Hurricane Relief for Students
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United States Colleges and Universities
Help for Student Victims of Hurricane


Special Study Abroad Opportunities
International Universities and study abroad program providers from the U.S. and abroad are making special arrangements to accept students affected by the Hurricane for fall and spring semesters. For students whose passports have been or would be processed in New Orleans, the U.S. Department of State Website has passport information.

Programs are still available in the following countries for Fall semester:
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Wales
  • Multiple Locations

  • Belize

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    Galen University/University of Indianapolis in Belize The University has decided to offer all affected students financial assistance in the form of a 50% tuition grant. Thus for the Fall 2005 semester displaced students will pay only US $1500 in tuition and US $900 in fees for full-time enrolment (15 credits) in the University of Indianapolis programs in Belize  Our administrative and student affairs team are ready to help students make the transition to Belize for Fall Semester, secure affordable housing, health insurance etc.

    US students do not need an entry visa for Belize and our administrative staff will get them a one semester student visa. We have a class starting on Monday, September 26, 2005 consisting of students displaced by Katrina and we would welcome all students.  More information about Galen University and about international admissions is available at Galen University's web site or students may contact our student affairs office directly at studentaffairs@galen.edu.bz


    Canada

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    Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC):  Has collected information about 40 Canadian Universities able to support displaced students.

    Red Deer CollegeWe will be able to accommodate students affected by hurricane Katrina in a variety of programs from certificate and diplomas anduniversity transfer programs.  For the fall semester we will be able accept students until September 16th Students can access a list of all our program at the following link .  Should students want to continue their studies in the winter semester - we will again be able accept students into a number of programs. We will also be reducing our international tuition for affected students.  Interested students can contact: Kalah Dirks-Farley at kalah.dirks-farley@rdc.ab.ca, t:403-342-3594 or Amada Flikkema at amada.flikkema@rdc.ab.ca.

    Université de Moncton:  Will accept students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.  The University President confirmed that up to two dozen rooms are available on the Moncton campus, while the Edmundston and Shippagan campuses will make efforts to find host families.  The university will try to grant scholarships to students facing financial problems.  Students can either take regular courses in French or enroll in the international centre for French language training.  For more information:
    phone: (506) 858-4443
    e-mail: info@umoncton.ca
    web: http://www.umoncton.ca (Website information in French).

    Chile

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    National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Patagonia:  NOLS has space available on its Patagonia Semester beginning on October 8.

    Costa Rica

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    Cultural Experiences Abroad San Jose:  Can accept applications until September 20th.  The program begins on September 24th.  A discount of $1,000 is available to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina

    Czech Republic

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    Czech Technical University in Prague: Offers up to 15 places for the fall semester to students of engineering from its partner university, the University of New Orleans. We will waive tuition and provide free accommodation for these students, and will facilitate credit transfer, as is already done in our existing exchange programme. The fall semester begins on September 29th.  If possible, students should arrive a week earlier for orientation week
    Contact Jan Pozar, Head, International Office: pozar@vc.cvut.cz.

    The New Anglo-American College in Prague (Anglo-americka vysoka skola): One semester full scholarships are being offered to students whose universities were affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

    England

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    Anglia Polytechnic University (APU) We can consider applications for admission as visiting students for one year or one semester on our Study Abroad Programme at APU in Cambridge or Chelmsford. Students displaced by Hurricane Katrina may be eligible for a $1000 U.S. special scholarship.

    British Council:  Maintaining list of universities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales able to accept displaced students.

    IES London Program (Institute for the International Education of Students): IES is accepting late applications from students affected by Hurricane Katrina school closures. Applications are due Monday, September 12.

    Kingston University Can consider applications on an individual basis so that we can ensure that we can provide a suitable course of study. We will accept faxed or emailed applications from now until 0700 Eastern Standard Time Thursday 22 September and will respond as fast as possible (within 48 hours max). Students will receive a partial tuition fee waiver against the fees as published on the web.

    Lancaster University through Butler: Institute for Study Abroad - IFSA-Butler is allowing late enrollment in several fall and year programs for students who are not able to return to classes this fall due to Hurricane Katrina.

    Liverpool John Moores University: Would still be able to offer places to students who are affected by the hurricane. Although our original deadline for application to Semester One this year had been set at 15th July, we are able to extend this for students wishing to come to LJMU and study within the Faculty of Media, Arts and Social Science.

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): The programme available to them is called the General Course and requires them to have a GPA in excess of 3.3 and to have already completed a minimum of two years of university level study.  The deadline for applications is 16 September 2005. 

    Roehampton University:  Would be able to consider students who apply by September 22nd.  Students affected by the Hurricane will receive a partial tuition fee waiver against the fees as published on the web. 

    Royal Holloway University of London:  Would be able to consider students this semester.

    University of Bristol through Butler: Institute for Study Abroad - IFSA-Butler is allowing late enrollment in several fall and year programs for students who are not able to return to classes this fall due to Hurricane Katrina.

    University College Cork through Arcadia University:  Apply through Arcadia University.

    University College Northampton:   Space is still available in some degree areas.  Although the closing date has passed, it might be possible to consider academically well qualified students for one of our International Scholarships.

    University of Bath:  Still able to consider applications for study abroad from hurricane-affected students for a semester or year.

    University of Leicester:  We would consider tuition reductions and wouldn't expect students to pay more than they would have done at their home university.   We would also be able to accept late transfers.  Our academic year starts on Monday 3 October. 

    University of Newcastle Upon Tyne : Would welcome applications from displaced students. 

    University of Huddersfield:  Would be happy to consider accepting transfer students on to our courses.

    University of Sussex:  can offer two places for fall or year-long programs to any displaced students. University-managed housing is guaranteed and we will give a 25% discount on our regular study abroad tuition fees.  The Autumn Term begins on October 3rd, and there is a week-long orientation program beginning September 24th.

    University of York through Butler: Institute for Study Abroad - IFSA-Butler is allowing late enrollment in several fall and year programs for students who are not able to return to classes this fall due to Hurricane Katrina.

    France

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    Université d'Orléans:  Offering free tuition for up to 50 students for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina from the University of New Orleans.  They are looking into other financial support for students as well.

    Germany

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    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):  Offering an additional ten scholarships / grants for study and research in Germany: "DAAD Katrina Relief Scholarships".

    Loyola Marymount University Study Abroad, in Cooperation with German Partner Academy for International Education in Bonn or Düsseldorf:  Can still accept students for their program in Bonn or Düsseldorf for Fall Semester.  A special scholarship to cover many of the program costs for one student has been made available.

    Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg (in German): Offering a stipend for an American student or member of staff personally affected by the hurricane. The University of Bamberg will cover tuition and fees as well as the return airfare to Germany, and will provide free room and board plus a daily allowance for the period of October 2005 through July 2006. For further information please contact Ms. Kathrin Genk or Ms. Marion Echle - e-mail: auslandsstudium@zuv.uni-bamberg.de.

    Greece

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    American College of Thessaloniki: We can accept students through Sept. 30. They must arrive and be in Greece no later than Friday October 7. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis, but we are potentially in a position to offer up to full tuition scholarships for a limited number of students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

    Ireland

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    University College Cork through Butler: Institute for Study Abroad - IFSA-Butler is allowing late enrollment in several fall and year programs for students who are not able to return to classes this fall due to Hurricane Katrina.

    Israel

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    Hebrew University in Jerusalem is providing special support to students interested in study there beginning October.

    Mexico

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    Alliant International University, Mexico City:  Welcomes students displaced by the hurricane.

    CONAHEC Mexico Universities Help:  Universities in Mexico are offering tuition scholarships for displaced students. In order to facilitate the fast integration of interested students into the ongoing fall semester, the usual application deadlines have been waived.

    Cultural Experiences Abroad Guadalajara:  Can accept applications until September 20th.  The program begins on September 24th.  A discount of $1,000 is available to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

    National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Sonora:  NOLS has space available on its Sonoran Semester beginning on October 6.

    Tecnologico de Monterrey, Cuernavaca: Would like to welcome students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Our campus provides courses in Spanish and English in addition to a Spanish language program.".

    Universidad Autonoma de La Laguna:  a private fully accredited university in Torreon, Mexico offers three full tuition scholarships (or 6 half tuition scholarships) for students displaced by Katrina and Rita. The scholarships are available both at the undergraduate and at the graduate level.  UAL doesn’t offer housing, but it is available outside the university at an average price of $ 360.00 US Dollars (room and board) per month.  For more information please contact:
    Pascual Hernandez-Guerra, Director General de Relaciones Publicas y Desarrollo Institucional: Email: phernand@ual.mx or Laura Carlos – Office of Public Relations and Institutional Development:  Email: lcarlos@ual.mx.

    Northern Ireland

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    British Council:  Maintaining list of universities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales able to accept displaced students.

    Queen's University Belfast through Butler: Institute for Study Abroad - IFSA-Butler is allowing late enrollment in several fall and year programs for students who are not able to return to classes this fall due to Hurricane Katrina.

    Scotland

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    British Council:  Maintaining list of universities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales able to accept displaced students.

    Spain

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    Santa Barbara City College still has space in their fall semester program in Granada, Spain.

    Wales

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    British Council:  Maintaining list of universities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales able to accept displaced students.

    Swansea University:  Would be able to consider students who apply as soon as possible.  The fall semester begins on September 26th.

    Multiple Locations

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    Cross Cultural Solutions Cross-Cultural Solutions is offering a scholarship for their International Volunteer & Internship programs to those students that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

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