Applications are now open for September 2013 orientation.
We know that finding out an answer to your questions (no matter how small!), settling in quickly once you get here, feeling comfortable and meeting some local students is crucial to getting the most out of your studies here at Exeter and enjoying the UK.
To help with all of the above we are happy to invite you to join GLOBAL CHUMS. Here's what some of last year's students said about the scheme:
"This way I would already know someone studying at Exeter who I could ask questions"
"It was great conversation, good to be introduced to other people"
"...useful to have someone in Exeter ready to answer questions that I may have, help with everyday problems, [and] clearly explain some cultural differences."
Information for new students
You will be matched with a Chum (an Exeter student). If you apply before the August deadline we will send you an email with your Chum's contact details and you can contact them with questions before you arrive. If you apply after 6 August we will send you your Chum's details at the beginning of the first week of term and you can start contact then. The scheme starts in week 1 of term. There will be two organised social events for you to attend if you want and you can meet as regularly as you need to outside the socials. Your chum is there to answer questions, to show you around and to make sure your first weeks at Exeter are as good as they can be!
Chums have been University Exeter students for at least one academic year. You will be matched to your Chum plus a number of other international students (depending on demand). Your Chum may not be in the same College as you but we will try to make sure you two have something in common.
If you are tempted why not watch this short video. The Global Chums section starts at 1 minute 06 seconds!
Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be a waiting list for those who aren't initially accepted. We will send confirmation of acceptance to Global Chums within 5 working days. Please note that if your circumstances change and you do not wish to be part of the scheme you must let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-allocate your place.
Deadline for applications
To receive a chum for 17 January please apply before 13 January. Applications received after 13 January will still receive a chum but please allow 5 days for processing.