Exchange Programs

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What is an Exchange Program?

  • Pay tuition and fees to SHSU and a $200 Study Abroad Service Fee
  • Attend classes at one of our partner universities
  • Receive transfer SHSU credit (SHSU grades awarded per course are "CR" (Credit) if passed or "NC" (No Credit) if not successfully completed)
  • Pay housing & meals to the host university
  • Financial Aid can apply & scholarships are available

Required Reading (Click Here!) - Information Guide for Studying Abroad on an Exchange or Affiliated Transfer Credit Program - Application deadlines contained within!

Application Documents Required for an Exchange Program:

Prior to Acceptance:

After Acceptance into Program:

Optional Items/Not Required for All Students:

CLICK HERE for examples of courses that students took at these exchange universities that were approved for SHSU credit.

*Please note that ALL study abroad students are charged a $200 study abroad service fee that is NOT included in the program fees.  It is a separate charge and is in addition to the program fee.  This fee is only assessed after course registration and before departure.



1) Epoka University

All the courses at this University are taught in English.

Courses offered: Architecture, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Political Science

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: October 20-February 7
Spring Semester: March 9-June 13

Application Deadline:

Spring Semester: Nov. 21



1) Universidad de Viña del Mar

This exchange program is for students who have a B2 (high-intermediate) or higher level of Spanish.

Courses offered: Architecture, Agriculture, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences,Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: March through July

Spring Semester: August through December

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester: December 20

Spring Semester: May 30


2) Universidad de la Serena

Take Spanish language courses (no courses are offered in English).



1) China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing

Courses offered in English: Accounting, Architecture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Math

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: September-January

Spring Semester: March-July

Application Deadline: March 1-June 15

2) Zhejiang Police College (for Criminal Justice students)

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester: July 15

Spring Semester: January 15




1) University of Turku

Courses offered in English:

Education, Humanities, Law, Math, Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: last week of August through December 31

Spring Semester: January 1 through May 31

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: April 15

Spring Semester: October 15

Exchange Student Frequently Asked Questions

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1) Ecole d'Ingenieurs de PURPAN

8 week Summer program for Agriculture, Food Production & French language. Classes are taught in English. Spend 4 weeks in the classroom (June) and 4 weeks in an internship on a French farm (July).

Application Deadline: March 1

Total Cost: € 2,400 (approx. $3,038) that includes accommodations, food, transportation in France & Spain and insurance.

Not included: airfare & SHSU tuition & fees

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1) Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe (School of Education)

This University strongly recommends a one-month intensive German language course (March) for beginners before actual courses start. During the semester, an ongoing Language Course (2 hours per week) for Advanced Beginners is offered. Once again, it is recommended that students participate.

Courses offered in English

Academic Calendar:

Spring ("Summer") Semester: first of March through end of July (the only semester for courses taught in English)

Application Deadline:

Spring Semester: November 30

Exchange Student Information Sheet

  2) Universität Siegen

This is a German-Language University only.

Courses offered: Arts, Education, Architecture, Science & Technology

                                      Application Deadline: Fall Semester: June 30 / Spring Semester: Nov. 28

Online Application



1) Technológico de Monterrey (Laguna Campus)

2) Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla

Undergrad & Grad Courses taught in English: Business, Chemistry, Communication, Dance, Engineering, Linguistics, Music, Political Science, Psychology

IMPORTANT: Even if you are not enrolling in courses taught in Spanish, we recommend managing a basic level of survival Spanish.

All students have to complete an online Spanish test in order to comply with the Spanish requirement when applying for courses taught in Spanish; or in order to be placed in the adequate level when applying for Spanish courses. An oral interview will take place during orientation to confirm the correct level. Students wanting to enroll in courses taught in Spanish must comply with a high intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish.

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: August-December

Spring Semester: January-May

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: May 1st

Spring Semester: Oct. 1st

Application Form

Special Summer Programs

*SHSU will not approve any student travel to locations currently under US Dept. of State Travel Warning or locations that come under Travel Warning at any point in the study abroad process, including after the student has departed the US.  Financial contingency plans should be made to compensate for any penalties incurred due to late program cancellation.  Check the status of your proposed location here.  No exceptions will be considered.


The Netherlands

Fontys International Business School & Applied Sciences

Courses offered: International Business, Economics, Management, Marketing, European Language/Culture/Marketing, Dutch Language

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: first week of September through last week of January

Spring Semester: first week of February through mid July

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: May 15

Spring Semester: November 15

Online Application

Housing Details: Students can only apply for furnished off-campus accommodations with shared bathroom & kitchen facilities. All accommodations are located within 20 minute cycling distance from campus. Rent ranges from € 350 to € 425 per month.

May 15 or Nov. 15 is also the deadline for the housing application.



1) Universidad del Pacifico 

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: begins in late March & ends in July

Spring Semester: begins in mid-August & ends in mid-December

APPLICATION DEADLINES: January 15, 2015 (fall) & June 15, 2015 (spring)

Spanish Language Expectation: It is highly recommended to have a good fluency of Spanish, as almost all courses are taught in Spanish. A few business courses are taught in English.

Special Summer Program: Spanish Program: July 6-24, 2015

The Spanish program in Cusco is for
international students who are interested in
learning or improving their proficiency level
in Spanish in a magnificent environment
considered as one of the top destinations of
the world: Cusco – Machu Picchu.

Program Fee: $500

Special Summer Program:  Business Program (taught in English): July 6-17, 2015

This 2-week business course offers undergraduate and graduate students a combination of specialized topics related to trade, entrepreneurship and international cooperation from the perspective of a developing country.

Students will examine conceptual questions applied to practical cases in a real-world dimension, with the objective to produce adequate strategies for the international business environment; and will have the opportunity to participate in learning excursions, cultural workshops, and meet people from the entire world in one
of the top destinations of Peru: Cusco.

Program Fee: discounted rate of $700

APPLICATION DEADLINE for summer programs: March 31, 2015

    2) Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


South Korea

1) Soonchunhyang University 

Required Courses:

~a Korean Culture course (1 credit hour)

~3 or 4 Elective Courses (choose from courses taught in English-- Literature & Culture, Business & Economics, Political Science, Sociology & History, Education, and Medical Science courses) (3 credit hours each)

~Paid Internship as a Cultural & Language Ambassador (internship is up to 15 hrs. per week) (6 credit hours)

All students must take a full course load which is a minimum of 16 credit hours with a maximum of 19.

Korean Language Courses (optional):

~If students choose to take Korean Language courses, students must take a minimum of 2 language courses (Korean Speaking & Korean Writing).

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester is late August through mid-December

Spring Semester is early March through mid-June

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: April 30

Spring Semester: November 7

Online Application opens Oct. 1 and closes Nov. 7 for spring


~Airfare is reimbursed up to $710 per semester

~Free housing in Global Village dorm, room with Korean student

~Weekly living stipend of $110 weekly


~Books & Supplies: $150

~Health Insurance: $60

~Meals: $1,500

~Personal & Recreational Expenses: $1,500

~Transportation: $800

~Tuition & Fees: pay to SHSU



    2) Keimyung University 


List of courses offered in English

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: September 1-December 21

Spring Semester: March 2-June 21

(Orientation for exchange students is on the first day of class).

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: May 31

Spring Semester: November 30

Application Form


Estimated Expenses for One Semester:

Room & Board (16 meals per week): $992

Lunch on campus: $350

Transportation: $120

Books: $200

Personal Expenses: $600

TOTAL: $2,262

Keimyung Fact Sheet

     3) Kyonggi University

         Kyonggi offers a scholarship for one exchange student.

       Scholarship Application & Statement of Purpose

       Scholarship Application Deadline is January 20, 2015



1) University of Lausanne

At the undergrad AND Graduate Level and is located in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. All students coming on exchange to UNIL have free access to all courses offered by our School of french as a Foreign Language (EFLE). There are courses available for all levels in french, from total beginners (level A0) to very advanced (level C2).

Undergrad Courses taught in English: Biology, Business & Economics

Graduate Courses taught in English: Arts (English), Biology, Geology, Business & Economics

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: mid-September through the first of February

Note: for the School of Arts and School of French students, they can leave in Dec. since there are no final exams.

Spring Semester: mid-February through the end of June

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: March 31

Spring Semester: October 15



Important Information for Exchange Students

Lausanne Fact Sheet


Lausanne will take care of the room reservations. Students will receive an email from the FMEL once a room has been found (in one of the 8 residences), and will have to accept the offer (with a deadline for this confirmation) and return the contract for the room offered.



     2) University of Bern

Located in the German-speaking region of Switzerland, this university offers a range of courses in English at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as German Language courses.

Courses taught in English:Biology/Chemistry, Business & Economics, Geography, History, Law, Literature, Political Science, Sociology

Academic Calendar:

Fall Semester: mid-September through end of December

Spring Semester: mid-February through end of May

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester: May 1st
Spring Semester: October 1st


Additional Important Information



Turkey - Program suspended due to issuance of US Department of State Travel Warning. 

1) Middle East Technical University

Undergraduate: Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Humanities, & Engineering

Graduate: Engineering, Marine Sciences, Math, & Social Sciences

Application Deadline: November 15 for Spring Semester; May 31 for Fall Semester & Year

Academic Calendar:Fall semester is mid-September through the first week of January

                           Spring Semester is mid-February through the first week of June

*SHSU will not approve any student travel to locations currently under US Dept. of State Travel Warning or locations that come under Travel Warning at any point in the study abroad process, including after the student has departed the US.  Financial contingency plans should be made to compensate for any penalties incurred due to late program cancellation.  Check the status of your proposed location here.  No exceptions will be considered.

Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737

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