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  Will I get credit?
How will it affect my graduation from AUWCL?
How much will it cost?
How will it affect my financial aid?
When can I go?
What if I don't speak the language?
What if I want to study on a program not listed on this web site?

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Are the Semester Exchange Programs ABA approved?
Yes! All of AUWCL's study abroad and international exchange programs are approved by and meet the requirements of the ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Each foreign institution AUWCL partners with is government sanctioned or recognized; recognized or approved by an evaluation body; and/or chartered to award first degrees in law by the appropriate authority within the country. Additionally, AUWCL has a formal written agreement with all of the programs host institution and reviews and approves all of the course work the student will complete while abroad.

 

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Who is eligible?
 
 Any 2L or 3L student in good standing may apply. In the case of over-subscription, 3L's will be given preference, with due consideration given to any language requirements an institution may have.

I am not a AUWCL Student. Can I still participate?
Yes. Please note that priority is given to AUWCL students. Visiting students must receive permission from their home school before applying to any AUWCL semester abroad program. For more information, please contact studyabroad@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4177.

Will I get credit?
According to ABA standards, students may transfer up to 12 credits to AUWCL from their host institution. As a general practice, grades are not transferred, and all credit transfer will be determined by the AUWCL registrar.

How will it affect my graduation from AUWCL?
Studying abroad should be an asset and add to the quality of a student's legal education and experience. Thus any student wishing to spend a semester abroad should speak with the registrar about what academic requirements the student has met and what requirements have yet to be fulfilled. These requirements affect a student's ability to graduate in a timely manner, and steps should be taken to ensure the semester abroad experience does not interfere with the student's expectations. AUWCL students may defer any remaining academic requirements at AUWCL until they return.

How much will it cost?
Since you will be participating in a AUWCL affiliated program, you will be paying all tuition and fees to AUWCL. Visiting students will pay all tuition and fees to AUWCL. Scholarship and grant resources can be found here.

How will it affect my financial aid?
It should not affect your financial aid in any way. Before applying to any semester abroad opportunity, please consult the AUWCL Financial Aid Office with any specific questions about your aid package. If you are a visiting student, you should consult your home school financial aid office to asses whether you will be able to complete a consortium agreement to transfer aid to AUWCL for your semester abroad.

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When can I go?
Most programs allow either fall or spring semester exchange students. Bar Ilan, Bucerius, Univ Carlos III, and Ghent allow students to visit only during the fall semester and Utrecht only in the spring. Please see individual program pages for specific program dates as many European schools have varying calendars.

What if I don't speak the language?
Most of the participating institutions offer classes in English. Some Universities do require a language proficiency, though. Please see the list below for the language of instruction. Language of instruction can also be found on program specific pages.

School Location Language
Bar-Ilan University Tel Aviv, Israel English
Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Germany English
Chinese University Hong Kong Hong Kong English
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands English and/or Dutch
ESADE Law School Barcelona, Spain Spanish, limited English
Freie University Berlin, Germany German
Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul, Turkey English
Monash University Melbourne, Australia English
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea Korean, limited English
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Madrid, Spain Spanish and English
Universidad de Chile Santiago, Chile Spanish
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico Mexico City, Mexico Spanish
Universidad Sergio Arboleda Bogotá, Colombia Spanish
Universidad del Rosario Bogotá, Colombia Spanish
Universidad Torcuato di Tella Buenos Aires, Argentina Spanish
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense Paris, France French
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark English
University of Dundee Dundee, Scotland English
University of Ghent Ghent, Belgium English and/or Dutch
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland English, Finnish, and/or Swedish
University of Oslo Oslo, Norway English
University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada English and/or French
University of Perugia Perugia, Italy Italian, limited English
University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa English
University of Western Ontario Ontario, Canada English
Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands English and/or Dutch
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea Korean, limited English

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What if I want to study on a program not listed on this web site?
All requests to study through a non-WCL affiliated program MUST be approved in advance by the AUWCL Registrar's Office. Students must complete a Permit to Study Abroad Application. Such programs must be ABA approved and accredited by the appropriate agency abroad.  Students also must include a statement of purpose and demonstrate how this law program and the courses offered therein meet their goals and are not duplicative of a AUWCL program.  Not only the program, but also specific courses must be approved. Please contact the AUWCL Office of the Registrar directly with any questions. Approval of a non-AUWCL affiliated study abroad program is not guaranteed and is dependent on the individual circumstances of the student.

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I've read all the information on your web site, but I still have questions. Who do I contact?
Refer any questions to the Office of Global Opportunities.





 


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