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IFSA-University of East Anglia

Program Location Norwich, United Kingdom
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34011
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2018 01/07/18 to 06/06/18

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Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

IFSA-University of East Anglia
If you crave a creative environment and good academics in a richly cultured city, take a look at the University of East Anglia. The academics are stellar at this university of 8,500; The university is particularly welcoming to study abroad students.

Study Abroad students live on campus with other UEA students, so it's easy to get involved with campus life. Check out the more than 100 clubs and societies, or join one of the 40 sports clubs. The Student Union brings in live entertainment, including nationally known bands and rising newcomers. The campus is self-contained with a fitness center, four banks, post office, art museum, book shop, and mini-supermarket, as well as other amenities. The campus is just three miles from downtown Norwich.

The approximate dates for this program are Sept-Dec or Jan-June.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


The program is open to all undergraduate students. Any university student is eligible if s/he has reached at least junior standing (completed 4 semesters of college) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: BIOL, CS, MA, CHM, and PHYS (SCI) and HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Arrival orientation

  • Airport pick-up for group flight travelers
  • 2- to 4-day on-site orientation, which includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • Transportation to host university accommodation at conclusion of orientation

Cultural events

  • Theatre evening
  • Visits to historic and popular sites (past locations have included Roman Baths, Hampton Court, Hever Castle, Warwick Castle, Salis and Ely Cathedrals, Blenheim Palace, Royal Pavilion, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle)


  • London weekend, which includes a Thames boat cruise with meal, karaoke night, and sightseeing
  • Optional weekend visit with a British family

Other activities

  • Lunches
  • Thanksgiving meal (fall semester)
  • Program T-shirt
  • Farewell meal

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The IFSA-Butler program fee includes tuition, excursions & special events (incl. weekend in London), orientation, a host family visit, and many helpful, additional services.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$19,075.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Books and Supplies$170.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,815.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
IFSA-Butler offers a monthly payment plan option for its fees as well as scholarships. Please see its website for more information.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin