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UAS students in all degree programs can find academic course work of varying lengths (year-long, semester only, and summer options), both nationally and internationally.

As you research your options, you will be amazed at how affordable, accessible, and varied the study away programs are. To choose which program is best for you, you should consider the following:

  • Location: National or International? Language (most programs can be taught in English)? Region of the world?
  • Program type: Semester, Year, or Summer? Travel with a group or independently? 
  • Avcademics: Do you need certain classes? How flexible is my course schedule?
  • Cost: How important is my budget? Do I want to apply for scholarships? What is my program price range?

Exchange Programs

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is a membership organization that consist of nearly 220 higher education institutions across the globe. With strong commitment to international educational as an integral component of higher education, ISEP ensures that all programs are accessible to all students regardless of social and economic background.

Learn more here: International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

National Student Exchange (NSE) is a consortium of over 180 colleges and universities within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. This academic program offers students the opportunity to study for up to one year at another accredited institution while obtaining UAS credit. The program is extremely affordable and allows students to pay in-state resident tuition at the host institution, or 15 credits and fees at UAS with the option to take up to 18 credits for no additional cost.

Learn more here: National Student Exchange (NSE)

Study Abroad Programs

The goal of API is to provide affordable and exceptional learning experiences abroad while providing superior support services to students before, during and after their program.

Learn more here: API

GEO offers a multitude of site-specific study abroad opportunities for students. Programs vary in length from semester-based (15 weeks), quarter terms (10 weeks), and summer options which range from three to eight weeks.

Learn more here: GEO

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) offers top-notch study abroad opportunities in 20 countries and over 100 universities. IFSA-Butler is known for its quality academics, outstanding personal and academic support services, and dedication to personal and intellectual development of their participants.

Learn more here: Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler)

For over 25 years ISA has provided students the opportunity to explore and study around the world. Program offerings are high-quality and cover the globe. Locations include Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Learn more here: ISA

This is an opportunity to study around the world! Operated by the nonprofit Institute for Shipboard Education, the worldwide itineraries offered by Semester at Sea combine rigorous coursework with field assignments, service learning in 10–12 international destinations, and the skills necessary to compete in today's rapidly globalizing world.

Learn more here: Semester at Sea

Exchange vs Study Abroad

Students applying and participating in our exchange programs have access to more schools in more places typically for a more affordable price. Students applying complete one application and select multiple locations and schools. Tuition is paid directly to UAS for International and can be paid to UAS or the host campus for National. 

Students applying and participating in a study abroad program select one (or more) of our partner organizations and select a program based on what the organization offers. Some organizations provide more short-term and summer programs, some specialize in field programs or include multiple destinations, and others have programs specific to a degree program. Tuition is paid directly to our partner organization.