Study at Norwich
Founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge as the first private military college in the U.S., Norwich pioneered a new paradigm for educating students – one that combines experiential learning and field training with broad-based liberal arts studies – and is now a comprehensive university offering thirty different bachelor degree programs designed to help students excel in everything from Business to Engineering and ‘cybercrime’ with Computer Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) to the liberal arts. On campus you will find both traditions students and those in uniform pursuing a core lifestyle attending classes together.
For nearly 200 years, Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, has been a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, via traditional classroom instruction in an on-campus setting, as well as working adults across the globe via distance-learning graduate and continuing studies programs. Norwich features a broad selection of accredited academic programs culminating in baccalaureate and master’s degrees and graduate certificates.
Norwich offers a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, innovative teaching methodologies, mentoring relationships with faculty, and extensive, hands-on learning with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. Through leadership training and civic engagement programs, our faculty, who are highly accomplished researchers, scholars, artists and teachers, share their excitement of discovery and new ideas with their students to inspire personal growth and address real-world challenges.
Norwich University is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, one of the nation’s most spectacular natural areas, offering a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities year-round. Shaw Outdoor Center on Norwich’s Paine Mountain offers some of the best mountain biking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, and hiking around. Student clubs and athletics cultivate camaraderie and exhilaration as much as awards and titles. There is a strong sense of community within the residential halls, on the campus, and in the small, welcoming village of Northfield. Our charming, safe, friendly community is located 20 minutes from Montpelier, Vermont’s state capital; one hour from Burlington, Vermont’s largest city; and three hours from Montreal, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts, two of North America’s most cultured cities.
Eligibility and Application Requirements
All exchange students must be nominated by their home institution. They are expected to have at least a 2.5 GPA, strong English proficiency, and be in good standing. Exchange student slots are determined by balance agreements and very for each partner institution. If you have been nominated, please complete this application form. Please expect to have a pdf copy of your passport available.
Exchange students may study at Norwich University for Fall or Spring semester or for an academic year. The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. The spring semester begins in early January and ends in early May. All classes are open to exchange students, but some may have pre-required coursework. For a list of available classes, please visit the Norwich University’s Registrar’s Website
Classes typically meet 2-3 times a week for 1-1.5 hour(s). Students are expected to attend all classes. Students will be given a syllabus for each class outlining how they will be asses. Typically, professors will ask student to turn in regular homework, may give occasional quizzes, may require students to work in groups on graded projects, and will have 3-4 larger assessments; either in test or essay forms.
Room & Board
Most dorms at Norwich are two students per room. You are provided with a bed, desk, and clothing storage. There is a shared laundry room at the dorms and communal leisure spaces. Internet is available in every room. Some dorms are divided male or female, while others are combined with separate floors for men and women. Core students pursuing a military lifestyle are separate from our traditional ‘civilian’ students in the dorms, but combined in the classroom, dining hall, and clubs.
Weis Campus Center dining hall offers 3 meals a day. There are a number of hot menu items that change daily and a regular offering that are always available. Regular offerings include a choice of soups, make-your-own salad, choice of deli style sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and your choice of desert. A number of hot drinks, soft drinks, and juices are also available. Breakfast includes both hot and cold options and there are a number of deserts to choose from during Lunch and Dinner. In addition to the dining hall, students can purchase meals on campus at the Mill or Dunkin Donuts. Students also have a number of options a short distance away in the town of Northfield.
Each partner institution has specific agreements with Norwich regarding the breakdown of cost for students. Typically students will pay their home intuition tuition and boarding fees. Please contact Norwich’s Assistant Director of International Programs and Services for more information. Students can expect to be responsible for airfare and incidentals.
Norwich University Website
Norwich University’s International Center
For more information about the exchange program Norwich University, contact Mr. David Allen, Assistant Director of International Programs and Services.