|iSci International Exchange Program|
The iSci program at McMaster has developed a formal exchange program with the University of Leicester in the UK. The University of Leicester ranks 12th in "The Guardian's" guide to United Kingdom universities. It offers a wide range of courses, including the innovative Interdisciplinary Science Program "iScience".
The first programme of its kind in the UK, iScience has now been running for six years. Learning is guided by problem-based learning modules, each of which leads students to investigate an interdisciplinary area of science. In addition to core modules, students can also choose from a variety of specialised streams such as science and sustainability, mathematical modeling, and management, to widen their experience.
Exchange students can choose a one-or two-semester exchange, and will be able to select iScience modules, completing two core modules (research projects) per term, tailoring the course to suit their own areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to take part in the iScience field trip to Victoria Lake in Kenya, Africa.
Leicester is a well-connected, vibrant city in the UK Midlands, within easy reach of major airports, rail, and motorways. Historic sites such as Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick castle are close by, and London, Cambridge, and York are within reach for day trips.
Host University website: http://www2.le.ac.uk
Host Programme website: http://www.le.ac.uk/i-science/
Requirements: Completion of iSci 2A18 with Cumulative Average of 6.0; interview process