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Deadline Friday for UVI Students Hoping to Study on Mainland

Dec. 4, 2007 — University of the Virgin Islands students must apply by Friday to participate in the National Student Exchange program during the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters.
For UVI students, the program allows them to study at more than 200 schools on the mainland.
"They get to go off island and check out other cultures," said UVI spokeswoman Patrice Johnson on Tuesday.
The program opens students' eyes and gives them a new perspective, she said, and allows them to explore the possibility of attending graduate school at those mainland institutions. It also allows students at mainland colleges to study at UVI's St. Thomas or St. Croix campuses.
Students may study for a semester or a full academic year.
One UVI student is currently studying at the University of Hawaii, while 14 students from the mainland are at UVI, according to a UVI news release.
"I have matured a lot being so far away from home in somewhere so different," said sophomore Zach Giesick, an exchange student from Montana State University at Bozeman, according to the news release. "I certainly would not have been able to take a scuba diving class in Montana."
Robyn Thaney, a student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, said she can "interact" with ocean life in her biology class.
The program has two tuition and fee-payment plans. Plan A allows students to pay their host school's tuition and fees at an in-state rate. Plan B allows students to pay their normal home-school tuition.
Housing accommodations differ at the schools, with some schools requiring exchange students to live on campus. If students live on campus, those fees will be paid directly to the host school.
There is a $95 fee to apply.
For more information on the St. Thomas campus, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or email her. For the St. Croix campus, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Doris Farrington-Hepburn at 692-4187 or email her.
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Dec. 4, 2007 -- University of the Virgin Islands students must apply by Friday to participate in the National Student Exchange program during the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters.
For UVI students, the program allows them to study at more than 200 schools on the mainland.
"They get to go off island and check out other cultures," said UVI spokeswoman Patrice Johnson on Tuesday.
The program opens students' eyes and gives them a new perspective, she said, and allows them to explore the possibility of attending graduate school at those mainland institutions. It also allows students at mainland colleges to study at UVI's St. Thomas or St. Croix campuses.
Students may study for a semester or a full academic year.
One UVI student is currently studying at the University of Hawaii, while 14 students from the mainland are at UVI, according to a UVI news release.
"I have matured a lot being so far away from home in somewhere so different," said sophomore Zach Giesick, an exchange student from Montana State University at Bozeman, according to the news release. "I certainly would not have been able to take a scuba diving class in Montana."
Robyn Thaney, a student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, said she can "interact" with ocean life in her biology class.
The program has two tuition and fee-payment plans. Plan A allows students to pay their host school's tuition and fees at an in-state rate. Plan B allows students to pay their normal home-school tuition.
Housing accommodations differ at the schools, with some schools requiring exchange students to live on campus. If students live on campus, those fees will be paid directly to the host school.
There is a $95 fee to apply.
For more information on the St. Thomas campus, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or email her. For the St. Croix campus, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Doris Farrington-Hepburn at 692-4187 or email her.
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