CONAHEC's Student Exchange Program is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students, including students at the doctoral level.
The program covers all academic disciplines as well as options for students interested in academic coursework and on-the-job training and/or experiential education abroad (internships).
The program is based on "tuition swaps" or tuition reciprocity agreements:
Students pay tuition to their home institution and not to the host institution.
Program activities are coordinated by CONAHEC in conjunction with each institution's study abroad, student exchange or international programs office.
CONAHEC's Student Exchange Program is not a degree granting program; this program is designed for international study during a summer, a semester, or one full academic year.
Through CONAHEC's Student Exchange Program, students can attend any of the participating institutions located in a different country to where their home university is located.
Why study at a foreign school?
Students who participate in a study abroad or student exchange program enrich their educational experience in a variety of ways that could not ordinarily be gained solely from studying at their home institution.
By studying abroad, students reach beyond the comfortable, known boundaries of home to experience life and education from a completely different perspective.
An international learning experience goes beyond the classroom to include the surrounding culture, language and lifestyle.
Given the current global economic, social and technological trends, an international study experience enhances a student's resume and is considered an asset by many prospective employers.