Exchange Program

The exchange program is a special long-term study abroad arrangement that allows Hartwick students to study abroad while continuing to pay their tuition at Hartwick.

Similarly, students from Hartwick’s partner institution can study at Hartwick while continuing to pay tuition at their home institution – hence the name “exchange program”.


 

Hartwick to Fribourg 

As a Hartwick student, you can study in Fribourg, Switzerland, one of Europe’s most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns. Located at the crossroads of the German and French speaking regions of Switzerland, and nestled between northern and southern Europe, Fribourg is a bridge between cultures and languages.

Information for Hartwick students studying for a semester at University of Fribourg.

Deadline to apply for spring 2018: September 30, 2017

Deadline to apply for fall 2018 or Academic Year 2018-2019: March 30, 2018

For more information, please contact Professor of History Peter Wallace at wallacep@hartwick.edu


 

Fribourg to Hartwick

The Hartwick College community welcomes students from Fribourg to study, learn and experience life in the in the U.S.

We are an undergraduate college of the arts and sciences. The College occupies a hillside campus in the City of Oneonta, NY, a vibrant two-college community in rural upstate New York. Eight miles away is Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus, which provides an a living and learning space close to nature. Oneonta is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, nearly midway between Albany, the Capital of New York State, and the city of Binghamton. New York City is three-to-four hours away by public bus or car.

Deadline for nominations by Fribourg: September 15, 2017 for spring semester 2018 and April 15, 2018 for fall semester 2018

Application deadline for Fribourg students: September 30, 2017 for spring semester 2018 and April 30, 2018 for fall semester 2018

Response date from Hartwick College: Two weeks after application is complete

Required for acceptance as a Visiting Student:
Exchange students are required to submit proof of financial support (such as bank statement, proof of sponsorship, and/or overall financial affordability), university transcript of courses completed or evidence of courses in progress at time of application, motivation statement, and an official confirmation by Fribourg of the student’s language level. Additional forms, including medical forms and roommate preference forms, will be required if student accepts the college’s study offer. Housing will be on-campus in residence halls.

Alternative measures for showing acceptable level of English for exchange:

  • CEFRL: B1 Level & European Language Passport
  • TOEFL: Internet-based: 80; Computer-based: 213; Paper-based: 550 ·
  • IELTS: 5.5

Visa Information: Students attending Hartwick as exchange students will seek a U.S. F-1 visa. Upon acceptance, the International Student Advisor will issue the student a “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student” (or I-20) to take to a visa appointment at the U.S. consulate. Information about Visas and Immigration

Arrival Dates: International students, including visiting students on exchange, are expected to arrive in time for the required pre-term orientation. In 2017-2018, students will be met at Albany International Airport or the Greater Binghamton Airport on Sunday, August 20, 2017 or Friday, February 2, 2018.

Orientation: International students will participate in a required orientation at no additional charge. Students living in college housing will have housing and meals available during Orientation. In 2017-18, the fall semester Orientation will begin Monday, August 21, 2017. Spring term Orientation will begin on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Pre-Arrival Information

Costs & Fees:
Estimated costs for visiting Fribourg exchange students.
Current exchange rates

Course fees: Visiting students will be responsible for course fees (indicated by a “$” at the end of a section number) for courses including studio art, private music lessons, selected physical education classes, and January Term off-campus programs.

Academic Information
Calendar of important academic dates 

Online schedule of course offerings: Full-time students carry credit loads of 12-20 semester hour credits per term. Credits are generally equal to class time per week in a 14-week semester, with the exception of science laboratories and art studios. An average of two hours of preparation is expected for each class hour.

Evaluation, grading system, credits and transcripts: Evaluation within a course may be on a point system, percentage system, or other scale explained in the course syllabus, but final grades are assigned on an A through F scale, with grade-point equivalents on the 4.0 scale. Courses are measured on the semester hour credit system.

For information about grades, grade point average, and the European Transfer Credit System (ETCS) and Hartwick Equivalents, see the college catalog.

Pre-registering for classes: Students on exchange from Fribourg will be advised and assisted by Professor of History Peter Wallace. Upon acceptance, students will be cleared for preregistration and given access to WebAdvisor to allow online registration (E-Reg) for courses.

Email Dr. Peter Wallace: wallacep@hartwick.edu

For other questions and international student support, email Global Education & Service Learning Advisor Carolyn Cooper at cooperc@hartwick.edu.

Accommodations for special learning needs are available from Hartwick’s Office of AccessAbility Services.

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