2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Exchange Programs

National Student Exchange

UAF is a member of National Student Exchange (NSE). Through this program, qualified students may apply for exchange enrollment at any one of more than 170 public colleges and universities throughout the United States, its territories, and Canada. NSE enables students to study at other member institutions and participating schools and take advantage of specialized courses or unique programs. Participation in the program is limited to one year.

Exchanges generally take place during the student’s sophomore or junior year. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters at UAF as full-time degree-seeking students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Tuition is assessed by the host institution at the in-state rate, or the student may choose to pay tuition at UAF. The application deadline is Feb. 15 before the term of exchange. For more information, visit www.nse.org and contact the NSE coordinator in the Office of Admissions, (907) 474-7500.

Note: Students attending any campus of the University of Alaska system under the National Student Exchange (NSE) program are assumed to be receiving the benefit of reduced tuition because of their enrollment at a NSE partner university in another state. Therefore, time spent in NSE does not count toward the time required to establish residency in Alaska for tuition purposes. If students end their participation in NSE, they could begin establishing residency for tuition purposes as set forth in the UA Resident and Non-resident Tuition policy.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

UAF participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. For more information see the Western Undergraduate Exchange Award in the financial aid section.

International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Study abroad for a semester or a year is an excellent opportunity for every UAF student to master a foreign language, learn about other cultures, and gain international experience while earning academic credit. Students in international exchange and study abroad programs enroll at UAF and receive UAF credit while attending classes in another country. The Alaska Student Loan and most other forms of financial aid may be used for both of these programs. Students interested in study abroad should begin planning early in their UAF careers, particularly because prior study of a foreign language is required for some programs and highly recommended for others. Study abroad and exchange programs are administered by the Office of International Programs. For more information, telephone (907) 474-5327, e-mail fyoip2@uaf.edu, or visit online at www.uaf.edu/oip/.

Students can attend the following institutions through international exchange (Table 15). Unless otherwise indicated, students participating in these programs pay for 15 credits of undergraduate tuition, the UAF technology fee and a $100 processing fee. Graduate students pay for 9 credits of graduate tuition, the UAF technology fee and a $100 processing fee. Tuition and fees are assessed on a semester basis.

International Exchange Universities
Canada McGill University
University of Calgary
Denmark University of Copenhagen
Finland University of Lapland
France University of Jean Monnet St. Etienne
Germany University of Heidelberg
University of Mannheim
University of Tübingen
Japan Hokkaido University
Hokkaido University of Education Sapporo Campus
Hokkaido University of Education Kushiro Campus
Nagoya Gakuin University
Tohoku University
Mexico University of Guadalajara
Norway Agricultural University of Norway
University of Tromsø
Russia Yakutsk State University
Sweden Jönköping International Business School
Luleå University of Technology
Switzerland Zurich University of Applied Science Winterthur
United Kingdom University of Stirling
University of Sussex

Students can also choose to attend one of 20 northern universities listed below via "north2north,” a student exchange program organized by the University of the Arctic. Programs are focused on northern studies and are designed to enhance the artic perspective of UAF academic programs.

"North2North” Institutions
Canada Lakehead University
Nunavut Arctic College
Université Laval
University of Northern B.C.
University of Saskatchewan
Finland Kemi-Tornio Polytechnic
Oulu Polytechnic
Rovaniemi Polytechnic
Saami Education Center
University of Lapland
University of Oulu
Iceland University of Akureyri
Norway Bodø Regional University
Finnmark University College
Saami University College
The University College of Tromsø
University of Tromsø
Russia Murmansk Humanities Institute
Sakha State University of Russia
Sweden Luleå University of Technology
Umeå University

Students can attend study abroad programs in the following countries:

  • Africa
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Chile Greece United Kingdom
  • Costa Rica Ireland Venezuela
  • Denmark Italy
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • Taiwan

Students participating in these programs pay a $100 processing fee to UAF. All tuition, housing and student fees are paid directly to the program provider or host institution.

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