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ESU Study Abroad BlogESU students have the opportunity to study in a wide range of countries around the world. Choosing the right destination and program is the first step toward having a successful experience abroad.

East Stroudsburg University’s GLOBAL PARTNERS

ESU has signed agreements for student exchanges with four foreign universities:

  • Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China
    • About the university: 22,000 undergraduate students; 2,400 graduate students. Of this number, there are about 300 international students.

      SYNU was formerly known as Shenyang Normal College, one of the earliest Normal colleges to be established in Northeast China. In 2001, Shenyang Normal College combined with the Liaoning College of Education to form Shenyang Normal University. There are now 22 colleges within SYNU to go along with 60 undergraduate specialties and 57 master's degrees programs.

      About the city: Shenyang serves as the capital of the Liaoning province in Northeast China. Shenyang is an important industrial city in China and serves as the commercial hub of the Northeast. The total population is around 8 million people. Shenyang enjoys a relatively dry climate most of the year with spikes in precipitation during the summer months due to the influence of monsoons.

      Academic Programs: For a complete list of academic programs offered at SYNU, please click here.

      Language of instruction: Chinese (some courses may be available in English)

      Housing and payment of fees: Students pay tuition and fees at ESU. Students pay for housing at Shenyang Normal University. Students will live in SYNU residence hall for international students.
  • University of Applied Sciences of Aalen, Aalen, Germany
    • About the university: Founded in 1963 as an engineering school and since 1971 has been known as a university of applied sciences. There are approximately 400 students with over 50 countries represented. HTW Aalen serves as an excellent study abroad opportunity for students studying Business Management at ESU. To learn more about HTW Aalen, click here.

      About the city: Aalen is a medium-sized city of about 70,000 inhabitants, located in in Southwestern Germany in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The city is located about one hour from the state capital of Stuttgart, the sixth largest city in Germany with a population of 600,000.

      Language of instruction: Exchange students are asked to attend the preparatory German intensive course in the beginning of each semester. German classes during the semester are building up on the intensive course which also contains a knowledge test in the beginning and an examination at the end. Credits are also given to the intensive course. Furthermore, orientation sessions are taking place in parallel.

      Some courses are available in the following fields: international business (undergraduate), international business (master). Project work and final projects can be supervised in English.

      Academic Calendar: Semester 1 October – January; Semester 2 mid-March - June

      Housing and payment of fees: Students pay tuition and fees at ESU. Students will live in residence halls at HTW Aalen. For more information, inquire at the Office of International Programs.

Learn more about studying in Germany by clicking here!

  • University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
    • About the university: The University of Wuppertal (UW) was founded in 1972 as one of five new regionally differentiated 'comprehensive' universities in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Today UW is a modern university with an attractive subject range and interesting research profile. There are almost 1,900 international students at UW from 85 countries around the world. To learn more about the University of Wuppertal, please click here.

      About the city: Wuppertal is located within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of approximately 350,000 inhabitants. Wuppertal is only about a three hour train ride from both Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium.

      Academic programs: Business and Economics, Humanities and Cultural Studies, Education, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Art & Design, Engineering.

      Language of instruction: German and English

      Academic Calendar: Semester 1 October – February; Semester 2 April – July

      Housing and payment of fees: Students will pay tuition and fees at ESU. Students will be responsible for housing and meals at University of Wuppertal and will live in campus residence halls.
  • Universidad de Jaén, Jaén, Spain
    • About the university: Universidad de Jaén is a medium-sized public university (some 15,000 students and over 800 faculty, most of whom are PhD’s) which was established in 1993 at Campus Las Lagunillas in the city of Jaén, where most of its faculties/colleges (Centros) are located (a few UJA colleges can also be found in the cities of Linares and Ubeda.

      UJA has got more than 30 departments (which are the main university units in charge of organizing and developing research and teaching) related to almost any university field of knowledge: business administration, anthropology, geography and history, chemistry, etc. To learn more about UJA, please click here.

      About the city: Jaén is a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia and is the capital of the province of Jaén (and, therefore, its administrative and industrial center, with establishments including chemical works, tanneries, distilleries, cookies factories and textile factories). The inhabitants of the city are known as Jiennenses and its population amounts to over 115,000.

      Language of instruction: Spanish

      Academic Calendar: Semester 1 October – February; Semester 2 February – June

      Housing and payment of fees: Students pay tuition and fees at ESU. Students pay for housing at Universidad de Jaén. Students will live in apartments at Universidad de Jaén.
  • Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China
    • About the university: Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) was founded in 1954 as a Teacher's College. Currently, Currently, the university has 16& colleges and a student enrollment of approximately 40,000 students. There are just over 800 international students studying at SHNU.

      About the city: Shanghai is the largest city by population in China, with over 23 million people. The city serves as a major center of culture, fashion, finance and media. Students would have the opportunity to study in the heart of one the largest and busiest cities in the world.

      Academic Programs: For a complete list of academic programs offered at SYNU, please click here.

      Language of instruction: Chinese

      Housing and payment of fees: Students pay tuition and fees at ESU. Students pay for housing at Shanghai Normal University. Students will live in SHNU dorms for international students.
  • Henan University, China
    • About the university: Henan University (HENU), founded in 1912, is situated in the city of Kaifeng. The university boasts an enrollment of 41,000 students, with more than 6,000 of them pursuing postgraduate studies. There are approximately 200 international students at HENU.

      HENU offers 79 undergraduate degree programs.

      About the city: Kaifeng is located on the banks of the Yellow River and boasts a population of about 5 million people.

      Academic Programs: For a complete list of academic programs offered at SYNU, please click here.

      Language of instruction: Chinese

      Housing and payment of fees: Students pay tuition and fees at ESU. Students pay for housing at Henan University. Students will live in HENU dorms located on campus.

Study Abroad Providers

ESU has established affiliation agreement with study abroad providers.

These are agencies specialized in study abroad experiences.

In the past, ESU students have taken advantage of the programs offered through the following program providers:

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

SAI Programs (SAI)

CISabroad (CIS)

In addition, some students have used other providers that not currently affiliated with ESU, but special permission from the OIP and the financial aid office is required.

State System Programs. ESU students have the option to participate in study abroad programs offered by the international office of most PASSHE universities.

The options to study abroad are limitless!

Finding the right program for you can be a lenghty process and requires serious thinking. Please come by the OIP to talk about international education plans.