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University College London
London, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Fall
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Fall 2019 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA

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Language of Country: English Target Language: English
Lodging Options: Dormitory
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Department / Program: Economics
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Program Overview

UCLThe University College London Exchange program enables Dartmouth undergraduates to take advantage of the unique academic and cultural opportunities offered by one of the top universities in the world.  A major focus of research and teaching in the Economics Department is International Economics. A term abroad offers exciting options for students to improve their understanding of the topics the department teaches (for example, the effects of globalization), for exposing students to current economic issues and to introduce students to different schools of economic thought.

Additionally, this program will allow Dartmouth students to benefit from the experience of an urban university in a country with a social and economic system different from our own. The program enables our students to become fully affiliated members of UCL with complete access to libraries, lectures, seminars and other facilities. Similarly, UCL students coming to Dartmouth will experience an environment much different from their own institution and will have complete access to Dartmouth facilities. Both institutions will benefit from the cross-fertilization process that will result from this exchange.

About University College London
UCL is an urban university located in the heart of London.  Before the foundation of UCL in 1826, the benefits of a university education in England were available only to men and only to those who were members of the Church of England. UCL, the first university established in England after Oxford and Cambridge, was founded to provide academic opportunities to non-Anglicans and placed no restrictions on race, class or religion of its students. In 1878, it also became the first British university to admit women on equal terms to men.  

Since its founding UCL has become one of the top universities in the world.  In the latest World University Rankings, UCL was ranked seventh in the world.  UCL was the first institution in England to have an economics department and they continue to have an excellent economics department, ranked in the top 20 in the world.  UCL offers several advanced degrees, up to and including the Ph.D.  

UCL has over 16,000 undergraduate students.  Over a third of the student body is international, from 150 different countries.


Faculty Advisor
Professor James Feyrer

Dartmouth students will select from the courses available at UCL during the proposed term of study. Students will be expected to take the normal course load of a full-time student at the host institution. Because UCL is on a semester system, Dartmouth students will take three or four courses during the fall term, depending on the number of credits granted per course. In either case, the number of course credits Dartmouth students take will be equivalent to a normal full course load at Dartmouth.

At Dartmouth the program will be coordinated by the Department of Economics in cooperation with the Guarini Institute. At Dartmouth, Professor James Feyrer is the academic advisor for the exchange.

Admission Process
The admission process will coincide with that of other student exchange programs at Dartmouth, with students applying by February 1st for the following academic year. First-year students are ineligible because of the Dartmouth residency requirement but can apply for their sophomore year during their first year in residence. Seniors may be eligible with the prior approval of the Registrar and major department. Transfer students are not eligible. Dartmouth students will be required to have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0. Italian students will be required to have at least an equivalent grade point average. Exceptions may be made only with the written consent of the host institution. The exchange program will give preference to Economics students.   Students will be required to submit a student exchange application and recommendations from two Dartmouth faculty members. All applications are to be submitted to the Guarini Institute. Each year, after the February 1st application deadline, the Guarini Institute will forward all completed applications to the Department of Economics for review.

Course Approval
Students will have access to all courses at UCL.  Before beginning the program students should get specific approval for course credit from the economics department faculty advisor.  The economics courses offered are listed here:

Faculty regulations require that each student planning an exchange term be in good academic standing.  Application forms for prior approval of transfer credit are available at the Office of the Registrar. The application deadline is published on the academic calendar.  Oral approval does not serve in place of written approval.

Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.

For any additional information about the program, please contact the Vice Chair of the Economics Department ( or the Guarini Institute.

Student Life

UCL is responsible for facilitating housing in campus residences for Dartmouth students. The University also offers many activities to visiting foreign students.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
Students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth. Housing costs are paid by the student directly to the University College of London or to their local landlord, depending on the type of housing. The cost of transportation to and from London, as well as the cost of meals, local transportation, books, and spending money is the responsibility of the student. Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, the Dartmouth student does not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms.  Please contact the Guarini Institute for more information about program costs.

Financial Aid
Finanical aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.