Study Abroad for JCU Students

Direct Exchange Programs for JCU Degree Students

For Direct Exchange Programs, students pay JCU tuition and fees inclusive of existing scholarships, though a minimum of tuition and fees of €4000 or $5200 per semester is required. Students must attend one of the universities with which JCU has a Direct Exchange agreement for one semester. Students are responsible for transportation, housing, and living expenses while abroad. 

Acceptance into some Direct Exchange Programs is competitive so consider alternatives in your planning.

Step 1: Have a talk with your advisor to see how studying abroad would further your academic goals or stop by the Advising and Academic Success Program (AASP) in the Tiber Campus. Contact the AASP at [email protected].

Step 2: Students applying for the Direct Exchange Program need to turn in the completed application to the AASP Office by the deadline. There is no need to do a Course Away Form at this time.

Step 3: The Admissions Office will notify you of your acceptance in the programs of your choice and will guide you in the application and assist you with the pre-departure process.

Step 4: Once you have been accepted into a university or program abroad, you will need to fill out a Course Away Form. Go to the AASP Office to complete and hand in your form. The AASP Office has listed course equivalencies for popular programs and will help determine the course equivalencies for you. 

Check course transfer equivalencies here.  If your course is not there, bring the course description along with the Course Away Form to the AASP or Dean's Office for review.

Below is the list of our Direct Exchange University Partners:

North America
Adelphi University, Long Island, NY 
Brooklyn College - CUNY, Brooklyn, NY 
California State University, Fullerton, CA 
California State University, Long Beach, CA 
California State University, Monterey Bay, CA (available only to non-U.S. citizens)
California State University San Marcos, CA 
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German, Puerto Rico 
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
Texas Tech University, TX 
The New School for Social Research Eugene Lang College, New York, NY 
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX 
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 
University of Miami, Miami, FL (This exchange is closed until further notice)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 
Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, VA
Willamette University, Salem, OR

American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
American College of Thessaloniki, Greece
American University in Bulgaria 
American University of Armenia 
American University of Paris 
Irish American University
Saint Louis University, Madrid
Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
University American College Skopje, Macedonia
Volda University College, Norway

American University of Central Asia
Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan 
Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea 

Africa and the Middle East
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco 
American University in Cairo  
American University of Sharjah 
American University of Nigeria, Yola, Nigeria
Haigazian University, Lebanon 
Lebanese American University

Latin and South America 
CETYS University, Mexico

*Deadline for application:
February 14th for the following fall semester
September 19th for the following spring semester

*Please bring your completed application to the Advising and Academic Success Program (AASP) office, Tiber Campus.

Eligibility guidelines:
• Sophomore standing (30 credits or more)
• Completion of 15 or more credits at JCU
• Completion of English Composition III (EN110) with a grade of B or higher before studying abroad
• Minimum recommended cumulative GPA of 3.00

Students who do not meet the eligibility guidelines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: US Federal aid recipients are strongly encouraged to choose a program outside of the US that is authorized to administer Title IV funds to avoid becoming ineligible for aid on return to JCU. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Click here for an application.

Students who are currently on direct exchange and would like to extend their stay need to do so by writing an email to [email protected] within the posted deadlines.

For additional information, please stop by the Advising and Academic Success Program (AASP) office, Guarini Campus or contact [email protected]