Study Abroad & Exchange

IMPORTANT! 

To maintain your admission status at UAA, receive resident credit towards your degree or certificate, and use qualifying financial aid to help pay for your program, you must coordinate your study abroad experience through the Office of International Affairs (OIIA). 

UAA offers programs in 60+ countries around the world through our exchange partners and study abroad affiliates.  The language of instruction may be the local language, English, or a mixture of both, even in non-English-speaking countries.  Options vary in type and length and include: 

  • Internships 
  • Service learning 
  • Intensive language and culture studies 
  • Short-term faculty led programs 

With so many choices, it is important that you begin exploring your options nine months to a year in advance to find the best match.  Advance planning is especially important if you are hoping for scholarships as some competitions have very early deadlines.

Your first steps are to attend one of our study abroad information sessions and meet with your Academic Advisor.  Sessions are offered frequently throughout the year (schedule posted at www.uaa.alaska.edu/oiia/events.cfm) to give you a thorough overview of the basic information you need to begin planning for study abroad or international exchange.  Fall and spring Global Opportunities Expos feature a multitude of study abroad opportunities to further encourage your explorations and to help you make the connection between an international educational experience, academic programs, and your career choices.  

 

BRAND NEW STUDY ABROAD & EXCHANGE BROCHURE!

Check out the Office of International & Intercultural Affairs' brand new brochure, Take Your Education International with UAA!

One click on the title takes you inside where you will learn about the benefits of an education abroad experience, the types of opportunities available to you. academic considerations, and ways to make an international educational experience affordable. 

Ready to go abroad?  Pay close attention to your "First Steps to Study Abroad" which are outlined on the inside back cover!

 


Where can I go?WHERE CAN I GO?

Our UAA Education Abroad Links document provides you with a list of countries where you can study, as well as information about which international exchange or study abroad programs offer that particular destination. Take a look at the list, then use the links below to navigate to the appropriate website for more information



EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

UAA students on an exchange typically pay tuition to UAA, and housing, meals and fees to their host school.  UAA has active reciprocal exchanges with:

 

APPLYING FOR EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Candidates who are selected by UAA are nominated to the host institution. The final decision to accept the nominee lies with the host institution.The application deadline for exchange programs is in the spring for any semester during the next academic year.  Applications will be accepted by a secondary fall deadline only if there is space in the program. The number of places available for UAA students to go on exchange is determined by the balance in the exchange programs and the terms of the agreement.

Deadlines For Exchange 2014/15 (Semester OR Year)

 Partner Institution  UAA Application Deadline Partner Application Deadline
 EBS March 21, 2014
 May 1, 2014
 Deakin University
 February 14, 2014 April 30, 2014
 La Trobe University
 February 14, 2014 March 31, 2014
 University of East Anglia February 14, 2014 April 30, 2014
 University of Stirling
 February 14, 2014 April 1, 2014
 Hokkaido University of Ed.
 February 14, 2014
 April 30, 2014 



Competitive candidates for UAA's exchange programs will:

  • Be degree-seeking students at UAA or one of UAA's community campuses who are 18 or older.
  • Be a sophomore or above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have studied for at least one year as a full-time university student. (Students with a 2.75 or higher may be considered for some programs with submission of a statement concerning their academic performance.)
  • Have a clear disciplinary record.
  • Have completed their 200-level English composition requirements with a grade of B or higher.
  • Exhibit seriousness of purpose, motivation, maturity, independence, curiosity, and openness to new ways of perceiving and doing, as well as the ability to get along well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and a willingness to go outside their comfort zones

FORMS - UPDATED FOR 2014/15 (click on the document titles)

The application cycle for 2014/15 exchanges has ended. Check back in a few months to see if any slots are still open with our exchange partners for the spring semester 2015.

Download the UAA International Exchange Application Instructions for 2014-15 (remember to follow the instructions closely!)

 


STUDY ABROAD

Most UAA students go abroad on programs offered by UAA's study abroad partner organizations.  Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the program for which they wish to apply.  Study abroad students usually pay a comprehensive program fee to an affiliated program provider.

UAA has longstanding relationships with:

                                

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM

The University Honors College assists enrolled UAA students applying for Fulbright Student programs which include grants for study, research, and English teaching assistantships.  Within the full-grant structure, there are special program opportunities such as music culture, business, journalism, critical language enhancement, and country-specific awards.