The UW-Platteville Exchange program at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in the Netherlands. Students may participate for one semester or for a full academic year, enrolling in between 12 and 18 credits per semester.
All courses are taken alongside international students from countries world-wide. The courses available each term can be found on WUAS's website: http://www.windesheiminternational.nl/study-programmes/exchange-programmes/.
Introduction to Windesheim is required for all international students. The course covers various information about the Netherlands, including school systems and political systems at the local level, and Dutch culture and language. Small fieldtrips are included in this course. Dutch language courses not required but are strongly recommended by WUAS.
Credits will be validated on an official WUAS transcript at the end of the semester.
The credit hours awarded at WUAS are measured using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), and students can read more about the American Credit conversion on the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page. The grades students receive abroad will be converted to the U.S. grading system of A, B, C, etc. based on the official transcript that is received from WUAS. UW-Platteville Education Abroad uses the following conversion guide as a guideline, provided by World Education Services, in converting students’ grades: http://www.wes.org/gradeconversionguide/index.asp.
Please note that this only serves as a general conversion guideline.
While all credits should be transferable, students should work with their academic advisor at their home institution to choose appropriate and beneficial courses from the GMIT curriculum prior to their semester abroad. Courses that may fulfill specific requirements for major, minor, general education, or elective requirements towards an American degree must be approved by the appropriate person(s) at the home institution. Please see the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page for more information.