FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
University of Nebraska at Omaha
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Manager of Education Abroad and Global Partnerships
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St., ASH 220B
Omaha, NE 68182 USA
Nominated students should visit https://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/study-abroad/incoming-exchange/apply.php and complete the application form found there. Complete supporting documents should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in one email.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
Non-degree undergraduate and graduate admissions apply though the same application. It is required that undergraduate students have at least a B1 English proficiency and graduate students have at least a B2-C1 English language proficiency for admission.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Art History, Area Studies, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomechanics, Biotechnology, Black Studies, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Management, Creative Writing, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education, Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Elementary Education: Special Education, Engineering, Emergency Management, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Foreign Languages and Literature (French, German, Spanish, limited Japanese and limited Russian), Geography, Geology, Gerontology, History, Health Sciences, International Studies, IT Innovation, Journalism and Media Communication, Latino/Latin American Studies, Library Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physical Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Sciences, Religion, Secondary Education, Secondary Education: Special Education, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language Pathology, Studio Art, Theater, Visual and Performing Arts, Women's and Gender Studies
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Accounting, Athletic Training, Biology, Biomedicalinformatics, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Counseling, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Critical and Creative Thinking, Cybersecurity, Economics, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Geography, Social Gerontology, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, History, Information Technology, Language Teaching, Literacy, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics for Teachers, Music, Political Science, Public Administration, School Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Theater, Urban Studies, Writing
All Psychology unavailable.
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
Psychology (graduate level)
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Architecture, Psychology (graduate), and Interior Design. Education courses are limited.
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
For both undergraduate & graduate
12-15 credits, undergraduate
9-15 credits, graduate (9-12 hours recommended)
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
In advance. Students will receive advising over email and permit numbers for registration.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Students should try to complete registration prior to arrival if possible as courses fill quickly. Course registration must be complete prior to the first day of classes.
English language proficiency required. B2-C1 proficiency required.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
Before admission students will submit the English Language Proficiency Form proving B2-C1 proficiency and any supporting documents.
Undergraduate Students: 61 IBT, 500 TOEFL or 6 IELTS
Graduate Students: varies by program, C1 or 80 TOEFL
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?
Students accepted to our program will receive assistance with course registration through the Education Abroad Office after admission and prior to arrival.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Fall: May 15
Spring: November 15
*Late applications will be considered based on availability of housing and exchange openings. These deadlines are usually flexible. Nomination deadlines one month before application deadlines.
Fall classes: August 26 - December 19, 2019
Spring classes: January 13 - May 7, 2020
Mandatory International Student Orientation takes place during the week preceding semester start dates.
Fall: December 16-19, 2019
Spring: May 4-7, 2020
IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?
There is no break between courses and exams.
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
International Student Orientations are held the week prior to the start of each new term. All new students are required to attend the orientation. Visit http://world.unomaha.edu/advising/getting_started.php for the most up to date orientation schedules.
Arrival Dates: August 19-20, 2019 (fall), January 6, 2020 (spring - tentative)
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
$2,165 (broken down below)
$600 per month ($3396/semester)
$400 per month (depending on habits). Kitchen available in student housing.
Personal expenses: $1,815
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
All UNO exchange students are required to be enrolled in either the UHC Health and Dental Insurance plan or the International Student Insurance, Select or Elite plans. No other insurance plan options will be accepted. Students with any pre-existing conditions must select the UHC Health and Dental Insurance, as they are not covered under ISI plans. Students will receive more information about these options prior to arrival. Visit https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/health-services/insurance-policy.php to find out more information about the UHC policy and https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/student-health-insurance for more information about ISI.
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Yes, all students are required to live in on-campus, apartment style housing and receive application information via MavLINK after admissions. Reminder emails will come from the Manager of Education Abroad or International Student Advisors.
On-Campus Housing: University Village recommended. Allows for a one semester policy. Maverick Village is also approved, although only recommended for academic year placements.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Please list housing application deadline. Fall: May 31, Spring: November 30
Housing applications can be completed via MavLINK once the student has completed the UNO admissions process.
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
UNO has a full service health center which includes robust personal fitness options, student health, and counseling services.
Student Health Services (Full time registered nursing staff, part time doctor on staff)
University Counseling Services (personal, academic, career)
University Gymnasium (track, weightlifting, pool, group fitness and cycling)
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Yes, under the provisions for J1 visa requirements for "Academic Training." In past years, Utrecht Network students have had success at finding their own internship placements. Students must consult with International Office if planning to participate in an internship.
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?
Yes, however the availability of student worker positions are very limited.
Exchange students are required to arrive in Lincoln in time to attend international student orientation, which is typically held before the residence halls open for the semester. This means that students will need to arrange for early arrival if they want to stay in the residence halls prior to their official open date. Students will complete an early arrival check-in form on the housing portal to arrange early arrival. Early move-in is currently charged at a rate of $32.00 per night.
Recommended UNO web page highlights:
Enjoy the city of Omaha: www.omaha.com/
Campus Recreation: http://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/involvement/index.php r/
Outdoor Venture Center: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/ovc/index.php