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You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Program Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Dormitory Language Prerequisite: No
College: College of Arts & Letters Language of Instruction: English
Class Level While Abroad: Junior Only Minimum Credit Load: 15
Program Director: David Younger Eligible Majors: American Studies, English
Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval Program Required References: None
Program Information:


UEA Norwich

Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe and is a major center of the arts, culture, nightlife, and tourism. The city retains its medieval character with largely intact cobbled streets, 12th century castle, Norman cathedral, open air market and many independent shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. Literary and music festivals occur in Norwich multiple times each year and the city is very welcoming to all. With a population of approximately 215,000 people, Norwich is large enough to have a very lively cultural scene, yet is small enough to not be overwhelming. Established in 1963, the University of East Anglia is situated in the medieval city of Norwich that has more medieval churches than London and York put together. The University is an hour and fifty minutes by train from London, 60 miles from Cambridge, but also a short distance from the east coast of England. Norwich has an international airport served by many carriers and has recently been named England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

As a student at the University of East Anglia (UEA), you will find yourself in one of the most stimulating environments available to any undergraduate anywhere in the world. The city becomes your campus when school is in session. Students congregate in local cafes, or head to one of the local cafes for lunch with friends.

Program Dates*
Academic Year: Mid-September through mid-June
Fall Semester: Mid-September through mid-December
Spring Semester: Mid-January through mid-June

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

Academic Program
  • Notre Dame's Study Abroad offers the opportunity to study in Norwich through an exchange program for a semester or a year at the University of East Anglia. The University of East Anglia welcomes students from all over the world and you will find yourself in a diverse and interesting academic environment.
  • The UEA School of American Studies is recognized as one of the best American Studies departments in the United Kingdom, ranked first for student satisfaction in the 2012 National Student Survey, second in the UK according to the Guardian league table 2013, and third in The Times Good University Guide for American Studies. The School also has a special reputation in creative writing. The School houses the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies, which hosts an annual international literary festival that in the past has featured such notables as Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Toni Morrison, William Styron, Susan Sontag, Gore Vidal, Elmore Leonard, Jonathan Franzen, and E. L. Doctorow.
  • Courses completed on the UEA program will be entered on the student's Notre Dame transcript and grades will be computed into the Notre Dame grade point average. Notre Dame students can enroll in courses in UEA’s American Studies Department, which offers a wide range of courses in American studies, American and English literature Departments, and creative writing.
  • Typical courses count for 20 credits, which is roughly equivalent to 5 US credit-hours. A typical course load per semester is 3 courses (15 US credit-hours). Students will be eligible to enroll in most modules. Students will normally take level 2 modules but may, with permission, enroll in level 3 modules. There is no restriction as to subject, except where there are pre-requisites. Links to UEA course information.
  • Notre Dame has kept a database of all past approved UEA courses and their ND match: Link to ND database of past approved courses.
  • Students must check the current course offerings at UEA against the list of past approved courses at ND.
  • There are, generally, few fall exams. In lieu of exams, other forms of assessment are used: course work, project work, papers, etc.
  • The spring semester consist of 12 teaching weeks followed by an exam period during which students take exams directly related to the spring term modules they have just finished.
  • The UEA program is open to students studying during their junior year of college.
  • To be eligible for the program, students must have declared English or American studies as their major and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. American studies majors must have taken the American studies introductory course (AMST 20100). English majors must have taken the Introduction to Literary Studies Course (ENGL 30101).
  • Students selected by Notre Dame must complete a secondary application to UEA listing 9 prospective courses.

Special Opportunities
Among the many opportunities and activities available to students, UEA can help facilitate student involvement in various student clubs/organizations, athletic activities, choirs, and organizations. Thus the program immerses students fully into the University.

Housing and Meals
  • Students will reside in a dormitory with other UEA students. Living in residences is a University experience not to be missed, especially if this is your first time living away from home. The UEA Accommodation Office acts as your landlord, taking a responsibility to ensure the terms and conditions of your license are upheld and that the buildings are safe and secure.
  • Notre Dame will provide a monthly meal allowance to help partially defray some of the food costs. Students will be responsible for all meals as no meals are included in the program. Review additional information about housing at UEA.
Cultural and Recreational Opportunities
  • The more quickly and deeply you get involved and make friends at UEA, the more invigorating and rewarding your time in Norwich will be. The UEA staff will assist you in learning about the city and it’s events/activities from the very first day you arrive.
  • Many different social gatherings, trips, events and performances are available according to the interests and inspirations of the students and need only to be sought out. In addition to campus activities, students also have the opportunity to travel throughout the UK and Europe.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

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