ESU is member of several consortia for student exchanges and has signed agreements with some foreign institutions:
- For exchanges within the U.S., the National Student Exchange offers 190 universities in the United States, the U.S. Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
- For exchanges in other countries, ESU is member of the International Student Exchange Program which offers exchange opportunities in more than 150 destinations.
- ESU has signed agreements for reciprocal student exchanges with: University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Shenyang Normal University, China and Universidad de Jaen, Spain.
- ESU students can study abroad through agencies exclussively dedicated to study abroad. For example, CIS and Study Abroad Italy
Students must all apply for a study abroad or a study away experience (in the case of NSE) through the Office of International Programs.
Please know that vacancies are competitive and cannot be guaranteed.
In the case of ISEP, students will apply for at least three and up to 10 host universities.
Consequently, it is important to keep open-minded about where to study abroad.
In addition, ESU works with different study abroad providers. Some of these providers are the Center for International Studies (CIS and Study Abroad Italy.
All these providers offer study abroad opportunities for American students in a handful of destinations, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and many, many others destinations.
Every year, ESU offers summer programs for students interested in studying abroad for a shorter period.
For a detail of the programs offered this coming Summer, please click here.
Summer programs are quite different from a regular summer exchange experience.
In a typically summer programs, you will find:
- A group of ESU students will travel together to a foreign destination from a one (1) to four (4) weeks
- Students will travel with an ESU faculty. The faculty member will serve both as guide and professor while abroad
- The program includes seminars, lectures, workshops and excursions
- The program is typically centered on specific themes that might relate to the history, culture, environment, and language of the host country
- English is typically the language of instruction
Summer programs are shorter and offer limited opportunities to integrate with local students, compared to semester programs.
However, they may be a great opportunity for students who prefer structured and organized programs and those schedules do not allow for a long term exchange experience.