To maintain your admission status at UAA, receive resident credit towards your degree or certificate program and use qualifying financial aid, you must coordinate your study abroad experience through the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs.
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:
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.
Check out the Office of International & Intercultural Affairs' brochure: Take Your Education International with UAA!
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.
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.
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.
Deadlines For Exchange 2014/15 (Semester OR Year)
Most UAA students go abroad through programs offered by our 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.