All UAA students must coordinate their study abroad experience through the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs. This assures that students maintain admission status at UAA, receive resident credit towards their degree or certificate program and can use qualifying financial aid.

Getting Started with Education Abroad

As a UAA student, you have many options for study abroad, including semester and year-long programs, short-term faculty led programs, internships, and programs with a service learning component. Think about what kind of experience abroad will best compliment your academic programs and help you meet your academic, professional and personal goals. 

More information is available in the Education Abroad brochure: 

Plan Ahead

It's important to start planning early, so you can work with your advisor, think about the best program for you, and apply for scholarships. You will need to start making plans about a year in advance to find the best match.


Step One: Attend a study abroad information session. Find the dates for upcoming sessions on our Informational Events page.  


Step Two: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how an education abroad experience will fit with your UAA degree program and educational goals, and decide which available opportunity is right for you. 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. 


Step Three: Work with the Education Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs to complete the necessary paperwork for application to your selected program, and find out about possible financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  


Explore the Arctic

UAA is a member of the University of the Arctic and participates in the North2North Exchange Program. Membership allows UAA students to attend a wide range of Arctic institutions. UAA faculty engaged in activities related to the Arctic and Circumpolar North suggest this short list of universities and academic fields as a starting place for your consideration.

For more information on how to apply for North2North programs, see our Application Information & Forms page.

For more information on UArctic at UAA, visit our University of the Arctic or North2North pages.


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: 


For more information on how to apply for exchange programs, see our Application Information & Forms page.


Study Abroad Through UAA's Partner Programs

Many UAA students go abroad through programs offered by our partner organizations. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the particular program and pay a comprehensive program fee to an affiliated program provider. UAA's program partners are:


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

UAA's students are very successful in winning Fulbright Awards to teach or research abroad after graduation. The University Honors College assists enrolled UAA students applying for Fulbright Student programs which include grants for study, research, and English teaching assistantships. Students should meet with the Honors College to explore this opportunity early, at least a year in advance of applying.