Royal Crescent, Bath

 

Trans-Atlantic Studies (TASP) Exchange Program

University of Washington - University of Bath (UK)


Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

 

Travel Grants available to all accepted applicants!

The UW also offers study abroad scholarship opportunities to graduate students and undergraduate students

The Trans-Atlantic Studies Program (TASP) is a study abroad program for graduate and advanced undergraduate students at the University of Washington interested in US-European relations, comparative public policy, international security and political culture. Students on this program can choose between four options/tracks: they can participate in either the Autumn or Spring Euromasters program modules at the University of Bath as standalone programs, they can spend the academic year at Bath and complete both modules, or they can combine the Autumn module at Bath with a Spring Quarter module on Trans-Atlantic relations at the UW. What sets the latter program apart is that it brings the same group of European and US students together to study on both sides of the Atlantic, giving it a curricular and social dynamic unlike any other foreign study program. Accepted applicants on all TASP tracks will have the opportunity to study at the University of Bath, which was selected by the Sunday Times as University of the Year for 2011-12. In the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide, Bath was ranked third among UK universities, behind only Oxford and Cambridge. 

 

TASP study options at a glance:

  • Fall Semester Module at the University of Bath (September to December) focusing on European politics, culture and society. Students on this module pay their regular UW tuition for 1.5 quarters and receive 20-25 UW credits for their work. For detailed information on this module at the University of Bath please click here.
     
  • Spring Semester Module at the University of Bath (February to June) focusing on international security, EU defense policy, and transnational crime. Students on this module pay their regular UW tuition for 1.5 quarters and receive 20-25 UW credits for their work. For detailed information on this module at the University of Bath please click here.
     
  • Academic Year at the University of Bath (September to June) which combines the Fall and Spring Semesters listed above. Students on this module pay their regular UW tuition for 3 quarters and receive 40-50 UW credits for their work.
     
  • Fall Semester module at the University of Bath (September to December) combined with Spring Quarter module at the UW (March to June) focusing on Trans-Atlantic relations and US politics. Students on this module pay their regular UW tuition for 1.5 quarters for the Fall Semester at Bath, and pay their regular UW tuition for Spring Quarter at the UW, and enroll in one to two module courses as part of their regular academic schedule.
     

Students who successfully complete at least two study modules on either side of the Atlantic will receive the Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies from the European Union Center of Excellence.

The Trans-Atlantic Studies program is recognized by the University of Washington as an official exchange. This means that students participating in the program pay UW home tuition, earn resident UW credits, and maintain their full financial aid and scholarship status.

Pulteney Bridge in Bath. Students cross this picturesque bridge when traveling between campus and the city center.

 

The Trans-Atlantic Studies Program offers several novel features:

  • Study not only with faculty from the University of Bath, but also with distinguished visiting professors from throughout the UK and the European Union. All coursework and lectures are in English.
  • Learn about Europe not only from the academic perspective of your coursework and instructors, but also from the personal points of view of the approximately fifty European students participating in the Euromasters program.
  • UW students are fully integrated into the same classes, housing and social activites as the Euromasters students studying at Bath.
  • Automatically receive a $750-$1,500 travel grant from the UW's EU Center of Excellence.
  • Receive UW resident credits for your coursework in Bath and maintain your scholarship and financial aid status.
     
  • Students participating in the Autumn module in Bath can join the optional Spring Quarter Module on Trans-Atlantic relations at the UW, along with their European colleagues, and take a special seminar on "US and Europe in Comparative Perspective," plus a course on American politics, history, or culture.

 

Undergraduate Trans-Atlantic Studies Program students can also apply for the EU Visit Program.

The program focuses on the dynamic changes taking place in today's integrating Europe and the future of the transatlantic relationship. Thanks to the support of the European Commission, the EU Center of Excellence can pay the airfare and related hotel expenses for UW students selected to participate in this program. Trans-Atlantic Studies Program students interested in applying to this visit should note their intent on the TASP application form, by checking the appropriate box, and follow the instructions found on the EU Visit Program Website:
jsis.washington.edu/euc/students/euvisit.shtml

2009 EU Visit participants

EU Visit participants at the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

How to Apply to the Trans-Atlantic Studies Program

 
Eligibility

Any graduate student or upper-division undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in a UW degree program may apply. Selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: degree of demonstrable interest in EU or trans-Atlantic Studies; quality of overall academic record; and depth of background in related subject areas.

Application Procedures:

Completed applications should be returned/submitted by the deadline to the EU Center. The results of the selection process are announced approximately two weeks after the deadline.

 

Please note: in order to be considered for this program students must submit, by the application deadline, unofficial copies of their transcripts to the European Union Center of Excellence at the address listed below.
Also note that IPE's application website does not distinguish between TASP and the direct exchange programs offered at Bath, therefore you must specify that you are applying to TASP while filling out the application form. 

Application deadline for the 2015-2016 Fall Semester program and the Academic Year program is March 1, 2015.

Students interested in applying for the 2016 Spring Semester option at the University of Bath have until October 1, 2015 to submit their application.

 

To apply for the Fall module at Bath please click here.

To apply for the Spring Module at Bath please click here.

Please submit all your application material to the EU Center by the due dates.

Checklist
All of the following materials must be submitted to the International Programs & Exchanges office (IPE), via their program application website, by the application deadline:

___ Program Application 

___ Statement of Purpose 

___ 1 Academic Recommendations

___Copies of transcripts sent to the EU Center of Excellence of Seattle

___Note on IPE's application form that you are applying to TASP

In the statement of purpose, students should explain how their academic and personal experiences have prepared them to participate in the Trans-Atlantic Studies program, and how the program will complement and further their undergraduate or graduate education. See also the selection criteria listed under the eligibility section (above).

The letter of recommendation can come from faculty or instructors or TAs.

Program Costs
Students in the Trans-Atlantic Studies Program pay their regular UW home tuition for 1.5 quarters and receive 20-25 UW credits for their work in Bath. Students participating in the full academic year option pay 3 quarters of UW tuition. Students on the program will maintain concurrent UW enrollment, which allows them to keep their UW student status for financial aid and count transferred classes towards residence credit requirements for graduation. UW students will pay the their UW tuition fees,  plus a concurrent enrollment fee to the International Programs and Exchanges Office. There are NO additional tuition or fees at the University of Bath. Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation, but travel grants are usually available. 

The Optional US Module at the UW (Spring Quarter)
Trans-Atlantic Studies students returning from the Autumn Module at Bath have the option of taking two American Module courses during the Spring Quarter. This includes the special seminar "U.S. and Europe in Comparative Perspective" plus one other course on American politics or society. Students who have done a significant amount of previous work on American themes may petition for exemption from the second course. Students who complete both modules are eligible for the Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies from the EU Center of Excellence.

 Roman baths

Converting Credits

Please contact the International Program & Exchanges Office (IPE) for detailed information on how to convert University of Bath grades, and on how to earn UW credits.

Further Information
If you have any questions regarding TASP, contact the European Union Center of Excellence at 206-616-2415 or euc@uw.edu. Please also see our TASP FAQ page.

Scholarship Opportunities:

In addition to the travel grants awarded by the EUC to all accepted applicants, undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the Global Opportunities scholarship (Go!) or the Fritz scholarship, via the International Programs and Exchanges Office (IPE). For more information on how to apply for the GO and Fritz scholarships, please visit the following website: http://www.goglobal.washington.edu/

Students interested in studying at the University of Bath can also apply for the general UW-Bath exchange program. For more information please click here.

 

The European Union Center of Excellence,
Jackson School of International Studies
120 Thomson Hall, Box 35365
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415
FAX: (206) 616-2462
email: euc@uw.edu

European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax
euc@uw.edu