Student Exchange

  • Improving foreign language skills, learning about other cultures, becoming more marketable on a national or international job market, diversifying and enriching your IUP experience, and expanding your network of friends and professional contacts—all while receiving college credit—those are the benefits of IUP’s student exchange programs.

    IUP students have their choice of exchange programs:

    International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
    The International Student Exchange Program, of which IUP is a member, offers affordable educational and cultural experiences at more than a hundred institutions in more than thirty different countries. Participation is typically for one semester or one academic year, but summer programs and longer exchanges are also possible. For those who do not speak a foreign language, instruction is in English in some locations. Programs are priced at the in-state IUP tuition rate for all participants. Follow this link for more information about the International Student Exchange Program.

    National Student Exchange (NSE)
    Through the National Student Exchange organization, students can study for up to one academic year at any U.S. college or university in the NSE network. IUP is one of more than a hundred member schools. The exchange allows students to enroll at any of the universities without having to pay out-of-state tuition fees. Besides experiencing life in another part of the United States, participating students can broaden their social and cultural awareness and experience a different learning environment. Schools in Alaska, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are included in the program. Study-abroad sites are also available. Follow this link for more information about the National Student Exchange program.

    Individual Exchanges
    Aside from those two programs, IUP has developed exchange and study-abroad relationships with several different schools throughout the world. Students may travel anywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe through one of IUP’s individual exchange or affiliation agreements.

    Other PASSHE Schools
    Students may choose to go on a study abroad program through another school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, where different opportunities are available.

    Independent Programs
    Hundreds of other study-abroad programs are available to students, run through language schools, other colleges and universities, and private organizations.

    Follow this link for more information about Study Abroad opportunities.