Reciprocal Exchange Programs

 University of Newcastle, Australia (U of A Exchange Program)

The University of Arkansas sends our students, from every college, to different host universities around the world in exchange for international students from these host universities coming to our campus, typically for a semester or academic year. When you experience a different culture through exchange you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you—deepening your knowledge of foreign cultures and strengthening international relationships. 

Exchange Program Options

Some of the Benefits

  • Live better than a tourist:
    • Getting to know the locals, experiencing the culture, and living as they do; these are things tourists miss, and this is where you really discover the way of life in another country with all its subtleties. Plus, you can travel in the semester breaks, so you have the chance to have some fun before you start working full time.
  • Expand your language skills:
    • While most exchange students tend to choose countries where English is widely spoken and classes are taught in English, we also have exchanges that allow opportunities for language immersion.
  • Educational benefits:
    • Add to the knowledge that you are learning in your U of A courses by learning in a different cultural context and academic environment. With options in business, engineering, arts and sciences, agriculture and even education, you're able to find the best place for you.
  • Looks great on your resume:
    • Develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around you on exchange.
  • Get to know yourself:
    • When you experience a different culture you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you—deepening your knowledge about the world in a way that books, school assignments, and a professional career can never reveal.
  • View the world:
    • With partners in England, Australia, Europe and Asia, you're able to find a region of the world that most inspires your curiosity and with weekends and holidays free to explore, there's no telling how far you can go.
  • It won’t empty your bank account:
    • Exchange programs are really just that — an opportunity to exchange your place on campus with someone from another country. You will continue to pay tuition and fees for 15 hours/semester to the U of A and your overseas studies will contribute towards your degree. There are a range of scholarships and grants that can help you.