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FAQ’s and How to find out more

I would like to go to university in Florida, but notice you don't have a link there - would it still be possible for me to go and study there for a semester?

Since it is vital for us to be able to assure the quality of your time abroad and the level of service provided at the host institution, it is only possible for students to go abroad as part of their Liverpool Hope University degree course to one of our recognised partners. New agreements are being signed annually, so you may find that extra destinations are on offer by the time you come to Liverpool Hope. However it is unfortunately not generally possible to set up a new agreement to meet the demands of an individual student.

Do I get credit for going on Exchange?

Yes, the partner university will send us the results from your time abroad and these will be converted into UK grades and will count towards your final degree classification.

How many credits do I need to take?

You will need to replace 4 Liverpool Hope modules 60 credits for one semester study abroad and 120 credits for two semesters study abroad. For placements in Europe 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 2 Hope credits, therefore you will need to select 30 ECTS per semester. For placements in North America 1 US credit is equivalent to 5 Hope credits therefore you will need to select 12 credits per semester.

Must I speak another language?

Some courses at European Universities, particularly in Scandinavian countries, The Netherlands and Malta, are taught in English, but where necessary, students can prepare for an exchange by taking language classes or learning through the EILC programme. For further details see www.erasmus.ac.uk/institutions/languages.html

How do I find accommodation?

Accommodation is normally arranged by the host university and can be on campus or in private accommodation. For you time spent at Liverpool Hope there is limited accommodation in St Julies for students who are going on the exchange programme.

What do I need to do before I leave the host university?

Before you leave the host university please make sure you have requested your transcript to be sent to the Exchange Coordinator at Liverpool Hope.

 

What is Global Hope?

Global Hope is Liverpool Hope University’s overseas education programme. It uses the resources of the University to support the education and development of communities overseas. In particular this means using the University’s expertise in learning and teaching, welfare and well-being, research and subject knowledge to effectively work alongside partners in developing countries to meet their needs appropriately. This approach is grounded in the principle of reciprocity. A commitment to these relationships over the longer term has enabled genuine partnerships to develop. As a result, a deeper level of cross-cultural understanding now exists between Global Hope and its partners across three continents.

Global Hope seeks to use this insight to give effective support to communities in meeting their own educational and development needs. At the same time the Global Hope experience generally provides an opportunity for meaningful professional development opportunities for members of the University, with resonance for them and others long after their return to the UK.

Who goes on a Global Hope project?‌

All members of Liverpool Hope University are welcome to apply. Staff and students from Hope travel together to project locations each year working with partners overseas for  three weeks during our summer vacation – either immediately before or after Graduation. All staff and student participants are expected to evaluate their work thoroughly to enable appropriate and effective provision by Global Hope teams in subsequent years. Global Hope students have to be registered for SALA as they have already demonstrated a commitment to in the University and the wider community.

How is Global Hope work funded?

The work is funded primarily by the University and Student's fundraising. Students are required to raise a donation of a minimum of £1,500 towards the cost of their project. The University contributes to the cost of Global Hope as it recognises that Global Hope supports the University's mission.

 We offer workshops to help Global Hope students in their fund raising effort. For more information about fundraising, please visit the fundraising section

 

How to find out more?

For further information about our International Exchange Programme, contact the International hub by emailing internationahub@hope.ac.uk

For further information about Global Hope, contact the Global Hope team by emailing globalhope@hope.ac.uk

You can also call into the International Hub for more information at any time; we would love to see you