University of Arkansas Concurrent Program

Concurrent
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

On a scenic campus in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas’s “student-first philosophy” and trailblazing approach to research has helped establish it as one of the top research universities in the US. It’s also the only university with a Senior Walk, with more than four miles of sidewalks engraved with the names of graduates dating back 140-plus years. Southern hospitality is in abundance.

Bill and Hillary Clinton taught law here at the start of their careers

19 to 1 student to faculty ratio promises high-quality personalized support

11 campus buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places

The university ranks as one of the top public institutions nationwide

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Intermediate
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Business, Economics & Finance, Communications, Media & Marketing, Engineering, Health Studies
Housing:
On-campus dormitory
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
12 units

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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Since all the English classes have only international students, even if you're not confident in English, you can actively participate in the class and get good grades.

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About the University

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas boasts a tradition unique among the nation’s universities: Senior Walk, more than three miles of sidewalks crisscrossing the campus and engraved with the names of graduates dating back 140 years. It is evidence of U of A’s determination to make students its priority and create an environment perfect for learning.
This “students-first philosophy” nurtured alumni such as US President Bill Clinton, successful best-selling author Charles Portis, and a cornucopia of sports stars.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, the home of the University of Arkansas, has made its name as the top college town in the United States; with its famous Southern hospitality alongside a vibrant art scene, the town is alive with activity, creativity, and innovation.

Learn more at the University of Arkansas' official website.

Academics

University of Arkansas' Academic Approach

U of A is known for its strong academic programs in business, economics, and engineering. Previous scholars have expressed high satisfaction with their courses, mainly due to Arkansas’ commitment to providing real-world skills to their scholars.

Another significant strength of the University of Arkansas is the attentive and personal faculty and staff. The university strives to keep a low student to faculty ratio, which facilitates the learning and mentoring process.

Courses

On the concurrent program, you take a mix of English and academic courses simultaneously. This option is only available if you're close to achieving full academic enrollment. You may only take one semester of concurrent courses.

*SAF program fee tuition rate is based upon enrollment in 12 Arts & Science undergraduate credits per term including one or two academic English courses.

You can register for your courses online. Before you arrive on campus, you work directly with the Arkansas International Office to complete your registration.

It is common for a hold to appear on your student account before you arrive, so you should communicate your preferred courses to Arkansas as early as possible, so the international office can work to remove holds or reserve seats in courses.

Many students have completed the registration process after their arrival to campus, so there’s no need to worry if you can’t complete your course registration immediately.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

The following subjects are available on a limited basis:

  • Archaeology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business, Insurance & Risk Management
  • Ecology
  • Film Arts/Studies
  • Genetics
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Women’s/Gender Studies
  • Zoology

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • *IELTS: 6.0 *6.0 scores evaluated on a case by case basis to determine English abilities and may be offered conditional admission. You may need to enroll in 1 to 6 hours of English Language and Cultural Studies courses
  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • TOEFL PBT: 527

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Late August - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
18,560

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023 Academic

Program dates:
Late August - Early May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
32,300

Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid January - Early May
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
19,080

Spring 2023 + Fall 2023 Academic

Program dates:
Early January - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
32,860

Housing Information

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On-campus dormitory

During your time at the University of Arkansas, you live in a co-ed on-campus dormitory in Gregson Hall, sharing a twin bedroom with your roommate. Enter into campus life by spending time with other students in the shared kitchen and common area.

The SAF program fee includes a 10-meal plan (10 meals per week, $125 dining dollars per semester) and one night of early arrival. It does not include break-stay housing.

About Fayetteville

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Why Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the University of Arkansas, has made its name as the top college town in the United States; with its famous Southern hospitality alongside a vibrant art scene, the town is alive with activity, creativity, and innovation. Nearby, Ozark National Forest and Buffalo National River are beautiful for adventuring, and Texas, Memphis, and St. Louis are close enough to visit.

Learn more about Fayetteville

The Student Experience

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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