Discover a truly international education - study jointly with the University of St Andrews in the UK and William & Mary in the USA.
[MUSIC]- Introducing the new Bachelor of Arts- international honours degree
- from the University of St Andrews
- and the College of William & Mary
- Two universities, one incredible degree.[MUSIC]>> PROFESSOR FRANK MULLER: I think the main advantage of this programme is that students on it are not just visitors in two different academic worlds, but they're at home in two different academic worlds. And so I expect students to go out of this programme ready to pick opportunities from across the globe where they find them, and that they're confident about going to new places knowing that it may be a bit challenging, but it's also very rewarding to do so.
>> PROFESSOR COLLEEN KENNEDY: This program provides students the liberal arts education for which William & Mary is well known as well as the in-depth study that characterises the St Andrews education. In addition, more and more employers are looking towards study abroad experience, so the global awareness coupled with the liberal arts and the in-depth study make this an ideal programme.
[TEXT: Why did you choose this programme?]
>>VICTORIA: I chose this programme because of the opportunity to study abroad in both America and Scotland in two of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities.
>>KATIE: I'm from London and I chose this programme because it gives me the opportunity to have a degree in two different countries.
>>ANDREW: Two different perspectives, two different opportunities, and that just expands job opportunities.
>>ABBY: The real reason why I love this programme is because the people that are in the programme. We're a very driven bunch, but the thing that holds us together is that we're going through this very unique opportunity together and we can kind of support each other while we move from one university to the next.
[TEXT: How does the programme work?]
>>KATIE: This program is actually quite simple in the way that it works. You do your first year in the country that you apply to. So, for Chase that was America, for me that's Scotland. And then the second year, you go over to your other country - the other university.
- You then get to choose where you want to graduate and where you want to spend your third year.
>>KATIE: You must spend two years at two universities, but the order of where you go or where you graduate is up to you.
[TEXT: What is it like at William & Mary?]
>>LILIANA: So at William & Mary, the extracurricular life is very big. There's tons of school spirit. Tons of students go to all of our state sporting events.
>>CARLEY: It's great here at William & Mary. We have so much to do, you are always busy.
>>JOHN: William & Mary is fantastic. It's very personal, the people are very friendly, very smart.
>>KATIE: It's really nice because the class sizes are small so you actually get to know your professor.
[TEXT: What is it like at St Andrews?]
>>ROSEMARY: In St Andrews, there is a lot of stuff that goes on outside of academics. I'm in the Symphony Orchestra, and it's audition-based, but they're really welcoming.
>>LU: I'm involved in the University Football League, and we play against Scottish locals.
- So here at St Andrews, I'm part of the volleyball club, and it's really different from William & Mary, because here you don't have as many people doing the club, so it's kind of just more for fun.
- One of the bests and most fun things that everyone can do is the idea of the academic family, which is really a support system here at the University of St Andrews, and they're especially involved with this weekend with Raisin where we all get dressed up and have a big foam fight in the quad.
[TEXT: What was the application process like?]
>>AEDAN: I was always gonna apply to William & Mary, but when I thought about the St Andrews programme, I went ahead and applied to the joint program as well.
>>LU: I came to St Andrews to do my foundation year to improve my English and academic skills. After successfully graduating from the foundation, I came to join this programme.
[TEXT: What are your future plans?]
>>CHASE: After I finish up my studies in this programme, I intend to go on and practice law, either in Britain or America.
>>KATIE: Possibly to work in America or at least in a foreign country for part of my time.
>>CONRAD: I'd like to do something probably in the developing world.
[TEXT: One word to describe the programme]
- Adventurous- Challenging
>>ALL: It can be you![MUSIC]
[TEXT: To find out more, please visit www.st-andrews.ac.uk]