University College Cork Learning Agreement
It varies depending on what you choose to do once you`re there. I joined the university choir, but I didn`t get involved in any sport, so I only did classes every day and choir rehearsals once a week. I had friends who were joining the sport, some with trips, as well as friends who organized their schedules so that they would only have classes two or three days a week. It all depends on what you want to do to make the most of your time abroad. The only thing I had to arrange, what other students didn`t do, was booking my flights to and from Ireland. But it was nice to be able to do it myself, because I arrived a week before my trip with my brother and I travelled, which I would not have been able to do if my university had arranged my flights. Caela: I studied abroad! I went to the University of Limerick in Ireland in the spring of 2009 (the end of my junior year of university) for my studies abroad semester, then returned in 2011-12 to acquire my MA in English grad. Growing up, I always wanted to visit Ireland for its rich history, beautiful landscapes and architecture and reputation for hosting some of the best literary minds (I even made Ireland the theme of all my geography/history projects in 2nd-8th). Students whose degree includes integrated university exchanges should occupy the majority of their modules in their own academic field. It may be possible to take some modules from other academic fields, if this is authorized by the host university. That may not be the best reason, but I had a terrible day at my home university. I never felt really comfortable there, and one january of last year, I felt particularly irreplaceable.
I didn`t want to finish the semester, let alone come back in the fall, but I knew I had to, unless I went abroad. The apprenticeship agreement describes the modules the student wishes to study at the host university, as well as the weighting of the ECTS credit for each module and the required level of language skills. My university has been incredibly helpful in taking me abroad. They knew exactly what I had to do, so I really had nothing to organize alone. I had some papers that I had to take care of, of course, but almost everything (including housing) was organized by my university. This section is used to record your Erasmus results. NB: The UL also requires students to submit an official transcript of their Erasmus results, published by the host university. It must be completed before the Erasmus course and signed by the UL Academic Coordinator. This is usually required by the host university as part of the application process. At this point, module options are temporary and can still be changed when you start investing. Note: For the degree of knowledge of the language, the common European framework of reference (A1-beginners); C2-near native) IMPORTANT: Modules/classes must be included in the apprenticeship agreement to be approved by the academic coordinator. Empty learning agreements (i.e.
no selected module) are not signed. All European universities (with the exception of UK universities) use ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points. For Erasmus studies, the semi-annual workload is defined in ECTS points and not in the number of modules. Students must ensure that the modules for which they enrol at the host university correspond to 30 ECTS points. The modules probably have a different credit weighting than the UL modules. For example, modules 2 ECTS, 4 ECTS, 7.5 ECTS, 15 ECTS, etc. may be worth it. Students must ensure that they have enough modules to meet the credit requirement to pass Erasmus (30 ECTS). To get the credits, you have to pass each module.
If you fail, you don`t receive ECTS credit for this module. Most European universities have a 50% passport rate.