Study Abroad Application Information & Forms
UAA Education Abroad Options for Students
UAA Study Abroad and COVID-19 Update:
- UAA has determined that there will be study abroad programs through third party providers for fall 2021. However some programs have been cancelled. Although the status of spring 2022 programs is still to be determined, students can still apply for spring 2022.
- There will be no incoming or outgoing international exchanges or direct enroll programs for fall 2021 or spring 2022. Students are welcome to inquire about fall 2022 and spring 2023.
We encourage students to meet with the Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss their plans.
Updated September 15, 2021
UAA offers hundreds of education abroad opportunities for students, including study abroad programs hosted through affiliate partners, international exchange programs, international internship programs, faculty-led programs, and more! Students have the opportunity to earn UAA credit abroad that can apply to your degree program.
Whether you go for a few weeks, a semester, or a year, there's a program that's just right for you! You can even go on more than one program! While some programs do have foreign language requirements, many others are taught in English and/or offer beginning-level language courses. Costs depend on the program and location, but you can use most financial aid on program costs, and there are lots of scholarships opportunities available.
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All students applying fo Education Abroad programs through UAA must fulfill minimum eligibility requirements.
Education Abroad Options
Study Abroad Programs through Affiliate Partners
Many UAA students go abroad through study programs offered by our affiliate partner organizations. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the particular program and pay a comprehensive program fee to an affiliated program provider. Students participating on these programs receive continuous support from the program provider throughout the pre-departure process and during the study abroad experience. Below are a list of UAA's study abroad affiliate partners along with all of the programs these partners offer for UAA students.Programs by Study Abroad Affiliate Partners:
Students who wish to study abroad through a study abroad affiliate partner must complete the UAA Education Abroad Application and submit it by the deadline. Your study abroad program could have earlier or later deadlines than the UAA deadline listed here and it is your responsibility to know your program's application deadline.
Spring 2023 October 1, 2022 Closed Summer 2023 March 1, 2023 Open Academic Year 2023-2024 March 1, 2023 Open Fall 2023 March 1, 2023 Open Spring 2024 October 1, 2023 Opens March 1, 2023.
International Exchange Programs
UAA has exchange agreements with institutions in Japan. UAA students participating in an international exchange program do not have as much administrative support (compared to programs hosted by a study abroad affiliate partner) and are not recommended for first-time travelers abroad. Students will pay tuition and fees to UAA, but housing, meals and student fees to their host university. International exchange programs are competitive.Exchange Programs, in addition to the minimum requirements, also require a 3.0 GPA or higher.Below are a list of UAA's exchange partners along with program brochures.
Students who wish to study abroad through an international student exchange program must complete the UAA Education Abroad Application and submit it by the deadline. Your student exchange program could have earlier or later deadlines than the UAA deadline listed here and it is your responsibility to know your program's application deadline.
All UAA outbound international exchange applications for Fall, Spring, and Academic Year programs are due March 1. There are currently no summer student exchange programs.
north2north - UArctic Education
UAA is a member of the north2north University of the Arctic exchange program. Membership gives UAA students the opportunity to go on exchange to many institutions in the arctic in order to study subjects that relate to arctic studies.The north2north exchange opportunity is competitive. Your application should reflect the north2north principles and how they relate to your educational goals. It is important that you work closely with both your academic advisor and your education abroad coordinator in OIIA during the application process.
Students who wish to go on a n2n - Uarctic student exchange program must complete a UAA application by the UAA Education Abroad Application deadline. Your host institution could have earlier deadlines than listed here and it is your responsibility to know your program's application deadline.
All n2n exchange applications for Fall, Spring, and the Academic Year programs are due March 1. There are currently no summer student exchange programs.
N2N offers students a competitive scholarship. Students are encouraged to complete the UAA and n2n Uarctic application by February 1 to be considered for this scholarship.
Florence University of the Arts - APICIUS
The UAA Culinary Arts and Hospitality program is offering students in their program the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) through the APICIUS International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy.This program is only offered during the Fall semester.
Students who wish to go on the FUA - APICIUS program must complete a UAA application by the UAA Education Abroad Application deadline. Your host institution could have earlier deadlines than listed here and it is your responsibility to know your program's application deadline.
All UAA study abroad applications for Fall programs are due March 1.
Faculty-Led programs are classes taught by UAA professors to UAA students in a foreign location. Students are enrolled in courses at UAA, as if they were taking the course on campus, with no transfer of credits necessary. Faculty-Led programs are usually offered in the summer or winter break, and are shorter, less independent options than semester or year-long programs. UAA works with international partners to provide housing, classroom space, transportation, and other services for students while abroad.
There are currently no open programs.