Semester or Academic Year Programs

Immersing yourself in a new country and culture for a semester or academic year will give you an opportunity to explore and experience the country in-depth and not just at the surface. These programs offer a depth and breadth of academic and personal experience that is harder to find on a short-term program.

Non-Language Based Programs

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs usually involve “trading” one student for another from overseas. The precise mechanisms vary, but in every case the student directly enrolls in a foreign university and becomes a part of that institution's academic community. This experience of sitting side-by-side with native students and being taught by host professors is what distinguishes most exchanges from semester programs.

Undergraduate exchange students must have completed at least one year of continuous study at SCSU.

Exchange students will pay tuition at the home university. Other fees, including those for residence and food service, will be paid at the host university directly by exchange students. Transportation and additional travel are the responsibilities of the student.

Language Based Programs


Student Teaching Opportunities

Connect with St Cloud State University's Office of Clinical Experience for more information on student teaching opportunities in China and South Africa.

You can also work with the University of Northern Iowa to find a placement abroad to various countries all over the world.


More Information

For more information and application packet please contact our office via email at You may also reach us by phone at 320-308-0119. Our mailing address is:

Center for International Studies
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Fax: 320-308-4223
TDD: 1-800-627-3529-outstate, or
612-297-5353 in the Twin Cities

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, such an accommodation may be available upon advance request. Please contact the Student Disability Services, CH 202, as soon as possible so that arrangements may be made in a timely fashion.

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