News

19-Mar-2019

UMAP Promotional Video 2019

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat!

We are delighted to introduce our latest promotional video. It will explain everything you need to know about UMAP, our programs, how to apply, and more!

Click the link below to watch the video:
http://umap.org/archives/umap-promotional-video/

12-Mar-2019

USCO Manual for Institutions – Revision 1

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat,

We have updated our USCO Institutions Manual!

thumbnail of USCO Institution Manual – Revision 1

You can also find this manual on our archive:
http://umap.org/archives/usco-institutions-manual/

12-Mar-2019

USCO Manual for Students – Revision 1

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat,

We have updated our USCO Students Manual!

thumbnail of USCO Student Manual – Revision 1

You can also find this manual on our archive:
http://umap.org/archives/usco-students-manual/

05-Mar-2019

Start of Student Application for the 1st Cycle of Program C (Short-term summer programs 2019)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program C 2019,


We are pleased to announce that the first cycle of student applications for Programs C 2019 has started. Program C is short-term (one to eight-week long) programs offered by UMAP Participating universities/institutions. Programs are generally offered between July and September, available in a wide range of disciplines: cultural studies, language proficiency courses, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and more.

If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.

The application deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is 23 March 2019 (for the 1st Cycle) and 28 May 2019 (for the 2nd Cycle); therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.


For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following three steps must be completed:

REGISTRATIONStudents should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password (https://usco.umap.org/std/). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link; http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual

APPLICATIONStudents complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to three preferred programs and click “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. Applications will be accepted by 23 March 2019 (for the 1st Cycle) and 28 May 2019 (for the 2nd Cycle);

NOMINATIONCoordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate them by clicking “Approve”.


Please note;

  1. Only students of universities/institutions that have signed the “Pledge of Agreement” are able to apply for those programs. In addition, home universities/institutions are required to register their Coordinators Information as well as Institution Information on USCO System. To check whether your home institution is eligible or not, please search the following link; https://usco.umap.org/std/unv_join/?nav_flg=1

  2. Unlike Program A&B, their home universities/institutions do not have to participate or offer this program in order for the student to apply for this specific program.

  3. There are no limits for the number of nominees from home universities/institutions.

  4. We only accept applications with endorsements (applications that were approved) from home universities/institutions.

  5. For the schedule of application, nomination and approval, please refer to the Timeline of each cycle on USCO System; https://usco.umap.org/std/unv_period/?nav_flg=1


We look forward to receiving your applications!

19-Feb-2019

Start of Student Application for the 2nd Cycle of Program A&B 2019-1 (Autumn 2019)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2019-1 (for Autumn Semester 2019)

 

We are pleased to announce that the second cycle of student applications for Programs A&B 2019-1 (Autumn 2019) has started. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement, and fees before applying.

Beginning the previous cycle, all transactions in the application procedure, such as submission of student applications, nominations by home institutions, and acceptance or refusal by host institutions, have been completed using the USCO System.

 

To apply, the following three steps need to be completed by March 5, 2019:

REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password (https://usco.umap.org/std/). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link (http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual). 

APPLICATION — Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to five preferred programs and click  “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. Applications will be accepted from February 16 through March 5.

NOMINATION  Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate up to two students by clicking “Approve as Program A”.   Institutions with additional quotas for outbound students are able to nominate additional students according to the number of quotas they have available. Any additional students you want to nominate can be approved for Program B. Please note:  Students in Program B may be required by their host institutions to pay tuition fees.

For more information, please refer to the User Manual (http://umap.org/usco/#institutions-manual).

 

Please note;
1.  Only institutions that participate in the 2nd cycle are able to send their students to other participating institutions during the cycle. The list of participating institutions can be checked here.

2.  For Program A-Tuition waived exchange students: Institutions can nominate up to two (2) students per semester; however, institutions that have accepted additional students in the past are able to nominate an equal number of additional students.

3.  For Program B-Tuition non-waived exchange students: Institutions can also nominate additional students for Program B if they do not have quotas available for nominating them for Program A. Following the placement period, host institutions notify accepted students about whether they will study abroad on a tuition-waived or non-waived basis.

 

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to receiving additional applications.

12-Feb-2019

UMAP Newsletter Vol. 5

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat!

We would like to announce our latest publication, UMAP Newsletter Vol. 5.

thumbnail of Jan 9_Final Newsletter vol 5

Alternatively, it can be found on our archive page, along with other UMAP publications.
http://umap.org/archives/category/publications/

06-Feb-2019

AIEA Annual Conference 2019 Report

UMAP IS and TOYO University co-hosted a booth as Gold Sponsor during the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) 2019 Annual Conference that was held in San Fransisco, California, USA from 20th to 23rd January 2019; and had three sessions with the following presenters:

“Next Generation Mobility Networks: Development of New Multilateral Consortia”
The following presenters described the benefits of an open membership network:

  • Dr. Martin Randal, Executive Director of BCCIE
  • Dr. John S. Lucas, President and CEO of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
  • Dr. George T. Sipos, Director of International Education and Senior International Officer at the SUNY College at Brockport
  • Prof. Shingo Ashizawa, Deputy Executive Director on UMAP IS/ Professor of Toyo University


“Building Strategic Partnerships for Student Mobility in the Asia Pacific Region”
Representatives from two major private universities in Tokyo (Waseda and Toyo introduced their efforts to increase partnerships in the US. The audience also learned about new initiatives of UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and Pacific).

  • Mr. Anthony Johnson, Regional Manager of WASEDA USA
  • Prof. Shingo Ashizawa, Deputy Secretary General of UMAP International Secretariat / Professor of Toyo University


Plenary Luncheon”

Deputy Director for Center for Global Education and Exchange/Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Toyo University presented significant internationalized programs of Toyo University, and introduced UMAP on behalf of Secretary General of UMAP International Secretariat which has been served by Toyo University since 2016.


05-Feb-2019

New Full Membership Country: CHILE

Chile has recently become a Full Member of UMAP.

  • National Secretariat: Universidad Católica del Maule
  • Contact: Mr. Jorge Burgos Muñoz
  • Position: Director General de Vinculación
  • Institution: Universidad Católica del Maule
  • Address: Avda. San Miguel 3605, Talca, Chile
  • Email: jburgos@ucm.cl
  • Tel: +56712633284

All accredited public and private institutions in Chile will now be eligible to participate in UMAP Exchange Programs once they sign up as a participating university with the UMAP International Secretariat.

Procedures on how to join UMAP can be found in the following link:
http://umap.org/prospective-members/

We look forward to welcoming you to our network!


image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Universidad_Cat%C3%B3lica_del_Maule

16-Jan-2019

Student Application for UMAP Program C 2019

Greetings from UMAP International Secretariat!

We are pleased to announce that the start of Student Application for UMAP Program C (January Application) has begun on Saturday, January 12th 2019.

There are three cut-off dates for the student application period as shown below and currently only Program C (January Application) is publicized.

  1. Program C (January Application) :1st Cycle from Jan. 12th to Jan. 23rd
  2. Program C (March-May Application):1st Cycle from March 1st to March 23rd
  3. Program C (March-May Application):2nd Cycle from Apr. 25th to May 28th

For applications procedure, please refer to this page.

Please note;

  1. Only students of universities/institutions that have signed the “Pledge of Agreement” are able to apply for those programs. However, unlike Program A&B, their home universities/institutions do not have to participate or offer this program in order for the student to participate in this specific program.
  2. There are no limits for the number of nominees from home universities/institutions.
  3. We only accept applications with endorsements (applications that were approved) from home universities/institutions. Please kindly support students toward their research for suitable programs and check the programs’ contents, length, available credits, and Tuition fees before applying.
  4. Please follow the Timeline of each cycle, because all transactions in the application procedure (such as submission of student applications) of nominations by home institutions and acceptance/ refusal by host institutions, will be completed using the USCO System. For the detail, please refer to the attached Timeline.