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Study Abroad

The North America Exchange: USA and Canada

How does it work?

PAIS offers students the exciting opportunity to swap their lives at Warwick for a year in either the United States of America or Canada. These highly competitive placements are available at the University of California, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Richmond in Virginia, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and the University of Toronto. The University of California exchange offers the choice of a range of campuses, including Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego, Irvine, and Santa Barbara.

The students chosen for this highly competitive exchange programme will spend the whole of their Second year studying in the US and still complete their Warwick degree within three years. Students follow a full programme of study while in the US or Canada that is equivalent to their Second Year at Warwick. Assessed work from the year abroad is converted from North American grades to Warwick marks upon return for the Third Year and counts toward the final degree.


What do PAIS students say about the programme?

grace_young2.jpg“Being able to study at one of the finest academic institutions in the world was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I was able to choose from many classes that were taught by world renowned professors that directly related to my interests.”

- Grace Young, Politics with International Studies Student, University of Berkeley 12/13

stuart_shevlin2a.jpg“It's hard to sum up my time in North Carolina. It's been a life-changing experience, I've made some of my best friends, had the experience of a completely different way of learning and have become immersed in a Southern culture I've fallen in love with. I'll definitely be back!.”

- Stuart Shevlin, Politics Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 12/13

What other programmes are available?

Second year half year exchange with City University Hong Kong

Third year exchanges:

  • PAIS Erasmus exchanges in France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Norway and Sweden
  • PAIS Australian exchange with Monash University in Melbourne
  • PAIS Japanese exchange with Hokkaido University in Sapporo
  • PAIS full year Hong Kong exchange with the University of Hong Kong

Keep an eye on this page for future features on these programmes!