Exchange Programs

  • Welcome Students!

    Welcome Students!

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.





UNIVERSITY-WIDE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS, TAUGHT IN ENGLISH - OPEN TO ALL MAJORS

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Albania

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


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China

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

 




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Finland

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

*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.


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Mexico

1) 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.


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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

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

Costs:

~Books & Supplies: $150

~Health Insurance: $60

~Meals: $1,500

~Personal & Recreational Expenses: $1,500

~Transportation: $800

~Tuition & Fees: pay to SHSU

                    




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Switzerland

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

 

Application

Important Information for Exchange Students

Lausanne Fact Sheet

Accomodation:

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

Application




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Turkey - Program suspended due to issuance of US Department of State Travel Warning.  Program can resume if Travel Warning is lifted.

1) Middle East Technical University

Courses:
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.




PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - OPEN TO ALL MAJORS

Canada (Quebec) - French Language Immersion Program (Summer)

1) University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (Saguenay)

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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: May 16 – June 18

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 - $1800 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.

If you are looking for the most affordable French language immersion program possible, this is the one for you!


Chile - Courses offered in Spanish

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1) Universidad de la Serena

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

2) 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

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Germany - Courses offered in German

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1) 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


Mexico - Courses offered in Spanish

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1) Tecnologico de Monterrey

*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.


 

Peru - Courses offered in Spanish

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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


Switzerland - French Language Immersion Program (Semester)

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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). Recommended to be at least level A1 (beginner) before language immersion program commences.

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

 

Application

Important Information for Exchange Students

Lausanne Fact Sheet

Accomodation:

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.




MAJOR/COLLEGE-SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

China - Criminal Justice Program                               

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1) Zhejiang Police College

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester: July 15

Spring Semester: January 15


France - Agriculture and French Language Program (Summer)

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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

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Germany - Education Program

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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


The Netherlands - Business Program

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1) 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.


South Korea - Criminal Justice Programs

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1) 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): $1000

Lunch on campus: $350

Transportation: $150

Books: $250

Personal Expenses: $650

TOTAL: $2,400

Keimyung Fact Sheet

     2) Kyonggi University

       Kyonggi offers a scholarship for one exchange student.  Possibly open to non CJ majors on case-by case basis.

       Scholarship Application & Statement of Purpose

       Scholarship Application Deadline is January 20, 2015






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Phone: 936-294-4737


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