Exchange programs are geared towards students who are independent and ready for cultural immersion. Students will essentially be treated as a local student at the host university. The term "exchange" means that UNC Charlotte students study abroad at partner institutions and an international student studies at UNC Charlotte (essentially "swapping places"). This model is ultimately what allows UNC Charlotte students to continue to pay full-time, UNC Charlotte Tuition & Fees while they are abroad on this type of program.
Types of Exchange Programs
There are three different types of exchanges: UNC Charlotte Exchange, Statewide Exchange and ISEP Exchange. Combined, there are over 150+ exchange programs to choose from. One exchange type is not better than the other; the program structure and universities are simply different. Be sure to research each exchange type to find the right one for you. Use the following buttons to explore the different exchange options:
UNC Charlotte Exchange
UNC Charlotte has partnerships with 30+ universities all over the world, including South America, Europe, Africa & Asia. By participating in a UNC Charlotte exchange, students will be able to attend a host university for either a semester or year
Several universities in North Carolina manage exchange programs open to UNC Charlotte students. Through Statewide Exchange, students can attend a host university in China or Germany for either a semester or year.
ISEP is a third party organization that helps connect students to high-quality, academic programs in 50 +countries. Through an ISEP exchange, students have the opportunity to attend a host university for either a semester or year as an exchange student.
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