Exchange programs

The University of Akron has established and cultivated partner relationships with numerous universities abroad. We host students from these partner universities, and UA students may study at these universities in exchange. UA students are charged the regular full-time main campus tuition rate (in-state students pay in-state tuition and non-residents pay out-of-state tuition), and they are also required to enroll in UA’s mandatory emergency medical insurance. The student’s UA-based financial aid usually applies, but students must check with the Financial Aid office for details.

Note: See eligibility requirements

Steps to complete to participate in an exchange program

  1. Complete the Education abroad application
  2. Send your requests for Academic reference forms
  3. Complete the Student conduct study abroad release Form
  4. Once approved through the Education Abroad office, you may then apply to your destination school

Things to do right away

  • Apply for a passport as one of your first planning steps. See below.
  • Talk with your advisor in your college about what classes you can take abroad and what classes to take here.
  • Consult with the Office of Financial Aid
    • Study Abroad Hours: Mon & Wed 2-3 p.m. and Tue & Thu 11 a.m. to noon
    • Contact Kat Vasko at

After you are admitted

You must have completed before departing:

Passport & Visa

Please note: Passport processing times have increased due to covid. If you plan to travel abroad, make applying for a passport your FIRST STEP. Expect up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited service. Check the US government travel site for more details on applying and wait times.

  • Your passport should generally be valid at least six months beyond the date of your anticipated return to the U.S.
  • If a visa is required for entry to your destination, your Exchange University representative will provide guidance on how to obtain the visa. Please make certain to ask them about this important step.

Check for scholarship opportunities

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study abroad.

Check the additional resources

There are a number of additional resources that can be helpful to students planning to study abroad.

Partner universities:


Deakin University


SKEMA Business School


Henan University

SKEMA Business School


The American University in Cairo


KEDGE Business School
Le Mans University
Rennes School of Business
SKEMA Business School
University of Rouen Normandy


University of Konstanz


American College of Greece (in Athens)


Kansai Gaidai University


Hanze University of Applied Sciences

South Korea

Busan University of Foreign Studies

Kyung Hee University

Ulsan University
Yonsei University at Mirae


National Economics University

Cultural Immersion in LeMans, France

Study Abroad at The University of Akron

Education Abroad Office
International Center
Simmons Hall 205

Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heather Pollock

Education Abroad Coordinator
Heather Pollock


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