USP Exchange Returning Students
USP Exchange > Returning Students
We hope you had a fabulous time during your exchange and we look forward to hearing about your experience. Now that you are back there are a few things to do if you have not already done so…
- A) As soon as USP International receive everyone’s transcript,the Exchange coordinator will arrange for the credit transfer for those yet to have their records updated
- B) Returning students must complete the questionnaire about your exchange institution as a reference for future students. Email as a PDF to email@example.com. ATT: Exchange Coordinator Subject line of email: Questionnaire-[Host Country, Host University]
- C) Exchange presentations will be organised during the first week of lectures. For your PowerPoint presentation, work on the points from your reports. Here you may want to include more photos and less text as you want to capture the attention of the audience-potential applicants. Slides should be no more than 8-10. Remember you want to stir the interest in students to apply!
- D) Your reports will also be due then. The format is below. Reports & presentations should be ready by Monday-1st day of lectures. In addition have a back- up plan for your presentation in case of unseen circumstances. A copy of your report will also go to your sponsors after I have had the chance to edit it for grammar etc. you can send me a word version before the due date.
Write your Exchange ReportWrite and submit a 1000-1500 word electronic report (to firstname.lastname@example.org), including a minimum of 4 images (in the same document) from your exchange, by the deadline stated above. You can begin writing this during your exchange. Please include details for each of the below categories:
- • Partner university, country, your major/faculty, dates/term(s) of exchange.
Preparation for exchange
- • Include information you would have found valuable when planning your exchange
- • Packing, what to bring
- • Travel and transportation
- • Financial details (i.e. cash/credit card based society, cost of living as compared to Fiji)
- • Arrival and orientation
- • Accommodation and living
- • Academic details (lecture format, schedules, grading, etc.)
- • Country information (culture, weather, places to visit, etc.)
- • Social and extra-curricular activities. Please be mindful that your exchange report will be posted publicly online. While it is great to recommend nightlife destinations, be reminded that when on exchange you are an ambassador of USP and your exchange report should reflect that.
Reflection After Exchange
- • What you’ve learned and the challenges you faced
- • What you wish you knew before you left
- • Words of wisdom for other students
Please include a minimum of 4 photos in your exchange report. You may want to consider including photos of some of the following:
- • The university campus, classrooms, accommodation and dining (on campus or off campus)
- • The closest city or town centre
- • Fun or unique activities that you can participate in on campus or nearby
- • A photo of you (or you with friends/roommates). Please ensure you ask permission from others if you intend to include photos of them in your exchange report.
- • PDF
- (i) Subject line of email: Questionnaire – [Host Country, Host University]
- (ii) Please include your full name and student number in the body of your email.
Post-Exchange Promotional ExpectationsAs per your Exchange Contract you are required to participate in a minimum of three activities for exchange/study abroad promotions.
How can I fulfill my post-exchange promotional expectations?
- • Join the USPI Exchange Page on Facebook, a social network of USP students who are interested in developing global friendships and providing support for new exchange students to USP.
- • Write a short blog entry. You can even create a Blog while still on exchange!
- • There are various opportunities to assist International Services for Students with events and activities following your exchange (including Orientation for new exchange students to USP, the Exchange Fair, Pre-Departure Orientation for USP exchange students etc.). We will notify past participants as these opportunities become available but should you be interested in a specific event, please contact email@example.com
- • Faculty/department activities or other campus opportunities. If you see other ways to fulfill your post-exchange promotional expectations not on this list, please check in with us to confirm if we can consider it an activity that will fulfill one of your requirements (firstname.lastname@example.org)
USP Exchange Alumni ConferenceHeld annually in July, the USP Exchange Alumni Conference aims helps returned students maximize the benefits of their international experience personally, professionally and academically. The inaugural USP Exchange Alumni Conference will be held on Thursday, 2 July 2015. Details TBA.