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What is AISP and how can you get involved?

Welcome to AISP

Professor Jo Angouri, Academic Director for Education and Internationalisation

"Hello and welcome to AISP, the Alliance Intensive Study Programme.

My name is Professor Jo Angouri and I'm the Academic Director for Education and Internationalisation and responsible for AISP here at the University of Warwick.

AISP is a dynamic, global learning programme enabling students to work in short, intensive credit bearing units in a blended learning environment.

AISP has been developed under the Warwick Monash Alliance and brings together students across institutions and across disciplines. The AISP units are designed to be global in orientation, interdisciplinary and draw on active learning. That means that they empower the students to apply theory to practice and to make connections between the learning and real world problems from the start of the programme.

This is AISP's first year and we are very excited to welcome our first cohort. Given the impact and the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are particularly excited to offer to our students an opportunity to experience global learning without relying on physical mobility. 

Welcome to AISP. "


Our background

AISP is designed to provide you with a dynamic mobility portfolio. It is suited to students interested in only short experiences as well as those seeking an intercalated pathway that connects intensive and semester-length experiences across sites/ locations. It provides a suite of cross-faculty modules and opportunities for block mode teaching.

Examples include:

  • Warwick students [home]: traditional Erasmus/ post-Erasmus schemes
  • Monash students [incoming]: The Global Immersion Guarantee, Semester in Prato programs, and Semester exchange at Warwick.

The Warwick International Intensive Study Programme (WIISP) provides modules under AISP run by Warwick taught by Warwick faculty.

In 2022 the aim is for modules to be delivered in person at Warwick main campus and relevant overseas sites in Europe over an extended Term 3 (April to July) period with targets of 80-100 Monash undergraduate students and 100+ Warwick undergraduate students.

Students from selected key partners will join Monash and Warwick students attending intensive blended modules over 2-4 weeks, taught either face-to-face or in a hybrid format, offering a variety of credit bearing options.

In subsequent years, Monash will also provide modules under AISP, run by Monash and taught by Monash faculty.


Introducing WIISP

Introducing WIISP - Video Transcript

The Warwick International Intensive Study Programme, or WIISP, is a global-oriented, blended-learning experience, providing student opportunities in interdisciplinary credit bearing modules. It typically takes a project/ problem-based approach, incorporating global team working in face-to-face and blended modes.

WIISP brings together discipline and interdisciplinary learning. It provides opportunity to engage and study alongside students from our international partners in an intensive, connected environment through innovative, problem based, active learning. By joining WIISP you become part of this unique global community, gaining new employability skills relevant for today’s globalised world.

WIISP is designed to combine emplaced teaching, based at Warwick’s central campus or appropriate locations, and online activities with the flexibility to move wholly-online should circumstances require. Thereby connecting participants from international institutions without solely relying on travel, consequently supporting global sustainability.

WIISP offers a fascinating range of modules taught by world leading Warwick academics. We welcome students from all degree awarding courses. Get a feel for WIISP through SOME of the participating departments.

CHEMISTRY:
Warwick’s department of chemistry offers top-quality teaching and research in an environment equipped with world-class facilities. From the fundamental core of the different chemistry disciplines to the interfaces with other disciplines such as life sciences, materials science, physics, computing and engineering, our students collaborate with peers, taught by internationally regarded experts in their fields.

HISTORY:
History is a powerful tool for understanding not just our past, but also our present. Our WIISP modules reflect our commitment to history’s exciting and transformative power. We appreciate very much the importance of opportunities for international study, as well as providing opportunities to study with partners abroad.

SCHOOL FOR CROSS FACULTY STUDIES:
Teaching and learning in the School is about crossing disciplinary boundaries in search of solutions to complex problems, and collaboration, thinking in new ways about the world around us. Our intensive WIISP modules give you the opportunity to acquire new perspectives, giving you a chance to think differently about how your learning connects with the wider world, and how you can draw on and add insight to your own area of expertise.

APPLIED LINGUISTICS :
Applied Linguistics offers a unique approach to the study of language: applying knowledge and theory to solve real-world problems, because language matters. You’ll build an interdisciplinary foundation from leading research in language and communication and work with others, in global teams, exploring the local significance of global problems.

CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY:
Classics and Ancient History is as much about the present as it is about the past, helping us to understand modern challenges, 2,500 years after its protagonists built their lives in the ancient Mediterranean. You’ll enjoy an exuberant, collaborative and rigorous learning experience in small-group seminars with lots of support from academics at the forefront of their fields, providing plenty of opportunity for discussion and engagement with fellow students and lecturers.

To meet ALL participating departments and schools visit WIISP pages. WIISP’s portfolio covers all disciplines and enables you to transcend discipline and geographical borders.

Modules are delivered intensively over 2-3 weeks and enhance your learning through immersive study.

Become part of a global learning community, where through a vibrant environment, the transformative blend of immersive and intercultural engagement will challenge your thinking, develop your confidence and open up a world of new opportunity.


The Warwick International Intensive Study Programme, or WIISP, is a global-oriented, blended-learning experience, providing student opportunities in interdisciplinary credit bearing modules. It typically takes a project/ problem-based approach, incorporating global team working in face-to-face and blended modes.

WIISP brings together discipline and interdisciplinary learning. It provides opportunity to engage and study alongside students from our international partners in an intensive, connected environment through innovative, problem based, active learning. By joining WIISP you become part of this unique global community, gaining new employability skills relevant for today's globalised world.

WIISP is designed to combine emplaced teaching, based at Warwick's central campus or appropriate locations, and online activities with the flexibility to move wholly-online should circumstances require. Thereby connecting participants from international institutions without solely relying on travel, consequently supporting global sustainability.

WIISP offers a fascinating range of modules taught by world leading Warwick academics. We welcome students from all degree awarding courses. Get a feel for WIISP through some of the participating departments.

CHEMISTRY:

Warwick's department of chemistry offers top-quality teaching and research in an environment equipped with world-class facilities. From the fundamental core of the different chemistry disciplines to the interfaces with other disciplines such as life sciences, materials science, physics, computing and engineering, our students collaborate with peers, taught by internationally regarded experts in their fields.

HISTORY:

History is a powerful tool for understanding not just our past, but also our present. Our WIISP modules reflect our commitment to history's exciting and transformative power. We appreciate very much the importance of opportunities for international study, as well as providing opportunities to study with partners abroad.

SCHOOL FOR CROSS FACULTY STUDIES:

Teaching and learning in the School is about crossing disciplinary boundaries in search of solutions to complex problems, and collaboration, thinking in new ways about the world around us. Our intensive WIISP modules give you the opportunity to acquire new perspectives, giving you a chance to think differently about how your learning connects with the wider world, and how you can draw on and add insight to your own area of expertise.

APPLIED LINGUISTICS:

Applied Linguistics offers a unique approach to the study of language: applying knowledge and theory to solve real-world problems, because language matters. You'll build an interdisciplinary foundation from leading research in language and communication and work with others, in global teams, exploring the local significance of global problems.

CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY:

Classics and Ancient History is as much about the present as it is about the past, helping us to understand modern challenges, 2,500 years after its protagonists built their lives in the ancient Mediterranean. You'll enjoy an exuberant, collaborative and rigorous learning experience in small-group seminars with lots of support from academics at the forefront of their fields, providing plenty of opportunity for discussion and engagement with fellow students and lecturers.

To meet ALL participating departments and schools visit WIISP pages. WIISP's portfolio covers all disciplines and enables you to transcend discipline and geographical borders.

Modules are delivered intensively over 2-3 weeks and enhance your learning through immersive study.

Become part of a global learning community, where through a vibrant environment, the transformative blend of immersive and intercultural engagement will challenge your thinking, develop your confidence and open up a world of new opportunity.

Features

  1. Scalable, international learning experience model
  2. Physical, virtual and hybrid delivery formats, responding to the demand for innovative learning and suitable infrastructure for wholly online delivery should the current pandemic require, providing a flagship Alliance response to COVID-19
  3. Collaborate across the wider network of our strategic partners (i.e. EUTOPIA, NoE, etc.)
  4. Leverage existing academic collaborations and encourages the development and/ or delivery of new offerings which will strengthen the partnership and increase the strategic alignment of Alliance support schemes
  5. Drive efficient utilisation of sites and resources (including in support of sustainable and ethical travel) through opportunities timed in Monash’s Winter break that can intercalate with existing signature experiences to provide an international pathway for students to springboard from other experiences into/ from the AISP at Warwick.

New thinking

"AISP is expanding our pedagogic offering and diversifies learning experiences available in Term Three. It draws on new thinking in internationalisation at home and short-term mobility opportunities, and so provides a versatile pedagogic format enabling all students to experience global learning. It is a key component of our Education Strategy."

Professor Chris Hughes Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)


Global mindset

"This flagship scheme under the Monash Warwick Alliance provides students opportunity to benefit from participating in a global Alliance-level programme and develop a global mindset, teamwork skills and access to an extended alumni network for life with a stronger employability profile."

Professor Mike Shipman Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)