UCA Exchange Programs are semester or year programs abroad at one of UCA's exchange partner universities. When participating in an UCA Exchange Program, students will be enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours of UCA coursework on campus while abroad and tuition and fees at the partner university will be waived. This means that your scholarships and financial aid may cover your tuition while you are taking classes in another country!
Students interested in spending a semester or year abroad should have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and have completed 60 credit hours by the start of the term abroad. To ensure proper advising and preparation, students must contact the Office of Study Abroad by the deadlines posted below to declare their intended program plans.
• Fall Semester Abroad – 1st full week of Spring Semester prior to program abroad
• Spring Semester Abroad – 1st full week of Fall Semester prior to program abroad
Space is limited for some programs. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the available space, students will be notified of the adjusted application process. To be best prepared, students should consider their top two program options.
When researching funding opportunities for Exchange programs, students should first select a program, then meet with the Office of Study Abroad to create a program budget. Students should then contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for more details on funding eligibility.
Students are responsible for acquiring the appropriate travel documentation, arranging accommodations abroad and providing financial support for personal and food expenses during the exchange program.
UCA Exchange Partner Universities
Partner schools are listed alphabetically by country.
Mons, Belgium • Primary Language of Instruction: French • Courses available in English: A variety of Business Courses • French as a Second Language Courses Available.
Shanghai, China • Primary Language of Instruction: Chinese • Chinese as a Second Language Courses Available.
East China Normal University is a key university under the direct auspices of the Ministry of Education of China. At present we have nearly 2500 international students from over 50 different countries. The university benefits greatly from the rich diversity of culture, knowledge, experience and tradition that these students bring to us. We are sure that you are eager to find out more about ECNU and student life in Shanghai. We hope that you can have an enjoyable and profitable time here.
Qingdao, China • Primary Language of Instruction: Chinese Courses available in English: A limited variety of course work applicable to the following fields of study: Business/International Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Asian Culture and History, Asian Studies • Chinese as a Second Language Courses Available.
Qingdao University is situated in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, China, in a beautiful setting on the Yellow Sea Coast with Mount Fushan in the background. Founded as early as 1920, Qingdao University has developed into an ideal place for international students to study and live. It has an enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate students, over 1,200 were postgraduates, nearly 600 overseas students.
Tampere, Finland • Primary Language of Instruction: English and Finnish • Courses available in English: Engineering, Crafts and Recreation, Environmental Technology, Finnish Language and Culture, Forestry, Horticulture, Information Technology, Media Technology, Mechanical Engineering.
St. Etienne, France • Primary Language of Instruction: French
Courses available in English:
A variety of course work applicable to the following fields of study: Business/International Business, Management, Economics, Finance • French as a Second Language Courses Available.
Dans le contexte de la mondialisation des affaires, la capacité à s’adapter à l’international et à communiquer avec les étrangers s’avère déterminante dans la réussite professionnelle des élèves. C’est un processus qui commence avec le premier cours de langue et continue tout au long des études. L’élève qui sait saisir les opportunités qui lui sont offertes : tutorats, préparation aux examens extérieurs, missions à l’étranger, accueil de nos élèves étrangers verra ses efforts récompensés dès son entrée dans la vie active. Un séjour à l’étranger - soit une mission soit un semestre d’études est avant tout une source d’enrichissement personnel et constitue un point de départ dans la mobilité internationale de sa carrière professionnelle.
Angers, France • Primary Language of Instruction: French • French as a Second Language Courses Available.
Colima, Mexico • Primary Language of Instruction: Spanish
The University of Colima offers foreign students a multicultural environment, facilities for academic development, fine arts and sports, all of which contribute to comprehensive personal growth. Such growth is based on global understanding and local actions.
Coursework available in English: Spanish as a second language.
Alicante, Spain • Primary Language of Instruction: Spanish • Courses available in English: MBA course work only.
At FUNDESEM BUSINESS SCHOOL we are aware of the challenges facing companies in the constantly-changing competitive environment of the global market. In order to respond to these challenges, we offer international students the opportunity to acquire a multinational business culture and at the same time improve their Spanish through our International Master in Business Administration (100% English) - Double degree. Also it offers exchange programs and a large selection of elective options as well.
If you are a dynamic, energetic person looking for a practical, applied educational experience, then the Fundesem School of Business is the right place for you. Fundesem is located in the warm and welcoming city of Alicante and we offer education designed for business professionals, as well as for young university graduates.
Leon, Spain • Primary Language of Instruction: Spanish • Spanish as a Second Language Courses Available.
The University of León was founded as autonomous entity since 1979. Most of its studies are concentrated in the city of León, at the Campus de Vegazana. There is a second campus in the city of Ponferrada in the province of León. The ULE offers today a total of 53 higher education degrees taught in 17 Centers by a total of 26 Departments. During academic year 2006/2007 the total number of students almost reached 14.000.
The International Relations Office will take care of your stay at the Universidad de Leon. It manages mobility under the frame of programmes or International agreements for student or staff exchange.
Campus de Vegazana
Edificio de Servicios
Tel.: 987 291656
Fax: 987 291693
Tainan, Taiwan • Primary Language of Instruction: Mandarin
A selection of courses available in the following fields of study: Music, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Ecology and Performance and Visual Arts.
Taipei, Taiwan • Primary Language of Instruction: Mandarin
A selection of courses available in the following fields of study: Education, Liberal Arts, Music
Bangkok, Thailand • Primary Language of Instruction: English
A variety of courses available in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Humanities and Language, Science, Social Science, Travel Industry Management.
999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road,
Telephone: +66 (0) 2441 5090
Fax: +66 (0) 2441 9745
Ormskirk, England • Primary Language of Instruction: English
Edge Hill College opened in Liverpool in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women. From its origins as a specialist institution with 41 female trainee teachers, Edge Hill now has 26,000 students on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Exchange students from partner universities applying to UCA, please visit International Engagement's Admissions page: http://uca.edu/international/admissions/exchange-students/