Skip to content

Outgoing Exchange Programs

Spend a semester, or even a year, taking major-specific classes at a university abroad! Also known as reciprocal exchanges, UCF Abroad currently has 71 agreements with universities worldwide, in 28 countries, to offer a world-class educational experience. By partnering with international institutions, UCF Abroad is able to offer handpicked, pre-approved coursework that will fulfill degree requirements. Exchange programs are major-specific and to participate, a student must be of at least junior standing (in credits).
Exchange programs offer affordable UCF tuition while studying at a foreign university and typically, the tuition abroad is waived. Here is a list of some of the highlights of participating in an exchange program:
  • Most exchanges are one semester or longer, so it is a more immersive experience!
  • Major-specific coursework
  • Pay UCF Tuition
  • Earn UCF credits
  • Dual Enrollment (you will be registered for courses both at UCF and the institution abroad)
  • Housing options vary (on-campus or off-campus)

Application Process

There are certain components to an exchange program that is unique. In this arrangement, there is a dual application and registration process. Students will need to apply both through UCF Abroad’s website, and, when directed to do so, will need to apply and be accepted and admitted into the institution abroad. Applying for an exchange is an independent, but guided process, and students are expected to monitor dates and deadlines and ensure all steps are completed.
Please review our application process document here for further details.

Exchange programs also involve two advisors at UCF:
  • Major-specific College Advisor
  • UCF Abroad Exchange program Advisor 
The college advisor is responsible for assisting the student with coursework, UCF application decisions, and grading. The UCF Abroad exchange program advisor nominates students to the university abroad and assists them with applying, being admitted, obtaining their visa, and all of the logistics involved with going abroad!

Once a student has selected a program, it is strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Financial Assistance to discuss program costs, which should be helpful in making a final commitment decision. Appointments can be made by emailing
For any travel assistance or international safety inquiries, please contact

Available Areas of Study

The following colleges currently offer exchange programs:
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • English
  • History
  • Nicholson School of Communication and Media
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  • Italian Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Politics, Security and International Affairs
  • Public Administration
Please note: Every college/department has different application requirements and processes. Please carefully review the program page for the program you are interested in prior to application. All of the program pages are available on our website and listed in alphabetical order by college/department here.

Student Testimonials

Outgoing Student Testimonial
Victoria Hetlage, Business Exchange at MCI, Innsbruck, Austria
Spring 2020

"During my abroad experience, I was challenged in ways that I never
thought I would be. It was difficult knowing that the whole world turned 
to chaos and I was thousands of miles from any safety net I had but the experience allowed me to truly see the beauty in where I was.
I know it is cliché, but I have truly grown as an individual and have made worldwide connections. Throughout the pandemic especially,
the locals showed me true hospitality and took me in like I was one of them. I have a family in Innsbruck that I truly love like me own."  

Read more here


Samantha Bonbon, University of Canberra, Australia, Canberra
Spring 2020
- Watch the Testimonial Video here!