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Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led programs are those signature options that Experiential Global Learning, UConn faculty, and our partners abroad facilitate directly. On these programs, you can take classes and live with other UConn students who participate. They offer short-term study tours over breaks, winter, or summer in which you learn and travel with a UConn instructor and students. Faculty-Led Program costs vary, and all of them are Fee-Based Programs.

In our online database, you may view a list of Faculty-Led Programs.

Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs are Tuition-Based Programs that allow UConn to swap students on a regular basis with a university abroad through an official agreement. Through an Exchange you enroll directly in classes, share housing with local students, and may become a regular member of the host university community. You may pay room (and if applicable, board) fees directly to the host university or live off-campus. The international programs office of the host university will be available to you for most of the student support services you may need. Because there are limited spots for each Exchange, a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for application and selection is competitive.

In our online database, you may view a list of Exchange Programs.

Affiliated Programs

Through formal affiliation agreements, you may enroll in classes at a university or partner institution abroad. That institution’s international programs office may be available for support services. You do not pay UConn tuition for these programs. Some of them are Fee-Based Programs in which you pay UConn for your fees, whereas others are Direct-Bill Programs in which you pay the host partner directly.

In our online database, you may view a list of Affiliated Programs.

Unapproved Programs

Other institutions and education abroad organizations offer opportunities in countries all over the world. Third-party programs, by definition, are unapproved programs. Please note that, if you participate in a program that is not in our database, or otherwise do not commit to your program through Experiential Global Learning, UConn cannot guarantee that academic credits that you earn on these unapproved programs may transfer back to your UConn transcript. UConn’s ability to support you on such programs is limited. As a result, UConn recommends that you consider programs that the university runs directly, has approved, or with which UConn is affiliated.