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|Language of Instruction:||English||Program Type:||University Exchange|
|Housing Type:||Student Dormitories||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Non-English Language Learning Option(s):||Romanian||Study Abroad Adviser:||Shanna Vincent|
|Language Category:||Language Category B|
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi is the oldest higher education institution in Romania. Since 1860, the university has been carrying on a tradition of excellence and innovation in the fields of education and research. With over 38.000 students and 800 academic staff, the university enjoys high prestige at national and international level and cooperates with over 250 universities world-wide.The City
Iasi is the second most populous city in Romania. Located in the historical Moldavia region, Iasi has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862 and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918. Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Ia?i is a symbol in Romanian history. The historian Nicolae Iorgasaid "There should be no Romanian who does not know of it".
About the ProgramThis program is part of a consortium agreement between the Mid-America Universities International and the Utrecht Network Consortium of European Universities. Students interested in this destination apply through the usual OU process, but are then recommended to the Mid-America Universities International (MAUI) coordinating office and are considered for final selection with other students from MAUI universities who have requested the same destination. Students who want to participate during a spring semester may apply one cycle early, in February of the year before they would participate, although it is not required. This program is not usually competitive.
Fall: semester: October 3 – February 12 (Christmas holiday + exam session included)
Spring semester: February 13 – June 24 (exam session included)
EligibilityStudents who meet the general requirements for study abroad at OU may apply for this program.
What about academic credit?Courses taught in English can be found here.
Grades received on reciprocal exchange study abroad programs through the University of Oklahoma are posted by the Office of Admissions as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) on the OU permanent record. These grades are not factored into the participant's Grade Point Average. Because each student is enrolled in 12 credits per semester while abroad, participants are expected to enroll in an equivalent number of credits at the host university. Academic systems around the world vary in what equals 12 OU credits. The decision about awarding credits is made in the Office of Admissions at OU.
Where would I live?Accommodations in the "Gaudeamus" Centre for International Exchanges are double or triple rooms.
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees and insurance to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Alexandru Ioan Cuza University.
There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!
- Presidential International Travel Fellowship - need based scholarship for airfare
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally competitive award for Pell grant recipients
- Boren Award for International Study - nationally competitive award for study in an underrepresented destination. This scholarship has one application each year due in February so apply early for Spring programs!
How much does it cost?Costs at OU: All students participating on semester or academic year reciprocal exchange programs are enrolled at OU for 12 credits each semester abroad. Tuition and fees are billed through and paid directly to OU at the appropriate resident or non-resident rate. Fees are charged at the Arts and Sciences College rate, even if the student's major is in a different college. Please note that students on reciprocal exchange programs pay all fees as if they were on campus in Norman for the semester. In addition, all participants pay a $10/credit hour study abroad fee, for a total of $120/semester.
Costs not Billed through The University of Oklahoma: Students pay passport and visa fees, room and board abroad, any fees charged to exchange students by the host university, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses.
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