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Language Practice. 5 sp Information for 2012-2013. What are the requirements?. At least 8 weeks in an English-speaking country (can be 2 x 4 weeks ); Integrate with local life, both socially and linguistically So: NOT language courses or tourism

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Language practice

Language Practice

5 sp

Information for 2012-2013


What are the requirements

What are the requirements?

  • At least 8 weeks in an English-speaking country (can be 2 x 4 weeks);

  • Integrate with local life, both socially and linguistically

    So: NOTlanguage courses or tourism

  • A written (5-6 page) report in English


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Work:

  • As an au pair, nanny, etc.

  • In a hotel, etc.

  • Volunteer work

  • Camp Counselors USA (with children 7-16):9-11 weeks; free food and accommodation + pocket moneyRequires good health insurance

    http://www.ccusa.com/

  • Work & Travel (Australia)

  • Etc.

    Look in the folders of language practice reports …

    Make use of any personal contacts you have …


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Finding a job abroad – useful links

http://www.maailmalle.net (CIMO):

http://europa.eu/youth/working/index_eu_en.html

http://www.nuorisovaihto.fi (Allianssi)

http://www.mol.fi/eures

http://www.fas.ie (work placement in Ireland)

http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk/homepage.aspx(official UK agency)

http://www.workinaustralia.net/


Study 1

Study (1):

  • Exchange programmes

    ISEP (USA)

    ISEP Multilateral (Canada, South Africa)

  • Bilateral agreements

    6 universities in USA

    • University of Washington, Seattle

    • Utica College

    • California State University, Long Beach

    • Presbyterian College

      Not available in 2012-13:

    • Fort Lewis College, Durango

    • University at Albany, State University of New York

      The deadline for applications is 15th November for next year

      The deadline is 16th March for the following spring term


Study 11

Study (1):

  • Bilateral agreements

    6 universities in Australia (see International Office Guide for details)

    1 each in Canada, South Africa, New Zealand

    N.B. Places are not always available

    The deadline for applications is in February


Study 2

Study (2):

  • Specific exchange opportunity

    IUPUI: Indiana University / Purdue University in Indianapolis

    • Two summer internship positions in the Centre for Intercultural Communications

    • Student counselling, office work, corpus compilation, etc.

    • Particularly suitable for those with linguistics-related interests

      The deadline for applications is February 2012.

      http://www.iupui.edu/~icic

      Anyone who is interested should contact me for further details.


Study 3

Study (3):

  • ERASMUS exchange agreements with four British universities:

    • University of Wales, Bangor – 1 place / 5 months (ELit)

    • University of Glasgow – 3 places / 9 months (ELang)

    • University of York – 3 places / 5 months (ELit)

    • Nottingham Trent University – 2 places / 5 months (ELit)

      The deadline for applications is mid-March 2012.

      You can usually take courses in other departments;

      but your study plan must be accepted by the Head of Department.


Study 4

Study (4):

  • If you are interested in applying to study abroad, you should:

    • Consult Guide för studier utomlands 2012-13 – available on the International Office web page.

    • Contact Harriet Klåvus / Monica Nylund in the International Office.

    • For general study opportunities in the EU, refer to: http://europa.eu/youth/studying/index_eu_en.html

  • The best time to do this is: NOW.


What to do next

What to do next …

  • Consult the English Dept. pages (to be updated shortly) at:http://www.abo.fi/student/en/Content/Document/document/12035

  • Look at previous language practice reports

  • Talk to students who have recently completed LP

  • Check the Department noticeboard

  • Visit the International Office

  • Check English-language newspapers, etc.

  • Check university web pages on the internet for details of courses offered.


Grants from the donner fund

Grants from the Donner Fund


Applying for a donner grant 1

Applying for a Donner grant (1)

  • Deadline for application: end ofFebruary 2012.

  • Application form from Sonja during February.

  • Detailed plan required:

    • Where are you going?

    • What will you be doing?

    • How long / where will you stay?

    • What will it cost? – itemized list of estimated expenses

  • Consult the English Dept. pages at:http://www.abo.fi/student/en/Content/Document/document/12034


Applying for a donner grant 2

Applying for a Donner grant (2)

  • Donner money can cover:

    • Travel expenses

    • Living expenses (including rent at your place of work / study – but NOT in Finland during your absence)

    • Travel insurance

    • Placement fees (e.g. for Allianssi)

    • Tuition - but NOT for language courses, and NOTnecessarily full university fees

  • Donner money cannot cover:

    • Clothes, books, food, recreational activities, international student card

  • Grants from other sources (e.g. Erasmus, ISEP) mustbe calculated into the sum you apply for

  • NB: Keep all receipts: needed for report to Stiftelsen when you return.


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Good luck!


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