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Exchange Opportunities

UMass Lowell is committed to become a model campus community where all students, faculty and staff feel appreciated, respected, connected, valued and engaged with the larger life of the campus and beyond. To prepare students as engaged and civically minded 21st century citizens, the university continues to enhance initiatives that broaden and deepen our cultural understanding and competency. Our international collaborations and partnerships support this commitment to enhancing the quality of education that we provide to our students. These partnerships offer students meaningful cross-cultural learning experiences and strengthen understanding between countries, cultures and universities around the world.

Exchange Opportunities through International Partnerships

The UMass Lowell international university-to-university relationships offer students the opportunity to engage in enriching international experiences through through direct enroll study abroad, reciprocal exchanges and faculty-led traveling seminars.

View the full list of UMass Lowell International University Partnerships.


CAMBODIA

  • University: Pannasastra University of Cambodia
  • Description: Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) was initially established in 1997, but was not in operation until 2000. It was founded by a group of Cambodian expatriates from the United States of America, whose objectives are to contribute to the development and enhancement of Asia’s human resources and to play an active role in the “nation building” process for future generations. The University is one of the top-ranked universities in Cambodia, as well as one of the top-ranked English-language universities in Southeast Asia.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
  • Credits: 12 - 18 (One Semester)

CHINA

  • University: Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Global Entrepreneurship Exchange Program
  • Description: Travel with a UMass Lowell cohort to China for 2 weeks of lectures, discussions, team projects in Venture planning, visits to technology companies, incubators, meet local entrepreneurs, form networks, visit cultural sites of China. Learn the skills you need to think like an entrepreneur & innovator, collaborating with students from all over the world, you'll work with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to turn innovation into reality.  
  • Term: Summer
  • Credits: 3 - Graduate or Undergraduate

CYPRUS

  • University: University of Nicosia Exchange Program
  • Description: The University of Nicosia provides the academic curriculum, faculty and facilities for this study abroad program. Located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, an island which lies at the cross-roads of three continents, the University has quickly become a global education center. International in philosophy, the University hosts students from all over the world, in a multicultural learning environment, promoting friendship, cooperation and understanding. Classes are taught at the University of Nicosia's main campus in Nicosia and students receive a the University of Nicosia transcript upon successful completion of their coursework. Students can take classes in the School of Education, the School of Business, the School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law, the School of Sciences and Engineering, and the Medical School. All University of Nicosia courses, for local or international students, are taught in English.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
  • Credits: 12 - 18 (One Semester)

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • University: Charles University Exchange Program
    • Description: Study at the university where Albert Einstein worked! Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is one of the world's oldest universities. Charles University is one of the world's top universities, a fact that has been confirmed repeatedly by the international university rankings.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (One Semester)
  • University: Czech Technical University (CTU) Exchange Program
    • Description: The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. It was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg on the basis of a decree issued on January 18, 1707 by Emperor Josef I.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (One Semester)
  • University: University of New York in Prague Exchange Program
    • Description: The University of New York in Prague's reputation is growing rapidly among international students, and multinational employers. Highly qualified international students from around the world choose UNYP for the best in international, English-language university education. The University of New York in Prague offers international students a wonderful opportunity to experience one of the world's best kept medieval cities in the heart of Europe, and earn transfer credits towards their degree. Join the multinational group of professors and students in an intimate educational environment, and explore the rich history, the rapidly evolving present, and the dynamic future of this critical region.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (One Semester)

GERMANY

  • University: Engineers Made In Germany Exchange Program
    • Description: Hochschule Pforzheim University dates back to 1877 when the School of Design was founded. The School of Business, established in 1963, merged with the School of Design and the newly created School of Engineering in 1992 to form Hochschule Pforzheim. The city of Pforzheim (population: ~117,000) is located in the southern Black Forest region of Germany near Stuttgart. Students from all majors are welcome to apply.
    • Terms: Summer
    • Credits: 9
  • University: Hessen, Germany Exchange Program
    • Description: The Hessen-Massachusetts Academic Partnership was implemented in 2004. The objective of the state-to-state programs is to support student mobility as well as to implement and foster collaboration between researchers of institutions of higher education in Hessen and the partner state. The exchanges seek to create an environment of international knowledge, cultural competencies and linguistic skills for the future. The partnerships is supported by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts, as well as by the University of Massachusetts System. Exchange opportunities include short-term, semester and academic year programs.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer, Academic Year
    • Credits: 3 - 18 (Winter/Summer/Semester)
  • University: Hochschule Darmstadt
    • Description: Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Darmstadt, h_da) puts science into action. With a student body of approx. 15,000, it is one of the largest and most distinguished universities of applied sciences in Germany. Its excellent reputation is the result of a scientifically grounded, real-world approach to higher education and the professional success of its graduates. The 2006 “trendence” study, for example, ranked h_da graduates in the top five among German Universities of Applied Sciences. And according to a survey conducted by the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, h_da graduates have long been among the favorite picks of German companies.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, WInter, and Summer
    • Credits: 3 - 18 (Winter/Summer/Semester)
  • University: Technische Universitat Berlin Exchange Program
    • Description: Internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress by adhering to the principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking partnerships with science and industry are an important aspect in this regard.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer & Academic Year
    • Credits: 3 - 18 (Summer/Semester)

GREECE

  • University: American College Greece Exchange Program
  • Description: Founded in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1875, by missionaries from Boston, Massachusetts, The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest US accredited college or university in Europe. For over 140 years, ACG has been offering transformative education and cultivating a fertile intellectual and cultural collaboration between Greece and the United States. ACG is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Summer
  • Credits: 3 - 18 (Summer/Semester)

INDIA

  • University: KLE Technological University, Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange Program
  • Description: Travel with a UMass Lowell cohort to India for 2 weeks of lectures, discussions, team projects in Venture planning, visits to technology companies, incubators, meet local entrepreneurs, form networks, visit cultural sites of India. Learn the skills you need to think like an entrepreneur & innovator, collaborating with students from all over the world, you'll work with local businesses and nonprofit organizations to turn innovation into reality.  
  • Term: Summer and/or Winter
  • Credits: 3 - Graduate or Undergraduate

IRELAND

  • University: Queen's University
    • Description: If you are looking for a welcoming institution with very strong academic leadership and a progressive, inclusive approach to campus life in a fascinating city, then Queen’s University Belfast could be for you. It offers a friendly atmospheric campus that is convenient to Belfast’s thriving social scene, shopping and cafe culture. It’s quiet Victorian quad offers peaceful study areas and meeting places just a stone’s throw from your accommodation and the excitement of city life. Queen’s has earned an international reputation for academic excellence in all branches of engineering, history, physics, music, English, law, archaeology, Irish studies and politics.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
    • Credits: 3 - 18 (Summer/Semester)
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Credits: 3 - 18 (Summer/Semester)
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ITALY

  • University: University of Foggia Exchange Program
    • Description: The University of Foggia was founded by decree of the Ministry of University and Research on 5th August 1999. From its birth, the university, at a training and research level, has presented a dynamic and innovative proposal to all of its members. This model is characterized by teaching which is attentive to local needs, including locally applied research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of university events. The Departments (Agriculture, Economics, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery) with their three-year degree courses, specialist degree courses, numerous masters, research doctorates and specialization schools have contributed towards making the university a cultural centre which enables young people to acquire the professional training necessary for society and the working world.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)
  • University: Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Exchange Program
    • Description: Our full name may be Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, however we are affectionately known as Cattolica. The professional academic staff believes in you and helps to connect your learning and desired career path. Developed around the original site of a monastery, our Milan campus is in the very heart of the city. With a total of 8 Schools: Economics, Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Humanities, Education, Psychology, Political and Social Sciences, Law, Foreign Languages and Literature, our university has something for all majors. Home to over 27,000 students, our Doric and Ionic cloisters provide a haven of peace and grace within a city which offers an abundance of food, history, heritage and choice. Milan is Italy’s commercial heart.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 3 - 18 (Summer/Semester)
  • University: Universita di Trento Exchange Program
    • Description: The University of Trento is located in the main city of Trentino, an Alpine region in the north-eastern part of Italy, dominated by the majestic Dolomites, numerous lakes, forests and vineyards, offering to its inhabitants and guests the experience of an atmosphere journey suspended between the Alps and the Mediterranean. The city's rich artistic and historical heritage is to be found in its monuments, which embody the centuries of history written under the dual influences of northern and Italian cultures, still evident today in the variety of architectural styles.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)

MEXICO

  • University: Universidad de Sonora Exchange Program
    • Description: The University of Sonora is located in Hermosillo, in the northwest of Mexico, only 2 hours from the coast and 3 hours from Arizona. The University is an autonomous institution of higher education and public service that was founded in 1942. Importance and quality of human and material resources, the number of students, the presence of graduate students, and because it is part of the regional history, is the reason why the University is considered the most precious cultural and scientific heritage of the state of Sonora. Ever since its foundation, the University continues to incorporate and build new programs that exemplify the highest standards of professional development in the diverse fields of arts and science.
    • Terms: Fall & Spring
    • Credits: 12 - 18
  • University: Instituto Technologio y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
    • Description: The Tecnológico de Monterrey is a multi-campus university with 31 campuses located in various parts of the country as well as 19 branches abroad. The academic programs at the University cover 10 major areas of study, and they have National Postgraduate Schools and a School of Medicine and Health Sciences that has become the best public health school in Latin America. One of the most academically recognized universities in Latin America, it is oftentimes ranked amongst the 100 best universities in the world and amongst the 7 best universities in the region. It is also known for its strong reputation amongst employers, and for being the only university in Mexico and Latin America (and one amongst only 45 in the world) to count with 5 QS Stars.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)

PERU

  • University: University of Lima Exchange Program
    • Description: Universidad de Lima is an autonomous non-profit institution aimed at providing higher education, promoting research, and serving the community in order to contribute to the country's development. It was founded and officially recognized by the Peruvian government in 1962. Today, it has a student body of over 14,000 students, three undergraduate schools with eight colleges, one Graduate School, one General Studies Program, and a Scientific Research Institute. It also counts with numerous services for students, teachers, and the community in general.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)
  • University: National Engineering University Exchange Program
    • Description: The National University of Engineering, is an educational institution founded in 1876 by Polish engineer Eduardo de Habich, with the denomination of Special School of Civil Construction and Mining of Peru. Traditionally known as the School of Engineering and converted into a university in 1955, the National University of Engineering (UNI) is one of the most reputable engineering schools in Peru .Today, it is the first and main training center for engineers, architects and scientists throughout the country. The emergence of the School with the specialties of mining engineering and civil engineering help's to address, as stated during its creation, "the country's needs." Serving 10,000 undergrads a year, the university has turned out some of the country's best engineers. UNI is widely known for being rigorous, demanding great focus and effort from its students. Given the competition level to be accepted to the National University of Engineering and its highly demanding curricula, the university is commonly acknowledged as one of the most competitive and prestigious in the whole country. In recent rankings, the school has been placed as one of the top engineering universities in all of Latin America. Students can take courses in any of the following Faculties: Architecture, Urban and Arts, Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economic Engineering and Statstical and Social Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Geological Engineering - Mining and Metallurgical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oil and Petrochemical Engineering, and Chemical and Textile Engineering.
    • Terms: Fall & Spring
    • Credits: 12 - 18

PORTUGAL

  • University: Universidade do Minho
  • Description: Located in Northern Portugal, Minho has campuses in Braga and Guimars. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate options but also specialized training and advanced study courses. The University of Minho is structured upon a matrix-based organisational model, which promotes interaction among its units, with a view to completing the projects that embody its mission and objectives while ensuring efficient use of its resources. The University is strongly committed to the internationalization of education, having solid partnerships with over 400 foreign universities and integrating a large number of international cooperation networks.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
  • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)

SCOTLAND

  • University: University of Glasgow Exchange Program
  • Description: The University of Glasgow has a clear mission: to undertake world-leading research and to provide an intellectually stimulating learning environment, thus delivering benefits to culture, society and the economy. Over the last five centuries and more, the university has constantly worked to push the boundaries of what’s possible. They have fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister. They have welcomed Albert Einstein to give a lecture on the origins of the general theory of relativity. Scotland’s first female medical graduates completed their degrees there in 1894 and the world’s first ultrasound images of a foetus were published by Glasgow Professor Ian Donald in 1958. In 1840 they became the first university in the UK to appoint a Professor of Engineering, and in 1957, the first in Scotland to have an electronic computer. All of this means that if you choose to work or study at the University of Glasgow, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most renowned innovators, from scientist Lord Kelvin and economist Adam Smith, to the pioneer of television John Logie Baird.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
  • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)

SOUTH KOREA

  • University: Yonsei University Exchange Program
  • Description: Yonsei University, founded in 1885 as the first modern institution of higher learning in Seoul, South Korea, is a highly regarded comprehensive research-intensive university. It is one of Korea's three "SKY" universities, considered the most prestigious in the country, with the other members being Seoul National University and Korea University. In addition to gaining academic excellence, international students are also exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment. Yonsei University is particularly fortunate to be situated in a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded environment with a mountain inside located just in the center of Seoul’s metropolitan area. Its scenic campus has recently been described as “one of the most beautiful campuses in the world” by CNN’s special program, EYE ON SOUTH KOREA.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
  • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)

SPAIN

  • University: Universidad de Cadiz
    • Description: The Universidad de Cádiz traditionally belonged to the University of Western Andalusia, centralized within the Rectorado of Seville. It gained its independence and became the Universidad de Cádiz in the early 1980s. The University has been welcoming international students for almost 50 years. The foreign language department continues to expand and attract more and more international students each year. The main branch of the three-campus university system is located in Cádiz. Students who choose to study abroad in Cádiz can enjoy the feel of this modern campus, which still retains the old world charm of this fascinating city.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
    • Credits: 3 - 18 (Summer/Semester)
  • University: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    • Description: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona offers international students a unique and enriching academic and personal experience in extraordinary natural surroundings dedicated exclusively to university life and a few minutes away from one of the most interesting cities in Europe, Barcelona. Barcelona is a dynamic, cosmopolitan and modern city, with a wealth of cultural heritage dating back more than two thousand years.Studying at UAB is the perfect way to ensure an excellent learning experience in an open and multicultural environment, with everything you need a short distance away. In both Departments of Business Administration and Primary Education, classes are taught entirely in English. Departments that have some courses taught in English are Chemistry, Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, and Criminology. Classes in Catalan and Spanish Language instruction are also available.
    • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
    • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)

TAIWAN

  • University: National Chung Hsing University Exchange Program
  • Description: This Summer Internship Program is intended for engineering students at the sister institutes of National Chung Hsing University to delve into the engineering technologies and cultural beauty of Taiwan. Geographically located between Japan and the Philippines along the West Rim of the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan is celebrated for its stunning vibrancy and industrial innovation. It is also one of the leading e-societies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Terms: Summer
  • Credits: 0 - Experiential Internship/Research

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • University: University of Sharjah
  • Description: The University of Sharjah is recognized as being among the most reputable and comprehensive universities in the Middle East. It is known for its excellence in teaching and learning, research, and sustainable academic programs that provide quality services to the community and contribute to the well-being of society. The University of Sharjah fosters a culture of critical inquiry in a diverse learning environment and, while rooted in Islamic and Arabic traditions, the University of Sharjah promotes an international outlook and respect for other individuals and cultures. Students can take classes within the programs of study: Islamic Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Fine Arts and Design, and Communications.
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, & Academic Year
  • Credits: 12 - 18 (Semester)