2002-2003 UAF Catalog

Student Services

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Exchange Programs in the U.S. and Abroad

National Student Exchange

UAF is one of more than 170 public colleges and universities throughout the United States, its territories and Canada with membership in the National Student Exchange (NSE). Through this program, qualified students at member institutions may apply for exchange enrollment at another participating school. NSE enables students to study in different geographical areas and take advantage of specialized courses on unique programs that may not be available on their home campuses. Participation in the program is limited to one year.

Exchanges generally take place during your sophomore or junior year. To apply, you must be a full-time degree-seeking student with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Tuition is assessed by the host institution at the in-state tuition rate, or the student may choose to pay tuition at UAF. The application deadline is Feb. 15 prior to the term of exchange. For more information, contact the NSE coordinator in the Office of Admissions, (907) 474-7500.

International Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Every student should seriously consider spending a semester or year abroad as part of his or her UAF education. There is no better way to master a foreign language, learn about other cultures and gain international experience while earning academic credit. In international exchange and study abroad programs students enroll at UAF and receive UAF credit while attending classes abroad. Thus, you may use your Alaska Student Loan and most other forms of financial aid to study abroad and participate in international exchange programs. We strive to keep UAF international exchange and study abroad programs affordable. We encourage students to begin planning for a study abroad experience early in their UAF careers, particularly since 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 fyoip@uaf.edu or web www.uaf.edu/oip/.

Students can attend the following institutions through International Exchange. Unless otherwise indicated (*), students participating in these programs pay 15 credits of undergraduate tuition and the UAF technology fee. Graduate students pay 9 credits of graduate tuition and the UAF technology fee.

Canada McGill University; University of Calgary

Denmark University of Copenhagen

England University of Sussex

Finland University of Lapland

Germany University of Mannheim

Japan Hokkaido University; Hokkaido University of Education Sapporo Campus; Hokkaido University of Education Kushiro Campus; Nagoya Gakuin University; Tohoku University

Norway Agricultural University of Norway; University of Tromso

Russia Yakutsk State University*

Sweden Jonkoping International Business School; Lulea University of Technology

Students can attend Study Abroad Programs in the following countries. Students participating in these programs pay a $60 processing fee to UAF. All tuition, housing and student fees are paid directly to the program provider or host institution.

  • Africa
  • Denmark
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • England
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • France
  • Taiwan
  • Chile
  • Greece
  • Venezuela
  • Costa Rica
  • Italy

Western Undergraduate Exchange

UAF participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming may enroll in designated degree programs at a reduced tuition rate (the in-state tuition plus 50 percent of that amount). Contact the UAF Admissions Office, telephone (800) 478-1823 / (907) 474-7500, or web www.wiche.edu/sep/.