Exchange Students: Required Reading
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Applications Due||March 1|
|Enrollment/Orientation||Week before classes||No Spring Exchanges|
|First Day of Classes||September 3||January 21|
|Last Day of Classes||December 13||May 2|
|Exam Period||December 16-20||May 7-16|
|Results Released||3rd week of January||Early June|
The above dates are a guide only (2013-2014 Academic Year). For specific dates, please see the Registrar Office's official calendar.
It is possible to negotiate the due date if the stated dates are unable to be met.
No fee for orientation.
Students must ensure they arrange to stay in the United States until their last piece of assessment is submitted.
Students may take any class offered at Haverford. These departments include: Anthropology, Archaeology - Classical & Near Eastern (BMC), Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, East Asian Studies (Bi-Co), Economics*, English*, Fine Arts, French, Geology (BMC), German, History, History of Art (BMC), Italian (BMC), Mathematics, Music, Philosophy , Physics, Political Science, Psychology*, Religion, Russian (BMC), Sociology, and Spanish.
The English Department is over subscribed. We cannot guarantee that students will be able to take courses in these departments. Many courses are limited enrollment and students must go through a lottery system.
Students must take the majority of their courses at Haverford (this is typically 3 out of a total of 4 courses). One course can be taken at Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College and/or the University of Pennsylvania.
Please Note: Free transportation is provided to Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College only. The University of Pennsylvania can be easily reached at the student's expense using SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), Philadelphia's mass transit system. SEPTA operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, elevated train, and trolley lines that covers all of Philadelphia and parts of the surrounding counties. Depending upon your preference, you can reach Penn via the Route 100 Trolley or the Paoli/Thorndale R5.
- Fields of Study - Bryn Mawr College
- Courses of Study - Swarthmore College
- Undergraduate Programs - University of Pennsylvania
Housing is guaranteed, usually in the North Dorms (Comfort Hall, Jones Hall and Lunt Hall). An ISRP or International Student Resource Person is assigned to the exchange students by dorm for the entire year. The ISRP's help the exchange students adjust to life at Haverford and all that it entails, including the specifics of academic registration, student services, banking, shopping, and day-to-day questions about living within the college community. Students coming for a year can change their accommodations at mid-semester during the Room Draw Lottery. If space is available, students can request a change in their accommodations upon arrival.
- Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standings.
- Students should complete the Online Exchange Application
- Your completed application;
- an official transcript;
- T.O.E.F.L. test results;
- and a photo copy of your passport should be mailed to:
Office of the Dean of Global Affairs
Chase 213, Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
- Donna Mancini, Dean of Global Affairs, receives all exchange applications and checks the student's documents before forwarding the application to the Dean of Admissions.
- After an application is accepted, The Admissions Office sends an official approval letter along with the Honor Code Pledge which must be signed indicating that the student will abide by Haverford's Honor Code.
- Once the student returns the Honor Code pledge and accepts the offer of admission, Lee Watkins, Registrar, forwards a Declaration and Certification of Finances form , which must be completed and returned to the Registrar either by mail, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (610-795-7966) Chase Hall.
- After receiving your Declaration and Certification of Finances form, Mr. Watkins issues the I-20 which is the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, the document necessary to obtain a student visa.
- Marianne Smith, the Director of Residential Life, will notify the student of their housing assignment and arrange for early arrival if necessary. The Director of International Student Services, Denise Allison, will notify the student of arrival dates, transportation to the campus, and orientation schedule.
- Orientation for International Students takes place approximately one week before classes begin. Students should check the schedule for exact dates. There is no orientation for a spring semester entry and it may not always be possible to come only in the spring.
- Students can check the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement: Student and Exchange Visitor Information System for information relating to visa applications.
Application Process: Donna Mancini, Dean of Global Affairs and Associate Dean of the College
Accommodations: Marianne Smith, Director of Residential Life.
Arrival Services, Orientation and Welfare: Denise Allison, Director of International Student Services
Advising: Donna Mancini will serve as Dean for all exchange students. Dean Mancini will also assign each student a faculty advisor.