Exchange Programs

What is an exchange program?

  • Cost effective! - Participating in an exchange means you will pay FSU tuition and fees. Room and board charges will depend on the program. You will then attend the exchange school and will NOT pay those fees to them. So, you are effectively trading places with a student from abroad.
  • Culturally immersive! - Exchange programs can be a beneficial way to immerse yourself in the culture of the university and the country where you are studying. You will not, in most cases, be surrounded by other Americans, so you get to know locals and other international students!

~~ If you are interested in any of the exchange programs below contact the Office of International Education for more details! ~~

 England, Ecuador, Hong KongCanada Or 56 Countries Around the World through ISEP

Study in England


University of East Anglia is set in the ancient city of Norwich, combining history, culture and progressive thought. Norwich is located an easy 1.5 hour train ride from London, and with public transport so accessible in the UK, traveling will be a breeze!

While studying on campus, you will be housed in campus dormitories, all of which are equipped with full kitchens to prepare your meals. There are no meal plans at UK universities. 

Students will be chosen on the basis of available places that year on the exchange, so applications will be coordinated through the Office of International Education.  For more information, see the Director and also the UEA website. Deadlines for applications are October 15 for the spring semester and April 15 for the fall semester.

Study in Hong Kong

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to study in a location that is a bit different, explore Lingnan University
in Hong Kong!  It is the perfect place for any business major, no foreign language required!

Lingnan is an English-speaking university and classes are taught in English. Almost all students live on campus so exchange students will be housed with a local roommate, making the chance to get to know locals easier!

Students will be chosen on the basis of available places that year on the exchange, so applications will be coordinated through the Office of International Education.  Deadlines for applications are October 15 for spring semester, and April 30 for fall semester. 

Study in Ecuador


If you speak Spanish, Ecuador is a wonderful choice! Choose Universidad de Las Américas in Quito or Universidad de Cuenca in the city of Cuenca.  You can choose from a wide range of coursework at either university to suit your major.  Quito is nestled high in the Andes mountains near the equator, with a climate that is comfortable year round. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautifully restored colonial Spanish architecture.  Descending the mountains, it's a quick trip into the rain forest or over to the Galápagos Islands. Cuenca is a smaller city with a more laid-back feeling, also nestled high in the Andes mountains.

Students will be chosen on the basis of available places that year on the exchange, so application will be coordinated through the Office of International Education. 

Study in Canada (Quebec or Nova Scotia)

The New England/Québec Student Exchange Program offers a wide variety of learning environments and an impressive array of course offerings.

While on exchange, students also enjoy Québec’s vibrant cultural scene, natural beauty and extensive recreational opportunities, including world-class skiing.

Application materials are submitted on-line and more information is available in the Office of International Education. Fall semester applications are submitted by mid-February and spring semester applications are submitted by mid-October.

Participating Québec Institutions:
Bishop's University
Universite Laval
Ecole Polytechnique
Universite de Sherbrooke
Universite du Quebec

Québec administrator: www.crepuq.qc.ca

Study in Nova Scotia

Through the New England/Nova Scotia Student Exchange Program students may choose from nine English-speaking universities or one French-speaking university, as well as professional schools, which offer a wide variety of learning environments and an impressive array of course offerings.

While on exchange, students also have the opportunity to enjoy the city of Halifax, home to over 35,000 college students as well as Nova Scotia’s awe-inspiring highlands, picturesque seacoast, and a host of cultural attractions.

Participating Nova Scotia institutions:

Acadia University
Dalhousie University
Mount St. Vincent's University
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Mary's University
University College of Cape Breton
University of King's College
Université of Sainte-Anne

Please contact the Office of International Education for information on how to apply and for deadlines (which are very early).

Study Around the World with ISEP

ISEP allows students the ability to apply as exchange students to universities in 56 countries across the globe! Explore the universities in each location. You will pay FSU tuition, fees, room and board charges and then only airfare and personal spending at the foreign university. Keep in mind language requirements for some countries and deadlines are usually September 1 for Spring semester and February 1 for Fall semester. See the OIE prior to applying.