University of Mary Washington
Mary Washington is a liberal arts university located in Fredericksburg in the eastern United States. Founded in 1908, it has about 5 300 students in 2010. Its campus covers 71 hectares.
For courses & course schedule please visit the following links: https://catalog.umw.edu/undergraduate/majors/communication-digital-studies/#requirementstext
The University offers over 120 student organisations ranging from sports teams to arts and entertainment clubs to voluntary organisations and more.
At the beginning of each semester the University organises a carnival of clubs where all the student organisations have stalls and recruit students to join them.
There is a fitness centre.
Several sports clubs on campus allow students to participate in local, regional and national competitions.
You can also join the art classes, the orchestra, or the theatre team.
The Outdoor Recreation programme offers the opportunity to explore the beautiful outdoors either through organised trips or by hiring equipment to go it alone.
more information: https://www.umw.edu/admissions/international/
For activities on campus visit https://students.umw.edu/campusrec/
Eagle Village is a shopping centre located across the street from the campus and near to the Eagle Landing student apartment complex.
There are many shops and restaurants, including a large grocery shop.
Visit the historic downtown: Fredericksburg’s “Downtown” refers to the city’s historic downtown and commercial district. Only a 10-minute walk from the campus, the city centre is a charming place worth visiting. There are many restaurants and cafes, shops, antique shops and a farmers’ market. In addition, many events are organised throughout the year, such as concerts, parades, exhibitions, etc.
The Rappahannock River runs through the centre of Fredericksburg. You can go canoeing or kayaking, swimming or fishing. For a walk, you can go along the river.
You can also take the opportunity to visit nearby cities, such as Washington, D.C., which you can reach by the DC metro https://www.wmata.com/
Good to know
Although public transport is limited, most of what you need is within walking distance of the campus.
Cycling is an option for getting around the campus and surrounding areas, as far as downtown Fredericksburg, which is bike-friendly due to its wide one-way streets.
TOEFL required: 550
ABS : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
ESAM : 3rd, 4th year
ICD : 2nd, 3rd, 4th year
ISCPACOMM : 2nd (Paris), 3rd, 4th year
Resume (in English)
Transcript of records
Cover letter (in English)
Additional documents will be requested according to the destination
Orientation : few days before lectures start
Lectures start : end of August
End of lectures and exams : mid-December
Orientation : few days before lectures start
Lectures start : mid-January
End of lectures and exams : mid-May
more information: https://academics.umw.edu/calendar/
Passport valid for six months after your return date.
VISA required: You will apply for a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa (student category, college/university category). See the “How to Apply” section of the US Department of State website (Exchange Visitor Visa) http://bit.ly/2EBvQQ2.
You will have to pay the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) feehttp://bit.ly/2EmUy7v. This is a one-off fee of $220 levied by the US government.
This is a one-shot fee of $220 charged by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
An International insurance will be required before you leave.
The university’s insurance is compulsory and you will not be able to take out any other insurance.
You will need to register via the following website:
For your information: the rate for the Autumn 2022 semester: from $260/semester depending on your age.
You will be asked to complete various forms (UWM Health History, Immunizations, TB Screening Form).
More information: https://students.umw.edu/healthcenter/forms/
Some vaccinations are required before you leave, so make sure you have them.
More information: https://vaccineinformation.org/finding-vaccine-records/
You will need to live on campus. The university will provide you with all information related to accommodation and the Dining Plan once accepted.
For housing: https://www.umw.edu/residencelife/
The university recommends that you choose the residence: Framar International Living Community http://bit.ly/2nWBZwA as it is a very popular choice for exchange students.
However, subject to availability, you will have the option of choosing any other residence where the “Upperclass” category appears.
Exchange students will be required to take the following Dining pack:
225 on-campus dining plan