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Exchange Opportunities

UMass Lowell has academic partnerships with 136 universities in 45 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America, South America and Australia. Our international collaborations and partnerships enhance the quality of education that we provide to our students. These partnerships offer our students meaningful and substantive international learning experiences, including traditional study abroad, research, internships and experiential learning.

Exchange Opportunities

UMass Lowell

Students can study abroad on an Exchange program through one of the many international partner universities. Students are encouraged to speak with the Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences regarding the options as some are major-specific. Students can view more Exchange options on our searchable directory by searching 'UMass Lowell programs' on this study abroad website.


Center for Irish Partnership

  • Summer: The International Summer School, at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland, offers a three-week program in late July and early August. You will study Irish history, politics, literature, music and culture with some of the top professors in Ireland. You will tour historic sites, visit the Parliament and the north coast of the island. Upon completion of the course, you will receive three (3) UMass Lowell credits. The cost is approximately $2500 which includes accommodations in the Village, Queen's renowned student residence, and all program costs and some of the tours. (Prices subject to change based on currency exchange)
  • Fall: Spend the fall term at Queen's University studying Irish politics, history, sociology and anthropology. A community internship may be added. The term runs from late September to mid-December. Earn 12-15 credits, stay in the student Village and see the island. Tuition and accommodations are approximately $9600; food costs are extra - learn more. (Prices subject to change based on currency exchange).
  • Spring: For a very different academic experience, study in West Belfast's St. Mary's University. Located on the historic Falls Road, learn Irish history, politics and culture. As part of your studies, you will intern in the West Belfast community and explore first-hand the process of conflict resolution. The term begins in early January and runs until May. Estimated tuition and accommodations are approximately $3000. Food and utility costs are extra. (Prices subject to change based on currency exchange)


Hessen, Germany Exchange Program

  • Programs to: Hessen, Germany
  • Excellent program that is very affordable due to exchange agreement.


University of Cadiz - Erasmus

This program offers students the chance to spend a period of continuous study at the University of Cádiz (UCA) during the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Students will receive a grant, can attend courses and use all the facilities available at the University of Cádiz with no additional UCA fees (with the exception of any minor fees also applicable to local students). All courses will be pre-approved in the Learning Agreement and completed successfully will be fully recognized at the home university. 

The Erasmus+ Program offers students the chance to gain cultural experience abroad, become familiar with other higher education systems and meet young people from other countries, actively contributing to the process of international integration. The grants offered to Erasmus+ Mobility for Studies students do not cover all the expenses, but are merely a contribution to bearing the additional costs of the stay abroad. We are pleased to inform you that the Request for Applications for students to study at the University of Cadiz (UCA) for the Spring semester 2017-2018 are now open.

Some details about UCA:
  1. Who can participate in this program? Students with sophomore or above standing.
  2. Important dates: UCA spring calendar dates - Feb.-July 2018, Deadline EXTENDED: Nov. 17, 2017  
  3. Are there courses taught in English at UCA? Yes, however limited. View courses.