Friday, August 21, 2015

CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: University of Hartford

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

With more than 65 countries represented among its student body, the University of Hartford offers numerous resources to help international students thrive academically and adapt to life in the U.S.

Beyond the classroom, the university’s International Center assists international students, study abroad participants, exchange students, and faculty in acclimating to Hartford’s campus. The center states, “Our mission is to promote international understanding, global citizenship and cultural diversity, and we hope that your experiences here will prove intellectually challenging, culturally enriching and personally satisfying,” on its website. A variety of events are hosted specifically for international students, which includes socials, orientations, workshops, and trips. A list of planned events for 2015-2016 – from paintball games, to arts festivals, to a Thanksgiving feast – is available on the website.

The University of Hartford also hosts an English Language Institute, or ELI, where international students can improve their language skills and learn about American academics and culture through classes and private tutoring sessions. International students can also enroll in English for Special Purposes, which teaches them more about the language as it applies to their specific career paths. Information on tuition and enrolling in the institute is available here.

Application Requirements for International Students:

 Transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services; for international students, the $50 application fee is waived (though students applying to the Hartt School for music, dance and theater will have to pay $40).
• Guarantor’s statement and supporting financial documents (must be from an institution with U.S. dollar exchange rates)
 Proof of English-language proficiency through TOEFL or IELTS
• Immunization record

Note: International students holding either F-1 or J-1 visa status are required to enroll in a full-time course of study each semester. This involves:

 12 credits per semester for undergraduate
 9 credits for master’s degrees
6 credits for doctoral degrees
6 credits for Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) and artist diploma programs

Part-time enrollment for an international student’s final semester at the school requires approval from a faculty advisor and the International Center.

Valuable Resources:

• “A Guide for International Students”
• FAQ: Advising International Students
• “Information for Graduate International Students”
• International Student Services
• International Center Photo Gallery
International Student Services and Study Abroad
• International Student Admission

• Location: Hartford, Connecticut
• Chartered: 1957
• Type: independent, nonsectarian, coeducational
Size: 6,866 total students
• College of Arts and Sciences
• Barney School of Business
• Hartford Art School
• College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture
• College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
• The Hartt School (performing arts)
• Hillyer College (two-year liberal arts)
 University Studies
Class of 2017
• Around 1,500 students enrolled
• Represent more than 35 states
• Foreign countries sending the most first-year students: Saudi Arabia, China, Korea and Kuwait
• Most popular majors: biology, engineering, physical therapy, architecture and psychology
• Even split between males and females
·         16,178 applicants, the largest pool in the school’s history
• All schools: $16,870 per term / $33,740 per year
• English Language Institute: $5,200 per term / $10,400 per year
• Hartt Diploma Program: $12,103 per term / $24,206 per year
Undergraduate International Admission Office
Phone: (860) 768-4981

Graduate Admission Office
Phone: (800) 945-0712 or (860) 768-4371

English Language Institute
Phone: (860) 768-4919

Sarah O’Leary, Director of the International Center
Phone: (860) 768-5101

Richard Lazzerini, Associate Director and International Student Advisor
Phone: (860) 768-4873

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