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Finding your best fit program

As an AU student, there are essentially four ways to study abroad.

You choose the one that's best for you:

# 1 - Be an exchange student at an AU Partner University

Alfred University offers discipline-specific exchanges with many universities in several countries worldwide. Go abroad for a semester or an academic or calendar year. For a list of our current partner universities, go to our homepage > then Programs > Advanced Search. Under "Parameters," select the "Program Type" of "AU Partner Universities."

# 2 - Participate in a worldwide exchange through ISEP

Alfred University is proud to be a member of the International Student Exchange Program, a non-profit educational community made up of 328 colleges and universities around the world, dedicated to helping students overcome the financial and academic barriers to study abroad. Placements are available for a semester or an academic or calendar year. To see a list of ISEP programs, from the Advanced Search page (steps above), select the program type "AU-ISEP Exchange."

# 3 - Choose a comprehensive program through an AU-Approved Study Abroad Organization

Hundreds of options worldwide are open to students through our many partnerships with U.S. and international study abroad organizations. Whether you want to go abroad for 2 weeks or a year, there is a program for you! To see a list of the many programs available through approved organizations, from the Advanced Search page (steps above), select the program type "AU-Approved Study Abroad Organizations."

# 4 - Go abroad with AU faculty and students on an Alfred University Faculty-Led Program

Our faculty lead unique, diverse experiences abroad each year. These can be stand-alone courses, or integrated into a campus-based semester course; they run in May, during the Allen Term, or Spring Break. Past programs include Cultural Anthropology in Belize, The German Auto Industry, Drawing & Painting in Florence, The Equine Industry in Ireland, Business & Culture of Japan, and the History of Fascism in Italy & Germany. To see a list of past and current study abroad programs, from the Advanced Search page (steps above), select the program type "AU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs."

Courses, Cost, Experience

Of course, many students don't know right away which type of program would be best - but you may have a sense of when you want to go, where, and what you hope to study while you're there. The advanced search can help you explore your options. Searchable parameters include: 

  • City
  • Country
  • Region
  • Term
  • Minimum G.P.A. (at the time of application)
  • Program type
  • Minimum class standing (before you go abroad), and
  • Subject areas

We encourage you to play around with different options to determine your best fit.

A good way to start your search is to compare the Courses, Cost and overall Experience (location, housing options, excursions and other services, etc.) for a few programs.

The program that's right for you is the one that offers the best combination to meet your unique experiential, financial and academic needs. 
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