UCA Exchange Programs last a semester or a year. Students participating in an UCA Exchange Program will be enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours of approved coursework while abroad. Tuition and fees at the partner university will be waived. Your scholarships and financial aid at UCA 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 with 60 credit hours completed by the beginning of the term abroad. Students considering studying abroad as an exchange should make an appointment with the Study Abroad Office as soon as possible. Our partners accept a limited of students per academic year.
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.
Applying to Study Abroad as an Exchange
If you want to apply to be an exchange and study abroad with a partner university, you must submit all materials required by UCA Office of Study Abroad application within the first four weeks of the semester prior to the semester spent abroad. Partner universities accept a limited number of students from UCA. If a competitive process will be used to determine selection, the Office of Study Abroad and International Engagement will review of all files in the application to determine eligibility and selection based upon the following:
Interview (if necessary)
Committee Review (if necessary)
Statement of Purpose Essay (if necessary)
If you fall below the 3.0 GPA requirements, you will be asked to submit a letter explaining how close you are to having a cumulative 3.0 and any circumstances you have faced that may have contributed to your current cumulative GPA. You will also be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from the department chair of your chosen major.
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
UMONS is ideally located in the city of Mons, in the middle of Europe, in the south of Belgium. The buildings of the University are spread out in the historical heart of the city, forming a real urban campus. UMONS has around 7,000 students. Business classes are taught in French or in English. An internship and other classes in engineering, psychology, world languages are available.
Varginha, Brazil • Courses available in English: A variety of Business courses • Portuguese instruction 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.
Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) offers not only world-class education, but also modern learning facilities and methods. With its seven campuses HAMK is a state-recognized higher education institution with approximately 7,000 students from around 70 different countries.
Angers, France • Primary Language of Instruction: French • French as a Second Language Courses Available.
Founded in 1373, re-founded in 1875, UCO is one of the oldest universities of the Great West. Studying in France gives you the opportunity to explore a unique culture and historical heritage. Over the years, France has acquired a reputation for its art of living, traditionally consisting of fine and sophisticated food, fashion and perfumes. France is proud of its state-of-the-art science and management techniques. France is currently the fifth economic power in the world and second exporter of services worldwide. France is a safe, reassuring country that welcomes visitors warmly and offers an exceptional high level of welfare and protection.
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.
Study in Leon http://uleext.unileon.es/?q=en
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 MUNICIPAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
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.
In the event of a travel warning in any of these world regions, students will be prohibited from attending the partner university where the travel warning is in effect.
Exchange students from partner universities applying to UCA, please visit International Engagement’s Admissions page: http://uca.edu/international/admissions/exchange-students/