
  • Creative Writing
  • English & American Literature
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film & Media Arts
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater

Although students will be expected to take the majority of courses from those offered in the above-mentioned departments, students also have the option of taking one course per semester from other areas.

Course Approvals

Prior to departure, students must complete the Course Approval process. Part of this process will require students to speak with the appropriate faculty members to evaluate courses and assign a corresponding Temple requirement. Courses that are taken abroad may have a direct Temple course equivalent, may fulfill an upper level elective or a lower level elective, general education requirement etc. Faculty will approve and assign corresponding Temple courses or requirement, but do not indicate the number of Temple credits that will be received for each course taken abroad. Students are advised to seek pre-approval for about twice as many courses as they can take, in the event that they need to change their schedules upon arrival. 

Upon arrival, if students find that they must make a last-minute course change and enroll in a course that has not been pre-approved, students should e-mail the details of any new courses to the appropriate departments for evaluation. However, due to the time it takes to have a course approved from overseas, in some cases final determination on course approval may not be made until students return. It is therefore always advised to include any and all courses that a student might take abroad on their External Program approval form.

Transfer of Credits

After Temple receives an official transcript from UEA, approved courses that have been passed with a grade equivalent to a C or better will be accepted by Temple and appear on students' transcripts as transfer credit. The number of credits received for each course will be evaluated at this time. Temple GPAs will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange.

Language of instruction

English

School location

UEA is located just outside Norwich, England, 115 miles northeast of London. The historic city of Norwich has a population of close to 150,000, giving it a cosmopolitan atmosphere that offers numerous attractions to students, as well as the opportunity to participate in the social and cultural life of a provincial English city. During the Middle Ages, Norwich was the second most important city in England, boasting a fine Norman cathedral and castle, and a host of medieval buildings. Now at the heart of the dynamic East Anglia region, the city is a thriving commercial center with a bustling open-air market surrounded by department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and some 300 pubs.

There is also a rich variety of entertainment to choose from, including numerous lively restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, and musical venues. Norwich has a peaceful side too: quiet gardens, cobbled pedestrian streets, five museums and an art gallery. Everywhere, you see evidence of the old and new coexisting together: the architectural modernity of the University is complemented by the medieval elegance of the city. Old buildings are rarely conserved as museum pieces - a 13th century crypt is used as a coffee bar serving a 15th century friary which is used as a concert hall.

Facilities

  • Computer Labs
  • Student Organizations
  • Gym and Sports Facilities
  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Laundromat
  • Post office
  • Banks
  • Cafeterias
  • International Students Office

Accommodations

Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing (dorm or homestay) or find independent housing.

To view a list of all available housing options, visit UEA's Accommodation website. UEA has a comprehensive list of available accommodations in Norwich, both on campus and in the city of Norwich with varying amenities. Prices vary by accommodation (click here to see the costs of each accommodation choice).

Deposits are not required for university-arranged housing. Students will be invoiced for housing upon arrival and will have 28 days to pay the invoice.

Program costs

Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple.

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester