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
  • Take at least 12 credits at the partner university
  • 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

Information Guide for Studying Abroad on an Exchange or Affiliated Transfer Credit Program

Deadlines to apply for Study Abroad

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Application Documents Required for an Exchange Program:

Prior to Acceptance
Study Abroad Information Sheet Exchange Program Application
Exchange Responsibility Agreement Copy of Unofficial Transcript
After Acceptance into Program
Course Equivalency Form Emergency Contact Form
Proof of Health Insurance Liability Waiver
Behavior Contract Pre-Travel Health Survey
Trancript Release Form Copy of Passport (valid 6 months beyond date of return to US)
Copy of Visa (if applicable) Copy of Flight Itinerary
Copy of Letter of Acceptance to Program (or other documentation verifying enrollment)
Optional Items/Not Required for All Students
Financial Aid Budget Increase Form OIP Study Abroad Scholarship Application

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.


University-Wide Exchange Programs, Taught in English - Open to all Majors

China - China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing
Location: Beijing, China
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: September-January
Spring Semester: March-July
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: March 1
Spring Semester: June 15
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Accounting, Architecture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Math

University Website
Finland - University of Turku
Location: Turku, Finland
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: last week of August through December 31
Spring Semester: January 1 through May 31
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: October 15
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Business, Education, Humanities, Law, Math, Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences

Exchange Student Frequently Asked Questions

*NOTE - Students must travel to the Consulate of Finland in New York City prior to the beginning of program in order to obtain the proper student visa. Students should budget for this program accordingly.

University Website
Japan – Kobe College
Location: Nishinomiya, Japan
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester:
Spring Semester:
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester:
Spring Semester:
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Biosphere Sciences, Dance, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Music, Political Science, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences
Restrictions: Women’s College

University Website
The Netherlands - Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Location: Eindhoven/Tilburg/Venlo, The Netherlands
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: first week of September through last week of January
Spring Semester: first week of February through mid July
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Arts, Business, Management and Logistics, Economics, Marketing and Law, Engineering, Language and Culture, ICT, Media and Communication, Sport, Social Science, Teacher Training

University Website
Slovenia – University of Ljubljana
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: first week of October through mid-February
Spring Semester: mid-February through early July
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Administration, Architecture, Arts, Biotechnical, Computer and Information Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Maritime Studies and Transport, Math, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Physics, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sport, Theology

University Website
South Korea – Kyonggi University
Location: Suwon, South Korea
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: September through mid-December
Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: Late April
Spring Semester: Early November
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Accounting, Business, Communication, Economics, International Relations, Management

University Website
South Korea - Soonchunhyang University
Location: Asan-si, South Korea
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: late August through mid-December
Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: Late April
Spring Semester: Early November
Exact dates click here.
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Literature & Culture, Business & Economics, Political Science, Sociology & History, Education, and Medical Science.

Additional information:
Required Courses:
• 1 Korean Culture course (1 credit hour)
• 3 or 4 Elective 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).
Perks:
• Airfare is reimbursed up to $710 per semester
• Free housing in Global Village dorm, room with Korean student
• Weekly living stipend of $110 weekly

University Website
Switzerland - University of Lausanne
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: mid-September through the first of February
Spring Semester: mid-February through the end of June
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: March 31
Spring Semester: October 15
Duration: Semester or year. Summer French language immerge program.
Undergraduate courses offered in English: Biology, Business & Economics, English Literature
Grad courses offered in English: Biology, Geology and Environment, Business & Economics, English Literature

Cours de vacances – Summer intensive French courses

Lausanne Fact Sheet

University Website

UNIL is located in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. All students coming on exchange to UNIL have access to all courses offered by School of French as a Foreign Language. There are courses available for all levels in French, from total beginners (level A0) to very advanced (level C2).
Switzerland - University of Bern
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: mid-September through end of December
Spring Semester: mid-February through end of May
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: May 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Duration: Semester or year. Summer French language immersion program.
Courses offered in English: Biology/Chemistry, Business & Economics, Geography, History, Law, Literature, Political Science, Sociology

University Website

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.
Turkey - Middle East Technical University
*Program suspended due to issuance of US Department of State Travel Warning. Program can resume if Travel Warning is lifted.
Turkey - Middle East Technical University

Location: Ankara, Turkey
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: mid-September through the first week of January
Spring Semester: mid-February through the first week of June
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: May 31
Spring Semester: November 15
Duration: Semester or year
Undergraduate courses offered in English: Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Humanities, & Engineering
Graduate courses offered in English: Engineering, Marine Sciences, Math, & Social Sciences

University Website

*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.

Summer Language Immersion Programs - Open to all Major

Canada (Quebec) University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (Saguenay) - French Language Immersion Program
Location: Saguenay, Canada
Academic Calendar:
Spring Semester: mid-May through mid-June
Application Deadline:
Spring Semester: October 1
Duration: 5-week summer French immersion program
Courses offered in French

Sam Houston State University, in partnership with the École de langue de français et de culture québécoise and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, now offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a 5-week summer French immersion program in Quebec’s majestic Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, which boasts one of the largest French-speaking populations in North America. Students will take classes at the École de langue, recognized globally for the high quality of its French language programs, and have the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the Quebec culture by participating in various cultural, social and tourist activities throughout their stay. Student are also housed with host families in order to maximize their exposure to the French language and Quebec culture.
When: Tentative travel dates: mid-May – mid-June
Where: Saguenay, Québec – located in Central Québec two hours north of Québec City in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, also known as the Royaume du nord (“Northern Kingdom”)
Estimated Costs: Program Free - $1,800 CAD, Airfare - $600 USD, some meals - $10 CAD/day, additional optional excursions and spending money. Remember, SHSU tuition and fees are also extra for the number of credit hours you are enrolled in.

University Website
Switzerland - University of Lausanne - French Language Immersion Program
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: mid-September through the first of February
Spring Semester: mid-February through the end of June
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: March 31
Spring Semester: October 15
Duration: Semester or year. Summer French language immersion program.
Undergraduate courses offered in English: Biology, Business & Economics, English Literature
Grad courses offered in English: Biology, Geology and Environment, Business & Economics, English Literature

Cours de vacances – Summer intensive French courses

Lausanne Fact Sheet

University Website

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

Major/College-Specific Programs

France - Agriculture and French Language Program (Summer)
Ecole d'Ingenieurs de PURPAN
Location: Toulouse, France
Program Date:
On-campus program: Late May through late June
Internship Program: Late June through late July
Application Deadline: May 1
Duration: Summer French language immersion program.
Program Information:
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).

University Website

Purpan Study Abroad Summer Program Video
Germany - Education Program
Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe (School of Education)
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Academic Calendar:
Spring Semester: Early March through end of July
Application Deadline:
Spring Semester: November 30
Duration: Spring semester. Only semester with courses in English
Courses offered in EnglishList available here
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.

Exchange Student Information Sheet

University Website
South Korea - Criminal Justice Programs
Keimyung University
Location: Daegu, South Korea
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: September through mid-December
Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Duration: Semester or year
Courses offered in English: Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and International Studies, Medicine, Music and Performing Arts, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Social Sciences,
List of courses offered in English

Keimyung Fact Sheet

University Website

Malin Hilmersson

Study Abroad Coordinator

malin@shsu.edu 936.294.3276 F116E