Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Newcastle University-Newcastle, England

Newcastle

History

Loyola established a relationship with Newcastle University in the late 1990s. We have recently expanded on this longstanding partnership and opened a Study Abroad Center in Newcastle. This will make the study abroad experience for Loyola students much easier and more enjoyable. We will also start admitting students from other American institutions into the center. For more information about the Loyola University Center at Newcastle University please visit our website. We have historically sent 15-30 students each September for the full academic year. We also offer a fall semester and a spring semester option to accommodate students whose major does not allow them to go abroad for a year. Newcastle University is a large research university located in northeast England in the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The city is located 1.5 hours from Edinburgh, Scotland and 5 hours from London. The Scandinavian countries, Germany, and Ireland are accessible by ferry. Continental Europe can be reached by air or rail.

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Typically sophomores with a cumulative CQPA average of 2.750.
  • Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola program and allow full-time participation and who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems.

Academics

  • Consult the Office of International Programs as early as possible to get assistance on course selections at Loyola, so that you are prepared for an academic course load in Newcastle.
  • This program serves students in nearly all majors.
  • Pre-med students can take undergraduate medical classes at Newcastle's Biomed school.
  • Business majors must be flexible as courses are not guaranteed ahead of time.

Length of Stay

  • This is a fall, spring or one academic year program. The fall term runs mid-September until late January while the spring term runs from late January until mid-June. The group departs together in early September and is home for Christmas break. The full year students will return in early January and stay through mid-June. Spring semester students will depart together in late January and return in mid-June. There is a month-long spring break in the spring semester.

Housing

  • Three apartment complexes are utilized by Loyola students and other international students. They are 15-20 minutes walking distance from each other, and they are on opposite corners of the large campus.
  • Generally, two Americans and four British or international students will share a suite of six private rooms with two baths, a common kitchen, a sitting area and a dining room.

Cost**

  • Students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid, except the federal work-study program. Students studying abroad for a semester or full academic year will forfeit the value of a federal work-study assignment.
  • The cost is equivalent to the tuition, room charge (Ahern), and a reduced comprehensive fee paid to Loyola, plus a program fee each semester.
  • Loyola financial aid applies.

Application Requirements

  • An application must be submitted to the Office of International Programs by December 4 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break) of the year prior to when a student wants to go abroad. The application includes an advisor's signature.
  • Preference in application consideration goes to full year applicants. All single semester applications, regardless of major, are reviewed equally.
  • An in-person interview with the program coordinator at Loyola University Maryland is also required.

Student Ambassadors

Amanda Ghysel: Communications 
Annie Waschko: English
Alyssa Martignetti: Sociology 
Grace Kolb: Engineering 
Kaitlyn Kessinger: Psychology 
Kaitlyn Smith: Biology (pre-nursing)
Nick Alvino: Engineering 

Program Ambassadors are students who studied abroad at Newcastle for the 2013-2014 academic school year. Please feel free to contact them with program-specific questions.

Course Equivalencies

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This is a working list of the course equivalencies for the Newcastle, England program.

The course approvals and equivalencies provided are the most current for the Office of International Programs. Once accepted to a study abroad program, students will have an academic interview with the appropriate director and will be advised on their course selection.

Please be advised: All students are solely responsible for informing themselves about the status of these courses. Course approvals and equivalencies may change at a moment's notice. This means you should confirm if the following courses are approved, or if the courses have been removed.

If there are other courses you desire to take and they are not on the course equivalency list, you must get written course approval by the department chair. The courses that you choose should fit into your degree audit and enable you to graduate on time.

**Please keep in mind that study abroad information, dates, benefits, and fees are subject to change without notification. You are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs directly for the most up-to-date information regarding any study abroad programs offered at Loyola.